Rustenburg driver appears for murder

2014-04-17 20:52

The case of a driver accused of killing three children when a train crashed into his car at a railway crossing has been postponed in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

Foreign-owned shop robbed, torched

2014-04-16 19:10

A foreign-owned shop in Lethabong in Rustenburg has been robbed and set alight.

Pupils back at school after North West protests

2014-04-14 12:06

North West pupils and teachers have returned to school in Bloemhof, Bodibe and Itsoseng after violent protests, the premier's office says.

Modise condemns torching of buildings

2014-04-13 14:30

North West premier Thandi Modise has condemned the burning of a tribal office and a municipal councillor's house in Khunotswane village outside Zeerust.

NUM member's house torched

2014-04-11 17:56

North West police are investigating a case of arson following the torching of a house belonging to a National Union of Mineworkers member in Luka Village.

ANC welcomes intervention in Boitumelong

2014-04-10 16:27

The ANC in North West has welcomed government intervention to restore peace and stability in the protest-plagued Boitumelong and Coverdale townships.

Protest action intensifies in Boitumelong

2014-04-10 11:00

The situation in Boitumelong is tense as protest action intensifies in the area, the office of the North West premier says.

Modise to meet with North West protesters

2014-04-09 22:34

North West Premier Thandi Modise has formed a provincial executive council task team that will meet with Boitumelong and Itsoseng protesters.

North West protests undemocratic - minister

2014-04-09 07:20

The violent protests taking place at Boitumelong are "self-defeating and undemocratic" because there are better ways to express grievances, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

Calls for probe into North West protests

2014-04-08 15:57

The North West provincial legislature’s local government and traditional affairs portfolio committee has called for an investigation into Boitumelong protests.

ANC calls for calm after Boitumelong protest

2014-04-08 07:19

The ANC has called for calm in Boitumelong near Bloemhof after six houses, including that of the mayor and two municipal officials, were burnt during a violent protest.

Man held for stabbing ex-girlfriend

2014-04-06 21:11

A man has been arrested after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death in the Bethel village near Itsoseng, North West police say.

Mining community hungry, living in fear

2014-04-04 15:46

People staying near platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West are hungry and living in fear.

Teens drown after raft capsizes at resort

2014-04-04 07:25

Two teenagers have drowned at a resort near Fochville after a raft they were on capsized, North West paramedics say.

Victim mistook rapist for boyfriend

2014-04-01 09:40

A man who got into bed with a woman and raped her, with her thinking he was her boyfriend, has appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

Two Rustenburg women raped

2014-03-30 21:02

Two women have allegedly been raped in the Rustenburg area over the weekend, North West police say.

Men encouraged to test for breast cancer

2014-03-30 12:05

North West premier Thandi Modise has appealed to men to do annual screening and testing for breast cancer.

Man held for raping disabled girl

2014-03-29 16:06

A man accused of raping a mentally disabled teenage girl in the North West is expected to apply for bail in court next week, police say.

Malema arrives at Montshioa

2014-03-29 14:15

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has arrived at the Montshioa stadium near Mahikeng, North West.

Man in court for raping woman, 86

2014-03-28 18:26

A 47-year-old man accused of raping an 86-year-old woman has appeared in the Taung Magistrate's Court, North West police say.

35 North West protesters arrested

2014-03-27 21:11

Thirty five people have been arrested for public violence, arson and malicious damage to property in Kanana, North West police say.

A lick of paint to cover potholes

2014-03-23 17:57

Contractors have simply painted over potholes on a 28km stretch of road that cost the North West government R23m to upgrade.

North West to spend millions on ambulances

2014-03-21 22:33

The North West provincial government is set to spend millions of rands on improving ambulance response times and new ambulances, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Three kids killed at railway crossing

2014-03-20 20:46

North West police are investigating a case of culpable-homicide after three children were killed when a train crashed into a car at a railway crossing, police say.

