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  • 11 Dec 2013
    Some rent must be better than no rent at all

    I have been away from Plettenberg Bay for many months. On my recent return, I was struck by the very poor state of this important centre - a great many Mellville’s Corner shops are vacant, and the building and parking areas are dilapidated.

    I understand the centre is owned by the Government...

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  • 11 Dec 2013
    Ragers ‘old enough to fight in wars’ - thanks, Plett!

    As the parent of one of the matric students who descended on your town for Matric Rage 2013, I must thank you wholeheartedly. I can only imagine the levels of disruption 15’000 over-excited young people can cause in a town accustomed to peace and tranquillity.

    Yet, all indications are that our...

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  • 11 Dec 2013
    Cell-photography while driving just as reckless

    In CXPRESS of November 20 appears a photograph of a Polo overtaking on a blind bend (read ‘Let’s curb insanity on our roads’ on the Letters page of issue 377).

    I fully agree that this type of driving cannot be tolerated at all. However, I can only guess that Margaret Gould took the picture...

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  • 11 Dec 2013
    We’ll be back because Plett impressed

    As regular visitors to Plettenberg Bay, we would like to say the following:

    Plett is looking much cleaner, with much less litter than in previous years. The parking guards seem more professional.

    The shops, especially décor stores, are stocking better products for the house, with less Chinese...

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  • 15 Oct 2013
    Blow the trumpet southerly

    Christo Schwellnus recently discovered this juvenile Trumpetfish in the Keurbooms River. He writes: ‘The fish was positively identified by Dr Malcolm J Smale from the Port Elizabeth Museum and Bayworld Centre for Research and Education as Aulostomus chinensis (Smiths' Sea Fishes 143.1).

    In...

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