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Policeman shot at crime scene

2014-07-27 21:02

A policeman has been shot and wounded while attending to a crime scene in Hebron, north of Pretoria.

Marikana guard insisted on 'blocking' strikers

2014-07-25 13:34

A Lonmin security guard has testified that his superior insisted his team block a crowd of more than 1 000 protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam inquiry has heard.

Mahumapelo supports Madonsela probe

2014-07-24 21:13

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has pledged his support for an investigation into corruption involving a development account.

Amcu 'horrified' by Marikana murder

2014-07-23 14:55

Trade union Amcu has expressed shock at the murder of one of its senior officials in Marikana, after he was implicated in testimony by miner Mr X.

Inquiry postponed over ill Mr X

2014-07-22 16:35

Proceedings at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry have been postponed after police witness, known only as "Mr X", fell ill.

Amcu lawyer: Reject Mr X’s evidence

2014-07-21 13:00

Evidence of a police witness, known only as Mr X, was false and should be rejected, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Modise must avail herself for probe - DA

2014-07-19 14:42

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise should make herself available for a parliamentary investigation over the deaths of animals on her farm, the DA says.

Mr X twisting facts - Ntsebeza

2014-07-18 17:50

Lawyers for families of slain Marikana mineworkers say statements made by police witness Mr X to the Farlam Commission of Inquiry vary.

DA: Another state farm found with animals mistreated

2014-07-17 23:42

Another farm, owned by the state, has been found outside Hartbeesfontein in the North West where pigs have been mistreated, the Democratic Alliance says.

Mr X to testify at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-17 07:28

A police witness, known only as Mr X, is expected to testify at the Farlam inquiry into the 2012 unrest in Marikana, after earlier testifying via video link.

North West premier's spokesperson fired

2014-07-15 21:13

Lesiba Kgwele, head of communications in the office of the North West premier, has been fired following a disciplinary hearing, an official says.

SPCA to probe Modise's brother's farm - report

2014-07-15 14:46

The National Council of SPCAs says it can't confirm a report that it intends to investigate Thandi Modise's brother's farm following allegations of animal neglect.

Marikana was a tragedy, says Mthethwa

2014-07-14 14:12

The shootings and deaths at Marikana should not have happened in a democratic South Africa, and "something terribly wrong took place there", former police minister Nathi Mthethwa says.

Mthethwa starts testifying at Marikana inquiry

2014-07-14 10:57

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has started testifying on the role of the SA Police Service during the Marikana strike, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

Fire at Nestle factory

2014-07-11 22:25

A fire has broken out at Nestle's Cremora manufacturing factory in Potchefstroom in the North West.

13 held in Marikana for arson, kidnapping

2014-07-09 11:51

Thirteen people were arrested for arson and kidnapping at the Mmaditlhokwa informal settlement in Marikana for allegedly setting two houses alight.

ANC chief whip defends Thandi Modise

2014-07-08 14:46
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ANC chief whip Stone Sizani has defended National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise, following criticism of her controversial North West farm.

Modise 'was attached to her pigs'

2014-07-08 09:26
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NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise was attached to the animals on her farm, and a report stating she suffered more than them was untrue, her spokesperson says.

North West man in court for assaulting boy

2014-07-07 05:59

A North West filling station owner is expected to appear in the Ganyesa Magistrate's Court for allegedly assaulting a nine-year-old boy he accused of stealing from his shop.

Pigs forced to eat pigs on NCOP chair’s farm

2014-07-06 09:42
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Police and SPCA officials have made a gruesome discovery of severe animal neglect when called to Modderfontein farm, in Potchefstroom, which is owned by NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise.

Cops fire at protesting students - Denosa

2014-07-03 05:00

North West police have fired rubber bullets and live ammunition on protesting students in Mmabatho, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA has claimed.

Man appears for attempted murder of cop

2014-07-01 07:02

A North West man has appeared in the Garankuwa Magistrate's Court for attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

No staff dismissed - Sun International

2014-06-30 06:23

No staff have been dismissed at the Sun City resort in the North West, Sun International says.

Dismissed workers protest outside Sun City

2014-06-28 18:33

Hundreds of people working at the Sun City resort in the North West protested outside the resort's premises, says Cosatu.

North West premier vows to 'clean up' municipalities

2014-06-27 16:03

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has promised to turn around municipalities in the province.

