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  • SAPS warns against OTP fraud

    SAPS warns against OTP fraud SAPS warns against OTP fraud 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 6 April 2021 Should you be caught in a scam such as this, the bank will not be able to assist you in recovering your lost funds. Fraud cases are a crime of concern, as criminals are using another trend to defraud innocent persons of their hard earned savings. In the cases that have been reported thus far, the caller will identify himself as an individual working in the Banks Fraud Division. He states that a transaction has taken place on the victims account. The suspect has all personal particulars and profile of the victim, including details of bank accounts, linked accounts beneficiaries etc. The suspect then states that a transaction has appeared on an account which appears suspicious, and enquires from the victim if they have approved a transaction for a large amount of cash from their account, furnishing account details and when the victim replies in the negative, the caller informs the victim that he will reverse the charge if the victim can go onto their banking app. Once the victim has logged onto their banking app, the suspect tells the victim to supply One Time Password (OTP) that was sent via SMS to their cell phone, so that the transaction can be reversed. As soon as the OTP is given to the suspect, the suspect starts to transact on the account, increasing limits, adding beneficiaries and making payments and draining the account. Do not respond and do not supply the OTP, as this will grant the suspect full control of your account. Do not respond to these calls. Cut the call immediately, and contact your bank on their toll free numbers if you are uncertain. You can check your account privately. Do not give any OTP (One Time Password) over the phone to any individual. Your bank will not ask you for your passwords or an OTP. Losses amounting to nearly R70 000 have been reported from one victim alone. Should you be caught in a scam such as this, the bank will not be able to assist you in recovering your lost funds, as you have furnished your One Time Password (OTP) to the suspect and allowed permission to the suspect to transact on your account. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Manhunt for escaped duo launched by SAPS

    Manhunt for escaped duo launched by SAPS Manhunt for escaped duo launched by SAPS 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 27 January 2021 An internal investigation, that will look into how these suspects escaped, is underway. A vigorous manhunt has been launched by police in Mpumalanga following an incident where two dangerous suspects escaped from lawful custody earlier today, Tuesday 26 January 2021. The suspects are 24-year-old Sabelo Nkosi, and Njabulo Nsibande aged 27. The duo are said to have escaped at Gert Sibande District near Ermelo Correctional Centre. They were being transported from Breyten Magistrate's Court to the Correctional facility. Nkosi and Nsibande were initially arrested after they reportedly committed various offences in December 2016. These offences include murder, attempted murder, two counts of rape as well as two counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances and were both on trial for the said charges. The escapees appeared before the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court which was sitting at Breyten on Monday, 25 January 2021. Police urge members of the public including families of the suspects, to assist with information that may lead to their re-arrest. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Mmabatho Mafate on 072 610 5768 from Ermelo Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively members of the public can send information via MY SAPS APP which can be downloaded to any smartphone. All information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous. An internal investigation, that will look into how these suspects escaped, is underway. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • TLU SA Congress looks at new approach for agriculture

    TLU SA Congress looks at new approach for agriculture Prof. Andrè Duvenhage, the Research Director of Social Transformation at the North-West University. Mr. Henry Geldenhuys (previous deputy-president) was elected as the new president of TLU SA. The exiting president, Mr. Louis Meintjes. Prof. Andrè Duvenhage, the Research Director of Social Transformation at the North-West University. 1/4 Share GK CRONJE 15 September 2020 During the congress, Mr. Henry Geldenhuys (previous deputy-president) was elected as the new president of TLU SA. “It is an honour and highlight for me, but TLU SA is the priority,” he says. “Together, we will take TLU SA to new heights.” The congress elected Mr. Wannie Scribante (previous manager of the central region) as the new deputy president. Agriculture in South Africa, as well as the world, is on the verge of a new approach. That was the main message and theme of the annual congress of TLU SA, hosted recently. Due to lockdown regulations, the congress was hosted virtually for the first time this year, and regions and affiliations could attend via Zoom. The exiting president, Mr. Louis Meintjes, called on farmers to become more involved to ensure the existence of agriculture in the future. “I think the critical question is: Will you take part or will you stay behind? Are you changing or stagnating? Will you be more profitable or bankrupt?” Meintjes asked. Prof. Andrè Duvenhage, the Research Director of Social Transformation at the North-West University, confirmed this train of thought. “The situation will most probably only become worse going forward. The farming community is dependent on themself and self-help, and self-management looks like the best solution.” he stated. Prof. Duvenhage aslo warned that the amendment of Article 25, relating to land expropriation without compensation, would go ahead, and groups like the BLF and EFF will take matters into their own hands to cause widespread anarchy. “It is now the time to stand with each other and support each other. Build bridges to each other as agricultural organisations. Build bridges to each other as farmers. It is also the time to come up with alternative plans. It is the challenge of the new leadership of TLU SA to adjust to the changing circumstances to stay relevant in fundamental issues and to further the interests of farmers in all fields of life.” he concluded. During the congress, Mr. Henry Geldenhuys (previous deputy-president) was elected as the new president of TLU SA. “It is an honour and highlight for me, but TLU SA is the priority,” he says. “Together, we will take TLU SA to new heights.” The congress elected Mr. Wannie Scribante (previous manager of the central region) as the new deputy president. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Kendall power plant up to be scrapped

