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Hot air balloon competition wows everyone

The quiet of the morning was broken by the sounds of a massive fan and a flamethrower, and everyone flocked around the baskets and heated up their heads with the flames above. The Afrox South African Hot Air Balloon Championships hosted by Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris had various challenges. The News was there to share the experience.

New Tower of Life Women’s Shelter

It has been over three months since the women at the Tower of Life shelter were urged to seek alternative accommodation while the founders, Melodie van Brakel, Gert Jonker and Dominee Anton Mieny made it their priority to find a property where these women and their children can find refuge and safety.

Little Foot’s unveiling

Introducing Little Foot: South Africa’s oldest, virtually complete fossil human ancestor, previewed for the first time in a completely cleaned and reconstructed state. Professor Ron Clarke spent 20 years excavating and preparing the fossil. Now Clarke and a team of international experts are conducting a full set of scientific studies on it. The results of these studies are expected to be published in a series of scientific papers in high impact, peer reviewed international journals in the near future.

Family of nine left with nothing after fire

Widower Nick Groenewald, together with his children and grandchildren, has lived in this house for the past three years and never experienced a day’s trouble with the electricity. The News visited the family after a devastating fire broke out.

Rusty the Rhino launches in Netcare Krugersdorp Hospital

Rusty’s program aims to help children eat nutritional food in hospital to ensure a speedy recovery of patient. Children who eat their nutritional food in hospitals with this program are rewarded with a certificate, a star sticker and a huge hug from rusty. They also receive colouring sheets and crayons to enjoy while they’re recovering and to make their time in bed feel a little shorter.

Residents take law into own hands

Residents of the Makhulagama informal settlement near West Village rioted after police told them that it is illegal to take the law into their own hands. The News was there to capture the chaos.

[Breaking] Truck – 1, Car – 0

Images from the scene where three people sustained injuries, one being left in a critical condition, when a car and a truck collided on Albertina Sisulu Road (Main Reef Road) near the intersection of Station Street, Luipaardsvlei at about noon today, 25 May.

Furry friends enjoy the company of volunteers

During Husky Heavens’ annual Spring Day fund raiser, volunteers could enjoy the company of the rescued huskies while taking them to the large play area and giving them much needed baths.

Reopening of Krugersdorp West Swimming Pool

Community members enjoyed the warm weather and icy cold water on Saturday, 8 October after Mogale City Local Municipality officially reopened the Krugersdorp West Swimming Pool to the public.

West Rand Businesses awarded

Many of the West Rand’s most prominent businesses came out to celebrate yet another successful year.
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