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  • Save more with Shoprite MVNO

    Save more with Shoprite MVNO 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 30 March 2021 Airtime, data bundles and rewards only expire after 60 days, rather than the more common 30-day expiry. The Shoprite Group has announced its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) called K’nect mobile. The service will go online in April. Shoprite said that K’nect mobile’s key differentiator is its simplicity, with flat call and data rates, and no complicated tiers. The service piggybacks off the mobile network infrastructure of Cell C, whose roaming partnership with MTN provides coverage. The group said that airtime, data bundles and rewards only expire after 60 days, rather than the more common 30-day expiry. In addition, K’nect mobile will offer 100MB free data for three months. The group said that its call and data rates are among the most competitive in the country, with 50c per minute all day K’nect to K’nect calls, 99c per minute all day calls to other networks, and 15c per megabyte for any size data bundle, up to 1GB. K’nect mobile also offers 10% free on recharge, 10% Xtra for Xtra Savings cardholders, 5% Xtra when recharging via Money Market Account, and double airtime rewards on Xtra Savings airtime deals. Shoprite said that other rewards include early access to Computicket events and tickets, and 100MB free for three months, subject to in-store RICA and activation. “Importantly, customers using a K’nect mobile SIM card will also benefit from zero-rated data on selected Shoprite and Checkers websites and apps, including the Money Market Account, Computicket website and the Group’s jobs portal, all without incurring any data charges.” At the same time, the move will help the Shoprite Group streamline communication and drastically reduce its internal data costs, it said. Shoprite said its 141,000 employees are now able to receive communications directly on the group’s internal app, called SiyaRinga, without the need to reverse data costs. The network forms part of the group’s financial services offering, which enables customers to conveniently pay bills, buy cell phones, make money transfers, buy airtime and data, lotto tickets, electricity and even funeral insurance in partnership with OUTsurance. “K’nect mobile is part of our ever-growing suite of fintech products designed to better serve our customers,” said Jean Olivier, general manager of Financial Services. “We’ve spent a lot of time understanding how a mobile network can add value to our customers’ lives, and our solution is an easy to understand network that offers straightforward call and data rates as well as tangible rewards.” < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Erries vergemaklik inteken tydens COVID-19

    Erries vergemaklik inteken tydens COVID-19 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 25 Augustus 2020 Die Tjop-Tjop-toepassing werk deur ‘n unieke QR-kode wat vir elke leerder ontwikkel is. Die leerders se kodes word geskandeer met al die nodige inligting van die betrokke leerder, sy/haar temperatuur en COVID-19 kontrole lys se antwoorde. Hierdie inligtigting word digitaal in gelees en gestoor in die wolk. Te wyte aan van COVID-19, is die inteken van leerders elke oggend ‘n groot uitdaging vir baie skole. Die Erries is egter gerat om ook hierdie uitdaging so vlot as moontlik te laat verloop. Die Noord-Wes Universiteit het ‘n toepassing ontwikkel om die proses van intekening te vergemaklik. Die Tjop-Tjop-toepassing werk deur ‘n unieke QR-kode wat vir elke leerder ontwikkel is. Die leerders se kodes word geskandeer met al die nodige inligting van die betrokke leerder, sy/haar temperatuur en COVID-19 kontrole lys se antwoorde. Hierdie inligtigting word digitaal in gelees en gestoor in die wolk. Hoërskool Ermelo is uiters opgewonde om suksesvol van hierdie toepassing gebruik te maak en so ‘n bydrae te lewer tot tegnologiese vooruitgang. Op die foto word Simphiwe Gama se QR-kode geskandeer. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • M.O.T.H hosts moving remembrance ceremony

