Archive Press Releases

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 Knysna 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
14/03/2017 Learner License Programme Launched
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

December 2015
17/12/2015 Festive Season Ushered in by Switching on of the Knysna Festive Lights Event
15/12/2015 Mayor hands out over half a million rand in Grant in Aid
15/12/2015 Presence of red tide (Issued by SANParks)
11/12/2015 Executive Mayor responds to ISDF tender queries
11/12/2015 Successful First Youth Summit for Knysna
01/12/2015 Third Consecutive clean audit for the Municipality

November 2015
19/11/2015 Horlee Taxi Rank Opened
18/11/2015 Successful Workshop for Persons with Disabilities
16/11/2015 Sister Sister Project Launch
03/11/2015 Zero tolerance on Guy Fawkes Day
02/11/2015 Slippery slope ought not to affect seasonal traffic
02/11/2015 Knysna Municipality welcomes new Director of Financial Services

October 2015
30/10/2015 Executive Mayor announces Mayoral Committee reshuffle
27/10/2015 Municipality acquires brand new Jaws of Life
20/10/2015 R2.3 million Storm Water upgrades for Hornlee
16/10/2015 Another successful Golf Day in aid of Mayor’s fund 
06/10/2015 Western Cape to assist motorists during eNaTIS transition period

September 2015
30/09/2015 Concordia High School Receives a Security Caravan
22/09/2015 Rheenendal and Karatara take part in Comprehensive Rural Development Programme
18/09/2015 Rheenendal hosts successful workshop for persons with disabilities
18/09/2015 Official opening of the Smutsville Multi-Purpose Centre
08/09/2015 Municipality acquires brand new refuse truck
08/09/2015 Flood Damage Clean-Up
07/09/2015 Local schools celebrate Arbor Week

August 2015
31/08/2015 Council News Snippets
18/08/2015 A Path of Healing to celebrate memories
18/08/2015 Career Expo for Youngsters
18/08/2015 Local contractor paying it forward
11/08/2015 Mayor salutes female talent
07/08/2015 Karatara boasts new fire engine and station
04/08/2015 Talented local women lauded by Mayor
03/08/2015 Knysna connects local business with the world

July 2015
27/07/2015 Knysna welcomes new DA Councillors
21/07/2015 Celebrating Madiba Day 2015
17/07/2015 Beautifying Rheenendal on Madiba Day
14/07/2015 Donate blood and save lives with Knysna Municipality on Madiba Day
14/07/2015 Upgrades planned the Sedgefield Waste Water Treatment Works
07/07/2015 Major International TV awards judging hits Knysna
06/07/2015 Exciting holiday programme for school kids
01/07/2015 Smutsville Multi Purpose Centre nearing completion

June 2015
30/06/2015 Hornlee Sport Ground officially opened
24/06/2015 Mayor hosts Showcase for Inspired Women
22/06/2015 Mayoral Blanket Drive
17/06/2015 Rheenendal Youth Centre hosts a successful market day
15/06/2015 Knysna Municipality discusses way forward for Grey Street
09/06/2015 Volunteers Create Awareness on World Ocean’s Day
08/06/2015 Hornlee sports grounds upgraded
03/06/2015 Grey Street Upgrade of the CBD sewer reticulation
02/06/2015 Tourism Marketing Services
02/06 2015 Registration of all Suppliers on Western Cape Supplier Database
02/06/2015 Celebrate your courage on Youth Day, urges Knysna Mayor
02/06/2015 Elderly residents overjoyed by receipt of new homes
02/06/2015 Sedgefield Library re-opening delayed
01/06/2015 Mayor tables 2015/2016 Budget

May 2015
28/05/2015 Lemonade Day Project
27/05/2015 Mayor supports Sea Cadets
12/05/2015 Municipality reopens the Red Bridge
08/05/2015 Have your children’s births been registered
07/05/2015 Mayor reshuffles her Mayoral Committee

April 2015
14/04/2015 We’re listening
10/04/2015 Stray livestock a danger to motorists and residents

March 2015
30/03/2015 Knysna to host Mr Gay World Grand Finale
30/03/2015 Successful Ward Committee Summit for Knysna
29/03/2015 Red Bib Parking attendants (Issued by Knysna CPF)
26/03/2015 Grant Easton appointed new Municipal Manager for Knysna
24/03/2015 Setting the record straight – Response to Knysna Plett Herald
23/03/2015 Understanding our Mandate – The role of Municipalities in the delivery of housing
23/03/2015 Municipality highlights the importance of water during National Water Week
20/03/2015 Municipality gives R576 000 to 48 local charities
17/03/2015 Mayor reflects on the significance of Human Rights Day
17/03/2015 Council News Snippets
10/03/2015 Municipality involves the youth with National Water Week celebrations
10/03/2015 Knysna joins South African Library Week celebrations
10/03/2015 Understanding our Mandate – The role of Municipalities in Economic Development
09/03/2015 ISDF Youth Competition semi-finalists announced

