SABC News - North West


N West residents frustrated over lack of service delivery

Thursday 18 September 2014 20:35

Enraged residents in Lehurutshe near Zeerust, North West, are calling for the disbanding of the Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality due to continued lack of services.


Police say serious steps will be taken if it can be found that there was negligence on the part of some officers.
16 illegal immigrants escape custody

Thursday 18 September 2014 05:26

Sixteen undocumented immigrants have escaped from the Rustenburg police station where they were being held, North West police said on Wednesday.


Bucket toilet system on the rise: Report

Wednesday 17 September 2014 18:14

The recent Statistics SA figures in Municipal Census Report indicates that while more homes are receiving basic municipal services, use of bucket toilet system continues to rise.


Matrics at Kutlwano Combined School in Pachesdraai village have been without a maths teacher since the beginning of the year.
Maths/Science matriculants face crisis ahead of exams

Monday 15 September 2014 20:24

Shortage of maths and science teachers is a major problem for many Grade 12 learners in North West, as in other provinces.


Mahikeng, Ratlou in Setlagole, Ditsobotla in Lichtenburg, Tswaing in Delareyville and Ramotshere Moiloa in Zeerust are under administration.
Five NW municipalities under administration

Monday 15 September 2014 18:52

The Local Government department in North West is to take over financial control of five local municipalities falling under the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Council.  


Place Tswaing Municipality under administration: DA

Monday 15 September 2014 12:42

DA leader in the North West-based Tswaing local Municipality in Delareyville, Carin Visser has called on the provincial government to place their council under administration.


Deformed woman in dire need of help

Sunday 14 September 2014 19:49

Scorned and feared, a woman from a rural corner of North West is in dire need of help.


Cuba has 25 medical schools which produce 11 000 doctors annually.
SA-Cuba medical doctor programme to increase output

Saturday 13 September 2014 20:36

The South African Cuba programme which trains South Africans as doctors in Cuba, will expand nearly tenfold over the next five years.


Police arrest two foreigners for drugs

Saturday 13 September 2014 14:09

Police have arrested two foreigners for being in possession of drugs with a street value of R5 000 in Rustenburg in the North West.


N West SACP cautions youth against populism

Friday 12 September 2014 12:14

The South African Communist Party in the North West says young people should guard against populism.


Phiyega can't recall details of Marikana meeting

Wednesday 10 September 2014 11:30

National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega says she can't remember some of the details discussed during a meeting to find ways to deal with striking Lonmin miners in 2012.


Phiyega back at Marikana Inquiry

Wednesday 10 September 2014 08:45

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega is expected back at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.


Battle lines drawn at Ngaka Modiri Municipality

Tuesday 9 September 2014 08:15

The PEC of the ANC in the North West, have warned its councillors at the beleaguered Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality that their refusal to vacate office is illegal.


34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead in a clash with the police during a Lonmin workers' strike in 2012.
Cosatu condemns attack on NUM member

Tuesday 9 September 2014 06:01

Cosatu on Monday condemned the intimidation of a National Union of Mineworkers member during an inspection in Marikana by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.


Judge Farlam issues strong warning to mine workers

Monday 8 September 2014 14:17

A woman wearing a t-shirt with a NUM logo was almost assaulted by Lonmin mine workers at Marikana in the North West.


Infographic on the increase and decrease of the toilet bucket system in South Africa.
Eradication of bucket toilets seesaws

Monday 8 September 2014 13:54

Over the period 2012 to 2013, EC, NW and KZN reported increases in the use of the bucket toilet system. Decreases were reported in GP, WC, NC and FS.


 The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people during unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana in August 2012.
Farlam Commission inspects Marikana

Monday 8 September 2014 12:28

A large crowd of lawyers, police officers, journalists and evidence leaders gathered in Marikana, North West, on Monday for an inspection "in loco" by the Farlam Commission of Inquiry.


Numsa leadership will accompany the locked-out members back to work on Monday.
Cosatu, Numsa members ignore NEASA lock out

Monday 8 September 2014 06:16

Labour movement Cosatu and members of Numsa are planning to ignore a  lock-out by companies belonging to the National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) in Brits.


Dissolved N West municipality members reject govt plan

Sunday 7 September 2014 19:35

Members of the dissolved Mahikeng-based Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality have rejected the Provincial Government's move to place them under administration.


Numsa to ignore Neasa lock out

Sunday 7 September 2014 17:02

Labour movement Cosatu and members of Numsa are planning to ignore a lock out.


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