The fickle nature of commodities is shown starkly in the Northern Cape town of Kathu, whose fortunes rise and fall with the iron ore price.
The commercial potential of intoxicating kougoed, or Sceletium tortuosum, is reinvigorating a Nourivier community in the Northern Cape.
The pupils who attacked a boy, raping him with a broom handle, will appear in court on Friday. Meanwhile, the DA will protest at the school on Friday.
The video shows a black pupil bound, shaved and painted white before a group of white boys sodomise him with a broom handle.
Nieuwoudtville rooibos farmers are essentially being forced to sell to a state-funded factory.
Scientists say the Northern Cape is the perfect place for radio astronomy, with its low rainfall and clear skies making it a "radio quiet" site.
Riemvasmaakers celebrated their return to the land in 1994 from which they were forcibly removed in the 1970s. But their joy was short-lived.
The DA and new kid on the block, the EFF, have together absorbed almost the same number of votes as Cope has lost in the Northern Cape.
Residents of the township outside Kimberley are used to broken promises, but some are drawing the line at the ballot box.
Spoek Mathambo explores the ancient music of the San and gets hip to maskandi for his latest project.
Alcohol abuse breeds apathy and joblessness, and fuels abuse in an ever more vicious cycle.
Northern Cape ANC heavyweights charged with corruption, fraud and money laundering in the Trifecta trial are blaming the victim of a plane crash.
The Northern Cape government entered into lease agreements with the Trifecta Group without advertising any tenders, a court has heard.
Trade union UASA says while the national Infrastructure Development Plan is being implemented, mines are shutting down and employees are losing jobs.
If the new Dr Harry Surtie Hospital has all the latest tech, why are patients complaining?
The ANC deputy president has made some big promises to Northern Cape residents if their vote helps the party achieve its goal of a majority win.
Women in South Africa are waking up to the dangers posed by fetal alcohol syndrome.
Clinical associates are changing the medical sector by freeing up doctors to do more.
Renewables projects have provided new jobs with higher salaries and brought new economic activity into the Northern Cape.