Friends, family and residents gathered in Toekomsrus on Saturday (6 January) to say their last goodbyes to Danél Ruwaydah Rooskrans, 25, who was brutally murdered on News Year’s Eve. Family first gathered at her parents’ home and then joined other mourners for the church service. Thereafter they went to the Toekomsrus Cemetery where she was finally buried. It was difficult to establish whether any of her ex-boyfriend’s family members attended the funeral, due to the large number of people who did attend.
Riebeeck-meer was ‘n plek waar jy kon swem, baljaar, kampeer, visvang en herinneringe vir ‘n leeftyd ontstaan het. Die Herald het onlangs die area saam met raadslid Ellik de Lange besoek en ‘n paar skokkende ontdekkings gedoen. Dit is duidelik dat die destydse ontspanningsoord jare lank nie meer in stand gehou word nie. Die Herald het die plaaslike munisipaliteit vir kommentaar genader en daar is onderneem dat hulle binnekort ‘n volle verklaring sal uitreik.
A man was killed and another five people injured when a light motor vehicle and a bakkie collided near the roadhouse at the infamous R28/ R41 intersection on Tuesday, 12 December.
Since October is transport month, the Randfontein Traffic Department got together with the Gauteng Provincial traffic officers and held a massive roadblock on the R28 on Wednesday, 4 October. The traffic officers have planned a schedule for the month which they will be acting on daily. They will be targeting taxis, heavy trucks and all the motorists making use of public roads.
The Randfontein community woke up to a water crisis early last Tuesday, 19 September where all areas experienced low pressure water supply, with some residents being without water for at least eight hours. This after a main water pipe was damaged in the Randfontein CBD.
On Friday 15 September, Faith Mazibuko, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (SACR) visited the library for the first time and promised that it would reopen and be fully functional on 2 October 2017. On Monday, 18 September, the DA Gauteng spokesperson for SACR, Paul Willemburg, MPL, as well as the DA PR councillor for Wards 2 and 25, Gerhard Kruger, conducted an oversight visit to the building.
The Democratic Alliance Rand West met with many of the residents of the Rand West Municipality in front of the municipal building on Monday 11 September to hand over a letter of demand and let their voices be heard.
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.
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’.
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.
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.