A functioning society relies on proactive citizens who do more than complain and point fingers at the government, writes Mpho Moshe Matheolane.
Why did the news of a school teacher having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old pass without a glimmer, asks Mpho Moshe Matheolane.
Mafikeng is the capital city of the North West -- but it sure doesn't look like it. Even after administrators were brought in to run the city.
Dihatshwane village just outside Mafikeng in the North West is arguably one of the most neglected villages in the province.
Forty-nine students were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly setting fire to one of the residences at the Mafikeng Campus of North West University.
Two guard houses and a hostel recreation room were damaged in continued arson attacks at the Mafikeng campus of the North West University.
Nobody has been arrested yet in connection with various arson attacks that damaged several buildings on the Mafikeng campus of North West University.
The Mafikeng campus of the North West University will reopen on September 15 after violent protests disrupted classes.
New Orlando Pirates coach Rudi Krol hit the jackpot by winning the Telkom Charity Cup against arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday night.
The case of Skielik murder accused Johan Nel has been transferred to the Mmabatho High Court in Mafikeng.
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.
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
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
Staff at the University of the North West have stayed away from work following a dispute with campus managers over recruitment and promotion, it emerged on Thursday.
The first national academy for intelligence in South Africa was opened in Mafikeng in the North West on Friday. Deputy President Jacob Zuma said that the establishment of the academy showed that intelligence had become an indispensable tool in the management of modern states.
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.
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 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 2Â 100 new TB patients start treatment in the province.
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.
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.