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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

EFF NW warns Sun City over job cuts

2020-12-17 06:07:01

The EFF in the North West has accused trade unions organising at Sun City Resorts outside of serving the interests of the employer instead of workers.

D ...View Article

Ramaphosa: SA's race relations remain fragile

2020-12-18 05:56:33

President Cyril Ramaphosa says despite 26 years of the country's democracy, South Africa is still with racial tensions and divisions. Ramaphosa said this whil ...View Article

NW police lauded for 30 GBV convictions in 2 months

2020-12-16 02:02:35

With the country continuing to struggle to fight gender-based violence and femicide, North West police seem to be getting something right.

Provincial po ...View Article

Cosatu takes on Sun City against retrenchments

2020-12-17 07:08:56

Cosatu in the North West province is prepared to fight tooth and nail to stop planned retrenchments by Sun City Resort. The trade union federation protester o ...View Article

Mkhwebane loses tax access case, wins cost order fight

2020-12-16 10:57:25

The Public Protector has got no powers to subpoena the South African Revenue Service (SARS) for anyone’s personal tax records. The Constitutional Court on T ...View Article

Mamabolo calls for extra care on Gauteng roads

2020-12-16 04:27:16

Gauteng MEC for Public Transport, Jacob Mamabolo, has urged motorists to drive carefully on the roads this festive season. He launched the province’s Road S ...View Article

National police commissioner COVID-19 positive

2020-12-16 04:27:33

National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, has tested positive for COVID-19.

A media statement from his office said Sitole underwent a test on ...View Article

ANC NW wants rape accused Lekwa-Teemane mayor out

2020-12-16 10:57:01

The African National Congress (ANC) in the North West wants mayor of Lekwa-Teemane Local Municipality, Mpho Pilane, to resign from his position, following rap ...View Article

NW wants 365 GBV combat activists to fight abuse

2020-12-15 05:44:52

The Department of Social Development in the North West plans to recruit and train 365 "combat activists" to strengthen the fight against gender-based violence ...View Article

SA back to stricter COVID-19 restrictions for Christmas

2020-12-16 04:28:39

It will be the first Christmas with restricted social activities, access to beaches and controlled sale of alcohol, but President Cyril Ramaphosa says this is ...View Article

Ramaphosa to lay down Christmas lockdown law

2020-12-15 04:31:25

With the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections in the country, President Cyril Ramaphosa will tonight set out the rules of life under the second wave of the ...View Article

Sundowns’ Motjeka Madisha dies in a car crash

2020-12-13 11:53:58

Mamelodi Sundowns defender, Motjeka Madisha, has died in a car accident aged 25.

Ekurhuleni Disaster Management, which was the first to respond to the a ...View Article

Former Eskom CEO Matshela Koko warns of more load shedding

2020-12-13 05:13:32

Former Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Matshela Koko, says the state-owned power utility's current management is running it to the ground due to incompet ...View Article

Stella school murderer wants out of jail, appeals conviction

2020-12-12 07:59:41

Judgment in an application for leave to appeal both the murder conviction and sentence of Xander Bylsma has been reserved by the North West High Court in Mahi ...View Article

Victory for SADTU, AfriForum over matric rewrite

2020-12-13 05:13:54

South African Teachers Union (SADTU), AfriForum and a group of independent pupils have welcomed a court order reversing the decision to have matriculants rewr ...View Article

Ditsobotla municipality gets new mayor

2020-12-12 12:07:20

A new mayor has been appointed for Ditsobotla Local Municipality in the North West. Motlhanka Patrick Moreo was introduced to the Lichtenburg-based municipali ...View Article

Mamabolo condemns Tshwane taxi rank shooting

2020-12-13 05:14:12

Gauteng MEC for Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure, Jacob Mamabolo, has condemned Friday’s shooting at the Bosman Taxi Rank in Pretoria.

The sh ...View Article

Court reverses matric rewrite decision

2020-12-11 04:04:36

Grade 12 learners don't have to rewrite to examination papers that were leaked hours before they could sit for writing.

