Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

30 August 2020

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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Vodacom Limpopo ramps up fight against theft from base stations

31 July 2020

Limpopo – Vandalism and cable theft cause millions of Rands worth of damage to the Vodacom Limpopo base stations. This ultimately leads to the increase in costs of mobile services, but more importantly than the monetary impact – criminals are cutting off communication to and from entire communities.

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Record-breaking pilot hole successfully completed at Zondereinde

31 July 2020

Northam – Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the raise-bore pilot hole for the planned Number 3 Shaft at Zondereinde mine’s western extension. The new shaft system will provide additional access from surface to the underground workings for hoisting of men, material, services and ore.

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Man forced out of moving vehicle

31 July 2020

Polokwane – Limpopo police have launched a manhunt for suspects who hijacked a VW Golf 3 along Nelson Mandela drive just outside Polokwane on Monday 6 July.

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Cigarette prices soaring…

24 July 2020

Polokwane – The cigarette ban, which has drawn criticism from many circles, has resulted in a price hike on the black market and a surge in criminal activity. A surge in confiscations of these illicit cigarettes has affected the supply and demand, pushing up the price of black-market cigarettes.

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Farmer stabbed with screwdriver

24 July 2020

Dwaalboom – Pine Pienaar was brutally attacked on his farm Langverwacht just outside Dwaalboom, on Sunday 19 July.

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Suné makes Thabazimbi proud

17 July 2020

Thabazimbi – Hoërskool Frikkie Meyer learner Suné Meyer entered her first national pageant competition, Miss Teenager Universe RSA.

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Nala veilig tuis

17 July 2020

Thabazimbi – Die Wentzel-gesin se huis is geleë op die hoek van Sesdelaan en Van der Bijlstraat in Thabazimbi. Hul woning grens aan die steilste deel van Van der Biljstraat se opdraand. Voertuie verloor telkens spoed teen die bult uit, loop agteruit, verloor beheer en bars dan deur hul heining. Die heining is reeds vier maal in die verlede herstel en dit is nou die vyfde keer wat hul ‘n eis by die versekering moet indien vir presies dieselfde probleem. 

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Mayor and speaker test positive for COVID-19

17 July 2020

Thabazimbi – The Thabazimbi Local Municipality (TLM) reported on Wednesday, 15 July, that both the mayor and speaker have tested positive for COVID-19. Both councillors, TLM executive mayor John Michael Fischer and TLM speaker Thane Hearne, are currently in self-isolation and are following health protocols.

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9 farm attacks (5 deaths) 1 - 8 July

10 July 2020

South Africa – While the national focus is on COVID-19, gender-based violence and children returning to school – other crimes such as farm attacks and murders get less attention. In Brits alone, two farm attacks occurred in a matter of hours.

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