Beaufort West

'It's such an awesome feeling to hear and feel the rain': Relief for Beaufort West, but flood warning issued

2019-04-23 10:59

The townsfolk of Beaufort West are thrilled about recent rain, which will hopefully help break a catastrophic drought, the municipality's spokesperson says.

Gift of the Givers aims to bring temporary relief to drought-stricken Beaufort West

2018-12-28 10:14

The Gift of the Givers organisation is expected to deliver tons of bottled water to the drought-stricken Beaufort West Municipality in the Western Cape.

The day the town ran dry

2017-11-19 00:00

Beaufort West, one of five Western Cape towns worst hit by the drought, is now totally dependent on underground water. Gift of the Givers drills down in a last-ditch bid to save the day.

ANC or DA? Newcomer KDF deciding who to crown as kings of the Karoo

2016-08-10 16:05

The Karoo Democratic Force is hoping to announce later on Wednesday whether it will crown the DA or the ANC as the kings of the Karoo after last week's elections resulted in a hung council.

ANC hoping to retain majority in Karoo

2016-07-25 22:22

The ANC's Central Karoo constituency office in Beaufort West is a hive of activity as it makes its final push in what is expected to be a tight contest in the August 3 municipal elections.

Karoo is ready for change - EFF

2016-07-25 16:05

EFF leader Julius Malema is yet to make the long journey down the N1 to Beaufort West in the Western Cape, but the party's municipal election candidates there are predicting a shake-up of the old order.


Karoo farmer turns to labourer as 5-year drought slashes his income

2019-01-27 06:11

A once prosperous Karoo farmer has had to hire himself out to work on bigger farms after the crippling drought caused his annual turnover to drop from around R1.5m to R300 000 in three years.

Gift of the Givers to unveil aquifer project in drought-stricken Beaufort West

2017-12-11 05:24

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers is expected to unveil its Beaufort West Witperd aquifer development project in the drought-stricken town.

I'm still available for Beaufort West mayor position - Truman Prince

2017-03-03 17:31

Flamboyant former Beaufort West mayor Truman Prince has said he is available for the position again if the ANC wins the ward left vacant by the resignation of the DA's Djorge Malooi.

10 things you might not know about Truman Prince

2016-07-26 09:07

Here are 10 things you might not know about the current mayor of Beaufort West.

DA wants Beaufort West to be 'jewel of the Karoo'

2016-07-25 21:07

The DA in Beaufort West feels it has a real chance of taking the municipality from the ANC, its mayoral candidate Koos "Jordge" Maloy says.

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