 

Platinum mine evacuated after explosion

2014-07-25 17:50

Two Royal Bafokeng Platinum employees have been injured in an explosion at its Styldrift excavation project in North West.

SPCA laying charges against Modise

2014-07-25 12:14
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Criminal charges will be laid against against National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise following allegations of neglect of animals on her North West farm, the NSPCA says.

Another North West miner shot dead

2014-07-24 12:04

North West police say a miner has been shot dead outside a bottle store in Kroondal, near Rustenburg, but they are not linking it to another shooting earlier this week.

Marikana on edge after miner shot dead

2014-07-23 11:24

Mineworkers in Marikana fear for their lives after a colleague who was mentioned in testimony by Mr X was shot dead, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mr X's testimony has backfired - Mpofu

2014-07-22 12:36

The witness known as Mr X was called to testify at the Marikana inquiry as a public relations exercise for the police, but it has turned into a public relations nightmare, advocate Dali Mpofu says.

Three killed in North West crash

2014-07-20 20:40

Three people have been killed and six others injured when a bakkie overturned in Klerksdorp, in the North West, paramedics say.

Mambush 'flouted sangomas' instructions

2014-07-18 19:52

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard that the Marikana miners' leader, known as "Mambush", did not follow all the instructions handed out by sangomas.

Mr X: My life is in danger

2014-07-18 14:05

Police witness Mr X believes he will be killed by fellow mineworkers if he is released from police protection, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Mr X insists he's in Marikana photo

2014-07-17 12:07

Evidence leaders at the Farlam inquiry have asked controversial police witness, Mr X, about his identity and whether he is seen in a photographs taken before the mass shooting.

Convicted rapist rearrested for rape

2014-07-17 05:00

A convicted rapist has been arrested for raping three people and attempting to rape another in Ledig, North West, since his release from jail.

Mthethwa asked about 'anarchists' remark

2014-07-15 14:46

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has been asked whether he had referred to striking miners as anarchists, at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Mthethwa unaware of Marikana weapons

2014-07-14 17:42

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied having any knowledge that police officers at Marikana were armed with rifles.

Mthethwa: No political pressure over Marikana

2014-07-14 12:18

Former police minister Nathi Mthethwa has denied he was under political pressure to intervene in the deadly mining strike at Marikana in Rustenburg two years ago.

Man dies in burning car

2014-07-13 22:29

A man has died after a car caught fire after a crash involving two vehicles near Potchefstroom.

'Tortured' boy undergoes psych assessment

2014-07-09 18:37

The 9-year-old boy allegedly assaulted by a North West petrol station owner has undergone his first psychological assessment.

North West municipality under admin

2014-07-08 18:31

The North West's Ngaka Modiri Molema municipality has been placed under administration, the local government department says.

120 animals euthanised on Modise's farm

2014-07-08 13:49
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So far the number of animals put down on Thandi Modise's North West farm has reached 120, according to the NSPCA.

Matric camp shut due to diarrhoea outbreak

2014-07-07 16:53

A winter study camp for matric pupils in Arendsnes near Brits was shut down following a diarrhoea outbreak, the North West education department says.

2 killed, 2 hurt in North West shooting

2014-07-06 15:02

A 33-three-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife and sister-in-law and shooting and wounding a former girlfriend and her boyfriend, North West police say.

Man’s body found days after slaying wife

2014-07-03 10:45

The body of a husband and father of three has been identified days after he threw himself in front of a bus after hacking his wife to death with an axe, a report says.

North West mother gets 12 life sentences

2014-07-02 06:29

A woman has been handed 12 life sentences for sexual offences against her own children, North West police say.

Marikana NGOs to get a boost

2014-06-30 07:32

NGOs in Marikana will receive support from the social development department in order to help them revitalise distressed mining communities, the department says.

N West state land for unemployed youth

2014-06-29 17:45

To create sustainable income for the unemployed, the North West provincial government will allocate all state owned farms in the province to community members, says the premier.

Forensic unit set up in North West

2014-06-28 17:30

A forensic and fraud investigations unit is being established to tackle corruption in the North West, the premier's office says.

Level of force at Marikana under spotlight

2014-06-27 14:25

Factors influencing the level of force used by the police during the Marikana shootings have come under the spotlight at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.

 
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