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AG report shows that VDM is in shambles

News: 17 February 2019 By Anton van Zyl

The Vhembe District Municipality is in shambles. Apart from continuous strikes, non-existent service delivery and allegations of massive fraud, the Auditor-General (AG) has stopped short of describing their bookkeeping as being in total chaos.

Just keep on paying for our mistakes?

News: 16 February 2019 By Andries van Zyl

“Nothing but glorified stealing!” This is how well-known businessman Mr Robert Rauch from Louis Trichardt describes the property rates he is being charged monthly according to the latest valuation roll for 2018 to 2023 which came into effect on 1 July last year.

Dit sous behoorlik!

News: 15 February 2019 By Andries van Zyl

Dit is seker die natste droogte nog wat die Soutpansberg distrik in maande beleef het. Nat omdat daar plek-plek al amper 200 mm reën die afgelope twee dae geval het en droog omdat inwoners van Louis Trichardt en omstreke se krane vir dae lank al droog bly.

Did an early photographer capture Boer leader's “likeness”?

News: 11 February 2019 By Anton van Zyl

In last week’s edition, we set the stage for a “history mystery”. We introduced a photo proclaimed to be that of the Voortrekker leader, Andries Hendrik Potgieter, and started questioning its authenticity. Potgieter died in December 1852, but we mentioned that the first reports of photography in South Africa date back to 1846. It could possibly be a genuine photo, but it could also be that the photograph so commonly used next to articles about the Boer commandant is a fake.

Mamba pik slangman

News: 10 February 2019 By Andries van Zyl

Plaaslike slangkenner en -vanger Jan ‘Slang’ van Rooyen moes die afgelope week ‘n onbeplande noodbesoek aan die hospitaal bring, nadat hy deur ‘n mamba gepik is.

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