Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

19 April 2021

The decline in newspaper circulation continued in the last quarter of the Audit Bureau of Circulation of South Africa's results for 2019, with Q4 showing a decline of 4.7% on the previous quarter and 9.1% on the prior year.

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By hook or by crook
it's a bad hair day 

22 February 2021

Rustenburg – The hair and beauty salons in Rustenburg are atwitter about visits from the national bargaining council for the hairdressing, cosmetology, beauty and skincare industry (HCSBC). 

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‘The couple that steals together stays together’

15 February 2021

Brits – Gift Mashimbye (26) and Kgaogelo Maleka (28) appeared before the Brits Magistrates’ Court on a charge of car hijacking on Wednesday 10 February. 

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ON A BICYCLE MADE FOR TWO

15 February 2021

Rustenburg – There is something very romantic about a couple cycling on a tandem. Blame it on growing up with Nat King Cole’s lyrics:

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Incidental Wetland
WHERE HAS ALL THE WATER GONE? 
Long-time flowing...

27 January 2021

Rustenburg – The warning that there will be no water in Rustenburg suburbs has become a familiar refrain so when Platinum Weekly discovered a recent scientific publication documenting that leaking drinking water had created a wetland in Kgaswane Mountain Reserve - visible on Google Earth Pro, we did not know whether to laugh or cry. 

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R2 million owed to workers

22 January 2021

Rustenburg – Former employees of Shepherd Bushiri, founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, expressed their frustration for not being fully paid for the period they worked at the Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa in the Magaliesberg by protesting in the road leading to the spa on Monday 18 January 2021. The protest was peaceful, yet management refused to come out to discuss their plans with them.

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TWINS REUNITED WITH THEIR MOTHER

22 January 2021

Rustenburg – A mother’s anguish for being separated from her twin babies for a month and a half ended when their biological father was arrested in Evaton, Gauteng on Wednesday 13 January. The 37-year-old man was charged with the kidnapping of the twins on Thursday, 26 November 2020.

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Meeting an Olympic legend 

19 January 2021

Rustenburg – The legendary South African swimming champion Penny Heyns touched the hearts of the learners during a swimming clinic hosted at Fields College on Tuesday 12 January.

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More than 300 arrested during New Year blitz

12 January 2021

NW – The North West police arrested 305 suspects from Thursday 31 December 2020 to 1 January 2021 as their Safer Festive Season operations shifted into top gear.

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Police officers injured in cash heist  

12 January 2021

Rustenburg – Two police officers were shot and injured when a group of four armed men who had just robbed the Safari SUPERSPAR on Monday 4 January, fled the scene.  

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