Community News

Community service wasted by littering

Frieda Paton One cannot help but wonder how many of the 67 minutes of community service for Mandela Day across the country are wasted in clean-up operations? Couldn’t these thousands of hours be better spent on making a real difference to people’s lives? We’re talking about littering of cans, bottles, fast-food packaging, sweet papers, and […]

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SvN Matric Farewell 2019

Michele du PlessisThe Sybrand van Niekerk High School Matric Farewell was held on Saturday, July 20th at Ligna Lodge in Sabie.The theme for the evening was Enchanted Forest and according to the official photographer, Gerrie Knoetze, the red carpet led the matrics through an enchanted forest, complete with pine cones scattered around. The sumptuous dinner […]

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Wildlife Ranching: Facts and Figures

Michele du Plessis The ceaseless battle continues between pro-hunting and anti-hunting advocates, those who despise the killing of animals for trophies and those that realise the beneficial impact of hunting and related activities on the South African economy and conservation efforts. In GPS News Edition 142, an article about the newly released Born Free Report […]

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Vote for Hope

Michele du Plessis Hope Moropa-Mhlongo is a finalist of the prestigious Sunrise Women Awards 2019. “I’m the proud mother of three precious children Cassandra, George and Nandi.  I am also the Founder of the Pink Flower Foundation (NPC), the Vice President of the Ubuntu Community Care Centre, and a member of the board of Woodlands […]

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Spar empowers staff through training

Michele du Plessis In a previous GPS News edition, an article featured the plight of a Spar employee after her shack in the informal settlement burnt down. Spar Graskop and Spar Sabie decided to empower their staff that lived in the informal settlements with the necessary skills of basic fire fighting. “As a result, we […]