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Die inheemse inwoners van Power Town langs die Klein-Brakrivier is 'n trotse en vredeliewende groep mense wat net 'n rustige en vreedsame bestaan in hul eie klein gemeenskappie soek waar baie van hulle al tot 24 jaar woon.

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'n Klompie jare terug het die munisipaliteit selfs mooi huise vir hulle opgerig, 'n pragtige créche is deur die Distriksmunisipaliteit vir die kleingoed aangebring en oorhoofse kragkabels en straatligte getuig van gróót planne om dié woonbuurt 'n spogbuurt vir die boorlinge te maak wat nie soos plakkers wil lewe of behandel wil word nie, want hulle IS nie plakkers of "inkommers" nie.

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Derduisende rande is bestee aan argiteksvoorstellings, bouplanne en voorstelle oor hoe om die eens statige ou kragstasie met sy rotsvaste  fondasie en stewige mure op te knap en te omskep in 'n trotste gebou wat vir velerlei doeleindes benut kan word. Min mense weet dat die indrukwekkende kragstasie 'n maand ná sy ingebruikneming weer gesluit moes word omdat daar nie voorsien is dat die sout seewater van die Klein-Brakrivier die masjinerie so vinnig sou laat roes en erodeer nie. * Lees meer heel onder. 

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Drome en verwagtinge is geskep en die inwoners het hul nederige huisies netjies, huislik en gerieflik ingerig in die hoop dat spoeltoilette, elektrisiteit en ander geriewe om 'n menswaardige bestaan te voer, spoedig sal volg.

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Inwoners het vertrekke in die ou kragstasiegebou skoongemaak en Sondae word hier kerkdienste gehou. 

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Foto: Nog 'n vertrek in die ou kragstasiegebou is as kantoor ingerig waar die inwoners vergadering hou. Hier is Cedric Jansen, voorsitter van die Powertown Team, Sarah Jansen en Cecil Kiewiet (kassier) in die raadsaal. 

Groentetuine, vrugtebome en blomtuine is hier en daar tot stand gebring en daar is gewedywer oor wie se huis die mooiste is.

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Inwoners het self hul huisie gelig en op stelte gebou om bo die 100-jaar-vloedlyn te wees. Hulle het kragmeters en betaal vir hul eie elektrisiteit, terwyl die woongebied se riool weekliks verwyder word. Hulle soek egter ook spoeltoilette om die emmerstelsel te vervang.

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Van die huisies wat die Mosselbaai Munisipaliteit self vir die inwoners opgerig het.

 Toe kom die skok. Ewe skielik moet hulle oppak en trek na 'n gebied waar hulle ver van geriewe en hul geliefkoosde rivier is . . .

Redes en beloftes was daar baie. Hulle is glo in die vloedgebied en hul huise gaan weer oorstroom met die volgende vloed. Hulle gaan 'n "beter heenkome" hê in Sonskyn Vallei en netjiese huise gaan vir hulle gebou word en alle dienste sal verskaf word. 

Net soos wat in Power Town sou gebeur het.

Maar Powertown se oorspronklike boorlinge WIL nie in Sonskyn Vallei tussen "niks en nêrens" en "vreemdelinge" in 'n piepklein tweeslaapkamer-baksteenhuisie gaan woon nie en het dit van die begin af duidelik gemaak. Hulle HOU van hul eie blyplekkie waar hulle al jare lank as 'n gemeenskappie woon en wat hulle self mooi gemaak en ingerig het. Hier is hul loopafstand van hul werkplek en die skoolbus het altyd hul kinders sonder probleme vervoer.

Dis hul hartsplek waar hulle veilig en gelukkig voel en hulle pla niemand.

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Een van die groot vertrekke in die kragstasiegebou wat die inwoners as 'n netjiese konsertsaal ingerig het.

Boonop is daar glo 'n groot gekonkel by Sonskyn Vallei met eienaars wat hul huise onderverhuur en/of een gesin wat nou sommer twee huise gekry het.

