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Rescuers work through weekend to save trapped man

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RUSTENBURG – Rescue operations carried on from Friday, 19 September, until the early hours of Sunday afternoon, 21 September, as emergency services personnel attempted to free a man who had been caught between two boulders on the Magaliesberg Mountains near the Kloof resort. Commander of Corporate Communications for the South African Police Services (SAPS) in Rustenburg, Captain Elsabé Augoustides, told the Rustenburg Herald that the man, who has been identified as 26-year-old Tsenolo Shadrack Rasello, had climbed the mountain in order to pray. 

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Water restrictions imposed

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RUSTENBURG - The Rustenburg Local Municipality hereby informs residents of the following areas: (Cashan extensions, Safari Garden extensions, Boschdal extension, Protea Park extensions, Kloof, Bo-Dorp, Rustenburg CBD, Waterval extensions, Waterval East extensions, Azalea Park, Waterkloof extensions, Marikana, Tlhabane, Tlhabane West, Geelhout Park Extensions) that water restrictions are in effect immediately. Due to the current high temperatures and dry weather experienced in recent weeks water consumption in Rustenburg has increased drastically and above the capacity to deliver water. This could result in the shortage of water in high-lying residential areas of Rustenburg. 

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Extremely rare Zambian sable poached - youths in court soon...

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KOSTER - Two youths of which one is still a minor, are to appear in the Koster Magistrates Court on 2 October on charges of poaching. The two boys were arrested after a shocking incident of the poaching of a rare Zambian Sable antelope at the Iwamanzi Game Lodge just outside Koster on 5 August. Rustenburg Herald erroneously reported that the boys were apprehended after the killing of a “Goue Blouwildebeest” earlier. It was established however that the specimen in question was in fact an extremely rare Zambian Sable antelope to the value of at least R1.2 million...

To read the full story, read our 26 September 2014 issue.

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20-jarige gearresteer na polisie vuurwapen vind

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RUSTENBURG – ‘n 20-jarige inwoner van die Sondela informele woongebied naby Boitekong buite Rustenburg is op Vrydag, 19 September, gearresteer toe die Suid-Afrikaanse Polisiedienste (SAPD) ‘n vuurwapen in sy huis gekry het. Volgens inligting op die SAPD se webtuiste het lede van die Platinum Belt-operasie ‘n wenk oor ‘n ontwettige vuurwapen ontvang...

To read the full story, read our 26 September 2014 issue.

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Police Station Commander acquitted on charges

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RUSTENBURG - A former Station Commander of the Swartruggens Police Station, Captain Jerry Mpapo, was acquitted in a criminal prosecution in the local Regional Court on 11 September 2014. It was alleged in the charge sheet that Capt Mpapo was in unlawful possession of illicit goods, to wit 27 master cases of cigarettes (270 000 in total) on 5 April 2012 in Swartruggens, in contravention of certain sections of the Customs and Exercise Act. It was further alleged that the total loss to the country, due to the offence, was approximately R201 500.00.

To read the full story, read our 12 September 2014 issue.

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Water losses in Rustenburg - who will take responsibility?

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RUSTENBURG - “Water losses in Rustenburg is a rolling stone that is gaining momentum as it is continuing to get more and more out of hand. At a recent council meeting the distribution losses were referred back after a loss of 75% has been reported in the monthly indicators report, representing a monetary value in excess of R300 million per year”, says Mr Joubert van Wyk Head of Service Delivery Standards at Munwatch. “For instance, if a cashier at a supermarket is balancing the cash with the daily sales and there is a cash shortage it is usually expected from the cashier to pay a shortage in. At the municipality it seems that nobody is being held accountable for the water losses.

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Hierdie “ekonomiese” leeu loop dalk nie

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RUSTENBURG – “Daar is nie ‘n leeu los in die Derby-, Boons-omgewing nie.” Dit is die woorde van ‘n woordvoerder van die departement van gemeenskap- omgewing- en landbou-ontwikkeling aan die Rustenburg Herald verlede week tydens ‘n gesprek oor gerugte dat ‘n leeu naby Rustenburg gesien is. Volgens die woordvoerder sou dit die mees “ekonomiese” leeu ooit wees, indien hy wel in die omgewing was.

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Police nab notorious Zimbabwean twins

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RUSTENBURG – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Phokeng’s net has closed down on the notorious “Zimbabwean twins” who have been terrorising the communities around Rustenburg. The pair was being sought after following a spate of crimes including housebreakings, business burglaries and robberies. Members of the Provincial Task Team deployed for the Operation Platinum Belt arrested the first suspect on Thursday night, 11 September, at Chaneng in Phokeng.

To read the full story, read our 12 September 2014 issue.

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Royal Bafokeng Platinum welcomes new home-owners

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RUSTENBURG – It is difficult not to get excited when one truly sees what the Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) are creating as part of its Employee Home Ownership Scheme at the Waterfall Hills Estate next to the N4. On Tuesday, 16 September, RBPlat along with the employees who are already staying in the units at Waterfall Hills Estate celebrated the completion of the first phase of the project. As part of phase one a total of 442 units have been built but this is only the beginning.

To read the full story, read our 12 September 2014 issue.

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