Articles by Selby Nomnganga

Photo of a grave

Apartheid survives beyond the grave

Upington’s neglected cemeteries reflect the divisions of the past

By Selby Nomnganga - 12 February 2018
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Man dies from dog bites 39 days later

Many unanswered questions on how Andries Afrikaner came to die

By Selby Nomnganga - 31 March 2017
Photo of William Sifumba in front of monument to "Upington 26".

Telling the story of the“Upington 26”

Locked gates keep residents out of memorial

By Selby Nomnganga - 1 July 2016

Anger as municipality forces small farmers to pay to use common land

Already hit by drought, small farmers in the Upington area will now have to pay fees to graze their animals on common land.

Selby Nomnganga - 29 May 2014

//Khara Hais local municipality continues to ignore Auditor General

For two successive years //Khara Hais local municipality in Upington has had qualified audit reports. Now, at its most recent council meeting, the municipality approved irregular and unauthorized expenditure of R4 million incurred since November 2013.

Selby Nomnganga - 20 March 2014

MK veterans and Upington 26 murder trialists claim exceptionalism

In Upington, 40 four-roomed RDP-size houses reserved for ex-political prisoners and MK veterans were occupied in the course of 2013. None of the occupiers have to date paid for municipal services and some are subletting their properties.

Selby Nomnganga - 19 March 2014

My grandchild can’t read or write

A pensioner who only had two years of schooling taught himself to read and write, while his grandson, who has reached grade 9, can’t read.

Selby Nomnganga - 11 March 2014

Teachers face disciplinary charges for teaching in mother-tongue

Two teachers at Vela-Langa Primary school in Upington are facing a disciplinary hearing today and tomorrow for teaching their grade two classes in SeTswana and Afrikaans.

Selby Nomnganga - 25 February 2014

Less than 2km of Upington street paved after a year

An expanded public works project in Upington to pave three streets of 1.8km is incomplete a year later and no account can be given of the project by the Department of Public Works, the local municipality, or the responsible councillor.

Selby Nomnganga - 5 February 2014

Over 40 degrees but not a heat wave in Upington

Temperatures in Upington in the Northern Cape have risen to over 40 degrees. But it’s still not an official heatwave for this scorching hot part of the country.

Selby Nomnganga - 28 January 2014

Drought and debt for Northern Cape small farmers

In the middle of a drought, small scale subsistence farmers on the outskirts of Paballelo in the Northern Cape are facing a bill of R1.3 million for water.

Selby Nomnganga - 5 December 2013

Chaotic language policy goes to rights commission

Mr. Zolile Prusente is the curriculum specialist with the regional education department in Upington. Recently, he sent a complaint to the South African Human Rights Commission regarding a problematic shift in language policy in the past year.

Selby Nomnganga - 26 July 2013

Venezuela: Lessons for South Africa

Hugo Chavez’s chosen successor Nicolas Maduro, has scraped through with a lead of 240,000 votes against the opposition of Henrique Capriles. Maduro is to lead the Venezuelan state in continuing the program of social reforms known as the Bolivarian Missions, where the state after nationalising the oil company, used that revenue for the betterment of the poorest sectors of society. Health care, housing and education are made available through the Missions.

Selby Nomnganga - 24 April 2013