    M.O.T.H hosts moving remembrance ceremony 1/3 Share GK CRONJE 10 November Visitors paid respects by laying down wreaths, and thus ensuring that no sacrifice is ever forgotten. You may view videos, as well as more photos, on our Facebook page, Tribune Newspaper. The Memorable Order of Tin Hats, or the M.O.T.H as it is more popularly known, is an ex-servicemen and woman organization founded in Durban, South Africa, on May 1927, by Charles Alfred Evenden. Members of M.O.T.H abide by three sound ideals, which are true comradeship, by practicing front line friendship in civilian life, mutual help, by acknowledging the personal and collective obligation to help each other as in front line service, and sound memory, by remembering the fallen as a living companionship and to serve their memory in practical actions. The ideals rise above race, politics and social status. M.O.T.H shell holes have been opened in Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Membership was extended to those who had participated in the South African Border War. The remembrance day at the Monte Sole shellhole in Ermelo saw a myriad of visitors who paid respects by laying down wreaths, and thus ensuring that no sacrifice is ever forgotten. You may view videos, as well as more photos, on our Facebook page, Tribune Newspaper. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Heavy rain impacts tomato price

    Heavy rain impacts tomato price 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 20 April 2021 We've already seen a slight improvement and as the weeks go on, probably in the next two to three weeks, the situation should return to normal. ZZ2, the country's biggest supplier of tomatoes' marketing manager, Clive Garrett, has stated that heavy rainfall experienced in the country recently has caused a drop in the supply of tomatoes, a much-loved South African staple. “In dry conditions, tomatoes flourish as long as you have enough water or water rivers or dams but when you have excessive rains like we've had in January and February, generally tomatoes don't thrive. We've already seen a slight improvement and as the weeks go on, probably in the next two to three weeks, the situation should return to normal. In January and February we had more rain in those two months than we generally have in a year,” he said. Garrett added that when there is heavy rain, it brings on infestations of insects and damage to the plants and the fruit from the rain. All salad-type vegetables have been hit hard, as there have also been reports of a shortage of broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and potatoes due to the excessive rain. “Our prices in South Africa are determined by demand and supply. Still, the majority of our products happen to land up on the national fresh produce market. I think the supermarkets take their leads from what happens on the national fresh produce market. It happens all over the world when there is a shortage of goods the price goes up,” Garret concluded. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • SACP wants heads to roll at SAPS

    SACP wants heads to roll at SAPS 1/1 Share GK CRONJE 31 March 2021 The SACP also claims that since Col. Mokoena took the reigns, no progress have been made with investigations, most notably that of Dr. Bhoola. The SACP is calling for the head of Col. Mokoena, Head of Detectives at Ermelo SAPS. According to the SACP, the SAPS has failed to uphold the law, and thus dishonoring the Dludlu, Mlhotshwa and families, as well as Nokothula Sidu. Allegations also included the SAPS fai-ling to detain four murder suspects. The SACP also claims that since Col. Mokoena took the reigns, no progress have been made with investigations, most notably that of Dr. Bhoola. It is also claimed that complainants struggle to receive case numbers and confirmation messages. At the time of publication, the SAPS spokesman had been unreachable. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Hondsdolheid is ernstige sake

