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Garden Route: Post-fire plant regrowth patterns

By Cobus Meiring: The Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI) “Following the devastating Knysna fires, there has been much speculation as to how nature will recover”, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). Because…
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Statistics of the Knysna Inferno

From 7 to 12 June 2017, a devastating fire destroyed huge tracts of land and infrastructure in and around Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, burning down formal and informal housing, and claiming seven lives. The Knysna Inferno is regarded as one…

Counterfire

By Leah Moodaley Natural disasters create a climate for teamwork and synergy. Graeme Huddy shares how information technology played a role in fighting the Knysna Inferno.  Graeme Huddy took up the position of Information Technology (IT) Manager…

Climate change or not – we are all affected

By Cobus Meiring, SCLI “Whether you agree with the causes and effects of climate change or not – we are all affected by natural events of recent times”, says Cobus Meiring of the Southern Cape Landowners Initiative (SCLI). The severe…

Road to Recovery: Local Economic Development, Tourism and Open for Business

By Leah Moodaley LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Knysna Municipality’s Local Economic Development (LED) Manager, Ilse van Schalkwyk, sits down to share an economic perspective on the Knysna Inferno, focusing not only on the impact, but also…

Route to Recovery - Our role in the Garden Route Rebuild

By Leah Moodaley Dr Hildegarde Fast, Deputy Director-General of Energy Security for the WCG, was appointed to head the activities of provincial government in the Garden Route area. Dr Fast explains that the role of the WCG in rebuilding…
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Wonder Women

By Leah Moodaley Face to face with two of the Knysna Inferno’s female firefighters. Johanna Nicolaai and Charlene Taylor work as firefighters under the jurisdiction of Knysna Municipality. With Charlene in Sedgefield and Johanna in Knysna,…

Knysna Municipality invites people to participate in an expression of interest process

KNYSNA MUNICIPALITY INVITES PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST PROCESS TO PROVIDE THE MUNICIPALITY WITH PROPOSALS FOR TEMPORARY HOUSING SOLUTIONS FOR PEOPLE DIRECTLY AFFECTED BY THE RECENT FIRE DISASTER Proposals are invited…
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10 Facts you should know about the Training Layoff Scheme

The Training Layoff Scheme provides an alternative to retrenchment whereby the employment relationship is suspended whilst employees go on a skills training programme The Training Layoff Scheme is entirely voluntary and is based upon…