Love letter from Orkney to CT arrives 50 years late

2014-10-23 09:32

The postal strike has caused the delay of many a package but the arrival of a love letter written in 1964 from a suitor in Orkney to his sweetheart in Cape Town takes the meaning of snail mail to another level.

Stones block Bloemhof main sewer

2014-10-22 20:11

A blocked pipeline resulted in sewage flowing into the Bloemhof Vaal River, the DR Ruth Segomotsi District Municipality has said.

Mahikeng municipal manager suspended

2014-10-22 13:31

Mahikeng's municipal manager Mokgele Mojaki has been suspended, the North West local government department says.

Woman raped, murdered in Lehurutshe

2014-10-19 22:09

The body of a woman has been found in the sewer system in Lehurutshe, outside Zeerust, North West police say.

Decomposing body found in Seolong

2014-10-19 18:01

The decomposing body of a woman was found in Seolong outside Rustenburg, North West police have said.

Mahikeng water safe - tests

2014-10-16 17:21

Tests have confirmed that water in Mahikeng in the North West is safe to drink, the water and sanitation department says.

Police investigate 4 N West murders

2014-10-13 19:39

A North West police spokesperson says four murder cases are being investigated and they are concerned about the escalating number of murders.

Man hacks wife to death with garden fork, kills self

2014-10-08 16:15

A man has killed his wife with a garden fork and hanged himself at their home in Atamelang, North West.

Chinese tourists killed in North West crash

2014-10-03 19:31

Three Chinese tourists have been killed and 15 injured in a road accident in Brits, North West.

Terre'Blanche heritage site bid 'non-procedural'

2014-10-01 14:10

The proposal to declare murdered AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's house a heritage site was "non-procedural", the National Heritage Council says.

Final lap for Marikana inquiry

2014-10-01 06:26

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has been granted its final extension, spokesperson Phuti Setati says.

Marikana miners haunted by police attack

2014-09-30 20:04

Lonmin miners who survived the 16 August 2012 shootings at Marikana say they are haunted by memories of the confrontation with police.

Farlam inquiry returns to Marikana site

2014-09-30 12:38

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has visited areas where protesting Lonmin miners were shot in August 2012, amid increased security after chaos broke out during a previous inspection in loco.

Terre'Blanche heritage site proposal rejected

2014-09-29 11:03

A proposal to turn murdered AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's Ventersdorp home into a heritage site has been rejected, according to a report.

SA quake victims forgotten by govt

2014-09-26 12:36

Following a recent 5.5 magnitude earthquake that left a trail of destruction in the township of Khuma near Orkney, North West, a frail 81-year-old man finds himself living alone in a house declared unsafe for occupation.

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.


No closure until bodies back from Nigeria - pastors

2014-10-23 07:20

Families of more than 80 South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria will not find closure until the bodies are brought back, the Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship says.

Man jailed for murdering girlfried, two kids

2014-10-22 17:59

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the North West High Court in Mahikeng for murdering his girlfriend and their two children.

Court grants order for syndicate's R6m assets

2014-10-20 16:37

An order for the confiscation of R6.2m worth of assets held by members of an unwrought gold syndicate has been granted, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Dysfunctional Brits Hospital board disbanded

2014-10-19 19:31

The North West government has disbanded the dysfunctional board of Brits Hospital due to ongoing conflicts between the board and the hospital's management team.

Body of infant found at North West dumpsite

2014-10-19 16:01

The body of an infant has been found at the Swartruggens dumping site, North West police say.

Woman given 12yrs for boyfriend's murder

2014-10-15 15:33

A 20-year-old woman who murdered her boyfriend has been handed a 12-year prison term by the Bloemhof Regional Court, North West.

ANC MPs must use their numbers - Mantashe

2014-10-12 21:21

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has called on the party's MPs to use their large numbers to take charge and make decisions.

Mountain rescue man dies - report

2014-10-08 10:12

A North West man, Shadrack Rasello, 26, whose leg had to amputated during a mountain rescue, has died in Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital, a report says.

Cops hunt for North West girl’s killer

2014-10-02 16:13

North West police are searching for a suspect believed to be involved in the murder of a teenage girl, whose naked, dismembered body was found floating in a river.

Taxi driver gets 25 years for killing girlfriend, mother

2014-10-01 08:41

A taxi driver found guilty of killing his girlfriend and her mother has been sentenced to an effective 25 years in jail by the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

IFP concerned over quake victims

2014-09-30 22:46

The IFP has expressed concern about residents of Khuma, in the North West, whose homes have not been repaired following the earthquake in August.

Man saves mom trapped by veld fire

2014-09-30 18:59

A North West man has been able to rescue his 60-year-old mother after a runaway veld fire trapped her in her home on a farm 30km outside of Potchefstroom.

Severe thunderstorms expected in several provinces

2014-09-29 12:08

Severe thunderstorms are expected in several provinces across the country, the SA Weather Service has warned.

NWU Potch campus an 'apartheid enclave' - Nzimande

2014-09-26 17:08

The North West University's Potchefstroom campus is still rooted in apartheid ideas, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says.

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.

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