Town Watch

Eastern Cape

Graaff Reinet Advertiser

It might be raining nicely over most of South Africa, but the Eastern Cape is still labouring under the effects of a crippling drought. In Graaff Reinet, help has come for some small emerging farmers thanks to a private NGO.

And in other news, a South African first: a jackal was given a decent send-off due to mistaken identity.

Free State

Free State Weekly

Eskom is starting to flex its muscles: the power utility has obtained a court order against the Matjhabeng municipality (Welkom) to seize its assets in mitigation of a R2.4 billion debt.


Pretoria Rekord: A young author has released a self-help book.


Northern Natal News

Political officials in Vryheid will be relieved of their duties until they have been questioned by the Integrity Commission.

A con man has been heard bragging on a social media voice-note how he conned Ladysmith residents out of R400 million.



The deplorable state of the Mara Research Station has been highlighted.

A court has ordered that the Makhado municipality release documents concerning a dodgy land sale.

A delinquent councilor gets another stab at offending:


Mpumalanga News:

A local entrepreneur makes waves and sets trends in the beauty industry.

Northern Cape

Gemsbok Advertiser

Sewage problems in Upington

North West

Gemsbok Advertiser:

The DA has called for the suspension of the Health Department administrator in the province over R1.1 billion in unpaid bills.

Western Cape

Outshoorn Courant

The drought in the Western Cape might be a receding memory, but the record heat of the last few days is causing concern:

In Outshoorn, residents turned out in their numbers to celebrate a dance phenomenon:

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