How to smash and grab a brand new stadium in SA – New Tshwane stadium worth R44.3 million already in ruins in less than a year

Thieves have stolen almost the entire Zithobeni stadium near Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng, which was built for R44.3 million just over a year ago by the Tshwane metro. Water pipes, electrical fittings, door and window frames, and the cafeteria’s roll-down service opening have been stolen, and now the perimeter fence is going. Urinals, toilet bowls, basins and copper pipe fittings have been ripped from the walls of all the ablution facilities. Bathroom fittings that could not be stolen have been destroyed and turned into a heap of rubble, with electrical fittings also ripped off the walls and rafters. Almost the entire facility’s doors, as well as door and window frames, have either been stolen or vandalised. The cafeteria’s roll-down service opening has been stolen, with dressing rooms and guardrooms not spared the rampage. Water is seeping and flowing around after thieves stole pipe fittings and taps, with freshly painted walls covered in obscene statement…
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Shock at costly funeral for Tshwane ANC councillor where taxpayers had to fork out a whopping R576 000

Tshwane council Speaker Katlego Mathebe has been mired in controversy after allegations surfaced that her office unlawfully forked out a whopping R576 000 for catering at a late ANC councillor’s funeral. The matter, which has baffled even the official opposition ANC, came to light during the ordinary council sitting last Thursday. At the meeting, Mathebe’s office submitted a report detailing how it was forced to deviate from the Supply Chain Management Act when it procured services for funeral preparations. Winterveldt ANC councillor Esther Matumane, who was afforded a civic funeral, died outside her home after being shot several times in September. Senior ANC councillor Mapiti Matsena expressed shock at claims that the City parted with R500 000 to cover aspects of the funeral costs. “An amount of R576 000 is extremely high for procuring a service provider.” The amount was probably spent on buying groceries for the bereaved family, given that civic funeral polici…
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EFF warns Rosslyn companies during protest: Police won’t be able to protect you – demand a basic minimum wage of R12 500

Thousands of EFF members, some who work in the area, marched on Thursday to demand a basic minimum wage of R12 500 and worker ownership and control to the South African Breweries, PRAGA Technical, BMW, Nissan, Afrit Trailers and Coca-Cola. Tshwane Secretary Nqobile Mhlongo told BMW that workers will close down the area if their demands are not met. “There is no political or police force which will protect companies in Rosslyn area from thousands of workers. Companies must not wait until there is no time and there is social instability which will collapse business in the area until they extend ownership of companies to workers. The sooner we realise economic freedom for workers, the better for Rosslyn to grow economically.” The party’s deputy chairperson Leofi Leshabane said workers have complained to Nissan about being on night shift for several years without any rotation but nothing has been done. There are also complaints of racism at Afrit Trailers and Praga Tech…
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10-jarige Seun van Pretoria al ’n week lank opsoek

Die 10-jarige seun Johannes Venter van Pretoria-Noord word reeds sedert Dinsdag 30 Oktober 2018 vermis. Woordvoerder van die organisasie Pink Ladies, Dessie Rechner, sê dat Johannes Phillip Venter se ouma hom skool toe geneem het op die betrokke dag wat hy verdwyn het. Hy is ’n leerder van die Laerskool Voortrekker Eeufees in Presidentsraat, maar het geen van sy klasse daardie dag bygewoon nie. Volgens Rechner het die seun se pa hom na bewering by die skool kom haal, waarna hulle saam in Shoprite in Pretoria-Noord gesien is. Venter het ’n groen skoolsak met ’n wapen daarop by hom gehad. Die seun se ma is oorlede en het by sy ouma gewoon. Volgens Rechner word die saak ook deur die polisie ondersoek. Die organisasie Pink Ladies, ʼn organisasie wat dit daarop toespits om vermiste mense op te spoor. Enigeen met inligting oor waar Venter hom bevind, kan die polisie van Pretoria-Noord by 082 319 9798 of Pink Ladies by 072-214-7439, 083-378-4882 of 086-001-0111 bel. …
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Waarskuwing: Nuwe dwelm middel, soortgelyk aan dagga, laat beland jong tieners in ernstige toestand in hospitaal

