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Melodie-inwoner wreed vermoor
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Links: Kobus van der Westhuizen (58) en die skuur waar hy vermoor is. Die lyk van ‘n 58-jarige man is eers vroeg Sondagoggend op ‘n Melodie-hoewe ontdek na hy die vorige aand net buite sy [...]

Elizabeth en Nola dien lesers al 20 jaar lank
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Links: Biblioteekassistente Elizabeth Prinsloo (links) en Nola van Heerden werk albei vanjaar al 20 jaar by die biblioteek in Maraisstraat in Schoemansville en nie een is van plan om gou dié hoofstuk af te sluit [...]

The Post Office Diet 21 August
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Left: Photo by Nicolette du Toit With the country’s dieticians abuzz with the new “Tim Noakes diet” and summer upon us, everyone desperately tries to shed those extra winter kilos. With the Post Office seemingly [...]

Duck saved from cruel death
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

A Westlake family did not give up their efforts to save a yellow-billed African duck after a plastic ring got stuck over its head, preventing it to eat. After almost a week, they managed [...]

Matric farewell starts with a bang
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Left: The helicopter hits the power lines.  The High School Wagpos’ matric farewell dance started with unexpected excitement when a helicopter, carrying two matric pupils, flew into power lines and dropped, luckily, only a couple [...]

The birders’ column / Rufous-naped  Lark / Rooineklewerik (Mirafra  africana)
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Left: Photo by Albert Froneman This week we turn our readers’ attention to one of the headaches in the birding world, the so-called LBJs, little brown jobs. Many a birder finds it difficult to [...]

Illegal connections cost  resident over R100 000
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Left: The transformers from where illegal connections to Refentse are made. Illegal electricity connections in the Refentse settlement are costing residents and the Tshwane Municipality hundreds of thousands of rands and it seems there is no [...]

Hartbeespoort girls dominate biking series
By: Orabile - 22 August 2014 - 0 Comments

All three spots on the podium in the Sub Junior Girls category in the first event of the North West Spur High School Mountain Biking Series held in Klerksdorp recently, went to Hartbeespoort. The [...]

Another new mayor for Madibeng
By: Orabile - 15 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Left: New Madibeng mayor, Jostina Mothibe. The Madibeng Municipality has a new mayor once again. Acting mayor Matshidiso Mangoathe, former mayor Poppy Magongwa, as well as speaker Douglas Miamane resigned during a special council meeting [...]

Juliet en haar Romeo sing in duet
By: Orabile - 15 August 2014 - 0 Comments

Pretoria se verlies is Hartbeespoort se wins. Juliet Benadie (22), ‘n jong opkomende liriese sopraan, het haar sowat ses maande gelede in Schoemansville kom vestig, waar sy benewens ‘n deeltydse loopbaan as skoonheidsterapeut, nou [...]