Date: 18 May 2019 By: Andries van Zyl
Louis Trichardt will play host once again to the ever-popular Kremetart One Day Stage Race on Saturday, 8 June.
Presented for the 29th time, the Kremetart is the only one-day, four-stage race in South Africa with ZZ2 as main sponsor this year.
Residents of Louis Trichardt and surrounds should, however, take note of several important road closures on the day of the race.
For the start of the race, the N1 will be closed from the Stubbs Street traffic circle in Louis Trichardt to Waterpoort from 06:00 to 09:00. Roads affected by this closure include the Witvlag and Bluegumspoort turn-offs (06:00 to 09:00), the Dzanani/Nzhelele turn-off (06:00-09:00), the Waterpoort turn-off (06:00 to 11:00) and the Musina turn-off (06:00 to 11:00).
The R521 (Alldays to Vivo road) will be closed from 09:00 to 14:00, with the Buysdorp/Tshikwarani road being closed from 09:00 to 16:00. The Schoemansdal/Louis Trichardt road will be closed from 06:00 to 17:00.
Andries joined the Zoutpansberger and Limpopo Mirror in April 1993 as a darkroom assistant. Within a couple of months he moved over to the production side of the newspaper and eventually doubled as a reporter. In 1995 he left the newspaper group and travelled overseas for a couple of months. In 1996, Andries rejoined the Zoutpansberger as a reporter. In August 2002, he was appointed as News Editor of the Zoutpansberger, a position he holds until today.