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  Two days closure at Impala after fatalities Impala Miners mourn deaths of Colleagues   Explosives found in East End  
  Rustenburg – Four separate incidents causing four deaths since the work restarted after the recent five-month long strike which ended in July, led to the suspension of all underground operations at Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg operations this week.
After the most recent fatality on Friday, 6 September, Implats released a statement requesting all employees to attend a mass meeting at the Royal Bafokeng stadium on Tuesday, 9 September ...Read more
  Rustenburg – Local police are making great strides in combating crime and flushing out criminal elements in and around the platinum city.
Captain Elsabè Augoustides, commander of corporate communication, reports a tip-off on Monday, 8 September, led to the recovery of explosives in the suburb of East End, an occurrence seen often lately.Captain Quintin Arlow, Sergeant Wentzel Marais, Sergeant Nico Lange, Constable Letsenyo of the Phokeng K9 unit and ...Read more
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  … a “poor president” who should not “pay for something he did not request”... First the arms deal, then the rape case and now Nkandla. How can a “poor president” run a country when so many forces are working against him?
The Umkhonto We Seizwe Military Veterans Association (Mkmva) by mouth of their chairman and Deputy Minister of Defence, Kebby Maphatsoe, is so filled with sympathy for his “poor president” that he sees spies lurking around every corner and there, in the dark, is the most dangerous of them all ...Read more
  Rustenburg/ Kroondal – Approximately 150 Platchro Rustenburg employees and supporters have been on strike at the Glencore mines in Kroondal and Waterfall since Thursday, 4 September, reportedly demanding a triple digit wage increase.
Platchro is a contracting business employed by the mines.In a telephone interview with the Platinum Weekly this week on Thursday, company manager Mike Spencer said the striking employees have received picketing rules and areas; and so far have done everything by the book with no incidents of intimidation or violence ...Read more
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Contact Us - Platinum Weekly Newspaper   Rustenburg – George Anthony Louw (35) was offered a choice between 12 months’ imprisonment (reduced from a five year suspended sentence), or a fine of R8000 on Monday, 8 September, when he appeared in the Rustenburg Regional Court on charges of the possession of child pornography.
It is also reported that Louw can make payments of R1 000 per month over the next eight months to ...Read more
  Rustenburg – Gina Coetzee, her three children and fiancé lost all their possessions in a devastating fire on Sunday, 24 August.
Coetzee and the children were home alone that morning when they smelled something burning and discovered the children’s room to be on fire. The flames spread rapidly, destroying everything in its path and the mother and children were unable to put it out on their own. The next-door neighbours came to their assistance ...Read more
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  Another Fatality on R24   Rustenburg March to save
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  Rustenburg – The infamous stretch of R24 between Rustenburg and Olifantsnek-Dam claimed yet another life last week when a Toyota Sedan and a bakkie collided. The accident occurred on Wednesday 3 September at the Dinie estate turnoff. According to statements it is suspected that the white bakkie was turning and the grey Toyota collided head on into the passenger side of the ...Read more   On 4 October people in more than 115 cities throughout the world will be marching to save elephants and rhinos from extinction. The event is endorsed by the United for Wild Life Foundation chaired by Princes William and Harry, WESSA, the Jane Goodall Institute, the David Sheldrick Foundation and many others.
According to the organisers of the global effort to end the killing of ...Read more
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  Rustenburg – The Rustenburg Photographic Society conducted their monthly meeting, late August, where the club’s expert and novice members come together to showcase their latest work of art.
The monthly club competition provides photographers the opportunity to submit photographs in two prescribed topics as well as a general topic. The set subject for the month was “An Insect’s ...Read more
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Rustenburg – Mr Bheki Khenisa, the newly appointed Municipal Manager for the Rustenburg Local Municipality (RLM) is not a man of many words, but by the looks of it the saying ‘action speaks louder than words’ is exactly what this determined man is all about.
In an interview with the Platinum Weekly, 41-year-old Mr Khenisa explained that there is a lot we can all do to achieve the vision of a ‘world class city status’ – but only if we work together. ...Read more
Rustenburg – Banks are normally busy places, but a bus load of people bursting through the glass wall at 07:30 in the morning is somewhat unusual.
On Tuesday this week, 9 Sept, a collision between two mini-bus taxis on the corner of Fatima Bhayat and Klopper Streets resulted in an “unauthorised entrance” when one of the vehicles drove through a glass wall and damaged the security barriers of African Bank.It was reported that the driver of one of the taxi’s was driving from ...Read more