Monthly Archives: November 2015

KLIPGAT SANITATION PROJECT

The Klipgat sanitation project has since ground to a halt, apparently because of drying funds, budgeted at R20-million for the financial year 2015-2016.

There is over and above an additional allocation of R30-million for the 2016-2017 financial year.

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KHEHLA NYAMAKAZI PASSES ON

Prominent North West political and cultural heavyweight, Khehla Nyamakazi, passed away on Friday, 14 November, at his smallholding in Winterveldt recently.

Nyamakazi is better known in Madibeng political circles as the inaugural chair of the Winterveldt branch of the ANC, reputed to be the largest such structure in the North West and beyond.

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DESTRUCTIVE GATHERING OF THE RAIN CLOUDS

The rains came down hard over parts of Madibeng for the better part of last week.

On Monday, 16 November, the dark clouds hovered over Madibeng, with farmers and residents anticipating relief from the drought.

But alas, on the tobacco and vegetable farmlands of Kleinfontein, on the eastern fringes of downtown Brits, hailstorms reportedly damaged crops.

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BUDGET ALLOCATIONS FROM 2016-2017 TO 2017-2018

Certain items in the broader Madibeng Local Municipality final budget fall under the so-called “internal” funding source, with budget allocations set aside only from the financial year 2016-2017 to 2017-2018.

These include, among others, “yellow fleet” at a budget allocation of R45-million for the 2016-2017 financial year, with an additional R15-million budgeted for the 2017-2018 financial year.

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Women get their dignity restored through housing

Christmas came a bit early for four elderly women in Signal Hill village near Mahikeng after they received fully furnished houses, thanks to the Department of Local Government and Human Settlements in Bokone Bophirima, in partnership with the Bokone Bophirima chapter of the South African Women in Construction (SAWIC).

The four beneficiaries, Anna Mosiane (45), Rossina Kesese (88), Martha Moabankwe (68) and  Thoniko Matlho (78)  had all been staying in appalling conditions with their respective families. Their houses are part of the Women’s Built programme, which is responsible facilitating the implementation of the women in human settlements framework that looks at addressing the issues that affect women in the human settlements sector, by harnessing the resources and putting in place the systems and the processes that will facilitate the empowerment of women contractors

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Why too many acting municipal officials in Madibeng?

Worried acting Madibeng Spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabalala

Worried acting Madibeng Spokesperson, Tumelo Tshabalala

We have a number of Executive Mayors at the Local Municipality of Madibeng that have come and gone, but how many corrupt people remained behind and who are they? Of course, they are powerful people with lots of money to influence and control other people’s lives.

In other words, our communication department is depriving the population information and thus create a breakdown and a conflict between other senior officials in the municipality and the community members.

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Lamp posts in Delareyville a time bomb waiting to explode

A fallen electrical lamp pole

A fallen electrical lamp pole

Delareyville is currently experiencing a crisis after it came to light that various electrical lamp posts in the town are leaning skewed and are on the brink of toppling over. Not only does this endanger motorists and pedestrians, but also presents a grave danger to home and business owners.

The skewed lamp posts are a direct consequence of the Tswaing Local Municipality’s failure to perform proper and timely maintenance. One of the lamp posts recently collapsed on a vehicle, while another lamp posts toppled down in a street.

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