SABC News Northern Cape

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The latest news, updates and current affairs from the Northern Cape.
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A man accused of raping two boys - aged 10 and 11 years - has appeared briefly at the Galeshewe Magistrates court near Kimberley. The two boys were allegedly raped by the accused at his tuck-shop in December last year. During court proceedings the defence requested that the accused only have to report to the Kimberley Police Station once a week, instead of the three-day order he's currently under.The case was postponed for further investigations. Luvolwethu Qavata has more….
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Two Karoo schools in the Northern Cape have received mobile science laboratories. In 2016, the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, visited the area where she promised to assist the community with learning equipment to improve the standard of Maths and Science. In his State of the Nation Address - President Jacob Zuma - said government will prioritise Maths and Science. Neo Bodumela compiled this report…
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A newly formed farmers union, Rainbow Farmers Union has been launched at Gamorona Village, near Kuruman in the Northern Cape. The Union currently reports four-hundred farmers in different sectors. The union will incorporate all farmers and offer assistance and mentorship to emerging farmers in the region. Lerato Segalo reports....
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ANC Branch General Meetings (BGM) in the Northern Cape have been plagued by violence ahead of the conference which will be in March. Reports of fights during meetings have emerged with some members saying they have been deliberately excluded from meetings. Neo Bodumela compiled this report.
10
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The case of a 39-year-old man, Mzwandile Nqozi, who allegedly chopped up his wife's body and stuffed the body parts in a plastic bag, then buried it in a nearby veld in Kimberley was postponed to March. Both parties, State Advocate Joyleen Mabaso and Advocate Pierrie Fourie for the defence, are expected to hand in their written heads of argument next week. Nqozi remains in custody.
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Despite corporal punishment being banned in the country, the practice continues at GI Jansen Primary School at Windsorton, in the Northern Cape. Last year a video depicting on the teaching canning a learner, went viral on social media. The provincial department of education has now launched an investigation into the matter. Lerato Segalo and Noluthando Ngcakani compiled this report…..
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About 1400 pupils at Rosendal Intermediate School in Upington in the Northern Cape have received a 1.3 million-rand new multi-purpose sports court, following the school being adjudged to be one of the fittest primary school in the country, in the 2016 let's play Challenge. Kgotaco Selao reports...
08
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Ten unemployed agricultural graduates have been deployed in land reform projects in the Northern Cape. The students will gain practical experiences through assisting with project management, enterprise development and economics. Kgotaco Selao reports...
08
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The National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union, Nehawu, in the Northern Cape says that it will challenge a decision by the provincial department of health to dismiss 400 workers. Letters of dismissal are being sent to the workers who participated in a three month long strike at the Kimberley Hospital last year. Luvolwethu Qavata and Neo Bodumela compiled this report
08
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The parliamentary select committee on education and recreation has tasked the Northern Cape department of education with the onus of upgrading its school infrastructure. This, according to the committee, will help improve learner performance and drive. The members National Council of Provinces visited schools in the province assessing their state and providing possible solutions. Neo Bodumela and Neria Hlakotsa compiled this report.
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The Northern Cape has 227 disabled children on their waiting list who still need placement at special schools. The province has 11 special schools for disabled children, which are still not enough. Parents who have been on the waiting list for over a decade have now resorted to a cramped, informal day care for children of different ages and disabilities. Lerato Segalo reports…
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An official of the Sol Plaatje Municipality in the Northern Cape has been arrested on charges pertaining to an alleged building plan scam. The man works in the Kimberley based municipality's Plan and Structure office which is charged with approving building and extension plans of buildings in the municipality. Neo Bodumela compiled this report…