KNYSNA NEWS - In light of the presidential addresses on Sunday 15 and Monday 23 March in which a number of restrictions were put in place including a nationwide three-week lockdown, a host of events that were scheduled to happen in and around Knysna have been either cancelled or postponed.
Before the lockdown announcement, president Cyril Ramaphosa put a ban on gatherings of more than 100 people, which led to the cancellation of the Knysna Crossfit Highlands Games which was scheduled to take place last weekend.
A host of other upcoming events have been postponed to later in the year.
Apart from scores of smaller gatherings, the following bigger events have also been postponed to undetermined dates: Simola Hillclimb; Knysna Motor Show; Slow Town Festival in Sedgefield; MaxFitt Classic; and Mr Gay World. The Pink Loerie Mardi Gras Festival has been postponed to 24-27 September.
The Oyster Festival
A verdict on the Knysna Oyster Festival has still not been reached despite the number of events that have been cancelled or postponed. According to Visit Knysna manager Colleen Durant, they along with the municipality are monitoring the situation. "The festival is still a few months away, so it is too early to make a call," she said.
Municipal communications manager Christopher Bezuidenhout confirmed that the municipality and Visit Knysna are in the monitoring phase at the moment.
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