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Poppie’s stepfather says his life is in danger

The Brits Magistrates’ court heard on Tuesday that the murdered Poppie van der Merwe’s stepfather is receiving death threats in the Brits police cells where he is in custody for the alleged murder of the three-year-old girl.

Zinde murder trial goes to high court in June

A year after Mark Zinde allegedly murdered his mother in their home in Pecanwood, he will stand trial in the Pretoria Highh Court in June. Mark Warona Zinde (23) appeared in the Brits Regional Court on Tuesday and his trial date was set for 12 June. He is accused of killing his mother Hope Zinde…

All abuzz about bee conservation

Cas Olivier would like to create as much of a buzz as possible about conserving bees and relocating them, rather than killing swarms in Madibeng. He is calling on anyone interested in helping him. Cas, who is a well-known bee-farmer from Hartbeespoort, is one of just a handful of bee lovers in the area, very…

Brits rioolwerke ‘staan’ al vier maande

Die rioolwerke in Brits staan so te sê stil sedert November verlede jaar en die Madibeng munisipaliteit het volgens inligting nie geld om die toerusting te herstel nie. “Die rioolwerke funksioneer op minder as 20% van die kapasiteit en die afvalwater wat in die Krokodilrivier inspoel is besmet met ecoli,” het raadslid Eddie Barlow op…

Namaqua Sandgrouse

The Namaqua Sandgrouse (Kelkiewyn) Pterocles namaqua is is the only sandgrouse in the region with a long, wedge shaped tail, with diagnostic central rectrices pointed. The head, mantle and breast of the adult male yellowish olive, yellower on throat and forehead. Sports a double breast band of white and deep maroon, belly dark brown, wing…

“I am just a beggar in high heels” says Mrs Africa

“I am also just a beggar,” says the vivacious Mrs Africa Hemisphere, Lorna Greyling. “The only difference is, I beg in high heels and for the cause of others, not because my own family is in need.” Lorna is absolutely passionate about the youth, specifically teens aged 16 – 19 years of age. “I want…

NECSA CEO on nuclear energy advisory group

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Association(IAEA), has appointed South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), Chief Executive Officer Mr Phumzile Tshelane, to serve as a member of the Standing Advisory Group on Nuclear Energy(SAGNE) for a two year period. The SAGNE is established to advise the IAEA Director General on policy and technical…

House burned down

A house at the popular African Island resort in Melodie went up in flames this morning.

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