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25
MAR

The fraud case against Northern Cape's acting HOD for the health department has been postponed

The fraud case against Northern Cape's acting HOD for the health department, Dr. Deon Tuys has been postponed to the 9th of June this year, for pre-trial consultation. Tuys briefly appeared in the Kimberley magistrates court today. He was arrested by the Hawks earlier this month for allegedly contravening the Public Funds Management Act pertaining lease agreements of nursing homes amounting to 96 million rand in 2014. He is currently out on a bail of 30-thousand-rand. National Prosecuting Authority's Mojalefa Senokoatsane…
25
MAR

Night clubs in Kimberley have re-opened but are now operating as taverns

It is exactly a year since the Covid 19 National Disaster was declared. This led to the pronouncement of a national lockdown, which started with strict regulations. Most businesses were completely shut during the hard lockdown. Regulations were relaxed as the spread of Covid 19 was brought under control, but most businesses could not re-open as they could not survive for weeks without any cash flow. The country is currently under alert level one but nightclubs are still not allowed to operate. Northern Cape nightclub owners say they had to think like real business people in order to safe jobs and their businesses. Motlalepule Morake compiled this report by Puleng Modupe…
24
MAR

Service delivery protests at Roodepan near Kimberley

Sewage spilling into houses and shacks, and lack of basic services has led to Roodepan residents near Kimberley to go on a rampage. The residents, joined by those from Ivory Park, Lethabo Park and White City blockaded the main Road leading into their areas with rocks and burning tyres.They are now calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to address them, as they say Sol Plaatje municipality in Kimberley has failed them.Puleng Modupe reports…
21
MAR

An alleged diamond dealer who was found in possession of over 2-hundred diamonds has been arrested

An alleged diamond dealer who was found in possession of over 2-hundred diamonds has been arrested in the Northern Cape. Port Nolloth police say the 57-year-old man was arrested following a tip-off. Police confiscated diamonds, diamonds testers, digital scales and over 32-thousand-rand in cash. Provincial police spokesperson, Mohale Ramatseba says the case has been handed over to the Hawks for further investigation….
15
MAR

Residents of Magareng Municipality in Warrenton planning to take control of the municipality's water services

Residents of Magareng Municipality in Warrenton in the Northern Cape are planning to take over the control of the municipality's infrastructure and water services. This is the second community to have come up with such an initiative in the province. Last month residents of Kimberley in the Sol Plaatje Municipality also announced such an initiative. A member of Warrenvale-Ikhutseng Concerned Group, Aubrey Vale says municipality is providing them with dirty water…..
15
MAR

The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure supports the total shutdown of tertiary institutions

The National Union of Mineworkers Youth Structure ( NUMYS), says it cannot be right for government to spent billions of money on State Capture Commission while denying students free education at tertiary institutions. NUMYS is the latest to throw its support behind the announcement of the total shutdown of tertiary institutions tomorrow. The organisation is calling for the ANC led government to provice free and decolonised education at all tertiary institutions in the country. NUM's Youth Structure National Secretary is Bonginkosi Mrasi......
14
MAR

Unfinished school construction a concern to Barkley West residents

Residents of Makweteng Township in Barkley West outside Kimberley are calling on the department of Education in the Northern Cape not to let the construction of a school in the rea to collapse following abandonment of the project by the contractor. It is alleged that the deaprtment failed to pay the construction company. Residents claim that the department promised the community that over 90-million-rand has been set aside for the construction of the school. Speaking on behalf of the residents Nobelungu Nowapane filed the followig report...
14
MAR

A Kimberley family says they were forced to pick up remains of their loved ones from a burnt shack

A Kimberley family who lost their daughter and her two children in a shack fire last week said they were forced to pick up the remains of their loved ones after the police's forensic team failed to do it. The 30-year-old Patricia Sekgoro and her two children Kitso and Bokhutlo were burnt to death on Friday evening at Snake Park informal settlement in Galeshewe. The family said the experience left them devastated. Nobelungu Nowapane filed the following report....
14
MAR

Four people have died in a head on collision involving two vehicles and a truck, near Delportshoop

Police in the Northern Cape are investigating a case of culpable homicide after four people died in a head on collision involving two vehicles and a truck, near Delportshoop. The truck driver and the driver of one of the vehicles are currently in critical conditions in hospital.Bodies of two adults were trapped in one of the sedans. Police spokesperson Bahoabile Kale says investigations are continuing…
14
MAR

The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, will be implemented on the first of April

The National Khoisan Council says Khoi and San communities must get themselves ready for the commencement of the Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act, to be implemented on the first of April. This after the meeting the Council had with President Cyril Ramaphosa, ahead of the implementation of the Act next month. The Council's secretary, Frans Kraalshoek says the President has promised that government will be assisting with the rebuilding of the Khoisan structures which urgently needs attention...

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