Gauteng and NW Province

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Deadly Brits water crisis claims head of ANC mayor

By Setumo Stone, 21 January 2014 THE African National Congress (ANC) mayor of the North West province’s Madibeng municipality has been axed following violent service delivery protests last week over a water shortage in Mothutlung township, during which four people died in clashes with police. The seat of the municipality is Brits, a town in […]

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Dying for water in Brits: Protestors’ blood flows again

Ficksburg. Marikana. Robertson. Cato Crest. Very different South African places, many miles apart, which have all seen citizens who were demonstrating for an improvement in their living conditions killed by South African police over the past three years. To that shameful list it appears that we can now add Brits, in the North West province, […]

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Gauteng health crisis at its worst ever – MEC

Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo admitted that the province’s health crisis is at its worst ever this year. AMUKELANI CHAUKE | 15 March, 2013 So critical is the problem that provincial treasury intervention and a turnaround strategy were needed to stabilise the ailing department. Papo made the concession when he appeared before Gauteng’s standing committee […]

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Service delivery grinds to a halt

Hundreds of Hartbeespoort and Brits residents were left in the lurch and extremely upset after municipal workers closed the Brits licensing offices as well as the Hartbeespoort clinic’s doors on Friday and refused to open again. At the licensing office workers refused to work because their complaints about non-functioning airconditioners, broken toilets and other conditions […]

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South Africa can expect more natural disasters

Scientific reports show that South Africa will become drier in the west and wetter in the east. This means the country will experience an increase in the frequency of severe weather events, such as drought, tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters. Molewa said the document does not only reflect the country’s greenhouse gas emissions profile, […]

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Access to clean drinking water a subject of service delivery

29 September 2012 Access to clean drinking water has been the subject of service delivery protests and even court action. For some communities, having permanent access to the resource has become a luxury. Unhappiness with the pace of delivery has seen many communities resort to service delivery protests. Municipalities blame a lack of resources and […]

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Where is the administrator? (Madibeng municipality)

An administrator and team of experts were supposed to take over the Madibeng Municipality this week, but no administrator is visible and the municipality, as well as the provincial government are keeping num on the situation. In the meantime it has been announced that the national minister of cooperative government and traditional affairs will visit […]

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Service-delivery violence flares up in Tatane municipality (Free State)

18 July 2012 Cathy Dlodlo Twenty-one people are expected to appear in court tomorrow after violence flared up again in Marquard, eastern Free State, after a service delivery protest march. Police spokesperson Constable Masilela Langa said residents are complaining about the shortage of water and general service delivery problems. “After the march, protesters became violent […]

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Aqua Est Vitae

Our country has one of the most progressive water rights-related policy frameworks in the world, with the Constitution of South Africa stating that everybody has the right to clean water. In 2010 the UN General Assembly declared that “safe and drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life […]

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Water and Sanitation in Brits

Mayor Poppy at Financial Speech. “Our service delivery programme in Brits is troubled by the need to look back and fix the old infrastructure that can no longer hold the current demand for its usage. One such is our water and sanitation works that require more frequent maintenance. Maintenance of these facilities has proven to […]

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