February 2015
24/02/2015 Council News Snippets
23/02/2015 Municipality encourages water conservation
20/02/2015 Municipality to take strong action against those hampering service delivery
17/02/2015 Knysna Tourism Chairperson resigns (Issued by Knysna Tourism)
17/02/2015 Gender based violence and HIV-AIDS training programmes
16/02/2015 Council to consider the Draft Integrated Strategic Development Framework
10/02/2015 New Naming Committee for Knysna

January 2015
23/01/2015 Red Tape Reduction Workshop
21/01/2015 Knysna Municipality welcomes new Fire Chief
20/01/2015 Self-service kiosks set to simplify interactions with municipality
16/01/2015 Mayoral Fund gives 60 students R165 000 in bursaries
16/01/2015 Knysna Municipality has no control over load shedding  
13/01/2015 Sea lettuce in Knysna Estuary not toilet paper (Issued by SANParks)

December 2014
18/12/2014 Water restrictions are still in place
15/12/2014 Knysna Municipality officially opens Buffelskop library 
11/12/2014 Use water responsibly this festive season
05/12/2014 Eskom implements load shedding today and over the weekend (Issued by Eskom)
05/12/2014 ISDF youth competition draws multitude of entries
04/12/2014 System status bulletin no 302 (Issued by Eskom)
02/12/2014 Knysna estuary safe to swim (Issued by SANParks)
01/12/2014 Knysna receives clean audit for second year running
01/12/2014 Knysna Municipality wishes everyone a safe summer

November 2014
25/11/2014 Estuary water quality, no need to panic (Issued by SANParks)
21/11/2014 Mayor on 16 Days of Activism
18/11/2014 New housing development for Hornlee
18/11/2014 Knysna Municipality to remove redundant standpipes
14/11/2014 Swartvlei mouth opened due to threat to Sedgefield water
10/11/2014 Municipality launches its basic life skills training programme for 338 employees
05/11/2014 Water sample results for Swartvlei (Issued by SANParks)
04/11/2014 Knysna Municipality gets green thumbs up at 2014 Greenest Municipality award ceremony
04/11/2014 Knysna role-players working together to solve parking attendant issue
03/11/2014 Damage to Majuba power station coal storage silo
01/11/2014 Knysna Electrotechnical Engineer announces early retirement

October 2014
29/10/2014 Municipality warns against unlawful Guy Fawkes activities
29/10/2014 Swartvlei – treating the cause and not the symptom (Issued by SANParks)
22/10/2014 Prepayment meter scam
21/10/2014 Municipality wins two awards with Karatara Weir project
21/10/2014 Dogs still have their day on Blue Flag beaches
21/10/2014 Swartvlei e.coli levels causing concern
21/10/2014 Residents to run alternative water sources 0n independent systems
21/10/2014 Municipality urges DAFF to intervene in the repair of electricity to Springveld Village
14/10/2014 Municipality transfers ownership of homes in Karatara
08/10/2014 Knysna proud owners of 5 Blue Flags
06/10/2014 IDP meetings: Make your voices heard
03/10/2014 Electricity upgrades for Brenton
02/10/2014 Roads maintenance budget allocation per Ward
01/10/2014 Non-compliance main reason for Creche application turned down

September 2014
30/09/2014 Estuary Water Quality addressed
30/09/2014 Pothole Trees not a safe solution
25/09/2014 Municipal Manager Lauren Waring resigns
23/09/2014 Road Maintenance 2014-2015 financial year
23/09/2014 Mayor concerned about latest Crime Statistics
03/09/2014 Copper theft in Sedgefield
01/09/2014 Knysna Municipality’s water is safe to drink
01/09/2014 Municipality spends over R3 million on Lower Old Place Outfall Sewer Upgrade
01/09/2014 Speaker Eleanore Bouw-Spies donates braille bibles to Die Werkswinkel

August 2014
19/08/2014 Water restrictions still in place
19/08/2014 Tariffs for traffic violations increase
19/08/2014 Mayor’s Showcase for Inspired Women
08/08/2014 Mayor calls for probe into ISDF process

July 2014
21/07/2014 Municipality celebrates Mandela Day
15/07/2014 Knysna to host National launch of annual Blue Flag Season
08/07/2014 Changes in Council
07/07/2014 Hope Spot comes to Knysna

June 2014
28/06/2014 Hornlee Title Deeds handover
23/06/2014 President Zuma acknowledge Knysna
12/06/2014 Council congratulates new Knysna Tourism CEO
09/06/2014 Municipality set to begin R4.2 million upgrade of the CBD sewer reticulation
09/06/2014 Council declares the end of out-building toilets in Hornlee
06/06/2014 Budget for 2014-2015 Approved
06/06/2014 Ward Project Programme to continue
05/06/2014 Knysna Hope Spot
04/06/2014 New Sport Council for Knysna

May 2014
29/05/2014 Four housing awards for Knysna Municipality
26/05/2014 Removal of Oak Trees
26/05/2014 Council establish anti-fraud & corruption hotline
23/05/2014 ISDF High School Competition

April 2014
28/04/2014 Knysna Municipal Councillor Dies
22/04/2014 Knysna Town Library Re-opens
07/04/2014 Closure of the Red Bridge

