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Communities evicted in Aapiesdoorndraai

BURGERSFORT – On Tuesday shack dwellers from Aapiesdoorndraai Farm 298, next to Dresden, were forced to flee their makeshift homes during a mass eviction by the Sheriff. Nearly 50 shacks built on vacant land were demolished.The Sheriff, accompanied by men clad in yellow T-shirts and helmets, came out in full force with trucks while they…

Pensioner continues to pursue her passion

Mpuru started with only three kids and currently has 90 children in her care.The crèche cares for children from three to six years, and has produced children who are currently excelling in high schools


LYDENBURG – Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (TCLM) has denied rumours that private companies contributed to paying off the Eskom debt. TCLM said in a statement that the municipality is continuously servicing the electicity debt through its own financial means. As a result, Eskom reduced the electricity disconnection by two-and-a-half hours per day in Mashishing, Lydenburg…

Road repairs leave many residents fuming

LYDENBURG – Residents of the town, Mashishing and Kellysville are not at all impressed with Thaba Chweu Local Municipality’s (TCLM) endeavour to repair roads instead of paying the outstanding electrical debt to Eskom. Disgruntled residents responded furiously to a post on TCLM’s Facebook page from November 5, stating, “We continue to refurbish our infrastructure for…

WARNING: Suspects escape from holding cells

Paris Mathebula (35) and Themba Zungu (23) are still at large. They were arrested for house robbery and kidnapping and attempted theft of a motor vehicle respectively.

Crime reports

It involved stop and searches as well as visiting communities in Extension 10. A 35-year-old Nigerian man was arrested with counterfeit clothes in his possession.”The team proceeded to the CBD where they arrested a Pakistani man who was also found selling counterfeit creams and lotions,” said communication officer of Burgersfort SAPS, Const Victoria Maluleka.