Family unscathed as house burns down

07 June 2019

Rustenburg – Quick thinking and decisive action by Nico Jacobs saved him and his family from any harm when a fire destroyed their home on the evening of Tuesday 4 June. 

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Murderer jailed for life  

07 June 2019

Marikana/ Mooinooi – Simphiwe Silwane was handed a life sentence on 4 June 2019 by the Gauteng High Court after the gun he used was linked to the murder of Myeliso Biyela and other crimes which were committed in Marikana and Mooinooi near Rustenburg in 2017.   

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SAVING RYAN 
THE RHINO

31 May 2019

Pilanesberg – Wednesday 22 May was a sad day for the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust (PWT). While on their daily patrol in Pilanesberg, near Makorwane dam, Bathawk pilots discovered a deceased black rhino cow. 

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LIFE SENTENCE 
FOR RAPIST

31 May 2019

Rustenburg – A 48-year old man is likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars after he was handed a heavy sentence by the Bafokeng Magistrates’ Court on Monday 27 May for charges related to rape, assault and kidnapping. 

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A warning to the community
fake cops

31 May 2019

Rustenburg – Police are urging the community to be vigilant after two men were robbed on the R24 road outside Rustenburg on Wednesday 29 May. 

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Beware the dangers of hitchhiking!

31 May 2019

Rustenburg – The police in Rustenburg have issued a stern warning to the public to avoid hitchhiking.

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Celebrating Bill McGill’s 85th
birthday

24 May 2019

Rustenburg – Art and literature enthusiasts gathered at Bushwillows Bed & Breakfast on 17 May to celebrate the 85th birthday of the internationally acclaimed artist Bill McGill. As per tradition, Bill exhibited his beautiful works of art at the event. 

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Lindiwe walked 100km for school shoes 

24 May 2019

Rustenburg – Boikagong Secondary School is situated in Paardekraal outside Rustenburg. The school educates about 1,230 learners from neighbouring villages and about 80% to 90% of the homes depend on government grants. 

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8-year old
killed by bully

24 May 2019

Koster – An incident in which an 8-year old boy died, six days after he was physically attacked by an older learner in Koster, has highlighted the challenges that schools often face regarding bullying. 

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Kroondal farmer attacked

24 May 2019

Rustenburg/ Kroondal – On the morning of 16 May at about 07:00, a farmer and one of his workers were driving around the property outside Kroondal when they noticed three men next to the road.

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