Potchefstroom railway station destroyed by fire

The Potchefstroom railway station was destroyed by fire during the night of 19 September. This is a mere month after the General’s House, a declared historical building, succumbed to the same fate. The current station building was opened in 1919. It was once regarded...

Ammonia explosion . . . in Potchefstroom!

The humongous explosion of ammonium nitrate in Beirut on 4 August 2020 resonates with Potchefstroom, which had its own ammonia explosion in 1973. I wrote an article on it for the centenary supplement of the Potchefstroom Herald in 2008. It is regarded as the biggest...

Pandemie maak Herald gratis

Vir 112 jaar is daar klokslag weekliks ’n Herald in Potchefstroom. Plakkate en vriendelike koerantverkopers was so deel van die Herald – én Potchefstroom –  as die koerant se kenmerkende mashoof. En nou het dit verdwyn! Aan die begin van die inperkingstyd is daar...

Langer lewens vir hartpasiënte*

Opspraakwekkende navorsing wat in die laat sestigerjare by die Potchefstroomse Universiteit gedoen is, het gelei tot ’n revolusionêre benadering in die behandeling van hartpasiënte. Ongelukkig is dié navorsing oorskadu deur die wêreldnuus van die eerste...
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