Marikana is a hive of activity as scores of mine workers are leaving for their respective homes for the festive season.
The North West health department says the migration to mining towns such as Rustenburg contributes to the high rate of HIV infections.
Residents of Rustenburg in the North West have called on police to immediately deal with drug abuse, human trafficking and the existence of brothels in the area.
Incidents of mob justice continue unabated in many communities around Rustenburg in the North West, despite calls by the police to allow the law to take its course.
Opposition parties at the Bojanala District Municipality in Rustenburg in the North West are calling for a review of the appointment of the new Municipal Manager.