FARMWORKERS’ rights activists have reacted with dismay after two Paarl farmers who allegedly shot and killed a man suspected to have stolen from them, were granted bail. Farmers IT Basaon and John Woeste appeared in the Paarl Magistrate’s Court on Monday over the murder of Chatwell Rogers, who was allegedly shot in the back while […]

The winner of Idols SA season 17 was announced during a spectacular live finale on Sunday. After weeks of gruelling competition and over 12 million votes cast, Berenike ‘Berry’ Trytsman was crowned the winner. Shortly after being crowned winner Berry said she was ‘overwhelmed’, ‘grateful’ and ‘so happy’. In a first for the long-running reality […]

The 5th of November celebrated as Guy Fawkes Day in a number of countries, is traditionally linked to the use of fireworks. Drakenstein Municipality – which covers Paarl, Wellington, Mbekweni, Gouda, Saron, Hermon and Simondium – would like to remind the Drakenstein community that no one is allowed to discharge fireworks or cause fireworks to […]

Regretfully Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 on Wednesday until 05:00 on Friday; thereafter Stage 2 loadshedding will continue as previously communicated until 05:00 on Saturday Wednesday, 27 October 2021: Due to further shortage of generation capacity, Eskom regrets to announce that Stage 4 loadshedding will be implemented from 12:00 today until 05:00 […]

Meeste mense is dalk Covid-19-voos, maar soms is alles net maanskyn en rose, veral as jy die volmaan van nader bekyk op ʼn heerlike somersaand op die beeldskone Paarlberg. Daarom nooi die Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument se vriendelike personeel almal hartlik uit om die eerste #Volmaanpiekniek van die seisoen op Vrydag, 22 Oktober 2021, met […]

Police spokesperson FC van Wyk says: “The provincial traffic officers impounded eight taxis. Other taxi drivers then blockaded Jan van Riebeeck Road and the entrance to the Drakenstein Traffic Department. “During the impounding of the vehicles, it is alleged that a taxi driver attempted to run over a traffic officer, who in turn fired several […]

That’s a lot of pressure for a teen who may not have passed their matric exams or may not have done as well as they expected. Sometimes exams are not a cause for celebration – and many teens can feel very alone, isolated and self-loathing when reports come out. That’s a lot of pressure for […]

Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of catastrophic proportions at the end of October for November. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on the recent exchange rate and commodities data. The current picture is showing petrol up by 99 cents a litre, and diesel and illuminating paraffin higher by […]

The Department of Basic Education plans to pilot its new General Education Certificate (GEC) for Grade 9 learners later this year, ahead of a national rollout in 2023. The GEC is intended to formally recognise learners’ achievements at the end of the compulsory phase of schooling. Its primary purpose is to facilitate subject choices beyond […]

The R128 million upgrade of Oosbosch Street in Paarl – from Berg River Boulevard to Jan van Riebeeck Drive – was officially declared open on Thursday, 14 October 2021. Upgraded to deal with major traffic congestion experienced during peak hours, the project includes the first-ever-in-Africa underground housing of traffic signalling equipment to prevent theft and […]


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