Premier Supra Mahumapelo has approached the court to stop the North West Business Forum from publishing any "defamatory" statements against him.
The Rustenburg city council has unanimously resolved to appoint Nqobile Sithole as the new municipal manager.
Hilton Boyce, accused along with his stepfather of defrauding a North West feed company of R25 million, blames his dead mother for his legal woes.
Eight suspects have been arrested by the Hawks after a major operation targeting card cloning and card swiping in North West.
The North West government will continue with plans to erect a capture site statue of President Jacob Zuma near Zeerust, says Premier Supra Mahumapelo.
At least 113 families have been evacuated after their homes were flooded in Rustenburg in the North West Province, the municipality said.
Three people, including a primary school boy, have died during heavy rains in the North West province, the provincial government said.
Two people died in Phokeng near Rustenburg following floods in the area, the Rustenburg municipality has said.