The Cape Navigator

Seaside Community Newspaper

Category: Knysna

Human Activity Stresses Knysna’s Lone Female Elephant, Studies Confirm

Photo of a female elephant in Knysna forest by filmmaker Ryan Davy.

GARDEN ROUTE – Recent studies by South African National Parks (SANParks) have shed light on the well-being of the solitary female elephant inhabiting the Knysna forest. The organisation conducted a detailed assessment of the elephant’s physiological and behavioural patterns to guide future management decisions. Stress hormone analysis of the elephant’s dung revealed fluctuations based on […]

NSRI Rescues German Family from Gorge and Assists Charter Vessel with Engine Failure

Photo by the NSRI.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) has received commendation for their quick actions in two separate rescue incidents in Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. German Hikers Rescued from Gorge In Plettenberg Bay, NSRI coast watchers from Nature’s Valley were alerted to a German couple and their toddler who were stranded in a gorge along the Kalanderkloof […]

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 […]

Knysna Residents Still Waiting for Refund for Double Debit by Municipality

Photo by Knynsa-Plett Herald.

The coalition government (ANC/PA/EFF/PBI) in Knysna Municipality issued an apology for a grave error that resulted in the double debiting of residents’ municipal accounts. The municipality now faces demands from concerned residents for immediate intervention to rectify the situation and refund the duplicate payments. Numerous residents were left dismayed when they discovered that their bank […]

Troubled Waters: Knysna Municipality Faces Governance and Service Delivery Crisis

In a media statement released today, Western Cape Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs, and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, highlighted the extensive service delivery challenges facing Knysna Municipality. The statement detailed the efforts of the Western Cape Government (WCG) to address the municipality’s governance, financial, and service delivery woes that have persisted throughout most of […]

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