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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).

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.


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