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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Speed trapping by camera does nothing for safety

    Speed trapping by camera in Plett and Knysna is being done by a private company called TMT, with the assistance of the towns’ respective traffic departments. The municipalities then share the spoils of this lucrative business.
    If this was done in the interests of road safety, I would have no...

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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Bricky’s bad luck brings back memories of long-ago laughs

    How lovely to read that bricklayer’s lament again after all these years [turn to page 8 of the March 8 edition].
    In the 1950s, it was regularly played on BBC Radio (before TV), but it was very different to the version on your Interval page.
    Gerard Hoffnung entertained the Oxford Union in ‘58...

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  • 15 Mar 2017
    Keep your head down when commandos pull into town

    ‘Concerned consumer’ ANTHONY TUFFIN of Plett entertained us no end with his sharp observations, which we gladly share with readers as a life-and-death-serious - if delightfully tongue-in-cheek - cautionary note…

    The armoured car pulls up to the curb. Two heavily-armed men step out. Team...

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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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  • 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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