    Kendall power plant up to be scrapped 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 9 June 2020 Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has already instructed Eskom to stop operations at least at one of two Kendal power station units found to be posing serious health risks to the surrounding communities. Kendal, built in 1982 is not on the list as Eskom began shutting down some of its old power stations in 2019. It shut three units at the Hendrina power. Grootvlei was scheduled to close this year, and Komati by 2021. Environmental activists are mounting on pressure for a complete shutdown of the 4116MW Kendal power plant, located 40km west of eMalahleni, on the grounds its toxic emissions were killing people. However, there are fears that a shutdown of Kendal power station in Mpumalanga would paralyze several small businesses and destroy livelihoods in the coal mining towns. “Poisonous coal power plants must be shut down sooner rather than later, in a fair process that fully involves all coal workers and communities, and urgently replaced with cleaner, cheaper renewable power,” said Timothy Lloyd, attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights. Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has already instructed Eskom to stop operations at least at one of two Kendal power station units found to be posing serious health risks to the surrounding communities. Kendal, built in 1982 is not on the list as Eskom began shutting down some of its old power stations in 2019. It shut three units at the Hendrina power. Grootvlei was scheduled to close this year, and Komati by 2021. Arnot will be decommissioned by 2029. Concerned coal transporting businesses believe the move to decommission stations will put them out of business and leave coal mining towns with no economy. In a notice served on Eskom, Creecy said the power utility must stop operations at either unit one or unit five at Kendal within 30 days. Eskom submitted the units had been repaired, and their present problems were the result of poor coal quality, and due to poor quality of work on site. According to Eskom, it was crucial for the units to remain active for the utility to meet the country’s electricity demands and avoid or limit load shedding. However, Creecy found there was no merit in Eskom’s position, and that Eskom “misrepresented the facts” about the level of emissions from the units. “As an example, they claim that Unit 5 averaged less than 600mg/nM3 in February 2019. But according to the monthly Emissions Report for February 2019, the monthly average is estimated at 1227mg/nM3. It follows that the figure of 600mg/nM3 emanates from the fact that Eskom decided to add days in which the unit was switched off in determining the monthly average. Eskom is well aware that this is an unacceptable practice,” Creecy stated. The decision to force stoppage of one unit took into consideration the need to avoid load shedding, Creecy said. “In essence, the operation of units 1 and 5 should not be ceased simultaneously. In my view, this will allow (Eskom) an opportunity to carry out the required maintenance and remedial work on one unit at a time in order to bring the units in compliance with the requirements of the Atmospheric Emission Licence. I am mindful of the fact that the failure to take action to bring the power station back into compliance, among others, will continue to present serious environmental impacts and health threats to the affected communities,” she concluded. Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha stated that the station has been operating above the emission limits since the strike action late in 2018 left infrastructure vandalised and damaged. “During the strike the interior of the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) was vandalised and the functioning of the dust-handling plant compromised. To repair it, the ESPs of several generation units require long outages and the repairs on generation units can only be executed one after the other,” he said. Environmental NGO’s gave Creecy what they termed evidence that emissions from Kendal were responsible for as many as 274 deaths between November 2018 and October 2019. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Liggies vereer tydens prysuitdelingsfunksie

