Cherubs Vroeë Kinderontwik-kelingsentrum op Kathu het hul jaarlikse konserttema 'n Aand saam met Steve Hofmeyr en Cherubs se Laaities & Ladies aan-gepak op Saterdag 04 November 2017.
'n Vooroptrede deur Cherubs se laaities en ladies het gesorg vir vro-like danspassies met pragtige kleur-volle kostuums. 'n Volgepakte saal van 630 gaste het heerlik saamge-sing en Cherubs se kindergesiggies het geblom op liedjies soos Blou Ballon, Pampoen en Sit die ligte aan, saam met Steve op die verhoog.
Ouers, familie en gaste het heerlik saamgesing met ou treffers, asook
geluister na die bekendstelling van Steve Hofmeyr se nuwe CD, Skree. Cherubs bedank graag vir Nama-kwari Lodge, Debonairs,  Mugg & Bean, Dorsland Drankwinkel en Bella Photography.
Die Cherubs gasvrouens het almal ingespring en die tafels en saal pragtig opgehelder. Soos elke jaar het elkeen hul tafel pragtig opge-maak, volgens vanjaar se plaaste-ma.
Steve het handtekeninge uitge-deel en foto's is geneem saam met gaste en die Cherubs-leerders.
Wat 'n heerlike geleentheid. Die Cherubs laaities en ladies was ver-seker die sterretjies van die aand !

Die Goue Gerwe het van 21 tot 27 Oktober hul jaarlikse uitstappie gehad. Hierdie jaar het hulle die Drakensberge besoek. Maxima Toere het 'n baie goeie toer uitgewerk en verskeie interessante plekke besoek soos Clarence met basis die ATKV Drakensville Vakan-sieoord. Daar was byvoorbeeld 'n bege-leide toer deur die Tugela-Vaal projek. 'n Besoek aan die Mont-Aux-Sources Hotel het 'n asemrowende uitsig oor die amfi-teater gebied. 'n Besoek aan die Falcon Ridge Roofvoëlsentrum was baie leersaam en besoeke aan verskillende uitstallers in die Champagne vallei het koopgeleent-hede gebied vir almal wat aandenkings en geskenkies wou koop. Die hoogtepunt van die toer was egter 'n vertoning van die Dra-kensbergse Seunskoor by hul pragtige skool naby Winterton. Dit was 'n besondere ervaring om die seuns te sien optree.
teater gebied. 'n Besoek aan die Falcon Ridge Roofvoëlsentrum was baie leersaam en besoeke aan verskillende uitstallers in die Champagne vallei het koopgeleent-hede gebied vir almal wat aandenkings en geskenkies wou koop. Die hoogtepunt van die toer was egter 'n vertoning van die Dra-kensbergse Seunskoor by hul pragtige skool naby Winterton. Dit was 'n besondere ervaring om die seuns te sien optree.
Almal het met goeie herinneringe weer tuisgekom.

Sondagmiddag 22 Ok-tober, het twee reuse haelstorms Kathu ge-tref - die een laatmiddag en die ander vroegaand.
Mense moes inderhaas jaag om skuiling te vind. Verskeie mense se huise, besittings en voertuie het groot skade op-gedoen. Dit was egter amper soos 'n white Christmas in die Kalahari oomblikke nadat die haelstorm verby was. Geluk-kig het baie van ons lesers pragtige foto's geneem van die gebeurtenis wat hulle met die koerant gedeel het.

Indeed the clarion call has been heeded. The Joe Morolong municipality has ap-pointed a new municipal manager, Tebo-go Tlhoaele.
The former regional director of the Depart-ment of Social Development emerged as the preferred candidate at a special council meeting held at the municipality on October 04, 2017. He comes along with a wealth of experience, especially in financial manage-ment.
For the past four years the Department of Social Development has been getting clean audit reports and he has been part of the players in the achievement. It is believed that this kind of performance could be re-plicated in the municipality that received a disclaimer audit report in the last financial year.
Mr Tlhoaele takes over the reins from Tshepo Bloem whose contract had ended in
partners are stimulated by the high level of transparency shown by the host municipality to keep sharing the hard-earned profits for the development of the community.
Incoming administrators are therefore ur-ged to motivate their requests and titivate their possible partners by demonstrating that they have an appetite to work diligently for the benefit of the community without any hidden agendas.
January and was extended for three months. Thereafter Mr Tatolo Kgopetsi, the director of corporate services, was in the acting capacity.
The rural and biggest local municipality in the John Taolo Gaetsewe district municipa-lity, has a lot of challenges in terms of infra-structural development. Road protests and water challenges remain in the memory of many and top the list of priorities. Mr Tlhoaele has a task ahead of him to trans-form the fortunes of the municipality and meet the expectations of the community.
Mr Tlhoaele, like at all municipalities, has to create a harmonious relationship with stakeholders, that include mines, to come up with a working formula in the delivery of satisfactory services to the broader commu-nity.
Like in any other entity, stakeholders or partners are stimulated by the high level of transparency shown by the host municipality to keep sharing the hard-earned profits for the development of the community.
Incoming administrators are therefore ur-ged to motivate their requests and titivate their possible partners by demonstrating that they have an appetite to work diligently for the benefit of the community without any hidden agendas.

