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RUSTENBURG - The Rustenburg Municipality has an enormous water crisis on its hands. During the past two weeks the Municipality has been inundated with calls from the Rustenburg public of households that have run out of water. Make sure you that you read the municipality’s response in several water related articles in this edition. But did you know that free water is available at fire hydrants around Rustenburg?

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Truck with illegals impounded

RUSTENBURG - A suspicious looking truck was impounded and some 50 unknown and undocumented people arrested on the spot in a law enforcement operation by members of Rustenburg Police, Public Safety and Security last week. On Thursday morning, 9 October, members of the South African Police in partnership with Rustenburg Municipal Public Safety, Department of Health, Home Affairs and Bafokeng Reaction Force held sporadic road blocks across Rustenburg in relation with “World Food Security Day” which is celebrated worldwide. One of the aims of the operation was to concentrate on trucks/vehicles which transport food as to confirm whether they are adhering to the law...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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Snared leopard rescued, rehabilitated - baby cubs expected soon

RUSTENBURG - Brandy, a pregnant leopard that was illegally snared in the Magaliesberg earlier last month, has been successfully released back into the wild. Throughout her capture and treatment, the team involved has been determined to give her and the three cubs she is carrying the best possible chance of survival in the wild. It took the combined effort of the following organisations and sponsors to carry out this remarkable feat: John Power, Directorate: Biodiversity Management, North West Provincial Government...

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SAPS warn about wrapped money, out-of-vehicle theft

RUSTENBURG – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Rustenburg have once again urged the public to be on the lookout for suspects running a scam involving a handful of money wrapped in a rubber band. Suspects allegedly show the victim the money and convince him or her to follow them to a secluded place where the money can be shared. The victim is then forced into a vehicle by suspects posing as police officers. The SAPS in Rustenburg have received a number of similar cases and made a subsequent appeal to members of the community to guard against this practice not falling prey to the scam...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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Fatality at Royal Bafokeng Platinum South Shaft

RUSTENBURG – The Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) have announced that a Mr Refumane Petrose Kanono, a JIC contractor employee at its Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM) was fatally injured in an underground accident on Friday, 10 October. According to the RBPlat, Mr Kanono, who was employed as a Loco Operator, became trapped by a ventilation door during the morning shift on Friday. Although the exact cause of death is not given, it is assumed that he succumbed to the injuries sustained...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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There is water at these points...

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RUSTENBURG - The Rustenburg Municipality has an enormous water crisis on its hands. During the past two weeks the Municipality has been inundated with calls from the Rustenburg public of households that have run out of water. Make sure you that you read the municipality’s response in several water related articles in this edition. But did you know that free water is available at fire hydrants around Rustenburg?

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Truck with illegals impounded

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RUSTENBURG - A suspicious looking truck was impounded and some 50 unknown and undocumented people arrested on the spot in a law enforcement operation by members of Rustenburg Police, Public Safety and Security last week. On Thursday morning, 9 October, members of the South African Police in partnership with Rustenburg Municipal Public Safety, Department of Health, Home Affairs and Bafokeng Reaction Force held sporadic road blocks across Rustenburg in relation with “World Food Security Day” which is celebrated worldwide. One of the aims of the operation was to concentrate on trucks/vehicles which transport food as to confirm whether they are adhering to the law...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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SAPS warn about wrapped money, out-of-vehicle theft

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RUSTENBURG – The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Rustenburg have once again urged the public to be on the lookout for suspects running a scam involving a handful of money wrapped in a rubber band. Suspects allegedly show the victim the money and convince him or her to follow them to a secluded place where the money can be shared. The victim is then forced into a vehicle by suspects posing as police officers. The SAPS in Rustenburg have received a number of similar cases and made a subsequent appeal to members of the community to guard against this practice not falling prey to the scam...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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Magaliesberg amputee dies

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RUSTENBURG – The man who was saved after being trapped on the Magaliesberg Mountains for almost an entire weekend has, according to reports in the national media, succumbed to his wounds and died at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital. Reports in the media claimed last week that 26-year-old Shadrack Rasello had been pronounced dead at the hospital. He had allegedly been on life-support and his family did not want to switch off the machines. The exact cause of death is unknown...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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RRT come to halt over contractor strike?

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RUSTENBURG – On Tuesday, 14 October, the Rustenburg Herald was at the scene on the corner of Beneden and Buiten Street where the workers of the main contractor in charge of the construction on the R510 to Boitekong as part of the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) project had embarked on an illegal strike. According to John, man claiming to represent the striking workers, the employees of the contractor have become disgruntled due to wage issues and with the way they are allegedly being treated by management... Whilst on-site, the Rustenburg Herald was told that management had “run away from negotiations” and police were said to have fired rubber bullets at protesting workers...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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Snared leopard rescued, rehabilitated - baby cubs expected soon

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RUSTENBURG - Brandy, a pregnant leopard that was illegally snared in the Magaliesberg earlier last month, has been successfully released back into the wild. Throughout her capture and treatment, the team involved has been determined to give her and the three cubs she is carrying the best possible chance of survival in the wild. It took the combined effort of the following organisations and sponsors to carry out this remarkable feat: John Power, Directorate: Biodiversity Management, North West Provincial Government...

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Fatality at Royal Bafokeng Platinum South Shaft

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RUSTENBURG – The Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) have announced that a Mr Refumane Petrose Kanono, a JIC contractor employee at its Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine (BRPM) was fatally injured in an underground accident on Friday, 10 October. According to the RBPlat, Mr Kanono, who was employed as a Loco Operator, became trapped by a ventilation door during the morning shift on Friday. Although the exact cause of death is not given, it is assumed that he succumbed to the injuries sustained...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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Lonmin back at full production

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RUSTENBURG – As was reported in Rustenburg Herald sister publication, Bonus, platinum mining company Lonmin has after just two months successfully achieved completion of return to full production, much earlier than forecast. Lonmin explained that the successful ramp up was accelerated by earlier and stronger levels of employees returning to work resulting in rapid, safe and efficient return to production...

To read the full story, read our 17 October 2014 issue.

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Municipality announces urgent water restrictions

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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, Wateval 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...

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