SABC News - North West

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Parents appeal for return of missing girls

Friday 31 October 2014 19:40

Distraught parents of the two missing girls in Koster in the North West have appealed to members of the public to assist in the location of the girls.

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Concerns over national school nutrition programme

Thursday 30 October 2014 15:50

Concerns are growing over the Basic Education's National School Nutrition programme, which provides food for learners in schools countrywide.

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Learning disrupted following food poisoning incident

Tuesday 28 October 2014 20:16

Learning remains disrupted at Koster Intermediate School situated in Koster, North West.

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NWU transformation requires patience: Vice Chancellor

Monday 27 October 2014 20:07

North West University Vice Chancellor, Professor Dan Kgwadi, has appealed for those calling for the immediate transformation of the Potchefstroom campus, to exercise patience.

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SA has 20 million economically active people

Monday 27 October 2014 16:54

South Africa has 20.1 million economically active people but the country's labour absorption rate has remained stagnant at around 42.8%.

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The farmers shot the alleged robbers on Saturday after they were alerted through a panic button that another farmer in the area had been shot dead.
Unclear if farmers to be charged after shooting

Monday 27 October 2014 14:36

Investigations are under way to determine if action will be taken against two farmers who shot dead two alleged robbers near Leeudoringstad, North West police said on Monday.

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Four people died and 16 others were injured when the heavy-duty truck ploughed into 48 cars nearly two weeks ago.
N12 truck driver to know his fate Monday

Sunday 26 October 2014 15:28

The truck driver allegedly responsible for a multiple vehicle pile-up on the N12 in Alberton will find out on Monday whether he'll be released on bail or not.

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Roads tender irregularities revealed in N. West

Thursday 23 October 2014 19:34

Investigations into the alleged irregular awarding of tenders within the North West Department of Public Works and Roads, have revealed that tendering processes are flawed.

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Isaac Maruding's truck ploughed into 48 cars killing four people in Alberton last week.
Alberton truck driver’s bail hearing to be heard on Monday

Thursday 23 October 2014 06:41

The truck driver responsible for a multi-car pile-up on the N12 last week will hear on Monday next week whether or not he will get bail.

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Ngaka Modiri municipal manager suspended

Thursday 23 October 2014 00:05

The municipal manager of the beleaguered Ngaka Modiri-Molema District Municipality in Mahikeng, Mokgele Mojaki, has been suspended.

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Strike leads to water shortage in North West

Wednesday 22 October 2014 19:12

More than 15 villages in the Ngaka Modiri Molema district in the North West have been without water for three weeks.

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Colleague of slain ANC member to continue testifying

Wednesday 22 October 2014 11:59

A colleague of the slain African National Congress (ANC) secretary in the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district, David Chika, is expected to continue giving evidence in the North West High Court.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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