Good news!

The Sitrus Spens will be opening for trade on Tuesday, 2nd June. Unfortunately, the lockdown regulations being what they are, the coffee shop side will not be opening, for now, but the shop will be. Hooray!

Currently available are jaarlemoen, grapefruit – the white- and pink-flesh ones – and loose-skin naartjies, on the citrus side, with oranges to come shortly. Unfortunately, the cara-caras and navels are now over. Standard watermelons with pink flesh, the big ones and the smaller round ones, are available and the delicious yellow-flesh ones, (my favourite), will come in in about 10 days time.

Most of the excellent fresh produce which you have come to love from there, as well as the delicious preserves and confectionery, will be available. If you will want freshly made cakes or tarts, contact Isabel and place an order, saying when you wish to collect it.


Venetia Mine Assists Communities During Lockdown


Venetia Mine and the Departments of Health and Social Development have rallied around efforts to provide support and relief to communities within the mine’s labour-sending areas of Musina and Blouberg.

The mine has donated basic necessities such as maize meal, rice, oatmeal, tea, milk, canned foods and hygiene products including sanitisers, to assure those who are in hardship will have access to sufficient food during the nationwide lockdown.

In Blouberg, the donation is set to benefit approximately 200 non-COVID19 patients who are currently hospitalised at the Helena Franz Hospital in Senwabarwana. The hospital’s CEO, Hlamarisa Simango said: “Thank you for your rapid response and much appreciation for participating in the response team that is currently dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The support, in the form of food parcels, has increased our capacity as a hospital to effectively deal with any difficulty that may arise should the healthcare services demand get higher and will also assist where we previously had difficulties. Thank you again for the efforts and your positive attitude in playing a role in assisting our people in Blouberg.”

Smiles abound as staff members at Helena Franz Hospital in Blouberg receive donations from Venetia Mine.

In Musina, the donation was well received at the Musina Showgrounds Shelter, which was opened as an additional facility to accommodate an intake of about 150 displaced and vulnerable persons during the nationwide lockdown. Spokesperson for the Department of Social Development, Witness Tiva, said: “As a department, we appreciate the contribution which has been made by Venetia Mine. The food donated by the mine will help in augmenting our provision of food to hundreds of homeless people throughout the shelters we have established, who were loitering the streets of Musina. We value the partnership between the mine and the department, and are looking forward to working with the mine on other future Welfare Programmes post the Coronavirus lockdown period.”

Other donations made by Venetia Mine include a much-needed boost of sanitisers, surgical face masks and food parcels to the Musina Hospital and Louis Trichardt Memorial Hospital to combat the shortage during the lockdown period.

Commenting on the importance of contributing to our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, Social Performance Specialist, Bonani Nyabane, said: “The outbreak of COVID-19 has affected us in more ways than we can imagine. It is important that we, as stakeholders, come together and help provide the necessary support where needed. As De Beers Group, we are proud to be working with these institutions that are providing continuous support to vulnerable members of our society during this challenging time”.


At times like these, we know you need something special – these Rewards items are available for 4 days only, from 2nd until 5th April.

Please note that these Rewards items are available at these prices at KwikSpar, too, only to Rewards customers, though. Sign up, today!

News From Messina SuperSpar


The management of SuperSpar, Messina would like to advise the public, that, for this week at least, their trading hours will be;

  • Monday to Friday; 07h00 – 18h00
  • Saturday; 07h00 – 17h00
  • Sunday; 08h00 – 14h00

If there are changes later on during lock-down, notice of them will be posted.

From the advertisements above, some lines may be out of stock because of panic buying, but plans are being made to replenish them as quickly as possible. In most cases, similar lines are available.


Notice From Musina Mall

We Are In This Together


SASSA Payouts

SASSA payouts will be on Monday and Tuesday

Social distancing will be managed and hygiene practices remain the top priority

Please accommodate the elderly and allow them priority assistance when they are collecting their grants, or when they are shopping

#StaySafe #BeKind #KeepArmsLength






Lockdown Shops At Musina Mall.

In terms of the government’s lockdown regulations, only stores which fall within the essential goods and services categories will be trading at Musina Mall between 27th March 2020 and 16th April 2020.

These stores include; Shoprite, Checkers, Clicks, Oasis Water, Vodacom, Nedbank, ABSA, FNB, Capitec Bank and Standard Bank. Note, the trading hours given below may change, which changes will be communicated accordingly.

Groceries, Health & Essentials:

Shoprite; Monday – Saturday 07h00 – 18h00, Public holidays and Sundays 07h00 – 12h00

Checkers; Monday to Sunday 07h00 – 17h00

Clicks; Monday to Saturday 07h00 – 17h00

Oasis Water; Monday – Friday 08h00 – 16h00. Closed Saturday and Sunday

Vodacom; Monday – Friday 09h00 – 16h00, Saturday 09h00 – 13h00. Closed on Sunday


All ATM’s will be fully functional

Nedbank; Monday – Friday 09h00 – 17h00, Saturdays 08h00 – 13h00

ABSA; Monday – Friday 08h00 -15h30, Saturdays 08h00 – 11h00

FNB; Monday – Friday 08h00 -15h00, Saturdays 09h00 – 12h00

Capitec Bank; Monday – Friday 09h00 -16h00, Saturdays 09h00 – 12h00 Saturdays and Sundays, closed.

Standard Bank; Monday – Friday 09h00 -15h30, Saturdays 09h00 – 11h00