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100+ people, 48 hours to rescue man

2014-09-22 17:25

It took over two days for more than 100 people from different organisations to save a North West man who had fallen from a mountain and become wedged on a cliff between two large rocks.

10 held for attempted bank robbery

2014-09-19 19:01

Ten people have been arrested for attempting to rob a bank in Klerksdorp, North West.

Man, teen sentenced for rape, kidnapping

2014-09-17 21:07

A man and a boy have been sentenced to 18 and 12 years' imprisonment respectively for rape and kidnapping by the North West High Court.

NWU student: Racist attacked me

2014-09-09 10:00

A man has been arrested for assault after allegedly attacking a student in an apparent racist incident at the weekend.

Farlam calls off Marikana inspection

2014-09-08 16:29

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco has been abruptly called off after miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt.

Farlam inspects Marikana

2014-09-08 13:33

A large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, for an inspection "in loco" by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Fraud cannot be tolerated - North West MEC

2014-09-05 07:33

The North West community safety MEC has welcomed the arrests of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district mayor, speaker, and two other officials accused of R300 000 fraud, saying this "cannot be tolerated".

North West municipality under administration

2014-09-03 22:24

The Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality in North West has been was placed under administration, the provincial local government department says.

Black Lonmin employee last to be treated - lawyer

2014-09-01 19:04

A black Lonmin employee was the last to receive medical attention despite being the worst-injured during violence in Marikana, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Stars, Celtic share spoils

2014-08-31 18:19

Platinum Stars and Bloemfontein Celtic have shared the spoils in their match played at at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.

Three held for Vryburg cable theft

2014-08-30 12:23

North West police say three men have been arrested after they were found in possession of suspected stolen copper cables in a field near Vryburg.

WhatsApp, BBM stalker case postponed

2014-08-28 05:00

Sentencing of a Rustenburg man who solicited nude photographs from young daughters of divorced mothers on social media has been postponed, North West police say.

Shabangu gave police 'licence to kill' - Mpofu

2014-08-26 18:41

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu gave police a "licence to kill" at Marikana in August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

R240m for scholar transport in North West

2014-08-21 06:25

The North West department of transport has allocated R240m for a scholar transport programme, MEC Gaoage Molapisi says.

Quake possibly linked to mining - professor

2014-08-18 14:53

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake in North West earlier this month is possibly linked to mining in the area, a University of Pretoria academic says.

Man held for Ventersdorp rape, murder

2014-08-17 21:00

An 18-year-old woman has been raped and murdered in Tshing near Ventersdorp, North West police say.

I'm no hero - Mathunjwa

2014-08-16 22:37
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To his supporters and followers Joseph Mathunjwa, the president of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union is a hero, but he regards himself as a failure.

Mathunjwa receives rousing welcome in Marikana

2014-08-16 20:28

Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa has arrived to a rousing welcome at the Nkaneng informal settlement in Wonderkop near Marikana in North West.

North West honours Marikana victims

2014-08-16 18:58

The North West provincial government says it honoured the spirits of the 44 people who were killed during strike-related unrest in Marikana near Rustenburg two years ago.

Remember those killed in Marikana, says ANC

2014-08-16 14:08

The anniversary of the Marikana shooting should be a day to remember those who were killed, the ANC says.

Marikana anniversary a day of reflection - Zuma

2014-08-16 12:09

The anniversary of the Marikana shooting should be a day of reflection and recommitment to peace and tolerance in the country, President Jacob Zuma says.

No word from govt on Marikana commemoration

2014-08-15 19:37

It could not be confirmed whether any government officials would be attending the second anniversary of the Marikana shootings.

Marikana families blame Lonmin

2014-08-14 12:48

Families of miners who died at Marikana in August 2012 have criticised Lonmin for its role in the wage dispute and violence.

6 killed as taxi, truck collide in North West

2014-08-12 12:26

Six people have died after a minibus taxi and truck collided on the N14, apparently after the taxi driver fell asleep at the wheel.

