Mogale City has Abandoned its Informal Residents

Alan Fuchs DA Gauteng

Life for residents of Mogale City’s 112 informal settlements has not changed in the past 21 years, and given the Mogale City Council’s track record, it is unlikely to change under the current administration. The majority of these settlements have no electricity, no roads and are reliant on water provided…

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SADTU Mass Action Disrupts Learning at Under-performing Schools

South African Democratic Teachers Union - SADTU

SADTU Disruptions The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) protest march in Tshwane is disrupting learning in schools across Gauteng, further harming the prospects of a better future for learners at under performing schools. This morning I visited a number of schools, and found that mostly teachers from under-performing schools…

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Bara Hospital Emergency Generator Fails

Bara Hospital Emergency Generator Fails

Patients’ lives were at risk in the early hours of this morning when the generator for emergency operating theatres at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital failed to work after a power failure. Electricity was cut to the hospital for unexplained reasons at 03:00, and the generators all kicked in, but…

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Evaton Library Lacks Resources to Serve Community

Evaton library lacks resources to serve community

A severe shortage of critical resources prevents the Evaton library from serving the community’s needs. Oversight Visit to Evaton Library During a recent oversight visit to the Evaton library, it emerged that the library lacks much of the resources needed to be operational. This resources includes no working public Internet…

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Minister Gordhan Must Clear the Air on Proposed West Rand Merger

National Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Pravin Gordhan

National Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Pravin Gordhan’s indecisiveness the proposed intention to merge four West Rand municipalities into a metro, is causing much confusion and uncertainty for residents and business alike. On 13 January 2015 the minister proposed the amalgamation of the Randfontein, Merafong, Westonaria and…

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