Churches appeal for lockdown cooperation

Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship (MMF) in the North West on Tuesday expressed its support to efforts to curb the spread of new Covid 19 infections and the dreaded third wave. This follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of tighter adjusted Level 4 lockdown restrictions. MMF Spokesperson, Pastor Lesiba Kgwele said, “We are appealing to everyone to play…

Sun City Shutdown

All of Sun International’s restaurants and casino properties will be temporarily closed from Monday 28 June 2021, in line with new COVID-19 regulations announced by the President last night. The Group has also taken a decision to temporarily close some of its Hotels and Resorts, including Sun City Resort and Wild Coast Sun. The Table…

Two Rhino Poachers Napped in Vryburg

Two suspects aged 31 and 72 were arrested in Vryburg on Thursday by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation for dealing in Rhino horns. The pair were arrested during a buy and bust operation where they allegedly attempted to sell Rhino horns. The suspects’ vehicle was searched and two Rhino horns worth approximately R2.4 million…

North West Arts and Culture Awards – all the winners here . . .

The inaugural Provincial Arts and Culture Recognition Awards delivered a high energy, engaging and entertaining show broadcast on Soweto TV last night. Hosted by musician, rapper and TV personality Stoan Seate of Bongo Maffin fame, himself a child of the province, the show had all elements for riveting viewing, suspension, music mash ups, and star…

New Marriage Bill Must Protect Women and Children – NW Church Leaders

Church leaders in the North West vowed to advocate for protection of vulnerable women and children as they consolidate their inputs on the Single Marriage Statute Green Paper ahead of the 30 June 2021 closing date for submission of comments. Chairperson of Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship (MMF), Senior Pastor Moss Tlalang said, “The engagement has assisted…

NW Education Department hit by R9.2 million cloth mask scandal

The North West Department of Education is under serious investigation from the SIU following R9.2 million cloth mask scandal. According to the statement release by the SIU this afternoon, an informal procurement committee set up by the North West Department of Education has exposed the Department to over expenditure totaling more than R6.5 million relating…

NTI WELCOMES NEW ACTING GCEO

The North West Transport Investment (NTI) has welcomed the new Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Gobusamang Peter Moholo. Moholo is the current Chairperson of the North West Provincial Regulatory Entity (PRE). This announcement was made by the MEC for the Department of Community Safety and Transport Management, Sello Lehari at the meeting held with NTI Management…

Parent assaults school teacher

The North West Department of Education MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela strongly condemned the incident, which is circulating on social media, in which a 53-year-old female teacher was allegedly assaulted inside a Grade 6 classroom by a parent at Phera Primary School in Tsetse Village near Mafikeng on Monday, June 15, 2021. The teacher who has over…

TWO MEN APPEAR IN COURT FOR IMPERSONATING POLICE FOLLOWING A CASH HEIST

Two men appeared before the Bafokeng District Court after impersonating police officials at the Bafokeng police station. The matter was postponed to 17 June 2021 for further investigations. Sfiso Nkosi and Siphumuzo Buthelezi went to Phokeng police station where they falsely identified themselves as police officers assigned to profile suspects arrests for an alleged cash-in-transit…

SAMA27 boasts top notch sponsors

The SAMAs are proud to be associated with some of the biggest and iconic brands in South Africa as sponsors and strategic partners for their 27th instalment. SABC1 is the official broadcaster which will beam the virtual award ceremony at a date that will be announced soon. The channel is a public service South African broadcaster…