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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
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25 families take stand against mining giant

“Kumba wants everyone’s house … I’ve got my title deed”

Text by Ashleigh Furlong. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 29 January 2017
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Anglo American owned company rains rocks down on residents

Residents allege Kumba is trying to force them to leave

By Ashleigh Furlong - 13 January 2017
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Hearings on Khoi San Bill held with no translation into Khoi and San languages

Portfolio committee hearings in Northern Cape off to shaky start

By Nolundi Luwaya - 1 December 2016
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Undocumented Zimbabweans detained while trying to return to their country

Home Affairs says it's the law

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 September 2016
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Rough diamonds: De Beers responds

Life, not money, was our concern, says spokesman about company's rescue effort at Bontekoe

An interview with Tom Tweedy of De Beers - 30 June 2016
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Rough diamonds - part four: Illicit digging carries on

Miners are excavating new tunnels

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 30 June 2016
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Rough diamonds - part three: “If we could work legally, we wouldn’t break the law”

Department of Mineral Resources criticised for its handling of mining disaster

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 29 June 2016
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Rough diamonds - part two: “We held onto De Beers, but De Beers drifted away”

Unemployment in Namaqualand still fuels illicit mining today

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 28 June 2016
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Rough diamonds - part one: Ten dead men

A desperate quest in a makeshift mine leads to tragedy

Text by Kimon de Greef. Photos by Shaun Swingler. - 27 June 2016