SABC News - North West


Mixed views on parole applications by ‘Apartheid criminals’

Friday 30 January 2015 09:45

All eyes will be on Minister Micheal Masutha as he announces on Friday whether three of the country's most notorious apartheid criminals will be released on parole.


Police investigate Mahikeng ATM bombing

Thursday 29 January 2015 18:15

Police in the North West are investigating an incident of a bombed ATM in the capital Mahikeng.


More than R12 million has been set aside to benefit unemployed youth.
North West injects millions to empower youth

Thursday 29 January 2015 05:34

The North West Social development department is recruiting youth in various municipalities, to undergo a one- year training course through the National Youth Service- NYS programme.


Parties demand the expulsion of EFF convicted murderer

Wednesday 28 January 2015 16:01

Political parties in the North West have called on the province's legislature to swiftly act against EFF member of provincial legislature Papiki Babuile who is convicted of murder.


NW, Free State students protest over tertiary fees

Monday 26 January 2015 16:46

A meeting to decide the academic future of more than 7 000 students of the Mahikeng Campus of North West University is underway.


N West loan sharks use pensioners IDs as payment leverage

Wednesday 21 January 2015 15:17

Pensioners at Wolmaraanstad in the North West Province are concerned about loan sharks who are getting richer from their pensions and social grants.


Pamphlets urge Bloemhof residents to strike

Monday 19 January 2015 20:16

The North West Police in Bloemhof are on high alert following the circulation of a pamphlet which urges the community to go on strike.  


Galeng denies credit card spending spree

Sunday 18 January 2015 20:38

ANC chief whip Hoffman Galeng has rejected reports that he is spending thousands of rand on fast food, groceries and rental cars on the party's corporate credit card.


ANC to take action against Ventersdorp councillors

Sunday 18 January 2015 12:17

The ANC in the North West intends to take drastic action against all its councillors at the Ventersdorp Local Municipality for allegedly deposing their own mayor.


Three killed in accidents over weekend

Saturday 17 January 2015 11:54

Two people have died in a head on collision between a truck and a car on the R31 between Kimberley and Barkley West in the Northern Cape.


Dept probes claims of teachers being bribed

Saturday 17 January 2015 11:46

The North West Education Department is investigating allegations that teachers at a high school in Maboloka were bribed by pupils to be promoted to the next grade without writing their examinations.


Campaign for Marikana Holiday: Report

Friday 16 January 2015 09:36

A formal application will be made by Anglican Bishop Jo Seoka and the Marikana Support Group to have August 16, the day 34 mineworkers were killed in Marikana, to be declared a public holiday.


N West new low cost houses already crumbling

Thursday 15 January 2015 20:24

Housing beneficiaries in Vryburg, North West, fear for their lives as their newly built low cost houses crumble.


Chaos reigns as school re-open in N West and Limpopo

Wednesday 14 January 2015 11:29

Some parents at Boitumelong Primary School in Bloemhof in the North West have expressed their anger after their children were sent back home


Sewage problems still plague North West residents

Tuesday 13 January 2015 15:45

The problem around water and sanitation in the North West continues to be a great concern to residents of various towns and villages.


Vryburg new houses crumbling: community leader

Tuesday 13 January 2015 11:35

Housing beneficiaries in Vryburg in North West say their new houses are crumbling.


Festive road fatalities increased in N West

Saturday 10 January 2015 14:08

The North West has seen an increase of 14 deaths in the past festive season as compared to 2013.


 Fifty three percentage of matrics passed maths in 2014, six percentage points less than the 2013 figure.
Maths, science teacher training needs to be improved: Expert

Saturday 10 January 2015 12:55

An education expert at the North West University’s School of teacher education says more needs to be done to improve teacher training in the Mathematics and Science fields.


The boy was found with private parts missing, and feet and hands tied with a string.
Decomposed body of child found in N West

Saturday 10 January 2015 11:52

North West police say they have found the decomposed body of a five-year-old boy in the bushes in Sandfontein near Brits.


Teachers have been retiring after reports did the rounds that proposed retirement plans could lead to them losing their pensions.
Mass teacher retirements in N West worries union

Saturday 10 January 2015 11:15

Teachers' unions in North West have raised concerns over the mass retirements of educators, some of whom are not yet at the retirement age.


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