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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…

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…

A 6 m Zuma for North West

The North West provincial government wants to erect a 6 m lifelike bronze statue of President Jacob Zuma in Groot Marico.

Bie vir Broedies se nuwe bus

‘n Opwindende projek is geloods om Laerskool Broederstroom te help om ‘n nuwe bus aan te koop.

Wildlife college for North West

The North West province is to have its own wildlife college before June this year, the provincial government announced last week.