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Man skiet homself met .22 geweer in parkeer area

RUSTENBURG –Die etensuur op Donderdagmiddag, 28 Augustus, het verlede week meer as sy “normale” kwota drama opgelewer toe ‘n man homself ten aanskoue van talle lede van die publiek in die parkeerarea van ‘n bekende inkoopsentrum geskiet het… Corlia Spies van Rustenburg Herald het die voorval soos volg beskryf:

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Agri Eco September 2014

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Man skiet homself

RUSTENBURG - Vandag 28 Augustus 2014 om 13:00 het ‘n man sy eie lewe probeer neem op die parkeer terrein voor die Square Spar in Rustenburg. Hy het uit sy motor geklim, omtrent twee meter verder gestap en die .22 geweer op homself onder sy ken gerig en die skoot afgevuur. Hy is kort daarna hospitaal toe afgevoer per ambulans en was nog lewend.

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Iconic house burns after “explosion”

RUSTENBURG – Mr Curt Jones of number 14 in 4th Avenue, and perhaps Rustenburg as a whole, has suffered a great loss following the almost complete devastation of an iconic house when the residence burned down during the late hours of Wednesday night, 27 August. According to Mr Jones, the fire originated after a geyser allegedly “exploded”. Residents of the house, which was originally erected in 1972, looked on as the house was quickly reduced to nothing more than a pile of burnt up debris.

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22 Augustus 2014 issue

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Man skiet homself met .22 geweer in parkeer area

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RUSTENBURG –Die etensuur op Donderdagmiddag, 28 Augustus, het verlede week meer as sy “normale” kwota drama opgelewer toe ‘n man homself ten aanskoue van talle lede van die publiek in die parkeerarea van ‘n bekende inkoopsentrum geskiet het… Corlia Spies van Rustenburg Herald het die voorval soos volg beskryf:

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Man skiet homself

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RUSTENBURG - Vandag 28 Augustus 2014 om 13:00 het ‘n man sy eie lewe probeer neem op die parkeer terrein voor die Square Spar in Rustenburg. Hy het uit sy motor geklim, omtrent twee meter verder gestap en die .22 geweer op homself onder sy ken gerig en die skoot afgevuur. Hy is kort daarna hospitaal toe afgevoer per ambulans en was nog lewend.

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Petrol price expected to drop sharply

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RUSTENBURG – At last some relief! Despite reports that the petrol price may be rising after a few months of falling fuel prices, it seems that a price drop of as much as 79 cents a litre could be greeting motorists at the pumps from next week Wednesday (3 September). According to reports in the national media the fall in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) to 6.3 percent last month, in conjunction with falling international fuel prices could result in a large reprieve for motorists in September.

To read the full story, read our 29 August 2014 issue.

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Amcu vows to fight Amplats sale at commemoration

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RUSTENBURG – The leader of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu), Joseph Mathunjwa, has allegedly vowed to fight against the selling of Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Rustenburg operations on Saturday, 16 August. Instead, Mathunjwa believes the mines must go to the workers, who will keep platinum from being exported, create jobs in South Africa and “fight fire with fire”. 

To read the full story, read our 29 August 2014 issue.

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Thabazimbi-familie op plaas aangeval

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Deur Hannes Coetzee: THABAZIMBI - `n Thabazimbi-familie is op Sondag, 24 Augustus 2014 teen ongeveer 19:30 deur vier gewapende mans aangeval op hulle plaas net buite Thabazimbi. Dié familie bly op die Thaba Motswere plaas op die Rooibokkraalpad. Die familie was op pad terug van Thabazimbi af toe die man, sy vrou en hul dogter voor die plaashek gestop het om die hek oop te maak. Die man was genader deur vier onbekende gewapende mans. Die verdagtes het die ma en dogter geforseer om agter op hul bakkie te gaan sit, waarna twee van die verdagtes hulle aangehou het en hulle met vuurwapens gedreig het... Al die slagoffers het ongedeerd daarvan afgekom...

To read the full story, read our 29 August 2014 issue.

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Iconic house burns after “explosion”

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RUSTENBURG – Mr Curt Jones of number 14 in 4th Avenue, and perhaps Rustenburg as a whole, has suffered a great loss following the almost complete devastation of an iconic house when the residence burned down during the late hours of Wednesday night, 27 August. According to Mr Jones, the fire originated after a geyser allegedly “exploded”. Residents of the house, which was originally erected in 1972, looked on as the house was quickly reduced to nothing more than a pile of burnt up debris.

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Rabies warning after deaths recorded in Mogwase

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RUSTENBURG – During a visit to the State Veterinary Department in Rustenburg earlier this month, the Rustenburg Herald was informed that a rabies outbreak has been recorded in the informal settlements in and around Rustenburg and Mogwase. According to Animal Health Technician, Arnolia Badenhorst, several cases of rabies have been recorded in Mogwase and a number of deaths have occurred. Residents of informal settlements and Rustenburg as a whole are urged to be careful.

To read the full story, read our 29 August 2014 issue.

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Lonmin could leave 5 700 jobless

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RUSTENBURG – Platinum producer Lonmin is allegedly looking at getting rid of about 21% of its South African workforce following reports its drive to restore profits following the devastating five-month wage strike earlier this year could see 5 700 workers losing their jobs. According to reports in the national media, the restructuring plan could see the closure of between four and six of Lonmin’s 11 shafts. This follows warning in June that the protracted platinum strike and low platinum prices could mean “restructuring of [Lonmin] has become inevitable”.

To read the full story, read our 29 August 2014 issue.

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Acid spillage causes concern

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RUSTENBURG – An acid spillage in Cobalt Street in Rustenburg’s Industrial Area on Wednesday, 20 August, caused much concern amongst the residents using the road who feared the fluid may have a negative impact on their vehicles’ tyres. However, according to Mr Andre van Soelen, the owner of the company which was allegedly responsible for the acid spillage, there was no reason to be worried. 

To read the full story, read our 29 August 2014 issue.

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