Applications open for free skills development programme

Masoka Dube    MIDDELBURG– The first 20 welding entrepreneurs, who successfully completed their training, received their diplomas in Middelburg, last week The Mpumalanga Stainless Initiative (MSI), the Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA) and MERSETA took hands to train young Mpumalanga artisans free of charge. The provincial Informal Welders Recruitment Programme was officially launched last year in Middelburg with the aim of assisting rural- and township- based informal artisans to be in a better position to access the industry and grow their own businesses to create much needed employment in Mpumalanga.…

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Pumakiti Sportvasvra met die Nelspruit Hervormde Kerk (in Afrikaans)

Toets jou kennis op 1 FEBRUARIE tydens die Hervormde Kerk in Nelspruit (NHKA) se gewilde sportvasvra. Vanjaar is die Pumakiti 2020 Sportvasvra groter en beter met ‘n heerlike ete, genoeg drinkgoed en PUMA SPELERS AAN ELKE TAFEL. Bespreek jul tafel met sitplek vir 10 so gou moontlik. Hierdie gebeurtenis is groot pret. Die vrae sal meesal handel oor rugby, krieket en atletiek en word vanjaar by die  Mbombela Stadion restourant gehou. Vir navrae skakel: Lambert Smith 083 240 7430 of Hannes de Wet 082 852 3129

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Security firm closes Secunda en Bethal’s licensing offices after non payment

The licensing offices in Secunda and Bethal had been taken over by officers of the security firm V&M Projects after the provincial Govan Mbeki municipality had not paid them for the last two months. No one can enter the premises and staff had been chased out. Services had now been totally suspended until the situation had been dealt with. NewsHorn reported on the overflow of desperate members of the public from other towns in Mpumalanga who had traveled to Nelspruit’s offices to be assisted. This on its own had lead…

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More FMD cases in Limpopo

Four more Foot & Mouth Disease cases had been found in Limpopo and 15 locations had now been identified in the province as having tested positive for FMD. More than 130 points were identified with possible links to specific auctions and known affected properties. All properties where the disease had been confirmed are now under quarantine. Early slaughter would be undertaken at specific abattoirs. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), in conjunction with the Limpopo veterinary services had embarked on an awareness campaign in the province in December…

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Watch out for the BIGGER and better NewsHorn on 15 Jan – products never before offered

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Hold tight – NewsHorn is blasting Off! New products never before offered by any paper           WITH 2020 arriving in grand style, NewsHorn brings our advertisers and readers a brand new look starting off with our first issue for the year. Our promise to you – the greatest independent newspaper in Mpumalanga. Having for four years published the NewsHorn in three districts of Mbombela, Nkomazi and Bohlabela (in separate editions), it is time to make a BIG change. Market research had proved that print (supported by online) is bigger and…

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Kruger Park rangers start 2020 off on high note with major arrests

Another poached rhino in the Kruger National Park in SA

Seven suspected poachers had met their match in the Kruger National Park rangers who, in nine days, during the New Year anti-poaching campaign. Three  were arrested on January 2  in the Lower Sabie / Skukuza area of the Park after an extended day long follow-up operation by rangers, supported by K9 and air wing rapid reaction units. Heavy caliber hunting rifles, ammunition and poaching equipment were recovered. The second group of another three suspects were arrested on January 7 by a joint Stolznek and Pretoriuskop ranger team, supported by K9…

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Ermelo farmers rejoice as stock theft in Mpumalanga gets heavy court sentences

Ermelo’s farming community called the latest court sentence of stock thefts a breakthrough. SAPS provincial commissioner, Lt-Gen Mondli Zuma, took the complaints of the farmers seriously and tasked the Hawks to deal with this scourge of theft. The suspects in the latest incident which occurred at the end of last year would spend most of their lives behind bars and even the National Prosecuting Authority applauded the court for handing down sentences of 29 years. Zuma said that the thefts over the Christmas season were as a result of people…

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Manhunt for truck hijackings in Delmas, Mpumalanga

trucks are being hijacked in delmas in mpumalanga south africa more and more

Police had launched a manhunt after several truck hijackings in  Delmas, Mpumalanga. Some of the hijackers wore full SAPD uniforms and drove cars with blue lights similar to police vehicles. In the latest incident last week, two trucks from one company were hijacked on the R50. They were transporting soya products to Standerton. The value of the products alone is said to be worth at least R400 000. The provincial commissioner of police in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma told media that SAPS would take out all the stops to find…

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Welcome back CANDLE POWER – its load shedding time again

Picture depicting blackouts in SA as a reuslt of the national electricity generator Eskom not able to supply electricity

Stage 2 load shedding kicked in across the country at 8am this morning, Thursday Jan 9. It is expected to continue throughout the day until Friday morning at 06:00. As a result of major breakdowns overnight, the electricity grid is severely constrained and unpredictable, according to an Eskom statement. Emergency reserves are also insufficient to meet the demand for electricity during Thursday. For Mbombela’s load shedding schedule, visit  

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Counselling available for anxious matrics

The results are out, but due to the high level of anxiety experienced by Grade 12 students, the Department of Social Development’s Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC) made counseling services available to learners. According to the GBVCC, suicides and depression tend to increase during this time – before and after results. Matriculants and their parents are urged to make use of the available support from trained social workers free of charge. The Department of Education and the GBVCC also appealed to parents to look out for any signs of depression…

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