Wage dispute resolved at SANParks

According to a statement by South African National Parks (SANParks), a dispute regarding wages and conditions of employment by three unions representing workers in the Collective Bargaining Council had been resolved.  Rey Thakhuli, SANParks Acting Head of Communications said that SANParks and the various labour unions settled the dispute and the parties immediately formalised the agreement. SANParks and the majority of unions, the Health and Other Service Personnel Trade Union (HOSPERSA) and National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers Union (NUPSAW), signed an agreement that workers will get an…

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 Let’s grow the South African economy – one SME at a time

  The SAB Foundation, Tholoana Enterprise Programme, is looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate and dedicated to growing the economy and creating jobs   Can you imagine your business turnover growing by 300% and creating 10 new jobs for your community? Mpumalanga based Freddy and Sons Maintenance and Engineering, a past participant of the SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme, is doing just that.   South Africa is full of young, inspired and passionate entrepreneurs who are working tirelessly to change the path the country is on. The SAB Foundation, Tholoana…

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73-year old man has a brand new house

Tumelo waga Dibakwane   A 73-year-old man finally got a brand-new, furnished house in Amersfoort  in Mpumalanga. Solomon Maduna said that living in a mud house was the same as “being buried alive, but now he can live as others in his community.” The house was handed over by Mpumalanga Community Safety, Security and Liaison MEC,  Gabisile Shabalala. Maduna had been identified during the ANC’s election campaign.  in the area. At the time, he had been living in a dilapidated, unsafe mud house. The mud hut in the background Shabalala…

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Mpu mom guilty of killing her four children

Zinhle Maditla,of Klarinet in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga had been found guilty of premeditated murder in the Witbank High Court. She would be sentenced on Tuesday, September 10. Maditla killed her children, (aged 4-8) with rat poison before taking some of it as well. The mother and her two girls and two boys were living in a rented room in the area and were reported missing on December 26, last year.    

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Lilizela victory for Graskop Gorge Lift Co

 Exciting developments underway Graskop Gorge Lift Co won the Visitor Experience of the Year award at the prestigious Mpumalanga Lilizela Tourism Awards. Graskop Gorge Lift Co introduced Africa’s first outdoor viewing lift in December 2017 and had so far attracted thousands of visitors. The development brought new life to the Lowveld’s Panorama Route, with domestic and foreign visitors keen to travel 51-metres down the face of the gorge to explore the Afromontane forest below via a circular interpretation trail. Plans are now well underway to create an adventure hub at…

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Spring comedy show a huge success in Shabalala

Tumelo Waga Dibakwane Tumelo waga Dibakwane and his wife, Tiny at the show. The long awaited Innomash Spring Month comedy show came and went. The event saw the crowd roaring with laughter with Just Sam from Holy Comedy Productions, Bongani Piano Nkosi, Mozzy, Nozipho the Blackrose, Tiyani and Akani providing the jokes. Music and poetry completed an excellent line-up. What make these stand-up shows special is the fact that no dirty jokes or language are used, making it a family entertainment for all in the Lowveld. After the event, the…

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Truck strike -on or off? Despite conflicting reports – BE SAFE

PHOTO HEREWITH HAD BEEN TAKEN DURING A PREVIOUS STRIKE AND WAS USED AS GENERIC PIC ONLY AND NOT AS DEPICTING THE CURRENT SITUATION With certain media reporting that an agreement had been reached to avoid a national truck strike, others had on Google News said that the strike would continue despite any agreement reached. Zambia had already  issued a travel advisory warning the  trucking businesses from this country to avoid traveling to South Africa on 2 September amid threats of violence here. It had also been reported that the border…

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To all citrus farmers in Mpumalanga

CRI INTEGRATED PEST AND DISEASE MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP 2019 If you farm citrus in southern Africa you cannot afford to miss this workshop. Included in the agenda will be HLB or Asian Greening – and you need to know ALL about HLB. For all citrus industries around the world, HLB is the greatest bio-security concern. In Mpumalanga: Kavinga Lodge and Guesthouse in Nelspruit  on 3 & 4 September 2019.

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