Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

19 April 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.

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Bushiri's plot thickens

24 November 2020

South Africa – Owner of the well-known Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa resort and self-proclaimed prophet Shephard Bushiri and his wife Mary had their multimillion-rand Centurion property forfeited to the state, after they failed to appear in court. Police authorities in Malawi have confirmed the arrest of Shepherd and Mary Bushiri, a few days after they skipped bail in South Africa and fled to the neighbouring country. However, the Malawian government was widely criticised on social media for employing delaying tactics to extradite the Bushiris. The preacher is wanted in South Africa on theft, fraud and money-laundering charges to the tune of R102 million.

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Man accused of stabbing wife to death  

24 November 2020

Mooinooi/ Brits – A man accused of murdering his wife is expected to apply for bail during his second appearance at the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 26 November.

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DIGGING FOR TROUBLE
10 ILLEGAL MINERS ARRESTED

20 November 2020

Rustenburg – The Hawks in the North West province have issued a stern warning that the law will come down hard on all companies renting earthmoving equipment to illegal miners. The warning came after police recently arrested ten people for mining illegally using excavators and trucks.

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Drawing his way to the top

18 November 2020

Phokeng/ Rustenburg – Thuso Modikela’s ink drawings are captivating. It is as if each person he draws has a name and a personality and you can but wonder how the person ended up on his art paper.

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Kidnapped baby found in Rustenburg

18 November 2020

Rustenburg – Adalia Ncebeshe (31) and Hendrik Kokoene (49) appeared before the Potchefstroom Magistrates’ Court for kidnapping a four-month-old boy on Monday 9 November.

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Bridge collapses
Eilandskuil road closed until further notice

18 November 2020

Thabazimbi – Part of the Eilandskuil road bridge at the Crocodile river near Thabazimbi has collapsed and was swept away by the force of water and the flash floods coming downstream after the heavy rains. Motorists and pedestrians are advised not to use the road to Jabulani and surrounding farms as it is closed until further notice.

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Yarona 
A brighter future

09 November 2020

Rustenburg – Excitement filled the air on Friday 30 October as scores of people witnessed the arrival of 10 Yarona buses that will be used in the Rustenburg Rapid Transport (RRT) system. Yarona is a Setswana word meaning “it is ours”.

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I-Protect – security with a difference

09 November 2020

Rustenburg – At Iprotect, they believe that it is better to prevent a crime from happening rather than dealing with the aftermath.

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Brutal farm attack – nothing stolen

06 November 2020

Brits – A couple living on a farm near Brits was brutally attacked on Saturday 31 October.

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