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What Appeal Court’s fracking judgment means

Ruling may lead to better environmental oversight

By Wilmien Wicomb - 14 August 2019
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Lottery-funded rehab centre unfinished after two years

#DodgyLottery part four: R17 million has been spent on Kuruman facility

By Raymond Joseph - 12 August 2019
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The Lottery-funded library with empty shelves

#DodgyLottery part three: R20 million has been spent on the Credo Mutwa Museum and Library, with very little to show for it

By Raymond Joseph - 7 August 2019
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Kuruman’s unfinished R23 million old age home

#DodgyLottery part two: The National Lotteries Commission has denied that companies linked to its COO are involved. We present evidence to the contrary.

By Raymond Joseph - 5 August 2019
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Conflicts of interest and incomplete projects: How Lottery money is being spent

#DodgyLottery part one: National Lotteries Commission COO Phillemon Letwaba linked to controversial grants

By Raymond Joseph - 1 August 2019
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South Africa’s KAT has begun prowling the universe

MeerKAT is tuning into thousands of “radio channels” at a time

By Elsabé Brits - 5 March 2019
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How the SKA is helping South Africa

Northern Cape towns benefit from one of the world’s largest astronomy projects

By Elsabé Brits - 24 January 2019
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Karoo project will unlock universe’s mysteries

A massive but simple telescope is being made from wire mesh, PVC and telephone poles

By Elsabé Brits - 24 January 2019
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Kumba Iron Ore demolishes Dingleton hostel

Residents losing long battle to stay in abandoned town

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 January 2019
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Municipality in debt so Eskom cuts electricity to households

Eskom is owed over R258 million by several Northern Cape towns

By Barbara Maregele - 25 October 2017
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Mining company to begin mediation talks with Northern Cape community

Conditions in Dingleton are intolerable says attorney

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 24 April 2017
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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
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Police allegedly beat man from Congo to death

IPID refers case to Director of Public Prosecutions

By Bernard Chiguvare - 21 February 2017
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Mining company fights Northern Cape community over asbestos

Kumba Iron Ore takes Dingleton residents to court

Text by Ashleigh Furlong. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 9 February 2017
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Workers told to eat and change under a tree

Labour department issues compliance order against Northern Cape company

By Ray Mwareya and Tichaona Jongwe - 3 February 2017
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Move to make way for mine turns sour for Northern Cape residents

Dozens of families that relocated from Dingleton to Siyathemba thought they would be better off

Text by Ashleigh Furlong. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 3 February 2017