Drie stede in SA op gevaarlikste wêreldlys

‘n Gevaarlys deur ‘n Meksikaanse (van alle plekke!) organisasie dui aan dat Kaapstad die 11de gevaarlikste stad ter wêreld is. Bykans 3000 mense is hier gedurende 2018 vermoor. Die stad het 4 miljoen inwoners. Port Elizabeth is 45ste op dieselfde lys en Durban 47ste. Hierdie stede het onderskeidelik een en vier miljoen inwoners. Die studiesamestellers kan egter nie van onregverdigheid beskuldig word nie nie, want daarvolgens is Tijuana in Meksiko die gevaarlikste stad ter wêreld. Vyf van die gevaarlikste stede is in hierdie land wat verduidelik waarom Trump op daardie…

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Millions of drought relief money squandered

More than R200 million of drought relief funds were squandered by the provincial government in Natal. The funds were meant for subsistence farmers after the province was declared a disaster area following a crippling drought in 2015. Farmers were supposed to use the money for water harvesting‚  scooping of dams, rehabilitation of boreholes and provision of stock-feed. A report into the probe has not been made public, but the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has now brought the matter to the table. The provincial government’s new budget is R2 billion. “The…

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Latest on death of learners in Witbank due to food poisoning

According to The Star, the death of two primary school pupils and the hospitalisation of another 10 still fighting for their lives,  has been blamed on suspected poisoned popcorn. Busisiwe Tiny Mkhatshwa (10) is among those who died and her neighbour Sanele Mahlangu is still in hospital in a serious condition. As yet, it is not clear if the suspected popcorn was part of the school’s feeding scheme or given to the children by an outsider. The police are investigating. At least a million poverty-stricken learners are daily fed by…

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Eskom’s net financial loss – R21 billion

The power utility is finally in a leading position, albeit negative. It  reported a net loss of R21 billion, higher than any single company in South Africa. And for once, not all the money went to the pockets of its massive staff complement of more than 46 000 or the top jocks’ pockets, but for diesel to keep the lights on in the country. Not enough coal now that the Guptas are gone, 10 power stations had no coal and South Africans went back to the dark ages with candle…

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Is Julius on the way out?

Since the Economic Freedom Fighters’ launch in 2013, it has only had one leader, Julius Malema, although according to party chairman Dali Mpofu that could change as early as December. After chairman, Dali Mpofu was interviewed by Power FM’s Aldrin Sampear , the radio station said the advocate believed it was unlikely Malema would stand as president beyond his next term, if he even stood again at all. The EFF’s next elective conference is in December. “If he’s re-elected in December this year, I would be surprised if he stands…

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R11 million project launched as part of Mandela campaign

The rural communities of Thembisile Hani Local Municipality in Mpumalanga are set to benefit from a more than R11 million human settlements project launched in the locality. Human Settlements MEC,  Norah Mahlangu launched the People’s Housing Process (PHP) project at Kwaggafontein as part of the department’s plans to develop needy communities. The  project will see building of 100 units and is expected to create much needed jobs and also bring development and dignity to several households. This launch concluded the department’s Mandela Month Campaign. The activities involved symbolic building of…

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Why the lights might go off again

Eskom: Another expert explains why load shedding “will return in August” There seems to be a growing consensus among industry analysts that load shedding will make a return to South Africa next month, as Eskom limps forward. Now might be a good time to invest in some candles: The spectre of load shedding is on the horizon, according to Intellidex analyst Peter Attard Montalto. He’s the second expert within the last few weeks who has predicted another round of Eskom power cuts before the end of winter. Experts fear another…

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