Knysna

Two injured in George crash

A 12-year-old girl and her 46-year-old father sustained serious injuries after a bus collided with their car as they were turning into the Garden Route Mall on the Knysna Road, George, on Sunday. ER24 spokesperson Ross Campbell said paramedics and other services, including George Fire and Rescue Services arrived on[…]

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Conditions ‘were ripe’ for Knysna fires

A spark was all that was needed for a massive fire which left seven people dead in Knysna to rage out of control as conditions were ideal, said Knysna chief fire services officer Colin Manuel on Monday. Presenting his investigation into the causes of the fire that led to the[…]

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GOTG lends a hand to save Knysna’s bees

Not entirely satisfied with tackling the gravity of the human impact of last week’s disastrous fires in Knysna, the Gift of the Givers (GOTG) will now work towards rehabilitating the Cape Bee.  The massive fires in the Southern Cape wrecked claimed the lives of seven people, and destroyed homes, businesses,[…]

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Knysna, scenes of loss and devastation

“Our hearts are broken. We never expected to see such devastation. Hundreds are homeless and their lives have been torn apart.” This is how social activist, Yusuf Abramjee, described the disaster in Knysna shortly after arriving in the area on a humanitarian mission. #OperationSA and the Al-Imdaad Foundation launched an[…]

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Garden Route breathes a hopeful sigh of relief

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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Devastating Knysna fires yet to be contained

Following devastating scenes of Knysna residents watching their town be engulfed in raging flames and the town being officially declared a disaster zone, the fire is yet to be contained. This while helicopters are preparing to start water bombing hot spots in Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and other Garden Route areas.[…]

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