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Exercise caution when assigning blame
08:44 Wed, 21 June 2017
Carl writes:Having received the email from Dr Vosloo regarding the origin of the fire (and having read a similar story on News24), I''d like to say...
Fire has touched the heart of Knysna
08:43 Wed, 21 June 2017
Herman Labuschagne writes: The damage is worse than what I''d thought. That is quite remarkable, given how reports have a way of inflating the...
Hak-tot-Toners ook geraak deur brande
08:08 Wed, 21 June 2017
Hak-tot-Toon stappers skryf: Verskeie Hak-tot-Toon stappers wat in Knysna, Belvidere en Brenton-on-Sea bly, is direk deur die onlangse...
Most policies allow reinstatement elsewhere
08:07 Wed, 21 June 2017
Gene Fivaz writes: For your readers'' edification: if your home was destroyed by the fire disaster and you are insured, did you know that you do...
"The heroes I know of"
08:07 Wed, 21 June 2017
John Hilton from Pezula writes: At about 4 am on the Thursday of the fires, after I had been pouring buckets of water from my swimming pool on...
At least 1 house down due to tall palms
08:07 Wed, 21 June 2017
Roger Newby writes: It would appear that at least three fires in our small complex were started by burning palm fronts blowing off the trees and...
The paradise will rise again
08:07 Wed, 21 June 2017
David Nicoll from Mossel Bay writes: Here is a poem that I wrote for the people of Knysna, so sorry about the fire and damage and loss.Again! For...
Well done to KPH team
08:06 Wed, 21 June 2017
Athane Scholtz from George writes: Chantel and I would like to commend you on today’s Knysna-Plett Herald, which must have been compiled...
Do you know how the fires started?
08:06 Wed, 21 June 2017
Afriforum has a forensic scientist, Dr David Klatzow, investigating the cause of the fires around Knysna.  He requests that anybody contact him...
A Day We''ll Never Forget
08:05 Wed, 21 June 2017
A Day We’ll Never ForgetHigh on a hill to the northwest of Knysna townThere’s a place of many mansions and beautiful views,Or rather, this...

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