March 2014
27/03/2014 Draft 2014/2015 Budget Tabled
26/03/2014 Supporting Earth Hour
25/03/2014 Celebrating Human Rights Day
19/03/2014 George Rex Drive resealed
13/03/2014 Library will be closed due to move
12/03/2014 E-waste open day
12/03/2014 Municipal Manager back at work
06/03/2014 National Water Week
06/03/2014 National Library Week
06/03/2014 Eskom load shedding

February 2014
26/02/2014 Records Clerk Celebrates 30 Years
19/02/2014 Ou Pad Housing Handover

January 2014
14/01/2014 New school year begins
14/01/2014 Red Tide no longer a threat
13/01/2014 Students receive bursaries from Mayoral Fund
13/01/2014 KM gives R633 000 to 41 charities
10/01/2014 KM celebrates successful festive season
10/01/2014 KM service excellence awards
10/01/2014 KM issues demolition order_dwelling corner of Hedge and Rawson Streets
07/01/2014 Authorities caution against fishing for mussels-Knysna estuary
07/01/2014 KM congratulates the matric class of 2013

December 2013
22/12/2013 Municipal Manager involved in tragic accident
20/12/2013 Knysna bids farewell to long-serving Fire Chief Dries Pretorius
20/12/2013 Three Girls Drown at Leisure Isle
16/12/2013 Madiba tribute draws to a close
10/12/2013 New traffic vehicles
06/12/2013 Motion of Condolence Mandela
06/12/2013 Knysna Municipality says goodbye to Mandela
04/12/2013 Holiday Safety
03/12/2013 Knysna gets clean audit

November 2013
29/11/2013 Outdoor Advertising Bylaw approved
05/11/2013 Mayor dedicates Blue Flags to Kiani Satu ‘heroes’

October 2013
29/10/2013 Road section closed due to unsafe building practices
29/10/2013 Municipality launches Guy Fawkes campaign
29/10/2013 Knysna status quo according to ISDF prelim findings
22/10/2013 Coney Glen walkways temporarily closed
09/10/2013 Knysna again secures two Blue Flag Beaches
07/10/2013 Kiani Satu Debriefing hosted by Knysna Municipality
04/10/2013 Upgraded Waste Water Treatment Works officially opened
02/10/2013 Precautionary Suspensions and Vehicle Testing Station

September 2013
10/09/2013 ISDF Community Interaction process launched
05/09/2013 International and national accolades for KM Director

August 2013
30/08/2013 Preliminary Financial Statements 2012/13
28/08/2013 New weir addresses Sedgefield water issues
21/08/2013 Goukamma JOC FINAL 21 August 2013
19/08/2013 Goukamma JOC Update 19 August 2013
17/08/2013 Goukamma JOC Update 17 August
16/08/2013 Goukamma JOC Update 16 August 2013
15/08/2013 Goukamma JOC Update
14/08/2013 Status JOC Goukamma Nature Reserve
12/08/2013 KM Cargo ship at Goukamma Response
08/09/2013 Municipal services affected by bad weather
05/08/2013 KM reinstates managing of informal parking attendants

July 2013
18/07/2013 Municipality celebrates Mandela Day
11/07/2013 Power outage and N2 Protest
03/07/2013 Buffalo Bay water back on later today
02/07/2013 Buffalo Bay water alert remains despite overnight rain
01/07/2013 Buffalo Bay water alert
01/07/2013 Director Community Services appointed

June 2013
24/06/2013 Municipality supports Thabo September U-16 Tournament
13/06/2013 Sedgefield gets its first proper taxi rank
13/06/2013 KM gives recycle drums to schools
04/06/2013 Two injured and 14 left homeless in shack fire
03/06/2014 New Director Technical Services

May 2013
31/05/2013 KM supports development sailors
30/05/2013 State of Town Address
28/05/2013 Watch out for open manholes
28/05/2013 It’s Baboon Season

April 2013
29/04/2013 Mayor calls for residents to do their part on Freedom Day
22/04/2013 Stormwater and Sewerage Audit begins

March 2013
25/03/2013 KM launches new customer care SMS service
18/03/2013 KM gives R630 000 to 40 charities
18/03/2013 Traffic Officer Smiley becomes a TV star
12/03/2013 Knysna Main Library moves as upgrades begin
05/03/2013 New Director Corporate Services Bevan Ellman

February 2013
19/02/2013 SMME Incubator Project helps establish 24 local entrepreneurs
25/02/2013 New paved road in Dam-se-Bos
21/02/2013 Municipality steps up enforcement of water restrictions
19/02/2013 Vehicle testing station closed
14/02/2013 Call to conserve water
12/02/2013 Changes in Knysna Council
11/02/2013 Implementation of Lagoon Plan going well
04/02/2013 Blue Flag season comes to an end

January 2013
30/01/2013 New Director Planning and Development Mike Maughan-Brown
21/01/2013 New By-law Liquor Trading Days and Hours

December 2012
18/12/2012 KM approves debt recovery programme