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Groendal gets a new library

Groendal residents have had to make do with their, admittedly, fully-equipped container library for the past decade. The container library was donated to the...

Second clean audit for Stellenbosch Municipality

Stellenbosch Municipality announced in early December 2016 that it had achieved another clean audit for its 2015/2016 financials. A clean audit means that the financial...

Celebrating 15 years of physiotherapy in Franschhoek

Claire Horn and Associates Physiotherapy is celebrating fifteen years of “Physiotherapy in Franschhoek” this year. We are now 4 physiotherapists – Claire Horn, Villene...

Unauthorised construction – no warm and fuzzy feelings

Labradors, or Labs for short, usually evoke warm and fuzzy feelings, as they’re considered one of the gentlest dog breeds around. The same cannot...

Double decker tram

The Franschhoek Wine Tram celebrated the introduction of two double-deck railway trams at a function hosted by Vrede en Lust and the Lust Bistro...

Bursary boost

The Franschhoek Country Club Estate Development Company (Pty) Ltd (Frandevco), developers of the Fransche Hoek Estate, handed over a financial contribution to the Fremco...

Cabriere Street planning blues

A growing body of Franschhoek residents and the Franschhoek Trust and Ratepayers Association are bringing pressure to bear on Stellenbosch Municipality’s Planning Department to...

Biomimicry to the rescue

Superficially blocks S and T of the Langrug informal settlement may look much the same as the other blocks. Looking a little deeper though,...

Heritage inventory for the Franschhoek Valley

Large parts of the Franschhoek Valley could be declared Grade I and II Heritage Areas. In terms of the National Heritage Resources Act 1999 (NHRA),...

Another extension of Franschhoek’s urban edge?

Franschhoek’s urban edge watchers will know that in 2013 the municipality slipped through an extension of the village’s northern and eastern urban boundaries. It...

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