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One killed in protest at Royal Bafokeng Platinum shaft

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  One person was killed and part of South Africa’s Royal Bafokeng Platinum’s (RBPlat) conveyor belt was burnt during overnight protests at one of its shafts in the country’s North West Province, the platinum producer said on Thursday. Social and labour violence, soaring costs and depressed world platinum prices have hurt South Africa’s platinum industry
Source: The New Age

Accused in court for possession of explosives, stolen vehicle

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Tumisang Gama, 29, is expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday on charges of possession of explosive gels, business robbery and two accounts of possession of stolen vehicles. Gama was arrested after the police received information that he was in possession of two vehicles which had what looked like bullet holes. The North
Source: The New Age

Former councillor gets 5 years for conspiracy to kill Premier Mahumapelo

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Former Mahikeng local municipality councillor accused of conspiracy to murder the North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has been sentenced to five years by the Lehurutshe Regional Court. Eunice Gaatse Legalatladi, 42, was arrested for allegedly plotting to murder Premier Mahumapelo and Mahikeng mayor Gosiame Seatlholo. She was arrested on December 2 in 2014 at a
Source: The New Age

Five arrested for illegal weapons

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Five men were arrested on Saturday on their way to commit a business robbery, police have confirmed. They were apprehended for the illegal possession of firearms. North West police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Funani said in a statement. “The suspects’ apprehension came after Rustenburg tacticial response unity (TRT) received a tip-off about people who were
Source: The New Age

Youth unemployment prioritised

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THE battle of youth unemployment is intensifying with the provincial government vowing to put more focus on programmes aimed to eradicate unemployment. Premier Supra Mahumapelo said the department would change focus and prioritise programmes aimed to reduce poverty and youth unemployment levels across the province’s villages, townships and small dorpies. He said the change was
Source: The New Age

Young business owners look to dominate sector

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Two young men from humble beginnings, with one eye on the future and the other on the present, have ventured into local chemical manufacturing and supply. The North West-born founder of Solvent Distillers, Ofentse Lekoma, started his business late last year to pioneer and break the stereotype that black-owned companies can’t be leaders in the
Source: The New Age

Plans to help young farmers

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The provincial government has come up with a plan to roll out a successful agricultural model established at the Kgora Agricultural Institute in Ramatlabama to schools across the province. The Kgora Agricultural Institute offers training opportunities to smallholder farmers and has helped to increase an interest in farming among young people. The centre caters for
Source: The New Age

Small businesses registered

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A number of upcoming businesses in the Ditsobotla local municipality were registered on the provincial government’s central supply database (CSD) during a recent villages, townships and small dorpies outreach programme. The programme targeted areas like Itsoseng, Coligny and Blydeville. Most of the businesses have been operating informally and had no chance to get business from
Source: The New Age

Child care boost for Ratlou

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Residents of Ratlou local municipality received three new state-of-the-art early childhood development centres. They were also asked to take care of these facilities. Acting MEC for social development Fenny Gaolaolwe officially handed over the centres and called on community members to refrain from burning infrastructure. She said residents were often tempted to burn down properties
Source: The New Age

Heat wave hits parts of SA

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The Northern Cape is not spared from the soaring temperatures affecting Gauteng, Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga. The South African Weather Services (SAWS) has issued a warning of a four-day heat wave expected to affect some parts of the country. Kimberley residents are resorting to different methods to keep cool, as temperatures rise with Upington
Source: The New Age

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