Shoneez Bulbulia
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/ 19 July 2005

SAA strike to disrupt Johannesburg airport

Flights at Johannesburg International airport will be disrupted when aviation members of the United Association of South Africa (Uasa) embark on industrial action from Wednesday after a deadlock in negotiations, Uasa said on Tuesday. Uasa is the largest representative union of ground staff and cabin crew at South African Airways.

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/ 15 July 2005

More deaths reported at ‘Klebsiella hospital’

About 40 babies died at the Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Durban during two months in 2003 of ”various neonatal ICU infections,” the director of the non-profit organisation Voice said on Thursday. ”A report on the deaths of the 40 babies in 2003 was given to me by a high ranking official of the health department in KZN yesterday [Wednesday].

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/ 5 July 2005

Rand Water stops Jo’burg flood

Rand Water has managed to stop the water flow that flooded parts of Meredale in Johannesburg after a pipe burst early on Tuesday. Assessors are examining the extent of the problem and damage to surrounding houses. Emergency services have rescued 18 people, including a six-month-old baby, from about 50 houses.

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/ 27 April 2005

ANC ‘redeploys’ Emfuleni mayor

Emfuleni local municipality mayor Johnny Thabane and two other senior officials will be replaced by a ”political collective”, the African National Congress in Gauteng said on Tuesday. ”We did not — yesterday, or today — fire the mayor. He is still the mayor. We will introduce changes and redeploy the mayor,” said the provincial premier, Mbhazima Shilowa.

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/ 22 April 2005

Former Beaufort West mayor arrested

Beaufort West municipal manager Truman Prince was released on R200 bail on Thursday night after being arrested at the local police station following ”outrageous behaviour”. Police spokesperson Captain Eddie Cronje said Prince appeared in the Beaufort West Magistrate’s Court. He will reappear on May 11.