More arson attacks at Mafikeng campus

Staff Reporter

Two guard houses and a hostel recreation room were damaged in continued arson attacks at the Mafikeng campus of the North West University.

No arrests over Mafikeng campus fires

Staff Reporter

Nobody has been arrested yet in connection with various arson attacks that damaged several buildings on the Mafikeng campus of North West University.

Land-reform problems plague Southern Africa

Moyiga Nduru

Since the advent of democracy a decade ago in South Africa, efforts have been made to give the country's majority black population opportunities in the farming sector. During the colonial era and under apartheid, blacks were dispossessed of land -- and often prevented from buying it.

Show us the defectors, challenges DA

Staff Reporter

The Democratic Alliance in the North West has challenged the African National Congress to show proof that 20 of its members had defected to the ruling party. DA spokesperson Barbara Harrison claimed that the ANC was busy with an election strategy to distract attention from a decade of failures and non-delivery. Special Report: Elections 2004

Equatorial Guinea asks Mbeki for help

Staff Reporter

President Thabo Mbeki had a midnight meeting with a delegation from Equatorial Guinea regarding the alleged mercenaries arrested in that country, he said on Thursday. Mbeki said the country has asked South Africa for help in ensuring that the trial of the arrested men is transparent and fair. E Guinea, SA meet on coup attempt

Amakhosi win after tense penalty shootout

Staff Reporter

In front of a capacity crowd at Mafikeng's Mmabatho Stadium, Kaizer Chiefs beat defending Vodacom Challenge champions AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo 6-5 in a penalty shootout after playing to a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon. AS Vita were leading 1-0 at the break.

Minister: Road accidents affect growth

Lehuma Ntuane

Ahead of the December festive season, Transport Minister Jeff Radebe on the weekend warned that road accidents not only cost lives but can negatively affect the country's economic-growth targets. Road accidents cost the economy an estimated R43-billion each year, the minister said.

North West budgets for TB lab tests

Staff Reporter

North West province has set aside R14-million for laboratory tests to diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and get patients on treatment as soon as possible, the provincial health department said on Tuesday. A departmental spokesperson said every month at least 2 100 new TB patients start treatment in the province.

Cases of super TB reported in North West

Staff Reporter

Ten cases of the extreme drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) have been reported in North West, the provincial department of health said on Friday. Spokesperson Lesiba Molala said four people have since died from the disease, while six others were being monitored at the Tshepong hospital complex in Klerksdorp.

Strike interdicted in Mafikeng

Staff Reporter

Lectures at the University of the North West's Mafikeng campus will continue as normal on Wednesday following protests by students. "A court interdict was served on the South African Students Congress (Sasco) and ANC youth league to call off the illegal protest," university spokesperson Sam Motabogi said on Tuesday.

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