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Government plans to honour Lowveld massacre victims

Plans to finally honour and afford the victims of the 1986 Lowveld Massacre the respect and dignity they deserve are well underway and could happen sooner rather than later.  This was spelled out by the newly deployed MEC for Culture, ...

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Dodgy heads of department busted

The MEC for finance and economic development and tourism has accused heads of departments in Mpumalanga province of abusing government policy to mismanage funds allocated to departments. Kholwane decried that HODs budget for specific items, knowing very well that they ...

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Mandla Ndlovu can lose but still win, says PEC

It will be a matter of having his cake and eating it for ANC provincial secretary, Mandla Ndlovu, when the organisation holds its provincial general council next month to fill vacancies that resulted from the election of three leaders into ...

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VIDEO: MEC Kholwane explains PRET-Govt relationship

Mpumalanga’s MEC for finance and economic development and tourism has denied that the provincial government was funding the Practical Radical Economic Transformation (PRET). PRET is registered as a non-profit making organisation for unemployed young people, however, the organisation is known ...

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I want to die – says patient after neglect at hospital

WATCH VIDEO Every patient’s wish when he or she gets to hospital is to be healed and to improve their longevity. After all, the dictionary describes a hospital as an institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people. ...

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PRET is like a child that’s out of control, Gvt

WATCH  Mpumalanga’s MEC for finance and economic development and tourism has denied that the provincial government was funding the Practical Radical Economic Transformation (PRET). PRET is registered as a non-profit making organisation for unemployed young people, however, the organisation is ...

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I – Maria Refilwe Mtsweni swear

Refilwe Mtsweni, the former MEC for Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has been appointed as Mpumalanga province’s fifth premier and the province’s first female premier since 1994. The provincial legislature unanimously elected Mtsweni at a sitting of the legislature ...

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SANCO cuts ties with the ANC

The South African National Civics Organisation in Mpumalanga is considering contesting the 2019 general elections. The organisation says that this decision was motivated by its ally, the African National Congress’s failure to “honour Alliance resolutions”. “The Extended PWC resolved to ...

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Ehlanzeni ANC lacks knowledge of Alliance, SACP

The South African Communist Party in the Phillip Radebe district has accused leaders of the ANC in the district of lack of understanding of the Alliance. During a media briefing, SACP district secretary, Bhobert Nkosi said the conduct of some ...

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Speaker’s blunder mars appointment of first female premier

A series of blunders by the speaker of the Mpumalanga provincial legislature, Thandi Shongwe, spoiled what should have been a historic moment on the appointment of the province’s first female premier in 24 years. Shongwe’s spokesperson, Malusi Mbatha, blamed the Office ...

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