The Sol Plaatje Local Municipality in the Northern Cape did not have adequate consultation with communities in Kimberley with regards to the proposed electricity tariff increase.
Residents of Galeshewe and Roodepan in Kimberley in the Northern Cape are blockading all roads leading to the city with burning tyres and rocks preventing people to go to work.
ANC founder Sol Plaatje has been described as also being a great writer and defender of the Setswana language at the book launch of his biography at Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley.
A call has been made to rename the San settlement, Platfontein outside Kimberley in honour of the late Mario Mahongo.
The office of the Public Protector in the Northern Cape has stepped in to assist communities facing numerous sewage problems in the Kimberley area.