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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).

Inbrekers teister plaaslike besighede

News: 18 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Die uiters negatiewe ekonomiese impak van die Covid-19 pandemie het klaarblyklik tans ‘n toename in misdaad in Louis Trichardt tot gevolg, veral wat inbrake by besighede betref.

Brave young Ryan fought valiantly

News: 17 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Almost a month on, many are still struggling to come to grips with the untimely death of the vibrant little Ryan Burchell from Louis Trichardt, who died on 23 August. For just over a year, this brave six-year-old fought valiantly after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Rhabdomyosarcoma in July 2019.

Divyesh Joshi continues to make his hometown proud

News: 12 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Divyesh Joshi continues to make his hometown of Louis Trichardt proud after being selected as a finalist in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (SAICA) 2020 Top-35-under-35 competition.

Matrieks meen hulle is gereed vir “finale hekkie”

News: 11 September 2020 By Pétria de Vaal

Die Graad 12’s is midde-in hulle Rekordeksamen en die eindeksamen is om die draai. Die Zoutpansberger het by ‘n paar Graad 12’s gaan hoor of hulle gereed voel vir die eksamens, of hulle alle werk onder die knie het ná die grendeltyd-onderbreking en ook wat die emosionele impak van die hele pandemie op hulle was of steeds is. Is hulle gereed vir die volgende stap in die opvoedingsketting ná matriek?

Don’t get caught off (virus)guard

News: 10 September 2020 By Andries van Zyl

Although the “hype” surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic may have quieted down a bit, South Africans are warned not to let their [virus]guard down.


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