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Domestic violence, rape victims afraid to report

Domestic violence and rape victims are still afraid to report cases to get help, and those who report them, they do it with full of doubt, GRIP. Speaking to a social worker at Greater Rape Intervention Programme, Thandiwe Maseko, said ...

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We’ll clean up RDP rot, says new human settlements MEC

Newly appointed MEC for Human Settlements, Speed Mashilo (left) says that Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP) houses have been given to the wrong people and that this must stop. He vowed to stop the illegal awarding of RDP houses to ...

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Community forced to brace the cemetery to get water

The community who lives around the Youth Centre area in Matsulu outside Mbombela has had to walk a long distance from their village to fetch water near graveyards. They say as a result they feel they have been forgotten. This ...

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Philile drops nursing dream to care for orphaned siblings

Twenty-year-old Philile Nindi has given up her dreams of being a nurse to take care of her younger siblings after both their parents died of cancer. At 18, Nindi, from Matsulu outside Mpumalanga’s capital city, dropped out of Grade 10 ...

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No more ANC T-shirts says man whose RDP house is delayed

A Mpumalanga mud shack-dweller who has been waiting for his RDP house for the past 13 years says he is now too embarrassed to continue wearing his ANC T-shirts. Nkosinathi Lubisi, 38, from Mandela Park near Matsulu outside Mbombela, said ...

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R500k project teaches the art of crafting

Once they were unemployed, but now they are crafters who are already receiving orders from local and international markets. The 32 crafters, from Matsulu in Mpumalanga, are benefiting from a R500 000 training grant from the Department of Rural Development ...

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R15m donation a big boost to kasi schools

Pupils from two schools in Mpumalanga have been given an opportunity to improve in science and technology following the donation of R15 million worth of equipment and tools. The Sasol Inzalo Foundation recently handed the equipment and officially handed over ...

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