|Doused with Petrol & set alight… with victim inside||The mystery of the refuse dumper|
|Rustenburg – A man was high-jacked and his vehicle set ablaze on Wednesday evening, 16 July, with him still inside. According to early reports, the incident took place at approximately 18:30 when a man (who wishes to remain anonymous) was stopped at a traffic light near the Waterfall Mall. It is believed that two men then jumped into his car and forced him to drive out on the N4 heading towards Swartruggens. ...Read more||Rustenburg – An irate resident in Protea Park is at her wits’ end regarding a long-standing problem in the area and approached the Platinum Weekly in an effort to resolve the matter. According to the complainant, Maroela Avenue bordering on the tennis courts just off Kruger Avenue next to the bridge in Protea Park, has for some time now been the preferred dumping site for people who cannot be bothered to use the municipal dumping sites to ...Read more|
|George Anthony Louw, Child pornographer under scrutiny||Samancor derecognises AMCU
|Rustenburg – A 35-year-old suspect, George Anthony Louw, was arrested at his home on 24 June in connection with the possession of child pornography, in what the Family Violence and Child Protection Unit (FCS) termed as “highly disturbing”.
According to Captain Elsabè Augoustidus, commander of the SAPS Communication Services in Rustenburg, the suspect befriended divorced women in especial and focussed to ...Read more
|Samancor spokesperson Sunel Pretorius responded to a question put by the Platinum Weekly on Wednesday, 16 July, with the confirmation that the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) had lost its recognition status at Samancor’s Western Chrome mines at Mooinooi in the North West. “We confirm that AMCU was de-recognised as of from 1 July 2014 as their membership fell to under the threshold limits for group recognition ...Read more|
|SABC “blatantly lied” to Afrikaans-speaking community||Rustenburg: Human trafficking a reality on our doorstep|
|Afrikaans-speaking television viewers are hot under the collar regarding the SABC’s announcement on Monday that it was moving the Afrikaans news bulletin from its 19:00 slot on SABC2 to the 19:30 slot on SABC3. During the FIFA World Cup when the move was first made, viewers were lulled by the promise that the news in Afrikaans would be back on SABC2 on Monday ...Read more||Rustenburg – Colonel Sabata Mokwagbone of the North West SAPS communication centre this week confirmed that two Nigerian nationals aged 29 and 30 respectively were arrested by police in Rustenburg on Thursday, 17 July, when a young woman alerted police to the fact that she had been kidnapped and forced into prostitution. The 24-year-old woman visited her boyfriend in Springs and was offered a ...Read more|
|20 000 Anglo jobs on the line – all thanks to AMCU?||SABC’s Motsoeneng; “Journalists must obtain a licence to practice”|
|Anglo divestment encouraging, say analysts Rustenburg and North West – Confirmation of the long awaited sale of Anglo American’s loss-making platinum assets in South Africa has been welcomed by market analysts who attribute the rise of the Amplats share price on Monday by 4.69 percent to R478.74 at the JSE’s closing, to the announcement. Sharief Pansarey with the ...Read more||The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) condemned the proposal by SABC’s [new] chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng that journalists must obtain a licence to practice “like doctors and lawyers”.
He continued by stating that journalists who acted unprofessionally should be stripped of their licences. Motsoeneng’s statement was presented at the annual Radio Days conference at ...Read more
|Women’s Day Soiree 2014||Fire destroys family home|
|Rustenburg – Women are invited to treat themselves to an array of prominent speakers, pampering, a lucky draw, prizes, goodie bags and a fashion show in celebrating empowering women to claim and own their rightful place in our developing economy and communities.
The Platinum Weekly is one of the sponsors of this event during Women’s Month which celebrates one of the largest marches ever in the country when more than 50 000 ...Read more
|Rustenburg – Horrified residents of Fox Lake in Thlabane watched helplessly as a neighbour’s house was burnt to the ground during lunch hour on Tuesday, 8 July.
Weyland Bothma, station manager of Trauma Rescue Services said three children and one adult were treated for smoke inhalation and transported to hospital for further treatment.
The family was apparently watching television when an electrical spark occurred, setting the curtains on fire. Within minutes the entire house was engulfed in ...Read more
|Modise paid workers R25 per day?||Rtb: Swift SAPS action stops NUMSA violence|
|North West – In a statement released on Sunday, 13 July, the Democratic Alliance leader in North West, Chris Hattingh, asked for an immediate investigation into allegations that the Chairwoman of the National Provincial Council, Thandi Modise, “criminally mistreated her workers and animals”. The statement also holds that Modise “hired undocumented foreign farm workers, and ...Read more||Rustenburg – Thirteen National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) members will face charges of malicious damage to property and public violence, in the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court, Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone of the SAPS North West communication centre confirmed. The vandalism occurred on Tuesday, 8 July, during lunch hour at Rustenburg Engine Centre in Zendeling ...Read more|