A gift of blankets

Kopano Dibakwane Sixty pensioners gathered inside Glory Hill Clinic, Graskop, on August 23 to receive brand new blankets. According to Ward 10 councillor, Sandile Shongwe, the handover was an initiative by the Executive Mayor of Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Selina Mashigo – Sekgobela. The pensioners were evidently appreciative of the empathetic act from the Mayor’s […]


Eskom says: Safety First

Michele du Plessis Eskom embarked on a countrywide campaign, the National Electricity Safety Month, in an effort to reduce electricity-related injuries and deaths across the country. Every year people die or suffer serious injuries due to electricity-related issues. The main cause has been illegal connections which are extremely dangerous. There is poor insulation, the wires […]


Pilgrim’s Rest Co-op receives head start

Frieda Paton Start-up equipment and supplies were provided to the budding Areduchap Co-operative in Pilgrim’s Rest by the Ehlanzeni District Municipality.  This was after it had secured a winning bid in a call for business plans by the Thaba Chweu Department of Local Economic Development. At a function on August 16, attended by locals and […]


Royal Hotel – romancing The Wedding Expo

Frieda Paton The Royal Hotel in Pilgrim’s Rest joined 120 other exhibitors at the popular ‘The Wedding Expo’ at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg on August 26-27. This Victorian hotel, established in 1872, has been a popular wedding venue for many years, with its tranquil setting surrounded by picturesque mountain scenery. “We have a unique […]


Showcasing @ Spring Market

Mathabo Boshego Mbombela hosted different events this weekend in celebration of the change of season into spring. People came out in numbers to support the events that serve best their interests. The spring market day on Saturday, September 2, at Valencia Sports Complex was an event with great initiative, bringing together local entrepreneurs to showcase […]