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RUSTENBURG - An application for review by 11 expelled Forum 4 Service Delivery (F4SD) councillors will be heard at the North West High Court in Mahikeng on Thursday. The case was struck off the court roll on March 22, for lack of urgency and joiner. Expelled councillors amended their papers and ...
Five people were arrested for the unlawful possession of ivory in Lefaragatlha near Rustenburg, North West police said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said they were arrested on Tuesday, after the police responded to a tip-off on the alleged illegal sale of ivory.
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A mineworkers uses a drill on a rock face deep underground at the Impala Platinum mine in Rustenburg, South Africa, in 2008. ... Producers in South Africa, which accounts for about 70 percent of the world's mined platinum, are closing shafts and cutting thousands of jobs as a stronger rand combines ...
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is deeply concerned that another mineworker died at Khuseleka operation in Rustenburg last week Friday. This operation is owned by Sibanye Stillwater. "Since January this year, 16 mineworkers have died so far in the mining industry and five fatalities ...
He said the mines around Rustenburg supplied the world with 30% of its platinum, making it the single biggest contributor. ... "World primary supplies of platinum are unlikely to change much in 2018, with the impact of mine closures in South Africa offset by a one-off benefit from the refining of ... platinum mines
Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenberg in South Africa speaks of the increasing infection rate of HIV/Aids in his area where the presence of rich mining ... In particular, the mineral rich Rustenburg area with its intense mining activity that attracts large numbers of migrant workers resulting in the disruption ... dignity
Eight children from Zimbabwe held by authorities in South Africa for three months face being repatriated despite being claimed by their parents who live in ... They have been held by the department of social development for three months in Rustenburg without being granted access to their parents‚ some of ... dignity
He subsequently fled to South Africa where he was nabbed by Interpol in Rustenburg in 2012. He had launched various applications not to return to Malawi and mostly relied on our Constitution, which did not allow for the death penalty. It also did not permit the extradition of murder suspects to countries ... dignity
Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) walked out when Cyril Ramaphosa was hastily sworn in by the Chief Justice on the 15 February. Spoiling that cheerful hour must have clearly backfired with the citizenry and the EFF MPs returned meekly to the president's State of the Nation Address the ... dignity
Rustenburg - Nigeria does not support crime, Consul General Godwin Adama told the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court, in South Africa's North West province, on Monday. "We are here to look at what is actually on the ground. As a government representative of the Nigerian government we do not support ... dignity
Miners at Amplats' Union mine in Rustenburg. Picture: www.angloamericanplatinum. ... Amplats has been pivoting from the labour-intensive methods that have defined South Africa platinum mining to more mechanised mining - a pivot that appears to be paying off. The Anglo American unit said headline ... dignity
Rustenburg - Six more people have been arrested in connection with the recent spate of killings in platinum mines in Rustenburg in the North West ... Amcu members killed in the North West platinum belt include Tholakele "Bhele" Dlunga, Mvelisi Biyela, Zingisa Mzendana, Mohahu Daniel Maseko, Mpeke ... dignity
A bottle store was looted in Rustenburg in the North West on Friday when protesters went on the rampage blocking streets and threatened to set alight the local magistrate's court building. North West police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Adele Myburgh said a case of house robbery was opened after a ... dignity

Taxi operators accused Nigerian nationals of selling drugs that led to addicts robbing people and killing them for their money, and they went on a rampage, claiming to clean Rustenburg of drugs and prostitution. Eight guest houses suspected of operating as brothels and drug houses were torched. dignity
Rustenburg - A bottle store was looted in Rustenburg in the North West on Friday when protesters went on the rampage blocking streets and threatened to set alight the local magistrate's court building. North West police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Adele Myburgh said a case of house robbery was ... dignity
