SABC News - North West


14 N West municipalities in a state of collapse

Tuesday 21 October 2014 05:18

Fourteen out of 23 municipalities in North West are in a state of collapse.


Plaatjie recorded much of what happened around Mahikeng during the South African War.
Exhibition honours Sol Plaatjie's life

Monday 20 October 2014 20:34

An exhibition honouring one of South Africa's greatest sons, Solomon Thekisho Plaatjie, is on show in Mahikeng, North West.


Police are investigating the murder of 20-year-old Sipho Mhlahlo.
Murdered disabled man laid to rest

Sunday 19 October 2014 12:05

Hundreds of Jouberton township residents near Klerksdorp in North West have gathered at a local community hall to lay to rest a brutally murdered man who was living with a disability.


 The suspect in Sipho Mhlahlo’s murder case is expected to appear in court next week.
North West family mourns son's ritual murder

Saturday 18 October 2014 11:40

The family of a 20 year old disabled man, Sipho Mhlahlo who was mutilated in an apparent ritual murder at Jouberton township in North West, is battling to come to terms with their loss.


Service delivery protests disrupt school in North West

Friday 17 October 2014 20:16

Recent countrywide service delivery protests that have disrupted schooling in most areas, have raised fear ahead of the final examinations which are to commence next week Monday.


SA National Civics Organisation, South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions believes tenders worth of millions of rand are being given to contractors from Limpopo.
Mahikeng Business Forum decries govt disregard for local

Friday 17 October 2014 18:54

The Mahikeng Business Forum and contractors want the North West government to unlock business opportunities to local people.


Motorists were also affected by the sandstorm which hit parts of the country on Thursday.
Sandstorm experienced in four provinces

Friday 17 October 2014 09:00

The South African Weather Service says the widespread sandstorm late on Thursday was experienced in parts of the Free State, Gauteng, North West province and Limpopo.  


Madibeng water report leaked to DA

Wednesday 15 October 2014 17:35

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said that it was privy to the Madibeng water report, commissioned to look into the water supply issues in Madibeng municipality and which revealed serious neglect.


N West community members and police partner to fight crime

Tuesday 14 October 2014 05:52

An anti-crime organisation in the North West, comprising four municipalities, has joined hands to help the police fight crimes including rape, stock theft and murder.


Ngaka Modiri Municipality assures residents of clean water

Tuesday 14 October 2014 05:45

North West MEC for Local Government Collen Maine says they have deployed a private security company and the police to guard all water reservoirs and boreholes in the entire Mahikeng area.


ANC ready for Ngaka Modiri Municipality bi-elections

Sunday 12 October 2014 13:02

ANC Secretary Gwede Mantashe says his party is more than ready to contest the bi-elections to be held soon at the Ngaka Modiri Molema District municipality in the North West.


ANC Secretaty General, Gwede Mantashe, was addressing a meeting in Lichtenburg, North West.
ANC plans to uproot ill-discipline in government

Sunday 12 October 2014 06:17

ANC Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, says the party is on a mission to uproot ill-disciplined members and employees in government.


Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa says  the government is working with different stakeholders to help farmers.
Govt helping agriculture sector to adapt to climate change

Saturday 11 October 2014 12:43

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa says government has crafted plans for the agricultural sector to enable it to adapt to climate change.


Millions set aside for possible Ebola outbreak

Friday 10 October 2014 19:04

R32 million has been set aside by government to prepare South Africa for an Ebola outbreak.


Potchefstroom patient tests negative for Ebola: Motsoaledi

Friday 10 October 2014 15:30

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the man being treated at a hospital in Potchefstroom, North West, has tested negative for Ebola.


N West repositions itself as destination of choice

Thursday 9 October 2014 12:15

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo says he wants to reposition the province as a destination of choice for artists and tourists alike.


Media reports are suggesting that a patient at the Potchefstroom hospital in the North West has been put in isolation.
Health dept refutes reports of Ebola case in SA

Thursday 9 October 2014 08:30

The National Department of Health has denied reports of an Ebola case in South Africa.


The festival is now on its 17th year, providing a platform for young and upcoming artists
Aardklop festival provides springboard for young artists

Wednesday 8 October 2014 10:50

The six day Clover Aardklop festival is under way at Potchefstroom in the North West after opening last night.


The Tongaat community is demanding service delivery such as water and electricity
Protests flair up in Othongathi

Wednesday 8 October 2014 08:45

Community members have barricaded the R102 road with burning tyres and stones in Othongathi, north of Durban.


DA researcher found dead in N West home

Monday 6 October 2014 13:50

A 50-year-old Democratic Alliance (DA) researcher was found dead in her home in Ottoshoop, North West, at the weekend.


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