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Trees uprooted in violent storm

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Damages to hundreds of thousands of rand were incurred to Rustenburg properties, public infrastructure and vehicles when a violent thunderstorm coinciding with storm winds hit Rustenburg at approximately 20:00 on Thursday evening. On Friday morning Rustenburg's residential areas resembled a battle ground as collapsed walls, uprooted trees, shattered windows and foliage were strewn all over town. Meantime temperature soaring into the high 30s were forecast for the weekend.

Jabulani dances troubles away...

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In recent weeks this “puppet master” (Jabulani Simango) has been performing at Sun City entertaining crowds and dozens of fans with his amazing talent and brought his popular “Pantsula Puppets” to the stage. The puppets are styled and perform the Pantsula dance to perfection. Jabulani invariably manages to draw large crowds and keep them entertained for hours. Kids in particular interact with the puppets and just love their act. Jabulani is performing at Sun Central, Sun City every Friday and Saturday. Great news is that Jabulani and his puppets are available for events at nursery schools, birthday parties, year-end functions or the like. Interested parties who can’t make it to the Pilanesberg in the weeks to come, are invited to contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here to view the video: https://youtu.be/PRmarOrhQXM

NW Health Administrator should be fired, says DA

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - MMABATHO - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in North West has expressed their concern about the staggering amount of R1.1 billion in accrued invoices that will be carried over to the Department of Health’s 2020/21 financial year.
This, the party says, is placing strain on an already limited budget - and they are putting the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Administrator, Jeanette Hunter.

Covid-19 reported at Capitec Bank, Waterfall Mall: Update

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG – As reported in this week’s edition of the Rustenburg Herald, page 3, the branch of Capitec Bank at the Waterfall Mall recently reported a case of Corona virus. According to a statement by the management of the mall, on 29 May, the branch was closed immediately after an employee tested positive for the virus. The Rustenburg Herald on Thursday (4 June) visited the branch only to find that it was still closed, and will remain closed until further notice.

Rustenburg: Inperking Week 3

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Dié weermagvoertuie is omstreeks 15:00 Dinsdagmiddag (14 April) by die Platinum Square sentrum opgemerk waar hulle, in polisieteenwoordigheid, besig was om ‘n tent op te slaan. Rustenburg Herald kon teen druktyd nog nie uitklaring kry oor wat die situasie daar is nie.
To read the full story, read our 16 April 2020 issue.

Murder suspect sentenced

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - The Rustenburg Regional Court has sentenced James "Bravo" Maeso (28) for murder -15 years - and robbery with aggravating circumstances - 15 years on Monday (14 October).
To read the full story, read our 18 October 2019 issue.

Severe emergency water restrictions implemented

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RUSTENBURG HERALD- RUSTENBURG- The Rustenburg Local Municipality after meeting stakeholders have decided to implement water restrictions from Tuesday (15 October) for all Rustenburg areas. "Currently the command reservoirs have no spare capacity; no available water which can be used as contingency supply to residents, business and industries in the event that normal storage supply is depleted. 
To read the full story, read our 18 October 2019 issue.

Load shedding implemented

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - Please note that there is a possibility of load shedding starting from Wednesday (16 October). Consumers are urged to please use electricity wisely and sparingly. Early on Wednesday morning the Rustenburg Local Municipality issued a statement saying that an Eskom Power System Emergency has been declared
To read the full story, read our 18 October 2019 issue.