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Kimberley residents’ call for water attended to

The residents of Kimberley, Northern Cape, lined up with their tanks as water was temporarily made available to them by the Sol Plaatje municipality. Read more: Kimberley residents’ call for water attended to

Newton Reservoir pumps shutdown due to critical levels

KIMBERELY – The water supply from the Newton Reservoir has been shutoff due to critically low levels at the dams. Ockie Fourie, a DA Councillor of the Sol Plaatje Municipality, says: “I was at the Newton Reservoir and want to inform you of the latest developments. All pumps at the Reservoir are switched off. Dam […]

LUISTER: Inwoners van Kimberley se waterregte moet beskerm word

Die Demokratiese Alliansie (DA) in die Noord-Kaap is bemoedig dat die Suid-Afrikaanse Menseregtekommissie (SAMRK) ons pleidooi om hulp met die voortslepende skending van Kimberley inwoners se reg op water deur ‘n onverskillige en swygende Sol Plaatje-munisipaliteit aangehoor het. Luister in Afrikaans Christopher Phiri, DA-koukusleier en raadslid van die Sol Plaatje-munisipaliteit, sê: “My mede-raadslid van die […]

How water gets to your tap in Kimberley, or not

Tumelo Mosikare, community leader and activists breaks down the process of how water makes its way from the Vaal river at the Riverton Water Treatment Works to your tap in Kimberley. Step 1. Mosikare says first the raw water is pumped out of the Vaal River in Riverton near Langleg resort. The two big pumps […]

Spirro sentenced to a fine of R1.5 million in diamond dealing case

NORTHERN CAPE – Spirro Louverdus (48) pleaded guilty before Kimberley Magistrate court on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 and was sentenced to five years imprisonment wholly suspended for five years and a further fine of R1.5 million. Hawks’ spokeswoman, Nomthandazo Mnisi, says this follows a project-driven investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation which started […]

Man arrested for possession of Mandrax tablets

KIMBERLEY – Mkhanyisa Xolo, a 32-year-old man, appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s court today, 13 April after he was arrested for possession of an illegal substance. According to Capt Tessa Jansen, police spokeswoman, members of the Kimberley Crime Prevention Unit were patrolling the area on the N12 near the Engen garage on Sunday, 11 April […]

CORRECTION: Massive leak discovered on R31 was a test

The massive water leak which was reported by a city resident earlier today on the R31 road on the outskirts of the city was just a test by the Sol Plaatje Municipality. According to Danie van der Lith of the Diamond Field Advertiser, it was a valve opened up by the municipality which they usually […]

Municipality still don’t know why water is not reaching the city

At noon today, the Sol Plaatje Municipality was still clueless as to why water being pumped from the Riverton Water Treatment Works is not being received at the Newton Reservoir in Kimberley. This following a second day without water for residents. “Mr Hennie Harding has arranged for an aeroplane to patrol the water line from […]

No water tonight as nightly shutdown continues

KIMBERLEY – There will be no water tonight either as the Sol Plaatje Municipality says the nightly shutdown will be implemented immediately due to critical low dam levels at the Newton Reservoir. According to community members of Ritchie, they are also experiencing issues with the water supply. The municipality said that their Waterworks Department is […]

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