Community Municipal News

Response from GRPA

“The Graskop Rate Payers Association, (GRPA), Water Team under Lance Gibson’s guidance, and the GCBT within Gareth Johnson’s role as Service Delivery Representative have assisted in verifying, that due to its ongoing defunctness, the Waste Water System, (WWS), is attributing to the degradation of most, (if not all), water systems originating within and passing through its […]

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Graskop wastewater treatment plant

Michele du Plessis “Overgrown, filthy premises, an empty laboratory without testing equipment, anaerobic and anoxic dams filled to capacity with solids and a sludge digestion dam covered in… well, sludge at the top. Inflow water and outflow water are the same: raw, untreated sewage wastewater, pumped into the river.” All this and more, protected by […]

Community News Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrim’s resident from long ago returns to offer traditional treats

Frieda Paton A mouth-watering new business opened in Pilgrim’s Rest at the beginning of August at the premises of Pilgrim’s Place in Downtown. The proprietor, Dirk Swart and his wife are returning to the village after many years. The building now known as Pilgrim’s Place was originally a residence but has been a general dealer since […]

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Petition presented to Minister

Michele du Plessis At an engagement with the national Minister of Tourism, Ms. Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, in Hazyview on 6th August 2019, Kruger Lowveld Ehlanzeni Tourism took the opportunity to present a Petition to the Minister outlining, among other matters, the organisation’s suggestions for improving communications and co-operation between government and private sector in Mpumalanga. The […]

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Community service wasted by littering

Frieda Paton One cannot help but wonder how many of the 67 minutes of community service for Mandela Day across the country are wasted in clean-up operations? Couldn’t these thousands of hours be better spent on making a real difference to people’s lives? We’re talking about littering of cans, bottles, fast-food packaging, sweet papers, and […]