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30 June 2022

Crime

Security officers catch wanted car thief

A presumed car thief was caught by response officers of Aequitas Security Solutions in Hartbeespoort on Monday after the security service's automatic number plate recognising camera flagged the vehicle that was hijacked in Johannesburg earlier this month.

Four arrested, linked to Hartbeespoort housebreaking

Four suspects were arrested along the R511 on Silkaatsnek on Tuesday morning after a community member noticed suspicious behaviour and a television lying in the bush.

Emergency Services

Een dood toe kar rol

'n Motoris is dood toe hy Saterdag vermoedelik beheer oor 'n bakkie verloor en die voertuig op the R511 buite Brits gerol het. Hy...

Motoris ernstig toe kar rol

Een persoon is ernstig beseer toe 'n motor Vrydagaand op die R511 buite Brits gerol het. Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) se paramedici het...

Cyclist hit by bus

A 53-year-old Hartbeespoort cyclist was hit by a bus during a hit and run incident on the R560 on Saturday.

Twee beseer in Van der Hoffweg-ongeluk

Twee persone is Sondag in 'n botsing tussen twee voertuie in Van der Hoffweg by Ten Rooms beseer.

Twee beseer in motorfietsongeluk

Twee mense is Saterdagaand beseer in 'n motorfietsongeluk naby die MBT-vulstasie in Tielmanstraat in Schoemansville. Albei pasiënte is deur Hartbeespoort Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) na...

Twee beseer in trokongeluk

Twee mense is Vrydag beseer in n botsing tussen twee trokke op die R511 by die Hernic-myn. Een van die beseerdes was in die...

People

Running for a kidney for hubby

Alicia Read (38) did not run the Om die Dam ultramarathon last week because she liked it… she tackled her first ultra to raise awareness and ultimately find a kidney for her husband, Guy.

Anna’s garden becomes flourishing business

From a small vegetable patch to a self-sustaining business, Anna Kgaretswe is making a living out of her garden in Majakaneng.

Municipality

AG expresses doubt about Madibeng’s ability to continue operating

The Madibeng municipality paid R15.4 million to consultants to prepare its financial reports because they lack the skills to do it. To make matters worse, the consultants were ineffective because of the municipality’s lack of records and documents.

Hawks and SIU investigations into Madibeng ongoing – Auditor General

According to the latest Auditor General Report a Hawks investigation into fraud allegations initiated in previous years has not been finalised, and an investigation by the Special Investigation Unit is also still ongoing.

Community

Honesty Library – read and donate

Have you visited Village Mall's Honesty Library yet? Borrow a book…for free! Return it or bring another one back in it's place.

Potjiekos competition raises much-needed funds for HAWS

A well-supported Potjiekos Competition for the Hartbeespoort Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) last weekend raised over R15 000 for the abandoned animals in the shelter.

Environment

Major efforts by community members to remove salvinia from dam

"If we all do a little, together we can do a lot…" This is the principle of Dion Mostert who has tackled the removal of salvinia and remaining hyacinth on the Hartbeespoort Dam which has now spurred other entities to join the fight against the invasive weeds on the Dam.

Another green monster takes over

"Just when we thought we had some breathing room, common salvinia is back," the Centre for Biological Control at the Rhodes University said this week.

Kids

Hacks to switching from a bottle to a sippy cup

Getting rid of the bottle may be a challenging experience for both you and your child. Here are some pointers to make the move easier.

Brushing for two: Why your dental health matters

Your dentist will be able to assess your present oral health and design a dental plan for the remainder of your pregnancy.

Property

Plants to avoid if you have pets or small children

Many ordinary plants can be deadly if swallowed and should be avoided if you have small children or pets that might chew them.

What to look for in a family-friendly rental home

Not all rental properties are suitable for families, so you need to draw up a checklist to ensure the ones you consider meet most of your needs.

Money

Here are three tips to help you save like a pro

Small tweaks to help prepare for a rainy day

Know your rights, says credit regulator

The regulator said the theme aims to discourage consumers against making bad credit decisions, such as not misusing credit to buy things they cannot afford or do not necessarily need, or using credit for consumables such as food.

Wheels

Driver training will save you money

Distracted drivers cause accidents, commit traffic violations and the cost of this may well be more extensive than your budget allows for.

Survive the holiday road trip with these infotainment features

“Are we there yet?” It’s the question you are likely to hear continually if you are travelling with kids on a long road trip. But a trip with cranky kids is easily avoided with in-car entertainment.

Schools

Kuierkidz-gholfdag ‘n groot sukses

Kuierkidz leersentrum vir kinders met spesiale behoeftes wil graag die gemeenskap en elke speler wat betrokke was by hul gholfdag op 24 Junie bedank vir hul oop hande en liefde.

Meerhof-leerder samel fondse in vir kanker

'n Matriekleerder van Meerhofskool, Alex van der Merwe (voor in die middel), het eie initiatief geneem en 'n fondsinsameling ten bate van kanker gehou....

Sport

Successful Om Die Dam

The much awaited annual Om Die Dam ultramarathon was a huge success last weekend with over 4 000 athletes running the race.

Karate students perform at NW tournament

Karate students of the Zanshin Karate School in Ifafi, Hartbeespoort competed in the recent North West tournament in Mafikeng.

National

Couple who sold baby for R500 to hear their fate next month

The couple made the baby drink cool aid while the father ate the baby formula.

Belfast farmers appear in court for alleged involvement in human trafficking

A father and son will remain in custody until next week after they were arrested as suspects in a human trafficking case in which scores of people were brought into the country from Mozambique, some of them younger than five years old.

Lifestyle

Your home might look clean, but is it germ free?

Four common places where germs love to live. Milton have shared four common, germ-prone areas in your home.

What’s for dinner? Butternut soup

In the heart of winter nothing beats a steaming bowl of soup to stay snug.

Advertorial

Non-compliant plumbing more serious than anticipated

Brendan Reynolds, Executive Director of IOPSA, says that these findings demonstrate a serious disregard for the rule of law and a very limited understanding of the importance of the plumbing profession.

Features

Your home might look clean, but is it germ free?

Four common places where germs love to live. Milton have shared four common, germ-prone areas in your home.

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