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Ramaphosa aims at Magashule in January 8 statement

2021-01-10 04:29:47

African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has given the clearest indication yet that he is pushing for the suspension of the party's Secreta ...View Article

Eskom suspends load-shedding

2021-01-08 06:56:38

Eskom has suspended load-shedding ahead of the weekend.

The power utility implemented stage two load-shedding on Tuesday and Wednesday nights to preserv ...View Article

Residents grab control of water and sanitation from Kgetlengrivier municipality

2021-01-10 04:28:28

The Kgetlengrivier Local Municipality in the North West is adamant the takeover of its water and sanitation plants were a criminal move by a group of white pe ...View Article

Mkhize: COVID-19 Vaccines are voluntary, not mandatory

2021-01-10 04:27:43

Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has reassured the country that government will not force anyone to take a COVID-19 vaccine if they do not wish to. < ...View Article

Tau back at English Premier League

2021-01-08 09:05:06

Bafana Bafana striker, Percy Tau, is back at his mother club, Brighton & Hove Albion, and is already tipped to feature in this weekend's FA Cup game.

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Cwaile promises solution to water woes

2021-01-08 11:53:01

North West MEC for Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs, Mmoloki Cwaile, has committed to ensuring that all water challenges acro ...View Article

1.5m COVID-19 vaccine doses for SA by next month

2021-01-10 04:29:19

South Africa will receive its first batch of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this month, followed by an extra 500 000 by February. So says Minister of H ...View Article

Warning as 104 Beitbridge travellers test positive for COVID-19

2021-01-07 07:11:26

The Department of Health in Limpopo has urgently called on everyone who have crossed into South Africa through the Beitbridge border post to self-quarantine b ...View Article

Deputy Minister Mahlobo contracts COVID-19

2021-01-07 07:07:57

Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, David Mahlobo, has tested positive for COVID-19, government has announced.

Mahlobo received his results on Thur ...View Article

SAB decries ‘disproportional and unlawful’ alcohol ban

2021-01-07 07:54:25

The South African Breweries (SAB) plans to challenge the constitutionality of the latest prohibition of sale and transportation of alcohol at the High Court. ...View Article

SA records highest daily Covid infections, more deaths

2021-01-07 07:54:02

South Africa recorded a shocking 21 832 new positive COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours of reporting to Wednesday night, the highest number since the coronavirus ...View Article

One man's 600km walk to raise awareness on fatherlessness

2021-01-07 05:23:42

A Soshanguve man has started on a 600 kilometre walk from the township in north of Pretoria to Venda in Limpopo to raise awareness about the challenges that f ...View Article

NW promises efficient matric papers marking

2021-01-07 05:24:36

The Department of Education in the North West says it is confident that the marking of Grade 12 examination scripts will go smoothly without any complications ...View Article

BASA: Small businesses bear the brunt of alcohol ban

2021-01-06 06:22:47

The Beer Association of South Africa (BASA) says small businesses are on the verge of complete closure because of government's imposed ban on alcohol sale.&nb ...View Article

Former deputy minister Mluleki George dies

2021-01-07 05:24:11

Former Deputy Minister of Defence, Mluleki George, has died aged 72.

George passed away on Tuesday in East London.

The anti-apartheid activist wit ...View Article

Mnangagwa urges Zimbabwean to avoid ‘non-essential travel’

2021-01-06 06:20:02

Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, used social media Twitter on Tuesday to call on Zimbabwean citizens to avoid “non-essential travel”.

Mnang ...View Article

NCCC meets on Wednesday as COVID ravages SA

2021-01-06 09:26:33

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called an urgent meeting of the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC). The meeting is expected to take place View Article

Sambatha worried about rising NW COVID-19 cases

2021-01-06 05:01:32

North West Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha, has raised concerns about the growing number of COVID-19 infections in the province.

Speaking during a COVID-19 ...View Article

Numsa pleads for no retrenchments during lockdown

2021-01-06 05:02:15

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has appealed to government to ensure that there are no retrenchments under Level 3 lockdown.

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Buthelezi returns as Ditsobotla mayor

2021-01-06 04:51:59

Daniel Buthelezi resumed his duties as mayor of Ditsobotla Local Municipality in the North West on Monday, merely three weeks after he was unseated.

