East Rand vigilantism: DA calls for meeting with SAPS

Michele Clarke MPL

Over the past few days there have been a spate of vigilante killings in Etwatwa in the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality. Media reports reveal that three young people have been killed by community members since the beginning of the week. On Sunday, a teenager, who was allegedly a member of the…

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What is the Future of Sizwe TB Hospital?

Nursing staff at Sizwe TB Hospital

Today is World TB day on which we should reflect on what should be done to combat this scourge in our country, where 15 000 cases of drug-resistant TB are diagnosed each year but only about half are treated. While Gauteng has achieved a commendable TB cure rate of over…

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Delayed Electrification Sets Khutsong Ablaze

Delayed electrification sets Khutsong ablaze - burning tyres and blockading roads

Residents of Khutsong south, ext. 5, near Carletonville, have taken to the streets, burning tyres and blockading roads over the non-electrification of RDP houses in the area. Over a thousand RDP units in the area are still without power – despite owners taking occupation more than three years ago. This…

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DA Calls for Urgent Intervention at Lyttelton Police Station

Lyttelton Police Station

This morning Councillor Clive Napier of Ward 57 (Lyttelton-Centurion) and I visited the Lyttelton Police Station which remains under-resourced almost a year after the Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malubane was made aware of the problem. Residents of the greater Centurion area have for months been victim of sustained criminal activities,…

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Departmental Bungling Could Shut Down SMMEs

Gauteng Enterprise Propeller

At least five SMMEs participating in the Mohlakeng Hub on the West Rand face closure if the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) fails to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Randfontein Local Municipality to inject R6 million in to this project over the next three years. GEP has until…

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