    Liggies vereer tydens prysuitdelingsfunksie Ammaarah Arbee, wat as die Dux Leerder vir Graad12 aangewys is met ‘n gemiddeld van 93.29%. Ammaarah Arbee, wat as die Dux Leerder vir Graad12 aangewys is met ‘n gemiddeld van 93.29%. 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 27 October 2020 “Baie geluk aan elke Liggie wat ‘n toekenning ontvang het. Die Liggies bedank ook graag vir TWK Agri, sowel as Ermelo Phoenix Rotary Klub, Top Carpets and Floors, Bernina, Mix and Match en ENA Boekwinkel wat die aand moontlik gemaak het.” Die leerders van Ligbron Akademie vir Tegnologie is Maandag, 19 Oktober, tydens die jaarlikse prysuitdelingsfunksie vereer vir hulle harde werk en getroue toewyding die afgelope jaar. Daar was baie pryse uitgedeel gedurende die funksie. Van die pryse sluit in die mees waardevolle senior krieketspeler: Ruben Herbst, grootste bydrae gelewer tot netbal in haar skool loopbaan: Jané Bosman, grootste bydrae gelewer tot hokkie in haar skool loopbaan en beste senior dogters hokkiespeler: Cara Bruwer, beste senior seuns hokkiespeler: Hardu Prinsloo en Siyabonga Willie, leierskap: Carla Barnard en Cristian Ortega, grootste bydrae gelewer op kulturele gebied gedurende skool loopbaan: Amor van der Walt, suiwer gebruik van Afrikaans, beste senior redenaar, beste Afrikaanse kreatiewe skrywer: Lelani Davel, top akademiese prestasie vir 2020 - Dux Leerder Graad 12, met ‘n gemiddeld van 93.29%, sowel as beste Engelse huistaal kreatiewe skrywer en tweetaligheid: Ammaarah Arbee. Ligbron Ambassadeurstoekenning – Cara Bruwer, beste senior netbalspeler: Siphosethu Mkwnazi en die beste bydrae gelewer tot bevordering van Afrikaans is skoolloopbaan is Schoeman Terblanche. “Baie geluk aan elke Liggie wat ‘n toekenning ontvang het. Die Liggies bedank ook graag vir TWK Agri, sowel as Ermelo Phoenix Rotary Klub, Top Carpets and Floors, Bernina, Mix and Match en ENA Boekwinkel wat die aand moontlik gemaak het.” < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Erries spog trots met nog ‘n suksesvolle EHS-Gholfdag

    Erries spog trots met nog ‘n suksesvolle EHS-Gholfdag 1/4 Share SH HATTINGH 16 March 2021 Daar was ‘n groot verskeidenheid pryse vir die 160 spelers wat ingeskryf was vir die gholfdag. Op Saterdag, 6 Maart, het Hoërskool Ermelo hulle jaarlikse gholfdag met groot sukses aangebied. Dit is elke jaar ‘n projek wat deur die Errieraad se ouers aangebied word, en die gemeenskap se betrokkenheid spreek boekdele oor die positiewe gesindheid teenoor EHS. Daar was ‘n groot verskeidenheid pryse vir die 160 spelers wat ingeskryf was vir die gholfdag. Vir die individuele wenners was daar spesifieke pryse: Naaste aan die pen, putjie 4: André Croeser, Naaste aan die pen, putjie 6: Derek Bouwer, Naaste aan die pen, putjie 14: DC Swart, Naaste aan die pen, putjie 16: Mamba Dumezane. Langste dryf, putjie 9: Chanté Boonstra, Langste dryf, putjie 18: Chanté Boonstra, Hoeveelheid gholfballe in houer, nommer 12: Bossie Bosman. Omdat die formaat van die gholfdag ‘n twee-bal-beter-bal was, was die pryse in stelle van twee elk, waaruit die wenners self kon kies. Daar is 24 plekke aangekondig, dus het 48 van die spelers pryse gekry. Die wenners van die dag is as volg: W. Dreyer en A. Croeser wen die dag met 49 punte. In die tweedeplek is F. du Plooy en P. van der Merwe met 47 punte. Op hulle hakke volg T. Leibbrandt en P. Leibbrandt ook met 47 punte. In die vierde plek is J. Nkondo en V. Simelane en E. Neveling en L. Velleman neem die vyfde plek in. “Hoërskool Ermelo bedank elke speler en borg wat bygedra het tot die sukses van 2021 se EHS-Gholfdag. Al die ondersteuning wat EHS onophoudelik ontvang is wat die Erries van krag tot krag laat groei. Baie geluk en dankie aan die Errieraad, en hul ouers met ‘n puik gereëlde funksie. Julle is die toonbeeld van waar toe die Erries in staat is.” < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Help the SANBS avoid crisis

