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    Something strange afoot with new tariffs?

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - The continued debate about the recent hike in the Rustenburg Municipality’s electricity tariffs, has taken a new turn. According to Frans Rootman of Munsolve, there is more than enough reason for suspicion - especially with regard to the rates and tariffs approved by Nersa and those implemented by Council with effect from 1 July 2015. “Rustenburg Local Municipality has implemented electricity tariffs on 1 July 2015 for business consumers that were, according to information received from NERSA, not approved by NERSA...

    To read the full story, read page 3 of our 7 August 2015 issue.

    Four deceased, one injured near N4

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – On Saturday, 25 July, the N4 Platinum Highway reportedly claimed another four victims after an Audi travelling from Rustenburg rolled near an off-ramp to Phokeng, the Rustenburg Herald was told this week. According to North West Police spokesperson Major Pelonomi Makau, the vehicle carrying five youths was found next to the N4 by police officials in the early morning hours of Saturday...

    To read teh full story, read page 3 of our 7 August 2015 issue.

    29-jarige se liggaam gevind

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD – DELAREYVILLE – Die Rustenburg Herald het vandeesweek verneem dat die liggaam van 29-jarige Hendro Schutte op Sondagoggend, 26 Julie, in Barberspan naby Delareyville uitgespoel het nadat hy op 11 Julie vermoedelik saam sy oom tydens ‘n hengeluitstappie verdrink het...

    To read the full story, read page 7 of our 31 July 2015 issue.

    Prepaid meters for free!

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - Now that the price of electricity has rocketed literally through the roof- have you ever considered converting to pre-paid electricity?  A little bit of good news is that the Rustenburg Municipality - in a limited offer - is offering a free pre-paid electricity meter and free installation to those who want to save every little bit they can...

    Anglo, Lonmin to cut 12 000 jobs, steel industry could join

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – On Friday, 24 July, both Anglo American (Anglo) and Lonmin Ltd (Lonmin) made clear their intentions to cut as many as 6 000 jobs each in an attempt to restructure their businesses following the sharp decline in platinum prices. However, despite the announcement, it seems shareholders of Lonmin continue to feel bearish toward the platinum producer, which has allegedly seen its market value fall by about R6 billion in just 30 days...

    To read the full story, read page 4 of our 31 July 2015 issue.

    Mooinooi-slagoffer steeds in hospitaal

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – Die ma van mnr Braam Blignaut, wie op Vrydag, 10 Julie, by sy huis naby Mooinooi geskiet is, het hierdie week aan die Rustenburg Herald vertel hoe mnr Blignaut haar geskakel het na die aanval om te sê hy dink hy gaan sterf omdat hy nie sy bene voel nie. “Ek het rêrig gedink ek gaan sy lyk daar by die huis kry,” het me Gerda Steyn aan die Rustenburg Herald in ‘n telefoniese gesprek vertel...

    To read the full story, read page 10 of our 31 July 2015 issue.

    Municipal accounts - this is what you will pay

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD - RUSTENBURG - The new municipal tariffs of the Rustenburg Municipality have been introduced with effect from 1 July 2015. Perhaps you are wondering how the new tariffs will affect you and your family? This is how much your “new” municipal account is going to cost you: For property valued at R1 500 000 on a stand of 1 500m2 with electricity consumption of 1 300 units per month and water usage of 40 kl per month, your account will most probably look as follows... 

    To read the full story, read page 3 of our 31 July 2015 issue.

    Four Letlhabile men arrested for murder

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD – MARIKANA – Four male suspects have been arrested in the Letlhabile vicinity for the murder of a Marikana man who was found dead on Tuesday morning, 21 July 2015 in Mmaditlhokwa section in Marikana.  According to North West Police spokesman Captain Paul Ramaloko, a passer-by saw a vehicle dropping the body of Tshepong Dilwane (36) in some bushes at Mmaditlhokwa on Monday, 20 July 2015 evening...

    To read the full story, read page 6 of our 31 July 2015 issue.

    Warning

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    RUSTENBURG HERALD – RUSTENBURG – An article published in last week’s Rustenburg Herald may have created the impression that the Kgaswane Nature Reserve is unsafe to visit. This, however, is not the case as it is indeed the Krokodilrivier area near Cashane that has been dubbed unsafe.

    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.