The High Court in Pretoria ruled ...View Article

D-Day for matric rewrite judgment

2020-12-11 08:12:07

Grade 12 learners will know by the end of today if they’re going to rewrite two examination papers that were leaked. Judge Norman Davis of the Gauteng High ...View Article

NW Public Works criticized for abandoned road project

2020-12-11 05:17:50


Lokaleng residents in Mahikeng in the North West have criticized the Department of Public Works for abandoning the incomplete Z422 road project. ...View Article

Stella double murderer wants leave to appeal his sentence

2020-12-11 04:57:01

The state is expected to oppose the application for leave to appeal by Xander Bylsma, who was sentenced to two life terms for murdering his ex-girlfriend and ...View Article

Mogoeng prays for COVID-19, praises health workers’ resilience

2020-12-11 04:49:15

Chief Justice, Mogoeng Mogoeng says health practitioners are often unfairly treated and get heavily criticized for making small mistakes, while those bashing ...View Article

NW to strengthen museums to record history

2020-12-11 05:18:10

The Department of Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation in the North West says museums play a vital role in keeping the history of the country alive.

This ...View Article

Ace defends ANC integrity commission's efficiency

2020-12-10 06:30:34

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General, Ace Magashule, says the party’s Integrity Commission is effective, despite skepticism over its work from ...View Article

Angie vs pupils and unions against rewrite

2020-12-10 11:03:40

The uncertainty over the rewriting of two matric examination papers needs to be ended by Friday. This is the view of Judge Norman Davis of the Gauteng High Co ...View Article

Sibanye Stillwater regrets the death of a Rowland shaft worker

2020-12-11 04:49:39

“It is extremely upsetting that we're ending the year with another fatality". These are the words of mining giant Sibanye Stillwater spokesperson, James Wel ...View Article

Daveyton women's naked protest to defend housing

2020-12-09 04:22:21

The community of Chief Albert Luthuli in Daveyton fought tooth and nail to stop evictions of illegal government housing occupants in the area on Tuesday.

< ...View Article

Ramaphosa preaches unity as Magashule hauled before integrity commission

2020-12-09 04:22:01

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General, Ace Magashule, will on Saturday appear before the party’s integrity commission.

This was revealed o ...View Article

StatsSA: GDP annualised growth rate rise 66.1%

2020-12-09 03:40:13

South Africa's gross domestic product (GDP) has recorded an expected surge in growth between July and September this year. Statistics South Africa announced o ...View Article

DA accused NWPG of wasting millions on rent

2020-12-09 03:46:45

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the North West expressed shocked that the provincial government spent more than R10-million on renting office space.

The ...View Article

Court rules Mkhwebane's report on SARS rogue unit “reckless”

2020-12-08 06:15:35

The High Court in Pretoria has delivered a scathing judgment against Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, setting aside her report on the South African Reven ...View Article

Johannesburg private school owes City Power millions

2020-12-08 06:17:53

Johannesburg City Power has cut off electricity to Vuleka SSB High School in Randburg, after the private school failed to honour its R3.7 million payment agre ...View Article

AfriForum in court bid to stop matric rewrite

2020-12-08 06:16:26

Minority rights lobby group, AfriForum, on Monday filed an urgent court application at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in an attempt to reverse the Departm ...View Article

Pretoria hotel rape accused abandons bail

2020-12-07 07:12:56

A man accused of kidnapping and raping two girls at a hotel in Pretoria has abandoned bail application at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The ...View Article

Mkhize: Matric rage parties COVID-19 super-spreaders

2020-12-07 07:13:33

Parents of all matric learners who attended Rage parties are advised to immediately take their children for COVID-19 testing as soon as possible.

Health ...View Article

WoSA demands women's economic barometer

2020-12-06 06:21:54

Women empowerment lobby group, Women of South Africa (WoSA), wants the country to have an Annual Gender Barometer (AGB) to measure the extent of women represe ...View Article

Divine intervention for GBV in Taung

2020-12-05 10:22:13

A prayer for intervention on ending gender-based violence (GBV). These are the lengths to which those concerned about the scourge have gone as South Africa's ...View Article

SA serves Malawi government with Bushiri extradition papers

2020-12-05 07:40:05

South Africa has finally served the Government of Malawi with papers requesting the extradition of fugitives from justice, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary. ...View Article

Cosatu stages a sit-in, wants ‘favorable’ response to demands

2020-12-05 07:30:29

Senior leadership of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) staged a sit-in at the Union Buildings on Friday, demanding answers to their demands. ...View Article

Technology to help curb cash-in-transit heists

2020-12-05 07:40:51

With a spike cash-in-transit robberies, the industry has tightened security ahead of the festive season, normally a period in which robberies increase.

