North West

SACP must contest 2021 local govt elections

The Young Communist League (YCL) Treasurer, Kebaabetswe Nkate, has reiterated their position that the South African Communist Party (SACP) must contest the 2021 local government elections for the benefit of the working class. Nkate was speaking at a Red October rally held in Klerksdorp in the North West on Sunday. She says[…]

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Suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher turns to courts

The teacher recently chastised for racially segregating grade R pupils at a school in Schweizer-Reneke in the North West did not have a hand in seating the children according to race as the pictured classroom was not hers, according to court papers. In the court papers lodged by trade union[…]

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Late anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada’s nephew and son killed in apparent robbery

The nephew of the late anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada and his son were killed in a robbery on Thursday night. The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has sent its condolences to the Kathrada family after the murder of Yunus Kathrada and his son Moulana Ahmed Kathrada. The 65-year-old and his 28-year-old son were killed during a robbery at their home in Schweizer Reneke, North West. “This was the[…]

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Mahumapelo’s days in office are numbered: Analyst

Political analyst, Ralph Mathekga says Supra Mahumapelo’s days as North West Premier are numbered and it is just a matter of time before he is replaced. Mahumapelo took leave of absence on Wednesday and appointed Finance MEC Wendy Nelson to be acting Premier. This after he reneged on his pledge[…]

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Hawks probe Supra’s R1.5m ‘gift’ to Zuma

North West premier Supra Mahumapelo gave Jacob Zuma a herd of cattle worth R1.5-million as a gift – and paid for it using public funds. The cows, which should have gone to emerging farmers in the province, were delivered to Nkandla and signed for by Zuma himself. Now the Hawks[…]

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Mahikeng cultural centre burns down

A cultural centre in Mahikeng has burned down amid violent protests targeting Premier Supra Mahumapelo. A TimesLIVE reporter witnessed flames engulfing the centre. One man died in the North West capital on Thursday evening during a car chase between police and protesters. President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to visit the[…]

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Somali truck bomb suspects appear in military court

Five suspects are facing charges in connection with the truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu last year which killed more than 500 people, Radioshabelle reported yesterday. Making their first appearance before a military court, the five men were named as Hassan Adan Isack, the driver of a second vehicle;[…]

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DA North West deputy missing in Nepal

The DA’s deputy North West leader, Petro Nel, went missing while on a sightseeing flight in Nepal on Thursday. “She is on holiday there and went on a sightseeing tour earlier this morning [Thursday] and didn’t return on time,” former DA North West leader Chris Hattingh said. A search and[…]

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