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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - South Africans in their thousands are looking forward to celebrate Easter long weekend from from this Friday, 3 April, to Monday, 6 April 2015. Though a well deserved long weekend and public holiday is always wonderful to recharge those batteries, it sometimes takes its toll. The newspaper industry, however, has to plan well to still entertain our readers and advertisers, as our deadlines are seriously affected... Our advertisers are requested to note, that Thursday, 2 April, is in effect already Monday 6 April as we will be losing both the Friday and Monday as a result of the long weekend.

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Update on water interruptions – Municipality

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The latest on the situation regarding water interruptions, says the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM), is that there are still instances where water supply is low to non-existent. RLM spokesman Thapelo Matebesi confirmed to the Rustenburg Herald amidst complaints regarding loss of water supply in some areas of Rustenburg that the RLM is aware that some areas of Rustenburg, especially high-lying areas, are still without water. “This is mainly due to low pressure and a pipe leak...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Consumers to pay 12% for electricity

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Power utility Eskom on Friday, 20 March, confirmed that a price increase will be implemented on 1 April 2015. “Eskom confirms that the price increase to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to Eskom direct customers is still 12.69% and for municipalities will be 14.25% from 1 July 2015 as approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) during November 2014,” Eskom said on Friday. Eskom said its current financial position, as a result of historical non-cost reflective tariffs and the lag in recovery of eligible expenditure, does not afford its balance sheet the ability to pre-fund further costs that are necessitated by a constrained power system...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Home Affairs to act against striking employees

RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Department of Home Affairs has warned that it will take disciplinary measures against employees threatening to down tools. Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said they have been reliably informed that some 6 000 employees have threatened to down tools as they are unhappy about the new working hours that are set to commence this week. “We therefore wish to send a warning to any official who participates in this illegal activity that the department will not hesitate to exercise its authority and deal decisively with those participating by taking disciplinary measures which may include dismissal,” Apleni warned on Sunday, 22 March...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Youths get 15 years each for kidnapping, murder

RUSTENBURG HERALD – PHOKENG – Three youths, Tshepo Bethel Maputo (26) Jocob Obakeng Lesele (27) and 28-year-old Lawrance Olebogeng Dlamini, have appeared in the Bafokeng Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 20 March, on charges of kidnapping and murder, the Rustenburg Herald was told on Tuesday, 24 March. According to police reports the three suspects were involved in a fight with a 21-year-old victim whom they had accused of allegedly trying to steal a car radio from the vehicle they were traveling in. The incident reportedly took place at a Phokeng liquor store...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - South Africans in their thousands are looking forward to celebrate Easter long weekend from from this Friday, 3 April, to Monday, 6 April 2015. Though a well deserved long weekend and public holiday is always wonderful to recharge those batteries, it sometimes takes its toll. The newspaper industry, however, has to plan well to still entertain our readers and advertisers, as our deadlines are seriously affected... Our advertisers are requested to note, that Thursday, 2 April, is in effect already Monday 6 April as we will be losing both the Friday and Monday as a result of the long weekend.

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Update on water interruptions – Municipality

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The latest on the situation regarding water interruptions, says the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM), is that there are still instances where water supply is low to non-existent. RLM spokesman Thapelo Matebesi confirmed to the Rustenburg Herald amidst complaints regarding loss of water supply in some areas of Rustenburg that the RLM is aware that some areas of Rustenburg, especially high-lying areas, are still without water. “This is mainly due to low pressure and a pipe leak...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Home Affairs to act against striking employees

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Department of Home Affairs has warned that it will take disciplinary measures against employees threatening to down tools. Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni said they have been reliably informed that some 6 000 employees have threatened to down tools as they are unhappy about the new working hours that are set to commence this week. “We therefore wish to send a warning to any official who participates in this illegal activity that the department will not hesitate to exercise its authority and deal decisively with those participating by taking disciplinary measures which may include dismissal,” Apleni warned on Sunday, 22 March...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Bergsig Crossing finally open

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - Construction of probably one of the most significant road traffic projects in Rustenburg of the past decade and perhaps second only to the N4 Bakwena Toll Road - the infamous Bergsig crossing project - was finally concluded last Friday and opened to traffic. Spanning a construction period of 11 months and a budget of no less than R7.5 million, the Bergsig Crossing Project formed part of an extended upgrading project of Rustenburg's uptown CBD area following literally hundreds of applications for rezoning and the establishment of dozens of new businesses in the area...

To read the full story, read page 6 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Police constable appears in court

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – LEHURUTSHE – “We made it clear in the past that dishonesty will not be tolerated in the South African Police Service (SAPS), and we will continue to deal harshly with our own members who commit crime.” These were the words of North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo, regarding a police constable who has appeared in the Lehurutshe Magistrates Court for the alleged theft of air conditioners, a fire extinguisher – and a light...

To read the full story, read page 8 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Consumers to pay 12% for electricity

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Power utility Eskom on Friday, 20 March, confirmed that a price increase will be implemented on 1 April 2015. “Eskom confirms that the price increase to be implemented on 1 April 2015 to Eskom direct customers is still 12.69% and for municipalities will be 14.25% from 1 July 2015 as approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) during November 2014,” Eskom said on Friday. Eskom said its current financial position, as a result of historical non-cost reflective tariffs and the lag in recovery of eligible expenditure, does not afford its balance sheet the ability to pre-fund further costs that are necessitated by a constrained power system...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Youths get 15 years each for kidnapping, murder

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – PHOKENG – Three youths, Tshepo Bethel Maputo (26) Jocob Obakeng Lesele (27) and 28-year-old Lawrance Olebogeng Dlamini, have appeared in the Bafokeng Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 20 March, on charges of kidnapping and murder, the Rustenburg Herald was told on Tuesday, 24 March. According to police reports the three suspects were involved in a fight with a 21-year-old victim whom they had accused of allegedly trying to steal a car radio from the vehicle they were traveling in. The incident reportedly took place at a Phokeng liquor store...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Taxi driver transports goats, gets arrested

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – PHOKENG – A 39-year-old taxi driver from Robega Village near Phokeng was arrested for transporting animals. The driver and his two accomplices were allegedly found in Mafenya Village whilst trying to sell the five goats. According to Phokeng SAPS spokesman, Constable Kabelo Phetabosigo, an information driven operation led detectives from Phokeng Stock Theft Unit to Mafenya village whereby several cases of stock theft has previously been reported...

To read the full story, read page 8 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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Beware of imposters posing as police

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTNBURG - Earlier in 2015, a couple were almost hijacked outside a school in Pretoria by two men dressed as police officers. Despite dramatic cell phone footage of the incident doing the rounds online, the criminals have yet to be identified. An abandoned vehicle was later found in Tembisa, containing police vests and jackets, a blue light and two R5 rifles that were used in the attempt. Unfortunately stories like these can build mistrust and suspicion amongst citizens, particularly drivers. According to Elmarie Twilley, spokesperson for Afrikaans insurance company, Virseker: “It’s important to remember that although we are held to the laws of South Africa, especially on the road, we are also entitled to certain citizen’s rights...

To read the full story, read page 9 of our 27 March 2015 issue.

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