Boerenooiens staan dapper hul man deur aanvallers op ’n afstand te hou

Hannelie Jacobs (59), haar dogter Suretha (29) en haar 81-jarige ma, Grietjie van Vuuren, het dapper hul man gestaan en daarin geslaag om die aanvallers op ‘n afstand te hou tot hulp opgedaag het. Die drie vroue en vier kinders, waaronder ‘n ses-dae-oue baba, was alleen op die plaas in Krokodildrift-Wes toe drie aanvallers kort na 22:00 die vensters van die huis met klippe uitgegooi en die deure en veiligheidsdeure afgebreek het. “Ek was in die kamer saam met een van die kinders toe die venster agter my in skerwe spat. Ek het gesê hy moet na sy ma toe hardloop. Daar was drie mans en die volgende oomblik het vensters oral in die huis gebreek en hulle het groot klippe na ons gegooi,” het Hannelie aan Kormorant vertel. “Die rowers het die deur en veiligheidsdeur met ‘n pik oopgekap en in die huis ingekom. Hulle het die pik na Suretha en my ma gegooi. My dogter het gesê ek moet die kinders in die badkamer gaan toesluit. Ek het die kinders gegryp en gehardloop. Suretha het …
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Talle woonbuurte in Pretoria dalk vandag sonder water

Die Tshwane-metro het gewaarsku dat talle woonbuurte in Pretoria Dinsdag moontlik sonder watertoevoer gaan wees. Lindela Mashigo, woordvoerder van die metro, het gesê die metro se waterverskaffer, Rand Water, het die raad kennis gegee dat die Garsfontein-reservoir in die ooste van die stad afgeskakel gaan word vir beplande instandhoudingswerk. “Watertoevoer sal van 09:00 tot omstreeks 23:00 afgeskakel wees om ʼn ou watermeter met ʼn moderne een te vervang. Voor dié tydperk sal die reservoir tot sy maksimum kapasiteit gevul wees om water aan die woonbuurte te voorsien, maar inwoners word egter versoek om water spaarsamig te gebruik om te verhoed dat dié water opgebruik word, anders sal dit tot wateronderbrekings lei,” het Mashigo gesê. Die woonbuurte wat geraak sal word indien wateronderbrekings plaasvind, is Bergtuin, Colbyn, Derdepoort, East Lynne, Ekklesia, Jan Niemandpark, Kenley-kleinhoewes, Kilnerpark, Koedoespoort, Montana, Môregloed, Queenswood, Rietfontein, Rieto…
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Die busse in die Tshwane-metro ry al weer nie

Selby Bokaba, woordvoerder van die metro, sê busbestuurders het Woensdag omstreeks 12:00 opgehou werk en alle hekke by al die busdepots gesluit om busse te verhinder om die depots te verlaat. “Hulle weier om redes te verskaf waarom hulle staak.” Die stakende busbestuurders is lede van die Suid-Afrikaanse Munisipale Werkersunie (Samwu). “Ander busbestuurders van ander vakbonde soos Imatu (die Municipal and Allied Trade Union) wil werk, maar het uit vrees vir hul lewe ook nie vir werk opgedaag nie.” Die metro sal dringend met die stakende werkers vergader om ’n oplossing te probeer vind om hul “onbekende griewe” te hanteer. “Die bestuur van die metro meen onderhandelings is die beste en enigste oplossing om die griewe van die werknemers op te klaar, wat dit ook al mag wees. “Ons vra ons buspendelaars om verskoning vir die ongerief wat hulle weens die staking ervaar. Ons doen ’n beroep op hulle om ander reisreëlings te tref. Ons sal hulle op die hoogte van sake h…
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Gauteng MEC shuts down vehicle testing stations

Two private vehicle testing stations in Soweto and Pretoria have been shut down due to alleged fraud and corruption. Gauteng roads and transport MEC Ismail Vadi said on Monday: ''The Innovative Roadworthy Testing Station in Soweto, owned by Themba Nxumalo, and the Hercules Roadworthy Centre in Pretoria, jointly owned by Ahmed Suliman Ismail and Afzal Abramjee, were closed down on Friday after an investigation by the provincial roads and transport department. ''As part of the Gauteng government’s commitment to improving road safety and its zero tolerance approach towards fraud and corruption, registration certificates of these two testing stations were cancelled on 1 March.'' He said the closing of the testing stations came after an investigation by his department and law enforcement authorities. Three vehicle examiners and one cashier were arrested at the Innovative Roadworthy Testing Station in Soweto in October 2017. ''Similarly, a management representative and th…
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Social media posts hamper Pretoria cash heist probe

False information on social media following a daring heist on the N4 on Friday was hampering investigations, police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said on Monday. He said some dishonest social media users were spreading misinformation that three suspects were later caught, shot and killed by the police. He warned that some people were misleading the public by posting photographs on social media. “Concerned citizens who sought justice need not be entertained by such reports, but work with the police to help catch the culprits.” Masondo was speaking on the incident which happened last week in which nine men armed with rifles shot at a G4 Security vehicle, forcing it to stop, on the N4 between Ga-Rankuwa and the R80. The suspects then overwhelmed three security officers out of the vehicle before using explosives to destroy the truck. Masondo said the security officers were not harmed in the process and the private companies involved in the cash-in-transit he…
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Passasiers val treindrywers met klippe aan by Koedoespoort-treinstasie in Pretoria