 

Rustenburg escapee to appear in court

2014-09-21 13:25

One of 16 illegal immigrants who escaped from the Rustenburg police station, and his wife are expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

16 held in foiled bank robbery

2014-09-18 20:48

Sixteen people alleged to have been planning to rob a bank in Klerksdorp have been arrested.

Farlam inquiry accused of NUM alignment

2014-09-09 13:00

Lonmin mineworkers have accused the Farlam Commission of Inquiry of being affiliated to the National Union of Mineworkers, a commissioner says.

Man fined for soliciting child porn

2014-09-08 16:30

A man who solicited nude photographs from the daughters of divorced women has been fined R8 000 by the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court, North West police say.

Obscenities shouted at NUM member in Marikana

2014-09-08 15:11

Miners shouted obscenities at a woman wearing a red National Union of Mineworkers T-shirt when she joined the Farlam Commission of Inquiry's inspection in loco in Marikana, North West.

Pothole prof takes govt to court

2014-09-07 14:33

A university professor is taking steps to attach North West government assets after it failed to compensate him for missing his mother's funeral.

North West mayor, officials in court for fraud

2014-09-04 11:37

The Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality mayor, speaker, and two other officials have appeared in the Mahikeng Magistrate's Court over a R300 000 fraud accusation, the Hawks say.

Three appear for Vryburg cable theft

2014-09-01 19:04

Three people found in possession of suspected stolen copper cables have appeared in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court, North West police say.

Farlam to visit Marikana

2014-09-01 13:09

Several areas linked to the August 2012 shooting of Lonmin mineworkers will be inspected next week, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has announced.

North West teen arrested for dad's murder

2014-08-31 15:44

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in Lichtenburg for allegedly killing her father, North West police say.

North West mom shot dead, son injured

2014-08-28 18:55

A 47-year-old woman has been shot dead and her son wounded in Lerome village near Mogwase, North West.

Two held for North West farm robbery

2014-08-27 20:23

Two men have been arrested for allegedly trying to rob a farm near Amalia, North West, police say.

Shot mineworkers compile affidavits

2014-08-25 13:08

Three Lonmin mineworkers reportedly shot by police while surrendering have compiled affidavits to attest to this, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

North West man appears for girlfriend's murder

2014-08-19 21:09

A man has appeared in the Bafokeng Magistrate's Court for allegedly killing his girlfriend, North West police say.

Woman killed for being a lesbian - report

2014-08-18 09:44

The brutal rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman in Ventersdorp, North West, appears to have been yet another incident of “corrective rape”.

Marikana fund gets R2m boost from Amcu

2014-08-17 11:54

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

Marikana fund gets R2m boost from Amcu

2014-08-16 21:59

A trust fund has been established to help the families of slain Marikana mineworkers, the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union says.

North West govt not invited to Marikana rally

2014-08-16 20:28

North West government officials are not attending the Marikana commemoration rally held in honour of 44 people killed in strike-related unrest two years ago.

EFF will teach ANC how to take care of poor - Malema

2014-08-16 15:47
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Julius Malema says the Economic Freedom Fighters will build houses for the widows of the slain Marikana miners.

Maimane: No change in Marikana

2014-08-16 12:59

Nothing has changed in Marikana two years after 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Security tight ahead of Marikana commemoration

2014-08-16 11:10

Security is tight in Wonderkop outside Rustenburg, North West ahead of the Marikana shooting commemoration, with police stationed at all ports of entry.

Cops, Marikana community work together

2014-08-14 19:19

North West police say the relationship between the police and the community of Marikana has improved since the August 2012 unrest that left 44 people dead.

Minister happy to join in Marikana commemoration

2014-08-13 14:45

Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi would be happy to participate in the commemoration of the Marikana shootings.

Earthquake affected areas declared disaster areas

2014-08-11 21:11

Several municipalities in the North West have been declared disaster areas following the 5.5 magnitude earthquake, which claimed one life.

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