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On the couch with Francois Zietsman

FRANCOIS Zietsman, of Masterchef South Africa fame, visited Klets Cafè on November 7. The talented young musician and chef, who was born in Vryheid in 1992, but is currently residing in Stellenbosch, dropped by to demonstrate his cooking skills for an enthusiastic crowd in an exceptionally classy setting. We caught up with Mr Zietsman and…

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GALLERY: Ukhozi FM, the ‘eagle’ has landed

AMIGO’S Lounge in Vryheid was the place to be on Saturday night, November 8, under new management and with an appealing new look, as Ukhozi FM broadcast live from Amigo’s Legends VIP Lounge upperdeck. DJ Sgqemeza; Khetha Gwala; DJ Mngadi and Sthandwa Nzuza were present at the event, representing the South African national radio station…

Paddadam – Where to from here?

THE Paddadam Clean-up Project was started by Dominee Ferdinand van Niekerk of Vryheid’s Klipkerk, Abaqulusi Ward 9 Councillor, Bennie Hancke and around 100 residents. A large amount of bottles, plastic bags and other rubbish was collected and taken to the dump site, mainly by Andre Rheder, with his bakkie and big trailer. Despite the residents…

GALLERY: A taste of Vryheid Tourism

VRYHEID Tourism invited role players in the growth of tourism in the AbaQulusi area to a ‘One Day Tourism Awareness Tour’ on Friday September 26. Among the invited guests were Councillor Zwane; municipal officials; members of the Vryheid Tourism Committee; Vryheid Tourism members; community members; two pupils from Vryheid Comprehensive School, as well as a…

Progress at the Paddadam

A FAMILIAR feature in Vryheid’s landscape, the Paddadam was once a beautiful, safe and well equipped park and playground. Over the years, however, the Paddadam has deteriorated and become both unsafe and unattractive. Those who recall the beauty and splendour of this recreational area several years ago will be pleased to know that Ward 9 Councillor,…

Look who was lurking in Vryheid

LARRY and the Lurkers visited Vryheid again, after bringing on some bluesy rock at Ella Mera in March of this year.The band, with Larry Amos on vocals and lead guitar, Kalvern van der Merwe on drums, and local rocker, Ian Bland on bass guitar, jazzed things up on the deck at Dee’s Restaurant and Bar…

Black Whiskey – Singing for a good cause… or two

IF YOU missed the Black Whiskey charity gig at Dee’s Restaurant and Bar on Friday night, August 8, you certainly missed out.Phillip Taylor, Kelvin Bland and Estiaan Fritze put on a spectacular show for patrons, all in aid of two very worthy charities in Vryheid, namely Vryheid SPCA and Child Welfare Vryheid. The crowd was…

Noord Natal Bul en Ram Veiling – Telers pronk met spog bulle en ramme

DIE NOORD Natal Bul en Ram Veiling het vanjaar weer top diere opgelewer. Veels geluk aan al die telers wat die standaard so hoog hou. Die Bul en Ram telers het groot waardering vir die keurders, Mnr Peter Hassard, al die pad van Hluhluwe en Mnr Lubbe Jacobs, van Vryburg, wat hulle so wonderlik van…

Fiery flowers defy winter’s cold

Aloes in the Klipkerk Gardens during the last week of June 2014.Aloes in the Klipkerk Gardens during the last week of June 2014.Aloes in the Klipkerk Gardens during the last week of June 2014.Aloes in the Klipkerk Gardens during the last week of June 2014.Aloes in the Klipkerk Gardens during the last week of June...

Another home consumed by flames

FIRE has destroyed yet another Vryheid home, this time on the corner of President and Hlobane Streets. The blaze began this morning, June 24, between approximately 6:30am and 7:00am, on the second floor of Presbane Flats. Although the cause of the fire has yet to be established, it is alleged that it was of an…
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