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Crime spree in Mooinooi and Buffelspoort cause for concern

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – MOOINOOI – Residents and farm owners in the area of Mooinooi, Buffelspoort and Buffelsfontein have decided to stand together against crime following at least two incidents whereby residents of the area were attacked on their properties. On Friday, 10 July, a Mr Blignout entered his house from work when an unknown suspect held him at gunpoint. Mr Blignout was allegedly shot in the right hand and kicked on the forehead, according to Sergeant Kealeboga Molale of the North West Police...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 24 July 2015 issue.

Marikana mother raped with baby on back

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Marikana Police are allegedly still attempting to determine how a 20-year-old mother was raped as the woman allegedly had her 4-month-old baby on her back, the Rustenburg Herald was told this week. The gruesome rape allegedly occurred on Thursday, 16 July, at around 07:00 in Marikana and has sent a wave of shock through the area. According to North West Police spokesperson Sergeant Kelebogile Moleko, it is alleged the victim was on her way to her boyfriend’s place of work with her baby when she was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a knife...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 24 July 2015 issue.

“Padwoede” lei tot aanranding

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – “Morné, los dit” was na bewering die pleit van ‘n jongman wie se makker ‘n mnr Tuis Grobler wat in Rustenburg gekuier het aangerand het tydens ‘n vermoedelike voorval van padwoede. Volgens Annetjie Corbett, ‘n gewese inwoner van Rustenburg, het sy en Mr Grobler vir haar kleinkinders in Rustenburg kom kuier toe hul deur vier jongmans in ‘n wit motor aangeval is. Die paartjie, wat nou by die kus woon, het op 10 Julie saam Annetjie se klienkinders by ‘n gewilde eetplek naby Tuscany PicknPay gekuier...

To read the full story, read page 7 of our 24 July 2015 issue.

Still closed

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Die inwoners van Rustenburg is nou al vir weke baie ontsteld oor die stand van sake by die “mini dumping site” of vullisterrein in Bethlehem-rylaan wat nou al vir die afgelope paar weke toe is. Die jongste navraag by die stadsraad het bevestig dat die vullisterrein steeds toe is en werkers by die terrein verwys inwoners na die vullisterrein langs die korrektiewedienste. Maar dit is geen geheim dat hierdie terrein veral baie gevaarlik is...

Kumba to close Thabazimbi

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – THABAZIMBI – Kumba Iron Ore Limited (Kumba) this week released its results for the six months ended 30 June 2015, stating that its Headline earnings were 61% lower at R2.5 billion and that it would soon be closing its Thabazimbi operation due to “difficult mining conditions”. Kumba announced last week that it had started a consultation process in terms of section 189 of the Labour Relations Act, through its subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Ltd, as part of closure procedures at the Limpopo mine...

To read the full story, read page 5 of our 24 July 2015 issue.

Bigger tourism picture in Rustenburg

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Tourism has been identified, at National and Provincial Governmental level as one to the key economic sectors with excellent potential for growth. The members of Rustenburg Adventures Tourism and Accommodation (RATA) believe that the tourism sector in the Rustenburg region has unlimited possibilities and that we can make a difference. The need for a diversified economy in Rustenburg becomes more and more apparent with continued difficulties experienced in the mining industry...

To read the full story, read our 24 July 2015 issue.

Be alert - it is fire fighting season

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RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - The Department of Environmental affairs’ Working on Fire programme in the North West province has recorded 10 fires in 179 hectors of grassland which have been fought and brought under control since the 2015 fire season officially started on 1 June 2015. Most of these fires are caused by negligence where people set fires on dumping sites not meant for this purpose and not monitoring them. Other examples include lighting fires alongside roads while waiting for morning transport, reckless disposal of lit cigarette stubs and people hunting wild animals...

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 24 July 2015 issue.

Dark Sunday (19 July)

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The Unit Head: Electrical Engineering Services for the Rustenburg Local Municipality, Mr City Mokoena announced on Tuesday, 14 July that on Sunday, 19 July, Eskom will be doing repairs on the Trident-Rustenburg Industries. This will result in emergency load shedding.

Warning issued to those visiting Kgaswane area

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – The South African Police Service (SAPS) in Rustenburg have issued a stern warning after a number of cases involving victims being robbed on the mountain near Krokodilrivier, Kgaswane area. According to Sergeant Ofentse Mokgadi of the Rustenburg SAPS the latest incident occurred last week Friday, 10 July, around 15:00 when a couple was robbed of their belongings by an unknown individual wearing a balaclava and wielding a knife...

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

Vehicles stolen at RPM mine

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – A frustrated employee of the Rustenburg Platinum Mines (RPM) approached the Rustenburg Herald this week after two of his vehicles were allegedly stolen off the mine’s premises in a matter of seven days from one another. According to Mr Hendrik Liebenberg, who started working at the RPM mine on 1 July, his first vehicle, a Mazda bakkie which Mr Liebenberg had modified, was stolen from the visitor’s parking of the RPM Khuseleka 1 shaft during the early morning hours of his first day at work...

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

Anglo helps its over-indebted employees

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RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – For David Petlele, a family of five and bread winner for his family, the pressure of providing for his family quickly became unmanageable as the needs of his family continued to grow. “It all started a few years ago with the purchase of my second car,” explains David. “It seemed like a great deal at the time but I soon found myself struggling with the repayments. That, and needing to pay for my children’s tertiary fees, led me to take out my first loan...”

To read the full story, read page 3 of our 17 July 2015 issue.