JOBURG – About two weeks ago, while doing a bit of tree felling, two little birds fell out of their nest.
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…
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…
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!
It is official – winter has arrived and our mornings and evenings are now that much colder.
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.
It won’t happen to me … five words that most Joburg residents have thought when witnessing or hearing about something horrific.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has said 77 percent of eligible voters have registered for the upcoming elections.
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.
After more than three weeks of illegal strike action by Samwu-affiliated Pikitup employees, it seems there is still no end in sight.
JOBURG – Over the last few days, I have noticed Metro police officers everywhere.
JOBURG – Last week, this newsroom shared a story about a beggar directing traffic on Jan Smuts Avenue.
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.”
JOBURG – This weekend will give South Africans a chance to register for the upcoming municipal elections.
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.
JOBURG – A woman was arrested and charged with fraud last week after allegedly conning people out of Kitty and Puppy Haven ‘donations’.
JOBURG – Driving around Joburg, it is hard to miss all the illegal adverts along the roads.
JOBURG – Last week this newsroom reported that Hillbrow Clinic had been instructed not to conduct rape tests on children after 10pm.
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.
JOBURG – Last week the Randburg Licensing Department closed early because the building did not have any water.
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.