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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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Calls for PSC, Hawks to investigate “fake” qualifications

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Mpumalanga will ask the Public Service Commission to investigate how provincial public works, roads and transport MEC Dikeledi Mahlangu overturned the dismissal of an employee who was found guilty of falsifying his qualifications and misusing ...

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Premier denies “dirty tricks”

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza allegedly formed a “dirty tricks” task team and promised its members R3 million and government jobs if they quashed allegations that he was behind political assassinations in the province. Mabuza, through his spokesman, admitted to being ...

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Premier Mabuza’s office spends R5 million on cars

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s office has bought three luxury vehicles worth R5 million in one year for his use. At least one of these was purchased barely a few weeks after finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced cost curtailment measures to ...

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Premier Mabuza’s office spends R5 million on cars

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s office has bought three luxury vehicles worth R5 million in one year for his use. At least one of these was purchased barely a few weeks after finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced cost curtailment measures to ...

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20 witnesses to testify in ex-HOD’s R140m fraud case

More than 20 witnesses are expected to testify in the R140 million fraud case against former head of the Mpumalanga community safety, security and liaison department Thulani Sibuyi when the case resumes in May 2014. Sibuyi, 37, and his co-accused, ...

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Mbombela rocked by yet another AFCON scandal

New allegations of tender rigging linked to the Orange African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 soccer tournament held at Mbombela earlier this year have emerged. The latest allegations follow shortly after this newspaper published a story about a company that ...

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Dodgy Afcon adverts dog capital city

Mystery surrounds the payment of more than R1,5 million that the Mbombela local municipality in Mpumalanga claims to have paid to produce adverts for the Orange Afcon 2013 soccer tournament. According to a report presented to the Mbombela council by ...

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Bobby, Dladla and others off-the-hook

Kaizer Chiefs soccer boss Bobby Motaung and his co-accused were given a breather on Monday when two cases were provisionally withdrawn for the State to get “its house in order”. They appeared before two different magistrates in the Nelspruit regional ...

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January murders politically motivated, NPA

The NPA has confirmed that the January Murders were politically motivated and needed special attention. The murders include those of Mpatlanyane, Mbombela local municipality speaker Jimmy Mohlala and ANC chief whip in the Ehlanzeni district municipality Johan Ndlovu. All three ...

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