Administrative incompetence leaves Merafong in financial turmoil

The ANC led Merafong Local Municipality, through mismanagement and poor administrative controls, is about to fall off a financial cliff. Financial information tabled at the last Council sitting reveals a municipality that will soon be non-functioning. Critical failures by the municipality are as follows: · In the first quarter of…

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Gauteng landfill sites slowly poisoning water resources

The DA is concerned over the state of landfill sites in Gauteng, that they do not comply with national regulations, and the effect it has on the province’s water resources. According to the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, only 46 of Gauteng’s 74 landfill sites are fully licenced and…

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Katlehong schools in urgent need of more classrooms

The DA in Gauteng calls on Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi to address the desperate need for additional classrooms at schools in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. During recent oversight visits to several schools in the area, the DA found most schools to be overcrowded. Schools such as Leratadima Primary School in…

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Blue light driver sentenced, but what about Mmemezi?

Joseph Semitjie, the driver of the blue light vehicle which knocked Thomas Ferreira off his motorbike resulting in permanent brain damage, has been sentenced for 5 years. Humphrey Mmemezi, the MEC he was driving at the time, has got off scot-free and now sits in Parliament for the ANC. He…

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Amajita make South Africa proud

The DA congratulates the South Africa men’s U20 national team, the Amajita, and their coaching staff for their historic 2-1 win over Finland in the final of the Commonwealth Cup last night. To cap off this phenomenal achievement, team captain Motjeka Madisha was named man of the tournament and Pule…

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