Letters

CXPRESS readers love airing their views and the most enjoyable part of our job is receiving and sharing them. Sometimes friendly, sometimes fierce, always fiery and sincere – every single opinion counts towards building an informed, involved and participating CXPRESS community.

Please note that views expressed in this paper are not necessarily those of the Editors or Staff of CXPRESS. Pseudonyms may be used, but all correspondence must include the writer's name and contact details. We reserve the right to edit where we see fit.

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  • 08 Mar 2017
    Tears of gratitude flow over firefighters’ heroics

    I am a resident of Formosa Garden Village and I have just been watching, in floods of tears, as a helicopter - belonging to, I do not know - put out a fire just below our complex in about 30 minutes.
    Whoever you are, Sir, I applaud you and also the little white plane that circled overhead, the...

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  • 08 Mar 2017
    Sharing a miracle: the power of prayer

    On my birthday last Tuesday, fires were raging all around Plettenberg Bay and most disconcertingly in the vicinity of Formosa Garden Village, where my parents, Ivan and Jean Baker, reside.
    That evening, my mother phoned to tell me that they might need to spend the night in one of my retreat...

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  • 22 Feb 2017
    Recycling bins not user-friendly

    I have been a very conscientious collector and sorter-outer of all our household rubbish for many years.
    I collect the free yellow bags from the municipal office, fill them up, and drive to the ridiculous recycling bins. I have no way of depositing items in the correct bin, unless I am prepared...

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  • 15 Feb 2017
    Let’s try some applause, rather than slating letters, when our local authorities excel

    I respond to the letters placed in CXPRESS of January 25 and February 1 respectively [read ‘A licence to lash Americanisms’ and ‘Bitou Licen(s)e plaque needs replacing’ on page 11 of those editions at www.cxpress.co.za].
    I am a Plett ratepayer and live here on a permanent basis, other...

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  • 15 Feb 2017
    No reason to fear for the safety of nesting egrets

    We have a timeshare at the Beacon Island Hotel from January 21 to 27 annually, and have always been fascinated by the egret birds that nest there in the trees that are at the entrance to the hotel.
    It was to our dismay that we learnt on this last visit that the hotel is cutting these trees down...

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