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Watch a Great White Shark of Robberg’s side of the story

Watch a Great White Shark of Robberg’s...

This fun, lighthearted video is the story, as told, by a Great White Shark of Robberg in Plettenberg Bay, on the southern coast of South Africa. According to the videographer, Lacey Williams... "Created a class ...more

Posted: May 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fund

COVID-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fu...

R300 million COVID-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fund The IDC has established a R300-million Covid-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fund to assist qualifying IDC clients, as well as new clients, that have been ...more

Posted: May 26th, 2020

Exploring ways to bring relief to the people and businesses of greater Bitou

Exploring ways to bring relief to the people...

From the CEO’s desk Dear members of the Plett Tourism Industry, Marius Venter, CEO Plett Tourism I would like to start this letter by extending my very sincere gratitude to each one of you for the role you are playing ...more

Posted: May 26th, 2020

Watch: How a town came together to help feed their people

Watch: How a town came together to help feed...

Food is life, and all life is sacred. If we're going to save the lives of our people, we need to feed them. No life is worth losing and no mouths should have to go hungry because of the corona-virus pandemic. The people ...more

Posted: May 26th, 2020

Lockdown Level 3 Guidelines

Lockdown Level 3 Guidelines

On 01 June 2020, South Africa will move to Lockdown Level 3. Make sure you follow the new regulations and guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19. ...more

Posted: May 26th, 2020

Social distancing a major concern in Kwano and joggers need safer spaces to exercise

Social distancing a major concern in Kwano an...

Wandisile’s Plett A blog by Wandisile Sebezo. Social distancing is a major concern in Kwano and joggers need safer spaces to exercise As someone who stays in a township I know first-hand how social distancing and ...more

Posted: May 22nd, 2020

How to screen your staff for COVID-19

How to screen your staff for COVID-19

Checklist to screen your staff for COVID-19 Garden Route District Municipality has compiled a screening guideline template for businesses to use when screening their staff and workers as they return to the workplace. ...more

Posted: May 21st, 2020

Restaurant Safe Operating Procedures for COVID-19

Restaurant Safe Operating Procedures for COVI...

RASA document on Safe Operating Procedures during COVID-19 The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) in conjunction with IHSS Group has created a document to provide restaurants across South Africa with guidelines ...more

Posted: May 21st, 2020

International tourism faces deepest crisis in history

International tourism faces deepest crisis in...

International tourism faces deepest crisis in history The world is facing an unprecedented global health, social and economic emergency due to the COVID- 19 pandemic. Travel and tourism is among the most affected ...more

Posted: May 19th, 2020

Poverty, social relief & economic recovery toolkit

Poverty, social relief & economic recovery to...

The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our communities, informal (spaza shops) and formal (small and medium) scale businesses has led to wide-scale relief responses from the private and public sector. The Special COVID-19 ...more

Posted: May 19th, 2020

Bitou Covid-19 Response Team Newsletter                                                         18 May 2020

Bitou Covid-19 Response Team Newsletter...

Dear Bitou Resident, The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you updated with the latest locally pertinent information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on our community as well as the activities of the ...more

Posted: May 18th, 2020

Major Plett retailer helping to keep small businesses afloat

Major Plett retailer helping to keep small bu...

A major retailer in Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route region of the Western Cape is helping SMEs to try and stay afloat during COVID-19 lockdown. KwikSpar in Plett has set up a table in its shop where local restaurants and ...more

Posted: May 18th, 2020