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More leaks on Linbro Park water pipeline

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FOLLOWING last week’s major burst of the main water pipeline that runs through Linbro Park landfill, two more leaks were discovered on the same line about 50m apart. “I would like to state clearly that contrary to reports, the pipe is not caving in. These are separate leaks and it is attributed to erosion caused
Source: The New Age

Provincial departments learn processes from one another

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FINANCE Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday convened a budget council lekgotla where South Africa’s economic developments were discussed at length. “Some of the issues discussed at the meeting included the economic context of the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, an update on the changes to the economic context, the impact of sovereign credit rating downgrades
Source: The New Age

‘Immediate decision unrealistic’

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NATIONAL Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams has appointed a team of prosecutors to consider submissions by President Jacob Zuma as to why fraud and corruption charges should not be reinstated against him. The prosecuting team, National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Luvuyo Mfaku said, would also look at submissions made by the DA that 783
Source: The New Age

Emfuleni mayor placed on special leave after sexual abuse allegations

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Emfuleni Municipality Mayor Simon Mofokeng is on special leave after allegations of sexual abuse. On Monday ANC Gauteng Provincial Office Bearers (POB’s) convened a meeting with ANC Sedibeng Regional Office Bearers (ROB’s) in Johannesburg to consider allegations of sexual abuse against Mofokeng. Allegations of child pornography against the mayor including a video allegedly posted on
Source: The New Age

DA, Kathrada Foundation join forces

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DA LEADER Mmusi Maimane has tied his vision of a better South Africa to that of the late Ahmed Kathrada by vowing to work for a country that works for all her people and was free of oppression, poverty, greed and bad leaders. Maimane and his contingent of DA members are the second batch of
Source: The New Age

Sassa, SAPO grants deal derailed

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THE uncertainty over the payment of social grants to some 11 million beneficiaries is not over yet. This is after the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) announced yesterday that its deal to pay out grants through the SA Post Office collapsed due to Sapo’s limited capacity to deliver on the project. Social Development Minister
Source: The New Age

Eskom whistleblower takes centre stage

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THE first in-camera hearing of the parliamentary inquiry into Eskom is due to take place today when a unnamed witness will give evidence without being present in the Old Assembly where the investigation will resume. The witness, a whistleblower, will give evidence about corporate governance at Eskom specifically with regards to the relationship between the
Source: The New Age

Young Communist League in free tertiary fight

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WITH the ANC’s policy conference having resolved that free higher education must be implemented from next year, fears are mounting that the leaked fees’ commission report has left the ruling party with “egg” on its face. According to the leaked report, the Heher Commission found that free higher education for all would not be feasible
Source: The New Age

Family wants answers after student stabbed to death at Vaal university

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The family of Katlego Obakeng Tlhabanelo is still looking for answers after the mysterious death of their son at the Vaal University of Technology. The 24-year-old Chemical engineering student was allegedly stabbed to death inside the campus on Saturday at a party at VUT Lapa Lounge. “But we have not gotten any formal communication with regards to
Source: The New Age

Fake cash grant scam

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The South African Social Security Services (Sassa) has advised social grant beneficiaries to double check their payments before leaving various pay points in the province. This comes after a beneficiary in Soshanguve reported that he had been paid with counterfeit money. The pensioner, Nicolas Seema, was shocked to learn he had received counterfeit money at
Source: The New Age

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