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Bedfordview Taxi Crash Leaves 13 Injured

A minibus taxi transporting early morning commuters to work, overturned in Bedfordview, Gauteng, on Tuesday morning, leaving 13 people injured.

Kyle van Reenen, the Emer-G-Med spokesperson said the injuries ranged from minor to moderate.

Van Reenen said paramedics who arrived on the scene found the Toyota Hi-Ace on its roof at the intersection of Van Buuren and Van der Linde roads.

“A triage area was established and the injured were stabilised before being taken by ambulances to nearby medical facilities for further care.

“The cause of the collision is unknown and will form the subject of a SA Police Service investigation.”

Bedfordview News: Urban farming initiative will be in full swing in the coming weeks.

Bedfordview’s urban farming initiative at the Italian Club is gaining momentum.

With the help of community volunteers the project will be in full swing in the coming weeks.

“We have many Bedfordview families growing ready-to-plant seedlings at their homes,” Ward 20 councillor Jill Humphreys told BedfordviewEdenvale News.

When ready, the plants will be transported to and replanted at the prepared garden beds at the club.

“We are using the old bowling greens which the club has kindly donated for the project,” Humphreys said.

The gardens received an additional natural boost when recently Humphreys organised for all the old leaves from the trees along Van Buuren Road to be delivered to the greens to be worked through as compost.

“Every year the leaves just get taken to the dump and it breaks my heart,” she said.

Half of the leaves picked up were delivered around two weeks ago and equated to over 100 bags full.

The compost created from the leaves will serve as much-needed nutrients for the soil.

Looking forward, those heading up the project will begin to sell off land lots of the project.

“Families can pay a monthly fee for their own land lot and in return receive vegetables grown on their land,” Humphreys said.

The money raised will go towards feeding those in need as well as the care of the farming lots.

Adding to this, the urban farming project will supply a range of fresh vegetables to Settebello restaurant at the club.

“The project is something that can be rolled out throughout the metro and will be a sustainable way to feed communities,” said Humphreys.


Source: BedfordviewEdenvaleNews / Charmaine Slater

Bedfordview News: Jewellery worth R2m stolen at Eastgate mall.

Suspects walked away with jewellery worth R2 million following a business robbery at Arthur Kaplan jewellery shop at the Eastgate mall on Thursday.

“Complainant alleges that at about 11:30, while he was at work with his two colleagues, when four customers entered the store one by one. They looked suspicious and his colleague pressed the panic button, before she started to help them,” police spokesperson Captain André de Jager said in a statement on Thursday.

According to the Citizen, the  gunman then pointed a firearm at her and demanded access to the jewellery cabinets.

Captain André de Jager said:A security officer from Eastgate Mall responded and when he entered the store the suspects overpowered him and disarmed him of his official firearm.

The other robbers, who were also armed, then demanded a key for the cabinet where the watches are displayed and took several before fleeing.

Nobody was injured and no shots were fired during the robbery.

In addition, nobody has been arrested for the robbery of items worth around R2 million.

Police are calling on anybody with information regarding the robbery or the suspects to call Bedfordview SAPS or the SAPS Hotline.


Ekurhuleni: Bedfordview Motor Licensing Closes After COVID-19 Case

The Bedfordview motor vehicle licensing offices closed after four of staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

This temporary closure allows for the City to conduct the standard operation procedure of disinfecting the building for the safety of clients and employees.

While the offices remain closed, the Drive-Thru facility remains fully operational for renewal of vehicle licences.

Mamokete Mojalefa, Manager for Bedfordview office, said motorist and residents who wish to pay for municipal services in Bedfordview are advised to please make use of the Germiston or Edenvale offices.



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