    Hondsdolheid is ernstige sake Theo Schönfeldt en sy span tydens die hondsdolheid inentings op Maandag, 12 Oktober. Theo Schönfeldt en sy span tydens die hondsdolheid inentings op Maandag, 12 Oktober. Theo Schönfeldt en sy span tydens die hondsdolheid inentings op Maandag, 12 Oktober. 1/2 Share GK CRONJE 13 October 2020 Die inentings sal ook plaasvind in Wesselton op 13 en 14 Oktober 2020, en die nodige informasie sal met luidsprekers voorsien word. Theo nooi graag alle inwoners wat die inentings misgeloop het, om hul diere te neem na die Nooitgedacht Proefplaas op die N17, waar die diens ook gratis verkry kan word. Hondsdolheid is 'n aansteeklike virussiekte wat die brein en die rugmurg beskadig, en is dodelik. Dit raak beide diere en mense, en word veroorsaak deur die hondsdolheidsvirus. Twee biotipes hondsdolheidsvirus kom voor in Suider-Afrika: die tipe honde wat in huise en ander honde sirkuleer, en die soort lewende diere wat in mangoë sirkuleer. Hondsdolheid by honde is 'n voorkombare siekte. Hondsdolheid kan voorkom word deur diere teen hondsdolheid in te ent. Alle mak honde en katte moet ingeënt word teen hondsdolheid na drie maande ouderdom. Menslike infeksie met hondsdolheid na blootstelling aan hondsdolheid of vermoedelike hondsdolheid-besmette diere kan voorkom word deur onmiddellike toediening van hondsdolheid ná blootstelling aan profilakse (PEP). Persone wat in aanraking kom met besmette diere, gewoonlik honde, katte, mongoë, beeste of vlermuise, stel hulself in gevaar. Kinders het 'n hoër risiko, omdat hulle geneig is om met honde te speel, weerloos is, en meer geneig is om gebyt te word. Veeartse en laboratoriumwerkers loop ook 'n groter risiko as gevolg van blootstelling deur hul professie. Hondsdolheid kom duidelik meer voor by huishonde in KwaZulu-Natal, Oos-Kaap, Mpumalanga, Vrystaat en Limpopo. Menslike hondsdolheid word ook dus hoofsaaklik uit hierdie provinsies aangemeld. Hondsdol diere is geneig om vreemd op te tree, dikwels aggressief. Hulle ervaar ook spierverlamming, produseer baie speeksel en sukkel om te sluk. Wilde diere kan mensvrees verloor, en vreemd mak word. Dit lyk asof koeie en skape met hondsdolheid iets in hul keel "vassit". Hondsdolheid kom by mense voor in die vorm van "woedende" hondsdolheid of "stom" hondsdolheid. Aanvanklike simptome van hondsdolheid kan nie spesifiek wees nie en sluit algemene swakheid, ongemak, koors en hoofpyn in. Tinteling op die bytplek kan opgemerk word. Die siekte vorder vinnig na "woedende" hondsdolheid, wat as angs, verwarring en agitasie voorkom. Namate die siekte vorder, word die pasiënt misleidend, optree hy abnormaal, hallusineer en kan hy 'n verskeidenheid psigiatriese simptome hê voordat hy komaat word. Die "verlamde" of "stomme" vorm van hondsdolheid is klinies soortgelyk aan poliomiëlitis, maar kom voor met dalende verlamming, koma en dood. Die akute siekteperiode duur gewoonlik 2 tot 10 dae. Daar is geen toetse beskikbaar om hondsdolheid by mense te toets na blootstelling en voordat simptome ontwikkel nie, en geen behandeling is beskikbaar vir hondsdolheid by mense of diere nie. Theo Schönfeldt en sy span is vandeesweek beskikbaar vir gratis hondsdolheid inentings, en het gister (Maandag) die gratis diens aan die publiek voorsien by die munisipale parkeerarea. Die inentings sal ook plaasvind in Wesselton op 13 en 14 Oktober 2020, en die nodige informasie sal met luidsprekers voorsien word. Theo nooi graag alle inwoners wat die inentings misgeloop het, om hul diere te neem na die Nooitgedacht Proefplaas op die N17, waar die diens ook gratis verkry kan word. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Hoërskool Ermelo stel nuwe adjunkhoof aan

    Hoërskool Ermelo stel nuwe adjunkhoof aan 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 2 March 2021 Sy het ‘n aansteeklike passie vir die Erries, en haar omgee hart is die groot dryfveer agter alles wat sy aanpak. Me Erna Schoeman is al vir langer as 25 jaar deel van Hoërskool Ermelo. Vandat sy in 1994 permanent as onderwyser aangestel is by EHS, het sy saam met die Erries gegroei, en op vele gebiede bygedra tot die vooruitgang van Hoërskool Ermelo. In 2016 word me Schoeman aangestel as departementshoof vir Engels. Haar liefde vir die vak, vir netbal en vir die leerders is duidelik te sien in haar toewyding wat sy ten toon stel. Me Schoeman is vanjaar aangestel as Akademiese-adjunkhoof van Hoërskool Ermelo. Sy het ‘n aansteeklike passie vir die Erries, en haar omgee hart is die groot dryfveer agter alles wat sy aanpak. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Errie raadskamp berei leiers voor vir 2021