A man was airlifted to hospital after a light aircraft crashed at the Pilanesberg National Park outside Rustenburg in the North West on Saturday morning, paramedics said. Netcare 911 spokesperson Tebogo Magoro said two men were patrolling the national park when the accident happened. dignity
Five die in Rustenburg crash. South Africa; Saturday 3 February 2018 - 12:38pm. A BMW was ripped apart by a collision with a bakkie on the N4 in Rustenburg, North West on Friday. Photo: ER24. JOHANNESBURG - Five people were killed when a bakkie and a BMW collided on the N4 in Rustenburg, North West late on ... dignity
The other three accused had no proper documents allowing them to legally be in South Africa. Accused 12 burst into tears when the court explained his right to legal representation. “I did not do anything wrong, everyone knows me in Rustenburg, I am from Sunrise [Park],” he said sobbing while facing the ... dignity
Rustenburg Mayor Mpho Khunou on Tuesday, appealed for calm following a wave of attack and counter attacks on Nigerians national ripping through Rustenburg in the North West. “We are not fighting against foreign nationals, the war is against drug trafficking and human trafficking, the war is on drug, we ... dignity
... in Rustenburg is more important than ever to ensure that we become our brother's keeper in an attempt to stop the continuation of workers being attacked." There have been a number of attacks on NUM officials, as well as branch leaders from its rival union AMCU on the platinum belt as strong inter-union ... dignity
Gold miner Sibanye has grown into one of the world's largest platinum producers since listing in 2013, snapping up the whole of Aquarius Platinum, the Rustenburg mines of Anglo American Platinum and Stillwater Mining. The bid for Lonmin, the world's third-largest platinum miner, will thrust Sibanye into ... dignity
Dr Shaheeda Essack, director of the registration of private higher education institution at the department of higher education and training (right) speaks with Robert Matarise principal of Sandton Technical College in Rustenburg. The college was shut down for operating illegally. PHOTO: Molaole Montsho/ ... dignity
He warned learners about drugs, saying drugs offer no future. Taxi operators were last week went on a rampage burning eight guest houses suspected of being drug dens and brothels. This was what they termed as a campaign to smoke out drug dealers to rid the platinum rich city of drugs and prostitution. dignity
Rustenburg - A 52-year-old man was arrested for allegedly defrauding people in Rustenburg, North West police said on Wednesday. Lieutenant Colonel Pelonomi Makau said the man was arrested on Tuesday, after a crime intelligence driven operation. "The suspect's arrest came after members ... dignity
A man was shot dead on Wednesday evening during a protest at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine in Rustenburg, North West police have said. Colonel Adele Myburgh told News24 that the incident was reported to the police at 20:40 on Wednesday evening. In a statement, the Royal Bafokeng ... dignity
A PERSON was shot dead last night at the premises of the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM), which is owned by Royal Bafokeng Platinum ... a period of protest action, RBPlat said it noted “… widespread protest action currently underway in the Rustenburg area unrelated to mining issues”. dignity
Rustenburg - Calm appeared to have been restored in Rustenburg on Thursday as police patrolled the area where unrest broke out on Wednesday. Six buildings were torched, but foreign nationals feared more violence might break out last night and today. While it was business as usual for businesses ... dignity
Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian Union of South Africa, said Nigerian residents who contacted the organisation had been complaining since Sunday of constant threats, allegedly by local taxi drivers. “It was being alleged by these men that some of the people being attacked were peddling drugs to ... dignity
RUSTENBURG - The Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula condemned incidents of vigilantism that occurred in Rustenburg, which saw six properties being torched this week. Officials and local taxi groups met on Thursday, after violence broke out, during which properties occupied mainly by foreign nationals ... dignity
Taxi operators, residents want 'drug dealers' out of Rustenburg. South Africa; Thursday 11 January 2018 - 6:54pm. The situation is calm but uneasy in Rustenburg following the torching of at least six properties, believed to be drug dens and brothels. NORTH WEST - Taxi operators and residents in the North West town of ... dignity
An 18-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were arrested in Rustenburg on December 29. They appeared in court on January 2 and their case was postponed to January 5 for bail application, together with the other five suspects arrested earlier. Aaron Sithole, 23, Koos Strydom, 53, Alex Mudau, 36, ... dignity
