Municipal

Public comment sought on NHI

The White Paper on the National Health Insurance was officially gazetted for public comment on Friday, June 30.  It is estimated that it will cost in the region of R70 billion over a period of four years. “While medical schemes pool funds for people to get access to quality healthcare but only for a few, the […]

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Stakeholder meeting held in Graskop

Kopano Dibakwane 19 June 2017 Graskop Chest War Room held a stakeholder meeting on May 24 at Glory Hill community hall. Stakeholders included; the Health Department, Graskop Municipality, Ward Committee, Education Department, Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) and the Labour Department. Issues raised in the meeting of April 5 included: struggle obtaining a birth […]

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Thaba Chweu Mayor delivers budget speech

Michele du Plessis 14 June 2017 The Thaba Chweu Local Municipality (TCLM) Budget Speech for the 2017/18 financial year was delivered Councillor Selina Mashego-Sekgobela (Executive Mayor) on May 31. The 2017/18 IDP/Budget amounts to R655 million, which is 15.35% higher than the financial year 2016/17. One of the most pressing challenges for TCLM is the […]

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Graskop potholes repaired

Kopano Dibakwane 1 June 2017 Graskop municipality has finally heeded the call by residents, particularly motorists, to do something about the widening potholes which could be spotted in every street around the town. Road users were made to bear the cost of damaged tyres and being exposed to the danger of accidents while avoiding potholes. […]

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Eskom Connects

  Eskom connects kaMaJika and Waterfall Lianda Naudé   The residents of kaMaJika near Hazyview and Waterfall Roma in the Bushbuckridge Municipality in Mipumalanga had their lives changed instantly when they were connected to Eskom on March 31. The switch on by Eskom also provides residents with protection from the dangers of illegal connections.   […]