SABC News - North West


The commission is investigating the deaths of 44 people at the mine in Marikana in the North West during an unprotected strike in August 2012.
Henry Blou back on stand at Marikana Inquiry

Tuesday 2 September 2014 06:15

Lawyers for the families of the deceased will cross-examine Lonmin Platinum Mine head of security Henry Blou when the Marikana Commission of Inquiry resumes in Centurion.


Marikana Commission to visit site were 44 miners lost their lives

Monday 1 September 2014 20:04

Next week Monday, the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will visit the site in the North West where 44 people lost their lives during the violent Lonmin strike in 2012.


N West opposition parties welcome investigation suggestions

Saturday 30 August 2014 10:31

Opposition parties in North West have welcomed Premier Supra Mahumapelo's announcement that a forensic investigation unit will be formed to probe corruption and fraud within provincial departments.


A search for two lions is underway in Tseoge, Mahing, Gamontshonyana and Diara near Morokweng.
Lions escape N West game farms

Friday 29 August 2014 15:16

The North West Agriculture Department says it has launched a search for two lions in the areas of Tseoge, Mahing, Gamontshonyana and Diara near Morokweng.


"Absa's Home Owners Policy does in fact cover damage caused by mining-related earth tremors," spokesperson Dante Mashile said.
Absa will cover quake damage

Friday 29 August 2014 06:42

Absa will cover claims for damages caused by the recent earthquake in the North West, the bank said on Thursday.


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.


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