Pupils back at school after North West protests

2014-04-14 12:06

North West pupils and teachers have returned to school in Bloemhof, Bodibe and Itsoseng after violent protests, the premier's office says.

Modise condemns torching of buildings

2014-04-13 14:30

North West premier Thandi Modise has condemned the burning of a tribal office and a municipal councillor's house in Khunotswane village outside Zeerust.

Modise worried by protest instigators

2014-04-10 13:20

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed concern at allegations that councillors instigated protests near Lichtenburg.

Modise to meet with North West protesters

2014-04-09 22:34

North West Premier Thandi Modise has formed a provincial executive council task team that will meet with Boitumelong and Itsoseng protesters.

North West to spend millions on ambulances

2014-03-21 22:33

The North West provincial government is set to spend millions of rands on improving ambulance response times and new ambulances, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

North West attack linked to Amcu strike

2014-03-20 14:36

Four men have assaulted a mineworker and his girlfriend before setting their shack alight in Thekwana outside Rustenburg, North West.

Modise worries over 'never-ending' strike

2014-03-17 18:53

North West Premier Thandi Modise has called on miners and Amcu to increase efforts to end the protracted platinum strike because it is impacting on the economy.

3 bodies found after North West floods

2014-03-15 10:29

The bodies of three people swept away by floods in the North West have been found, the office of premier Thandi Modise says.

SA eyes investment in Japan

2014-02-24 20:06

North West premier Thandi Modise has led a delegation to Japan to explore investments for the Platinum Valley Hub's special economic zone.

Modise shocked at Nazi salute reports

2014-02-22 11:05

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed shock at reports that students at the province's university in Potchefstroom had used the Nazi salute.

Madibeng put under administration

2014-02-11 09:12

The Madibeng local municipality has been placed under provincial administration because it is dysfunctional and had failed to fulfil its legislative obligations, North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

Modise condemns damaging of election goods

2014-02-10 07:06

The alleged damaging of election material by seven people at a voter registration station in Taung, North West, undermined democracy, North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

Modise addresses North West protesters

2014-02-08 20:50

North West Premier Thandi Modise has addressed disgruntled protesters in Majakaneng near Brits in North West.

Amcu protester held for damaging car with knobkerrie

2014-02-01 16:00

The North West police have arrested a man for allegedly damaging a car with a knobkerrie.

Man held for North West mutilation

2014-01-30 20:01

North West police have arrested a man in connection with the murder and mutilation of a woman in Swartruggens.

Premier shocked by brutal mutilation

2014-01-28 07:24

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed shock at the gruesome murder of a woman who was found with her breasts and private parts cut off.

Modise: Protracted strike suits no one

2014-01-26 17:23

A protracted strike by Amcu in the platinum sector is not in the interests of anyone, says North West premier Thandi Modise.

New water pipe installed in Madibeng

2014-01-23 22:28

A new pipe has been installed in Madibeng, North West, to address the water shortage in the area.

North West residents demand services

2014-01-22 20:00

Hebron residents have given the Madibeng Local Municipality, in North West, 14 days to respond to their memorandum following a march to the municipal offices.

Madibeng mayor resigns

2014-01-22 07:08

Madibeng's mayor Poppy Mangongwa and two other officials have resigned.


The government says there is no need for foreign investors to worry over planned strikes in the platinum and gold mining sectors, according to a report.

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Modise: Respect non-striking workers

2014-01-20 14:04

North West premier Thandi Modise has urged Amcu to protect the rights of non-striking workers as the union prepares to go on strike later this week.

Modise: Farmer caused water delays

2014-01-19 17:21

A farmer who allegedly had a water valve closed is to blame for problems with the water supply in Swartruggens and the Borolelo township, North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

Still no water in some Mothutlung households

2014-01-17 09:40

Some households in Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, are still without running water, the water affairs department says.

Man appears for stabbing pregnant girlfriend

2014-01-15 19:17

A man accused of stabbing to death his pregnant girlfriend and her 1-year-old daughter has appeared in the Lichtenburg Magistrate's Court, North West police say.


Modise: North West pupils ordered back to school

2014-04-13 18:10

Pupils who have missed classes because of violent protests in the North West will be able to return to school, Premier Thandi Modise has said.

