Louis Trichardt Is Still Louis Trichardt

The Makhado Municipality’s continued attempts to have the name of Louis Trichardt changed to that of Makhado was dealt another expensive blow to the local taxpayers.At 11:20 this morning, the North Gauteng High Court found in favour of the Chairpersons’ Association (CA) against the Makhado Municipality’s application for a rescission of the 30 October 2014 High Court judgement. According to this judgement, Louis Trichardt was to remain Louis Trichardt after the court set aside the decision of the former Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Paul Mashatile, to approve the recommendation of the South African Geographical Names Council (SAGNC) to change the name of the town Louis Trichardt to Makhado. At that stage, the attorney of Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa, Ms Doris Tshepe, confirmed that the minister had conceded the review and consented to the order to set aside the decision.

Despite this, the Makhado Municipality brought an application for a rescission of the above judgement. Judge Neil Tuchten, however, dismissed the municipality’s application this morning. “This was as a results of, inter alia, their [the municipality’s] dishonesty in their affidavits presented to the court,” said CA chairperson Mr André Naudé. As a result, the High Court punished the Makhado Municipality with a special punitive cost order on an attorney-to-client basis.

This article was published in the Zoutpansberger, here; https://www.zoutpansberger.co.za/articles/news/48388/2018-10-09/louis-trichardt-is-still-louis-trichardt, to whom we are grateful.

Notice From Messina Pharmacy

Messina Pharmacy’s WhatsApp number will henceforth be; 078 014 9422

Who knew?

The Bowl of Hygieia is one of the symbols of pharmacy. Hygieia was the Greek goddess of hygiene, and the daughter of Asclepius. Asclepius’ symbol is his rod, with a snake twined around it; correspondingly, Hygieia’s symbol is a cup or chalice with a snake twined around its stem and poised above it.

Who said you don’t learn stuff from the internet?

More Local Winners From The Tshipise Mountain Bike Challenge

The O’Callaghan Clan also put in credible performances in this race, held recently.

Congratulations Shaun Budd O’Callaghan 1st place in the 65km Tshipise Mountain Bike Challenge

Jackie O’Callaghan was the only woman doing the same distance and completed the race! Tiger O’ Callaghan came second in the 2.5km. Not sure who came first.

This news proudly submitted by Marietjie O’ Callaghan. (Click on the pics to view them full-size.


Rhino Embarks On 10 000 Mile Mission To Find Love

The relocation of an eight-year-old black rhino from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to its new home in the Serengeti was all in a day’s work for logistics providers Intradco Global and Qatar Airways Cargo.

After spending his entire life at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Eric was selected for a breeding programme designed to help save the critically endangered species from extinction.

The logistics project was coordinated by animal transport specialist Intradco Global on behalf of the Singita Grumeti Fund – a non-profit organisation carrying out wildlife conservation and community development work in Tanzania.

The bulk of the animal’s epic journey was aboard Qatar Airways Boeing 777 and Airbus 330 freighters, with the rhino travelling in a special pallet containing his feed and water, accompanied by a specialist team of four attendants including a wildlife veterinarian and a veterinary technician and rhino habituation expert. The temperature on the aircraft was carefully controlled at all times to ensure the animal did not overheat or become stressed. The route halfway around the world took Eric from Los Angeles to Liege and on to Doha, where he was transferred to a second Qatar Airways Cargo aircraft for his onward journey to Entebbe.

Upon touching down in Uganda, the rhino was carefully moved to a chartered AN-74 aircraft for the final flight leg to the Serengeti National Park.

This heartwarming story is courtesy of FTW Online.



Fuel Price Comment From The AA

Fuel users are facing unprecedented price increases in October, the Automobile Association (AA) has said in a statement following month-end fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund (CEF).

With the rand and oil contributing almost equally to the rises, petrol is expected to be up by R1.01 per litre, with diesel spiking by a massive R1.24. Illuminating paraffin users are also in for a shock hike with the price predicted to increase by a whopping R1.05.

“Excluding months where fuel taxes were hiked, this will be the largest single fuel price increase South Africa has ever experienced,” AA spokesperson Layton Beard said. The association expressed concern that the impact inflicted on the economy by such increases might put pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recently announced stimulus package.

“We estimate this increase could extract a further R2.5bn a month in transport costs from an economy that is already on the ropes,” Beard pointed out. “The cost of doing business will go up and consumer disposable income will shrink. We don’t believe the economy could grow meaningfully under such conditions.”

Beard added that recent increases, including the expected price spike, are “the biggest in South African history.” It’s going to have “catastrophic impact” he warned.