• The $64,000 Question -

    - door Karla Goetvinck
    01 Apr '17
    What does fate have in store for the Rand? What sort of region do we want? As part of the Visionary series of articles, RandKrant will be talking to a number of people over the next few months to find out their ideas about the future of the Rand.
  • 'You can't beat quality' -

    - door Patrick Gijssels
    01 Apr '17
    Based in Asse, Sandra Van Goethem and Amy Maertens are running a wholesale business supplying hairdressing products, beauty products and nail care supplies.
01 Mar '17

'As calm as a Belgian'
door Nathalie Dirix

It was 12 months ago that Indre Mackeviciute moved to Kraainem with her husband and four daughters. She feels completely at home here, in spite of missing the snow and cold winters in Lithuania.
01 Mar '17

Figurandt: Lydia Chagoll
door Nathalie Dirix

Dancer, filmmaker, writer, humanist and, first and foremost, an expert in the art of living. Lydia Chagoll is a wise person who has a common theme running through her life: opposing injustice.
01 Feb '17

Health picture in the Rand
door Bart Claes

In Drogenbos nearly twice as many people die of heart and vascular diseases as in Kraainem. Where you live in the Rand and your position in the social and economic pecking order have a huge impact on your health.
01 Feb '17

Increased workload
door Patrick Gijssels

‘Take an aerial photo of my desk so you can see what I am working on, laughs Jan De Gols, swinging his arm around the room. Every square inch of office or desk space is covered with folders, files, cardboard boxes and documents. De Gols is the sustainability officer for Meise municipal authority.
01 Dec '16

Affordable housing projects
door Luc Vanheerentals

Mindful that living in the Rand is an expensive business, the Flemish Authorities decided in 1992 to set up Vlabinvest, an investment fund tasked with trying to offer affordable housing.…
01 Dec '16

Smitten by sea creatures
door Gerard Hautekeur

Marine biologist Joëlle De Weerdt (29) from Grimbergen is fascinated by whales and dolphins. She spends three months every year undertaking scientific research in Nicaragua.She also trains fishermen there to…
01 Nov '16

Happy endings with a bit of a hitch
door Ines Minten

Crime writers Patrick De Bruyn and Jos Pierreux were both born in Halle. They ran around on the same playground for many years. They are now writing crime fiction. Both…
01 Nov '16

The importance of quality food
door Patrick Gijssels

1772 is the date the old farmhouse belonging to Jos Van den Houte and Kathleen Laureys was built. The couple's 'Potaerdehoeve' dairy farm boasts 130 dairy cows and 100 head of young cattle, for which they use a milking robot and an automatic manure scraper.