    Help the SANBS avoid crisis 1/2 Share GK CRONJE 11 September 2020 “We are experiencing a high demand for blood from hospitals and are in dire need of blood donations across the country. Our Group O blood stocks have dropped significantly and we are appealing to all South Africans to donate a unit of blood in aid of those who need it most,” petitioned Silungile Mlambo, SANBS Chief Marketing Officer. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) is currently experiencing critical blood shortages. At a time when people are understandably focused on staying safe and avoiding contracting the COVID-19 infection, little concern is available for much else. COVID-19 restrictions have severely limited our ability to collect adequate blood stocks, particularly because we are not able to access schools, tertiary institutions and corporates, to host blood drives. As a result, our blood stocks have dropped significantly. We are hoping, however, that donors who are due to donate are able to find the time to make a difference to the lives of others by donating blood. SANBS aims to collect an average of 3000 units of blood every day, nationally. It is through planned, sustainable blood drives at companies, institutions and communities that we are able to achieve this collection target. They are appealing to the public to make venues available to us for mobile blood drives. Suitable venues include accessible spaces which are open to the public and large enough to ensure social distancing can be practiced. Read more in the next publication of the Tribune Newspaper. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Ermelo Phoenix Rotary gholfdag

    Ermelo Phoenix Rotary gholfdag Op die foto verskyn die wenners van die dag, M.O.T.H Club, saam met lede van die Phoenix Rotary. Op die foto staan Moaner van Heerden, saam met lede van die Phoenix Rotary en Deo Botha, wat die plakkaat, asook die rugby bal waar hy die hoogste bod gehad het tydens die veiling. Op die foto verskyn die wenners van die dag, M.O.T.H Club, saam met lede van die Phoenix Rotary. 1/2 Share SH HATTINGH 10 November 2020 Tydens die aand was daar ‘n plakkaat van Moaner van Heerden, asook ‘n ou rugbybal met ou springbok spelers se handtekening op opgeveil. Op Vrydag, 6 November, het die Phoenix Rotary dit goed gedink om ‘n gholfdag aan te bied wat deel is van hul geldinsamelings projek. Die dag is bekroon as ‘n suksesvolle dag, met 72 spelers wat deelgeneem het aan die kompetisie. Die spelers het die dag terdeë geniet. Die Phoenix wil graag die volgende borge bedank, waarsonder die dag nie so ‘n groot sukses kon wees nie: Brakecore, LMTEC, Wildman, African Sky Resorts, Jamdrop, Chryso, JC Studios Ermelo, Icon Metals and Oils, FC Benecke, DP Signs, Bell, Pick and Pay, Izimbali, Hardies bande, Bulldog Internet, Dalifin, Melrow Pharmacy, Corfuset, Flowcentric Mining, Allan’s Slaghuis en MP Fire and Signs. Die bekende oud-rugby speler Moaner van Heerden het ook kom oë wys, en heerlik saam met die spelers gekuier. Daar was smaaklike kos na die prysuitdeling beskikbaar, waaraan al die spelers gesmul het. Die wenners van die dag, met 108 punte, is die M.O.T.H Club, in die tweede plek was LMTEC met 103 punte, en kort op hulle hakke met 102 punte was Kwena Mining. Tydens die aand was daar ‘n plakkaat van Moaner van Heerden, asook ‘n ou rugbybal met ou springbok spelers se handtekening op opgeveil. Die Ermelo Phoenix Rotary wil graag van die gelentheid gebruik maak om almal te bedank vir die dag, asook vir elke speler wat die dag saam met hulle kom geniet het. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • EN Building Supplies Ermelo kondig wenner aan

    EN Building Supplies Ermelo kondig wenner aan 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 23 Junie 2020 EN Building Supplies Ermelo het ‘n kompetisie geloots in samewerking met Dulux, waar jy enige Dulux produkte kon koop vir R1 000 of meer, en kwalifiseer om ‘n patio verwarmer te wen. EN Building Supplies Ermelo het ‘n kompetisie geloots in samewerking met Dulux, waar jy enige Dulux produkte kon koop vir R1 000 of meer, en kwalifiseer om ‘n patio verwarmer te wen. Martin du Preez, of beter bekend as Mossel van Azucron, was die gelukkige wenner van die verwarmer. Op die foto verskyn Mossel, saam met Cornelius van der Merwe van EN Building Supplies. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Landties fietsryers vaar uitstekend

    Landties fietsryers vaar uitstekend 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 16 March 2021 Hulle het vir 'n begin die 10km gery, en tot verbasing uitstekende uitslae gelewer. Morgenzon Landbou Akademie het hierdie jaar ook begin met fietsry as 'n sport. Die leerders oefen al vir 'n wyle baie hard. Op Sondag, 14 Maart 2021, het die leerders aan hul eerste kompetisie deelgeneem in Alberton. Hulle het vir 'n begin die 10km gery, en tot verbasing uitstekende uitslae gelewer. Ruan Lombard en Juan Zeelie het onderskeidlik 2de en 3de plekke behaal uit 'n groep van 90 deelnemers in die 10km. < Previous Article Next Article >

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