VOTERS SPOILED FOR CHOICE

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says voters will be faced with their biggest choice yet in a national election after a record number of 48 political parties met the legal requirements to contest this year’s elections.  According to the IEC, this is 19 more... read more

EVANNA’S 50TH GOLF DAY CELEBRATIONS

On Saturday, 16th March 2019, Evanna Home for the Elderly and Disabled had a Golf day to celebrate their 50th Birthday. The event, which was held at the Klerksdorp Golf Club, was open to the public and anyone – amateur or professional – was welcome to enter. The... read more

SIX SUSPECTS BEHIND BARS FOR ILLEGAL MINING

The North West Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Ryno Naidoo lauded the Klerksdorp Cluster Crime Combatting Unit, Stabilisation team comprising of National Intervention Unit (NIU), Criminal Record and Crime Scene Management (CR & CSM) K9 Units from... read more

DARKER DAYS AHEAD

South Africans will again have to bear another round of rotational Stage 4 load shedding which will get underway at 9 am. “Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 from 9 am to 11 pm. This is due to a shortage of capacity,” said the power... read more

ESKOM TAKES SA INTO ITS CONFIDENCE

Malfeasance, coupled with aging infrastructure and decreasing expenditure on maintenance, have been blamed for Eskom implementing load shedding over the past five days. This emerged in what Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and Eskom management termed a frank... read more

SANBS #NewBlood CAMPAIGN

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) invites the community of Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom to donate blood on Wednesday 21 March 2019 and be a part of the #NewBlood Campaign!   #Begins If you are wondering how you can become the agent of change, look... read more

TRIEST MOM IN TEARS WHEN DAUGHTER WINS GOLD

A video, in which a Triest mother weeps tears of joy as her daughter wins a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games, went viral and gripped people`s hearts around the globe. Shaherozade Brummer, had her mother in tears when she participated in the 50m... read more

MORE LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK

Due to a shortage in capacity, Eskom will this morning implement Stage 4 load shedding. “Stage 4 load shedding will be implemented on Monday, 18 March from 9 am to 11 pm,” said the power utility on Monday. Monday’s load shedding follows on load shedding seen... read more

ESKOM IMPLEMENTS STAGE 2 LOAD SHEDDING

Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom is implementing Stage 2 load shedding this morning. Stage 2 rotational load shedding got underway at 8 am is expected to continue until 11 pm tonight. “Customers are reminded to treat all electrical points as live during load... read more

MAN SENTENCED TO 38 YEARS IN PRISON

Hartebeesfontein – A 31-year-old man was sentenced to 38 years imprisonment following the murder of Mozenani Aaron Lephadi, 22, which happened at Tigane in August 2014. It is alleged the accused, Papiki Boitumelo Motabogi, 31, found his former childhood... read more

OVER 29 000 SOUTH AFRICANS TO VOTE ABROAD

A total of 29 334 South Africans have been approved to vote in the 2019 national elections. The Electoral Commission said initially 30 532 voters applied to cast their votes at South Africa’s 121 foreign missions. In terms of the breakdown, about 2 868 South Africans... read more

ESKOM IMPLEMENTS STAGE 1 LOAD SHEDDING

Eskom will today implement load shedding that is likely to continue until 11 pm. “Due to a shortage of capacity, Eskom will implement Stage 1 rotational load shedding from 11 am today and is likely to continue until 11pm,” said the power utility on Thursday. Stage 1... read more

SA TAP WATER SAFE

South Africa’s tap water is safe for human consumption, says the Department of Water and Sanitation. Water is life, therefore, it is a priority for government to ensure that citizens and tourists are served with safe drinking water, the department said on Wednesday.... read more

5 000 NEW POLICE TRAINEES TO BOOST CAPACITY

The South African Police Service has welcomed 5 000 police trainees into its ranks, which will increase its operational capacity. Of the 5 000 trainees, 1 580 are female and 3 420 are male. The trainees will undergo a 21-month Basic Police Development Learning... read more

SA MARKS HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH

South Africans are urged to use the month of March to reach out to one another as the country continues to build a united and prosperous nation. March marks Human Rights Month, which seeks to honour those who fought for liberation. It is also a platform to celebrate... read more

ESKOM’S PLAN TO KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

As Eskom continues to warn consumers of rotational load shedding, Deputy President David Mabuza has told Members of Parliament that the power utility has developed a detailed turnaround plan to address its challenges.  “…Eskom has developed a detailed turnaround plan... read more

