On Thursday, 29 March, at about 3.30pm, a light motor vehicle and a bakkie collided, and two men in their 20s miraculously escaped death. The bakkie that the two men were travelling in, was proceeding along Homestead Avenue, towards Roodepoort, when the driver of the light vehicle decided to turn and cross the street.
On 15 March, a man was left in a critical but stable condition following an alleged road-rage incident involving a taxi. The Rand West City Traffic Department officers were the first ones on the scene, followed by ER24 paramedics who attended to the victim. Netcare 911, the Randfontein Fire Department, Help24, Rand West City Safety and various other emergency services personnel also attended the scene.
Chaos erupted at Randfontein Secondary School in Toekomsrus on Wednesday morning (14 March) after learners were allegedly denied access to the school to write exams.
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.