    Errie raadskamp berei leiers voor vir 2021 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 13 October 2020 Die lesings oor onder andere konflik hantering en spanbou-aktiwiteite wat spanwerk bevorder het, en talle ander uitdagings wat die leerders geforseer het om kreatief te dink, het die raad bemagtig om as ‘n groen eenheid te funksioneer. Hoërskool Ermelo het vanaf 23 tot 26 September weereens‘n insiggewende en suksesvolle Errieraadskamp te u-Bhetyan-o-Africa aangebied. Die lesings oor onder andere konflik hantering en spanbou-aktiwiteite wat spanwerk bevorder het, en talle ander uitdagings wat die leerders geforseer het om kreatief te dink, het die raad bemagtig om as ‘n groen eenheid te funksioneer. Die Errieraad is slag gereed vir 2021, asook om met trots vertoon vensters van Hoërskool Ermelo te wees. Hou die Errieraad van 2021 gerus dop, hulle het baie om te bied vir die Erries. ‘n Toespraak van Margha Greyling, een van volgende jaar se leiers, het die visie van die nuwe raad so mooi opgesom: “Tradition is tending the flame, not worshiping the ashes. According to the Oxford dictionary, tradition is a long established custom or belief that has been passed on from one generation to another. Maar, sonder‘n brandende hart vol passie, is tradisie maar net gebare teen‘n muur. ‘n Errie se hart is een van die mooiste harte wat enigeiemand ooit sal teëkom. Hy lewer die mooiste produk wat nog ooit tersprake was: opregtheid, eerlikheid, respek, lojaliteit en passie. Hierdie produk is meer werd as ‘n Opperman-Blou-Diamant. Die produk van hierdie vurige hart maak jou wie jy is. Dit is soos die goue randjie om jou groen skoolbaadjie. Dit is soos die eksotiese lente bloeisels na‘n snerpende winter. Dit is die somer son wat weer sy verskyning maak na ‘n lang, vaal nag. Hierdie produk maak alles beter. Mense bewonder ons. Hulle bewonder ons menswees. Hulle bewonder ons optrede. ‘n Ware Errie praat met wysheid, luister met respek en leer met geduld. Cultures grow on the vine of tradition. Tradition is the one thing that binds us all together as one, no matter what culture you may follow.” < Previous Article Next Article >

  • EHS verwelkom nuwe gholf afrigter

    EHS verwelkom nuwe gholf afrigter 1/1 Share SH HATTINGH 2 March 2021 EHS is bevoorreg om hom in EHS se midde te hê, en sien uit na die suksesse wat op EHS-gholf wag. Hoërskool Ermelo is besonder opgewonde om mnr. Eddie Daniel te verwelkom as nuwe gholf afrigter van die Erries. Mnr. Daniel is welbekend in Suid-Afrika se gholf kringe as gholfer wat die meeste ope-toernooie as amateur gewen het. Die Kanyaope-gholftoernooi is onder andere deel van dié wen prestasies. EHS is bevoorreg om hom in EHS se midde te hê, en sien uit na die suksesse wat op EHS-gholf wag. Op die foto verskyn mnr. Eddie Daniel (tweede ry van voor, links) en mnr. Pieter Grobler (tweede ry van voor, regs) saam met van Hoërskool Ermelo se gholfspelers, rég en opgewonde vir 2021. < Previous Article Next Article >

  • Easter fun at reimagined Veltman Park

    Easter fun at reimagined Veltman Park 1/2 Share GK CRONJE 6 April 2021 If you’d like to get involved in this project, feel free to contact Maryke on 079 917 4306, or Silvija on 082 905 7272. The Msukaligwa Business & Community Forum (MB&CF) recently unveiled their plans to rehabilitate the dilapidated Veltman Park in De Bruin Street. The organization aims to repair and add many features that had been lost over years of neglect, and the fun-filled egg hunt showed off the potential of the park. Laughter and excitement filled the air on Saturday, as Veltman Park crawled with eager Easter egg hunters. The MB&CF envisions a safe and peaceful area where residents can enjoy themselves without the hooliganism and drunken tomfoolery of unruly and lawless residents. Ben Greyling of Sakuma Engineering had offered to construct new playground equipment, with Neil Mattieson of Tidius Garden Services tending to the shrubbery. Ermelo Phoenix Rotary Club and various other roleplayers are involved in the project, who will be thanked in an upcoming article that will detail the plans for the park. The MB&CF had also categorically stated that it has measures that will be put in place to prevent loitering and public drinking in the park, and to ensure that it is a safe area for children to enjoy themselves. If you’d like to get involved in this project, feel free to contact Maryke on 079 917 4306, or Silvija on 082 905 7272. < Previous Article Next Article >