LITTLE FIGHTER – LAID TO REST

8-year-old Liané Jacobs was laid to rest yesterday, 11 March 2019, after several years of health complications. This strong and inspiring young girl grabbed thousands of Klerksdorpians’ hearts, as well as those of South Africans all over the country when her story was... read more

La Hoff KOSH Hokkie

Christal Nordejee, Micaela Morgan, Jan-Hendrik Van der Walt en Carmi Duminy van Laerskool La Hoff is opgeneem in die KOSH hokkiespan. Hulle gaan later die seisoen deelneem aan die Noordwes... read more

ONE GOOD GREEN DEED A DAY

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to join the government in its efforts to make South Africa a cleaner country by performing one Good Green Deed a day. “You can make all the difference. Whether it is in recycling your waste, or conducting clean-up... read more

CONDOLENCES FOR NORTH WEST FAMILIES

North West Premier Professor Job Mokgoro on Friday sent his condolences to the families of two boys, who were found dead in a swimming pool in Mahikeng. “I am deeply saddened by the turn of events, and urge members of the community to allow the police to investigate... read more

LOAD SHEDDING RISK ON FRIDAY

While some generating units have returned to service, there is a risk of load shedding today. “The power system, however, remains tight and vulnerable and while Eskom is making every effort to limit load shedding, it could be implemented at short notice should there... read more

MAKING SA CLEAN AND GREEN

Government leaders from all three spheres of government, including Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Premiers, MECs and senior government officials, will today embark on various clean-up campaigns as part of the Good Green Deeds programme. This ground-breaking national... read more

NERSA GRANTS ESKOM 9.4% TARIFF INCREASE

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has granted Eskom a 9.41% tariff increase in the 2019/20 financial year. The regulator in September 2018 received two applications from the power utility with respect to Regulatory Clearing Account (RCA) Year 5... read more

Wesvaal Chamber: Post Budget Event

On Thursday, 07 March 2019, Klerksdorp Westvaal Chamber of Business had its 2019 Post Budget Event where they discussed the 2019 budget implications of Tito Mboweni, the current Minister of Finance in South Africa.  The Westvaal Chamber of Business is a non- profit... read more

LET’S GET SA CLEAN

The government has called on citizens to work with the government to clean up the country and contribute to solving the global and national environmental challenges. This initiative is part of the Good Green Deeds campaign that will be officially launched by President... read more

YOUNG STUDENT BECOMES INTERNET SENSATION

Eckhard Binding, who became an internet sensation after a video went viral in which he cleaned up the EFF’S litter, is a student at the University of the Free State. This young man relentlessly picked up the trash, while EFF protesters continue their attempts to... read more

HIGH PROBABILITY OF LOAD SHEDDING TODAY

With the power system remaining tight and vulnerable, there is a high probability of load shedding today, Eskom said on Wednesday. “Eskom did not implement rotational load shedding yesterday, but the risk of load shedding remains high for today as the system is still... read more

PETROL PRICE TO INCREASE ON WEDNESDAY

Consumers are in for a shock at the pumps as the price of petrol is set to increase by 74 cents a litre from Wednesday. The Department of Energy on Monday announced fuel hikes of 74 cents a litre for both grades of petrol 93 (ULP and LRP) and 95 (ULP and LRP). In its... read more

CFCI BIBLE COLLEGE NORTH WEST GRADUATION

On the first of March CFCI Bible College Klerksdorp made history when they had their first graduation for the class of 2018 in Klerksdorp. Friends and family gathered together on Friday night to attend the graduation of the first students that attended CFCI Bible... read more

SEWING IS THE NEW HANDMADE TREND

The annual sewing course presented by North West School of Design is bursting out of its seams  as a result of an influx of inquiries from the public who are eager to learn the skill of sewing. Sewing is the latest DIY and handmade trend as more people are moving back... read more

Esmirie Greyvensteyn Couture opens studio

Esmirie Greyvensteyn is 23 year-old fashion designer in Klerksdorp. She studied and obtained her fashion qualification at North West School of Design in 2018, top of her class. She won the Showstopper award at the annual Platinum Fashion Festival of North West School... read more

SA COMMITTED TO MORE RENEWABLE POWER

Government says it remains committed to expanding the availability of renewable power to enhance the country’s energy mix. This will ensure that South Africa significantly contributes to the global effort for a low-carbon and climate resilient world. In a statement on... read more
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