SABC News - North West


North West premier to table 2014/15 budget

Thursday 28 August 2014 06:45

North West premier Supra Mahumapelo is expected to present the 2014/15 budget speech for the Office of the Premier on Thursday.


Insurers won't pay for quake damages

Wednesday 27 August 2014 18:04

At least five insurers will not pay for damages to houses caused by the recent earthquake that hit the country, according to a study released on Wednesday.


No reason to apologise: Striker

Wednesday 27 August 2014 14:15

There is no need to apologise to the families of Lonmin workers killed at Marikana in August 2012, one of the strike's leaders told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.


Hawks arrest 27 illicit diamond traders

Tuesday 26 August 2014 09:45

Eight more suspects have been arrested by the Hawks in Kimberley as part of Operation Darling, which targeted suspected illicit diamond traders.


No planned retrenchments: Lonmin

Tuesday 26 August 2014 05:24

Platinum producer, Lonmin, has categorically denied that it is planning to cut up to a fifth of its workforce.


Mahumapelo in a bid to unite, rebuild North West

Monday 25 August 2014 06:50

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo paid a courtesy visit to former Bophuthatswana homeland leader, Kgosi Lucas Manyane Mangope at his home in Motswedi village outside Zeerust late on Sunday.


The North West villages are expected to receive a boost from the provincial Local Government and Human Settlements Department in this financial year
North West villages get cash boost for water projects

Sunday 24 August 2014 12:30

Rural villages in the North West that have experienced serious water shortages for many years will receive a boost from the provincial Local Government.


The Hawks have arrested 19 suspects dealing with diamonds.
More arrests expected over illicit diamond syndicate

Sunday 24 August 2014 06:45

The Hawks say the operation targeting a syndicate dealing in illicit diamonds in four provinces continues.


Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is calling on government to provide services to disadvantaged communities.
Minister hails women-owned water projects

Saturday 23 August 2014 08:00

The Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane, says government should ensure that there is water provision to vulnerable communities, especially women living in rural areas.  


Foreign owned tuckshops looted in N West protest

Friday 22 August 2014 17:42

The North West provincial government has dispatched a team of delegates, spear-headed by Local Government MEC Collen Maine to the trouble-torn Lobaleng Township near Wolmaranstad.


Quake hits west of Orange Farm

Friday 22 August 2014 07:11

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake hit Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning.


NUM/Helam mine tussle over planned retrenchments

Thursday 21 August 2014 06:18

The National Union of Mineworkers says it is opposed to planned retrenchments of miners at the Helam Diamond mine near Swartruggens in North West.


The miners were arrested during the Marikana tragedy at Lonmin.
Charges against 270 Lonmin miners withdrawn

Wednesday 20 August 2014 14:51

The charges against 270 Lonmin miners who were arrested after the Marikana shootings two years ago have been withdrawn.


Rape on the increase in the North West: Police

Wednesday 20 August 2014 11:58

Police in the North West say rape incidents have increased dramatically over the last months.


Lesbian killers reverse SA's efforts to fight against hate crimes

Wednesday 20 August 2014 08:05

The family of an 18-year-old lesbian woman who was killed in Ventersdorp in the North West says the incident reverses the country's efforts to fight against hate crimes.


DA impressed with preparations to tackle Ebola in NW

Wednesday 20 August 2014 05:55

The Democratic Alliance in the North West says it is impressed with the preparations made at one of 11 hospitals identified countrywide to deal with the deadly Ebola virus.


By-elections were held on Wednesday last week.
By-elections illustrate SA voting patterns still racialised

Tuesday 19 August 2014 06:15

Voter turnout in by-elections continues to be a problem, writes Ronesh Dhawraj.


Mining had possible role in quake

Monday 18 August 2014 16:13

The 5.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the North West earlier this month could possibly be linked to mining in the area, a University of Pretoria (UP) academic said on Monday.


The North West government and Lonmin have been accused of not doing enough for the betterment of the miners
N West govt. refutes claims of neglecting Marikana miners

Monday 18 August 2014 12:15

The North West provincial government has refuted claims that not much has been done in ensuring the improvement of the living conditions of miners since the Marikana tragedy two years ago.


More than 40 people were killed during a clash between mineworkers and police at the Lonmin mine in Marikana, North West.
'Marikana tragedy a lesson for all'

Saturday 16 August 2014 20:15

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the Marikana tragedy was a lesson to all stakeholders in the mining industry.


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