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Hungry children eating from an illegal dump site

The community of Newscom is threatening a massive strike should the Mbombela Local Municipality not take care of an illegal dump site where starving children are eating rotten food every day. “I always have to chase away children who enter ...

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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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No sanitation plans for Mbombela’s 400k residents

Twenty two years since democracy, more than 70% of the residents in Mpumalanga province’s capital city, Mbombela, still have no access to proper toilets, and the municipality has no plans to deal with the problem. Mbombela local municipality’s spokesperson, Joseph Ngala ...

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No plans for toilets for 400k Mbombela residents

Twenty two years since democracy, more than 70% of the residents in Mpumalanga province’s capital city, Mbombela, still have no access to proper toilets, and the municipality has no plans to deal with the problem. Mbombela local municipality’s spokesperson, Joseph Ngala ...

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Mpumalanga finally has a handle on malaria

With mosquito season well underway, Mpumalanga’s health department has said that malaria rates are finally decreasing, after a worrying rise in previous years. Department spokesperson Christopher Nobela said only 179 local cases of malaria were recorded from April 1 to ...

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Ten more Mpuma medical students jet-off to Cuba

Ten more aspiring doctors from Mpumalanga have jetted-off to Cuba to join the list of students who studied their medicine at the Caribbean country. Provincial Department of Health spokesman Dumisane Malamule said 90 more students from the province are expected ...

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R1 billion needed to clean-up sewerage mess

The Govan Mbeki local municipality in Mpumalanga needs to raise more than R1 billion within the next 10 years to address sewage spills and water contamination around their towns and outlying townships. The Secunda-based municipality is one of three local ...

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Less than half of Mpumalanga’s people have proper toilets

In their report, which was released on March 11, 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission found that nearly half of Mpumalanga’s four million-strong population has insufficient access to sanitation. Only 43.8% use flushing toilets while 1.4% of the population ...

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Only 44% have proper toilets in Mpumalanga

In their report, which was released on March 11, 2014, the South African Human Rights Commission found that nearly half of Mpumalanga’s four million-strong population has insufficient access to sanitation. Only 43.8% use flushing toilets while 1.4% of the population ...

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Toxic Tap Water: Mpumalanga’s ticking time-bomb

Nearly half the four million people who live in Mpumalanga have been warned not to use their tap water – yes, tap water – without sterilising it first. Mpumalanga is, officially, the worst in the country when it comes to ...

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