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  • Crime

    Party hard, crash harder 18 May 2021 The Tribune ePaper received information from the SAPS that no incident has been reported, and no case opened. Read More Another collision on the N11, Wesselton traffic light 18 May 2021 IGAGU Ambulance services tended to the injured, alongside the provincial ambulance service. Van Wettens Towing Services arrived in the nick of time to assist where necessary. Read More Botsing knip voertuig se lewensduur kort 18 May 2021 Tydens die botsing was geen ernstige beserings aangemeld nie, en IGAGU se medici het reggestaan om behandeling toe te pas. Read More Report arsonists to the authorities 18 May 2021 If you see a suspected arsonist in your ward or area, please contact ACSU on 017 811 1274, the SAPS on 10111, or your neighborhood watch, such as SACCW’s Theo Craven on 081 733 0032 immediately. Read More Lucky escape for family after shack fire 18 May 2021 Residents are warned to be vigilant during the winter season, where dry grass and shrubbery can easily catch fire and cause exponential damage to property, as well as loss of human and animal life. Read More Bongo and accomplices living in leisure until 2022 11 May 2021 Some of the accused, as members of Pfuka Afrika CC, received commission of R4.5m. Read More Ermelo besighede loop deur onder gewapende rowers 11 May 2021 The suspects fled in a charcoal color BMW, and remain unidentified at this time. Read More HMV torched and looted 11 May 2021 The SAPS has confirmed that a case of malicious damage to property has been lodged, but no arrests have been made as of yet. Read More ACSU trek roof-sindikaat bende vas 11 May 2021 Na afloop van die skietvoorval, het ACSU lede later agtergekom het dat twee van die insittendes noodlottig gewond was, een ongedeerd was, en die ander persoon beserings opgedoen het. Read More Arson is a crime, and may land you in prison 4 May 2021 The imprisonment term for a convicted crime relating to arson could be set up to seven years or more, and a fine of up to R250 000, and four years of probation. Read More Late-night horror collision claims two lives 4 May 2021 The road was closed for an extended period as emergency services scrambled to tend to the injured, with a large crowd of onlookers standing in awe of the scene. Read More Agterklap-botsing saai chaos op N11 4 May 2021 Motoriste wat in die rigting van Ermelo gereis het moes ook wyd kyk vir omstaanders wat blindelings oor die pad gehardloop het om ‘n oog te gooi, en groot skares wat langs die pad saamgedrom het. Read More Load More Articles

  • Botsing knip voertuig se lewensduur kort

    Botsing knip voertuig se lewensduur kort Botsing knip voertuig se lewensduur kort 1/2 Share GK CRONJE 18 May 2021 Tydens die botsing was geen ernstige beserings aangemeld nie, en IGAGU se medici het reggestaan om behandeling toe te pas. 'n Agterklap-botsing tussen ‘n Volkswagen en Nissan bakkie het bestuurders met hul hande in die hare gehad op Donderdag aand, 13 Mei 2021. Na aanleiding van ooggetuies, het die bestuurder van die Nissan deurgeloop nadat die bestuurder van die Volkswagen die lengte onderskat het tussen die twee voertuie. Die Volkswagen het met redelike spoen teen die linker-agterkant van die Nissan bakkie gebots terwyl dié gewag het om te draai, en is hewig beskadig. Tydens die botsing was geen ernstige beserings aangemeld nie, en IGAGU se medici het reggestaan om behandeling toe te pas. Van Wettens Insleepdiens was, soos altyd, spoedig op die toneel om hulp te verleen. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Lucky escape for family after shack fire

    Lucky escape for family after shack fire Lucky escape for family after shack fire 1/3 Share GK CRONJE 18 May 2021 Residents are warned to be vigilant during the winter season, where dry grass and shrubbery can easily catch fire and cause exponential damage to property, as well as loss of human and animal life. Sunday, 16 May 2021, proved to be a day of fortune for a family living at the Mabuza Farm informal settlement, after their shack was decimated by a fire. In a stroke of luck, no injuries or fatalities were reported. According to the Msukaligwa Local Municipality spokesman, Mandla Zwane, the cause of the blaze was determined to be a nearby veld fire, which in turn caused significant damage to the family’s home. Msukaligwa Fire & Rescue were on scene to extinguish the blaze. Residents are warned to be vigilant during the winter season, where dry grass and shrubbery can easily catch fire and cause exponential damage to property, as well as loss of human and animal life. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Municipal

