SABC News - North West


Defenders of hope: The field rangers of Madikwe Game Reserve

Saturday 24 September 2016 21:48

Rhinoceros poaching in Southern Africa is out of control, but there are people who work tirelessly in the field to try and fight what they call the war against poachers.


The rhinoceros forms an integral part of South Africa's heritage.
Madikwe Game Reserve hosts second annual Rhino Walk

Saturday 24 September 2016 21:17

The Madikwe Game Reserve in North West hosted its second Rhino Walk, an initiative aimed at the rhino conservation on Saturday.


Baroka FC are learning that life in the Absa Premiership is not the same as in the lower National First Division league.
Baroka FC beat Platinum Stars

Saturday 24 September 2016 19:43

Baroka FC has recorded their first win of the season in four Absa Premiership matches.


The North West University's Sirius X25 - built by engineering students, has now been fitted with the latest solar technology and is said to be the best on the African continent.
NWU team confident ahead of Sasol Solar Challenge

Thursday 22 September 2016 19:31

The North West University's solar car racing team is confident of retaining its African champion status in this year's Sasol Solar Challenge.


The need for water remains a burning issue in the area as many say they still battle to secure this valuable resource.
Water awareness campaign rolled out in Brits

Wednesday 21 September 2016 20:59

The Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation embarked on a water awareness campaign with close to 700 pupils from across the Madibeng Municipality in Brits in the North West Province.


Warona Zinde is facing a murder charge after his mother's body was discovered in the boot of her car at their home.
Warona Zinde released on 10 000 bail

Tuesday 20 September 2016 17:58

The son of former SABC board member Hope Zinde has been granted R10 000 bail in the Brits Regional Court.


Madonsela expressed disappointment in the financial investment made by government towards high education.
SA needs to prioritise, invest more in quality education: Madonsela

Monday 19 September 2016 21:19

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says South Africa needs to prioritise and invest more in quality education.


Residents were given 60 days by the Mahikeng High Court which ruled in favour of the Rustenburg Local Municipality for the illegal occupants to be evicted.
Marikana illegal house occupants refuse to vacate

Monday 19 September 2016 19:21

Illegal occupants of the Breaking New Ground housing project in Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West have stood their ground despite an order for them to vacate the houses.


Vredefort Dome, largest meteorite impact shared by F State, N West

Sunday 18 September 2016 18:45

The Free State and North West provinces share the earth’s oldest and largest known meteorite impact structure, the Vredefort Dome.


Setswana traditional dance and music, were on display.
Bahurutshe celebrate Batswana’s rich heritage

Sunday 18 September 2016 08:29

Some communities in the country are using the heritage month to revive and put their culture and traditions on the display for the world.


Solomon Plaatjie, who was the first general secretary of the ANC was honoured for his great contribution in South African.
Sol Plaatjie’s statue unveiled at Kedar Heritage Lodge

Saturday 17 September 2016 15:04

A sculpture of internationally renowned politician and journalist Solomon Thekisho Plaatjie has been unveiled at the Kedar Heritage Lodge.


Lonmin, N West govt partner to develop informal settlements

Saturday 17 September 2016 14:58

Platinum mining giant Lonmin says it's in the process of developing informal settlements in partnership with the North West government.


Warona Zinde accused is facing a murder charge after his mother's body was discovered at their home.
Warona Zinde's lawyer accuses State of delaying tactics

Saturday 17 September 2016 06:53

The bail application of the son of murdered former SABC board member, Hope Zinde, will now take place next Tuesday.


Minister for Sports, Fikile Mbalula.
Mbalula dismisses Rugby Wold Cup non-endorsement allegations

Friday 16 September 2016 17:02

Minister of Sports, Fikile Mbalula, has dismissed allegations that he will not be endorsing the Rugby World Cup in 2023.


Kebonang High School learning interrupted following protest

Wednesday 14 September 2016 18:55

Pupils and parents held a protest at Kebonang High School in Mahikeng, North West, in an attempt to get the attention of the Provincial Department of Education.


Lonmin creates space for small businesses in Rustenburg

Wednesday 14 September 2016 16:50

Platinum mining giant Lonmin says it hopes that small businesses can assist it in creating jobs for the people of Rustenburg and surrounding areas.


The man allegedly raped the two year old girl in a shack.
N West toddler's murder case prompts tight security

Wednesday 14 September 2016 11:40

A high police contingent has been deployed at the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate's Court in the North West where a 24-year-old man is appearing for the rape and murder of a two-year-old.


A  town slowly sinking into a drug abyss, residents say the drug scourge contributes to increasing crime.
Mahikeng police probe murder by residents tired of drugs, robberies

Tuesday 13 September 2016 19:39

Mahikeng police are investigating a murder by residents fed up with widespread drug abuse, robberies and drug dealing.


Job seekers are flocking in large numbers to Rustenburg and they are erecting shacks on mining land.
Rustenburg plagued by growing Informal settlements

Tuesday 13 September 2016 19:23

The Rustenburg Local Municipality in the North West continues to face huge housing challenges, due to the mushrooming of informal settlements.


The six men are facing several murder and robbery charges.
Alleged farm murderers to appear in court

Tuesday 13 September 2016 06:11

Police will on Tuesday intensify security measures around the Mahikeng High Court where six dangerous suspects will appear.


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