Meneer Kudu, meneer Davey, meneer André en juffrou Elma-rie het die Graad 6'e van Laerskool Kathu op 'n lekker veldskool gevat!
Die veldskool is gehou by 27 Degrees South Safari's en die veldskool- oom, en die Veldskooltannie, Jessie, was vrees-lik vriendelik en aangenaam gewees.
Die leerders het hope pret gehad en het alle aktiwiteite ongelooflik baie geniet.
Dit was voorwaar 'n besonderse er-varing vir elkeen. Ek, Veltie Veldman, sluit af, deur dankie te sê vir die geleent-heid  om te kon gaan , maar nou moet ek groet want my huiswerk moet gedoen word.

A convincing clean-up campaign by Ga-Segonyana local municipality has been intensified in all the streets of Kuruman to ensure that both sanity and hygiene prevail.
A thorough vetting exercise of street ven-dors is currently underway amid mixed re-actions from the victims and residents.  
The operation that started emphatically on October 12, 2017 and will continue until October 31, 2017, involves different sectors of the municipality, the Department of Home Affairs and the SAPS. The exercise targets street traders and vendors without trading licences.
All traders, according to the municipal offi-cial, were alerted of the exercise so that
those without trading licences could re-move their wares and apply for the trading licences.
On condition of anonymity, many illegal traders cried foul about the exercise. They broadly blamed the municipality of playing games regarding the issuance of trading licences. Many claimed they had applied for licences in the past, two to three years ago, and were told to wait for approval, but nothing has materialised as yet.
The delay by the municipality to process trading licences, the vendors disclosed, finds them back on the streets to make ends meet. The by-laws of the municipality state that a written application must be submitted to the municipal manager requesting for a
street trading licence and within 90 days a feedback will be received by the applicant.
All perishables confiscated are disposed of within three days if not reclaimed before the stipulated period. For other confiscated wares from the streets, the local authority is not held liable for the loss or damage. Illegal vendors whose wares were confiscated, have to pay between R300-400 fines to reclaim their goods.
Concurring with the municipal communica-tions officer Mr David Mabhudi, the safety officer of the municipality Mr Tsediso Mosh-weu said that the town has to be kept clean to prevent the outbreak of diseases.


Since the population of Kuruman town has doubled, it has become a challenge for infrastructure to meet with demand and as a result, health standards are diminishing at an alarming pace.
The domestic waste has taken charge of some of the splendid portions of the town causing some commotions in the political fronts in an attempt to scare away transmissible diseases. While the municipality authorities are resolute to keep the town disease-free, the situation drives it to a certain limit where its am-munition in the fight deems it futile and therefore gullible.
On Sundays, especially during month end, there are no dustbins in either the town or at a landfill site where any form of garbage can be disposed of. The existing dustbins are filled to the brim and end up spilling litter at will, and the blowing wind only exacerbates the littering process.
Tourists and visitors frequent cities and towns during weekends to relax and scan the town for prospective investment opportunities. Guest houses always re-flect an immaculate appeal, but the streets too ought to give a share of their attractiveness to lure direct local and fo-reign investment. The appetising aroma produced by a nearby bakery and re-staurants ought not be overwhelmed by the pungent smell coming from a full dustbin on the street corner.
The land-fill site too has its own pros and cons derived from the street vaga-ries mentioned above. Weekend eve-nings and nights distort the real image of waste management at the site.
Both domestic and hazardous waste enjoy a good contest because there are no controls. Lack of security personnel to monitor and screen the type of waste to be disposed at the site has created a no man's land where everyone has autho-rity. Industrial, medical and mining wastes exchange warm greetings with one another, without any form of restrict-ion from authorities. Like a protected animal species, the landfill site needs to be secured with effective high masts.
Every Monday is a sad day for the team working at the land site as litter of any form is scattered many metres before reaching the site itself. It takes two days to redress the damage caused over the weekend. Scavengers and recyclers too have contributed significantly to the ugly sight of the place.
Compacting of the waste needs suffi-cient sand to cover, but is a rare commo-dity in the proximity and also the requisite machinery to reduce the amount of mi-sery experienced in meeting the needs of waste management site.