|Biker dies on N4||Police know their weeds from their vegetables|
|Rustenburg – Police in North West are investigating a case of culpable homicide and reckless or negligent driving after a 64-year-old Namibian biker died on the N4 between Rustenburg and Swartruggens on Friday, 22 August. According to traffic authorities, the accident occurred at approximately 07:00 when a white Hyundai i20 travelling from Swartruggens to Rustenburg ...Read more
||Rustenburg – Twenty nine-year-old George van Niekerk may have fooled his neighbours with the 29 small dagga plants hidden in plain sight amongst his vegetables, but no policeman’s trained eye would mistake them for salad greens. Captain Elsabè Augoustides said members of SAPS sectors 3, 4 and 6 with Rustenburg crime prevention groups, responded to a tip-off on the Crime Line on Wednesday ...Read more|
|Joining Forces Against Crime||Petra Diamonds to retrench 370|
|Rustenburg – At a recent meeting, StaanSaam Rustenburg Community Watch (SSRCW), the Community Police Forum (CPF) and Rustenburg Crime Combating Forum (RCCF) considered the way forward for all the parties involved, and decided to unite and join forces.
SSRCW based their decision on the fact that CPF is a large group supported by the SAPS, enabling them to combat crime more efficiently and through the correct channels. CPF chairman, Johan de Klerk, concluded that while all the community watch groups are working towards the same goal of keeping Rustenburg safe and fighting crime, together they can function even better.
|Petra Diamonds on Thursday, 21 Aug, confirmed that more than half of its 421 employees at Helam mine near Swartruggens could be laid off.
Lekhotla Mabea, chief negotiator for the National Union of mineworkers (NUM) said on Tuesday the company had not complied with the Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) which states that the minister of mineral resources need to be informed if it is anticipated that more than 10% of employees may be retrenched. Mabea called on the minister, Ngoako Ramatholdi, to intervene and said, “We will fight tooth and nail to make sure that these retrenchments do not happen”. Of the 421 permanent employees at Helam,....Read more
|Man ambushed and killed on smallholding||Rustenburg’s Waterfall Mall enjoys a R33 million injection|
|Hartbeespoort – Fifty-nine year old Jacobus van der Westhuizen was visiting friends on Saturday evening, 16 Aug, and arrived home at the Rietfontein smallholdings at around 23:00. The next morning at about 09:00, Mrs Christa Oschiek (83) who owns the smallholding and wooden cottage which Van der Westhuizen rented from her, noticed someone lying on the ground in front of the barn and contacted the Plotwag community watch. Van der Westhuizen was found at the door of the barn where he made furniture and where his bakkie was still parked. His hands were tied behind his back with shoe laces and he had suffered head wounds, apparently administered with ...Read more||Rustenburg – The Waterfall Mall is undergoing a R33 million refurbishment which will enhance its shopping experience, ensure it is well positioned for a bright future, add new services in the mall and create welcome opportunities in the local economy, as reported 19 August 2014. The 50,000sqm regional shopping centre with a 10,000sqm Value Mart is owned and managed by Growthpoint Properties. Its decision to invest in the future of the mall is also an investmentin the future of this region, which has been hard hit by the recent mining strikes. “Waterfall Mall’s refurbishment will boost our shopping experience with sparkling new tiles in the malls and passages, fresh new bathrooms and a contemporary new design ...Read more|
|Legislation in all 11 Languages||Rustenburg Photographic Society|
|The civil rights organisation AfriForum supports language activist Cerneels Lourens in a hearing that started in the Equality Court in Cape Town this week, 18 Aug. Lourens argues that legislation has to be translated into all eleven official languages of South Africa. Currently all legislation is translated into English and alternatively into one of the remaining ten official languages for publication and to be signed by the President.
According to Alana Bailey, Deputy CEO of AfriForum responsible for language issues, AfriForum support this case because the organisation feels very strongly about language rights in general and Afrikaans language rights in particular. “The current practice amounts to ...Read more
|Rustenburg – On Wednesday 23 July, the Rustenburg Photographic Society held its monthly meeting with 17 people in attendance including two new members.
The monthly club competition provides photographers with the opportunity to submit photographs in two prescribed topics as well as a general topic.
The set subject for the month was “Empty Open Spaces”.
The photos submitted were judged and critiqued by senior members of the club with the following three photographs achieving top status. “We would like to congratulate Guida du Toit on winning the Junior section as well as the Set subject category with her first entry....Read more
|Cycling for more than just a medal||Onderwyseres wreed deur
|Rustenburg / Sun City – Just over 3000 cyclists flocked from all over South-Africa to participate in the 17th annual CANSA Lost City cycling weekend. The two-day event which was sponsored by Bestmed and Powerade took place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August. The event was hosted at South Africa’s kingdom of pleasure, Sun City, located near the Pilanesberg in the heart ...Read more||Rustenburg – ‘n Laerskool onderwyseres wat op Donderdag, 14 Augustus, oudergewoonte teen 17:30 gaan stap het, se gereelde wandeling het in ‘n nagmerrie ontaard toe sy deur twee boerboel honde aangeval is.
Die boerboelle wat aan ‘n bekende inwoner van Rustenburg behoort, het uit die erf ontsnap nadat die tuinier vermoedelik die hek oop vergeet het. Die vrou is aan haar linkerbeen, ...Read more
|SAMBA Soccer developing future soccer stars||R50k Dagga Bust in Rustenburg
|Rustenburg/ Phokeng – As the South African Football Association strives to improve the standard of soccer in South Africa, SAMBA soccer have on Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 August launched the highly acclaimed SAMBA Soccer School training camp in Rustenburg.
The workshops were held at Tumagole Primary School and Zinniaville sports ground. The two-hour training was not only aimed at developing ...Read more
|Rustenburg – Operation Platinum Belt routine stop and search action on Thursday, 14 August, yielded 13 bags of dagga transported in a car reportedly stolen in Daveyton, Gauteng.
Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said in a statement four suspects between the ages of 23 and 43 were arrested and will soon face charges of the illegal possession of dagga and a stolen vehicle, in the Rustenburg ...Read more