Merafong’s financial malaise continues unabated

The Merafong Local Municipality’s financial situation has rapidly declined over the past four months, and it now stands on the brink of collapse. The revenue collection shortfall in Merafong for the past four months stands at R147,8 million, which is further compounded by outstanding debt of R766,4 million – and…

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Why has Gauteng health official been suspended?

In typical fashion, the Gauteng Health Department refuses to give details why it has suspended Mr Abey Marokoane, Chief Director of Risk management and internal Control. According to Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, he was suspended after police notified the department of an investigation into alleged misconduct. Marokoane is currently…

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New Gauteng cities a smokescreen to justify Midvaal merger

Gauteng premier David Makhura is gravely mistaken by claiming that the establishment of new cities in the province would be easier by merging small municipalities into metros.  According to reports, mergers would greatly reduce bureaucratic processes for the premier’s planned mega human settlement projects in the West Rand and Sedibeng…

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Hawks probe Gauteng hospital security tenders

I am dismayed but not surprised that the Hawks are reportedly investigating allegations of fraud, corruption and money laundering with regard to the R265 million security tender for Gauteng state hospitals. According to a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature, the…

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257 Housing Projects Underway in Gauteng but no Details Available

According to a response to DA questions regarding housing projects in Gauteng, the Department of Human Settlements has indicated that there are currently 257 such developments under way. Of this, 165 are provincial projects and 92 are local housing projects. However, the department is not able to provide any names, addresses, number…

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