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Skaars bonsais terug by eienaar

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Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp - Die mag van sosiale media het daartoe gelei dat uiters skaars en waardevolle bonsais verlede week in die stad teruggekry is nadat hulle gesteel is. Johan Geldenhuys, eienaar van Silver Stream Bonsais in Buffeldoornweg, vertroetel sy versameling boompies wat hy so twee jaar gelede by ‘n versamelaar gekoop het. 

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

Chamber and PwC discuss the budget

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The Wesvaal Chamber of Business hosted a very successful discussion on the 2019 Budget speech in partnership with auditing firm, PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC). The morning was held in an unoccupied shop within the Matlosana Mall and introduced various speakers on the topic of the 2019 budget. 

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

No proper education for learners

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by Mohanoe Khiba


Klerksdorp Record, Umzimhle - Furious parents, teachers and learners exercised their anger outside a school on Thursday 7 March. Their message was that their principal who is said to be a “bully, rude and autocratic” must leave with immediate effect. The protest was at Vaal Reefs Technical High School at Umzimuhle.

To read the full story, read page 8 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

Municipal finance department on strike

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by MOHANOE KHIBA

Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The Matlosana Local Municipality’s Finance department strike is affecting the community. Klerksdorp Record was contacted by some of the furious residents who were complaining about the long queue at the department, while other officials were found sitting and doing nothing, but just talking to each other.

To read the full story, read page 4 of our 15 March 2019 issue.

Risk of load shedding today

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Eskom said in a statement this morning that the risk of load shedding remains for today. Load shedding will only be implemented if absolutely necessary.

Eskom did not implement load shedding yesterday (7 March). According to Eskom this is due to some generating units returning to service.

Eskom said the power system remains tight and vulnerable and that load shedding could be implemented at short notice should there be a shift in plant performance. This could include a significant loss in generating plant due to unplanned technical breakdowns.

“We continue to encourage residents and businesses to use electricity sparingly during this period. Please switch off geysers as well as all non-essential lighting and electricity appliances to assist in reducing demand.”

Matlosana Municipality customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules available on Klerksdorp Record’s website.
For Eskom customers, these schedules are available on the Eskom website (http://loadshedding.eskom.co.za). Eskom customers can also contact the customer contact centre at 0860 037 566.