Polisie het dringend 'n onbekende stof vir forensiese toetsing gestuur, na 14 jong volwassenes en tieners wat in Pretoria woonagtig is na die hospitaal gehaas moes word nadat hulle ’n onbekende kruiemengsel wat bekend staan as puff or blazing gebruik het. Dit kom na die voorval waar drie tieners van Pretoria-Wes, Maandagmiddag na die hospitaal gehaas moet word, geklee nog in hul skooldrag, nadat hulle die onbekende stof gerook het. Xander Loubser, woordvoerder van BestCare, het die voorval bevestig en gesê dat die drie tieners in 'n ernstige toestand was en is behandel vir simptome soos aanvalle, psigose, naarheid, braking en hallusinasies. Al drie tieners is gestabiliseer en na die Eugene Marais-hospitaal vervoer vir verdere mediese sorg. https://youtu.be/VA8K6RLqHoo In 'n video wat wat geneem is, kan gesien word hoe een van die leerlinge, met ’n drup in sy arm, hewig veg en baklei met een van die paramedici. Daar kan ook op die greep gehoor word dat die seun on…
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Bogus doctor arrested for issuing medical certificates to people applying for or renewing their driver’s licenses

A 50-yeard old man pretending to be a licensed medical practitioner was arrested by the Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) at the Waltoo licensing department on Tuesday. It appears that the man was issuing medical certificates to individuals who applied for new or to renew their driver’s licenses. When questioned by the police, the man claimed to be a qualified doctor. TMPD officers got in touch with the health professional council of South Africa and verified that the so called medical practitioner was operating illegally, as his medical license was suspended. The bogus doctor was arrested and will appear in court soon. Read the original article on Rekord East.
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South Africa’s first clear-water lagoon is Pretoria’s new ‘beach’

Landlocked Pretoria just got a new ‘beach’ thanks to South Africa’s first clear-water lagoon. It took Balwin Properties two years to make history in Sub-Saharan Africa, by constructing the first ‘beach’ of its kind. The Blyde, which officially opened on 8 September, is an exclusive housing estate in Pretoria East, which features 1.5-hectare The Blyde. Cost of construction While it’s unlikely to replace the seasonal exodus to coastal hotspots, Pretoria’s new ‘beach’ and residential complex provides an unusual oasis for residents of The Blyde. The project, which was spearheaded in partnership with Crystal Lagoons in 2016, cost an estimated R4.2 billion to construct and is only accessible to residents of The Blyde. While The Blyde’s lagoon is definitely the main attraction, other facilities include a restaurant, gym, spa, concierge, laundromat, and multi-purpose sports fields. Residents can enjoy swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing on the lagoon. Environme…
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Booswigte steel kerkklok van NG kerk Wespoort in Danville

’n NG kerk in die weste van Pretoria se kerkklok is soek nadat booswigte verlede week baie moeite gedoen en swaar gedra het om dit te steel. Dié klok van die NG kerk Wespoort in Danville weeg maklik meer as 100 kg. “Ek hoop die mense wat die klok gesteel het, word gevang, sodat hulle dit weer kan terugsit. Ek sal graag wil sien hoe hulle dit gaan regkry,” sê Koos du Raan, die koster. Du Raan sê daar is Maandag die eerste keer opgemerk die klok hang nie meer in sy boog aan die bo-punt van die kerktoring nie. Die klok word net op spesiale geleenthede gelui, soos op begrafnisse en middernagdienste. ’n Ouderling het Maandag die klok se ketting in die binneplaas naby die kerkgebou sien lê. “Groot was ons verbasing toe ons omdraf en sien die klok is weg,” sê Du Raan. Die diewe het vermoedelik oor die kerk se agterste muur geklouter nadat hulle die lemmetjiesdraad in die hoek platgedruk het. Du Raan wys na die leer wat teen die agterkant van die kerkgebou is, w…
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Oom Paul spog nou met ‘n splinternuwe baadjie by sy graf

Nadat sy graf in Julie vanjaar gevandaliseer is, het Jacques Müller, 'n beeldhouer van Centurion, aangebied om nie net die beskadigde borsbeeld op die graf van oudpres. Paul Kruger te restoureer nie, maar 'n hele nuwe beeld vanuit graniet en marmer te kap. Die nuwe Kruger-monument is gister op oom Paul se 193ste verjaarsdag onthul.
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