But ...View Article

Gauteng hospitals feel the COVID-19 strain

2021-01-05 05:32:05

Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, says the province is already feeling the brunt of a high rate of COVID-19 infections because large numbers of people are retur ...View Article

Naptosa happy with safety measures at matric marking centres

2021-01-05 08:23:13

The National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) expressed satisfaction with the safety measures at examinations centres across the ...View Article

Gauteng police arrests over 900 in weekend operations

2021-01-05 08:22:48

Police in Gauteng province say they arrested more than 940 suspects over the past weekend. The suspect were arrested in various parts of the province with Eku ...View Article

Jon Qwelane laid to rest in Mahikeng

2021-01-05 08:23:39

The late veteran journalist and former South African Ambassador to Uganda, Jonathan “Jon” Qwelane was described as a freedom fighter as well as a fearless ...View Article

Kaizer Chiefs mourns longest serving captain Ryder Mofokeng

2021-01-04 06:54:02

Kaizer Chiefs FC is mourning the passing of its former captain, Johannes "Ryder" Mofokeng. 

Amakhosi announced the news on the team's Twitter page ...View Article

Sambatha pays tribute to health workers

2021-01-02 05:47:09

North West Health MEC, Madoda Sambatha, has assured healthcare workers in the province of his department’s support. Sambatha said this on Thursday night whe ...View Article

Rustenburg electricity workers down tools, cut power

2020-12-31 07:17:04

Employees at the Electrical Department of the Rustenburg Local Municipality have embarked on an unprotected strike just hours before South Africans cross into ...View Article

Cele makes u-turn on 9pm bedtime comments

2020-12-31 07:10:40

Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, has sought to clarify controversial comments he made in Kwa-Mashu in KwaZulu-Natal when he said people must be in bed by 9pm o ...View Article

Former lotto boss Dr Bongani Khumalo dies

2020-12-31 07:04:40

Chairperson of the National Lotteries Commission board, Dr Bongani Khumalo, had died aged 68. He passed away on Wednesday at Morningside Hospital in Johannesb ...View Article

Motsoaledi denies border deaths show his department's incompetence

2020-12-31 06:57:26

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, defended his department from media reports that the five deaths at the Beitridge border post between South Africa and ...View Article

Brits hospital suspends patient visits

2020-12-31 04:43:04

Brits District Hospital in the North West has suspended visiting hours for members of the public with effect from Wednesday 30th December.

The hospital ...View Article

Motsoaledi: COVID-19 test certificate the ultimate passport into SA

2020-12-31 04:43:50

South Africa will continue allowing visitors entry into the country, only when they hold a valid COVID-19 test with a negative result.

So says Minister ...View Article

Confirmed: Acting Moretele municipal manager died from COVID

2020-12-30 05:52:07

Moretele Local Municipality in the North West, has confirmed that its acting manager, Thabo Makwela, died from COVID-19 related complications.

Makwela w ...View Article

National police commissioner Sitole COVID free

2020-12-31 04:43:29

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, returned to work on Tuesday after receiving a clean bill of health. Sitole has been recovering from COVID ...View Article

SA back to stricter level 3 lockdown

2020-12-29 04:35:08

South Africa has returned to level 3 lockdown with immediate effect until 15 January, a much stricter level compared to level 1 that citizens have been enjoyi ...View Article

More than 3000 nabbed over road laws

2020-12-29 04:35:27

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said more than 3 000 motorists have been arrested throughout the country for allegedly violating traffic regula ...View Article

SA reaches 1m COVID-19 cases in 9 months

2020-12-29 12:57:34

South Africa has breached the one million mark of people infected with COVID-19 since the virus hit our shores at the beginning of March. But there are curren ...View Article

Moretele mourns acting managers death

2020-12-29 04:36:31

Acting municipal manager of Moretele Local Municipality in the North West, Thabo Makwela, has died.

