• Maphatsoe: Gauteng and Eastern Cape ANC PEC’s liable for loss of metros

    KARABO NGOEPE Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans (MKMVA) president Kebby Maphatsoe says the Provincial Executive Committees (PEC’s) of the ANC in Gauteng and Eastern Cape should have been disbanded after the party lost key metros after the elections. He said the loss of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay was the result of leadership failures by ANC leaders in the provinces. Maphatsoe said it was absurd […]
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  • Informal miners tackle DMR deputy minister over mining rights

    LUCAS LEDWABA THE department of mineral resources is gunning for mining companies in a bid to gauge their compliance with Social Labour Plans. This comes in the wake of minister Mosebenzi Zwane releasing the revised Mining Charter which has been met with hostility by mining companies who are threatening legal action against the department. Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Godfrey Oliphant told a meeting to […]
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  • Top lawyer wanted “for shooting four farm workers”

    MASOKA DUBE and CHESTER MAKANA A PROMINENT Limpopo lawyer is wanted by the police in connection with the shooting of four farm workers at Zebediela outside Mokopane on Thursday morning. Tumi Mokwena, former EFF leader Julius Malema’s lawyer, allegedly shot four of his employees at the Zebediela Citrus Farm before fleeing the scene. Limpopo police […]
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  • Chaos on Gauteng roads as taxis shut down major routes

    KARABO NGOEPE GAUTENG roads are chaotic on Thursday morning as taxi drivers have blocked major roads. The N1, N12, R21, R80 and N3 roads have all been blocked as taxi owners complain about exorbitant interest fees they have to pay when financing their vehicles. Motorists have been left frustrated as they are forced to seek […]
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  • Phahlane plans to clear his name, says he continues being an officer

    KARABO NGOEPE FORMER Acting national police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says he agreed to being removed from the position and he will now focus on clearing his name. He was removed from the position on Thursday and replaced by Lt General Lesetja Mothiba. “Today [Thursday] I had a constructive engagement with the Minister of Police, Mr Fikile Mbalula, in Cape […]
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  • Phahlane given the boot, more troubles loom for him

    KARABO NGOEPE ACTING National police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane has been given the boot and replaced by Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba to the top position. His problems are however far from over as he faces a possible suspension from his old position. President Jacob Zuma announced Phahlane’s removal on Thursday saying he would vacate the seat with immediate effect. “The acting tenure […]
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  • Mpumalanga budgets R1,1 billion for water and sanitation

    MASOKA DUBE THE Mpumalanga government has budgeted R1,1 billion to address water and sanitation crisis in the province. Delivering her Policy and Budget Speech in the provincial legislature on Thursday MEC for Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Refilwe Mtshweni said of that budget, R 26 million would be used to implement 104 water projects, while […]
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  • DSTV slapped with R180 million penalty for price fixing scandal

    KARABO NGOEPE PAY chanel DSTV has been caught in a price fixing scandal that will see the company pay millions of rands in fines. The Competition Commission announced on Thursday that the company had been slapped with a R180 million fine after admitting to contravening the law. DSTV, which enjoys a satellite TV provision monopoly, […]
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  • Cash-strapped Mbombela Municipality fails to pay salaries on time, owes Eskom R40 million

    KARABO NGOEPE MBOMBELA Municipality in Mpumalanga is cash strapped and it’s failing to pay salaries of senior managers, sources said. The municipality is also said to be struggling with keeping up with payments to Eskom. According to sources within the municipality, the problems started in February when salaries were late. A source speaking on condition of anonymity said workers […]
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  • Mpumalanga sets aside R111 million for potholes eradication

    MASOKA DUBE THE Mpumalanga Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport has set aside R111 million to be used to patch potholes throughout the province. Delivering her Policy and Budget Speech in the provincial legislature on Wednesday, MEC Sasekani Manzini announced that her department has further budgeted R343 million for reseal of surfaced roads. Manzini […]
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