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Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon May 21, 2012 4:30 pm

What has happened to that wonderful newspaper "Pilanesberg News" . I can remember subscribing to it - R50.00 for 4 issues. Very good value for money. I still have a copy in which I sent a letter to them was published about two big male lions that we saw and the reply from Dup Du Plessis.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon May 21, 2012 4:31 pm

Here is the article I mentioned above.

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Makes for interesting reading. We had seen these two for 3 years running but this year we missed them.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by JoeKing » Mon May 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Saw them in April (2011).

They had brought down a wildebeest at the T to fish eagle, we found them the next day still at fish eagle and followed them guessing where they'd come out and then, and then followed them again to Pilanesberg centre.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by Mel » Mon May 21, 2012 4:32 pm

Eland wrote:It would be great if the Pilanesberg paper can be revived. You sometimes have to wait a year before something you sent in is published on their web site.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by Sprocky » Mon May 21, 2012 4:36 pm

Thanks for making your first post Eland!

I am sure that with a bit more public input, we could get that paper going again.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon May 21, 2012 4:36 pm

joekin wrote:Saw them in April.

They had brought down a wildebeest at the T to fish eagle, we found them the next day still at fish eagle and followed them guessing where they'd come out and then, and then followed them again to Pilanesberg centre.
Hi joekin. Where they both ok? In 2009 and 2010 when we saw them the one looked as if he had a broken jaw. I have a photo somewhere which clearly shows his bottom jaw hanging loose. I was so hoping to see them this year but it was not to be. If any other mite can give me feedback on their wellbeing I shall appreciate it.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon May 21, 2012 4:36 pm

Eland wrote:It would be great if the Pilanesberg paper can be revived. You sometimes have to wait a year before something you sent in is published on their web site :D
Hi Eland. Welcome to Africa Wild. I fully agree with you as it was a fantastic newspaper full of interesting items and photos. Anyone out there have any ideas??????

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon May 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Sprocky wrote:Thanks for making your first post Eland!

I am sure that with a bit more public input, we could get that paper going again.
Very true Sprocky but who would we approach?

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by Mel » Mon May 21, 2012 4:37 pm

Sprocky wrote:Not sure STF. :oops: I haven't been their for about 15 years, I used to know.

Does anyone have any idea who we can contact? I am sure that Pilanesberg management would love to see what is being said about their park on this forum.

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Re: Pilanesberg - Pilanesberg Newspaper

Post by steamtrainfan » Mon May 21, 2012 4:38 pm

Here is the one we think is injured in October 2009 near Tilodi Dam.

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Here again in October 2010 near Execution Rock on the Kwa Maritane road.

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Any updates or later photos of this guy would be appreciated.

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