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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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Mpumalanga regime will collapse one day – Mpatlanyane

The widow of one of Mpumalanga province’s so-called January murders predicts the collapse of the Mpumalanga “regime”, following the withdrawal of the case against three suspects who were implicated in her husband’s murder. A visibly irate Pinky Mpatlanyane, whose husband, ...

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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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MEC and state attorney defy the Legislature

A Mpumalanga HOD accused of irregularly spending more than R350 million will not face disciplinary action in a separate matter involving R4,2 million. Public works, roads and transport MEC Dikeledi Mahlangu would not discipline Kgopane Mohlasedi because the case was ...

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Mpumalanga capital city ignores PAIA rules

Mpumalanga’s capital city has failed to keep to the law relating to the release of information to the public. For 48 days, the Mbombela local municipality has failed to positively respond to queries about a R1,5 million golden handshake paid ...

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Ray Phiri institute closes its doors, due to lack of funding

Lack of funding has forced the closure of a music training centre for young people started by legendary musician Ray Phiri. The Ray Phiri Arts Institute shut its doors because it didn’t have money to pay the rent and the ...

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