Paarl

Paarl man granted bail in alleged assault of niqabi

Jaco Stander, the man accused of physically and verbally assaulting niqaabi, Asheeqah Benjamin was granted R2000 bail in the Paarl magistrate court on Wednesday. Paarl residents and members of the ulema packed the court to support Benjamin. The court heard that Stander has Tourette’s Syndrome and mental health problems. An[…]

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Western Cape radioactive hotspots

A recent report by the National Nuclear Regulator has raised concerns regarding possible hotspot areas that could expose residents to radioactive gases and two of them are in the Western Cape. When radium or uranium is broken down into soils, rocks or groundwater, it produces a radioactive gas called “radon”.[…]

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Paarl fire brought under control, no need for evacuations

A massive fire in the towering Paarl mountains is under control with no evacuations required, the Drakenstein municipality said on Friday. “There was and is no need to evacuate the area or homes,” spokesperson Riana Geldenhuys said. This was after “aggressive” overnight firefighting operations, in spite of strong winds. Two[…]

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Three injured in KWV blaze

Three people are in hospital following a fire that broke out at the KWV bottling plant in southern Paarl in the Western Cape on Tuesday morning, the company said. “A KWV employee, a service provider and a municipal firefighter have been admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation and are in[…]

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Boland Summer Festival kicks off this weekend

The beautiful town of Paarl is bracing itself for the arrival of thousands of visitors from Cape Town this weekend for the 19th Boland Summer Festival. The annual community event will be taking place this weekend at the Dal Josaphat Stadium in Paarl from 23-25 March 2018. The festival draws[…]

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Boland Summer Festival returns this weekend

The beautiful town of Paarl is bracing itself for the arrival of thousands of visitors from Cape Town this weekend for the 19th Boland Summer Festival. The annual community event will be taking place this weekend at the Dal Josaphat Stadium in Paarl from 23-25 March 2018. The festival draws[…]

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2017 Boland Summer Festival, a resounding success

As the dust settles on all the excitement following a weekend of stalls, entertainment and endless fun at the 2017 Boland Summer Festival, organiser’s report an overwhelmingly successful event. Described by many as one of the most successful events on the local calendar, the 18-year-old event was initiated by the[…]

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