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  • HMV torched and looted

    HMV torched and looted HMV torched and looted 1/3 Share GK CRONJE 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. On Wednesday evening, emergency services rushed to a scene where a heavy vehicle traveling down Chris de Villiers Street, was set alight, allegedly after being thrown with a petrol bomb. Reports of residents, who were allegedly protesting in Extension 33, looting the contents of the HMV were also noted. SAPS and other services were quick on scene in an attempt to maintain order, but the damage had already been done. Firefighters battled tooth and nail to douse the smoldering wreckage of the HMV, while residents in the adjacent field cajoled and taunted their efforts. At the time of publication, no injuries have been reported. The SAPS has confirmed that a case of malicious damage to property has been lodged, but no arrests have been made as of yet. You may view more photos and videos on our Facebook page, Tribune Ermelo. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • ACSU trek roof-sindikaat bende vas

    ACSU trek roof-sindikaat bende vas ACSU trek roof-sindikaat bende vas 1/3 Share SM HATTINGH 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. Op Maandag, 3 Mei, ongeveer 18:00, het Oubaas de Jager, eienaar van ACSU in Ermelo, op ‘n WhatsApp groep ‘n boodskap ontvang dat die mense in Ermelo moet op die uitkyk wees vir ‘n wit Volkswagen Jetta, sowel as ‘n Polo. Die voertuie was betrokke by die Markham rooftog in Volksrust, waar hulle met verskeie selfone, asook kontant gevlug het. Die voertuie was op daardie stadium amper in Ermelo. Oubaas het al die nodige mense in kennis gestel om op die uitkyk te wees vir die voertuig. Die voertuie is gewaar ongeveer 10 kilometer buite Ermelo op die Amersfoort pad, waar hul teen ‘n hoë spoed gery het. Die voertuie was ongeveer 5 kilometer voor Ermelo opgemerk en is tot stilstand gebring, waar die insittendes van die Polo uit die voetuig gespring het en op ACSU se reaksie lede begin skiet het. Binne-in die Polo was vier insittendes. Tydens die voorval waar die insittendes begin skiet het, het lede van ACSU ook begin skiet uit selfverdediging. 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. Die plaaslike SAPD, asook die SAPD van Voksrust, was blitsvinnig op die toneel. Al die nodige dienste was ontbied na die toneel. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Die onderskeidings rol steeds in

    Die onderskeidings rol steeds in 1/2 Share SM HATTINGH 4 May 2021 Victor Kruger added another distinction to his list and his total is: Afr FAL 93 %), LO (88 %) and Life Science (80%). Na afloop van die 2020 NSC hermerk, spog nog Liggies met nog onderskeidings. Die totale aantal onderskeidings vir die klas van 2020 is 'n allemintige 167. Die volgende vakke het onderskeidings bygekry: Wiskunde het nou 22 onderskeidings, English FAL het 12 A's, Lewenswetenskappe het 8 A's en CAT 2 A's. Jané Bosman spog nou met vier onderskeidings in: Wiskunde (88%), LO (87 %), Eng FAL (82 %) en CAT (80 %). Victor Kruger kan drie onderskeidings agter sy naam aanteken: Afr FAL (93 %), LO (88 %) en Lewenswetenskap (80%). The remarking of the 2020 NSC exam meant five more distinctions for the class of 2020 and brings to total number of A's to 167. The following subjects brought in more distinctions: Math can now boast with 22 A's, English FAL with 12 A's, Life Science with 8 A's and CAT with 2 A's. Jané Bosman earned two more distinctions and her total is: Math (88%), LO (87 %), Eng FAL (82 %) and CAT (80 %). Victor Kruger added another distinction to his list and his total is: Afr FAL 93 %), LO (88 %) and Life Science (80%). < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Air Liquide take hands with Sasol

