Press Releases

December 2017
14/12/2018 PnP Oyster Festival and Knysna Municipality shares excitement on emerging events Incubator Program
12/12/2017 Avoid service cuts by paying your municipal account
12/12/2017 Investment in Knysna top priority
12/12/2017 Garden Route Rebuild Initiative finalises strategy, seeks public input on project implementation
07/12/2017 Eden District Municipality name to change to Garden Route District Municipality
05/12/2017 Greater Knysna geared for season
04/12/2017 Blue Flag season officially launched

November 2017
28/11/2017 Temporary housing for Fire Victims
28/11/2017 Festive season traffic operational plan
28/11/2017 Greater Knysna plans for season
21/11/2017 News from Council
20/11/2017 Brenton-on-Lake Mudslides following heavy rains
14/11/2017 Knysna has done it again

October 2017
31/10/2017 No reason to celebrate Guy Fawkes
30/10/2017 Exciting agricultural learnership programme
25/10/2017 Business as usual
23/10/2017 Message to class of 2017
18/10/2017 Blue Flags for Greater Knysna

September 2017
12/09/2017 Mayor’s focus on Economic Development
12/09/2017 Update on fire relief goods
05/09/2017 Municipal Fire Report based on evidence
04/09/2017 3rd Spelling Bee the biggest yet

August 2017
30/08/2017 Another Housing accolade for Knysna Municipality
30/08/2017 Property rates holiday for fire victims
22/08/2017 Municipality to host third annual Spelling Competition
14/08/2017 Knysna Fire report presentation
14/08/2017 Act of God ruled out in #KnysnaFires
11/08/2017 Media Advisory: Knysna Municipality to release fire report
07/08/2017 Garden Route Rebuild continues with positive momentum
07/08/2017 Women’s day comes alive in the heart of knynsa

July 2017
26/07/2017 Knysna Municipality in Rebuild phase
24/07/2017 Knysna Municipality Youth Desk hosts Cooking Competition
21/07/2017 Garden Route Rebuild initiative making headway
20/07/2017 Emergency Assistance to help fire victims in Knysna
12/07/2017 Knysna Municipality renews contract with Knysna & Partners
10/07/2017 New municipal manager takes office
06/07/2017 Premier Zille Announces Garden Route Rebuild Initiative

June 2017
27/06/2017 Eden District Municipality Asbestos press release
19/06/2017 Knysna municipality addresses water
19/06/2017 Builders waste disposal site identified
15/06/2017 Knysna will rise again, stronger than before
14/06/2017 Update on plans to rebuild Knysna
12/06/2017 Fire Update 6
11/06/2017 Fire Update 5 – Today was a Good Day
11/06/2017 Fire Update 4
10/06/2017 Fire Update 3
10/06/2017 Fake news attempts to details humanitarian need to Knysna: issued by SAPS
10/06/2017 Fire Update 2
09/06/2017 Fire Update 1

May 2017
25/05/2017 Unfounded allegations made against Knysna Municipality
23/05/2017 Water Ambassador leader presents at Water Forum
16/05/2017 Municipality officially reopens Dam-se-Bos Sports Ground
10/05/2017 R315 000 towards 12 new cameras for Knysna CCTV project
09/05/2017 312 new housing units for Hornlee
09/05/2017 Municipality takes water awareness on the road
04/05/2017 Mayoral Open Thursdays – 11 May

April 2017
28/04/2017 Art Development Programme Workshop
24/04/2017 Mayor’s Back-to-School Project raises R10 000
10/04/2017 Youth Development workshop a success
10/04/2017 Water Ambassadors assist in water awareness
03/04/2017 Knysna Municipality’s Draft Budget tabled
03/04/2017 Knsyna Municipality addresses water crisis

March 2017
28/03/2017 Exciting youth talent workshop to be hosted
22/03/2017 Greater Knysna enters Level 3 Water Restrictions
16/03/2017 Knysna libraries celebrate South African library week
15/03/2017 Municipal Manager, Grant Easton resigns during hearing
07/03/2017 Art Development Programme for Greater Knysna
07/03/2017 Knysna Municipality fights for burial rights
06/03/2017 Farmers to be on the lookout for Fall Armyworms
06/03/2017 Boreholes and well-points in Greater Knysna
03/03/2017 Municipality welcomes Mbulelo Memani as CFO

February 2017
28/02/2017 Back to Basics approach for Traffic and Law enforcement
27/02/2017 Greater Knysna students receive tertiary funding
20/02/2017 Meet the Mayor during Open Thursdays
07/02/2017 Youth talent auditions for Greater Knysna
07/02/2017 Knysna Municipality appoints Director Planning and Development
03/02/2017 ACDP joins DA in Knysna Coalition

January 2017
31/01/2017 How to apply for a government subsidised home
31/01/2017 The three spheres responsible for housing
30/01/2017 First Knysna youth council meeting
23/01/2017 Ben van Jaarsveldt a cut above
10/01/2017 Blue flags to fly high again by mid-January
09/01/2017 Pipe breaks and turbid water
05/01/2017 Fireworks are illegal
04/01/2017 Pay it forward this year
03/01/2017 Despite rain Greater Knysna remains on water restrictions

December 2016
22/12/2016 Water Crisis
19/12/2016 Municipality hands over R1 million to local organisations
19/12/2016 Mayors Christmas message
19/12/2016 Greater Knysna water restrictions are in place
13/12/2016 Festival of lights in Main Road Knysna
13/12/2016 Vehicle renewal notices not posted
13/12/2016 Brand new E-Centre for Knysna
13/12/2016 The legacy of East Head Cafe continues
13/12/2016 New Knysna acting municipal manager appointed
06/12/2016 Greater Knysna holiday safety measures in place
06/12/2016 Arbor Week compeition prizes
05/12/2016 Arsonists keep Fire Department busy
02/12/2016 Adhere to blue flag rules

