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North West municipality beefs up security, expects workers to return to work

RUSTENBURG, November 12 – Security has been beefed up at the Ditsobotla municipality in Lichtenburg in North West province after unemployed people forced municipal workers out of their offices. “We have appointed a new security company,” spokesperson Pius Batsile said on Monday, adding all municipal workers were expected to return to work. Last week a […]

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Alleged North West cash in heist robbers appear in court

RUSTENBURG, October 15 – Nine men, arrested in Riviera Park, Mahikeng in the North West, for allegedly planning to stage a cash-in-transit heist, appeared in the Molopo Magistrate’s Court in Mmabatho on Monday, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (known as the Hawks) said. Spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said the case against Thabo Khunou, 41;  Steyn Mokgibo, 54; […]

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Rustenburg defends itself for confiscating informal mechanic’s toolboxes

RUSTENBURG, October 11  – The Rustenburg local municipality in North West on Thursday, defended its action for confiscating toolboxes from informal motor mechanic plying their trade at the city’s taxi rank. The municipality posted on its Facebook page that it has confiscated 30 toolboxes and impounded two vehicles for being illegally attended to by mechanics on prohibited municipal […]

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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 […]