Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

News of a road traffic accident involving a public transport Sprinter and a truck, which happened along the A3 Road and claiming 22 lives, sent shockwaves across the nation.

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.

While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state that the truck driver was trying to avoid a cyclist and ended up crossing into the oncoming traffic lane. The road does not have shoulders and it is quite narrow for drivers to avoid head-on collision in such scenarios! For years many have pleaded with government to do something about the bad state of the road with some calling it a death trap.

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Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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