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Sophia’s Dam

Hendrik Jacobus Schoeman came to Hartbeespoort in 1868. He acquired a farm along the Crocodile River and called it Schoemansrust. He built his house...

The engineer who saved the Dam

by Willie Meyer – from his book “Magaliesberg Kaleidoscope” The construction of Hartbeespoort Dam was one engineering project envisaged for many years but was so fraught with...

Building Hartbeespoort Dam – The Dutchman who wouldn’t budge

by Willie Meyer – from his book “Magaliesberg Kaleidoscope” Large bodies of water like Hartbeespoort Dam have an aura of timelessness as if they have always been...
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People more at risk to contract measles than ever before, believes WHO

The World Health Organisation says Covid-19 has resulted in dangerous declines in immunisation coverage, leading to increased risk of measles outbreaks. According to figures recently...

Mother, son assaulted, tied to trees during Brits farm attack

woman (50) and her son (20) were held at knifepoint and assaulted for over an hour on their farm outside Brits on Saturday, before robbers forced them into the bush and tied them to tree stumps.

Where have all the Black Friday shoppers gone?

Black Friday is usually a buzzing day with shopping centres filled to the brim with bargain hunters and empty shops, but Black Friday in Hartbeespoort in 2020 is proving to be quite the opposite.

Do not use fireworks!

As the festive season rapidly approaches, community members are requested not to use fireworks during the holiday period. “During the last two festive seasons our...