Municipal

Water Woes in Simile

By Ephraim Manyanga Residence of Simile is in a catch 22-situation. They had more than two months without water, especially the area which covers Simile Extension three and Block B. Thaba Chweu Local Municipality is failing to deliver the minimum services to its people, due to the shortage of resources. “People are sharing unclean and […]

Municipal

Harmony to be discontinued…

Michele du Plessis Informal settlements clusters growing daily around the towns in the Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (TCLM). According to the Mpumalanga Housing Needs Register, the backlog is 3239 households, with the TCLM Integrated Development Plan states a backlog of 14468 households. In September 2015, during community protests, the residents of Sabie brought the various […]

Municipal

Pilgrim’s Rest Co-op receives head start

Frieda Paton Start-up equipment and supplies were provided to the budding Areduchap Co-operative in Pilgrim’s Rest by the Ehlanzeni District Municipality.  This was after it had secured a winning bid in a call for business plans by the Thaba Chweu Department of Local Economic Development. At a function on August 16, attended by locals and […]

Municipal

…Not a drop to drink…

Michele du Plessis   Residents of Mount Anderson and Simile, Sabie know all about coping without one of life’s necessities: water. The water supply to Mt. Anderson and Simile has been ‘irregular’ in the past, but the recent water crises had residents of Sabie infuriated. Residents in Simile had no water for the last three […]

Municipal

Thaba Chweu Municipality Prays and Praise…

Michele du Plessis Every Wednesday morning, a prayer meeting is held at the offices of Thaba Chweu Local Municipality in Sabie. Pastor David Mohlala and Pastor Phil Robson led the prayer meeting where to GPS News was invited. At the meeting, Holy Communion was served to the TCLM members present, on their request. 1 Corinthians […]