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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Lesiba Kgwele was spokesperson for former North West premier Thandi Modise.
N West premier spokesperson fired

Tuesday 15 July 2014 18:59

Lesiba Kgwele, head of communications in the office of the North West premier, has been fired following a disciplinary hearing, an official said on Tuesday.

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Mthethwa should take full responsibility

Tuesday 15 July 2014 09:14

The director of the Institute for Accountability in Southern Africa, Advocate Paul Hoffman, says the most important thing is that former police minister Nathi Mthethwa should take liability.

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Congress of SA Trade Unions' provincial secretary Solly Phetoe said NUM members were being denied access to Implats's operations in the North West.
Implats denies Cosatu claims on NUM

Tuesday 15 July 2014 07:06

Impala Platinum (Implats) has denied Cosatu's claims that National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) members were not being granted access to the company's operations in the North West.

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 Ventersdorp municipality is concerned by the number of illegal electricity connections.
Illegal electricity connections affecting Ventersdorp municipality

Monday 14 July 2014 20:41

The backlog of the provision of basic services as a result of illegal electricity connections is putting a strain on the Ventersdorp Local Municipality in the North West.

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Farmers urged to seek assistance in potential crisis

Monday 14 July 2014 20:36

Farmers' union Agri-North West have appealed to all commercial farmers in the province to seek assistance when faced with potential crisis on their farms.

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National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise.
Modise denies farm warnings

Monday 14 July 2014 06:48

National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise on Sunday denied having ignored warnings about a potential crisis on her North West farm.

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Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
Mthethwa in the hot seat at Marikana inquiry

Monday 14 July 2014 06:01

Former Police Minister, Nathi Mthethwa will testify at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry on Monday morning.

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Modise’s lawyers probe farm visit

Sunday 13 July 2014 15:05

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Thandi Modise, says her lawyers are probing reports that some of her detractors visited her farm without her knowledge.

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We are not economically free: Mathunjwa

Sunday 13 July 2014 06:24

Amcu's President, Joseph Mathunjwa says the majority of workers in the country are not economically free and continue to suffer even after 20 years of democracy.  

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