Volgens Cedric Jansen, voorsitter van die Powertown Team inwonersvereniging, het sowat 80 van die nuutgeboude huisies in Sonskyn Vallei reeds redelike barste weens knoeiwerk met die bouery. Vervoerprobleme omdat inwoners nou ver van winkels, werkplekke, skole en geriewe is en nie die ekstra hoë vervoerkoste kan bekostig nie, is nog 'n ernstige klagte. 

 

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Van die eerste laekoste-huise wat in Sonskyn Vallei gebou is. Foto: Mossel Bay Advertiser 

Die redes vir die munisipaliteit se besluit om Powertowners "te verskuif" is baie grys en vaag. Die ou kragstasie staan al sedert 1965 daar en het nog NOOIT oorstroom nie. Dele van Powertown het wel met die vloed in 2007 oorstroom - net soos Riverside - maar inwoners meen die oorstroming kon voorkom gewees het as al die munisipale obstruksies in die sytak van die rivier nie daar was nie en beloftes om die woonbuurt te lig, uitgevoer is.

'n Hoogtemerk teen die muur van die kragstasiegebou wys duidelik tot watter hoogte Powertown se woongebied gelig sou word om dit bo die 100-jaar-vloedlyn te kry. Sedertdien het talle inwoners hul huisies self gelig en op stelte en stutmure gebou om te verseker hulle is bo die vloedlyn.

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Dié merk teen die muur is vroeër aangebring ná samesprekinge om die woongebied te lig tot bokant die vloedlyn.

Powertowners se besware is egter: As hulle onder die vloedlyn is, is al die munisipaliteit se pomp- en kragstasiegeboutjies mos ook onder die vloedlyn. Riverside en al die ander huise en tennisbane aan die seekant tot in Beyersstraat ook. Hoekom moet net hulle dan trek?


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Iets maak nie lekker sin nie en 'n mens kan hul wantroue en verset verstaan. Word hier 'n ander spogontwikkeling beplan? Wat gaan met die grond gemaak word as hulle almal weggetrek het? En hoekom is die vervalle ou kragstasie nooit ingeplof of opgeknap nie?

Die inwoners soek eerlike antwoorde op hul vrae. Hulle het selfs alternatiewe voorstelle gemaak om op ander grond buite die vloedlyn te gaan woon wat steeds in Klein-Brakrivier naby die rivier is. Hul voorstelle behels onder meer Erf 928 of Erf 140 en 143 tussen die N2 en R102.

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Dié strook grond bo die treinspoor (Erf 928) in Klein-Brakrivier is een van die grondgebiede wat inwoners van Powertown voorgestel het as 'n alternatiewe woongebied as hulle gedwing word om uit Powertown te trek. Dit is steeds in Klein-Brakrivier en loopafstand van hul werkplekke. 

Niks het egter nog van dié voorstelle gekom nie en terwyl hulle 'n vergadering met die munisipaliteit belê het om oor dienslewering te praat, is aangekondig dat die "verskuiwing" van Powertown se inwoners na Sonskyn Vallei goed op dreef is. 

Lees meer in die brief: 

http://www.mosselbayontheline.co.za/index.php/lifestyle/briewe-letters/210-powertown-inwoners-staan-vas-oor-verskuiwing

 Dit herinner baie aan David Kramer se liedjie SKIPSKOP. En Distrik Ses. Vat jou goed en trek Ferreira . . . 

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Die sytak van die Klein-Brakrivier langs Power Town is oorgroei van digte riete, terwyl waterpypleidings van PetroSA en die munisipale watersuiweringswerke die rivier blokkeer. Dié pype en betonstruktuur is reg voor die kasduikers (culverts). 

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Só lyk dit deesdae binne die ou kragstasie waar bome en plante deur die ruitlose vensters groei - almal met lugwortels! 

