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Confirmed incident of bacterial meningitis at NWU Potch

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The North-West University’s campus in Potchefstroom has had an confirmed case of meningitis.

According to Bertie Jacobs, a university spokesperson, a fourth-year student was admitted to a Potch hospital on Monday 21 October after which a case of bacterial meningitis was confirmed on Tuesday morning. He said the student is not involved with a residence and all indications are that it is an isolated incident.

The hospital and the university are busy following up will all close contacts of the student. Free prophylaxis has been made available.

“I want to encourage all students and staff not to panic and to stay focused on the upcoming exams. The university is taking all the necessary precautionary steps to manage the situation. We will keep all students and staff timeously informed of any new developments,” said prof Daryl Balia, deputy vice-chancellor of the campus in Potchefstroom.

Jaloesie agter hammermoord

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - Die wreedheid van die moord op Yvonne Moon het die regter genoop om haar moordenaar lewenslank tronk toe te stuur. Neville Tretheway is op Woensdag 9 Oktober in die Rondgaande Hof tot lewenslange tronkstraf gevonnis.

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 18 October 2019 issue.

Heli red motorfietsryers

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Klerksdorp Rekord, Klerksdorp - Vyf motorfietsryers onder wie een Klerksdorper het verlede week ‘n verkeerde afdraai in ‘n natuurreservaat naby Oudtshoorn gevat en kon nie weer hul pad terug kry nie. Volgens Thinus Joubert van Klerksdorp, pa van Rene Joubert (31) wat saam met die groep verdwaal het, het hulle in die onherbergsame Kammanassie natuurreservaat van die pad afgedraai en in ‘n gebied beland met ruwe ongenaakbare paaie. Daar is ook luiperds in die gebied.

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 18 October 2019 issue.

Municipality maintains roads

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Klerksdorp Record, Klerksdorp - Matlosana Municipality’s Infrastructure department is busy with an ongoing road maintenance project. Municipal spokesperson Ntswaki Makgetha said emphasis is on re-sealing of roads, patching of pot holes and overlaying of intersections.

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 18 October 2019 issue.

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