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How minister Bongo may have profited from dodgy land deals

A leaked forensic report shows how the minister of state security, Thomas Bongani Bongo, may have illegally benefited from money that the Mpumalanga provincial government paid for the purchase of land at Emalahleni local municipality. Bongo, (referred to in the report ...

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Chaos at Mpumalanga’s COSATU march, as premier fails to receive memorandum

The Mpumalanga leg off the nation-wide strike by the Congress of the South African Trade Unions turned ugly on Wednesday morning when police fired a stun grenades and the province’s premier failed to receive the memorandum of demands on state ...

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Fear that “negligent” doctors are still at work

For more than three weeks, Mpumalanga’s health authorities have failed to answer a media enquiry on whether they have or would be taking action against two doctors accused of medical malpractice. Mbombela based attorney, Silungu Thobela, successfully sued Mpumalanga health ...

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Cyril Ramaphosa will not steal your money, COSATU

Nkomazi – The Congress of South African Trade Unions says that there would be no need for government to build a house for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa when he becomes president. In a thinly veiled reference to the R250m that ...

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Gordhan was dismissed for nuclear deal, SACP

The decision for SA president Jacob Zuma to remove finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, was taken because Gordhan had refused to get the Guptas in the nuclear deal, says South African Communist Party’s second deputy general secretary, Solly Mapaila. Mapaila said ...

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It’s ANC tradition for deputy to succeed president, Mthembu

African National Congress and national assembly chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, made the call for the installation of ANC deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa as the next president of the ruling party. But… he didn’t mention his name. Addressing hundreds of supporters ...

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Legislature won’t investigate tender “scandal”

Mpumalanga provincial legislature secretary has, again, refused to take action against an executive manager implicated in what appears to be an illegal tender bid adjudication meeting. This, after the National Education, Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) requested legislature secretary, ...

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MPL’s “Ngitakunyisa” remarks traumatise Public Protector

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane said she was left traumatised after an Mpumalanga ANC MPL threatened to make her EFF counterpart to “poop in his pants”. Mkhwebane who is on a roadshow to meet stakeholders in the province, started her visit ...

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Broken lifts: Disabled report govt to SAHRC

The Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) has reported the Mpumalanga provincial government to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) for a possible infringement of the rights of disabled people. This, after the Mpumalanga provincial government reneged on its promise ...

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ANC distances itself from “sex pest”

The African National Congress in Mpumalanga province has distanced itself from the actions of a senior legislature employee who is accused of sexual harassment against a fellow female employee. The ruling party’s provincial spokesperson, Sasekani Manzini, condemned any form of ...

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