Karoo

Water levels in Cape dams stable

The Western Cape dam levels have stabilised 66.2 percent, slight decrease from last week, but more than three percent higher than the same time last year. The dams that supply the City of Cape Town with water are on average more than 83 percent full. Provincial Environmental Affairs Department’s spokesperson[…]

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Cops nab woman in Central Karoo with tik worth R350k

A routine roadblock in a Central Karoo town led to the arrest of at least one young woman and the seizure of a kilogram of methamphetamine (tik) worth an estimated R350 000, Western Cape Police said on Wednesday. “Efforts to eradicate trafficking of drugs along our main entrance and exit[…]

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Drugs worth R20m found in car

Drugs worth more than R20 million were found in a car near a town in the Karoo early on Sunday morning. A Nigerian man, 49, and a 28-year-old Zimbabwean woman were driving along the N1 from Johannesburg to Cape Town with the stash. The police would not say near which[…]

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Extreme weather predicted for Cape

Extreme weather conditions are predicted for the province this week, with gale-force winds and rain expected along the coast, and fire warnings issued for the Karoo. Summer came to an abrupt end when, between Saturday night and Sunday morning, about 15cm of snow fell as chill factors dropped to -3ºC[…]

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Relief for drought-hit areas in Western Cape

The Western Cape’s Disaster Management Centre has assured that it has enough resources in place to prevent taps running dry in areas most affected by drought, amid one of the country’s biggest water shortages in years. In the Western Cape, the agriculture sector in areas like the Central Karoo and[…]

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Anti-fracking group meets government

The Treasure Karoo Action Group (TKAG) would keep an open mind on claims that shale gas may prove a “game changer” for the local economy, the organisation said on Wednesday. If the claims were correct, they could be validated by scientific investigation, and a thorough cost-benefit analysis in which science[…]

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