Kimberley (Northern Cape)

 
Sol Plaatje Mayor steps down following reinstatement by the court
Sol Plaatje Mayor steps down following reinstatement by the court
The executive mayor of Sol Plaatje municipality Mangaliso Matika has resigned after months of unrest in the Northern Cape capital, Kimberley.
Kimberley protester: We want the mayor to see how serious we are
Kimberley protester: We want the mayor to see how serious we are
August 1 marks a month since Kimberley mayor Mangaliso Matika’s proposal for a R260 electricity tariff — and the civil unrest which...
75 schools closed in Kimberley as violent protests pick up
75 schools closed in Kimberley as violent protests pick up
Seventy five schools in the Sol Plaatje municipality sent learners home after violent protests began again on Monday morning.
 Kimberley rocked by ‘R260 riot’
Kimberley rocked by ‘R260 riot’
Courtney Saridn, 25, moved through the streets of Beaconsfield looking for shops that had not been boarded up or ransacked and abandoned. She was...
Thousands of zama-zamas receive mining permits
Thousands of zama-zamas receive mining permits
Thousands of illegal diamond diggers will on Thursday be granted a mining permit by the department of mineral resources as part of a plan to...
Kimberley's Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle
Kimberley's Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle
For nine years, a life sized statue of Kimberley resident and South African icon Solomon Thekiso Plaatje, commissioned by the Northern Cape...
Diamond dreams turn to dust as miners eye one last scoop
Diamond dreams turn to dust as miners eye one last scoop
Driving into diamond country looks very different to what you might expect. The glamour and intrigue associated with the precious stone —...

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