The first of 64 antennas that will make up South Africa's new radio telescope - MeerKAT - will be officially launched on 27 March 2014 by South Africa's Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Derek Hanekom. Her will also officially open the specialised MeerKAT Karoo Array Processor Building.
An intra-provincial flight service was launched in Kimberley and Upington on Wednesday, 22 Janurary 2014. The airline known as Phakalane Airways will have its planes based at Kimberley Airport, conducting scheduled flights between Kimberley and Upington and Kimberley and Springbok.
The Northern Cape Tourism Authority is advising travellers to divert via the Northern Cape instead of travelling along the N1 due to road closures and flooding near Laingsburg. A tourism spokesperson recommended that motorists use alternative routes such as the R354 via Sutherland, the R356 . . .
The Northern Cape in conjunction with the South African Water Ski Federation will host the 2013 European and African Barefoot Water Ski Championships at the Northern Cape Aquatic Sports Club at Riverton near Kimberley from 23-26 October 2013.
The 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup world skateboarding championships, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, concluded today with the Big Air “Best Trick” contest and the Pro Street Championships. Nyjah Huston just edged out Felipe Gustavo to win the Pro Street Contest, earning $100,000 cash.
Top professional skateboarders Ryan Decenzo and Adam Dyet will be joining the Skateboarding for Hope tour in the Northern Cape Province in the lead-up to the Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore. The world championship skateboarding event will take place in Kimberley.
The recent heavy rains have drenched the soil, and this has allowed other flowering plants to become much more prominent. The Gazanias in particular is spectacular. Varkiesknol (Herria elongata); Meidesterte (Lapeirosia sp.); Sporries (Heliophila sp); (Babiana sp); Gansogies; Senecios...
Competitive street and team skateboarding in South Africa is about to gear up a big notch with the Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam competitions being staged in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in September. Each Kimberley Diamond Cup Grand Slam event will have a total prize purse of R50 000.
Kimberley Diamond Cup will be the name of the new mega international skateboarding event to be staged in the city from 27-29 September 2013, Mr John Block, MEC for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism in the Northern Cape announced today.
On Monday, 2 September, the Northern Cape provincial government will honour the six provincial finalists in the inaugural Lilizela Tourism Awards during an awards ceremony at the Flamingo Casino in Kimberley. The awards programme was launched by South African Tourism at INDABA 2013.
Orange daisies (Ursinia sp.) are still the dominant species at Skilpad. Varkiesknol (Herria elongata), in particular, are blooming in big patches. Cattails (Bulbinella latifolia) are now at their peak in the small section where they occur in the park. Other species appearing are Meidesterte...
Province continues to build its reputation as a premier motorsports destination and will be hosting the second annual Kalahari Desert Speedweek at Hakskeenpan in the Green Kalahari from 14-23 September 2013. Hosted in conjunction with the Northern Cape Department of Economic Development and Tourism
Upington, the largest town in the Green Kalahari region of the Northern Cape Province, has been nominated in the hugely popular Kwêla and Rapport Town of the Year competition.The popular competition is run on a regional basis with towns being nominated to represent each region.
The BLOODHOUND SCC (supersonic car) is currently being built by a team of about 30 engineers in a high-tech centre near Bristol in the UK. The car will come to South Africa in 2015 for a series of test runs (over several months) to break the sound barrier and the current land speed record of 1 221 k