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Fetal illness is scarring the Karoo
Fetal illness is scarring the Karoo
'The doctor told me that she had a heart condition," Santie Coetzee* said. Her voice was barely audible. She tightened her grip on the crumpled...
Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world
Violence, pregnant teenagers and booze at De Aar's end of the world
South Africans are among the world's heaviest drinkers. A 2011 World Health Organisation report estimates that we consume an average of 9.46...
How to wean moms off the bottle
How to wean moms off the bottle
'Every time he struggles with his school work I blame myself as a mother," says Geraldine Niemand*, fiddling uncomfortably with the...
[Slideshow]M&G's top photos of 2013
[Slideshow]M&G's top photos of 2013
From Madiba’s funeral procession to protesting farmworkers and Zimbabwe’s elections, see which M&G images best captured 2013.
Ravages of alcohol can be countered
Ravages of alcohol can be countered
The convoluted political history of South Africa over the past 400 years has contributed to the alcohol-abuse epidemic at all levels of society....
Crowd boos ANC speakers at De Aar May Day rally
Crowd boos ANC speakers at De Aar May Day rally
The ANC faced a tough audience in a dry, hot De Aar on Sunday when party leaders attended the Workers' Day rally organised by the Congress of South...
Mayor arrested on fraud charge
Mayor arrested on fraud charge
The mayor, speaker and city manager of the Emthanjeni Municipality in De Aar have been arrested on charges of fraud, Northern Cape police said on...
Higher fuel costs threaten rural B&Bs
Higher fuel costs threaten rural B&Bs
Higher fuel costs have hit rural bed-and-breakfast (B&B) establishments hard this year, as companies have had to raise fuel allowances due to...
Alcohol ravages De Aar's children
Alcohol ravages De Aar's children
Watching her five-year-old daughter at play fills Katrina Wilson with guilt instead of motherly pride -- the slight frame a daily reminder of her...

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