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"I will miss you!" Engela Botha said.


Engela Botha from Bergbron was devastated when the Roodepoort SPCA confiscated her cats.
10 year old Tebogo Masimong (Queen Butterfly student) showing off a butterfly plac-emat. Photo: Supplied

67 minutes for Queen Butterfly Foundation

10 year old Tebogo Masimong (Queen Butterfly student); Palesa Mofokeng (Founder & Principal of Queen Butterfly Foundation); 11 year old Darius Nel (Queen Butterfly student). Photo: SuppliedEngo Bokoko (Nedbank), Carli Barnard (Carpe Diem Kleuters) and Honoured Phochane (Nedbank). Photo: SuppliedEngo Bokoko (Nedbank) with Sipho Ndlovu (Queen Butterfly Foundation). Photo: Supplied
Michael Petersen and Jan Barnard with the donated fridge. Photo: Adéle Bloem

Anchor riders donate to Have a Heart

Marius Oelofse (founder Have a Heart), Marie van Staden and Jannie Esterhuizen (Manager of Have a Heart). Residents of Have a Heart, Alida Erasmus and Faith Govindsamy. Have a Heart residents enjoy some refreshments. Elize Naudee, Mary van Houwer and Emmie Venter. Jannie Esterhuizen and Leon van Niekerk (Chairperson of Anchor Riders) with some of...
Carl Alexander (Aleaxander Harvest Time Foundation), Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar and Jill Alexander. Photo: Adéle Bloem

Children treated to a day of fun and games at the Roodepoort Theatre

Clyde Man, Gavin Prins (Publicist, radio host & judge in Bachelor 2016 pageant), Adriaan MAn, Claudia Palm (Finalist & organiser of Bachelorette 2016 Pageant) and Kenya Wildschutt-Prins. Claudia Palm (Bachelorette 2016 finalist) and Wayne Stafford (SA Bachelor of the Year 2015)Lunga, Judcate and Nomethemba received their food from Jill Alexander.Gogo Val Lurie entertained Akhona Zulu,...
Liyavuma Nomjila doing a Michael Jackson Routine. Photo: Adéle Bloem

Jive for Madiba at Westgate

Nicolette Carelse (GM Westgate Shopping Centre), Melisandy Davids, Maia Jordaan (Creative Collective) and Mfundo Gxaba. Photo: Adéle Bloem Nicolette Carelse (GM Westgate Shopping Centre) receives a cheque from Zoey Lapinsky (Dance for Madiba) while Patrick MAshapa (Madiba) looks on. Photo: Adéle Bloem Melidandy Davids and Maia Jordaan (Creative Collective). Photo: Adéle Bloem Liyavuma Nomjila. Photo:...
Homo naledi discovery media preview with Prof. Lee Berger et al; Wits University's Evolutionary Sciences Institute & Rising Star cave, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa; 7 September 2015 - Photo by Brett Eloff.

New fossil found: Homo naledi

The discovery of a new species of human relative was announced on 10 September by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF). Besides shedding light on the origins and diversity of our genus, the new species, Homo naledi appears to have deposited bodies of its dead in a remote cave chamber intentionally, behaviour previously thought limited to humans.