Editor’s note

Caring about nature

JOBURG – About two weeks ago, while doing a bit of tree felling, two little birds fell out of their nest.

Get on board

  When the City of Joburg announced the new restrictions on water last week, many residents went into shock. The sad reality is the announcement was really nothing new, but how the City plans to enforce it, is. It seems that some residents needed a bit of a reality check, and being threatened with a…

Let the rains wash away yesterday

  Driving around Joburg last week, it was exciting to see the blossoms peeping out from behind the high walls of our suburbs. I felt a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction when I saw them. With the new season upon us, we also received a new government in Joburg. We have entered a new era…

Rules of the road are there for a reason

The rules of the road should be pretty simple – red for stop, green for go, don’t overtake on a solid line and don’t stop in the yellow lane – unless it is an emergency – and for goodness sake, don’t drink and drive!

There is more to a person than their CV

JOHANNESBURG – Joburg can be a depressing place – not because of the weather, the condition of the roads or the colour of our buildings. No, Joburg can be a depressing place because of the harsh reality of unemployment.

Be a hero, not a victim

It won’t happen to me … five words that most Joburg residents have thought when witnessing or hearing about something horrific.

Voting is the only way to be heard

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said 77 percent of eligible voters have registered for the upcoming elections.

Big city with small acts of kindness

A ward councillor in Joburg was on her way back from a meeting in Braamfontein when her car broke down. With her phone battery dying, she chose to post a message on her Parktown residents WhatApp group.

Do we only listen when damage is done?

After more than three weeks of illegal strike action by Samwu-affiliated Pikitup employees, it seems there is still no end in sight.

Kudos to Metro cops

JOBURG – Over the last few days, I have noticed Metro police officers everywhere.

Killing two birds with one stone

JOBURG – Last week, this newsroom shared a story about a beggar directing traffic on Jan Smuts Avenue.

Do mothers know their choices?

JOBURG – “In the space of a couple of days, the count is five – five dumped babies, five wasted lives – and I wasn’t even trying to find reports.”

Don’t forget to register to vote

JOBURG – This weekend will give South Africans a chance to register for the upcoming municipal elections.

A shocking situation

The theft of a street light pole protective cover is said to be the reason an 18-year-old man was electrocuted to death in Sunninghill on 12 February. It is alleged the man bumped into exposed live wires on the pole at the corner of Naivasha and Rivonia roads.

Not everyone has a heart of gold

JOBURG – A woman was arrested and charged with fraud last week after allegedly conning people out of Kitty and Puppy Haven ‘donations’.

Shocking clinic rules in question

JOBURG – Last week this newsroom reported that Hillbrow Clinic had been instructed not to conduct rape tests on children after 10pm.

Walk in the other’s shoes

Blandford Manor, a popular conference, events, restaurant and private functions venue made a bold move a few weeks ago by announcing that children would no longer be welcome at their establishment.

There has to be a better way

JOBURG – Last week the Randburg Licensing Department closed early because the building did not have any water.

At least empathy hasn’t dried up

JOBURG – After the dire water shortage situation in Senekal and Aliwal North came to light, communities and individuals came together in a drive to get water to those drought-ravaged areas.

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