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WATCH: Tragedy averted in Paddadam crash

The driver of the vehicle, who will be covering the cost of repairing the gate that was destroyed in the incident, would like to extend her thanks to everyone for their help and support, from the members of the community who offered assistance, to the brave men and women from Vryheid Neighbourhood Watch and JVS Towing.

Residents revel in Friday’s delightful downpour

Klipfontein Dam, from a distance, appears to be filling up rather nicely after the rains, with Friday’s rainfall lifting the level from 27 percent to 28,66 percent, but it will, in all likelihood, still be a long while before Vryheid residents will be able to open their taps and see running water…

Transport Month – more than road safety at Vryheid roadblock

OCTOBER has been Transport Month which is used to raise awareness on the important role of transport in the economy and to encourage participation from civil society and business. It includes the provision of a safe and more affordable, accessible and reliable transport system in the country. The month is also used to engage in…

GALLERY: Photos of a shrinking Klipfontein Dam

These photos of Klipfontein Dam taken on Wednesday last week show exactly how bad the conditions are and may be a wake up call to many about the importance of conserving water now more than ever.

Moths remember the Battle of Rorke’s Drift

Private Thorne - gone and all but forgotton.Moths and Mothwas on parade.The Last Post was sounded.Moths salute. "They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.""At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them."After the parade, the Moths' district meeting was held under an old oak...

Vryheid Tourism Roadshow – Welcome to Vryheid

VRYHEID Tourism once again stopped traffic to welcome visitors to Vryheid and the AbaQulusi district. On the overcast, but otherwise humid and somewhat sweltering morning of December 10, Vryheid Tourism, Alet Swanepoel and Annelize Vorster, as well as representatives of local companies took to the R33 to welcome guests and passers by to Vryheid and…

GALLERY: Before it hits the fan

SEWAGE spilled into the river near Besterspruit sewerage pump for quite some time last week. On Wednesday, we received a report from a concerned citizen who claims to have reported the matter of the raw sewage, which was flowing freely into the river, to the municipality, but to no avail. According to said citizen, on…

Tornado hits Bloodriver

A tornado hit Bloodriver on Saturday afternoon. This is the second tornado reported to having struck Northern KZN in the same week, a third in South Africa. The first reported tornado to strike South Africa in November was spotted in Carolina, Mpumalanga, on November 14, according to ENCA. Although it has not been confirmed, these…

Transnet puts safety first

WITH THE aim of improving safety conditions in the workplace, Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) in conjunction with the Abaqulusi Municipality held a rail incident simulation exercise. The simulation was held on Wednesday, November 12 at TFR’s Vryheid East depot. During the exercise a real-life disaster was staged wherein various role players were required to demonstrate…

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