Wild Coast

ROBBIE RESCUE RUNS ROUGH Story: Roger Makings

  • Posted on: 24 October 2013
  • By: jeff

http://www.airnews.co.za/News/october2103-robbie-rescue.html

JOHN RUDLING knew he was in trouble when the engine of his Robinson R22 helicopter spluttered and lost power just five feet into the hover – not because he was making an unscheduled touchdown, but rather because of where he was.

 

The aircraft is operated by G4 Helicopters, at Margate Airport, and, since the loss of the company’s R44 earlier this year, it was the only means of keeping the students busy. There was another problem. The R22 was on a verge near a very deserted beach on the rugged Transkei coast – not famous for its roads or communications.

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Some idea of the work and materials which were required to get the damaged R22 from its crash site on to the back of the truck for transportation to the nearest road.

DA calls on minister to allocate fishing rights to small-scale fishers

  • Posted on: 24 October 2013
  • By: jeff

http://www.bdlive.co.za/business/agriculture/2013/10/24/da-calls-on-minister-to-allocate-fishing-rights-to-small-scale-fishers

(Subsistence fishers obliged to work in cooperatives? (Yah, that'll work. Gugu has the entire co-management commitee structure mapped out for Coffee Bay, and tried for years to get the department to 'cooperate'.)

WHILE the Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to "urgently" allocate fishing rights in the small-scale fisheries sector, the minister has said she cannot until new legislation was passed.

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Sleeps 8 people Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac in Morgan's Bay, Ocean Valley View offers you comfortable self catering accommodation, with beautiful views of the sea, valley/bush and cliffs all within very easy walking distance of the sea. This modern architected 3 bedroom double storey house has a spacious open plan setting downstairs leading to a large wooden deck terrace. The three double bedrooms all have their own balcony from which you can relax and enjoy the scenery. The main bedroom (king size bed) is en-suite equipped with a large oval bath. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the third bedroom 4 single beds. These two bedrooms share a separate bathroom with shower. There is a downstairs guest toilet and the kitchen is well equipped with a stove, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washing machine. There is an outside concrete braai/barbeque. All bedding is supplied. Guests are required to bring their own towels. Satellite TV reception is available, but you should bring your own DStv Card. PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE FULLY BOOKED FROM THE 9th OF DECEMBER 2011 TO THE 4th OF JANUARY 2012