Municipal spokesperson, Mothupi Malebye, confirmed M ...View Article

Rustenburg municipality temporarily closed due to COVID-19

2020-12-29 04:37:03

The offices of Rustenburg Local Municipality will not serve customers for the next two days, a closure forced by an official in the mayoral office testing pos ...View Article

133 Christmas babies for North West province

2020-12-28 05:44:36

A total of 133 babies were born on Christmas Day in the North West province. The provincial health department said 68 of the babies are male, while 65 ar ...View Article

Tshepong hospital workers down tools

2020-12-28 05:44:58

Patients at Klersdorp Tshepong Hospital in the North West have been left stranded, aftet workers at this hospital downed tools, demanding to be paid performan ...View Article

Taxi industry strengthen hand on COVID-19 regulations compliance

2020-12-25 06:51:23

The taxi industry has vowed to up its game to ensure that both drivers and commuters comply with COVID-19 regulations amid an increase in interprovincial trav ...View Article

DA frowns at Ngaka Modiri Molema for failure to supply water

2020-12-24 05:52:59

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West has criticized Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality for failing for more than 10 years to provide water to ...View Article

Gauteng warns residents against flouting COVID-19 regulations

2020-12-24 01:53:24

The Gauteng provincial government has sent a stern warning to residents who fail to comply with COVID-19 regulations, saying law enforcement officials would c ...View Article

Early signs of road deaths decline on SA roads

2020-12-23 02:23:21

Six provinces out of the country's nine have recorded a decline in road fatalities since the beginning of the festive season compared to the same period last ...View Article

Bushiri co-accused Willah Mudolo denied bail

2020-12-23 11:10:58

Accused number one in the Bushiri fraud case, Willah Mudolo, returned to Kgosi Mampuru II prison after he was denied bail.

Willah Mudolo, his wife Zethu ...View Article

SADTU takes the wage bill fight to ConCourt

2020-12-22 12:39:30

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) plans to approach the Constitutional Court to challenge a recent Labour Appeals Court ruling over sal ...View Article

Non-payment stress for R350 grant beneficiaries

2020-12-22 12:45:07

Some beneficiaries of the R350 Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant in Mahikeng in the North West have expressed frustration over non-payment of g ...View Article

Mkhwebane: Magashule, Zwane failed to execute oversight over Vrede Dairy project

2020-12-22 04:31:17

Public Protector, Busiswe Mkhwebane, says African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General , Ace Magashule in his capacity as former Free State Premier, and ...View Article

Mashaba to challenge Mkhwebane in court over findings

2020-12-21 06:01:54

ActionSA leader, Herman Mashaba, plans to haul Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, before court to challenge her unfavourable findings against him. ...View Article

NPA urges calm in Eldorado Park after Julies suspect granted bail

2020-12-19 08:06:12

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appealed to the community of Eldorado Park to remain calm and allow the law to take its course. This after police off ...View Article

SIU pounces on NW municipalities over PPE graft

2020-12-19 07:53:30

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has moved to take action at three municipalities in the North West over allegations of allegations of corruption related ...View Article

NW opposition parties welcome SIU raid on Matlosana

2020-12-19 07:53:58

Opposition parties in the North West welcomed the investigations by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) at the City of Matlosana Local Municipality.

Th ...View Article

South Africa hit by a new COVID-19 strain

2020-12-19 04:27:43

A new COVID-19 strain has been identified in South Africa. Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announced this on Friday eve ...View Article

DA demands transparency on COVID-19 vaccines plan

2020-12-19 08:06:51

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on government to be transparent with its COVID-29 vaccine plans.

In a media briefing on Friday, the official opp ...View Article

Motshekga unveils three-year recovery for schools

2020-12-18 07:23:45

The 2021 academic year will start on 25 January for teachers and 27 January for learners. And Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, announced a three-yea ...View Article

Opposition frown at Ditsobotla's new mayor

2020-12-18 07:22:35

Opposition parties in the North West province have rejected the appointment of the new Mayor of Ditsobotla Local Municipality, Tsholofelo Moreo.&nbs ...View Article

Motshekga: Judgment against matric rewrite ‘not helpful’

2020-12-18 05:50:06

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, says the court's decision to stop the rewriting of two leaked matric papers didn't help anyone as it “didn’t ...View Article

Mbalula: Road accidents cost SA R18bn annually

2020-12-18 05:45:14

Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, says the country loses about R18-billion a year because of road accidents. Mbalula was speaking on Thursday at the Mapo ...View Article

No festive leave as NW tackles COVID-19 2nd wave

2020-12-18 05:50:32

Members of the North West Provincial Coronavirus Command Council (PCCC) will not take any festive season leave, but instead focus on helping the province figh ...View Article

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