November 2016
29/11/2016 Dont dump in storm drains
29/11/2016 Knysna municipality launches a Lifesaver Club
29/11/2016 Water is a precious commodity treat it with respect
28/11/2016 Exciting school holiday programme
21/11/2016 Help clean up Knysnas illegal dumping
21/11/2016 New national road traffic regulations amendments
21/11/2016 World AIDS Day campaign for Greater Knysna
15/11/2016 Installation of new water management devices in Greater Knysna
15/11/2016 Knysna municipality addressing baboon issue
15/11/2016 Learners show off their creative talent through writing
15/11/2016 KnysnaOn switches on first wifi hotspot
08/11/2016 Municipality staff brings smile to 250 children
08/11/2016 16 days of activism campaign for Greater Knysna
08/11/2016 Guy fawkes monitored by joc
04/11/2016 E-Waste and used oil open day
01/11/2016 Guy Fawkes a British thing
01/11/2016 Holiday season work opportunity
01/11/2016 Water is precious treat it with respect

October 2016
31/10/2016 Greater Knysna roads to be fixed
31/10/2016 Judges deliberate on stories for the illustrations essay competition
31/10/2016 Dam-se-Bos elderly receive brand new homes
25/10/2016 Popular recreation spots on estuary remain safe
25/10/2016 Knysna best at air quality management in Western Cape
25/10/2016 E-Centre for Knysna
17/10/2016 Hard work and dedication restores waterflow
13/10/2016 Walking bus initiative to be launched in knysna
11/10/2016 Chippa United FC vs Cape Town All Stars FC ends in a draw
11/10/2016 Greater Knysna recieves two blue flags
10/10/2016 Ashmead channel water safe again
05/10/2016 Beverly Hills homes officially handed over
04/10/2016 Changes in the IDP public meeting dates
04/10/2016 Illustrations essays competition
04/10/2016 Chippa United FC vs Cape Town All Stars FC in Knysna
03/10/2016 Buying and selling unlicensed cars is illegal

September 2016
28/09/2016 Heritage Celebrated through Talent
27/09/2016 Housing accolade for Knysna municipality
26/09/2016 Education through golf
24/09/2016 Mayor devastated at deaths
22/09/2016 Die Gaatjie officially switches on
20/09/2016 Celebrating our heritage
20/09/2016 Housing project nomination for Knysna
20/09/2016 Establishment of Ward Committees in Knysna
20/09/2016 New Council, new IDP
19/09/2016 Speed cameras correctly calibrated
16/09/2016 Work to start on the refuse transfer station
14/09/2016 Induction for New Council
13/09/2016 Safer Road for our learners
09/09/2016 Lapland steps out of the dark
09/09/2016 Work starts on Sedgefield Desalination Plant
09/09/2016 Mayor responds to Hampton
06/09/2016 Knysna Mayor joins in Arbor Week celebrations
06/09/2016 Mayor of the people

August 2016
30/08/2016 Municipal Manager suspended pending disciplary proceedings
23/08/2016 Hornlee Primary wins Water Wise Competition
16/08/2016 Cleaning rivers with our communities
15/08/2016 DA Governs Knysna
05/08/2016 Composition of new Knysna Town Council

July 2016
19/07/2016 Honouring the legacy of Madiba
12/07/2016 Update on Islamic Centre
05/07/2016 New guidelines for garden and building refuse disposal

June 2016
28/06/2016 Use water sparingly during the Oyster Festival
08/06/2016 New Planning system now in effect
02/06/2016 Acting Director Planning and Development appointed

May 2016
31/05/2016 Knysna budget focus on infrastructure
31/05/2016 Marginal improvement in Knysna’s water consumption
31/05/2016 Speaker Launches the Rheenendal Poverty Alleviation Project
17/05/2016 Community Work Programme Implemented
11/05/2016 Celebrating Nurses Day
04/05/2016 Centenary celebration of The Concrete Bridge

April 2016
26/04/2016 Youth Council “will be champions of change – champions of hope”
26/04/2016 Enhancing the freedom of others
08/04/2016 ‘Knysna leads from the front’ with KnysnaON high-speed broadband
08/04/2016 Western Province Blood Transfusion Service visits Knysna Municipality
05/04/2016 Long-term water conservation the only solution
04/04/2016 Knysna Director Planning & Development Resigns

March 2016
31/03/2016 Draft 2016/2017 Budget tabled for public input
18/03/2016 Municipality Cooperates with Parliamentary Committee
18/03/2016 Knysna Municipality participates in National Water Awareness Week
15/03/2016 Date for Youth Council Establishment Set
15/03/2016 Celebrating Human Rights Day
15/03/2016 Knysna celebrates South African Library Week
15/03/2016 Plans in place to address water crisis
15/03/2016 Karatara residents receive home ownership
08/03/2016 Working together to ensure water security

February 2016
24/02/2016 Knysna Municipality in partnership with National Departments for development purpose
19/02/2016 National land to be opened up for development
17/02/2016 Municipality responds to questions around Parliamentary enquiry
16/02/2016 Water Conservation Update
01/02/2016 Naming Committee to consider first applications for renaming streets

January 2016
27/01/2016 Reduce Consumption to Avoid Water Shedding
26/01/2016 Main Street Market (and its traders) to get an upgrade
19/01/2016 Knysna Municipality Builds Reservoir
12/01/2016 Starting the New School Year

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