Community News Schools

Department issues revised protocols for schools

News Desk The Department of Basic Education says it has issued a circular to accompany the revised protocols for schools to implement when managing possible and confirmed COVID-19 cases in schools during the matric examinations. The department in conjunction with the Department of Health (DoH), agreed last week to allow learners that have tested positive […]

Community News Schools

Gr 12’s should receive support to cope with examination related stress

News Desk Close to a million matric learners will start their final exams later this week. Online school and home education provider, Brainline, has stressed the importance of providing students with adequate support to cope with this mammoth task. Brainline Mentor, Liezel Bruwer, says these exams mark the culmination of an academic year like no […]

Community Municipal News

Understanding Local Government

From the government guide Important things to know about local government The role and spheres of government Government has the responsibility to make policies and laws about the rights and responsibilities of citizens and the delivery of government services. The government collects revenue [income] from taxes and uses this money to provide services and infrastructure […]

Entertainment News Social

Spaces in history

Written by Nick Gräbe Part 1 The time and space allowed to write just a few lines about an area or town is very difficult so these notes are merely spaces in history and by no means anywhere near complete history. Groenkloof Nature Reserve that was established in 1892 in Pretoria was the first to be […]

Entertainment Katrienkie

Die lewe se musiek

Uit Katrienkie Ons is bevoorreg dat Katrienkie vir ons toestemming gegee het om van haar bundels se skrywe in ons koerant te gebruik. Onderstaande is ‘n uittreksel uit haar boek, Want die kiewiet maak weer nes. Vanoggend was een van daardie dae agter die kerk se orrel . . . Mens kry mos maar sulke […]

Community Entertainment News

Holidays are going to look a little different this year

News Desk Here’s what you can expect… Since hitting alert level 1 of the lockdown, the travel industry breathed a collective sigh of relief. They could finally re-open their doors to guests and travellers again. But the jury’s still out – what exactly will leisure travel during a pandemic look like? Shaun Lamont, Managing Director […]

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