    Stray cattle wreaks havoc 11 May 2021 Despite this being a known and pressing issue in Ermelo, MLM officials are yet to take decisive action. Read More No heed paid to municipal by-laws 11 May 2021 MLM spokesperson, Mandla Zwane, simply ignored the enquiry submitted by the Tribune ePaper. Read More Surprise, surprise... Municipal load reduction is back 27 April 2021 In a feeble attempt to sugarcoat the slew of outages, MLM claims that “load reduction will only commence once the system is strained.” Read More Rubble left on the roadside 27 April 2021 MLM has, however, simply ignored the enquiry that was sent on 8 April 2021. Read More Morsjors, tel op jou papiere! 20 April 2021 Gedurende verlede week het die Tribune ePaper ‘n klagte ontvang van ‘n inwoner, wat werkers van Msukaligwa Plaaslike Munisipaliteit (MLM) op heter daad betrap het terwyl hul rommel stort net buite die Ermelo Vliegveld. Read More Choking on the smell of faeces 13 April 2021 Several complaints have been lodged regarding the call centre at MLM, with operators allegedly claiming that the system is offline, and they are unable to provide complainants with reference numbers to their complaints. Read More SAHRC complaint lodged against Msukaligwa Local Municipality 30 March 2021 "They think that we’re idiots, that we can’t see that they are lying." Read More Breyten water woes at an end... In 2024 23 March 2021 Many fuming residents in Breyten sit without potable water for the 10th consecutive week. There has been no tangible action forthcoming from authorities. Read More Service delivery complaints flooding in 9 March 2021 Financial constraints, coupled with the constant vandalism of equipment and infrastructure, makes it virtually impossible to cover all aspects of service delivery. Read More Cassim Park getting the short end of the stick 2 March 2021 Residents also allege that they face constant electricity issues on a daily basis, often being left for hours without electricity, with a very slow response rate from municipal departments. Read More Breyten water outage update 2 March 2021 Refurbishment and upgrade of the Breyten Water Treatment Works to the tune of R6.6 million. Read More Kraanwater laat veel te wense 2 March 2021 As u probleme ondervind met die kwaliteit van u water, kan u ‘n foto via WhatsApp stuur, met u area of adres, na 071 885 2505. Read More Load More Articles

  • Stray cattle wreaks havoc

    Stray cattle wreaks havoc 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 11 May 2021 Despite this being a known and pressing issue in Ermelo, MLM officials are yet to take decisive action. The issue of stray livestock in Ermelo residential areas, parts of the CBD and the outskirts has been ongoing for years, with no action on part of Msukaligwa Local Municipality (MLM) and its departments. In this case, by-laws are wholly ignored and remain unenforced by authorities, creating a vicious cycle of frustration, property damage and danger for motorists. Various residents have reported that their dogs get uncontrollably riled up by stray livestock roaming the residential wards, most notably in the De Bruin Park area. Reports have come in from residents stating that livestock has gotten so used to residential traffic and scolds from angry residents that not even car horns spook these cattle when they loaf around the streets, impeding traffic and grazing on the sidewalks of residences. Several motorists have narrowly avoided colliding with these bumbling animals, who couldn’t care less for oncoming traffic. Motorists having to swerve, brake suddenly and drive on the opposite side of the roadway to avoid these animals pose a grave danger for motorists, pedestrians and the cattle alike. This issue, however, is not confined to the CBD and residential wards, as several complaints have been lodged by residents regarding cattle grazing the graveyards, trampling precious memories and damaging vases, flowers and other memorabilia left to honor those long gone. Despite this being a known and pressing issue in Ermelo, MLM officials are yet to take decisive action. At this time, both MLM and the SAPS in Ermelo turn a blind eye to the growing issue, which have, and will again, result in a loss of life as motorists collide with stray animals which are left to their own devices. Stray cattle have been reported lounging around the non-working traffic light at the Church- and Voortrekker Streets intersection. The photo right depicts the damage a motorist suffered after colliding with a stray calf in Border Street, which darted across the road while shrouded in darkness. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • No heed paid to municipal by-laws

