Coronavirus case at Masoyi police station.

All communities serviced by the Masoyi Police Station, are advised that this police station will be temporarily closed due to a member who tested positive for the Covid -19 virus. The Community Service Centre will now be operated at Hope of Glory Church next to Mshadza Secondary School. To access the station, the community can call 082 3039 869, for all emergencies and complaints which will be attended accordingly. The telephone lines at Masoyi Police Station Community Service Centre will not be accessible for the duration of the closure. However…

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Police seizure illicit cigarettes, liquor and dagga in Komatipoort,

An Intelligence Driven Operation conducted by SAPS, SANDF and SARS  in Komatipoort, led to seizure of illicit cigarettes as well as liquor to the value of about R 95 000. During the raid, a 34 year old Mozambican woman was also arrested for possession of dagga. According to spokesperson of police in Mpumalanga Leonard Hlathi the law enforcement agencies followed up on information about illegal trading activities, carried out by some people in Komatipoort and upon arrival at the said place, found about six women from Mozambique as well as…

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Persistence in learning bears fruit for young MP artist

SISWATI hip hop musician, Colani Nkosi’s eagerness to learn, to grow and to hone his skill during the early stages of his career is starting to bear fruit. The polular artist is dropping his long-awaited EP dubbed, Kwasukasukela, which is a term used as a preamble for storytelling in Nguni culture. The Nhlazatshe-born songwriter and producer who is also known as Soorpubtheking told NewHorn that his mission is to take both the SiSwati language and culture to the world through hip hop. He added that his current project, which consists…

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Local production key to boost COVID-19 battered economy

Deputy President David Mabuza has underscored the importance of the local production of personal protective equipment and the manufacturing of medical equipment as the key to reviving the country’s economy, which is adversely affected by COVID-19. “It is a reality that trade globally has been hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is upon us to strategically use this challenge to grow our domestic economy and prepare citizens to be able to take up opportunities that may arise as global conditions for trade and investment are eased, including investing in the…

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VBS cannot be revived, Reserve Bank confirms

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) says the banking licence for the old VBS Mutual Bank, in its old form, cannot be revived. The Reserve Bank said it has received a number of letters from parties interested in reviving the Venda Building Society (VBS) Mutual Bank. VBS was placed into liquidation by the High Court on 13 November 2018. The bank is currently being liquidated, the collection on loans is continuing and assets are being sold to recover monies owed to depositors. The SARB said it has provided R261 million,…

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State recovers funds lost through corrupt activities.

Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU)  issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, former Board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates, as well as others. “The funds were lost in a concerted effort corruptly to divert financial resources from Eskom, to improperly and illegally benefit the Gupta family and entities controlled by the said family and their associates during their 2015-16 acquisition of the operations of Optimum Coal Holdings Limited (OCH),” a joint statement by Eskom and the…

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Young farmer reaps the fruits of her love, dedication and hard work

BUSHBUCKRIDGE – After spending years planting the seeds of love, dedication and hard work in growing her knowledge within the farming industry, Tsakani Mabunda is harvesting the fruits through accolades. The 33-year-old farmer has won several farming awards including the KLCBT/Buscor Township/rural Enterprise Award, while playing a significant role in the economic subsistence of her family. Speaking to NewsHorn, Mabunda said her journey as farmer started as a result of following her late father’s footsteps. It was one of the reasons she founded and named her farm Mpfuxeleto wa murimisi…

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Police officers also puffing on the sly says shop owner

AS smokers are now well into their fifth month of a countrywide cigarette ban, prices on the “black market” are increasing daily and the public is prepared to pay whatever the cost. NewsHorn spoke to a few smokers and cigarette vendors. Mission Mashiloane from Marite said it was easy to find cigarettes, especially in rural areas, despite the prices being very high. From day one of the cigarette ban, cigarettes had been available he said. “I tried to quit smoking due to the fact that the price went up to…

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Eskom embarks on educational drive

Eskom  launched a campaign to educate the public about illegal connections and other issues that have an impact on the national power grid. “Eskom is embarking on a strong communications drive to educate the public about illegal connections, the load reduction drive and other issues impacting the national power grid – infrastructure theft, meter tampering and illegal vending,” it said in a statement. Over the next few months, the power utility will focusing on three primary areas in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal where electricity theft through illegal connections and network overloading…

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