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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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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