God’s Army, a Randfontein NGO, has taken the lead in praying for better business and economic growth, not only in Randfontein, but also in the whole of South Africa. The organisation, which said many societal ills are caused by the weakening economy and closure of many businesses in the country, held a prayer session for all in Greenhills on Saturday, 7 July.
A total of 200 bicycles and 75 winter jackets were handed over to the patrollers of the Bekkersdal and Westonaria Community Police Forums on Saturday 9 June at the Westonaria Sports Complex. This was an initiative by Qhubeka Charity, in partnership with the South Deep Community Trust and Goldfields.
The message to all South Africans in celebration of International Day against Drug Abuse is to enjoy life without drugs. The Gauteng Department Social Development kick-started International Day against Drug Abuse on Thursday, 14 June at the Bekkersdal Faith Mission Church. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness in the community about the impact of drugs and educating people about the services and programmes offered to rehabilitate drug addicts.
Op Sondag, 13 Mei is Fanie, 78, en Coline, 74, Engelbrecht op hul plaas beroof en wreed vermoor. Die egpaar, wat 53 jaar getroud was, het naby Poortjie in die Westonaria-gebied geboer. Die Herald het die begrafnisdiens verlede Vrydag in die NG Kerk Fochville-Noord saam met ‘n hele aantal familie en vriende van die oorledenes bygewoon.
A moving memorial service for the seven mine workers who passed away during a seismic incident at the Sibanye-Stillwater Driefontein Operations on 3 May was held on Thursday, 10 May.
The tennis courts in Finsbury that were meant to facilitate the development of sport, have become an eyesore. Residents said the facilities are no longer family-friendly and pointed out the unkempt condition of the area.
The current state of the sewerage network in the whole of the Rand West City Local Municipality (RWCLM) is of serious concern. The Herald accompanied Ward 3 and 9 councillors, Alwyn van Tonder and Peter Dick to the Randfontein Waste Water Treatment Works to see just how bad the situation is. Van Tonder said he even took the mayor there last year so that he could see for himself what was going on, but it was fruitless.
The Baagi Ba West Rand Forum kicked off an awareness campaign to educate the public about human trafficking, drug smuggling and child pornography on Thursday, 26 April. The forum decried these behaviours and said many desperate, unemployed and vulnerable young women become involved in these activities.
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.