 

 

Die ou kragstasie wat nou vervalle en toegegroei is. Min mense ken egter die geskiedenis van dié indrukwekkende gebou met sy eens statige, geboë dakbalke wat kort nadat dit in gebruik geneem is, weer noodgedwonge gesluit moes word omdat die rivier se sout seewater die masjinerie laat roes en erodeer het. 

Lees gerus meer hieronder oor die geskiedenis van dé gebou en die ontstaan van Power Town.

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I later discovered what the reason for closing down and abandoning the power station was: Water from the Little Brak River was to be used for cooling and the foreign engineer who designed the power station did not incorporate the fact that the river is a tidal river! The water was thus salty seawater and not fresh water- causing corrosion of the machinery to occur much more than expected. It was apparently closed, and the machinery removed, in the first month of operation! The building has served interesting purposes since: A scene for the film called "The Golden Rendezvous" (based on the book by Alistair Maclean) was shot inside it in 1977. The motel across the road was consequently named after this film. A family friend used to dry flowers inside the sheltered structure as a hobby. It was then inhabited and used for salvaging building materials. Today it is used by the community for meetings and the local children like to play in the ruin.

Empowering power town: A contextual study that ascertains social and architectural sustainability

By Nellis Beyers

Design Research Project APG5058S Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Architecture (Professional) University of Cape Town School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics

Supervisors: Francis Carter, Nic Coetzer, Jo Noero & Alta Steenkamp

October 2010

Currently, all that exists on the Power Town site is a result of a series of misinterpretations of the landscape. My proposal for the rejuvenation of Power Town is generated by the opposite; by gaining a thorough understanding of the cultural landscape and context. Only then can a designer generate applicable, meaningful and innovative ideas.

Power Town should be allowed the opportunity to develop and evolve within its current cultural landscape. I intend to exploit the history and culture of Power Town and initiate a productive landscape. This would be a financial, social and architectural injection that would start to revive the area. Using materials originated from the context of Power Town makes for a productive construction that reflects the context and blends in with the landscape. These materials are readily available and by understanding and using them, a local vernacular architecture is started. I see society, nature, and culture as dynamic and unpredictable. These individual systems cannot be forced to develop, but certainly guided into a specific direction.

Ultimately, my architectural interventions will set up conditions that will serve as a catalyst for enabling a better relationship between these systems and my proposal will further be able to adjust to and accommodate the unpredictable needs of the future. 

The rejuvenation of the town and the adaptive reuse of the power station would eventually change Power Town to not be an eyesore for the neighbouring population, but rather a positive icon and even an attraction. It will build on existing memories and it will generate new ones that will all contribute to a new sense of belonging.

https://open.uct.ac.za/bitstream/handle/11427/17126/thesis_ebe_2010_beyers_nellis.pdf?sequence=1

   

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The second MosJazz Festival that brought some of the world's best jazzers to Mossel Bay for four days of relaxing soul music and soulful companionship on the shore, was yet another sUnsational success!

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Jazz fans crowding the stage to get a glimpse and pic of their idol, the legendary Judy Boucher. 

Approximately 3 000 jazz fans from all over - especially from Cape Town suburbs - trekked to the De Bakke/Santos resort for a four-day-festival of fun in the sun in a most scenic setting on the water's edge.

South African performers such as Karen Kortjé, Emo Adams, Soul Individual and the Rockets were equally well cheered, applauded and appreciated as international stars like Judy Boucher, Andrew Young, Choko and Phil Fearon.

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Phil Fearon and Karen Kortjé had their fans at their feet at the 2nd MosJazz Festival at De Bakke.  

Despite the festive vibe, the crowd was well-behaved, peaceful and relaxed, and no incidents of violence or crime were reported. The noise factor was also greatly curbed after the organisers, Camissa Solutions, went to great trouble to alter the stage setting and sound levels to accommodate local residents after last year's complaints.