    Air Liquide take hands with Sasol 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 20 April 2021 Both companies are targeting the first capacities to be operational by 2023 and individual projects must demonstrate a generation capacity of at least 70MW. Air Liquide and Sasol will launch a Request for Proposal (RFP) to supply 600 MW of renewable energy to their operations on the site of Secunda in South Africa, as part of their joint commitment to procure 900 MW of renewables by 2030. This will be the largest corporate RFP in South Africa for the supply of renewable energy. These capacities will in particular supply the biggest oxygen production site in the world, which Air Liquide is in the process of buying from Sasol pending the Competition Commission’s approval. The use of renewable energy will greatly contribute to the objective to reduce by 30% to 40% its CO2 emissions by 2030, in line with Air Liquide Climate Objectives and Sasol’s commitment to lower its carbon footprint. Air Liquide and Sasol will launch a common RFP to the market later this month for the procurement of the first 600 MW capacity, of which 400 MW will be allocated to Air Liquide and 200 MW to Sasol, and want to finalize the signature of long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) before the end of 2021. Both companies are targeting the first capacities to be operational by 2023 and individual projects must demonstrate a generation capacity of at least 70MW. The final signature of these PPAs will depend on the completion of the acquisition by Air Liquide of Sasol’s oxygen production units, which remains subject to approval by the Competition Commission. Air Liquide announced its intention to acquire and operate Sasol’s Secunda oxygen plants in July 2020. In this context, Air Liquide would operate the 16 air separation units (ASU) of this site, with an installed capacity of 42,000 tons/day, in addition to the unit it already operates today. Present on the site since 1979, Air Liquide had initially built and sold these 16 ASUs to Sasol and will invest in their modernization. In addition to the benefits this would bring in terms of safety, reliability and efficiency, the solution provided by Air Liquide would allow for a targeted reduction of 30% to 40% in CO2 emissions arising from the oxygen production within 10 years from the implementation date of the deal. Ronnie Chalmers, Air Liquide Vice-President Africa Middle East and India, said: “This call for tenders, the largest launched by the private sector in South Africa, is a major lever to the decarbonization of the Secunda air separation units. Combining operational efficiency and reduction of CO2 emissions, our partnership with Sasol illustrates our capacity to work with our customers to help them lower their carbon footprint and to act in favor of the climate and local ecosystems. Climate action is at the heart of Air Liquide’s growth strategy, and we will continue to Act for a sustainable future.” Lebelo Lukhele, Sasol Chief Procurement Officer Energy Business, said: “Due to the highly integrated nature of the Secunda site and the high GHG footprint associated with the ASUs, collaboration between the companies is necessary to ensure optimal GHG reduction benefits. It is anticipated that a collaborative approach will not only result in the original Sasol commitment for the Secunda site being met, but will also be exceeded through the combined efforts.” Interested bidders may apply for access to the RFP by forwarding their company profile together with contact details to and . Applications of interest will be accepted until 23 April 2021. za-renewable@airliquide.com renewable.energy@sasol.com < Previous Article Next Article >

  • AfriForum rig dak op by Laerskool JJ

    AfriForum rig dak op by Laerskool JJ 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 2 March 2021 Die tak het gehelp met die tweede fase van die projek, deur ’n dak op te rig bo-oor die plaveisel wat verlede maand vir die buiteklaskamer gelê is. Die AfriForum-tak in Ermelo het in Februarie voortgegaan met sy projek by die Pre-Primêre Skool JJ van der Merwe, waar ’n buiteklaskamer vir die kleuters gebou word. Die tak het gehelp met die tweede fase van die projek, deur ’n dak op te rig bo-oor die plaveisel wat verlede maand vir die buiteklaskamer gelê is. Die buiteklaskamer is vir die kleuters ’n groot aanwins omdat verjaarsdae en aktiwiteite daar gehou kan word. Die Ermelo-tak se betrokkenheid by projekte soos hierdie skep hoop in die gemeenskap. “Wat ’n groot voorreg is dit nie vir ons om die tweede fase van die projek af te handel met die wete dat die klaskamer nou gereed is vir die kinders om te gebruik nie. Dankie aan almal wat dit vir ons moontlik gemaak het,” sluit Renier van Heerden, voorsitter van die Ermelo-tak, af. Op die foto verskyk Heinrich Jansen van Rensburg, Bronwen Pretorius, Marius Nel, Renier van Heerden en Frikkie du Plessis. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • ESKOM to switch off overloaded networks during peak

    ESKOM to switch off overloaded networks during peak 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 7 July 2020 Illegal connections will result in communities staying for days without electricity, as parts and resources are not always available. The replacement of a 20 MVA power transformer costs anything between R100 000 and R7.3 million, which is untenable,’ Eskom stated. This after reporting a significant rise in network overloading as a result of illegal connections and bypassed meters, Eskom has decided to take drastic measures. Due to inability of municipalities to control illegal connections, provide equitable electricity to all residents in a safe manner, and honor payment agreements to the power utility, load reduction measures have been put in place. The power utility said in a that illegal activities on their network results in damage to the electricity infrastructure through explosions in overloaded transformers and mini-substations. In response to the problem, Eskom will switch off overloaded networks during peak periods, and power will be switched back on after the peak loading period. “Should Eskom’s infrastructure be damaged due to illegal connections, for the safety of the network and the public and its infrastructure, Eskom will only replace the transformer once the illegal connections have been removed and it is safe to energise the area. This will result in communities staying for days without electricity, as parts and resources are not always available. The replacement of a 20 MVA power transformer costs anything between R100 000 and R7.3 million, which is untenable,’ Eskom stated. Introduced in mid-May this year, load reduction is when power is switched off in neighborhoods where illegal connections cause overload and damage infrastructure. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • ACSU seizes R218 000 worth of liquor

