Jackie Selebi dies in Pretoria hospital

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Reports in the national media claimed on Friday, 23 January, that former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital during the early hours of Friday morning. According to reports the 64-year-old has been battling with his health for the past few years following his conviction for corruption in 2010. Selebi was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for taking bribes from a convicted drug-dealer.

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Bheki Cele mislei die publiek oor plaasmoorde – AfriForum

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – AfriForum het die adjunkminister van Landbou, Bheki Cele, daarvan beskuldig dat hy die publiek mislei oor die werklikheid op Suid-Afrika se plase en dat hy die pleidooi van diegene wat hulle vir die prioritisering van plaasmoorde beywer, nie ernstig opneem nie. Dit volg nadat Cele verlede week tydens ’n mediakonferensie oor plaasmoorde uitgevra is, waarop hy geantwoord het dat mense moet ophou om van plaasmoorde ’n rasse-aangeleentheid te maak. Ernst Roets, adjunk uitvoerende hoof van AfriForum, het gesê dat Cele hierdie taktiek gebruik het om die ware omvang van die krisis te ontduik...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 26 January 2015 issue.

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Gruesome stabbing leaves victim unconscious

An unidentified male was violently assaulted and stabbed at around midday on Monday, 19 January, in the Northern Industrial area, allegedly whilst making his way from Zondela Informal Settlement to Zinniaville, the Rustenburg Herald learned earlier this week. According to Tlhabane SAPS spokesperson, Captain Philani Mvuna, the victim attempted to walk for a few kilometres before finally collapsing beside the road...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 23 January 2015 issue.

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Load shedding “still a reality” – Eskom

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – South Africans will have to brace themselves for continued load shedding as an electricity “shortage for the coming three years appears to be unavoidable”, according to Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Tshediso Matona. Matona addressed the media and subsequently the nation last week Thursday, 15 January, saying the country had just about exhausted the electricity reserve margin and any slight pressure might trigger power cuts. “The system will remain tight in summer...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 23 January 2015 issue.

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No change to situation - Northam Plats

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Strike-hit Northam Platinum announced on Tuesday, 20 January, that there has been no change at its Zonderiende Mine since it halted operations at the mine following an unprotected strike. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as well as the mine, was allegedly due to hand over a memorandum to works on Tuesday in an attempt to end the strike, the national press reported. 

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Jackie Selebi dies in Pretoria hospital

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Reports in the national media claimed on Friday, 23 January, that former National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi died in a Pretoria hospital during the early hours of Friday morning. According to reports the 64-year-old has been battling with his health for the past few years following his conviction for corruption in 2010. Selebi was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for taking bribes from a convicted drug-dealer.

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Bheki Cele mislei die publiek oor plaasmoorde – AfriForum

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – AfriForum het die adjunkminister van Landbou, Bheki Cele, daarvan beskuldig dat hy die publiek mislei oor die werklikheid op Suid-Afrika se plase en dat hy die pleidooi van diegene wat hulle vir die prioritisering van plaasmoorde beywer, nie ernstig opneem nie. Dit volg nadat Cele verlede week tydens ’n mediakonferensie oor plaasmoorde uitgevra is, waarop hy geantwoord het dat mense moet ophou om van plaasmoorde ’n rasse-aangeleentheid te maak. Ernst Roets, adjunk uitvoerende hoof van AfriForum, het gesê dat Cele hierdie taktiek gebruik het om die ware omvang van die krisis te ontduik...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 26 January 2015 issue.

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Load shedding “still a reality” – Eskom

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – South Africans will have to brace themselves for continued load shedding as an electricity “shortage for the coming three years appears to be unavoidable”, according to Eskom Chief Executive Officer, Tshediso Matona. Matona addressed the media and subsequently the nation last week Thursday, 15 January, saying the country had just about exhausted the electricity reserve margin and any slight pressure might trigger power cuts. “The system will remain tight in summer...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 23 January 2015 issue.

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Cable theft causing headaches

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – PHOKENG – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Phokeng have alerted community members to be on the look-out for cable thieves and not to allow themselves to fall victim to this kind of crime by taking necessary preventative measures. According to information from the Phokeng SAPS, culprits steal the cables which run from electricity outlets and poles to the houses of the victims. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Phokeng SAPS on (014) 566 1831 or (014) 566 1879 in order to assist in the arrest of these perpetrators. Callers may choose to remain anonymous...

To read the full story, read page 10 of our 23 January 2015 issue.

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Planned water interruptions across Rustenburg

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Rustenburg Local Municipality has informed residents of Rustenburg on its website on planned water interruptions which will be taking place in the coming weeks. Residents of Tlhabane (GG, Oukasie) are informed of the planned water supply interruption on Saturday, 18 January 2015. The interruption will last from 07:00 until 19:00 (12 hours). The interruption is necessary, the Municipality explains, as there will be phase two repair and modification work that will be done at Tlhabane Lower reservoir.

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Gruesome stabbing leaves victim unconscious

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An unidentified male was violently assaulted and stabbed at around midday on Monday, 19 January, in the Northern Industrial area, allegedly whilst making his way from Zondela Informal Settlement to Zinniaville, the Rustenburg Herald learned earlier this week. According to Tlhabane SAPS spokesperson, Captain Philani Mvuna, the victim attempted to walk for a few kilometres before finally collapsing beside the road...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 23 January 2015 issue.

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No change to situation - Northam Plats

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Strike-hit Northam Platinum announced on Tuesday, 20 January, that there has been no change at its Zonderiende Mine since it halted operations at the mine following an unprotected strike. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), as well as the mine, was allegedly due to hand over a memorandum to works on Tuesday in an attempt to end the strike, the national press reported. 

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Injured hiker rescued in Cederberg Kloof

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – A female hiker with a serious back injury had to be rescued from the Cederberg Kloof near the Mountain Sanctuary Park in Buffelspoort Valley on Saturday, 10 January, a Mountain Club of SA Search and Rescue spokesperson said. According to Dean van der Merwe of Mountain Club SA Search and Rescue, the unidentified female fell from one of the Magaliesberg gorges and seriously injured her back. Combined efforts from Mountain Search and Rescue, the Off Road Rescue Unit, Lonmin Proto Team and fellow climbers ensured that the woman could be rescued from the gorge...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 16 January 2015 issue.

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Amplats boasts increased performance

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Despite what it describes as a “challenging labour environment”, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) announced that its underlying operational performance for key assets for the past year (excluding the strike-impacted period) has improved. According to a statement, Amplats expects that it will deliver 1.8 million platinum ounces towards the end of its financial year, due mostly to the quick and successful revamp of its operations. It also expects its production guidance to increase to between 2.3 and 2.4 million ounces in 2015, 2.4 and 2.5 million in 2016 and 2.5 and 2.6 million ounces in 2017...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 16 January 2015 issue.

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