Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

30 August 2021

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year.

Headline News

Read More

 

Man admits to killing girl

11 May 2021

Brits – A 31-year-old man appeared before the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday 3 May on charges of kidnapping, murder, and defeating the ends of justice – three days after he had led police to the area where the girl’s burnt body was found. 

Headline News

Read More

 

Ambushed while tending to his sheep

11 May 2021

Brits – A 43-year-old farmer, Pier Schutte, was shot while tending to his sheep at around 18:00 on Wednesday 5 May on his farm near Dikhololo, Brits.

Headline News

Read More

 

Cheers! 

10 May 2021

Brits – What are the odds of almost an entire team of traffic officers responsible for a particular area getting arrested for drunk driving in one weekend? Slim…? Not in Brits. From Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May, a total of 12 traffic officers – who make up almost the entire unit responsible for maintaining law and order on the roads in Brits – were arrested for drunken driving. The “dirty dozen” together with four police officers were nabbed after fellow law enforcement officers caught them driving under the influence of alcohol during a joint operation. 

Headline News

Read More

 

SLAUGHTERED 

26 April 2021

Rustenburg – Thousands of chickens died on the N4 on 21 April before they reached the kill blade. In fact, according to an anonymous farmer, these deaths are considered ‘part of doing business’. 
Chickens also die like flies due to unnatural growth, harsh living conditions, sudden death syndrome, and death during transport. The poultry business is unforgiving – even in the care of the most compassionate farmer. 

Headline News

Read More

 

"He wants to kill you" 

19 April 2021

Rustenburg – “He wants to kill you!” Even for a revered psychologist like Dr Amanda Agathagalou, these words and the ordeal of Monday 12 April are going to haunt her for time to come. Usually being the one helping others dealing with trauma, Dr Agathagalou and her colleagues were on the receiving end of it when a – what seemed to be drug induced, psychotic man – tried to shoot them at their Kerk Street offices on Monday 12 April. 

Headline News

Read More

 

Midtown CBD ...or... Tsotsi Town?

12 April 2021

Rustenburg – In just one of several incidents over the past few weeks, two people were attacked in broad daylight in the hustling Rustenburg central business district (CBD) on Wednesday 7 April.

Headline News

Read More

 

ZINNIA- OR PONGVILLE?

06 April 2021

Zinniaville/ Rustenburg – It is difficult to stay upbeat, even if it is a sunny morning or you have nice plans for the weekend ahead, when confronted by the foul smell filling the air in Zinniaville and its industrial area. On Friday 26 March, Tuesday 30 March and Wednesday 31 March the pong was unbearable, which prompted a call to Platinum Weekly’s offices. 

Headline News

Read More

 

Set free

30 March 2021

Olifantsnek – Human Rights Day on 21 March is a time to appreciate the rights and privileges we so often take for granted. We must always ensure that the country’s most vulnerable and marginalised people are not forgotten or neglected. 

Headline News

Read More

 

The upside of down syndrome

23 March 2021

Rustenburg – For the last decade, the United Nations have recognised 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day. The number 21 is significant as 21 is the chromosome which is duplicated in people with Down Syndrome. 

Headline News

Read More