Ontstoke passasiers by die Koedoespoort-treinstasie in Pretoria het twee treindrywers van die United National Transport Union (Untu) aangeval en die bestuurskajuite met klippe bestook. Dit volg nadat Metrorail-treine Woensdagoggend vertraag was. Luidens ’n verklaring deur Untu, het albei “ervare” treindrywers gevrees vir hul lewe en die lewe van die twee studente wat saam met hulle in die kajuit was. “Die passasiers het groot klippe voor die trein gepak en die trein met klippe gegooi. Die glas en klippe het op ons neergestort,” sê Kgaripane Mogashoa (42) in die verklaring. Sy het die treinbeheerbeampte gebel en is gemagtig om met die roete voort te gaan. Mogashoa was op pad van Pienaarspoort na Pretoria, maar moes noodgedwonge by ’n rooi sein stop. Volgens Mogashoa was die student wat saam met haar was, histeries. Die trein het veilig by die Pretoria-treinstasie aangekom. Mogashoa en die student ontvang berading. Sy was ook die treindrywer wat twee ja…
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Teetuin by die Sammy Marks-mu­seum moet deure sluit ná 25 jaar

Eers het die Pretoria Boeremark by die Pioniersmu­seum in die slag gebly, toe is dit Tant Miertjie se kombuisrestaurant by die Willem Prinsloo-museum wat sy deure moet sluit. Nou is die nuutste slagoffer van Ditsong Museums van Suid-Afrika glo The Rose Garden-teetuin by die Sammy Marks-mu­seum, wat sy deure ná 25 suksesvolle jare moet sluit. Volgens Werner Weinbeck (74), eienaar van die teetuin, is dit vir hom vreeslik hartseer om sy deure nou ná al die jare te sluit omdat Ditsong Museums glo besluit het om die teetuin op tender uit te sit. Werner Weinbeck, eienaar van The Rose Garden-teetuin by die Sammy Marks-museum, moet sy gereelde klante nou ná 25 suksesvolle jare groet. “Hierdie was my plek. Dis so mooi en rustig hier by die mu­seum. Ek het elke dag met ’n lied in my hart kom werk. Dis die einde van ’n baie goeie hoofstuk in my lewe. Ek is verpletter, maar ek het nie ’n ander keuse as om aan te beweeg nie,” sê Weinbeck. Benewens die teetuin het Weinbeck ook…
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Oom Paul statue excluded from monument; EFF threat to topple it

OOM Paul’s statue at Church Square is the subject of debate yet again, after the city council resolved to support a motion by the EFF that it be excluded from the Lalela Freedom of Expression Monument. However, there is still no mention of whether the statue will be removed or not. The resolution was passed during a council sitting on Thursday. It was opposed by the ANC, which said this would be “against the party policies on statues and heritage”. Last year, mayor Solly Msimanga said Church Square would be transformed into a place of open-air entertainment, called the Lalela Freedom of Expression Monument. Work has already started at the historic site. Msimanga said the Lalela project was aimed at bringing about vibrancy in public activities in the inner city. At the time, he said the statue would remain in place as the inner city regeneration project changed the face of Church Square around it. EFF councillor MoAfrika Mabogwane proposed that Paul Kruger’s st…
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Nehawu to intensify Unisa strike, may spread to Tuks

WORKERS at the University of Pretoria could soon join their Unisa counterparts in a strike for higher wages, the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) said yesterday. As the strike at Unisa entered its fourth day yesterday, Nehawu threatened to intensify its strike and mobilise members at other universities. Nehawu national organiser for higher education Ntsako Nombelani said this was not Unisa’s fight alone and next on the list to strike would be its members at Tuks. They too, according to Nombelani, were at loggerheads with the university with their wage rates. “In the next couple of weeks the strike will hit Tuks,” he said. Workers affiliated to Nehawu at and Tshwane University of Technology managed to score them themselves a good deal during negotiations last year. They agreed on a 7% hike, coupled with numerous benefits. Nombelani said that university was safe from the wage-related strikes. At Unisa, students were yet again hit as s…
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ANCYL, Vat Alles workers vow to bring Pretoria CBD to a standstill

No application had been received by Monday night for Friday’s planned shutdown of the city spearheaded by the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) Greater Tshwane region. Mayoral spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi said: “We are aware of the planned shutdown. However, no application has been received to our knowledge and thus the march will be unprotected and illegal.” Mgobozi said the DA-led administration hoped there would be no loss to life or limb, or damage to property, and that proceedings would be conducted within the ambit of law. Metro Police spokesperson Nonhlanhla Mgiba also confirmed that no application had been received for the planned march. Mgiba said the City had only received a request for a march by former Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees. Mgiba said the ANCYL march had not yet been approved due to requirements still pending. However, the route to be taken would be communicated once the march was approved. “Should this march be approved, the …
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