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RUSTENBURG - “Even though we have experienced low water levels in reservoirs in Thlabane, GG and Oukasie in particular recently due to repairs and modifications done at the Thlabane lower reservoir on the 18th October 2014, the situation has improved remarkably, with 90% level at Thlabane West”, says Mr Thapelo Matebesig - head Communications of the Rustenburg Municipality. “As for other parts of the greater Rustenburg, such as Cashan, Boschdal, Booster, Safarituine, Tierkloof, Geelhout and the Industrial site, the levels have been quite satisfactory, ranging between 50% to 90% in our reservoirs.

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Do we practice what we preach?

This fire hydrant on the corner of Dawes and Tuin Street in Ooseinde was left running for very close ten hours on Monday night/Tuesday morning allowing several thousand litres of precious water to go to waste. A consumer noticing the running hydrant on Tuesday morning immediately contacted the Rustenburg Municipality to report the “leak” at exactly 08:19. To her surprise the caller learned that the hydrant has been running since midnight as it has already been reported at approximately 24:00. on Monday. When asked what kept them for so long the caller was told “we have no plumber...” 

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Ethiopian businessman, wife robbed by “bogus cops”

RUSTENBURG – Another case involving “bogus cops” was reported by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Rustenburg during the morning hours of Tuesday, 21 October, following a house robbery at 162 Santolina Avenue, Geelhout Park. According to Sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi of Corporate Communications: Rustenburg SAPS a 45-year-old Ethiopian National and his 30-year-old wife were attacked and robbed by four armed suspects allegedly posing as police officials in their home on Tuesday. The three of the suspects were armed with rifles and the fourth with a pistol and were wearing reflective vests, similar to those worn by SAPS members... The suspects fled the scene in a white BMW. Anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Brander on 014 590 4258 or 082 338 3070...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue

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SA Govt foils R140-million Aquarius deal

RUSTENBURG - Efforts by Aquarius Platinum to ease pressure on its balance sheet and grow the business has been dealt a blow by the South African government which failed to provide approvals ahead of a R410-million asset sale. The R5-billion company said in an announcement that a proposal to sell its Blue Ridge and Sheba’s Ridge platinum prospects to a consortium lead by China National Arts & Crafts Corporation had been extended on nine occasions to allow for approvals...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Municipality takes Yarona bus to the people

RUSTENBURG – Following the successful launch of the Ya Rona (It is ours) brand name and logo for what was formerly known as the Rustenburg Rapid Transport public service, the Rustenburg Local Municipality will be taking buses around all wards to showcase the brand. While not the exact buses, the tender for the actual buses will be handed out in early 2015. Obed Moleele of the RRT comments, “The buses are on loan from two bus companies and we really wanted to use the buses to showcase the Yarona brand for residents...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Latest on Rustenburg water situation

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RUSTENBURG - “Even though we have experienced low water levels in reservoirs in Thlabane, GG and Oukasie in particular recently due to repairs and modifications done at the Thlabane lower reservoir on the 18th October 2014, the situation has improved remarkably, with 90% level at Thlabane West”, says Mr Thapelo Matebesig - head Communications of the Rustenburg Municipality. “As for other parts of the greater Rustenburg, such as Cashan, Boschdal, Booster, Safarituine, Tierkloof, Geelhout and the Industrial site, the levels have been quite satisfactory, ranging between 50% to 90% in our reservoirs.

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Do we practice what we preach?

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This fire hydrant on the corner of Dawes and Tuin Street in Ooseinde was left running for very close ten hours on Monday night/Tuesday morning allowing several thousand litres of precious water to go to waste. A consumer noticing the running hydrant on Tuesday morning immediately contacted the Rustenburg Municipality to report the “leak” at exactly 08:19. To her surprise the caller learned that the hydrant has been running since midnight as it has already been reported at approximately 24:00. on Monday. When asked what kept them for so long the caller was told “we have no plumber...” 

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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SA Govt foils R140-million Aquarius deal

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RUSTENBURG - Efforts by Aquarius Platinum to ease pressure on its balance sheet and grow the business has been dealt a blow by the South African government which failed to provide approvals ahead of a R410-million asset sale. The R5-billion company said in an announcement that a proposal to sell its Blue Ridge and Sheba’s Ridge platinum prospects to a consortium lead by China National Arts & Crafts Corporation had been extended on nine occasions to allow for approvals...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Committee puts Foster Care under microscope

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RUSTENBURG – A growing demand for foster care placements over the years and the limited resources to respond to the need have prompted the Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini, to appoint a ministerial committee to investigate issues surrounding foster care. The purpose of foster care is to provide care and protection to children in a nurturing, safe and healthy environment. Provincial governments have to ensure that the foster care orders issued are managed effectively by ensuring that the orders are extended on time, ensuring the legality of placements and the continuation of foster care grants...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Hitchhikers beware

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RUSTENBURG – As was reported in this week’s issue of Rustenburg Herald sister publication, Bonus, the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Phokeng have issued a stern warning to members of the public who make use of hitchhiking spots as a method of transportation. The warning comes after several cases involving hitchhikers were reported to the SAPS. Hitchhiking victims are allegedly picked up by suspects who take them on the wrong routes and to secluded areas where they are subsequently robbed. According to Phokeng SAPS spokesperson Constable Kabelo Phetabosigo, hitchhikers making use of hitchhiking spots which include the intersection leaving Rustenburg near the Taxi Rank, the intersection which turns off to Phokeng from the R104 Swartruggens Road, as well as all routes going to Johannesburg, should take extra care...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Ethiopian businessman, wife robbed by “bogus cops”

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RUSTENBURG – Another case involving “bogus cops” was reported by the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Rustenburg during the morning hours of Tuesday, 21 October, following a house robbery at 162 Santolina Avenue, Geelhout Park. According to Sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi of Corporate Communications: Rustenburg SAPS a 45-year-old Ethiopian National and his 30-year-old wife were attacked and robbed by four armed suspects allegedly posing as police officials in their home on Tuesday. The three of the suspects were armed with rifles and the fourth with a pistol and were wearing reflective vests, similar to those worn by SAPS members... The suspects fled the scene in a white BMW. Anyone with information can contact Warrant Officer Brander on 014 590 4258 or 082 338 3070...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue

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Municipality takes Yarona bus to the people

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RUSTENBURG – Following the successful launch of the Ya Rona (It is ours) brand name and logo for what was formerly known as the Rustenburg Rapid Transport public service, the Rustenburg Local Municipality will be taking buses around all wards to showcase the brand. While not the exact buses, the tender for the actual buses will be handed out in early 2015. Obed Moleele of the RRT comments, “The buses are on loan from two bus companies and we really wanted to use the buses to showcase the Yarona brand for residents...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Police find infant’s body in dumping site

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SWARTRUGGENS – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Swartruggens are currently investigating an Inquest case following the discovery of the body of an infant at a dumping site near Swartruggens on Friday, 17 October, at about 12:45. After people searching around for used and discarded items in the rubbish found the body, the police were alerted, who upon arrival found the infant wearing a blue vest wrapped with a yellow blanket and a pair of disposable nappies in a red refuse plastic...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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Matriculant drowns near Rustenburg

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RUSTENBURG – An entire matric class from a school near Lanseria in Gauteng are receiving trauma counselling after witnessing the drowning of one of their fellow pupils in a dam near Rustenburg on Sunday, 19 October, the national media reported this week. According to media reports, the Grade 12 learners were attending a study camp near Rustenburg in preparation of the final matriculation exams which start next week. It appears as though the student was playing soccer with his classmates when the ball ended up in the dam...

To read the full story, read our 24 October 2014 issue.

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