AND ITS A WRAP: News that made our headlines for 2023…

Stories that graced the headlines throughout the year.


– A brutal home invasion targeted an elderly woman in Ext 3; the suspect robbed and stabbed her before escaping with valuables.

– Soweto Drift Academy (SDA), owners of Orange Farm Spin City, received a nomination for the 2023 Soweto Tourism Awards.


– Johannesburg Metropolitan Police arrested a suspect for DUI, reckless driving and weapon/drug possession.

– Three school learners escaped unharmed after a robbery attempt near ZCC Church in Ext 4.

– SDA won “Best Tourism Experience” at the Soweto Tourism Awards.


– Highlighted robbery-prone areas in Orange Farm, emphasizing safety concerns.

– Nehawu members initiated a national strike, demanding a higher increase than the government’s offer.


– Radio personality Msakazi celebrated a decade on air and secured a new slot on Metro FM.


– Tragic incident: a 16-year-old Aha Thuto Secondary learner arrested for murdering a schoolmate.

– Mourning the passing of Collen Chauke, 37, found deceased near Masibambane College.


– Police Minister Bheki Cele released crime stats, Orange Farms SAPS featured in top 30 stations for various crimes.


– Orange Farm Holy Joint Artist Development nominated for Tshwane Indigenous Awards.


– Police investigated a hit-and-run on the Golden Highway, claiming the lives of a mother and son from Drieziek 9.


– Health crisis in Tjovitjo Informal Settlement due to uncollected waste in chemical toilets.

– Jabulile Secondary girls’ soccer team excelled at the Gauteng Schools Football Champions League.


– Tragic incident: 18-year-old Ntombifuthi Twala critically stabbed by her boyfriend.

– Memorial service held for Crime Prevention Warden Jabulani Gininda, shot and killed in Orange Farm.


– Qoqa Secondary excelled in the SA IYBSSD School Competition, winning R20,000 for their outstanding project.

– Pick n Pay Qualisave Eyethu Mall’s sister store at Letsheng Mall officially opened on 23 November.

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