Unidentified body found

13 September 2021

Northam – The body of an unidentified male was discovered in front of Bonanza Shops, on the Swartklip Road outside Northam on Sunday morning, 5 September.

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Robbers with a taste for whiskey

13 September 2021

Northam – Northam Police are investigating a case of business robbery with a firearm after three men robbed a tavern in extension 2 Northam on Saturday 4 September.

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The landgrab issue 

Is it the real issue?

13 September 2021

Northam – Northam became subject to the latest spat of illegal landgrabs in South Africa on Saturday 4 September.

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Look Ma, there goes a shack!

07 September 2021

Northam – The Northam community was hot under the collar on Saturday 28 August after Thabazimbi Local Municipality (TLM) employees were seen dragging a shack through the streets. TLM apparently received complaints about the shack that was erected at the taxi rank. Employees were instructed to remove the shack but did not have the correct tools on hand to disassemble it, so they made a plan. “The shack had to be moved, we were just doing our jobs,” a municipal employee told Platinum Bushvelder.    

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Vure saai verwoesting in Thaba

06 September 2021

Thabazimbi – Verskeie vure rondom Thabazimbi het groot skade aangerig op Saterdag 28 Augustus. Sentrum, Thaba Begraafplaas en Cheetah Safari het swaar gelei onder die veldbrand wat baie vinnig versprei het. Thaba Fire and Rescue en Thabazimbi Gemeenskap Polisiëring Forum het hand aan hand gewerk met hulp van die Amandelbult Complex se noodgeval reaksie span om die vure te beveg. Hulp het ook van heinde en verre gekom om te kom help. 

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Heroes rising from the ashes

06 September 2021

Thabazimbi – When a fire broke out on Saturday 28 August, Matlabas Plaaswag rushed to the aid of farmers living along the Matlabas River in the Inkerman area outside Thabazimbi. 

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Entangled rgino survived

31 August 2021

Thabazimbi – Fences are necessary, but hazardous to wildlife and birds who are injured or die if they get entangled or trapped in the wire.

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Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

30 August 2021

*Full credit to Bizcommunity www.bizcommunity.com

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year.

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He’ll be fleeing to the mountain when they come...

23 August 2021

Thabazimbi – Clayton Barnard and his fiancé Charmaine Holtzhausen woke up at 03:00 on Sunday 15 August ready to embark on a new chapter in their lives.

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Fatality at Zondereinde

23 August 2021

Northam – On Saturday, 14 August, a fatality was reported on Northam Zondereinde. Tomas Jose Mugabe, a team leader at the mine sadly lost his life when a hopper derailed underground and caused a tramming accident.

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