North West police have welcomed two separate life sentences handed to two men convicted of rape and murder.
The ANC has consolidated its power in Rustenburg by signing a coalition agreement with the Botho Community Movement.
A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly strangling his younger brother to death, North West police said.
Newly re-elected Rustenbug mayor Mpho Khunou said abject poverty was the enemy of the people in his municipality.
The ANC has managed to hold on to Rustenburg, the only ANC-controlled municipality in North West which was at risk of falling to the opposition.
The newly-constituted Tshwane executive council has elected the DA’s Solly Msimanga as executive mayor.
EFF supporters carried a giant mock cross declaring that Jesus has arrived, ahead of the first council sitting in Rustenburg.
The ANC used its majority in the Madibeng local municipality to retain Jostina Mothibe as the mayor and elect Kabelo Ntshabele as the Speaker.
Opposition parties are poised to unseat the African National Congress in Rustenburg at the first council sitting on Friday.
One in four women living in Rustenburg is raped during her lifetime, according to a report released by Doctors Without Borders.
It is one of the greatest tragedies of the new SA, but there were no government officials or ANC politicians in Marikana.
Three North West children who had taken ill after eating at a neighbour’s house were found dead in their home.
African News Agency correspondent Molaole Montsho was present on the day 34 mine workers were gunned down by police in Marikana.
EFF leader Julius Malema’s reference to President Zuma’s well known quote could offer a clue to the party’s coalition prospects.
The North West provincial government will ensure that services are delivered to the people of Marikana, Premier Supra Mahumapelo said.