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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DA Moves to Stop Illegal Tshwane Land Auctions

illegal Tshwane land auctions

The land auctions announced by the City of Tshwane municipality to take place tomorrow (24 March 2015) should be stopped as they are not legal. In a reply to me last week from the Gauteng MEC for COGTA it transpired that the City did not follow proper public participation processes…

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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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Gauteng Hospitals Owe R2.9 million on Over-priced Diesel

Over priced diesel for Gauteng hospitals

Gauteng hospitals owe R2.9 million to companies that supply diesel for boilers, tractors and back-up generators. This is revealed in a written reply by Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu to my questions in the Gauteng Legislature. Companies Owed The Gauteng Health Department buys diesel from a number of companies in…

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