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28 held for dealing in precious metals

2014-12-11 13:59

A syndicate dealing in precious metals has been uncovered and 28 people arrested, the Hawks say.

3 kids drown in swimming pool

2014-12-08 15:23

Three children have drowned in a swimming pool in Mahikeng, police say, adding that an inquest has been opened.

Councillor appears for conspiring to kill premier

2014-12-03 20:10

A councillor accused of conspiring to murder North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo and a mayor has been granted bail by the Lehurutshe Magistrate's Court.

Cops shoot, kill young man

2014-11-26 23:28

A 22-year-old man has been shot and killed by police in Amalia, North West, after allegedly attacking officers repeatedly with a knife,.

Woman in court after toddler burnt with hot water

2014-11-26 16:54

A woman accused of burning a 2-year-old baby with hot water has appeared in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court.

Man appears for murder, rape

2014-11-24 21:04

A man accused of rape, murder, kidnapping and robbery has appeared in the Taung Magistrate's Court in the North West.

'Farm attack' turns out to be murder by wife

2014-11-23 14:06
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A Delareyville woman who claimed her husband was killed on their farm by robbers, has been jailed for 18 years after it emerged she was the killer.

ConCourt dismisses N West's appeal

2014-11-18 20:28

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application for leave to appeal a decision denying a municipality an urgent interdict against the provincial government.

Mpofu: Marikana cops influenced by politics

2014-11-12 15:13

Police acted on "political considerations" and ignored their constitutional obligations when they dispersed protesting Marikana miners on 16 August 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry has heard.

Prosecutor cleared of racism

2014-11-11 18:46

A Klerksdorp prosecutor who was dismissed after being accused of racism has been cleared by the CCMA and must be reinstated by the NPA, Solidarity says.

Mahikeng municipal manager faces disciplinary

2014-11-11 14:45

Mahikeng's municipal manager Mokgele Mojaki has lost his bid in the Labour Court to have his suspension set aside and now faces a disciplinary hearing.

Two cops held after soliciting bribe

2014-11-10 22:37

Two North West police officers have been arrested for corruption after they tried to solicit a bribe from a man they had arrested for allegedly buying suspected stolen goods.

North West killer couple jailed

2014-11-07 05:15

A couple who strangled a man to death on 2012 before taking off in his car, have been jailed by the North West High Court sitting in Mahikeng.

SAHRC slates police in Marikina inquiry

2014-11-06 12:38

Police did not engage openly and fully with the Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the August 2012 violence at Marikana, North West, the commission has heard.

Modise to meet police over farm animals - report

2014-11-02 14:47

NCOP chair Thandi Modise has declined to confirm a report that she will be meeting with police to discuss the discovery of dead and starving animals on her North West farm earlier this year.

Better conditions at Modise's farm: NSPCA

2014-10-31 13:14

Conditions at the North West farm belonging to National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise have improved, the NSPCA says.

Two Koster girls missing for a month

2014-10-30 14:26

Two girls, aged 9 and 12, from Koster in the North West have been missing for more than a month.

Man appears for farmer's murder

2014-10-28 16:56

A man who allegedly shot dead a farmer has appeared in the Leeudoringstad Periodical Court in North West.

Unclear if farmers to be charged after shooting

2014-10-27 17:13
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Investigations are under way to determine if action will be taken against two farmers who shot dead two alleged robbers near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

North West government official killed in crash

2014-10-25 16:04

A North West local government department official has been killed in a car accident, the department says.

10 held for copper cable theft in North West

2014-10-24 10:36

Ten people have been arrested at a disused mine in the North West for allegedly stealing copper cables.

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.

 

Bleak Christmas for Aurora workers

2014-12-09 21:05

Aurora workers face another bleak Christmas because they are trapped in real poverty without food, electricity or water, says Cosatu in the North West.

10 dead, 3 injured in North West crash

2014-12-08 10:59

Ten people have died and three others have been critically injured after two cars collided near Atemelang outside Mahikeng, North West police say.

Councillor plans hit on North West premier

2014-12-02 21:19
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A councillor has been arrested for conspiring to murder North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo and Mahikeng executive mayor Gosiame Seatlholo, the Hawks say.

Spate of fatal stabbings in North West

2014-11-30 16:06

Four fatal stabbings have rocked the North West at the weekend, with three suspects arrested and one still at large, North West police say.

Chika case: Four get life for murder

2014-11-26 21:48

Four people have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of former ANC regional secretary Mosimaneotsile David Chika, North West police say.

Toddler burnt with hot water

2014-11-25 23:01

North West police are investigating a case of assault after a 2-year-old baby was burnt with hot water in Mmabatho.

Families take over from the Marikana dead

2014-11-23 14:06

Forty-one members of some of the miners killed during a wildcat strike at a Lonmin mine in August 2012, have now been employed by the company, a report says.

Man held for rape, kidnap

2014-11-20 20:35

A man has been arrested in North West for his alleged role in the murder of a 41-year old man and rape of a woman.

Help wanted to ID skeletal remains found in 2012

2014-11-12 18:15

North West police on Wednesday appealed for help in identifying the skeletal remains of a person found in 2012, a spokesperson says.

3 police officers jailed for theft

2014-11-12 11:26

The North West police commissioner has welcomed the sentences handed to three police officers for theft and defeating the ends of justice.

North West cops appear for bribery

2014-11-11 18:46

A police constable and a reservist from Ikageng in the North West arrested for alleged corruption were granted bail in the Potchefstroom Magistrate's Court, North West police say.

Cigarettes stolen from police station

2014-11-11 14:45

Burglars have broken into the Ventersdorp police station and made off with cigarettes, North West police have confirmed.

Cop killed in North West crash

2014-11-08 13:25

A police officer has been killed and another was injured in a car accident on the R503 road between Mahikeng and Lichtenburg, the North West transport department says.

Tainted school food: Companies' contracts terminated

2014-11-06 22:01

The contracts of two companies supplying food to schools in Limpopo have been terminated, the department of basic education says.

North West farm murder case postponed

2014-11-04 21:17

A man accused of killing a farmer near Leeudoringstad, North West, has appeared in the town's Periodical Magistrate's Court, police say.

N West business robbery foiled

2014-11-01 12:07

A 26-year-old has been arrested for allegedly trying to rob a cash-loan business at the Marikana shopping complex, police say.

Truck driver still in jail

2014-10-31 13:13

A truck driver charged with culpable homicide for the death of a man and his son during a collision in Potchefstroom is still in police custody after failing to pay his bail.

Man dies as bakkie hits truck

2014-10-29 06:14

A man was killed and four other people were injured when a bakkie collided with a truck in Potchefstroom.

TAU SA concerned over possible trial for farmers

2014-10-27 19:05
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Farmers' organisation TAU SA has expressed concern over the possibility that two farmers who shot dead alleged robbers in the North West might have to stand trial for the shooting.

N West farmer, robbers killed

2014-10-26 18:15
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A farmer and two men who attacked him have been killed near Leeudoringstad, North West police say.

Pastors welcome TB Joshua donation to families

2014-10-25 14:41
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Nigerian preacher TB Joshua's pledge to donate R50 000 to the families of the victims of his church's collapse has been welcomed by the Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship.

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.

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