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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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  • 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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  • 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
    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
    Brave new era ahead for Plett’s Formosa Primary

    What an honour it is so be part of the history and development of Formosa Primary! The 44-year-old school building was originally erected by the Cape Provincial House of Representatives in 1969, according to instructions of the Group Areas Act.
    After the completion of New Horizons township, the...

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