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North West local government committee blames provincial department for the collapse of Tswaing municipality

RUSTENBURG, August 23  – The Tswaing municipality in the North West collapsed due to a weak monitoring role played by the provincial local government and human settlement department, North West portfolio committee on local government and human settlements said on Thursday. Committee chairperson Motlalepula Rosho said the municipality’s collapse was due to a lack of commitment […]

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SA National Arts Council Chair Ngoato hurt in racist attack at Hartbeespoort

JOHANNESBURG, August 23  – National Arts Council Chairperson Hartley Sandy Ngoato has survived an assault at the weekend that has been described as a ”brutal racist attack”. Ngoato, who is nursing severe injuries to his head said through a family spokesman – Mmeli Mdluli – that he was assaulted on Sunday in Hartbeespoort, North West. “Ngoato was severely assaulted […]

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ANC and DA retain seats in North West and Northern Cape by-elections

JOHANNESBURG, August 16 – The African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained seats in by-elections held in North West and Northern Cape this week. The by-elections were contested by one independent candidate and seven candidates from five political parties. At Moses Kotane municipality in the North West, Tshepo Confidence Khumalo of the […]

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44 in Koster court for protest

KOSTER, June 28 – All 44 people arrested in connection with violent protests in Koster, in the North West, are expected to appear in the Koster Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Thirty-one people were arrested in May following violent service delivery protests in Koster and Derby. Residents in the Kgetlengrivier municipality went on a rampage and […]