SABC News - North West


The IEC has this weekend opened voting stations in the Tlokwe and Ventersdorp Local municipalities in an effort to obtain the addresses of all voters in that area.
Tlokwe Independent candidates call for IEC CEO to resign

Sunday 26 June 2016 18:30

Independent candidates in the Tlokwe Local Municipality in the North West are calling for the resignation of IEC Chief Electoral Officer Mosotho Moepya.


This long awaited inauguration follows five years after the passing of the late Chief Obakeng Mothibi.
North West residents rejoice at inauguration of chiefs

Saturday 25 June 2016 20:22

Residents of Sekhing village in Taung in the North West gathered at the Sekhing Traditional Authority Offices to attend the inauguration of Chief Obakeng Mothibi and Ponatshego Mothibi.


The Tlokwe municipality was the scene of an electoral dispute that started during by-elections and ended up in the Constitutional Court.
Tlokwe voters given chance to provide missing address details

Saturday 25 June 2016 13:28

All 113 voting stations in Tlokwe and Ventersdorp have opened on time to allow voters already on the voter's roll a final window to provide their missing address details.


The commission is set to verify the addresses of 25 000 voters in the next five days.
Independent candidates welcomes IEC's move on Tlokwe

Thursday 23 June 2016 05:43

Independent candidates in Tlokwe have welcomed the Independent Electoral Commission's (IEC) move to verify the addresses of registered voters in the municipality.


IEC to verify voters addresses in Tlokwe

Wednesday 22 June 2016 06:20

The Independent Electoral Commission will embark in a process of verifying addresses for the registered voters in the Potchefstroom-based Tlokwe Local Municipality.


The ANC in the province says it’s aware of the new forum representing independent candidates.
ANC North West announces mayoral candidates

Tuesday 21 June 2016 20:08

The ANC Provincial Secretary in the North West, Dakota Legoete has announced the final mayoral candidate list in the province as decided by the National Executive Committee.


The Auditor-General’s report for the past financial year revealed that the 23 municipalities combined incurred irregular expenditure of over R4 billion.
'Growing disregard for financial legislation in N West municipalities'

Tuesday 21 June 2016 12:30

An agency specialising in the running of municipalities and clean governance, Municipal IQ, says there is growing disregard for financial legislation in the North West municipalities.


There have been two incidents of violence over the weekend leading to the death of the secretary of SANCO in the province.
N West ANC condemns acts of criminality

Monday 20 June 2016 19:39

The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West has condemned acts of criminality in Madibeng, near Brits.


Police have warned residents to not approach any suspected escapees but rather contact the police.
Mogwase escape is suspicious - Security expert

Monday 20 June 2016 19:03

Willie Clack from the University of South Africa's Prison Management Department, says the escape of 10 awaiting trial prisoners, from the Mogwase Correctional Centre in the North West, is suspicious.


N West residents warned about 10 prisoners on the run

Sunday 19 June 2016 12:29

The North West Police and Correctional Services Departments have sent out a warning to residents to be cautious of the 10 awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from the Mogwase Correctional Centre.


Eradication of bucket system on track: Govt

Saturday 18 June 2016 21:51

The eradication of the bucket system in the Northern Cape is on track with the backlog of 14 797 post-1994 currently standing at 5300 in only six settlements in the province.


It was a rapturous welcome for the SACP North West secretary, Madoda Sambatha, who was the main speaker of the day.
Sambatha emphasises importance education for the youth

Saturday 18 June 2016 21:44

The South African Communist Party's North West Secretary, Madoda Sambatha, has condemned wealthy politicians and those allegedly using young people to further their political aims.


North West prison escapees still at large

Saturday 18 June 2016 09:45

Police and Correctional Services in the North West says they are still searching for ten dangerous awaiting trial prison escapees.


Merging of Tlokwe, Ventersdorp not a strategy to get more votes

Friday 17 June 2016 20:53

The Mayor of Tlokwe says the merging of Tlokwe and Ventersdorp municipalities is not a strategy to garner more votes for the African National Congress (ANC).


Former SPCA employee, Suzette Kotze, accused of racism has prevented the NSPCA  from accessing its property in Matlosana, North West.
Fate of Matlosana animal welfare in question

Friday 17 June 2016 17:31

Former SPCA employee, Suzette Kotze, accused of racism has prevented the NSPCA from accessing its property in Matlosana, North West.


Correctional Services spokesperson Manelisi Wolela says the offenders have committed serious offences.
N West police on manhunt after 10 criminals escaped

Friday 17 June 2016 16:33

North West Correctional Services and police are hot on their heels of 10 dangerous awaiting-trial prisoners who escaped from Mogwase prison.


South Africans are marking Youth Day on 16 June.
Parties commemorate youth day across the country

Thursday 16 June 2016 21:28

Various political parties have commemorated June 16, Youth Day, across the country.


It is alleged that they were implicated in the irregular awarding of tenders amounting to over R 400 million.
N West senior govt officials suspended over corruption

Thursday 16 June 2016 06:46

The Department of Public Works and Roads in the North West province has suspended six senior officials on allegations of financial irregularities.


The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that the commission acted outside the law by failing to obtain addresses of registered voters on the roll.
Opposition parties feel vindicated by court judgment

Tuesday 14 June 2016 17:35

The DA and COPE agree that the Constitutional Court judgment has vindicated their stance that the IEC had been running elections in a manner not prescribed by the Constitution.


Local elections to proceed as planned: Concourt

Tuesday 14 June 2016 10:52

The Constitutional Court has ruled that the local government elections scheduled to take place on the 3rd August will proceed as planned.


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