Elections 2021: Fragile coalitions erode basic services in Nama Khoi municipality

R205 million in irregular expenditure in 2020, R201 million in 2019, R198 million in 2018

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10 June 2021

Elections 2021: Despite scandals and huge wastage, the ANC council looks secure in Hantam

This Northern Cape ward covers a massive amount of territory and only has 22,000 people, but it exemplifies the local government problems across the country

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26 May 2021

Upington municipality breaks promise to protesters

Dawid Kruiper mayor and speaker “not available” for promised council meeting

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10 December 2020

Green Scorpions probe coastal dams

Diamond mining technique on Namaqualand beaches under scrutiny

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26 June 2020

Residents demand transport for learners who walk up to 9km

Department promises emergency transport this week

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13 January 2020

What Appeal Court’s fracking judgment means

Ruling may lead to better environmental oversight

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14 August 2019

Lottery-funded rehab centre unfinished after two years

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

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12 August 2019

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

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7 August 2019

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.

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5 August 2019

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

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1 August 2019

South Africa’s KAT has begun prowling the universe

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

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5 March 2019

How the SKA is helping South Africa

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

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24 January 2019

Karoo project will unlock universe’s mysteries

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

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24 January 2019

Kumba Iron Ore demolishes Dingleton hostel

Residents losing long battle to stay in abandoned town

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16 January 2019

Municipality in debt so Eskom cuts electricity to households

Eskom is owed over R258 million by several Northern Cape towns

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25 October 2017

Mining company to begin mediation talks with Northern Cape community

Conditions in Dingleton are intolerable says attorney

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24 April 2017