Mpumalanga schools are among 300 schools to start EduPlant gardens to feed learners across the country

The EduPlant Programme is an initiative of Food & Trees for Africa, in partnership with Tiger Brands, and compliments meals provided to learners by schools through the National School Nutrition Programme (NSPS), a programme also supported by Tiger Brands through the Tiger Brands Foundation. EduPlant Programme Coordinator, Nosiphelo Nkani, said  this initiative aims at providing schools with the tools, training, and educational materials to grow their own gardens and this will ensure that the children of that area are able to supplement their nutritional needs with fresh produce.   “300 more schools…

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Eskom workers expected back at work

Eskom workers are expected back at work this morning following violent industrial strike action, which plunged the country into an electricity supply crunch over the past week. The power utility was forced to implement Stage 6 load shedding on Tuesday when up to 90% of staff could not or did not report for duty because of strike action at power stations across the country. “Following a productive meeting earlier on Tuesday between Eskom and union leadership, Eskom can confirm that it has agreed in principle with the recognised labour unions…

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Miclee Music and Entertainment offers state-of-art experiences

Miclee Music and Entertainment in Mpumalanga have been structured to meet the needs of the continually changing social space. The founder of the business, Michael Mashiloane, said his creative team works towards creating memorable events and assisting clients to effectively promote their ideas and messages. The team is highly experienced in arranging special events, across the media landscape and in sound and music. “We design and organise events and live music gigs for our clients, enabling them to achieve their targets and reach their goals. We are planning to branch out…

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Life sentences handed down to four of the five gang members from Marite

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has welcomed the four life sentences handed down to four of the five gang members from Marite (near Hazyview), as well as 10 year sentence imposed upon the fifth accused. The sentences were handed down by the Mpumalanga Division of the High Court which was sitting in Graskop yesterday, 14 June 2022. The court heard how the community of Marite was terrorized by activities of gangsterism, where brutal murders were the order of the day but many…

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Thaba Chweu Local Municipality has been found guilty for contaminating the environment

The Thaba Chweu Local Municipality has been found guilty and fined R10 million for the Contravention of Environmental Laws, by the Lydenburg Magistrates’ Court. Since 2011, the community of Mashishing, have been complaining about sewer spillages and contaminated water flows. This was until 2021, when the Department of Water Affairs and Environmental Affairs brought the docket to the Director of Public Prosecutions office, for a decision to institute criminal charges, and the matter was enrolled in April 2022. Since the first appearance, the defence and the state had negotiations which…

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Post office warns of scam

The South African Post Office (Sapo) has warned customers about a new scam designed to mislead public members to pay money into a fraudulent account and share their credit cards details. Sapo spokesperson Johan Kruger, said the emails and SMS messages appear to originate from the post office when in fact they have no connection with the post office. “Clicking on the link in the message leads the user to a payment page where they are asked to deposit money into an account to ‘release’ a package. In several instances,…

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Two fidelity employees arrested for robbery

Two Fidelity employees males aged 30 and 40 will appear before the Bethal Magistrate’ s Court on Monday 13 June 2022 facing a charge of business robbery. The provincial police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala, said an employee at Majuba King Petroleum was on duty Saturday 11 June, at around 18:58 when two males entered his office and one pointed him with a pistol and forced him to open the safe. They then took and undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene. “The police in Bethal were summoned to the…

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Motorists warned of spikes, one suspect arrested for his suspected involvement

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has warned motorists to be vigilant on the roads, particularly on either side of N4 Road at Hectorspruit, near Impala Siding and Komatipoort in Nkomazi. The warning by the General is due to incidents of tyre spikes that were reported recently at the said area meanwhile police at Komatipoort arrested a 20-year-old male suspect in the evening of Wednesday 13 April 2022 suspected to be in connection with the reported incidents, however an investigation is underway to…

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Fastjet launches Victoria Falls to Mbombela Kruger flights

Fastjet flies to Zimbabwe Fastjet Zimbabwe, the award-winning value-based airline, launched flights from Zimbabwe’s tourism capital of Victoria Falls to Mbombela Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa  on16 March 2022 The new schedule service route will operate three (3) times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Providing a boost for tourism between the two countries, the new direct flight will be a seamless connection for travellers on the safari circuit, effectively linking the Lowveld lodges in and around the Kruger National Park, directly with Victoria Falls, another…

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Consumers are urged to return certain Mccain beans and Spar stir fry products

The National Consumer Commission (NCC) is urging consumers in possession of certain  McCain sliced beans and Spar Stir Fry products to return them to the point of purchase. The supplier informed the Commission of its precautionary recall. According to the suppliers, small fragments of glass were found in the products. “We urge consumers who might have these products not to consume but to return back to the retailer for a full refund or an exchange,” said Acting Commissioner and the NCC, Ms Thezi Mabuza. The products in question were manufactured…

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