    ACSU seizes R218 000 worth of liquor ACSU seizes R218 000 worth of liquor 1/4 Share GK CRONJE 28 January 2021 ACSU reaction members discovered nine cases of 750ml Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky, as well as five cases of 750ml Hennessy. An ACSU reaction vehicle patrolling Havenga Road noticed a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle sped away, and upon investigation, reaction members discovered nine cases of 750ml Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky, as well as five cases of 750ml Hennessy. The approximate value of the liquor is estimated at R218 000. The seized goods was handed over to the SAPS. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • NPSS class of 2020 produces great results

    NPSS class of 2020 produces great results 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 2 March 2021 Congratulations to all the Grade 12 educators who put in the hours and dedication that led to these achievements. NPSS is proud to announce the 2020 Grade 12 results. The pass rate improved from 93.5% in 2019, to 95% in 2020. A total of 17 distinctions were obtained. Kwandisa Mathebula did NPSS proud with four distinctions in Mathematical Literacy, Life Orientation, Business Studies and Life Sciences. Her average is 83%. Akhona Ngiba achieved four distinctions in Mathematics, Computer Applications Technology, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences. He passed with a 77.9% average. Nosisa Vilane obtained distinctions in Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and achieved an average of 75.3%. The following learners also achieved distinctions: Afrikaans: Sandile Mthombeni, Lindokuhle Mathenjwa, Mathematics: Thanyani Mulaudzi, Mathematical Literacy: Nqobile Khumalo, Zethembe Maseko, Life Orientation: Lerato Nkosi and Life Sciences: Nobuhle Nqoteni. NPSS is especially proud of this group who worked hard under extraordinary circumstances to achieve excellent results. Congratulations to all the Grade 12 educators who put in the hours and dedication that led to these achievements. Appearing on the photo is Kwandisa Mathebula, a learner of NPSS, passed her matric year with four distinctions, and is also the second best learner. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Ligbron leerders streef hoog

    Ligbron leerders streef hoog Elzaan van de Venter, saam met die Hoof van Ligbron, Mnr. Brand. Lohan Coetzee, saam met die Hoof van Ligbron, Mnr. Brand. Elzaan van de Venter, saam met die Hoof van Ligbron, Mnr. Brand. 1/2 Share INHOUD VERSKAF 1 September 2020 Na die jaar se opleiding, sal hul dan op die televisie verskyn in 2021 saam met die akteurs wat hulle mentor en oplei. “Baie geluk julle twee, die Liggies is baie trots op julle.” Twee leerders van Ligbron Akademie vir Tegnologie, Elzaan van de Venter en Lohan Coetzee, het tydens die grendeltyd ingeskryf vir ‘n toneel talent kompetisie, genaamnd “Mentor My”. Beide leerders het deurgedring, en is gekies om deel te wees van ‘n groep leerders wat aanlyn opleiding sal ontvang. Die opleiding het reeds in Augustus begin, en sal ‘n jaar lank duur. Na die jaar se opleiding, sal hul dan op die televisie verskyn in 2021 saam met die akteurs wat hulle mentor en oplei. “Baie geluk julle twee, die Liggies is baie trots op julle.” < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Errie-dogters spog met Mamba-spanne

    Errie-dogters spog met Mamba-spanne 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 10 November 2020 Hoërskool Ermelo is uiters trots op die ses Errie-dogters wat gekies is vir die onderskeie Mpumalanga Mamba-spanne van “Indoor”-hokkie. Die spanne se toere vind vanaf 20 tot 22 Desember 2020 plaas. Hoërskool Ermelo is uiters trots op die ses Errie-dogters wat gekies is vir die onderskeie Mpumalanga Mamba-spanne van “Indoor”-hokkie. Die spanne se toere vind vanaf 20 tot 22 Desember 2020 plaas. Die o/14’s se toer vindplaas te Witbank Hockey Farm, die o/16’s te Pretoria Hartveld en die o/18’s se toer vind in Johannesburg te Dainfern College plaas. Hier is die name van elkeen in hul onderskeie spanne: o/14: Helené Lotz – Green Mamabas (B-span), Mia Davel - Green Mambas (B-span), Ziné Jacob – Yellow Mambas (C-span), o/16: Deidre van der Meyden – Green Mambas (B-span), Kayla van der Meyden – Green Mambas (B-span) en o/18: Carla Ferreira – Black Mambas (A-span). “Baie sterkte aan elkeen van die dogters. Hoërskool Ermelo wens vir julle alle seën toe.” < Previous Article Next Article >