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Knysna Municipality invites tenders to provide temporary accommodation

Knysna Municipality invites tenders to provide temporary accommodation

Proposals are invited from individuals/companies/organisations which are able to provide temporary housing solutions to people directly affected by the recent fire disaster. Many buildings were destroyed or badly damaged during the June fires, requiring the residents of those buildings to seek alternative accommodation. In some cases, this alternative accommodation is only available until the start […]

FireSafe workshops teaching communities to understand fire risks

FireSafe workshops teaching communities to understand fire risks

Following the recent fires which engulfed the Garden Route, the Department of Environmental Affairs’ Working on Fire programme conducted several Community FireSafe Workshops in the Knysna Municipality. Western Cape Community Fire Awareness Officer (CFAO) Rayganah Rhoda, conducted several Fire Awareness Presentation and FireSafe Workshops in Karatara; Bongani; Khayalethu; Rheenendal; Nekkies; Wilderness and Concordia. These marked […]

Knysna & Partners Newsletter 15 September 2017

Knysna & Partners Newsletter 15 September 2017

This has been a busy week for Knysna & Partners! Our Tourism Month kicked off with the #WalkKnysna campaign in Sedgefield with a beach walk guided by Mark Dixon from Garden Route Trail and tour of the local Rastafarian Community. We had good feedback from members who attended the ‘Social Web for Grannies’ talk presented […]

2017 Knysna Timber Festival to showcase the art and science of wood

2017 Knysna Timber Festival to showcase the art and science of wood

The organisers of the Knysna Timber Festival (at Timber Village from 29 September to 1 October) have announced the line-up of headline speakers for the event. “The focus this year will definitely be on rebuilding as #KnysnaRises after the fires of 7 June,” said festival manager, Picca de Bruin. “And that means both the physical […]

Knysna's creative hub proposes straw tax

Knysna’s creative hub proposes straw tax

AvoPomme Creative Hub – Knysna’s first creative hub, which is situated in the town’s historic Woodmill Lane Shopping centre (and which houses ‘the universe’s smallest art gallery’) – has declared its own personal war on disposable plastic drinking straws in its Urge Urban Café. “A single plastic straw on its own isn’t much of thing, […]

2017 Knysna Timber Festival draws major exhibitors

2017 Knysna Timber Festival draws major exhibitors

Two major industry players have signed up to exhibit at this year’s Knysna Timber Festival (29 September to 1 October). “The event will take place as #KnysnaRises after the fires that devastated the Garden Route in June, and we’re expecting it to be an awesome and very positive opportunity for everyone who has an interest […]

Walk Greater Knysna for Tourism Month

Walk Greater Knysna for Tourism Month

September is Tourism Month which is celebrated annually to encourage South Africans to explore their own country. Knysna & Partners (K&P) will participate in a programme which includes five different walks in the greater Knysna area. Chairperson Elmay Bouwer says that “Walk Knysna” will encourage locals to get to know the area better and possibly […]

Municipal Fire Report based on evidence

Municipal Fire Report based on evidence

The Knysna Municipal Manager, Kam Chetty says that the municipality stands by its findings of the origin of the Knysna fires of 7 June 2017 as set out in its Fire Report. “The Knysna municipal investigation is based on a scientific methodology that included a thorough analysis of aerial and ground evidence and eye witness […]