Councillors: Police colluding with protesters

2014-04-11 07:28

Councillors in Lekwa Teemane local municipality have accused police of colluding with protesters in Boitumelong, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Teen shot dead in North West protest

2014-04-10 07:11

A teenage boy has been shot dead in a protest in Christiana near Bloemhof, the North West government says.

Men encouraged to test for breast cancer

2014-03-30 12:05

North West premier Thandi Modise has appealed to men to do annual screening and testing for breast cancer.

North West flood damage set at R100m

2014-03-20 19:13

Flood damage in North West has amounted to at least R100m, Premier Thandi Modise says.

Modise to announce traditional leadership

2014-03-17 21:00

North West Premier Thandi Modise will pronounce on a Bodibe traditional leadership claim soon.

Farms restored to N West communities

2014-03-16 14:56

Farms within Ratlou Local Municipality in the North West are to be restored to communities who were dispossessed of land as a result of the 1913 Land Act, Premier Thandi Modise's office has said.

1 dead, 4 rescued in Brits flooding

2014-03-05 13:25

A woman has died and four other people were rescued after their cars were swept away in flooding in Brits, the North West provincial government says.

NWU management slammed after Nazi salute row

2014-02-23 21:27

The entire North West University (NWU) management needs to be urgently relieved of their duties, The Higher Education Transformation Network has said.

Premier condemns worker’s assault, burning

2014-02-21 09:02

The assault and burning of a worker at Amplats's Swartklip Union Mine is appalling and barbaric, North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

Premier condemns Rustenburg mob killings

2014-02-11 07:28

North West Premier Thandi Modise has condemned the mob killings of three people in the Freedom Park informal settlement in Rustenburg, saying vigilantism creates a cycle of violence.

North West man killed by lightning

2014-02-08 22:34

A 41-year-old man was killed when he was struck by lighting during a thunderstorm in Kang village near Tosca, North West Premier Thandi Modise hsa said.

Modise condemns latests North West protests

2014-02-06 16:52

Disgruntled communities have the right to protest but should not destroy property, North West premier Thandi Modise has said after a cement truck was torched.

Man appears for North West mutilation

2014-01-31 22:16

A man accused of murdering and mutilating a North West woman at the weekend has appeared in the Swartruggens Magistrate's Court.

North West premier condemns vigilantism

2014-01-30 17:00

The public should not take the law into their own hands because vigilantism creates a cycle of violence, North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

Sun journalist claims death threats received

2014-01-27 07:29

A Daily Sun journalist who reportedly took pictures of police officers accepting bribes in Rustenburg was allegedly receiving death threats, the office of North West Premier Thandi Modise says.

False claims litter premier's profile

2014-01-24 12:15

An official curriculum vitae for Thandi Modise, the controversial North West premier, contains a number of false claims and glaring factual inaccuracies, Africa Check has discovered.

Sanef wants probe into photographer's death

2014-01-23 16:33

The SA National Editors Forum says police should probe the shooting of a photographer, allegedly by police and an alleged assault on a journalist by police.

DA blames Modise, Molewa for water problems

2014-01-22 17:55

The DA says North West Premier Thandi Modise and Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa are to blame for the water problems in the Madibeng municipality.

Brits residents to march for water

2014-01-21 17:59

Residents in several parts of the Madibeng municipality will march to the municipal offices to protest over a water shortage.

Premier 'saddened' by 4th protest death

2014-01-20 17:24

North West Premier Thandi Modise says she is "saddened" by the death of a fourth person following recent violent clashes over access to water near Brits.

Progress meeting to be held in North West

2014-01-19 21:10

A meeting to assess progress in the Madibeng municipality in the North West would be held this week, the premier's spokesperson has said.

Mothutlung still without water - DA

2014-01-18 21:58

The DA says Mothutlung, near Brits in North West, is still without water despite government assurances that water supply problems in the area had been resolved.

Molewa: Tide turning on water services in Madibeng

2014-01-16 15:42

The tide is being turned on water services in Madibeng, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Malema vows to fight for water

2014-01-14 21:39

EFF leader Julius Malema has promised to fight side by side with Mothutlung residents, near Brits, until they got water.

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