The Kimberley Prospector

Author: Michael Hawthorne

Three arrested with R500 000 worth of rhino horn

On Tuesday, 27 April 2021 Hawks member from Richards Bay Serious Organised Crime Investigation and Hluhluwe Rhino Anti Pouching Team arrested three suspects aged between 27 and 33 for possession of rhino horn at Bhambanana area in Ngwavuma. Capt Simphiwe Mhlongo, a Hawks’ spokesperson, says the police received information about suspects who were selling rhino […]

Kimberley’s state hospital to explain contaminated tap water

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Northern Cape is concerned by reports of contaminated water at the Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe (RMS) Hospital in Kimberley and is urgently seeking answers regarding the situation. Dr Isak Fritz, MPL & DA Northern Cape Spokesperson of Health, says this comes after notices were put up in and around the […]

Only 4 days for your comment on taxpayer-funded vaccine injury scheme

An urgent call is being made for public comment as only four days have been provided, over a weekend, for comment on the taxpayer-funded vaccine injury scheme, says DearSA. Rob Hutchinson, Managing Director of Dear South Africa, says Minster Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called for public comment on a draft proposal establishing a COVID-19 Vaccine […]

Suspect arrested for defrauding NC Department of Health out of almost R500 000

NORTHERN CAPE – Kwenzani Ndabeni (50) was arrested by the Hawks Serious Corruption Investigation team on Wednesday morning in Bloemfontein for defrauding the Department of Health of approximately R487 500. Nomthandazo Mnisi, a Hawks’ spokeswoman, says it is alleged that during November 2014, Northern Cape Department of Health awarded contracts for renovations of hospitals in […]

Another major leak on 600mm 8km from Riverton

A “major leak” has been discovered on the 600mm pipeline approximately 8 to 10km from Riverton. Ockert Fourie, DA Councillor, says while the pumps are in good working order at Newton Reservoir although dam levels are still critically low. The bad news though is that there is no water pressure on the 600mm pipeline yet […]

How much will SA taxpayers pay for Cuban engineers, and do we need them?

The DA says they will submit parliamentary questions to the Minister of Water and Sanitation, Lindiwe Sisulu, to ascertain how much money her department will fork out to pay the 24 Cuban engineers, and their government, who have been brought to South Africa to share their experience and expertise with South African water engineers. Leon […]

Kimberley Licensing Department closed due to COVID

The Sol Plaatje Traffic Department’s Licensing Section in Ashburnham in Kimberley is allegedly closed until Thursday due to COVID. This according to a community member who found the department closed without any notice to the public when she visited the department earlier this morning.. She says: “Like normal there has been no communication to the […]

See this incredible Rhino art inspired by Cape Town’s mountains

Falko One is a renowned urban street artist who is lighting up all walks of life with his incredible art. According to BoredPanda Falko One brings life and colour to the streets of South African towns. “After thirty-two years as a graffiti artist, Falko has played a significant role in the development of South Africa’s […]

Barkly Road closed due to protest action

A service delivery protest in the Colville area has shut down a section of Pniel Road at the 3-way stop on Barkly Way in Kimberley. According the a report and images shared by a community the police are busy clearing the road.

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