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  • 15 Oct 2013
    Okay to blast tunes from your car

    When is a radio not a radio? When it's a car radio – or that is what I was told by a SANParks gate attendant at the Wilderness Lagoon resort recently.
    My husband and I were out for a walk and passed a car with all its doors open and a radio on full blast. I didn't think much about it until I...

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  • 15 Oct 2013
    Help Beauty finish her building

    Bitou resident Beauty Lukwe has a safe house in New Horizons, which she started years ago, taking in abandoned, neglected or abused kids off the streets. She now cares for six kids on a permanent basis – two girls and four boys, who all share a single room.
    Last year Eskom donated some money...

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  • 15 Oct 2013
    Power thieves rob us all

    Plett resident Roger Davis sent this pic and wrote: ‘Pictured here is one of the many illegal electricity connections that Bitou council turns a blind eye to in Qolweni, right up against the N2. These illegal connections, which are rife in the sprawling squatter camps, are one of the many...

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  • 06 May 2013
    Dakota cover unearths memories of Air Cape days

    CXPRESS of March 27 featured a photo of a Dakota on its front cover and, inside, stories by long-time Plett locals who remembered well the days when Air Cape did its daily ‘milk run’ from the Mother City via Oudtshoorn, George and Plett to PE, returning on the same route - the below letters...

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  • 04 May 2013
    On dissing the George chicken law

    Mr Greeff, you and your mother know that it is illegal to have chickens in town (see ‘Screaming chickens ruffle feathers in George’ on the News & Views page of issue 360). Why don't you obey the law?
    In your ‘defence’, I can see that you are trying to sidestep the real issue, which is...

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