Newspapers ABC Q4 2019: A lacklustre final quarter for newspapers

30 August 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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SLAUGHTERED 

26 April 2021

Rustenburg – Thousands of chickens died on the N4 on 21 April before they reached the kill blade. In fact, according to an anonymous farmer, these deaths are considered ‘part of doing business’. 
Chickens also die like flies due to unnatural growth, harsh living conditions, sudden death syndrome, and death during transport. The poultry business is unforgiving – even in the care of the most compassionate farmer. 

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"He wants to kill you" 

19 April 2021

Rustenburg – “He wants to kill you!” Even for a revered psychologist like Dr Amanda Agathagalou, these words and the ordeal of Monday 12 April are going to haunt her for time to come. Usually being the one helping others dealing with trauma, Dr Agathagalou and her colleagues were on the receiving end of it when a – what seemed to be drug induced, psychotic man – tried to shoot them at their Kerk Street offices on Monday 12 April. 

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Midtown CBD ...or... Tsotsi Town?

12 April 2021

Rustenburg – In just one of several incidents over the past few weeks, two people were attacked in broad daylight in the hustling Rustenburg central business district (CBD) on Wednesday 7 April.

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ZINNIA- OR PONGVILLE?

06 April 2021

Zinniaville/ Rustenburg – It is difficult to stay upbeat, even if it is a sunny morning or you have nice plans for the weekend ahead, when confronted by the foul smell filling the air in Zinniaville and its industrial area. On Friday 26 March, Tuesday 30 March and Wednesday 31 March the pong was unbearable, which prompted a call to Platinum Weekly’s offices. 

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Set free

30 March 2021

Olifantsnek – Human Rights Day on 21 March is a time to appreciate the rights and privileges we so often take for granted. We must always ensure that the country’s most vulnerable and marginalised people are not forgotten or neglected. 

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The upside of down syndrome

23 March 2021

Rustenburg – For the last decade, the United Nations have recognised 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day. The number 21 is significant as 21 is the chromosome which is duplicated in people with Down Syndrome. 

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Taxi rivalry turns violent 

09 March 2021

Rustenburg – A 45-year-old man was shot and seriously injured when the rivalry between two taxi associations turned violent in Rustenburg North on Tuesday 23 February at around 12. 

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Armed robbery attempted kidnapping shootout!

09 March 2021

Rustenburg – Police are investigating a case of armed robbery at a tuck shop in Kruger street on Sunday 28 February. According to police spokesperson Ofentse Mokgadi, five suspects entered the shop and pretended to be customers whereafter they robbed the owner of an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Walking by Faith 

08 March 2021

Koster/ Rustenburg – Koster local Patrick Styles, ‘the man with the cross’, has been spotted all over South Africa for the past eight years. At the age of almost 60, come rain or shine, Patrick still picks up his cross every year and walks through the country to share the message of God’s love with his fellow man.

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