On Thursday, 13 September another successful West Rand Cluster Rural Safety Operation took place. This time, the Herald went along to see what happens behind the scenes. The operation was led by Captain Andile Moshami, West Rand Cluster operational commander, and members of the CPF, police and various security companies were present.
Police in Rand West City, and our local Community Policing Forum (CPF), won big at the West Rand Cluster’s Annual Excellence Awards held at Usambara in Krugersdorp on Wednesday, 5 September. There the cluster celebrated the achievements of individuals as well as groups. The stars of the evening were members of all 13 police stations in the West Rand Cluster as well as the CPF groups.
Members of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and about 30 Randfontein farmers discussed the proposed amendments to section 25 of the Constitution at Lund Auctioneers in Randridge on Tuesday, 5 September.
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.