SABC News - North West


Qawukeni Lwandile was the driver of a Toyota Avanza carrying 12 pre-primary and primary school children, when a train smashed into the vehicle at a railway crossing.
Rustenburg train crash driver's case postponed

Friday 18 April 2014 07:00

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


Police say the violence in Marikana has increased since Amcu's wage strike began in January.
Two taxi owners gunned down in volatile Marikana

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:03

Two taxi owners have been gunned down at Bleskop near Marikana, North West.


Mr X to testify on camera at Marikana inquiry

Tuesday 15 April 2014 15:09

A much awaited mineworker witness at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, dubbed Mr X, will give his evidence before the commission in camera.


Marikana commission chairperson Ian Farlam (M) to make a decision on Mr X.
Police lawyers await Marikana ruling on Mr X

Tuesday 15 April 2014 06:00

Police lawyers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will on Tuesday know whether their application for their witness, known as Mr X, to testify in camera and by video link is successful or not.


 North West residents went on a rampage last week calling for the dissolution of the council.
N West pupils and teachers return to school after protests

Monday 14 April 2014 19:22

North West pupils and teachers in several areas have returned to school after a week of violent protests.


Ruling for Mr X to testify on camera expected on Tuesday

Monday 14 April 2014 17:23

Police lawyers at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will know on Tuesday whether their application for their witness, known as Mr X, to testify in camera and by video link is successful or not.


President Jacob Zuma also took issue with the Sanco for not doing enough to prevent service delivery protests.
Zuma calls for discipline, unity in tripartite alliance

Sunday 13 April 2014 19:57

President Jacob Zuma has called for discipline and unity in the tripartite alliance


Bloemhof went on a rampage last week demanding the removal of the mayor and the council.
Bloemhof learners urged to return to school

Sunday 13 April 2014 17:55

North West Premier Thandi Modise has urged all learners in the Bloemhof area, who missed classes as a result of violent protests last week, to be back at school as from Monday.


North West premier Thandi Modise.
Modise condemns torching of buildings

Sunday 13 April 2014 17:10

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


The commission is investigating the deaths of miners during strike action in Marikana.
Marikana inquiry continues on Monday

Sunday 13 April 2014 15:25

The new police witness in the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Merafe, is expected to continue his evidence in chief on Monday morning.


Premier Thandi Modise used the occasion to handover 4X4 Double Cab bakkies to 19 traditional leaders.
Traditional leadership to benefit in the 2014/2015 financial year

Saturday 12 April 2014 16:15

North West Premier Thandi Modise has announced that the institution of traditional leadership will benefit more in the 2014/2015 financial year.


The North West Department of Education has called on all learners and teachers of the Bloemhof and Christiana areas to return to their schools on Monday.
Bloemhof scuffle returns to normal

Saturday 12 April 2014 13:12

The situation has returned to normal in the North West township of Boitumelong near Bloemhof, after week long running battles between residents and police.


Residents of Boitumelong have been on a violent protest, demanding the dissolution of the council.
Security beefed up ahead of North West premier's visit

Friday 11 April 2014 20:19

The Technical Response Team of the Police Services has been deployed to the trouble torn Itsoseng township, near Lichtenburg, North West, on Friday.


Residents in Bloemhof this week intensified violent protests, demanding the dissolution of the municipality.
Service delivery under the microscope

Friday 11 April 2014 14:55

An overview of service delivery protests in South Africa, juxtaposed against household service delivery figures from Statistics South Africa.


Foreign business people have fled Itsoseng township following three days of unrest.
Municipal officials linked to upheavals in North West

Thursday 10 April 2014 19:37

Premier Thandi Modise has expressed concern about allegations that some officials in the Ditsobotla Local Municipality are instigators of the violence that has erupted in Bodibe and Itsoseng townships


Protesters are demanding the resignation of the mayor and some councillors.
Task team pushes to end Boitumelong, Itsoseng protests

Thursday 10 April 2014 06:05

North West premier Thandi Modise has formed a provincial executive council task team to meet with Boitumelong and Itsoseng protesters.


They say if their grievances are not met further pressure will be exerted on the municipality as they will continue with their action.
Second day of no school for learners in N West

Wednesday 9 April 2014 20:58

Wednesday marks the second day of the boycott of lessons at two schools at Khunotswane village, near Zeerust, North West.


At least 18 houses have been destroyed since Monday.
North West violent protests claims a life

Wednesday 9 April 2014 20:41

One person has died and three others injured in the wake of violent protests in Bloemhof and Christiana in the North West province on Wednesday.


 The Marikana Commission of Inquiry is expected to resume on Thursday.
Marikana killings could have been avoided: Vermaak

Wednesday 9 April 2014 20:32

North West police officer, Johannes Vermaak says with information that was given to the police regarding the mine unrest in Marikana, the police should have opted for another plan.


Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla says that the unemployment rate at 24.7% in 2012, is the highest among emerging market economies.
Unemployment major cause of poverty: Report

Wednesday 9 April 2014 18:34

Unemployment is the major driver of poverty in the country.  This is according to the report on labour market dynamics released by Statistics South Africa in Pretoria.


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