From Thursday to Sunday, De Bakke beach was definitely the jazziest seashore resort in the country/world? and we have the proof to boot! 

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Special MosJazz T-shirts for the jazziest beach festival in the Southern Cape! 

Clarence Ford of the organisers, Camissa Solutions, wrote as follows:

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We are happy to be able to report that all of our objectives for 2019 has been attained.
The Objectives being as follows:

1. Deliver an incident-free event.
2. Reduce hostility by reducing noise nuisance.
3. Deliver the growth (in year 2) to enable sustainability. In this regard, we can confirm that based on our 2019 success, 
MosJazz will be the biggest annual beach event on the South African calendar within four years.
4. Bring impetus to the local cultural economy. G Minor will perform at Jazz on the Rocks 2019. They worked hard and deserve this introduction to a broader audience. 
5. The People of Mossel Bay have shown their enthusiasm and support for this event.

Again, like is always the case, we have learnt plenty. Such learnings will be implemented for an even better experience at MosJazz next time around. We look to confirm such timing, as soon as we possibly can.

Thank you for your support and belief in us!!

 Also, scroll down to our previous posts for more pics of the weekend's fun-filled activities and ALL THAT JAZZ!

Sharlton Groenewald and Moné Cairncross helped us to capture the festivities - tag yourself and share - and if you are not in any of these, you were not there! 

More photos here and underneath: https://web.facebook.com/mosselbayontheline/posts/2326584374239483?

Scroll down for our day-to-day coverage and photos of the four-day-festival: 

 
DAY 3:
 

MosJAZZ 2019 is in FULL SWING . . . in COLOUR . . . And somewhere in the crowd is YOU!

There's something special about a jazz crowd . . . despite their colourful, vibrant attire and cheerfulness, they are laid back, relaxed and totally in tune with the music that speaks to their soul . . . and they will travel around the Globe to follow the makers of that soulful music!

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De Bakke beach was a kaleidoscope of colour this afternoon as the crowd started moving in for the highlight of the weekend's festival . . . and they kept coming and coming . . . ready for some jazzercise with their favourite jazzers!

On the stage today were Mano Smith & Ricochet; Ramon Alexander, Judy Boucher, Choko, Topdog, Heart & Soul, Karen Kortjé and Uncle Cal.

The weather played along and provided the most stunning setting and stage for another memorable session of Jazz on the Rocks!
(If you can't find yourself in any of the photos, you were not there!  )
 


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DAY 1: 

AMAZING! Jazztastic! Phenomenal! Jazzmagorical! Jazzmania!  
That's how hundreds of jazz fans described the second outdoor MosJazz Festival that kicked off with a BANG last night on the beach at De Bakke in Mossel Bay.

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A festive vibe and fabulous weather set the stage for another weekend of unbridled Jazz on the Rocks in the Happiest Holiday Town in the World.

The crowd of approximately 500 jazz lovers sang, swam, swayed, swung and swooned well into the night to the rhythmic beat of their favourite performers.

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The impressive stage, set in a different position facing the sea to limit the noise factor, was built in record-time this year following last year's experimental exercise. The setting allows for easy viewing of the stage and plenty seating for daylong picnicking on the sand.

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Last night's performers included the George band Sole Individuals, VJR, Fancy Galada, The Rockets and DJ Rory. Local photographer Nico Coetzee of PhotoCreate was there to capture the fun and ALL THAT JAZZ.

The MosJazz festival, featuring a star-studded programme of local and international artists, lasts till Sunday and should not be missed!

Sammy Webber doing his thing

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Die afgelope Desembervakansie lê op sy rug en volgens alle aanduidings was dit een van die lekkerste, warmste en bedrywigste feesseisoene nóg in die Mosselbaai-omgewing met relaltief min voorvalle van ernstige misdaad, ongevalle en noodlottige ongelukke.

