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Louis Trichardt man vermis

News in brief: 29 September 2020

Die Makhado SAPD het inwoners versoek om behulpsaam te wees met die opspoor van die 31-jarige mnr. Donovan van Zyl van Louis Trichardt wat vermis geraak het.

Engela Dreyer oorlede na kort siekbed

News in brief: 18 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

‘n Jarelange inwoner van die Soutpansberg, me. Engela Dreyer, is Saterdag, 5 September, ná ‘n kort siekbed in die ouderdom van 64 jaar oorlede.

Ware naasteliefde

News: 27 September 2020 By: Andries van Zyl

Sekerlik een van die mooiste verhale van omgee en naasteliefde oor die kleurgrens heen het homself die afgelope week in die Soutpansberg afgespeel. Dit is die verhaal van oom Ockert Maritz wie se lewe deur ‘n wildvreemde egpaar gered is.


The life of the party?

News: 26 September 2020

The Makhado Municipality’s “partying” ANC councillor, Cllr Tebogo Mamorobela, was in the news again this week for all the wrong reasons. Once again, the main contributor to this prominent 39-year-old ANC member’s proverbial downfall appears to be alcohol.

Two lucky to escape injury as tree crushes vehicle

News: 25 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Judging by the number of unusual events occurring in Louis Trichardt over the past few weeks, one might mistake the events as coming out of an episode of the popular Netflix series Stranger Things.

Department grants IEA to Smarty (SA) for Musina copper mining project

News: 25 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

The exploitation of the Soutpansberg’s rich mineral resources seems to have gained new momentum as the country slowly wakes up from its lockdown slumber. Last week, the Zoutpansberger reported on the first round of public-participation meetings regarding the proposed Musina-Makhado SEZ. At the same time, notice was received that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) had granted an Integrated Environmental Authorisation (IEA) for a Musina copper-mining project.

Yea or nay for SEZ

News: 20 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Government’s plan for the establishment of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) with a metallurgical cluster between Musina and Makhado gained some more momentum this week with the first round of public meetings being held as part of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) and public participation process. This process will ultimately determine if the SEZ is given a “yea or nay”.


Deplorable state of Mara Research Station raises eyebrows

News: 19 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

All is definitely not well at the Mara Research Station, but the situation will hopefully change for the better soon through the intervention of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (LDARD).


Gees by Interhoër loop hoog!

Video: 21 February 2020

Hoërskool Louis Trichardt het vanjaar uit hul pad gegaan met die aanbied van die jaarlikse interhoër-atletiekbyeenkoms.

Written by: Andries van Zyl




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