Lack of drainage leaves Tshwane submerged after storm

Following yesterday’s violent storms across Gauteng the City of Tshwane’s drainage infrastructure was exposed to be inadequate. In Pretoria North a truck was almost completely submerged as the city’s drains could not cope with the torrential amounts of water that inundated the city. While the rain was wholly welcomed, the…

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Generator Fails As Bara Hospital ICU Hit By Power Cut

Chris Hani Baragwanath

Medical staff had to move 14 patients out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital early this morning when the power failed and the generator failed to kick in. The power failed at about 5.30 am and doctors and nurses rushed patients who needed ventilation…

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Joburg’s R64 million Housing Project Of Shame

Social rental housing units

Thousands of Joburg residents on the housing waiting list remain stranded at alternative camp sites in Reyashoma and Alexandra due to the ineptitude of the City of Johannesburg’s officials to have them placed. A total of 232 social rental housing units were built in the north of Johannesburg to the…

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Merafong streets and properties overflowing with raw sewage

The streets and home owners properties in Carletonville are once again flooded with raw sewage. (Photos can be accessed here) Reports have been streaming in since Tuesday, and the Merafong City Local Municipality is not effectively responding to calls from residents or councillors. In spite of numerous media articles and…

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