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Tlokwe Local Municipality says some of its residents do not afford to pay for their services.
Tlokwe scraps over R90 million of residents’ debt

Sunday 14 February 2016 20:42

The Tlokwe Local Municipality says it had to scrap over R90 million of debt owed to the municipality.

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The ANC and DA will face off in the Tlokwe Local Municipality by-elections to be held in less than two weeks.
DA unfazed by ANC’s election campaign in Tlokwe

Sunday 14 February 2016 15:00

The Democratic Alliance says it is unfazed by the African National Congress’ election campaign in the Tlokwe Local Municipality.

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Government spokesperson Ben Bole says they will engage the illegal occupants in Marikana.
Marikana residents remain defiant

Sunday 14 February 2016 10:45

Angry residents of Marikana in the North West have vowed not to vacate the houses they are illegally occupying under a multi-million of rands RDP housing project.

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Sanco called on affected municipalities to honour settlement agreements entered into with Eskom, and for urgent intervention to avert punitive measures.
Sanco tells municipalities to settle Eskom debts

Sunday 14 February 2016 07:30

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) on Saturday urged municipalities to settle their Eskom debts to avoid interruption of bulk electricity supply.

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The ANC is leaving nothing to chance to ensure that they campaign even in areas where the DA has been enjoying a lot of support like Tlokwe.
ANC on a campaign trail in Tlokwe

Saturday 13 February 2016 15:21

The ANC in the North West has taken the fight right to the door step of the DA ahead of the Tlokwe by-elections in Potchefstroom.

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Tlokwe Local Municipality by-elections will take place in two weeks.
EFF, COPE in N West pledge support to independent candidates

Wednesday 10 February 2016 20:24

Both the EFF and COPE in the North West have pledged support to the Tlokwe independent candidates in the upcoming by-elections to be held in the Potchefstroom based Tlokwe Local Municipality.

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Minimum wage won't salvage farming jobs

Monday 8 February 2016 21:42

Famers unions in the North West maintain that the minimum wage increment by government is unaffordable.

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Twenty one candidates to contest Tlokwe by-elections

Monday 8 February 2016 20:20

Twenty one candidates will contest the by-elections in Tlokwe on February 24, 2016.

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Police have advised community members not to confront prisoners who have escaped.
N West police hunt for four "dangerous" escaped prisoners

Saturday 6 February 2016 17:01

Police in North West are searching for four dangerous awaiting trial prisoners who escaped from a police vehicle in transit to the Brits Magistrate's Court.

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Schalk Myburg and his son allegedly assaulted Reckson Mavula next to the road, and then drove their bakkie over him in full view of his son.
Sanco to embark on massive drive to root out racism

Friday 5 February 2016 08:30

Civil movement, Sanco, and black emerging farmers in the North West say they will embark on a massive campaign to root out racism on farms.

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NW municipalities spent less than 40% of infrastructure grant

Thursday 4 February 2016 19:35

The North West Department of Local Government says six municipalities spent less than forty percent of their annual municipal infrastructure grant.

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SA must admit national drought crisis to help farmers

Wednesday 3 February 2016 19:27

South Africa must formally declare a national disaster for the government to release relief funds to help farmers through the worst drought in a century.

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ANC confident ahead of Tlokwe by-elections

Wednesday 3 February 2016 06:01

The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West says it's more than ready to contest the by-elections in the Tlokwe Local Municipality in Potchefstroom later this month.

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Red Meat prices set to rise above inflation rate due to drought

Tuesday 2 February 2016 13:32

Red meat producers predict that red meat prices are set to rise above the inflation rate due to the current drought.

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Gauteng tops in quality tap water assessment

Monday 1 February 2016 10:05

Themba Khumalo says that many small municipalities are facing huge crises when it comes to quality water supply because of the lack of skills, infrastructure and finance.

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Five children die in shack fire

Monday 1 February 2016 09:09

Five children died in a weekend shack fire in Ramatlabama in the North West, police said on Monday.

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Farmers are suffering loses as a result of drought.
Agri SA calls for drought relief

Saturday 30 January 2016 10:55

Agri SA has made an urgent call for drought assistance due to livestock fodder scarcity and rising lucerne prices.

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Lonmin has announced that about 6000 miners need to exit their system.
War brews over looming mine mass retrenchments

Saturday 30 January 2016 08:00

A fierce battle is on the cards at the mining industry, as stakeholders, including mining unions, are gearing to challenge the looming mass retrenchments.

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Tlokwe opposition parties boycott council meeting

Friday 29 January 2016 13:47

Joint opposition parties in the Tlokwe Municipal Council in Potchefstroom in the North West, have boycotted a special council meeting which was scheduled for Friday.

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Fransman asked to stepdown

Thursday 28 January 2016 18:39

The ANC NEC has asked the party's Western Cape leader, Marius Fransman, to step down pending the completion of an investigation into sexual harassment charges against him.

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