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Former Kaizer Chiefs Defenders Jacob Tshisevhe and Fabian McCarthy speak about the Bokona Bophirima Maize Triangle Challenge that is due to happen on the 11th of July.
Township Rowlers to play in Bokone Bophirima Challenge

Tuesday 7 July 2015 09:26

Township Rowlers soccer team from Botswana is the only international team that will be participating in this year’s Bokona Bophirima Maize Triangle Challenge that will be held in the North West.

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NW prison escapees on the run

Tuesday 7 July 2015 07:48

North West police are appealing to the public to come forward with information regarding the whereabouts of five awaiting prisoners.

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Emerging farmers in N West crippled by drought

Tuesday 7 July 2015 05:30

The African Farmers Association of South Africa in the North West says drought in the province has crippled emerging farmers, who are now in desperate need of millions of rands to survive.

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It is alleged that the community demand that the IFM mine operating in the area employ locals rather than outsiders.
Majakaneng protest under control - Police

Monday 6 July 2015 11:36

There is a large police contingent on the N4 route linking Rustenburg and Pretoria in Majakaneng near Brits.

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Marikana miners threaten to occupy houses illegally

Saturday 4 July 2015 15:10

Mineworkers in Marikana have threatened to forcefully occupy housing units in Marikana Extension 2, the North West portfolio committee on local government and human settlement heard on Friday.

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Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu.
Disabled people running SMMEs need to be prioritised: Zulu

Saturday 4 July 2015 11:12

Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu says disabled people who are running co-operatives and SMME's need to be prioritised and assisted to grow.

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 Malema also wants Phiyega, Mbombo, Mthethwa and Lonmin charged for the role they played in the Marikana tragedy.
Malema lays criminal charges against Ramaphosa

Friday 3 July 2015 15:58

EFF leader Julius Malema has pressed criminal charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Marikana police station in the North West.

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Cosatu in the North West says King Food Company has to answer questions about a body that was found at its premises in Potchefstroom.
King Food Company is exploiting workers: Cosatu

Friday 3 July 2015 13:58

Cosatu in the North West says King Food Company has to answer questions about a body that was found at its premises in Potchefstroom.

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The Marikana Commission cleared Cyril Ramaphosa of any wrong doing.
Presidency respects findings of Marikana Commission

Friday 3 July 2015 12:53

The Presidency says it has noted plans by some in the political circles to lay charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, following the release of the Marikana report.

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According to the community most of them are unemployed and cannot afford to build nor buy their own houses.
Ottosdal residents in illegal land occupation

Tuesday 30 June 2015 20:26

Desperation to have the dignity of owning their own houses has forced the community of Ottosdal outside Lichtenburg in the North West to occupy a  privately owned land illegally.

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Madibeng residents demand services

Monday 29 June 2015 17:30

Residents of Madibeng in Brits in North West have threatened to take their frustrations to the Constitutional Court.

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NWU Vice-Chancellor calls for transparency in donation investigation

Monday 29 June 2015 12:13

NW University's Vice-Chancellor says he has asked the university's council to allow him to publish a report into an alleged illegal R10 million donation to a trust which has links to his predecessor.

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Miners say that Amcu had no role to play in the Marikana tragedy.
Marikana report wrong on Amcu findings: Miners

Sunday 28 June 2015 17:18

Most mineworkers in Marikana say an international court must probe the events of August 2012. They say their lawyers should challenge the findings of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

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Fourty-four people were killed during a wage strike at Lonmin Platinum Mine in North West.
Marikana events justify need for workers' unity: Cosatu

Sunday 28 June 2015 08:25

Acting Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) General-Secretary Bheki Ntshalintshali says lessons learnt from the events that happened in Marikana in 2012 must unite workers.

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Marikana report undermines Freedom Charter values: Malema

Saturday 27 June 2015 12:50

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says the Marikana report undermines the values of the Freedom Charter.

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 Premier Supra Mahumapelo says unit within the tripartite alliance is important.
N West ANC vows to work with alliance partners

Saturday 27 June 2015 12:43

The African National Congress (ANC) in North West has committed to working closely with the alliance partners when taking crucial government decisions.

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The death of 44 people during a strike in Marikana has been described as a tragedy.
Marikana findings seen as 'wake up call' for mining sector

Saturday 27 June 2015 07:20

Legal experts say the mining sector should draw important lessons from the findings of the Marikana report.

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Minister Dipuo Peters says government should work in implementing Cosatu’s tollgate proposal.
Govt considers decreasing cost of N West tollgate

Saturday 27 June 2015 06:45

The national Department of Transport is willing to decrease the price of the Swartruggens tollgate in the North West.

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The Marikana report has recommended an inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office.
Phiyega days in office are numbered: Analyst

Friday 26 June 2015 20:46

Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni says the call for an inquiry into National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega's fitness to hold office could be a smoke screen for government to get rid of her.

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No union is a worry for labour minister

Friday 26 June 2015 16:40

Labour minister Mildred Oliphant has called on trade union federation, Cosatu affiliates, to work hard to recruit employees who remain un-unionised.

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