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Twee verdrinkings, een noodlottige motorongeluk waarin 'n vakansieganger op pad huis toe omgekom het en 'n selfdood-voorval by Pinnacle Point het wel 'n demper op die spontane feesgees geplaas, maar in die algemeen was dit duidelik dat vakansiegangers 'n heerlike feestyd geniet het.
 
Die uitsonderlike goeie sonskynweer het wel die meeste besoekers op die strande en uit die winkels gehou, maar alles in ag genome was dit 'n baie suksesvolle seisoen.   

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Só het Mornay Beukes (foto), oordbestuurder van die ATKV Hartenbos-strandoord, die afgelope feesseisoen beskryf: 
 
"Hierdie feesseisoen is sekerlik een van die seisoene wat in die geskiedenis onthou sal word vir sy ongelooflike lekker warm dae! Ek kan slegs van twee reënerige dae onthou en een dag wat die wind bietjie erg gewaai het. 
 
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"Die weer en die ekonomie het saam gespeel om hierdie ook een van die eienaardigste vakansieseisoene te maak wat verkope betref. Omdat daar soveel lekker sonskyndae was, het meeste van die vakansiegangers die tyd gebruik om op die strande te wees en minder in die winkels rond te loop.
 
By die ATKV het die Pretpark byvoorbeeld uitstekend gedoen, terwyl die Verhitte swembad weer swakker as vorige Desembers gevaar het. Ons nuwe Koswerf/Na-Donker restaurant & kuierplek het ook uitstekend gedoen en het dit glad nie gelyk of die ekonomie die jonger klomp in sy greep beet het nie!

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Die oord self was soos normaalweg vol bespreek vanaf 20 Desember tot 03 Januarie. Dit was ook hierdie jaar asof die verspreiding van vakansiegangers in die dorp meer egalig oor die hele tydperk was. In die verlede het alles gewoonlik opgebou na die 23ste Desember en as jy daardie oggend wakker skrik, dan lyk dit of die hele Suid-Afrika op Hartenbos neergesak het om vakansie te kom hou. Hierdie jaar was dit al vroeër besig – reeds van die naweek van 14 Desember, en alles was konstant besig reg deur die seisoen. Dat hier wel meer motors was is ongetwyfeld ‘n feit en ons sal indringend moet kyk na meer parkeerplek in ons kusdorp!

Wat die vermaak betref wat ATKV die jaar aangebied het is ons opgewonde om te kan sê dat ons eerste Studentejol suksesvol aangebied is. Vanaf 02 Desember tot 06 Desember het ons Die Heuwels Fantasties, Jack Parow, Francois van Coke, Brendan Pyper, Bittereinder en Held on till May gehad wat die studente in die aande vermaak het. 

Dan het InAfrikaans ook die bygedra tot die vermaak in die Amfiteater met Steve Hofmeyr se konsert op 22 Desember en die twee groot gala-aande op 28 & 29 Desember. Laasgenoemde aande het elkeen ongeveer 10 000 mense getrek, terwyl Steve se optrede ongeveer 6 000 mense gelok het.

Dan het ons ook hierdie jaar ‘n “Meer-Fees” inisiatief gehou om al die ander aktiwiteite te ondersteun en het ons byvoorbeeld vir Willem Botha en Elandré in die Pretpark gehad om twee aande daar op te tree en ook vir Jay, Saarkie, Radio Raps en Arno Jordaan in die Skoffelskuur Saal. Hierdie optredes, alhoewel op kleiner skaal, het ook goeie aftrek gekry.
Alles in oënskou geneem, was hierdie ‘n baie rustige en geseënde vakansie tyd. Daar was regtig min klagtes van ons gaste, geen voorvalle van ernstige misdaad en min beserings en geen noodgevalle op die oord.
 
Ons dank ons Hemelse Vader vir ‘n wonderlike seisoen!  "  
 
BAIE BESIGHEDE VAAR SWAKKER
 
Paul Kruger, voorsitter van die Mosselbaai Besigheidskamer, het by navraag gesê hoewel vakansiegangers ooglopend 'n heerlike seisoen met wonderlike weer geniet het, het baie plaaslike besighede swakker as verlede jaar gevaar.
 
