Kuruman’s catastrophic criminality
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟯 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
Residents of Kuruman are traumatised: Armed robberies and violent attacks in broad daylight, drive-by shootings, and corruption. And if crime weren’t enough of a problem, gross service delivery failures have left this famed stopover for tourists and adventurers in the Northern Cape in crisis. The Eye of Kuruman, a natural spring with 20 million litres of crystal-clear water bubbling to the surface every day, was once known as the Oasis of the Kalahari. But pollution from a defunct sewerage system and poor bylaw enforcement is seeing this pristine life-source wasted. Carte Blanche investigates the residents’ plight and presses the powers that be for answers.
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