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Politics

DD Mabuza loses major Mpumalanga's councilor battle

DD Mabuza loses major Mpumalanga councilor battle

The battle is important for Deputy president DD Mabuza’s ambition to lead again as the assistant presidential leader in 2022.

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News

Well known Middelburg doctor to launch own book

Well known Middelburg doctor Alex Mashifane is set to launch his first book in Middelburg this coming weekend.

Axed MEC Mandla Msibi granted bail

Axed Mpumalanga agriculture MEC Mandla Msibi has been released on bail.
Govt pays Blessing Qwabe R500 million for supplying masks and sanitizers

Govt pays Blessing Qwabe R500 million for supplying masks and sanitizers

A multimillionaire from Barberton known as Blessing Qwabe was paid just over R500 million by government to supply masks and hand sanitisers.
Witbank Farmers' Market postponed due to bad weather

Witbank Farmers’ Market postponed due to bad weather

Organizers of the Witbank event say the rainy weather makes it difficult to host an outdoor family event of this nature.
Fourth wave by Christmas if majority not vaccinated

Fourth wave by Christmas if majority not vaccinated

Experts contend that if a majority of South Africans above the age of 35 are vaccinated a looming fourth wave can be avoided by Christmas.

Government

Dipuo Mahlangu in hot water over refusal to answer Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has opened a criminal case against JS Moroka municipal speaker Dipuo Mahlangu.

eMalahleni’s Eskom debt increases by R1.2 billion in 12 months

eMalahleni municipality's debt owed to Eskom has increased by R1.2 billion in a space of just over 12 months.

Middelburg puts controversial tariff increases on hold

The Steve Tshwete local municipality in Middelburg has put on hold its tariff increases following the violent protest by community members last week.

Local News

Witbank High deputy principal faces sexual harassment charges

The deputy principal of one of the town’s biggest schools is in hot water for not being able to keep his hands to himself when around his female colleagues.

eMalahleni ANC leader Bridge Ntobeng arrested for cable theft

NUM leader and former ANC branch secretary Bridge Ntobeng has been arrested for allegedly stealing fibre optic cables valued at R100 000.

Leonard Hlathi donates 420 brand new shoes

Former police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi has given to Bushbuckridge pupils 420 pairs of brand new shoes.

Business

Lifestyle

Don't miss Witbank's first farmers’ market

Don’t miss Witbank’s first farmers’ market

On Sunday 3 October 2021, Konnekt Da Dot will present its maiden Farmers Market at the beautiful INDLELA LODGE in Witbank’s northern suburbs.
Mpumalanga's football academy partners with Forek Institute

Mpumalanga’s football academy partners with Forek Institute

Mpumalanga School of Excellence (MSE), a football academy in Mbombela, has entered into a partnership with Forek Institute of Technology to offer bursaries to aspiring footballers.
Healers might soon run out of muthi plants due to human settlements

Healers might soon run out of muthi plants due to human settlements

Fannie Mashaba, a traditional healer, is worried that healers might run out of medicine as indigenous plants are being destroyed due to new developments.