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To hit or not to hit your child?

News: 09 December 2018 By: Jo Robinson

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) of South Africa reserved judgement last week in an appeal that challenges a Johannesburg High Court ruling in 2017 that it violates the rights of children for their parents to spank them, and that such physical discipline is therefore illegal.

 

Vodacom and EFF shake hands

News: 07 December 2018 By Jo Robinson

An uproar erupted, following the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards Ceremony on 29 November 2018 that culminated in the vandalising of the Vodacom shop at Checkers in Louis Trichardt last Friday, as well as the one in the Mall of the North. The shop remained closed on Monday but opened its doors again on Tuesday.

Soutpansberg se Suster Marie oorlede

News: 07 December 2018 By Andries van Zyl

‘n Roudiens sal eerskomende Vrydag gehou word vir die welbekende me. Marie Malan van Louis Trichardt wat op Woensdag, 28 November, in die ouderdom van 77 jaar in Ons Tuiste Ouetehuis se siekeboeg oorlede is.

 

A true glimpse into the everyday life of villagers

News: 02 December 2018 By Andries van Zyl

When two local tourism entrepreneurs stopped for a beer at Makushu Tavern, they would never have thought that it would be the start of a unique friendship with the local community that would see them scoop up two of the South African tourism industry’s top awards.

 
 
 
 

Not so perfect break-in at Perfect Water

Video: 18 October 2018

On Sunday, 14 October at 23:05, two burglars broke into the Perfect Water shop at 33 Songozwi Street, Louis Trichardt. The shop is owned by Johan and Leana van Rooyen. Johan said that the burglars knew exactly what they were looking for and where to get it. While the alarm apparently did not register at the security company, it did go off at the shop, and the thieves, including one with a very distinctive tattoo, were caught on the shop’s closed-circuit television cameras. 

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