SABC News - North West


Marikana Inquiry hears of Lonmin influence on SAPS

Wednesday 30 July 2014 06:35

Lonmin unduly influenced the SA Police Service to act against protesting Marikana miners, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Tuesday.


Mixed reactions over Lonmin shares to Bapo community

Tuesday 29 July 2014 20:24

The Bapo Ba Mogale community in Bapong near Rustenburg in the North West expressed mixed views about Lonmin's share offer.


The NSPCA is pursuing criminal charges against NCOP chairperson Thandi Modise over the treatment of animals at her farm.
NSPCA officers bullied at Modise’s pig farm

Tuesday 29 July 2014 09:57

Two NSPCA inspectors are expected to lay charges against National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise's farm manager and spokesperson after allegedly being threatened with violence.


The four week long strike came to an end on Monday.
Back to work for Numsa workers

Tuesday 29 July 2014 05:22

Thousands of striking workers in the steel and engineering industry are expected to report back to work on Tuesday morning.


Student nurses return to college after three months

Monday 28 July 2014 18:17

Student nurses at the Mmabatho Nursing College in the North West returned to work on Monday, after three months of having been on an illegal strike and class boycott.


Madonsela aims to quickly wrap up D-Account probe

Saturday 26 July 2014 16:00

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says she is hoping for progress within three months to complete her investigations into the multimillion rand D-Account in North-West.


Police Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko
Amcu leader's murder not linked to Marikana Inquiry: Nhleko

Saturday 26 July 2014 07:55

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has dismissed reports that the murder of a Amcu leader at the Lonmin Mine could be linked to the names that are being mentioned at the Marikana Commission.


Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says police remain committed to fighting crime on the platinum belt in Rustenburg, North West.
Police boss aims to curb crime in N West platinum belt

Friday 25 July 2014 14:05

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says police have intensified their efforts to arrest suspects in the continuing attacks on the platinum belt in Rustenburg, North West.


 The suspects are facing charges of murder and attempted murder
Four murder suspects expected to appear before court

Friday 25 July 2014 05:45

Four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Samancor Chrome miner in Rustenburg are expected to appear before the Rustenburg Magistrate's court in the North West on Friday.


 Suspects expected to appear before the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court
Samancor mine and Marikana shooting not linked: Police

Thursday 24 July 2014 12:15

Police in North West say they can't link the shooting of a miner from Samancor Chrome mine in Rustenburg to another incident earlier this week at Marikana.


Bongani Mehlenkomo was gunned down by an unknown assailant while on his way back from work.
Mineworker's murder in Marikana sends shockwaves

Wednesday 23 July 2014 11:30

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry has learnt with shock of the murder of one of the mineworkers and secretary of Rowland shaft at Marikana on Tuesday.


Amplats decides to sell its mines in Limpopo and North West
Amplats’ decision to sell mines shocks small business owners

Wednesday 23 July 2014 06:24

Small businesses operating near the Anglo American Platinum mine in Burgersfort in Limpopo say they are shocked by the company's decision to sell some of its mines.


Amplats plans to sell some of its mines in the North West and Limpopo
Num against Amplats's move to sell mines

Tuesday 22 July 2014 06:40

National Union of Mineworkers (Num) General-Secretary Frans Baleni says Anglo American Platinum should not proceed with its plans to sell some of its mines.


 The ANC in the North West is giving the councillors two days to respond to suspension notices.
N West ANC councillors served membership suspension notices

Monday 21 July 2014 14:25

The ANC in North West has served its councillors in the Ngaka Modiri Molema Local Municipality with notices to suspend their membership from the party.


More than 100 animals died and others had to be put down at Thandi Modise's farm.
Modise must be investigated: DA

Saturday 19 July 2014 14:01

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise should make herself available for a parliamentary investigation over the deaths of animals on her farm, the DA said on Saturday.


The Marikana commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people killed during the Lonmin strike in North West.
Mr X identity questioned at Marikana inquiry

Thursday 17 July 2014 11:39

Evidence leaders at the Farlam Commission of Inquiry asked controversial police witness, Mr X, about his identity when he resumed his testimony on Thursday.


Faith Muthambi says that everyone should play a role in making SA clean.
Citizens urged to participate in clean-up operations for Mandela Day

Wednesday 16 July 2014 20:40

Government encourages all South Africans to work together and dedicate 67 minutes of their time to clean up South Africa on the 18th of July, the Nelson Mandela International Day.


Production delayed due to extended induction: Lonmin

Wednesday 16 July 2014 18:09

The world's third largest platinum producer, Lonmin, says advances in preparing to pick up production have been delayed by extended induction and assessment processes.


Cosatu asserts that the resorts management shot and injured picketing workers
Cases against Sun City must be handled by police outside area: Cosatu

Wednesday 16 July 2014 07:51

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the North West say they want all criminal cases against the Sun City resort to be handled by police from outside.


The North West  Head of Communication, Lesiba Kgwele, was dismissed following investigations into allegations of misconduct.
DA welcomes Kgwele’s suspension

Wednesday 16 July 2014 05:37

The Democratic Alliance in North West has welcomed the move by the North West provincial government to dismiss its Head of Communication, Lesiba Kgwele.


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