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DA files for Motion of No Confidence in Mayor

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG The Democratic Alliance (DA) filed a motion of no confidence against Rustenburg Local Municipality Mayor, Cllr Mpho Khunou, following allegations that he was aware of corrupt activities implicating a staff member and failed to report the matter to Council. It is also alleged that the Mayor interfered in administrative processes.

Rustenburg Shutdown March picking momentum

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – It would seem that the much anticipated “Shutdown Rustenburg” March is picking up momentum, with various roads in Rustenburg closed.
According to information received, it is reported that those participating in the march have already closed the intersection of Oliver Tambo and Leyds Streets. The R24, Kroondal road and the R104 at the Rustenburg taxi rank have also been reportedly closed.
Motorists traveling in and out of Rustenburg are advised to take alternative roads to get to their various destinations. The police have confirmed that the situation remains calm. The Rustenburg Herald will keep you updated on this situation.
The “Shutdown Rustenburg” amongst the things that the movement is aiming at is to demand for Rustenburg SME’s procurement participation in financial Banking and Retail sectors, demand for mining houses to build the university of Rustenburg, employment opportunities, service delivery issues in Rustenburg as well as to protest against gender based violence and high crime rate in Rustenburg amongst others. A memorandum will be handed to the Rustenburg Local Municipality at 14:00 according to information received.
In a statement issued recently, the Rustenburg Local Municipality said they were dismayed to hear about messages which were doing the rounds on social media this week which called for the shutdown of the city, particularly the fact that these messages calling for chaos in Rustenburg being fuelled by officials in the office of the MEC for Arts, Culture, Sports and recreation.


 

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.