The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: George

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Seda and SANParks Launch Business Development Programme in Celebration of 30 Years of Democracy

Stock photo of Knysna by Meelan Bawjee.

Garden Route – In commemoration of South Africa’s 30 years of democracy, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and South African National Parks (SANParks) have joined forces to introduce a groundbreaking Business Development Programme. This initiative aims to empower and uplift a total of 110 small commercial operators, concessionaires, and Biodiversity Social Projects (BSP) contractors […]

Trio Arrested for Chain Store Theft in Garden Route District

Photo of the stolen good supplied by SAPS.

GARDEN ROUTE – In a significant breakthrough, the Garden Route District Crime Combatting Team has apprehended three women suspected of involvement in a spate of thefts at various chain stores across the district. The trio is slated to appear in the George Magistrates’ court on Monday, 19 February 2024. The arrest unfolded on Thursday, 15 […]

African Swine Fever Outbreak Sparks Concern in George

Stock photo by Pascal Debrunner.

GARDEN ROUTE – Last week, on 7 February, a troubling development occurred on the outskirts of Groeneweide Park in George, as small farmers reported a new outbreak of African Swine Fever (ASF). This marks the fourth occurrence of the disease in the Garden Route area since 2022, with previous outbreaks reported in KwaNonqaba and Mossel […]

Concerns Rise as George Man Goes Missing: Police Launch Search Operation

Photo of Sibongiseni Botsman (41) supplied.

GARDEN ROUTE – Thembalethu police have initiated a search operation for Sibongiseni Botsman (41), a resident of Ngcani Street in Thembalethu, George, who was reported missing by his next of kin on 16 February 2024. According to available information, Botsman left his residence earlier in the week and has not been seen since. At the […]

Tragic Fishing Incident Sparks Ongoing Search Operation Near Gwaing River Mouth

Photo by NSRI.

GEORGE – In a tragic turn of events, an adult male angler from Pacaltsdorp was swept off rocks into the sea by waves while fishing from the shoreline East of Gwaing River Mouth on Saturday, 10 February. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Wilderness station was immediately activated following reports from the South African Police […]

Public Urged to Assist in Locating Missing George Woman

GEORGE – In a plea to the community, Pacaltsdorp police are urging the public to provide any information they may have regarding the disappearance of 63-year-old Benit Joy Brink-Lawrence, affectionately known as “Bonny.” The missing woman was last seen leaving her residence at Delville Park in Pacaltsdorp, George, on 15 January 2024. According to reports, […]

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