The Western Cape Health Department says there has been a 23% on the Garden Route in the last week. Health District spokesperson Nadia Ferreira says all sub-districts had significant increases, except for Bitou and Knysna which have decreased and Kannaland which remained unchanged. The Garden Route was one of the[…]
The High Court in Cape Town has dismissed the DA’s challenge against beach closures along the Garden Route. The Democratic Alliance says its disappointed by the judgment handed down by the High Court. DA Leader John Steehuisen however welcomes the amended hours from 9am to 6pm to 6am to 7pm:[…]
With different sets of challenges of Muslims in small towns and rural areas, a senior delegation of ulema from the Muslim Judicial Council set off on a journey this week to foster a relationship with shuyookh in the Garden Route. The Da’wah Caravan trip, which started last weekend, was a[…]
Eight people, including children, are confirmed dead in devastating veld and forest fires in Karatara near Knysna in the Southern Cape. Fires also raged in several other areas in the region. At one stage residents in an area of George were evacuated after a mountain fire threatened their homes. Gale[…]
The Civil Aviation Authority and police have started an investigative process following a helicopter crash that claimed the life of a 65-year-old pilot during firefighting operations in the Garden Route region yesterday. According to police spokesperson, Malcolm Potjie, preliminary investigations indicate that Nico Heyns from George, lost control of the[…]
After two days of devastating fires across the Garden Route –- which saw thousands of residents displaced and more than 300 lose their homes -– locals and emergency workers could breathe a hopeful sigh of relief on Thursday night when most fires had been contained. The worst affected areas include[…]
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