 
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"Ek het met verskeie besighede gepraat. Die meerderheid sê die getal voete was dieselfde as in 2017, maar die koopkrag was egter heelwat minder.
Die meeste besighede se omset was dieselfde as in 2017, maar as inflasie se effek bygereken word, beteken dit die meerderheid besighede het swakker gedoen.
 
Van die besighede is tussen 15-20% af in omset!" 

Ons het deurgaans vrolike vakansiefoto's en nuusgebeure op ons Facebook-blad geplaas om lesers ingelig te hou en ook as bewys van Mosselbaai se prestasie as "Gelukkigste vakansiedorp in die wêreld". 

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Kyk/lees gerus meer hier: 
 

13 January 2019:

Sorry, Mr UN Secretary-General, they just keep on jumping in front of us . . . photo-bombing ALL the nature shots!

The UN assignment was: 
"Since the United Nations has noted and duly agreed that the coastal town of Mossel Bay in South Africa is the worthy winner of the Happiest Holiday Town in the World title, can you please supply us with additional material that focuses on the town's main assets, culture, landmarks and tourist attractions?" - António Guterres, UN Secretary-General.

Easy-peasy, right? Rich, colourful culture and history; origin of modern man; Dias Museum and it's Caravel; prolific marine life, etc. etc?

We set off bravely with the camera last Sunday to capture Mossel Bay's most scenic and remarkable assets as a traveller/tourist will experience it.
Being such a glorious summer's day, the natural route would be all along the pristine coastline with its rivers, sandy beaches and seaside restaurants towards the harbour, museum, St Blaize cave & lighthouse right up to Pinnacle Point . . .

But OOPS - we did it again! 
Got stuck within the first 200 metres of our photo-journey as we bumped into so many colourful people of all creeds and kinds, each with such interesting stories and tales, that we soon ended up in the water with them . . . and got dumped head-on on the seabed by a gigantic, neck-breaking wave (shore dumper) that almost left us paralyzed . . .

The same people who "photo-bombed"  ALL our landscape photos, are the same people who, moments later, saved and assisted us and summoned an ambulance to transport us to hospital for emergency treatment . . . and that's where our Sunday photo journey ended . . . * (more at the bottom)

But, Mr António Guterres, these pictures are not staged photos of tourists and holidaymakers - they are mostly of ordinary citizens on an ordinary Sunday in sunny Mossel Bay - and maybe the UN will once again agree with us that the residents and citizens are Mossel Bay's most remarkable and main assets and tourist attractions . . . for it is the PEOPLE that make or break any place or town?

* OK, we admit we haven't (YET) send these pics to the UN's Secretary-General António Guterres, but following the overwhelmingly positive response to our "holiday virus" and "Happiest Holiday Town in the World" contest, we just might do it to help counter the extremely negative and one-sided world view of South Africa.

* Meanwhile, the summer holiday season in Mossel Bay was another BUMPER season and although most businesses claim the number of visitors was more or less the same as in 2017, the spending power was noticeably less and in some cases, businesses had a 15% to 20% drop in turnover. But all agreed it was one of the "hottest and happiest" holiday seasons ever . . .  

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* This week it was back to school where an innocent class photo of a group of grade R pupils in Schweizer-Reneke was hijacked by the media and politicians to cause yet another sensational "racial uproar" . . . and in the Overberg, several runaway fires, fueled by gusting winds close to 100 kph, gutted more than 31 houses in the Bettys Bay area while residents of Franskraal/Gansbaai had to evacuate their homes where thousands of hectares of vegetation were destroyed in the blaze.

The ongoing fires in the Bettys Bay area were presumably caused by a flare that was illegally discharged on New Year's Eve, while political unrest over housing problems was allegedly the cause of the fires in the Gansbaai and Hermanus areas . . .

