SABC News Northern Cape

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The latest news, updates and current affairs from the Northern Cape.
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Community members in the Frances Baard municipality in the Northern Cape are up in arms about what they call high electricity costs in the region. National Energy regulator (NERSA) regulations stipulate that 100 units of electricity should cost about R108 but residents are paying much more than that. Municipalities in the district have faced several challenges when it comes to electricity. Neo Bodumela compiled this report.
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The Lifeline organisation in the Northern Cape has launched a weekly programme to address social ills plaguing the province. Thursday in Black campaign will be a weekly silent protest aimed at addressing issues such as human trafficking, rape, molestation and violence amongst other things. Kimberley residents joined the silent protest through the streets of Kimberley. Luvolwethu Qavata reports…
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The Northern Cape department of Environment and Nature Conservation has condemned the increased killing of snakes by Kuruman residents. Recent heavy rains have been blamed for the increased visibility of snakes. Residents are urged to contact departmental officials if they need snakes captured and released into the wild. Provincial departmental spokesperson, Lesego Pule elaborates…
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Youth in the Northern Cape have found creative ways of tackling the scourge of unemployment facing the province. They are shooting a movie titled Okapi, which talks about Kimberley, and its infamous stories of knife stabbings. The province is also battling the high rate of unemployment, which currently stands at 43 percent. Lerato Segalo reports…
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No date has been set for the ANC's provincial elective conference expected to take place in the Northern Cape. The conference was postponed last month to March twenty second, following allegations of voter manipulations at branch general meetings, which elect preferred candidates for PEC positions. The party's provincial secretary, Zamani Saul has denied allegations that there disputes at branches in the province.
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The construction of the Northern Cape's first ever rehabilitation centre is currently underway in Kimberley and is expected to be completed by November. The R60million centre is expected to accommodate 40 in-patients. The centre was expected to cost the provincial government about 40-million-rand to build but due to squabbles with contractors the costs have escalated to 60-million-Rand. Neria Hlakotsa has more...
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Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe welcomes the Constitutional court's ruling that social security agency SASSA and Cash Payment Services should continue with their mandate to pay social grants for the next 12 months. SASSA and CPS have been ordered to ensure that grants are paid to the 17 million recipients on April 1. Radebe was speaking at the side-lines of an Imbizo in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape. Refilwe Gaeswe compiled this report…
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Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has launched the 2017 Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign in Kuruman in the Northern Cape. The Apply Now/Khetha Career Guidance Campaign is aimed at encouraging secondary school learners to apply on time for admission to higher education institutions and to impart career advice. Neo Bodumela reports.
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The Northern Cape department of health has issued a warning for an outbreak of human myiasis or parasitic flies in the province. This is a first of its kind outbreak in the province although other cases have been reported in Limpopo, North West and Gauteng. Neo Bodumela compiled this report...
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The Office of Health Standards Compliance (OHSC) has embarked on a roadshow to inform communities about the services that the office offers. The OHSC enforces compliance to health standards in health care facilities in both private and public sector. The office was in the Northern Cape this week to set up the complaints call centre where communities can lodge their grievances. OHSC spokesperson Ricardo Mahlakanya...