Rustenburg Municipality ignores Munsolve’s valid input

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - “Despite Munwatch supplying RLM with valuable input on the budget and tariffs, as well as case law on how public input should be dealt with, RLM has once again showed their utter disrespect for residents when not even tabling all our input, especially on tariffs, before Council, let alone consider it. Paying residents are but the milking cow for the majority of Councillors – they want our hard earned money, but do not respect our democratic right to meaningfully participate as equal partners in maintaining a sustainable municipality...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 17 July 2015 issue.

Rustenburg and Staan Saam stand together

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – With chants of “What do we want? Jail! When do we want it? Now!” members of several civil rights organisations in Rustenburg including Staan Saam Rustenburg, led by Naomi Pasino, as well as members of the Community Policing Forum (CPF) and the Democratic Alliance, protested outside the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 14 July...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 17 July 2015 issue.

N4-Swartruggens on-ramp closed – Sunday

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – If signage placed next to the R24 and N4 highway near the bridge to the Waterfall Mall are to be believed, the N4 on-ramp to Swartruggens will once again be closed on Sunday, 12 July, for construction. Motorists making use of the N4 Highway, the R24 and especially the on-ramp are warned to consider making use of alternate routes and to adhere to any detours which may be implemented by traffic officials on the day. 

Meet the future Rustenburg

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – If the Integrated Master Plan (IMP) for Rustenburg 2040 is anything to go by, the face of Rustenburg could look completely different by then, with a one-of-a-kind CBD, a Medical Teaching School and even a roller coaster. During the recent Annual General Meeting of the North West Business Forum, an international urbanisation consulting firm from Singapore by the name of Surbana International tabled what had originally been the Master Plan for the Royal Bafokeng Nation but had since been developed to include the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) as a whole...

The final presentation of the Integrated Master plan for the Rustenburg Municipality 2040 (Preparing Rustenburg past Mining Era) is available here on the Rustenburg Herald website.

To read the full story, read page 4 of our 10 July 2015 issue.

What the hell is going on?

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Last week the Rustenburg Herald was approached by a concerned reader who showed the newspaper two different receipts he received after purchasing prepaid electricity.  The receipts, one from 24 June 2015, the other from 1 July 2015, have been studied by the Rustenburg Herald and compared to the new prepaid tariffs currently available on the website of the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM). And it seems the reader does indeed have cause for concern...

To read the full story, read page 6 of our 10 July 2015 issue.

No water for FIVE days

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - Water interruptions in residential areas seem to have reached unprecedented levels during recent weeks. One has to realize that many of these could be attributed to the upgrading of Rustenburg water reticulation network. One cannot help to wonder however, if and how residents in the area are notified of planned interruptions and for how long these installations would be without water...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 10 July 2015 issue.

Rehabilitasiesentrum sê hof na nog ‘n aanranding

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Die Rustenburg Herald het op Vrydag, 3 Julie, verneem dat die verdagte wat vir die soveelste keer by ‘n kuierplek in die dorp weens ‘n aanrandingsaak gearresteer is in die Rustenburg landdroshof verskyn het en op ‘n R1 000 se borgtog vrygelaat is.  Maar sy straf sal blykbaar hierdie keer nie daar eindig nie. Volgens die Rustenburg polisie se woordvoerder, Sersant Ofentse Mokgadi, het die 23-jarige Vernon Strydom op Dinsdag, 30 Junie, in die landdroshof op nog ‘n klagte van aanranding verskyn na ‘n geval wat tot sy arrestasie om 01:00 op Sondagoggend, 28 Junie, gelei het...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 10 July 2015 issue. 

Open or closed?

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – MOOINOOI – The Public Order Police (POP) in Mooinooi arrested six protestors during the early hours of Monday, 6 July, for Malicious Damage to Property and Public Violence. The arrest came after the perpetrators allegedly blocked the N4 highway with burning tyres and pelted several vehicles with stones. A truck was allegedly set alight...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 10 July 2015 issue.

SASSA steps up security at pay points

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has stepped up the security at its pension pay points following two robberies in different parts of the country where beneficiaries were wounded. According to SASSA spokesman, Kgomoco Diseko, the agency has observed a worrying trend whereby cash vans delivering money to social grant pay points in Soshanguve, Pretoria and KwaMbonambi in KZN were attacked...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 10 July 2015 issue.

No need to call SASSA

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Beneficiaries of the South African Social Security Agency should please take note that the number for the SASSA helpline is 0800 60 10 11 and that the 0860 690 717 number previously used for voice recognition is no longer in use!

To read the full story, read page 13 of our 03 July 2015 issue.