Can you blame us for posting mostly "happy" photos of Mossel Bay and its people?

Read more here about the Overberg fires and the increasing occurrence of spinal and other injuries from ocean waves:

https://www.groundup.org.za/…/31-homes-destroyed-overstran…/

https://www.enca.com/…/update-fires-still-raging-overberg-r…

* Spinal injuries from ocean waves more dangerous and common than thought
https://www.webmd.com/…/injuries-from-ocean-waves-more-comm…

 
 

Mossel Bay has a crisis. We are forced to report back that the highly contagious virus we warned against earlier, has NOT been contained and the symptoms have now spiralled out of control. 
Mosselbayontheline was summoned to a restaurant today where locals and visitors from as far as Australia, the USA and the UK were desperate to find relief from some of the most severe side-effects of their condition that has caused havoc across the entire Garden Route since the virus erupted in Mossel Bay two weeks ago.

Apparently, an international expert on foreign diseases has recommended fresh wild oysters as a safe remedy for some of the worst symptoms . . .

We spent three hours watching how dozens of people devour plates full of massive oysters, but unfortunately, there was no visible improvement . . . On the contrary, the symptoms got worse and by the time we left, we have only managed to capture groups of giggling, bronzed, scantily clad people who all claimed they did NOT want to go home . . . !

Well, we warned you against the virus and its symptoms, but we never thought it will go this far . .. as Mossel Bay does not have the infrastructure (yet!) to accommodate some 200 000 extra people indefinitely . . .

The good news is that the virus and its symptoms earned Mossel Bay instant fame and an international title as the Happiest Holiday Town in the World . . . but the BAD news is that fresh wild oysters only enhance the symptoms . . . 

Yes, this is an ad for Oyster World and an excuse to continue showcasing the happy holiday vibe in the Mossel Bay area! 

Update: The virus reached a new peak this morning after the Matric Results were published . . . and Sao Bras was the first local school to proudly share their students' delight! 
These were the virus symptoms for those who missed it: 

https://web.facebook.com/mosselbayontheline/posts/2306956642868923?

* On a more serious note:
Hundreds of happy visitors will (have to!) brave the congested roads to go home in the next week and we would love to have you back soon. Please drive carefully.

The roads have already claimed one visitor to Hartenbos earlier today when a woman from Beaufort-West was tragically killed in a head-on collision near the Robinson Pass between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn.

According to the Oudtshoorn Courant, the deceased was a passenger in a Nissan TIIDA that spiralled out of control and collided head-on with an oncoming Isuzu bakkie. 
The driver of the Nissan, an elderly woman, was injured and taken to hospital by an ambulance. 
The two women were on their way home to Beaufort-West after a holiday in Hartenbos.

The driver of the Isuzu bakkie was apparently on his way from Merweville to Hartenbos and escaped without injuries. His caravan, that was attached to the bakkie, broke loose in the crash and came to a standstill near the scene of the accident.

* Sadly, Mossel Bay was again negatively (maybe unfairly?) portrayed in the national media today. Die Burger reported about a 16-year-old boy and his uncle who were allegedly attacked on New Year's eve on the beach at Tergniet while watching the fire display.
According to the vague report, the youngster's clothes were ripped off and his uncle's glasses were slapped from his face by two men of approximately 28 and 30 years old.

However, no charges were laid and it was furthermore alleged that the boy and his uncle were illegally lighting firecrackers in a restricted area when the two "attackers" approached them and tried to confiscate the firecrackers. It was only in the ensuing struggle that the boy's clothes and his uncle's glasses landed on the ground.

  • If the last allegations are true, it casts a completely different light on the incident and the dangers of illegal fireworks - especially since a woman of Pringle Bay died earlier today as an indirect result of the raging fire in the Overberg that was presumably caused by someone who lit a flare on New Year's eve.
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