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PICS: Man transported to hospital after falling from roof

A man in his late 40s fell from a second-storey rooftop at the Greenhills Circle at about noon on Thursday, 31 August. Eventually, the rescuers managed to get Kruger to the top of the fire truck, where they stabilised him again and then, working together like the A-Team, made a plan to get Kruger safely down the fire truck’s ladder, and transport him to the Netcare Krugersdorp Private Hospital. Hoosen Ravat from Netcare 911 confirmed that Kruger was in a stable condition when they finally got him into the ambulance.

PICS: ‘Operation taking crime by the horns’ launched

With the town being hit hard by crime lately, police, CPF, residents, local emergency services and security companies joined hands and patrolled the streets of Randfontein on Saturday (19 August) until the early hours Sunday. The aim of the drive was to clamp down on criminals. A total of 2 809km were covered and 232 hours spent during the drive the Herald has dubbed ‘Operation taking crime by the horns’.

The Herald’s pothole fixed at last

At long last at least one gigantic pothole in Greenhills has been repaired. After not-so-recent heavy rains, the town’s roads still look as though a storm hit them. Like so many other roads in the area, one of Greenhills’ busiest roads – Kenneth Road – developed deep potholes. The particular pothole was outside the Herald office.

Ooster AH’s failing infrastructure

Residents of Ooster Agricultural Holdings have had enough of bad roads. Here’s what they did to hopefully open the municipality’s eyes… Hennie van Staden escorted the Herald to one of the Ooster AH main entrances on Johannes Road where he parked his car in one of the road’s many potholes to demonstrate just how deep they are.

The life of people sleeping in toilet stalls

In the overgrown vegetation in a forgotten section of the Greenhills Stadium, approximately six people live in the toilet stalls of two outbuildings.

PICS: Top stations in the cluster rewarded

The West Rand Cluster Police recently congratulated its loyal officers and stations for keeping the area safe from October to December 2016.

#PoppieMurderCase – First pic of accused together

Both accused in the #PoppieMurderCase appeared together for the first time in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 25 January. Both Kobus (Poppie’s stepfather) and Louisa (Poppie’s biological mother) were arrested in connection with the blue-eyed little girl’s tragic death in Brits last year. Poppie died on the way to a hospital in the area as a result of her injuries.

Truck and LDV collide: Drivers survive

A truck collided with a light delivery vehicle (LDV) after the LDV performed a U-turn on the bend. The truck could not avoid the LDV and T-boned it on the driver’s side on the morning of Monday, 23 January in Wheatlands near the intersection where a mother lost her life and her daughter was found in a critical condition. Fortunately the driver of the LDV walked away from the crash with minor injuries but was transported to hospital for observations as he was in severe shock. The truck driver sustained no injuries, however, both vehicles were damaged.

Strike at municipality in photos

Residents were warned not to visit the Rand West City Local Municipality on Thursday, 26 January as employees were on strike. Tyres were set on fire, and the road was closed.

Danger lurks at graveyard

The Randfontein Cemetery has come into the spotlight – yet again. This time it is not because of its apparently usual unkempt state, but for its fencing, which poses a danger to those who visit the graves, making them sitting ducks for robbers and thieves. There have been many incidents in which motorists have driven through the wall, leaving gaping holes that have never been repaired.

Stop street to curb R28 deaths?

After many lives have been lost and many complaints lodged by the surrounding communities, a stop street has finally been erected on the R28 between Randfontein and Westonaria, near Mohlakeng Extension 11.