    No heed paid to municipal by-laws 1/3 Share GK CRONJE 11 May 2021 MLM spokesperson, Mandla Zwane, simply ignored the enquiry submitted by the Tribune ePaper. Lawless business owners and individuals are wreaking havoc on municipal structures by plastering their advertisements on every imaginable service, often with glue that leave residue on these surfaces for months on end. Although the by-laws regarding these acts are crystal clear, no heed is paid, and most unfortunately, no action against perpetrators are taken by Msukaligwa Local Municipality (MLM). The by-laws published by MLM states that any person who displays or erects any advertisement or sign for which no approval has been granted by the Council, which approval has expired, has been withdrawn, or which advertisement or sign does not conform with the approved application or any of its conditions, or does not comply with or is contrary to any provision of these by-laws or to any other applicable Act or Regulation, shall be guilty of an offence. Any person who displays or erects any advertisement or sign which contravenes or fails to comply with any provision, requirements or conditions as set out in any notice issued and served in terms of these by-laws or other applicable legislation, or who knowingly makes any false statement in respect of any application in terms of these by-laws, shall be guilty of an offence. The Council may serve notice on the person/s who is displaying the advertisement to recover the expenses incurred as a result of any removal, action taken, repairs to Council property or for any other costs incurred from any person(s) to whom the notice was issued. No compensation shall be payable by the Council to any persons in consequence of such removal, repairs or action taken. Any person who fails to remove any poster, banner, flag or election advertisement within the prescribed period shall be guilty of an offence. Provided further that when any such poster, banner or election advertisement is removed in terms of these by-laws, the Council shall be entitled to destroy any such advertisement without giving notice to anyone. Any person who, in the course of erecting or removing any advertising sign, causes damage to any natural feature, electric structure or service, or any other Council installation or property, shall be guilty of an offence and punishable in terms of section 15 of these by-laws and shall be liable for damages so incurred. Any form of bill-sticking by means of posters or placards to any existing structure without the approval of the Council contravenes the by-laws. Any person who contravenes any provision of these by-laws shall be guilty of an offence and liable, upon conviction, to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both the fine and the imprisonment. At the time of publication, MLM spokesperson, Mandla Zwane, simply ignored the enquiry submitted by the Tribune ePaper. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Georgie verruil sy valhelm en herenig saam sy Dedda

    Georgie verruil sy valhelm en herenig saam sy Dedda 1/2 Share SM HATTINGH 11 May 2021 Georgie laat sy ma, Priscilla, Alycia en Kaytlin, Japie, sy oudste broer, en sy gesin, Anel, Franco, Leander, Janel, Willie, middel broer en sy gesin, Angie, Damian, Jayden, agter. Georgie De La Rosa (32), gebore op 16 Oktober 1988, is op Saterdag, 8 Mei 2021 skielik in ‘n frats motorfiets ongeluk oorlede. George was ‘n welbekende onder die motorfiets ryers. Hy het gematrikuleer by Ligbron Akademie vir Tegnologie, en is daarna Secunda toe waar hy daar begin werk het. Georgie het van vroeg in sy lewe begin met die motorfiets wedrenne waar sy ma, Priscilla, pa, wyle Flip, asook sy hele familie hom altyd ondersteun het tydens sy wedrenne. Georgie het gelewe vir sy vriende, familie en natuurlik vir sy pragtige dogtertjie Kaytlin (8). Hy het ook onlangs vir Kaytlin ‘n motorfiets gekoop, waarna sy ook in haar pappa se voetspore gevolg het en ook begin het om wedrenne te ry. Hy was altyd langs die baan, en het lank voor die tyd altyd seker gemaak dat alles op haar motorfiets reg is, en dat sy altyd goed voorberei is vir haar wedren. Wanneer mens vir Georgie gesien het, in die dorp, by die huis of op die baan, daar was altyd ‘n glimlag op sy gesig, en hy het altyd tyd gemaak vir ‘n ou grappie. Hy het altyd seker gemaak al die mense om hom voel altyd geliefd. Tydens ‘n telefoniese onderhoud met sy ma, Priscilla, het sy aan die Tribune gesê, sy laaste woorde aan sy dogter op Saterdag voor hy begin het met sy wedren was, “Bye, Kaytlin” en dis die woorde wat sy vir altyd sal koester en aan sal vas hou. “George se skielike heengaan is vir ons as familie ‘n baie groot skok. Toe ons die nuus van die ongeluk gekry het, was dit die laaste ding wat ons verwag het, alhoewel ons geweet het dat dit die keer baie ernstig was. Dis ‘n baie hoë risiko sport, en ons was maar altyd bekommerd oor George gedurende die wedrenne. Van hospitaal beddens en operasies kon hy boeke skryf, en was al baie ernstig beseer. Sy passie vir motorfietse was “next level”, en hy het uit en uit daarvoor gelewe. Die feit dat hy dit met sy dogtertjie, Kaytlin, kon doen, het sy liefde vir motorfietse net soveel sterker gemaak. George ons harte is baie seer, maar weet jy is op ‘n beter plek en dat jy nou by “Dedda” is. Ons gaan jou baie mis. Rug sag... Tot ons eendag weer ontmoet.” Georgie laat sy ma, Priscilla, Alycia en Kaytlin, Japie, sy oudste broer, en sy gesin, Anel, Franco, Leander, Janel, Willie, middel broer en sy gesin, Angie, Damian, Jayden, agter. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • TLU bied 2021 Jongboer-konferensie aan

