Utrecht celebrates a literary milestone

Utrecht Library hosted the launch of Library Week on June 15. Aimed at encouraging residents to make full use of library services, the event welcomed learners and teachers from schools in the area. “The purpose of this initiative… Emphasised that knowledge is power and the best place to gain that knowledge is through the local…

And the winners are…

Tersia Gopi The Newcastle Advertiser hosted an array of competitions at the Vesco Winter Festival, and lucky winners were contacted last week. From colouring to selfie competitions and raffles, avid newspaper fans tried their luck at our vibrant, dynamic stall. The winners are as follows: Colouring competition: Keagan ver Maas Casey van der Walt Dhiya…

Majuba District bodybuilders flex their biceps

NEWCASTLE CBD – Bodybuilders from across the Majuba District gathered at the Newcastle Town Hall to flex their muscles in the second annual Majuba Bodybuilders Association conference on Saturday, April 15. Competitors started the day with a weigh-in, before taking to the stage to compete for the first place titles, as well as cash prizes…

#WackyWednesday: Strangest disorders to exist

Mental disorders are no longer the laughing matter they were when medical science was still in its youth. However, there are some disorders which are borderline bizarre.

Michelle van Tonder is the Star of the week

Name: Michelle van Tonder Occupation: Intermediate Paramedic Family: I have two sons. My youngest boy is 21 and the oldest is 27 years old. Interesting fact about myself: In my spare time I work as a responder for the Newcastle 911 Community Policing Forum. Michelle is a modest to a fault. Her kind smile and…

Boston City Campus goes the distance for CANSA

NEWCASTLE CBD – Losing one’s hair is a common side effect of cancer therapy. The annual CANSA Shavathon is a symbolic gesture to show support to cancer patients, by either having you hair shaved or sprayed a bright colour. Recently, Boston City Campus and Business College hosted a Shavathon, showing solidarity with those affected by…

Are your children safe on their way to school?

Recently, a six-year-old learner of a local school accidentally boarded the wrong bus after school. The problem was the leaner couldn’t identify the right bus, as they all looked alike.

Manny Govender is the Star Of The Week

Name: Manny Govender Occupation: Principal Family: My wife Umitha and I have been married for 20 years and we have two gorgeous daughters. Interesting fact about myself: I love the outdoors and I enjoy hiking in my spare time. Going to the gym is also important to me as I like to keep fit. Read: Star…

Are new fathers entitled to maternity leave?

Question: Are new fathers entitled to maternity leave? My partner and I, a couple in a registered civil union, are planning to have a baby, either through a surrogate or adoption. While this is very exciting, it is also stressful as both my partner and I have full time employment. Would either my partner or…


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