...View Article

Matriculants to rewrite two leaked matric examinations

2020-12-05 07:41:13

Scores of Grade 12 learners will sit for examinations much longer than planned, as they’re now forced to rewrite two papers that were leaked. Basic Educatio ...View Article

Friend’s uncle convincted for Palesa Madiba’s murder

2020-12-05 07:30:52

Justice at last for the late University of Johannesburg student, Palesa Madiba. Her killer, 35-year-old, Dumisani Mkhwanazi, was today found guilty of her mur ...View Article

SA ready with R327m towards COVID-19 vaccine

2020-12-04 09:42:47

South Africa is working with other countries to secure affordable COVID-19 vaccine to help in the fight against the pandemic.

President Cyril Ramaphosa ...View Article

Government criticised for neglecting people living with disabilities

2020-12-04 09:44:46

People living with disabilities feel government treats them like second class citizens and often remembers them when the world commemorates International Day ...View Article

Magashule: I’m not going anywhere

2020-12-04 03:23:11

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General, Ace Magashule, insits that he will not resign from his position, despite calls from various sectors that he ...View Article

Joburg Metro Police to help fight GBV

2020-12-04 09:43:17

Johannesburg mayor, Geoff Makhubo says the more than 1000 graduate officers that were unveiled today in Orange Farm, will be able to rapidly respond to calls ...View Article

Lockdown extended, more restrictions for

2020-12-04 09:44:14

South Africa's national state of disaster has been extended to 15 January 2021. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced this during his address to the nation on T ...View Article

Tension between Anele Ngcongca’s family and government as funeral postponed

2020-12-04 09:43:37

Allegations of neglect and lack of recognition from government, then, a government official disclosing the health status of the late soccer star Anele Ngcongc ...View Article

ATM approaches court over no-confidence secret ballot

2020-12-03 07:13:23

African Transformation Movement (ATM) has headed straight to the Western Cape High Court in an attempt to force Speaker of the National Assembly, Thandi Modis ...View Article

Makhura names Nomathemba Mokgethi as new Health MEC

2020-12-04 03:23:41

Gauteng has got a new MEC for Health, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi. Premier David Makhura, announced Mokgethi’s appointment on Wednesday, in what he called a step ...View Article

HIV infections among adolescent girls still a challenge for SA

2020-12-03 04:12:35

While South Africa has recorded good progress and is rated among advanced countries in dealing with HIV and AIDS, infection rates among adolescent girls and y ...View Article

City of Tshwane rocked by sexual harassment claims

2020-12-03 04:04:20

City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is under pressure to act against a senior manager accused of sexual harassment after allegations that the matter was ...View Article

Ramaphosa pays respect to the late Bafokeng Queen Molotlegi

2020-12-03 07:13:03

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a message of condolence to the Royal Bafokeng Nation (RBN) on the passing of the Queen Mother of Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi ...View Article

Policeman shot dead in Marikana

2020-12-02 05:25:03

North West provincial police commissioner, Lieutenant-General Sello Kwena, has condemned the killing of Sergeant Julia Makgareetsa, who was stationed at Marik ...View Article

HIV activists use World Aids Day to raise concerns

2020-12-02 09:45:10

As World Aids Day is commemorated across the globe, people living with HIV in the North West have used it as an opportunity to express their frustration about ...View Article

ANCYL blames ANC MPs for unfair justice system

2020-12-02 09:48:05

The ANC Youth League has accused the South African justice system for treating people of different skin colours differently

The youth league was reactin ...View Article

Five appear in court for Zulu prince murder

2020-12-01 01:33:08

Five people accused of the murder of Prince Lethukuthula Zulu appeared at Randburg Magistrate Court on Monday and will be back on Thursday, possibly for a bai ...View Article

Sunflower murder victim's family devastated at conviction overturn

2020-12-02 04:10:05

The decision by the Supreme Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction of two Coligny farmers on murder charges has upset the late Matlhomola Mosweu’s fami ...View Article

Heavy storms leave many homeless outside Mahikeng

2020-11-30 02:44:18

Residents of Goedgevonden and Uitkyk outside Mahikeng in the North West are picking up the pieces of what is left after a heavy storm on Friday battered their ...View Article

Nellmapius residents receive title deeds 20 years on

2020-11-29 04:37:51

Residents of Nellmapius can finally claim proper ownership of their houses after 20 years of waiting, thanks to City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality givi ...View Article

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