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  • 17 May 2017
    Tsitsikamma Toll Road users held ransom

    I have always been intrigued by what exactly the Public Protector does. Aren’t the police there to (very loosely) serve and protect? So, presumably the Public Protector has mandate where the police don’t.
    With this in mind I wrote to Thuli Madonsela about the Tsitsikamma Toll Road, which had...

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  • 10 May 2017
    Saving four lives, sans fanfare, reiterates Clifford’s unsung-hero status

    On Saturday April 29, during the peak of this long weekend, a family on holiday got into trouble off Nature’s Valley beach. The two young kids were playing in a blow-up toy boat in the seemingly-innocuous froth between the beach and the backline.
    Luckily Clifford Toop, an old-time Nature’s...

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  • 19 Apr 2017
    Unleashing to be considered only once safety from dog attacks can be guaranteed

    With reference to the letter ‘Robberg Beach is big enough for all of us’ [turn to page 19 of the April 5 edition for the letter, and also the article regarding the beach-leash issue on page 5 of the April 12 edition at www.cxpress.co.za].
    As a dog owner and lover myself, I fully understand...

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  • 12 Apr 2017
    It’s too late to panic: prepare to queue for water from tankers... from wherever

    As much as I’d like to let go of our water crisis, thoughts keep popping up into my head.
    Due to lack of corrective action on the part of our councils over many years, it has occurred to me that should we survive the forthcoming water crisis, we will be in exactly the same position again and...

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  • 29 Mar 2017
    Plett folk, let’s not miss the vote again...

    At least 21 registered Plett residents missed the vote in August 2016, while there was no reason for them to stay away from the ballot box. The result, seven months later, is that the Bitou municipal management skills cupboard lays stripped bare.
    For a long time we had no Municipal Manager (MM)...

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