SABC News - North West


ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe is calling for unity within the tripartite alliance.
ANC warns SACP against contesting elections independently

Saturday 21 January 2017 21:15

ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe has cautioned the SACP against contesting the elections independently, as this will lead to the division of the tripartite alliance.


Retrenchments in SA’s mining industry on the rise  

Friday 20 January 2017 20:07

A new wave of retrenchments is underway in the mining industry.


Eskom is on a national drive to recoup R10.2 billion owed by municipalities.
Brown secures temporary reprieve for defaulting municipalities

Friday 20 January 2017 05:47

Public Enterprises Minister, Lynne Brown, has come to the rescue of indebted municipalities, instructing Eskom to afford them time until the end of this month to clear their outstanding arrears.


Progressive Student Movement Secretary General Kabelo Nthekiso says the movement will declare a legal battle against the Education department.
Student Movement calls for Motshekga's resignation

Thursday 19 January 2017 09:01

A Tshwane-based student movement has called for the resignation of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.


Education authorities say they are currently building a school so that outstanding pupils can be placed.
Hundreds of Rustenburg pupils still not placed in schools

Wednesday 18 January 2017 21:37

About 400 pupils from Sunrise Park, near Rustenburg, still have no place in schools.


N West electricity defaulters face power cuts

Tuesday 17 January 2017 19:42

The Madibeng Local Municipality in the North West is taking a hard line approach towards non-payment of electricity.


Parents at Boons Secondary School are concerned that their children missed the first days of school.
Parents blast N West education for failing to provide transport

Monday 16 January 2017 21:00

Parents of about fifty learners at Boons Secondary School outside Rustenburg in the North West say their children have not attended classes since the new school year began.


Seven municipalities in the Free State owe the power utility 700 million rand.
N Cape municipalities face darkness as Eskom cuts power

Monday 16 January 2017 17:30

Five towns in the Ubuntu and Renosterberg municipalities in the Northern Cape are facing a black out from January 18.


Eskom set to pull the plug on defaulting municipalities

Saturday 14 January 2017 21:00

Power utility Eskom says it's set to begin daily power-cuts on Monday to defaulting municipalities in the North West, the Free State and the Northern Cape.


The ANC Women's League has already said out-going African Union Commission Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is its preferred candidate.
North West ANC supports calls for a female President

Saturday 14 January 2017 13:35

North West African National Congress (ANC) Chairperson, Supra Mahumapelo, has joined other structures of the party in supporting a female President for the country.


Families who lost their loved ones at the Oppenheimer Stadium Disaster say having to move on was a difficult process.
Families reflect on Oppenheimer Stadium disaster

Friday 13 January 2017 12:05

Families who lost their loved ones at the Oppenheimer Stadium Disaster say the events which unfolded on that fateful Sunday afternoon will forever be etched in their memories.


The stampede at Orkney's Oppenheimer Stadium claimed the lives of 42 people on 13 January 1991 in a friendly between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates.
Remembering the Oppenheimer Stadium disaster

Friday 13 January 2017 08:15

Friday marks the 26th anniversary of the Oppenheimer Stadium disaster. It was on this day in 1991 that 42 people died in a stampede at Orkney, in the North West.


Vusi Reginald Mathibela application was granted bail based on new evidence after it was earlier rejected by the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.
Suspect in Bozwana murder case granted bail

Wednesday 11 January 2017 18:51

One of the suspects arrested for allegedly killing North West Businessman Wandile Bozwana has been granted a R50 000 bail.


Wandile Bozwana was shot several times in October 2015 in Garsfontein in Pretoria East.
Court to hand ruling in Bozwana murder case

Tuesday 10 January 2017 20:12

The ruling in the bail application of Vusi Mathibela, accused of murdering North West businessman Wandile Bozwana, will be handed down on Wednesday.


The municipalities in Noth West are about to experience power outages should they fail to settle their debts.
Eskom issues final warning to indebted municipalities N West

Tuesday 10 January 2017 20:03

Eskom has issued a final warning to five indebted municipalities in North West to pay up by next Wednesday or get cut off.


Looming power cuts in North West could cause chaos to businesses

Monday 9 January 2017 19:20

One of the 27 municipalities, who owe power utility Eskom close to R10 billion, has attributed the debt to lack of consistency in leadership.


Rural schools also struggle to find qualified educators.
Rural school in North West overcomes obstacles

Sunday 8 January 2017 20:43

A rural school in Mooifontein in North West has proven that with hard work and dedication these obstacles can be overcome.


The North West achieved a 82.5% pass rate, placing it in fourth position in the country.
N West premier congratulates class of 2016

Saturday 7 January 2017 12:51

The office of the North West Premier has congratulated the 2016 matriculants for their achievement.


AfriForum's urgent application dismissed by Pretoria High Court

Thursday 5 January 2017 16:25

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed civil rights organisation AfriForum's urgent application to stop Eskom from disconnecting electricity supply to defaulting municipalities.


Thato Frederick Hangare was arrested on Christmas Eve.
Man who posed as North West Premier granted bail

Wednesday 4 January 2017 14:30

A man believed to have defrauded members of the public and government officials by posing as North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, has been granted bail.


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