SABC News - Potchefstroom


Watch Cyril Ramaphosa address in Potchefstroom

Saturday 21 October 2017 13:40

Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing members of the North West Chamber of Commerce at the North West University Campus in Potchefstroom.


The 22 year-old fast bowler continued to spear head South Africa's attack, picking up his second wicket of the day four overs later.
Proteas victorious against Bangladesh in day 3 of second Test

Sunday 8 October 2017 20:36

Kagiso Rabada picked-up a ten wicket haul to guide South Africa to a win by an innings and 254 runs against Bangladesh in the second Test.


Aardklop Marketing Manager, Wilmer Miller says the festival was bigger and better than in 2016.
More than 150 000 visit Aardklop Festival

Saturday 7 October 2017 17:10

Aardklop Marketing Manager, Wilmer Miller says more than 150 000 festival goers attended the Arts Festival in Potchefstroom in 2017.


Sport at schools remains a big problem

Thursday 5 October 2017 18:01

Schools sport is still a big problem that many sports federations need to address.


The conference, which is aimed at setting the tone and the direction of the country's sport, on Tuesday learned of the tough road to professionalism from an unlikely federation.
Sport & Recreation conference in N. West comes with many revelations

Wednesday 4 October 2017 07:03

The Department of Sport and Recreation concluded Day 1 of their quadrennial Sport and Recreation Conference in Potchefstroom in the North West Province this afternoon.


The new municipality is named after ANC stalwart JB Marks.
Changing of Tlokwe Municipality name receives mixed reactions

Monday 18 September 2017 21:34

The NW405 Municipality comprising of Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp in the North West has officially changed its name to JB Marks.


The court heard how the police officers went on the run after this matter was reported.
Sentencing postponed in case involving police who executed suspects

Wednesday 13 September 2017 17:45

The sentencing of a constable and two police informants, who arrested and drove three murder suspects to an open field and executed them has been postponed to Thursday.


Delegates complained that the education system does not produce entrepreneurs.
School lekgotla calls for entrepreneur centered curriculum

Thursday 7 September 2017 16:06

There's an urgent need for the basic education department to transform the curriculum in schools, so that the country can produce more entrepreneurs.


People gathered to learn more about Ruth First a South African female anti-apartheid activist who was brutally killed by a parcel bomb in August 1982
Manamela says corruption & youth unemployment remain critical issues

Sunday 27 August 2017 21:05

SACP Central Committee member, Buti Manamela, says youth unemployment and corruption within government remain critical issues facing the country He was speaking during a Ruth First memorial lecture.


Santi Britz is a rape survivor who was attacked repeatedly in her home while her husband was in hospital.
Govt urged to offer support to rape survivors

Sunday 13 August 2017 12:41

The founder of Initiative for Dedicated Upliftment Rape Survivors' Centre in Potchefstroom in the North West, Santi Britz, has called on government to create a specialised unit for rape survivors.


Lesley Makousa's body was discovered by a passer-by in an isolated area of the township.
Man found guilty for killing 16-year-old gay learner

Thursday 10 August 2017 17:10

A 32-year old man, David Somolekae has been found guilty by the North West High Court sitting in Potchefstroom for murdering 16-year old gay learner, Leslie Makousa, in August 2016 in Potchefstroom.


Residents accuse municipality of wanting to move them to an area lacking the most basic services, including water and electricity.
Ikageng residents refuse to relocate

Tuesday 11 July 2017 18:19

Occupants of over 80 households in Ikageng Township in Potchefstroom, North West blockaded internal roads today, in a protest against their impending re-location


The South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug dependence (Sanca) says a worrying trend is the increasing number of youth under 20 that have easy access to drugs.
Western Cape tops list of drug-related crimes

Monday 12 June 2017 15:31

Police crime statistics indicate that the Western Cape was the leading province in drug-related crimes in the 2015/2016 period followed by Gauteng.


The JB Marks name will still be subjected to a public participation process in the next 14 days.
Ventersdorp municipality to be named JB Marks Municipality

Tuesday 6 June 2017 18:46

JB Marks has been adopted as the name of the amalgamated Tlokwe and Ventersdorp municipalities in the North West.


Stock theft is said to be on the rise in that province with perpetrators resorting to what farmers say, are bizarre tactics.
Stock theft takes a toll on farmers in North West

Saturday 13 May 2017 20:36

Some livestock farmers in the North West say they have lost confidence in the capacity of the police to effectively combat stock theft.


Luvo Manyonga bettered his own continental mark by three centimetres.
Manyonga breaks long jump African record at SA champs

Sunday 23 April 2017 16:00

Luvo Manyonga added another achievement to his growing list of accolades by breaking the African record for the second time this season at the SA Athletics Championships in Potchefstroom on Saturday.


[WATCH] SA Senior Athletics Championships

Saturday 22 April 2017 08:45

The national athletics championships are underway in Potchefstroom: Part one (day2)


Akani Simbine claims SA 100m title

Friday 21 April 2017 20:50

It promises to be an exciting final in the men's 100 meters at the SA Senior Athletics Championships currently underway in Potchefstroom in North West.


Watch SA Senior Athletics Champs

Friday 21 April 2017 12:37

The national athletics championships are underway in Potchefstroom.


The video shows the two vehicle occupants arguing with the two black officers.
Another racist video goes viral

Monday 6 February 2017 21:47

Another racist video has gone viral on social networking sites. This time showing two white motorists in a rant with two black traffic officers in Potchefstroom in the North West.


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