SABC News - North West


New union idea must be in interests of the workers: Amcu

Monday 2 May 2016 13:20

Trade union Amcu president, Joseph Mathunjwa has warned that the intended trade union federation must not be used to settle scores against Cosatu.


Condolences for N West shack fire victims

Monday 2 May 2016 12:36

The North West government has convey their condolences to the Mogale family in Deelpan for the loss of six members after their four-roomed shack caught fire.


Samwu slams N West municipalities over breach of labour laws

Monday 2 May 2016 10:58

Samwu in the North West has called on the provincial government to take strong action against municipalities that continue to contravene labour laws.


Zwelinzima Vavi says unionists will need to double their efforts if their proposed union federation is to succeed.
New trade union federation must work for its members: Vavi

Sunday 1 May 2016 21:48

Thousands of workers have welcomed the launch of a new independent trade union federation in Thembisa, east of Johannesburg.


The EFF and other opposition parties say the speaker in the NW legislature does not handle their question to Premier Supra Mahumelo well
NW legislation members criticise Speaker’s handling of motions

Saturday 30 April 2016 08:28

Members of opposition parties in the North West Legislature have criticised the way the speaker handles their motions and questions.


Police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says the panel will deal with critical issues in policing.
Nhleko appoints panel to review public order policing

Friday 29 April 2016 18:15

Nkosinathi Nhleko has appointed retired Judge, David Ntshangase, to lead the Panel of experts who will, among other things, review Public Order Policing in South Africa.


The new development is aimed at easing the housing shortage, instead it has brought conflict, pitting community members against each other.
Illegal Marikana housing occupants given grace period

Thursday 28 April 2016 18:42

The illegal occupants of a government housing development in Marikana near Rustenburg have been given a temporary grace period.


The residents occupied the housing units worth more than R 700 million, arguing that those on the list do not reside in Marikana.
Dee Day for illegal occupants of RDP houses in Marikana

Thursday 28 April 2016 05:48

Thursday is the deadline on which those who are illegally occupying the Breaking New Ground houses should explain to the High Court in Mahikeng why they should not be evicted.


Many boreholes at many areas in the country are left dry due to lack of enough rain.
Water tables running dry in the North West

Monday 25 April 2016 16:00

The current drought might not improve by a single rain season to help improve the underground water table.


'Hani would have been disappointed by state of ANC'

Sunday 24 April 2016 20:45

ANC NEC member, Gugile Nkwinti, and SACP’s Buti Manamela, say self-criticism and introspection is imperative if the ANC is to deal with the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequalities.


Tension broke out earlier this week as illegal occupants face eviction in Marikana.
Well-trained public order police needed in Marikana: DA

Sunday 24 April 2016 12:45

DA Member of Parliament, and Spokesperson on Human Settlements, Makashule Gana says well-trained public order police should facilitate the possible eviction of illegal occupants in Marikana.


An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred in 2014 in North West.
Council on drive to educate communities about earth tremors

Sunday 24 April 2016 11:35

The Council for Geo -Science has embarked on awareness campaign to educate communities on how to cope during an earth tremor.


ANC top brass bemoan ‘disrespect’ of organisational process

Saturday 23 April 2016 18:38

The ANC says there is a worrying trend where organisational processes are not respected at a meeting of the party’s alliance structures in Mafikeng.


Sanral says several vendors are either reluctant or refuse to heed to instruction not to open business along prohibited areas.
Sanral warns vendors operating on national roads

Saturday 23 April 2016 13:05

The South African National Road Agency (Sanral) has warned the public against operating businesses near provincial or national roads.


Janus Waluz was sentenced to life imprisonment for killing struggle veteran and SACP general secretary, Chris Hani in 1993.
SACP to intensify calls for withdrawal of Waluz's parole

Friday 22 April 2016 21:22

The SACP in the North West says it will intensify its programme of action to force the withdrawal of Janus Waluz's parole.


Residents are demanding that they be provided with electricity.
Police deployed to deal with Zandspruit protest

Wednesday 20 April 2016 17:03

Residents of Zandspruit, North West of Johannesburg, have arrived at the local police station where they are expected to hand over a memorandum of their demands.  


South Africa seen cutting maize forecast by 5.5%: Poll

Tuesday 19 April 2016 16:47

South Africa will cut its 2016 maize forecast by 5.5% after late rains failed to compensate for a blistering drought.


The North West ANC Provincial Executive Committee maintains that President Jacob Zuma has humbled himself before the nation and his apology must be accepted.
Sinister forces behind Zuma recall: North West ANC

Tuesday 19 April 2016 08:15

The ANC in the North West has affirmed its unwavering support for the party leader, saying sinister forces are behind the calls for Zuma to step down.


Suspects accused of killing Marikana NUM secretary freed

Monday 18 April 2016 19:11

The North West High Court has withdrawn a murder charge against three accused mine workers accused of killing a NUM branch secretary in October 2012.


SARS official’s says two foreign nationals have been arrested for drug smuggling and handed over to the police.
SARS seize Mandrax worth R80 million on Botswana border

Monday 18 April 2016 06:54

South African Revenue Service (SARS) customs official’s confiscated drugs to the value of almost R80 million at the Kopfontein border post with Botswana in North West on Saturday.


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