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.
EFF leader Julius Malema has announced that his party will donate R1 million towards the Marikana Massacre Amcu Trust Fund. (VIDEO)
For the first time in four years former Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi has attended the commemoration of the Marikana massacre.
EFF leader Julius Malema has thanked Marikana residents for voting the ANC out of the ward where 34 miners died in 2012. (VIDEO)
The ANC's failure to obtain an outright majority in Rustenburg paves the way for rebuilding the Marikana community, the DA said.
Two pupils, aged 16 and 18, have appeared in the Kroonstad Magistrate's Court on charges of hijacking and murder.
Mgaxolo Magidwana, who was shot seven times on August 16 2012, says the miners' fight for better wages is not over. [PICS and TWEETS]
Te North West provincial government said it is working towards delivering essential services in the Marikana area.