Archive for August, 2016

The bus rolled down an embankment. Photo: ER24

Bus Rolls, 50 Injured

26th August 2016 at 1:54 pm 0 comments

According to ER24 spokeperson Russel Meiring at least 50 children (15-18) were injured this afternoon after a school bus rolled down an embankment off the R603 in Umbumbulu in KwaZulu Natal. ER24 paramedics, along with various services, found the bus lying on its roof down a small embankment. Most ofRead More

Change your Burial Habits, City Urges

Change your Burial Habits, City Urges

26th August 2016 at 1:42 pm 0 comments

Bury your loved ones in the week, the City of Cape Town recently urged people. According to a statement released by the City 70% of funerals take place on Saturdays resulting in traffic congestion and overcrowding of cemeteries. Lack of space Of the city’s 40 cemeteries only 20 are fullyRead More

Afriforum's Hillel Coetzer and Charlene's father Charlie Daniels. Photos: Afriforum

Girl electrocuted; AfriForum lays Charges

26th August 2016 at 11:53 am 1 comment

AfriForum, in conjunction with a branch of the civil rights organisation in Leandra, has laid complaints of murder and culpable homicide against two employees of the Govan Mbeki Local Municipality. The complaints arise from the death of Charlene Jacobs (8) from Leandra. Charlene was electrocuted on the afternoon of 10Read More

‘Dog Whisperer’ accused of Animal Cruelty

‘Dog Whisperer’ accused of Animal Cruelty

26th August 2016 at 10:28 am 0 comments

A Mossel Bay dog trainer has been charged with animal cruelty. The man, who had the reputation of a ‘dog whisperer’, has been practicing in Mossel Bay for 3-4 years. Claims that he had caused the death of a small dog and loss of hearing in others caused the localRead More

Baie mooi en heerlike brood. Foto's: Colyn Serfontein

Colyn Bak Brood

26th August 2016 at 6:51 am 0 comments

Bobaas kok Colyn Serfontein van Colyn Maak Man Kos-faam was skoon verlief toe hy die beet-en-wortelbrood sien. Hy moes dit eenvoudig self bak, en ‘n woeste jaagtog na die resep het gevolg. Hy vertel hieronder oor wat gevolg het. “Die mense wat my goed ken weet dat prentjies my geweldigRead More

Mia Erasmus and Nikita ... Photos: Provided

Young Ice Queens

26th August 2016 at 5:53 am 0 comments

High times and hard falls. This seems to sum up the life of a top ice skater. But if you ask WP ice skaters Mia Erasmus (15) and Nikita Calitz (16), both learners at Melkbosstrand Private School, if they would have it any other way they would say ‘no.’ TheRead More

The pitbull was treated on the scene before being rushed to an animal hospital. Photo: SA Paramedic Services

Pittie Pulls Through

24th August 2016 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

A pit bull that was so badly mauled yesterday that it was considered to be in a critical condition, has pulled through. The pit bull was attacked by a dog that had broken out of a property in Plattekloof. South African Paramedic Services were summoned to the scene, and rushedRead More

The ostriches were found in the veld between Mamre and the R27.

Ostriches: Whodunnit?

24th August 2016 at 12:27 pm 2 comments

Nobody seems to know what happened to these poor ostriches. Do you? One of our readers photographed the remains of what looks like 10 ostriches in the veldt between Mamre and the R27. According to our reader, “The case was reported to the Atlantis Police Station and followed up withRead More

Amor with Carla van der Spuy who wrote the book. Photo: Provided

How Joey Haarhoff’s Daughter overcame her Legacy

24th August 2016 at 9:49 am 0 comments

Today Amor van der Westhuyzen can call herself a survivor. As the daughter of the notorious Joey Haarhoff, mistress of the paedophile and suspected serial killer Gert “Bokkie” van Rooyen she has been through purgatory. The bad years did not end on 16 January 1990 when Van Rooyen shot HaarhoffRead More

This hydroponic lab was found in a home in Flamingo Vlei. Photo: Provided

That Pong was all Wrong

23rd August 2016 at 1:08 pm 1 comment

It was something in the air that got a young man from Table View busted. The 18-year-old was arrested on Friday after members of the public alerted the police to the smell of dagga coming from a house in a complex in Flamingo Vlei. When Constables Lubabalo Makhubalo and MzukisiRead More

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