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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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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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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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I don’t regret supporting DD Mabuza – Makola

One of the contenders for the ANC’s provincial chairperson’s position, Charles Makola, does not regret supporting outgoing chairperson, David Mabuza to lead the organisation almost ten years ago. In 2008, Makola’s decision to support Mabuza was seen as the deciding ...

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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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The mystery of Order No: 05439

Mpumalanga government’s department of culture, sports and recreation has remained mum on an enquiry regarding an order that it issued and payment was made. According to whistle blowers within the department, a payment of R117 000 was paid to a ...

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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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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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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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Sex scandal cover-up claims rock legislature

After months of denial by the Mpumalanga legislature that one of its senior managers was implicated in a sexual harassment scandal, new information has emerged which confirms the allegations. In October 2016, the Mpumalanga provincial legislature spokesperson, Zamagambu Memela-Gamede denied ...

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