Friday 31 October 2014
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The halt of snail mail a blow to local business


The mail delivery strike at the SA Post Office has been prevailing for more than three months and local businesses reliant on this service are feeling the pinch.

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Tennis club wants to serve interdict against neighbour


The Recreation Tennis Club in Somerset West is applying for a court interdict against one of its neighbours after months of conflict between the two parties.

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Time travelling with the ‘Mail


Much like the warning published in a recent edition of DistrictMail (16 October), on 22 October 1954 the Stellenbosch District Mail published an article warning its readers about puff-adders being...

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High noon for Shiloh’s musical opus


DistrictMail journalist Mark Stuart cornered Gordon’s Bay author Shiloh Noone to ask him how he felt about receiving four-star reviews from Rolling Stone and London’s Record Collector...

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Gate is sigbare tekens van munisipale verwaarlosing


’n Mens kan gewoonlik die effektiwiteit van ’n dorp se munisipaliteit meet aan die hoeveelheid slaggate wat daar in sy strate is.

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