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

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.

7 burnt beyond recognition in North West crash

2014-08-10 13:17

Seven people have died after a car and bakkie collided head-on and burst into flames, North West police say.

Cabinet offers condolences for quake death

2014-08-07 14:49

Cabinet has offered condolences to the family and friends of the man who died in the earthquake that struck near Orkney in North West.

Premier assesses quake damaged school

2014-08-06 14:18

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has visited the Vuyani-Mawethu Secondary School in the township of Khuma, in the North West, to assess the damage caused by the earthquake.

African continent split likely cause of quake - expert

2014-08-06 10:47

An expert says the North West earthquake may have been caused by movements of the Earth’s crust in the Rift Valley in Ethiopia, as the African continent is slowly splitting in two.

North West clinics closed after quake

2014-08-05 22:09

Two clinics in Klerksdorp, in North West, have been shut down after severe structural damage during a 5.5 magnitude earthquake.

400 houses damaged in quake

2014-08-05 19:47

Premier Supra Mahumapelo says that at least 400 houses have been damaged by the earthquake that hit the area of Orkney in the North West.

1000s of chickens die in N West accident

2014-08-05 18:30

Thousands of chickens have died after a truck with about 13 600 of the birds overturned near Rustenburg, the NSPCA says.

Man rescued from collapsed house after quake

2014-08-05 17:11

A man has been rescued from his collapsed house following an earthquake in Orkney, North West.

Quake recorded at 5.5 - report

2014-08-05 16:15

The earthquake that struck the North West region has been recorded as 5.5 magnitude.

SA quake: 5 key facts

2014-08-05 16:11

An earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude has been felt throughout the country. Here are the five key facts to know.

Rescuers head to mines after quake

2014-08-05 14:08

Some mineworkers at Orkney in the North West are trapped following an earthquake, according to emergency workers.

Buildings evacuated after strong tremor

2014-08-05 13:14

Buildings in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal have been evacuated after a minute-long tremor was felt in parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.


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

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.

Woman sues for R2m over botched operations

2014-08-08 10:36

A woman is suing the North West health MEC for nearly R2m for allegedly bungled cervical operations, according to a report.

Relief fund opened for North West quake victims

2014-08-07 07:20

The North West provincial government says a disaster relief fund account has been opened to assist the families affected by the 5.5 magnitude earthquake which hit the province.

Charges laid against two at Modise farm

2014-08-06 15:13

Charges of intimidation, assault, and kidnapping have been laid against two people at the North West farm of National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.

Pupils miss class due to quake damage

2014-08-06 12:14

Pupils at two schools near Orkney are missing out on lessons after some of their classrooms were badly damaged in an earthquake.

Officials assess quake damage, help residents

2014-08-06 09:01

Government officials are assessing the damage from the 5.5 magnitude earthquake in Orkney, as shaken residents fear further aftershocks.

Residents scramble as aftershock hits

2014-08-05 21:01

As residents near Orkney in the North West started assessing the damage of the 5.5 earthquake, an aftershock sent them scrambling and screaming in fear.

We're lucky to be alive - Orkney resident

2014-08-05 18:34

Orkney residents say they are lucky to be alive after a earthquake with a 5.5 magnitude hit the country.

'I thought the world was ending' - SA quake as it happened

2014-08-05 18:00

"I thought the world was ending," were the words a resident used to describe her experience of the earthquake that hit South Africa.

No miners trapped in Orkney mines

2014-08-05 16:15

Paramedics have confirmed no miners are trapped in mines around Orkney in the North West following an earthquake that shook the region.

SA quake severely dangerous - US Geological Survey

2014-08-05 16:15

The US Geological Survey says the earthquake experienced in South Africa was "severely dangerous" because the epicentre is located right below Orkney and Klerksdorp.

SA quake claims first victim

2014-08-05 14:23

One person has been confirmed dead in Orkney following an earthquake, according to paramedics.

Quake hit near Orkney - US Geological Survey

2014-08-05 14:02

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck six kilometres east of Orkney in the North West, the US Geological Survey says on its website.

Strong tremor felt in parts of SA

2014-08-05 12:34

An earth tremor has been felt in Johannesburg and other parts of the country, according to reports. This is a developing story.

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