Mission to restore and rebuild Knysna kicks off

Executive Mayor of Knysna, Eleanore Bouw-Spies, says the rebuilding of the town has started following fires that ravaged the area earlier in June.

She says a disaster relief fund has been set up to assist with the rebuild.

According to Bouw-Spies, although the fire has left destruction in its wake, there are more opportunities that are emerging and they are happy to explore those opportunities.

She says the rebuilding of Knysna is not just physical but emotional as well.

Read: All systems go for Knysna Oyster Festival, organiser explains

People are now starting to clear out the rubble. We have started demarcating the areas where the shacks have burned to put in services.

Eleanore Bouw-Spies, Executive Mayor of Knysna

In the areas that were affected we are now trying to restore things and rebuild.

Eleanore Bouw-Spies, Executive Mayor of Knysna

The Mayor says the town is ready to receive locals and tourists alike who will be attending the annual Oyster festival which kicks off on Friday.

To hear more of this interview, listen below:


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