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Iron ore takes Kathu from boom to bust in five years
Iron ore takes Kathu from boom to bust in five years
Hematite iron ore derives its name from haima, the Greek word for blood. And it’s the unearthing of this rock at Kumba’s massive open-pit...
Bushmen cure-all offers locals a sustainable income
Bushmen cure-all offers locals a sustainable income
Oom Jap, a Nourivier resident and traditional healer, and I stand in the shadow of one of the new buildings at the Council for Scientific and...
Video shows boy being raped in 'race attack'
Video shows boy being raped in 'race attack'
Four pupils from the Jan Kempdorp High School in the Northern Cape will appear in court on Friday morning on charges of rape and assault, after a...
Video shows boy being sodomised in 'race attack'
Video shows boy being sodomised in 'race attack'
A group of white boys from a Northern Cape high school have videoed themselves attacking a black pupil and sodomising him with a broom handle,...
Rooibos farmers: 'Empowerment isn't our cup of tea'
Rooibos farmers: 'Empowerment isn't our cup of tea'
"It's perfect in summer, when it is too warm. In winter I drink coffee."
World reaches for the stars in SA
World reaches for the stars in SA
Dust rises from the tyres of a brimming trailer as a bakkie trundles slowly over dry farm roads in the Northern Cape. Antennae and receivers are...
Poor community gets no returns from multimillion-rand farm
Poor community gets no returns from multimillion-rand farm
About 650 families in Riemvasmaak in the Northern Cape are owners of a multimillion-rand grape farm – but that’s only on paper.
DA, EFF win over disgruntled Cope voters in N Cape
DA, EFF win over disgruntled Cope voters in N Cape
The Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) appear to have mopped up the votes shed by the Congress of the People (Cope) in...
Anger and resignation in Lerato Park's shantytown
Anger and resignation in Lerato Park's shantytown
Dusk falls in Lerato Park, a bleak township on the outskirts of Kimberley. Purple and orange hues hang over the horizon, and the sky over the...
Future sounds mine the past
Future sounds mine the past
About 15km outside Kimberley in the Northern Cape is a place called Platfontein. This is where members of two Bushman tribes – the !Xun and...
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...
'Dead man' plan for Block in dock
'Dead man' plan for Block in dock
Three Northern Cape ANC heavyweights and their alleged business benefactor will rely on a "dead man defence" when they answer to charges...

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