SABC News Northern Cape

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The latest news, updates and current affairs from the Northern Cape.
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MAY
Northern Cape Premier, Sylvia Lucas, has handed over documents for investigation into alleged fraudulent activities that took place at the province's Economic Development department, to the Hawks. The department's former MEC, Ntsikelelo Jack, was one of those axed by the premier, during an urgent cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday. The reshuffle was done a day before the ANC's provincial elective conference, and was slammed by the national ANC. Premier's spokesperson, Bronwyn Thomas…
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MAY
Homeless people living on the streets of Kimberley in the Northern Cape say they feel neglected by mainstream society. They say with winter approaching, their challenges which include an endless search for food have doubled. The homeless say they appreciate every effort made to ensure that their living conditions are bearable. This includes a Social Relief programme launched by the Social Development department, worth 7 million rand. Noluthando Ngcakani filed this report…
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MAY
Hundreds of illegal miners marched in Kimberleyin the Northern Cape demanding to be granted mining permits and recognition from government. The illegal miners also claim that De Beers and eKapa.mining companies are deceiving the public by stating that there is no diamond on the land that they mine on, while there is. Refilwe Gaeswe reports
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MAY
The results of the elective conference of the ANC in the Northern Cape is set to be challenged by former ANC provincial treasurer Sylvia Lucas. Lucas lost out the position of chairperson of the Northern Cape ANC to Zamani Saul after she declined her nomination - saying the process was flawed. Neo Bodumela reports...
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APR
The ANC in the Northern Cape has lost ward 2 in the Dikgatlong Municipality at Barkly West, to an independent candidate. Mentley Bezuidenhoudt won the by-elections with 45 percent of the 54 percent votes cast. The ANC received 20 percent. The ward which became vacant after the death of the ANC councillor was recently plagued by violent service delivery protests, with residents accusing the ANC of failing to deliver basic services. The IEC's Elkin Topkins says the by-elections went smoothly without any hiccups…
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Black First Land First (BLF) and small-scale miners gathered at the Samaria Informal Settlement in Kimberleyin the Northern Cape to discuss the unfair treatment of Zama-Zama's by the government. Black First Land First Deputy Presidents Zanele Lwana says that the small-scale miners have the right to mine the land owned by the mining giants and called for the immediate recognition and legalization of small-scale mining.
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APR
Two men including a Zimbabwean national have been arrested at Vioolsdrift Border in the Northern Cape for contravening the Immigation Act. The two suspects are accused of fraudulently renewing passports of foreign nationals and taking bribes. They will appear at the Springbok Magistrate Court on Wednesday. Hawks provincial spokesperson, Philane Nkwalase...
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Six-year-old twin boys have died near Hopetown in the Northern Cape after a bus crashed into the donkey cart they had been travelling in late last night. It's understood that the boys' parents had pulled over onto the side of the road on the N12 last night to secure the donkey to the cart. Netcare spokesperson Chris Botha describes what happened next...
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Bravery comes in many forms. That was the message at unveiling of a monument in remembrance of the Concordia town guards. The men took a brave decision about their participation in the Great South African War as Boer forces attacked the British in Namaqualand. Wejoenke Kambungu and Luvolwethu Xavata compiled this report...
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Former Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters and former Minister of Energy Tina Joemat Peterrsson received a warm welcome back home ceremony at the Northern Cape theatre in Kimberley. Both Ministers resigned as Members of Parliament after they were chopped from the national cabinet by President Jacob Zuma during a surprise midnight reshuffle earlier this month. The were welcomed during a rally hosted by the provincial ANC Youth league. Neria Hlakotsa attended the rally and has filed the following report...