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“Pasop vir fopnuus,” meen kenner

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Deur JP Myburg

Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp - Fopnuus is deesdae op almal se lippe, individue wat toegang het tot sosiale media word elke dag hiermee gekonfronteer en versprei talle onwaarhede in die vorm van ‘n videogreep, foto of “artikel”. In ‘n tyd van maklike bekombare inligting is dit belangrik om eers van sekere verspreide “inligting” 100% seker te maak voor jy op die deel-knoppie kliek. Onlangse gevalle in Klerksdorp met oproer in taxi-geledere teenoor sogenaamde dwelmbase het soos ‘n veldbrand versprei en stertjies is aangelas wat paniek gesaai het onder inwoners. Vandeesweek is ‘n plasing oor Klerksdorp ouetehuis derduisende keer gedeel en as die waarheid verkondig, terwyl dit inderwaarheid ‘n eensydige blik van ‘n onvergenoegde kliënt is.

To read the full story, read page 4 of our 21 September 2018 issue.

Ouetehuis vra hulp om pot aan kook te hou

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Klerksdorp Rekord, Alabama - Rethabile beteken gelukkig en die inwoners van die Rethabile Ouetehuis is werklik gelukkig. Dit is egter ‘n daaglikse stryd om die pot aan die kook te hou. Die ouetehuis in Mimosastraat, Alabama is in Februarie 2017 gestig en is ‘n geregistreerde nie-winsgewende organisaie waar tien senior burgers bly.

To read the full story, read page 6 of our 21 September 2018 issue.

Inferno in CBD

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    Photographs taken on Monday 10 September shows the carnage and looting by members of the community in the CBD and Pienaarsdorp. Photos: Danie Jacobs, Mohanoe Khiba.

    CBD a war zone

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    by Mohanoe Khiba

    Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - On Monday 10 September, traffic in Klerksdorp CBD came to a standstill after violence erupted between the taxi drivers and some foreign nationals. This also led to the N12 at the taxi rank being closed for some time with burned tyres and objects closing the road. Several properties and vehicles alleged to belong to Nigerians were torched around Pienaarsdorp, tyres were also burned around Klerksdorp CBD where some of the foreigners’ shops were looted.

    To read the full story, read page 3 of our 14 September 2018 issue.

    Twelve in court for public violence

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    by Mohanoe Khiba

    Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - The Klerksdorp Magistrate Court was packed to capacity during the appearance of 12 suspects linked to stirring up public violence in Klerksdorp on Tuesday 11 September. Their case was postponed until 18 October for further investigation.

    To read the full story, read page 3 of our 14 September 2018 issue.