SABC News - North West


NUM to rebuild its structures in platinum sector

Sunday 29 March 2015 10:40

NUM has resolved to rebuild its structures in the platinum sector.


Miss SA takes place at Sun City Super bowl

Sunday 29 March 2015 09:24

The Miss South Africa 2015 pageant will take place on Sunday tonight at the Sun City Super bowl in North West.


Vavi is deepening divisions within Cosatu: NUM

Saturday 28 March 2015 10:53

NUM has accused Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi of deepening the divisions within the trade union federation.


Farmers in the North West are seeking assistance from government because of drought.
Agricultural organisations call for drought relief programme

Friday 27 March 2015 20:20

Agricultural organisations have called on government to consider a drought relief programme to financially assist struggling crop farmers in the country.


The Marikana Commission of Inquiry has been investigationg the events that took place in August 2012.
Great anticipation ahead Marikana commission findings release

Friday 27 March 2015 17:24

The National Union of Mineworkers (Num) says it is hopeful that the recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry will be implemented fully.


The woman will be charged with her husband for the possession of an unlicenced AK47.
Wife of F State murder accussed arrested

Thursday 26 March 2015 11:45

The wife of murder accused, farmer Juan Sonnenberg, has been arrested Thursday morning while at the Hertzogville Magistrate's Court in the northern Free State.


Tuesday marked World TB Day.
North West rated second in SA TB prevalence

Wednesday 25 March 2015 17:12

The North West province has been rated the second on the prevalence of Tuberculosis in the entire country after the Lejweleputswa district in the Free State.


The mine is allegedly planning to retrench almost all its workers.
Planned retrenchments at N West mine prompts protest

Wednesday 25 March 2015 11:00

Scores of NUM members are picketing outside the Helam Mine in Swartruggens in the North West. Helam mine is a division of Petra Diamond mine.


Nearly 40 000 South Africans die of TB every year.
SA to test every admitted patient for TB

Wednesday 25 March 2015 05:30

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says everybody admitted to health facilities will in future be tested for tuberculosis.


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says government aims to reduce annual TB deaths to 20 000.
Ramaphosa launches four year mass TB screening campaign

Tuesday 24 March 2015 19:24

Government is embarking on a four year mass TB screening campaign to reduce the number of new infections and related deaths


Letlhabile protesters demand a new police station

Tuesday 24 March 2015 07:10

The Community of Letlhabile near Brits which has been engulfed in protests for the past week is calling for a new police station to be built in their township.  


South Africa joins world to mark TB Day

Tuesday 24 March 2015 07:00

As part of World TB Day commemorations, Cyril Ramaphosa and Aaron Motsoaledi, will on Tuesday launch a National TB screening Campaign.


Disadvantaged Mahikeng girl learners handed menstrual cups

Monday 23 March 2015 19:12

Menstrual cups have been handed to disadvantaged girl learners in two schools around Mahikeng, North West.


President Jacob Zuma raised concern about factional differences within Cosatu.
Alliance welcomes Zuma's call to reunite the tripartite

Monday 23 March 2015 18:25

President Jacob Zuma's call  for a special meeting to forge unity within the tripartite alliance has been welcomed by those within the mass democratic movement.


Aurora directors in court again

Monday 23 March 2015 06:09

The High Court in Pretoria will on Monday hear a claim against mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems' directors for allegedly stripping the assets of the liquidated Pamodzi Gold's mines.


JB Marks’ memorial was unveiled in Ventersdorp in the North West on Sunday.
ANC alliance partners call for unity in honour of JB Marks

Monday 23 March 2015 05:47

The African National Congress Alliance Partners have called for unity within the tripartite alliance, in honour of the struggle icon, JB Marks.


An ambulance was denied entry into the area to pick up woman who later died from respiratory complications.
Letlhabile protest victim laid to rest

Sunday 22 March 2015 18:35

Family and friends laid to rest a 33-year old woman from Letlhabile, north of Pretoria, who died when an ambulance was not allowed into the area during water service delivery protest last week.


 JB Marks’ remains were finally laid to rest in Ventersdorp in the North West on Sunday.
JB Marks tombstone unveiled

Sunday 22 March 2015 17:30

A memorial in remembrance of struggle stalwart JB Marks has been unveiled by President Jacob Zuma in Ventersdorp in the North West


President Jacob Zuma was speaking at the reburial ceremony of late stalwart J.B. Marks in Ventersdorp.
Zuma calls for tripartite alliance talks

Sunday 22 March 2015 16:30

President Jacob Zuma has called on the alliance partners, ANC, SACP and Cosatu, to meet and iron out their differences.


The liberation icon JB Marks has been honoured with a special official funeral.
JB Marks lowered to final resting place

Sunday 22 March 2015 15:15

Struggle veteran JB Marks's mortal remains have finally been laid to rest in Ventersdorp, his home town in North West


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