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Wild cheetahs recuperate at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre has for the past months been a safe haven for two wild cheetahs that were severely injured. One of...

Raw sewage continues to flow into the dam

Sewage has been streaming into the Hartbeespoort Dam from various locations the past months, and despite repeated requests to the Madibeng municipality to urgently...

Vulpro expands operations

VulPro, the vulture conservation centre in Hartbeespoort, has expanded its operations into the Gauteng and Eastern Cape Provinces with the opening of its new...

Environment department approves application for road through Meerhof

The North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (DEDECT) last week authorised the development of an access road from Estate D’...

Gill nets – death traps for animals, fish and boaters

Gill nets have become a major problem in the Hartbeespoort Dam and besides the high fatality rate of fish and birds caught in the...

Three caught with pangolin in Brits

Three people were arrested in Brits on Friday, 11 September, after being found in possession of an endangered pangolin.

The bugs are back on the Hartbeespoort Dam

The Centre for Biological Control (CBC) at Rhodes University once again visited the Hartbeespoort Dam last weekend to bring more of their hyacinth-eating bugs...

Spring clean-up day to clean the Hennops River and Hartbeespoort Dam

Community members are invited to join the Harties Foundation on Saturday, 5 September in the multi-municipal Spring Clean-up Day to clean the Hennops River...

Leopard caught in settlement, safely released in the Magaliesberg

A leopard that was caught in a settlement near Brits in July, has been looked after by the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre for the past month, and has now been released in a suitable and safe area in the Magaliesberg mountain.

Local sculptor’s giant giraffe to Texas

A nine metre giraffe in cold bronze is on its way to Texas all the way from De Wildt! The giant giraffe was sculpted by...

What is next for the hyacinth on Hartbeespoort Dam?

Earlier this year, an effective and long-term biological control programme, led by the Centre for Biological Control (CBC) at Rhodes University, resulted in spectacular...

Health department unwind on nature trail

Health workers of the Department of Health in the Madibeng office attended a debriefing session at the picturesque Van Gaalen Cheese Farm in Skeerpoort...
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Thomas climbs a Guinness World Record

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Hartbeespoort a hotspot for car thieves

Hartbeespoort has become the target of car thieves with 39 cars stolen since the beginning of October. Eight more vehicles were stolen the past week....