A 29-year-old man accused of possessing explosive gel and stolen vehicles as well as robbery will appear in the Rustenburg magistrate's court on Thursday to apply for bail, police said. Tumisang Gama has already appeared twice in court since his arrest on December 24 following an investigation after ... dignity
On Thursday, 04 January 2018, a 29-year-old Tumisang Gama is expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrates' Court for formal bail application hearing on charges of possession of explosive gels, business robbery, and two counts of possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles. The accused has ... dignity
Rustenburg - Actress and comedienne Tumi Morake and her family were injured in an accident on their way to Sun City. According to reports, the collision happened on the R556 on the outskirts of Rustenburg in the North West. She was among 10 people injured and paramedics transported them to ... dignity
Potchefstroom — The fight against drug trafficking in the province gained successes when Rustenburg K9 Unit apprehended two men aged 28 and 66 for possession of dagga at approximately 12:00 on Thursday, 28 December 2017 along N4 road in Rustenburg. The suspects' arrest came after K9 Unit ... dignity
Police investigating killings in the North West platinum belt were reprimanded by a Brits Magistrate's Court on Friday for shoddy investigations. ... He was arrested on December 8 for the attempted murder case in Wonderkop, but the prosecutors at the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court refused to place his case ... dignity
Two people, an adult and a child, were killed in a collision on the R24 approximately 10 kilometres outside Rustenburg on Monday morning. ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said shortly before 8 am paramedics, fire services and other emergency services arrived at the collision scene where they ... dignity
Rustenburg - At least seven people were shot and wounded after security guards allegedly fired rubber bullets and live ammunition at them at a residential estate in Rustenburg on Tuesday. Residents at Waterkloof Hills Estate also known as Nkandla alleged the Royal Bafokeng Platinum mine's security ... dignity
Rustenburg - Drama erupted at special council meeting in Rustenburg on Monday, where councillors exchanged heated words, wagged fingers at each other and nearly punched each other. The meeting was called to appoint the acting director of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) amongst others. dignity
Sexual violence is a major problem in South Africa, with studies showing that up to one in four women have been raped in their lifetime. ... and MSF partnered to establish Kgomotso Care Centre in the Boitekong Community Health Centre in the Rustenburg Local Municipality of Bojanala Platinum District. dignity
Rustenburg - The Rustenburg local municipality in North West suspended two shop stewards for refusing to follow legal instruction and render service as required, the municipality said on Wednesday. The two allegedly refused to accept their suspension letters and also refused to vacate the municipal ... dignity
RUSTENBURG - Rustenburg was calm on Wednesday afternoon after a Nigerian man was stabbed and doused with petrol. Eyewitnesses said the Nigerian was delivering hair products at his hair salon on Bethlehem Drive when he was attacked and doused with petrol, but the police arrived at the time he ... dignity
Another issue considered was that most of the men did not have documents allowing them to be legally in South Africa. Prosecutor Walter Kutumela told the court that most of the accused had previous convictions of possession of drugs. “Although they are not facing drug related charges in this case, they ... dignity
On Tuesday, shops were closed during the bail application of 14 Nigerian men accused of public violence. They were denied bail at the Rustenburg Magistrate's Court after they told the court they would not be safe if granted bail. On February 9, Rustenburg was shut down as a angry crowd of about 5,000 ... dignity
Union Mine and MASA Chrome are located in South Africa's Limpopo and North West provinces. Anglo American Platinum CEO Chris Griffith said: “In addition to the sales of Pandora and Rustenburg, with the completion of Union, Anglo American Platinum has executed a core part of its strategy of ... dignity
Mahikeng – A man was shot dead on Wednesday evening during a protest at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine in Rustenburg, North West police ... In a statement, the Royal Bafokeng Platinum Mine (RBPM) said that more than 100 protesters had tried to gain access to a locked shaft on the mine. dignity


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