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Another account slip-up for Makhado

News: 10 December 2018 By: Andries van Zyl

All is obviously not well within the Makhado Municipality’s financial department. Following hard on the heels of their recent property rates blunder, where thousands of municipal account holders were not charged property rates for a number of months, what came to light this week is that local taxpayers have been paying a little bit more than they should as a result of a calculation error on their monthly accounts.

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.

Keeping any wild animal without a permit is illegal

News: 01 December 2018 By Jo Robinson

The Louis Trichardt SPCA wants to make sure that people are aware that keeping any wild animal without a permit, regardless of how one finds it, is illegal. That does not mean that people should leave an injured or at-risk creature to face certain death, but keeping them in one's home thereafter, caged or otherwise, is illegal.

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