Millennials finances hardest hit by COVID-19

29 May 2020

South Africa – The COVID-19 pandemic is causing similar financial challenges for consumers around the world, but new research indicates that millennials are being challenged the most.

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LIVING YOUR PASSION

29 May 2020

Rustenburg – Members of the Rustenburg Photographic Society are dedicated to their craft and not even stay-at-home regulations can curb their passion. This was again proven on Wednesday 20 May when they hosted their monthly meeting via Zoom.

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Properties on slow road to rock bottom

29 May 2020

SA – The property research group Lightstone predicts that house prices will decline by 8.8% on average in the next few months and a 20% value loss for higher-end properties. This is in line with the Reserve Bank predicting a 7% shrink in the economy. 

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Municipal valuations up to 400% higher – not acceptable

[Letter to the editor]

29 May 2020

Rustenburg – I was looking at the new property valuations advertised on www.rustenburg.gov.za and I found it completely out of this world and unacceptable. This while everyone knows that property prices are at an all time low. If you think that is it, hold on to your hat, property prices will be on this downward spiral for the next year or so. A decrease in property rates would have made sense.

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Implats supports deep cleaning campaign   

29 May 2020

Rustenburg – Impala Platinum Mine handed out personal protection equipment (PPE) to two schools on Tuesday 26 May as part of a campaign aimed at ensuring educational institutions are ready to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when they open their doors for learning on Monday.  

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Open letter to the President Cyril Ramaphosa

28 May 2020

SA – The Small Business Institute beseeches our government to revise regulations about business issued during our state of disaster immediately.

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AfriForum en Demar Konstruksie help bejaardes

28 May 2020

Rustenburg – AfriForum se Rustenburg-tak het oor die afgelope 12 maande herstelwerk en instandhouding ter waarde van R120,000 in samewerking met Demar Konstruksie by die munisipale woonstelle vir bejaardes in Kremetartlaan en Kerkstraat verrig. Dié werk behels hoofsaaklik die vervanging van geisers en hoëdrukkleppe, en die herstel van waterpyplekke.

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Shoprite donates over R11 million in surplus food to distressed communities

27 May 2020

South Africa – The Shoprite Group has since the start of the lockdown donated surplus food valued at more than R11 million to over 230 vetted non-governmental organisations (NGOs), providing 3.7 million meals for the growing number of hungry South Africans.

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The buzz around town

27 May 2020

South Africa – World Bee Day on 20 May is an important day that raises awareness around our declining bee population and recognises how integral these pollinating powerhouses are to our planet’s sustainability.

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Rustenburg loses a legend

 

22 May 2020

Rustenburg – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of legendary artist Bill McGill on Sunday 17 May.

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