    TLU bied 2021 Jongboer-konferensie aan 1/4 Share GK CRONJE 11 May 2021 Danie Bester, Jongboer van die Jaar 2020, het ‘n informatiewe toespraak gelewer aan ander jong boere, en sy kennis gedeel met die boere gemeenskap. Die TLU-SA het op Vrydag, 7 Mei 2021, hul 2021 Jongboer Konferensie aangebied, waar talle besprekings plaasgevind het oor die toestand van die landbousektor in die land. As gevolg van die pandemie, kon slegs ‘n beperkte aantal boere en besoekers die konferensie te Pretoria bywoon. Die TLU het egter ‘n Zoom-skakel beskikbaar gestel vir diegene wat virtueel wou deel wees van die konferensie. Die konferesnie, gelei deur Henna du Plessis, Jongboer Komitee Voorsitter, en Henry Geldenhuys, TLU SA President, was gestaaf as ‘n groot sukses. Danie Bester, Jongboer van die Jaar 2020, het ‘n informatiewe toespraak gelewer aan ander jong boere, en sy kennis gedeel met die boere gemeenskap. Hou die volgende publikasie dop vir ‘n volledige verklaring deur die TLU rakende die konferensie. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Bongo and accomplices living in leisure until 2022

    Bongo and accomplices living in leisure until 2022 Bongo and accomplices living in leisure until 2022 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 11 May 2021 Some of the accused, as members of Pfuka Afrika CC, received commission of R4.5m. In a bizarre turn of events, the case against former state security minister, Bongani Bongo, and 11 others in connection with the R37.5 million sale and purchase of a farm in Mpumalanga was postponed until January 2022. Bongo, his former wife Sandile Nkosi, and 10 others appeared briefly at the Mbombela magistrate’s court on Tuesday, collectively facing 69 counts of corruption, fraud, theft, money laundering and contravention of the Public Finance Management Act. Bongo, his brother Sipho, Robert Burwise, Patrick Donald Chirwa, Harrington Sizwakhendaba Dhlamini, Blessing Mduduzi Singwane, David Boy Dube, Vusi Willem Magagula, Bongani Louis Henry Sibiya, Elmon Lawrence Mdaka and Sibongile Mercy Mdaka were also arrested by the Hawks in October 2021, following a lengthy investigation. It is alleged that some of the accused acted to exploit the purchase of land by government, and misrepresented facts to the department regarding ownership and the true sale price of the farm. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the real owner of the farm, Petrus van Tonder, was paid only R15m for the farm from the R37.5m. The money was paid into the trust account of Singwane Attorneys in their capacity as conveyancer appointed by the department. Amongst the dubious transactions, closer to home, one of Bongo’s enterprises, Bongiveli CC, entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Fremax Farms for a portion of Rietspruit Farm just outside Ermelo for an amount of R10.5 million. However, Msukaligwa Local Municipality’s valuation of the portion of the Rietspruit Farm was valued at R1.6 million. Msukaligwa Local Municipality has washed their hands of the matter, stating that their paperwork and sale agreement was above board. Little River Trading paid R1.5m as a deposit for the farm and Bongiveli had to deliver a guarantee issued by a bank or financial institution for payment of the balance of the purchase price on or before May 31 2011. Some of the accused, as members of Pfuka Afrika CC, received commission of R4.5m. The accused were released on R10 000 bail each, and is set to appear before the court in January 2022. < Previous Article Next Article >