Editor’s note

Why I can’t wait for Spring

Is it just me, or has this year’s Winter been an absolute disappointment? It was barely cold – the morning and evening chills just confused us while we reverted back to Summer mode during the day. Also, it’s like nothing much has changed. Everything still looks the same outside. I can remember when I was…

A tourist in my own country

My husband and I recently visited the Kruger National Park. I had never been to the park before, and my husband had not been there in 17 years, so we both felt like tourists. Of course we were in awe of the wild animals roaming about, but what was even more awe-inspiring to us were…

I am proud to be a woman

“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism and sexism” – Oprah Winfrey.

To Facebook or not to Facebook …

I would like to discuss something which I feel is starting to get a little out of hand. What I am referring to is a little monster called Facebook, and the need people seem to feel to feed it with all sorts of garbage. Before I delve into the subject, one question I keep asking…

Mandela Day not a happy one for all

So another Mandela Day has come and gone, and again it was a day when countless numbers of community members of all shapes and sizes came together to make a difference in the lives of many less fortunate individuals. For me, however, Mandela Day has a very different meaning, and I often celebrate it with…

It’s exclusively for you!

They’re subtle yet effective changes which just add to your reading pleasure … I hope!

Why so inconsiderate?

I am very fortunate not to have to spend a lot of time stuck in traffic when travelling to and from work. But something that has been bugging me for quite a while is that most motorists (and I include myself) are very inconsiderate of others on the road. I travel to work on Voortrekker…

We don’t need such negativity

Reporting on these matters is not easy and sometimes my journalists are put into very difficult situations

Heaven needed you more …

Two beautiful people passed away this past week. One of them we at the News knew very well and the other person was quite well-known in the community. One lost her battle against a terrible disease while the other succumb to various ailments. Fifteen-year-old Ruby Ballack and 33-year-old Riaan Smit have entered eternity and we,…

We pray for you Knysna

Seeing the devastation and reading about the heartache occurring in Knysna and surrounds has left me in awe. In awe because our community came together to provide relief – and I for one am tremendously proud to call Krugersdorp my home. You have once again proved that your kindness towards your fellow-man knows no bounds….
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