900 not our employees – Aquarius

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Members of the Ikemeleng Informal Settlement located near Kroondal have handed Aquarius Platinum an ultimatum: either reinstate the 900 employees “unfairly” dismissed in 2009 or face having the mine be made “ungovernable”. Yet, according to the mine, the 900 employees were not employed by Aquarius. Following a march by Ikemeleng as well as Phuwane Informal Settlement residents, which took place on Thursday, 23 April, during which a memorandum of demands was handed to the management of Aquarius Kroondal, the Rustenburg Herald has been told the 900 workers were not employees of the mine but instead that of a contractor...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Power supply interruption “not load shedding”

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – On Tuesday, 28 April, at approximately 11:00 the power in large parts of Rustenburg was interrupted, with residents informing the Rustenburg Herald of areas including Rustenburg North and Cashan Extensions going without power. However, according to Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) spokesman Thapelo Matebesi, the interruption was not due to load shedding. “Our technicians have noted the problem and are currently working on the situation,” Matebesi told the Rustenburg Herald on Tuesday...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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“Moses Kotane” sal biljoene kos sê DA

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Volgens Chris Hattingh van die DA in die Noordwes sal die naamsverandering van die provinsie na “Moses Kotane” soos deur die NW-regering voorgestel is, na bewering biljoene rande kos, geld wat die DA beweer die provinsie nie het nie...

To read the full story, read page 8 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Smart ID card applications to be piloted at banks

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Department of Home Affairs announced last week that it is ready to pilot eChannel, its new innovative system that will allow citizens to apply for their smart ID cards from the comfort of their homes. Mpho Moloi, the department’s Chief Director for Channel Management, said all systems are in place to roll out the pilot project that will also allow customers to walk into their nearest bank to apply for their smart ID cards. “FNB and Standard bank have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding and have provided a site each and envisage to go on-line in May...

To read the full story, read page 13 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Horror train crash claims at least one victim - more than 80 injured and 200 treated

RUSTENBURG HERALD - DENVER, JOHANNESBURG - Some 241 patients have been treated for shock and light to serious injuries by paramedics while one person was killed in a horror train crash early on Tuesday morning at the Denver Train Station in Johannesburg. This crash - the worst in the South Africa nrail history in a very long time, was caused by two trains crashing into each other. At least one man has been killed and roughly 80 others injured this morning when two trains collided at the Denver train station in Johannesburg South.

To read the full story, read page 16 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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900 not our employees – Aquarius

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Members of the Ikemeleng Informal Settlement located near Kroondal have handed Aquarius Platinum an ultimatum: either reinstate the 900 employees “unfairly” dismissed in 2009 or face having the mine be made “ungovernable”. Yet, according to the mine, the 900 employees were not employed by Aquarius. Following a march by Ikemeleng as well as Phuwane Informal Settlement residents, which took place on Thursday, 23 April, during which a memorandum of demands was handed to the management of Aquarius Kroondal, the Rustenburg Herald has been told the 900 workers were not employees of the mine but instead that of a contractor...

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Power supply interruption “not load shedding”

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – On Tuesday, 28 April, at approximately 11:00 the power in large parts of Rustenburg was interrupted, with residents informing the Rustenburg Herald of areas including Rustenburg North and Cashan Extensions going without power. However, according to Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) spokesman Thapelo Matebesi, the interruption was not due to load shedding. “Our technicians have noted the problem and are currently working on the situation,” Matebesi told the Rustenburg Herald on Tuesday...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Smart ID card applications to be piloted at banks

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Department of Home Affairs announced last week that it is ready to pilot eChannel, its new innovative system that will allow citizens to apply for their smart ID cards from the comfort of their homes. Mpho Moloi, the department’s Chief Director for Channel Management, said all systems are in place to roll out the pilot project that will also allow customers to walk into their nearest bank to apply for their smart ID cards. “FNB and Standard bank have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding and have provided a site each and envisage to go on-line in May...

To read the full story, read page 13 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Koster dairy farmer guilty of animal cruelty

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – According to the National Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty (NSPCA) Rasie de Jager of the Kortfontein dairy farm in Koster, situated in the North West Province, submitted an admission of guilt to the Court relating to the charges laid against him by the National Council of SPCAs. De Jager has been fined R2 000 and now has a criminal record, the NSPCA stated on its website. De Jager was charged in terms of the Animals Protection Act following a series of incidents in 2013...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 24 April 2015 issue.

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“SA cannot be ruled by group of young people”

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – “We cannot be ruled by a group of young people terrorising our people.” These are the words of Bophone Bophirima Community Safety and Transport Management MEC Gaoage Molapisi, who has called on stakeholders and community representatives to work with government in dealing with criminal activities in their jurisdictions. This follows MEC’s recent strategic meeting with South African Police Service and councillors at the Orkney District Municipality Chamber, followed by the meeting with different stakeholders who were concerned by the gangsters and the killing...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 24 April 2015 issue.

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“Moses Kotane” sal biljoene kos sê DA

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Volgens Chris Hattingh van die DA in die Noordwes sal die naamsverandering van die provinsie na “Moses Kotane” soos deur die NW-regering voorgestel is, na bewering biljoene rande kos, geld wat die DA beweer die provinsie nie het nie...

To read the full story, read page 8 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Horror train crash claims at least one victim - more than 80 injured and 200 treated

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - DENVER, JOHANNESBURG - Some 241 patients have been treated for shock and light to serious injuries by paramedics while one person was killed in a horror train crash early on Tuesday morning at the Denver Train Station in Johannesburg. This crash - the worst in the South Africa nrail history in a very long time, was caused by two trains crashing into each other. At least one man has been killed and roughly 80 others injured this morning when two trains collided at the Denver train station in Johannesburg South.

To read the full story, read page 16 of our 1 May 2015 issue.

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Presumed Amcu member shot, killed

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – PHOKENG – The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Phokeng are investigating a case of murder after a 38-year-old man, believed to be a member of the Association of Metalworkers and Construction Union, was shot and killed on Sunday, 19 April 2015 at around 02:00 at Luka village. According to NW SAPS spokesman, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane, it is alleged that four male patrons were inside the tavern when one of them broke an empty beer bottle. “The shop assistant allegedly tried to call him to order and wanted to know why he was breaking the bottle,” Ngubane explains...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 24 April 2015 issue.

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Executive Mayor speaks out against Xenophobia

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Like many other leaders from a variety of fronts in South Africa, such as, political, religious, civic movements, NGO’s and business, the Executive Mayor of Rustenburg, Cllr Mpho Khunou, has condemned violent acts of Xenophobia which have plagued the country in the past few weeks. “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, regardless of their country of origin, as encapsulated in the Freedom Charter and protected by the Constitution of the Republic. Therefore, all people are one humanity in South Africa as part of the global village. Their right to life is protected by the Constitution. This means the rights of foreign nationals in our country are protected...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 24 April 2015 issue.

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