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Feeding scheme part of R440m irregular expenditure

The Mpumalanga Department of Education’s nearly R500 million irregular expenditure has been attributed to failure to follow rules when allocating tenders for the province’s school feeding scheme and construction projects. The department’s 2014/15 Annual Report showed that it accumulated R162 ...

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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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Farm worker’s story goes to Broadway

South African playwright Athol Fugard so loved the story of a Mpumalanga farm labourer who devoted all his spare time to painting, that he’s written a play about it. Called “The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek”, the play focuses on ...

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