Corruption Watch report finds revised Mining Charter isn’t working.

Billions in Mining Royalties Intended for the Poor Squandered, Stolen or Diverted That’s the conclusion of Mmashudu Masutha and Deborah Mutemwa-Tumbo, authors of Corruption Watch’s Mining Royalties Research Report 2018, which examined communities in Limpopo and North West provinces and found that the payment of royalties to affected communities was mired in “greed, competition for a finite financial resource, deliberate exploitation, mismanagement of funds and resources, poor administrative oversight and a lack of will, accountability and commitment on various levels to repair and transform the pay-out of mining royalties.” One of…

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Watch: SA youth choir auditioned for America’s Got Talent and blew everyone away

  In 2018, the Ndlovu Youth Choir performed an isiZulu cover of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” during an interview on Jacaranda’s breakfast show. Since then, they have been doing some incredible things. Most recently, they travelled to America to go audition for America’s Got Talent. The choir forms part of a more significant project which started in 1994. The Ndlovu Care Group was founded in 1994 by a Dutch doctor names Dr Hugo Templeman, in the rural village of Moutse, Limpopo. The care group provides innovative healthcare, childcare, education and community development.…

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Still a lot to do despite peaceful MTPA strike

Some Attractions on Panorama Route closed due to Industrial Action Due to unresolved industrial action by employees of MTPA (Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency), a number of attractions managed by MTPA on the Panorama Route are currently  closed. It is hoped that a prompt resolution will be reached, which will enable these venues to open again fully, as soon as possible. Kruger Lowveld Tourism would like to emphasise in the meantime that any demonstrations connected to the strike are entirely peaceful and there is no disruption on the region’s roads.…

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