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PRET is like a child that’s out of control, Gvt

WATCH  Mpumalanga’s MEC for finance and economic development and tourism has denied that the provincial government was funding the Practical Radical Economic Transformation (PRET). PRET is registered as a non-profit making organisation for unemployed young people, however, the organisation is ...

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I – Maria Refilwe Mtsweni swear

Refilwe Mtsweni, the former MEC for Co-Operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) has been appointed as Mpumalanga province’s fifth premier and the province’s first female premier since 1994. The provincial legislature unanimously elected Mtsweni at a sitting of the legislature ...

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SANCO cuts ties with the ANC

The South African National Civics Organisation in Mpumalanga is considering contesting the 2019 general elections. The organisation says that this decision was motivated by its ally, the African National Congress’s failure to “honour Alliance resolutions”. “The Extended PWC resolved to ...

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Ehlanzeni ANC lacks knowledge of Alliance, SACP

The South African Communist Party in the Phillip Radebe district has accused leaders of the ANC in the district of lack of understanding of the Alliance. During a media briefing, SACP district secretary, Bhobert Nkosi said the conduct of some ...

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Dear Mr Jonas

We kindly request your response to the following:The MEC for Finance and Economic Development and Tourism said that the department of Culture, Sports and Recreation abused the virement section of the PFMA policy to transfer the budget allocated for the ...

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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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Legislature resorts to apartheid-style, dirty tricks

Mpumalanga provincial legislature has resorted to apartheid-era style dirty tricks and disinformation campaign against the publisher of Ziwaphi following the newspaper’s exposé of irregularities in the legislature. Some of the dirty tricks include the creation and use of fake Facebook ...

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ANC deputy chief whip’s husband appears in court for faking hijacking

The husband of the ANC’s deputy chief whip in the national parliament appeared at the Nkomazi magistrates court  for allegedly faking a hijacking, and police are investigating him for further charges following the discovery of a hunting rifle in his ...

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The New NEC announced

The African National Congress wrapped its five-day 54th National Conference held at NASREC outside Soweto in the early hours of Thursday by announcing the 80 members of the national executive committee (NEC). Mpumalanga province has a representation of 11 members ...

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