North West attack linked to Amcu strike

2014-03-20 14:36

Four men have assaulted a mineworker and his girlfriend before setting their shack alight in Thekwana outside Rustenburg, North West.


North West shooting linked to Amcu strike

2014-04-16 22:13

Two men have been shot dead and another wounded near the Bleskop hostel, outside Rustenburg.

North West ANC welcomes new members

2014-04-14 21:03

The ANC in the North West has welcomed over 100 new members from other political parties.

Modise: North West pupils ordered back to school

2014-04-13 18:10

Pupils who have missed classes because of violent protests in the North West will be able to return to school, Premier Thandi Modise has said.

Empty promises given to miners - Nzimande

2014-04-12 13:51

Miners in the North West platinum belt were given the false promise of a R12 500 salary, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Councillors: Police colluding with protesters

2014-04-11 07:28

Councillors in Lekwa Teemane local municipality have accused police of colluding with protesters in Boitumelong, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Modise worried by protest instigators

2014-04-10 13:20

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed concern at allegations that councillors instigated protests near Lichtenburg.

Teen shot dead in North West protest

2014-04-10 07:11

A teenage boy has been shot dead in a protest in Christiana near Bloemhof, the North West government says.

North West to probe Boitumelong complaints

2014-04-09 21:39

North West is to appoint an audit firm to investigate complaints of the residents of Boitumelong near Bloemhof.

North West protesters set houses alight

2014-04-08 21:38

Protesters have partially burnt down the back room of a house belonging to a police officer in the Boitumelong township, North West.

Police monitoring Boitumelong

2014-04-08 10:00

North West police say no violence has been reported in Boitumelong, after violent protests during which six houses, a community hall and a police nyala were torched.

Violent protests continue in North West

2014-04-07 20:33

Police say violent protests have continued across the Boitumelong township in Bloemhof in the North West.

Rape accused granted R300 bail

2014-04-05 08:14

A North West man accused of raping a mentally disabled teenage girl has been granted bail of R300.

North West probes baby formula scandal

2014-04-04 11:26

The North West health department is investigating why it bought R7m worth of baby milk formula but failed to distribute most of it, and then had to pay R2m to dispose of it, according to a report.

Non-striking miners attacked

2014-04-02 19:32

A non-striking mineworker has been attacked at his home and another had his car set alight in villages near Rustenburg, North West.

Victim mistook rapist for boyfriend

2014-03-31 22:13

A man who got into bed with a woman and raped her, with her thinking he was her boyfriend, has appeared in the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court.

North West residents want Molewa's help

2014-03-30 21:02

Residents of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality have asked Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa for help in resolving a protest.

Malema: Zuma must rot in jail

2014-03-29 22:00

President Jacob Zuma is enjoying a luxurious life while poor people are living in poverty, Julius Malema says, and he should be arrested, and must rot in jail.

Malema: EFF will change North West

2014-03-29 15:54

The EFF is ready to change the North West, its leader Julius Malema says.

EFF launch North West manifesto

2014-03-29 12:47

Economic Freedom Fighters members have filed into the Montshioa Stadium in Mahikeng ahead of the party's provincial manifesto launch.

Goat thieves granted bail

2014-03-27 21:11

Three North West men accused of stealing four goats and transporting their carcasses in a hearse have been each granted R500 bail.

Thieves use hearse to transport dead goats

2014-03-25 22:11

Three men have been nabbed after being caught transporting four goat carcasses in a hearse in Vryburg, North West.

North West farmer killed

2014-03-23 16:25

A 59-year-old farmer has been shot dead and his wife assaulted with a panga, North West police say.

Modise mourns kids killed in crash

2014-03-21 14:18

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed sadness over the death of three children killed when a train crashed into a car at a railway crossing in Rustenburg.

North West flood damage set at R100m

2014-03-20 19:13

Flood damage in North West has amounted to at least R100m, Premier Thandi Modise says.

Hundreds arrested in North West

2014-03-16 21:03

A total of 703 people have been arrested in the North West last week for various crimes, police say.

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