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Big skies. Really big, really blue skies. Raptors hover over the mountain desert of the Richtersveld, the cascading Augrabies Falls and the expansive wilderness of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. These parks only form a small part of  this arid and vivid Northern Cape province.

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Trio of Supermassive Black Holes Shake Space-Time

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away. This is the tightest trio of black holes known to date and is remarkable since most galaxies have just one at their centre.

What's On

JUNE 2014

1st Annual Walls of Arts (Learners) Exhibition

The walls of arts is an annual exhibition project for local Visual artists in the Province, sponsored by the National Arts Council of South Africa. The overall aim of the event is to develop learners in the arts section and to give a platform to budding artists to build their profiles.

Date: 21 June 2014
Location: Mayibuye Arts Centre, Kimberley

Contact: Mercia Wechoemang
Tel: 071 027 1567

JULY 2014

Congress for the Association for Mathematics Education in SA

The aims of AMESA are, in general, to promote Mathematics Education and, in particular, to enhance the quality of the teaching and learning of mathematics by providing vision, leadership, and professional development to support teachers in ensuring mathematics learning of the highest quality for all learners.

Date: 4-7 July 2014
Location: High School Diamantveld, Kimberley

Contact: Nina Scheepers
Tel: +2721 821 9898

Fraserburg Logan Drama Festival

The oldest and biggest drama festival specifically for school drama. Each year between 40 and 50 plays from the top schools around the country are show-cased, with about 400 - 500 actors on stage during the course of the week, and about 2000 audience members. The festival provides a showcase for many of the upcoming talent in the theatre world, as well as bringing together writers, directors and actors. Celebrity judges, warm hearted Karoo welcomes and fabulous drama promises to make this a fantastic event not to be missed.

Date: 30 July - 3 August 2014
Location: Fraserburg

Contact: Peter
Tel: +2723 741 1252









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Towns Spotlight
De AarDe Aar, the third largest town in the Northern Cape, is centrally located on the main railway line b...

Alexander BayAfter diamonds were discovered along the west coast in 1925, Alexander Bay was known for its mining ...

NieuwoudtvilleBetween 1700-1740, clashes between trekboers and indigenous people led trekboers to move to the top ...

OlifantshoekThe only town lying at the foot of the Langeberg, Olifantshoek is a farming town close to two game r...

PofadderA mission station was founded here by Reverend Christian Schröder in 1875. The town was named after...