Kgaugelo Mashile: from depression to business leader

ALTHOUGH he suffers from depression, Kgaugelo Mashile does not allow it to stop him from being a successful businessman. Mashile (34) from Scott Shilez Tombstones and Aluminium (SSTA) in Marite, told NewsHorn that he was forced to quit his day job because it led to severe depression, that nearly cost him his life. “After I slightly recovered, I packed my bags and came back home, but I had responsibilities and I had no income at the time. My parents did their part to support me, but as a man I…

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Kede and Harris puts on new show for the masses

LOCKDOWN will never be the same as favourite media personalities, Kedebone Mkhabela and King Harris present you with a new entertaining and informative online show dubbed, Lockdown with Kede and Harris. The lively and outspoken Harris said that the show was a mixture of celebrity interviews, DJ performances, including an update on latest COVID-19 related news, and entertainment news. With the world moving towards the fourth industrial revolution, the show promised to provide fans with an opportunity to be entertained while staying safe in the comfort of their homes, he…

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195 more people die of COVID-19 in SA

South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll has increased to 12 618 after 195 people succumbed to the respiratory disease on Thursday. Of the additional fatalities, 83 are from Gauteng, 36 from KwaZulu-Natal, 26 from the Eastern Cape, 25 from Free State, 13 from Western Cape and 12 from Limpopo. Also, there are now 599 940 cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country after 3 880 infections were identified. The provinces with the highest burden of Coronavirus include Gauteng with 202 955 cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal 108 080, Western Cape 103 616 and Eastern Cape 84 586.…

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No load shedding forecast for the weekend

Following the recovery of three generation units overnight that eased supply constraints, Eskom says no load shedding is expected for the weekend. Three generators were returned to service at the Lethabo, Medupi and Kusile power stations while another unit at Kusile was taken offline for repairs. “While the supply constraints have eased for the rest of the weekend, Eskom would like to remind the public to continue using electricity sparingly as the aged generation infrastructure is unpredictable, unreliable and volatile,” said Eskom in a statement on Friday. Unplanned breakdowns stand…

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Ethiopian national sentenced for possession of counterfeit goods

Hardofa Work Hunde (34) Ethiopian National was found guilty and sentenced to five years imprisonment or Hundred (R100 000. 00) fine by the Kwaggafontein Magistrate Court on Thursday 20 August 2020 for Contravention of customer and excise Act 91 of 1964 possession of counterfeit goods. In May 2020 Hunde was found transporting counterfeit cigarettes from Limpopo to Mpumalanga valued to R300.000.00 and  he was then arrested and exhibits seized.

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Communities urged to protect schools against disruption.

As Grade 7 learners return to school today, the Department of Basic Education has urged communities to protect schools against individuals and groups threatening to close schools and disrupt learning. The department said it has become aware of attempts made by some members of school governing bodies (SGBs) around the country to close schools and disrupt learning.   There are reports of the Congress of South African Students (COSAS) also disrupting schools across the province. “The department would like to remind all members of SGBs that the closing of schools…

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Police constable arrested for a rape

The police in Mpumalanga have arrested a 27 year old police Constable for allegedly raping an 18 year old girl at Standerton yesterday, 09 August 2020. Information revealed that two men came at the victim’s place and lured her to the suspect’s place where she was raped The victim managed to escape and was assisted by a member of the public who took her to the police station where a case of rape as well as an additional charge of assault was opened. Police immediately started with their investigation and…

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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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