Fifty kids from needy families in Pretoria West were given five glorious days in the country in March by a group of residents in Laezonia. They were accommodated at “The Mission”, managed by Julius and Jenny de Beer in Scheepers Street. The Bethlehem Mission Centre in Pretoria West runs several soup kitchens and distributes clothing to destitute people.
Northern Farm was forced to sell 800 of the Bovelder breeding stock on 14 April. This was in spite of many efforts to find workable solutions which would suit all roleplayers – Joburg Water, Onderstepoort Veterinary Department, the Northern Farm Recreational User Group, Joburg Municipality, the Northern Sewage Works and the Farm itself.