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May 11, 2018

2018 King of the Hill: Times tumble, Nissan dominates

The 2018 Jaguar Simola Hillclimb delivered an enthralling mix of thrills and excitement, with some stunning new records being set on the Simola Hill – both amongst the competitors’ times, as well as the number of spectators attending the three-day event.

More than 17 000 people attended the ninth edition of the Hillclimb, held in Knysna from 4 to 6 May, about 2000 more than last year’s record-breaking attendance.

Records tumbled

When the action drew to a close, all-new King of the Hill records had been established in each of the three categories, but the times between many of the top contenders were closer than ever, which kept the fans on their toes right to the [...]

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June 12, 2017

Knysna suffers the fury of fire

Minutes before Madré Johnston and her husband Tony burnt to death outside their home in Elandskraal near Knysna, she sent a final text message to her neighbours saying that she could see a “glow” approaching. Madré was eight months pregnant. That afternoon, they would have celebrated their son Michael’s third birthday. “Morning,” she greeted her neighbour Anton du Plessis by WhatsApp. “We can see a red glow approaching from Uschi’s side, this morning. Looks as if the fire is burning. It’s still too dark to see the full extent. Will let you know as soon as we can see.” Uschi Schultz was one of the couple’s neighbours. Du Plessis said that about 20 minutes later, at about 06:35, the [...]

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