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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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Inside South Africa’s HIV and AIDS capital Gert Sibande District

Having a job is meant to improve poorer people’s livelihoods, but a dash through Mpumalanga’s Gert Sibande district tells a different story. The district, whose key economic activities include mining, agriculture and forestry, is characterized by high levels of seasonal ...

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Stories for a job scandal

Supporters of the ANC’s media tribunal have been given ammunition following reports that a Mpumalanga journalist admitted to writing stories that favoured Premier David Mabuza ahead of the ruling party’s elective provincial conference, says a political analyst. This week independent ...

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Slain Speaker’s widow says cops have wrong suspects

The widow of murdered Mbombela municipal speaker Jimmy Mohlala is convinced that the five people who have been arrested in connection with her husband’s murder have been framed to protect the real killers. The widow, Bonny Mohlala, told African Eye ...

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Ermelo voters plan to spoil their ballots

Disgruntled voters in Wesselton, Ermelo, plan to spoil their ballot papers in the upcoming general elections.
 The township was the scene of violent protests from February 13 to 16 following complaints that the ANC’s Gert Sibande Regional Executive Council tried ...

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Mpumalanga chief whip must go, says ANC Youth League

The ANC Youth League in Mpumalanga has called on its mother body to immediately remove the party’s deputy chief whip in the provincial legislature, accusing him of being a danger to the party. The call came after Bonakele Majuba, who ...

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Fifth arrest in former Speaker’s murder

The man suspected of pulling the trigger in the murder of Jimmy Mohlala, corruption-busting speaker of Mpumalanga’s capital city, has been arrested. “We found him at a hiding place in Matsulu township on Monday at about 5pm. He was arrested ...

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Mohlala’s killers killed Sammy, says MEC Shongwe

Mpumalanga’s MEC for culture, sports and recreation, Vusi Shongwe, says his department’s head of communication and spokesperson was killed by the same “scavengers” who assassinated Mbombela’s speaker last year. Samuel “Sammy” Mpatlanyane (45) was shot to death by unknown gunmen in his ...

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