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Robbers caught after swift response

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The police and security companies combined forces to catch the robbers who hit the Markhams clothing store in Matlosana Mall earlier this week. The armed robbery took place on Monday 8 October when the three males who robbed the store clashed with the long arm of the law as they were all arrested minutes after leaving the centre. The robbery took place at 09:00.

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 12 October 2018 issue.

Young scientists stun with impressive innovations

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - A matric pupil of Curro Klerksdorp is the top Senior Eskom Expo scientist for the year. Aqil Variava was awarded the prestigious Prof Derek Gray Memorial Award for developing the “Pollution Index”, which is an investigation into water quality. Aqil researched water bodies in KZN, Gauteng and North West in a bid to develop a system that anyone can use to identify the quality of any water. He spent two years developing the system and won a gold medal at the Dr KK Expo in Potchefstroom. Variava received a whopping R75 000 cash prize for his outstanding project and a study bursary.

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 12 October 2018 issue.

SASSA beneficiaries misled by imposters

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The South African Social Security Agency is inundated with calls from beneficiaries visiting their villages with unmarked cash vans claiming to be sent by SASSA. These imposters allegedly ask beneficiaries to swipe their cards as many as three times in some cases in an effort to maximize bank charges. SASSA wishes to inform the public that its cash payments done through the South African Post Office (SAPO) only started on Monday 8 October.

To read the full story, read page 4 of our 12 October 2018 issue.

Skote hou buurt wakker

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Klerksdorp Rekord, Orkney - Skote hou inwoners van Lourenspark op Orkney steeds snags uit die slaap met onwettige myners en mynsekuriteitswagte wat in nagtelike skermutselings betrokke is. Klerksdorp Rekord kan berig dat ten minste een zama-zama die afgelope naweek noodlottig gewond is.

To read the full story, read page 1 of our 5 October 2018 issue.

Shots fired at cellphone store

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp – The personnel of Chatz Cellular next to the N12 are receiving trauma counselling after an armed robbery earlier in the week. It was the first robbery ever at this store. Cheryl Katz, owner, her personnel and “the best cop in the country”, Sgt Pieter Steyn, were in the store just before 09:00 on Monday 1 October when five heavily armed men entered the store.

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 5 October 2018 issue.