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Fintech fills the funding gap

New companies are plugging the funding gap for small businesses, especially in townships

ANC manifesto: Zuma’s big promises

We break down the ANC's manifesto launch in Nelspruit - the highlights, logistical issues and the crowd’s reception of President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC’s 2014 trials and tribulations

At the ANC gala dinner in Nelspruit, ministers share what aspects of the ANC's 2014 manifesto most excites them and what challenges the party faces.

Nelspruit mayor does Disney World

A R250 000 overseas jaunt by Mbombela municipal mayor Cathy Dlamini and others has come under heavy fire from the Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga.

Meanwhile, back in the bush

From far and wide, tens of thousands of South Africans have poured into Nelspruit for Innibos, an event that has become one of SA's premier festivals.

Two charged with ‘political’ killing

Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of the head of communications of Mpumalanga's department of sports, culture and recreation.

Missing documents stall Mbombela deal

Nelspruit's Mataffin community has accused its board of trustees of skulduggery after court documents went missing over the Mbombela Stadium land.

Nelspruit’s playful stadium a source of so much trouble

The roof of the World Cup stadium in Nelspruit is supported by 18 huge iron giraffes that look as is they were designed by a gifted pre-schooler.

Nelspruit: Nightlife

When it comes to nightlife, football fans coming to this host city won't be left twiddling their thumbs between games.

Will the pitch Mbomb?

Fears grow that the pitch at Mbombela Stadium will not be ready in time for the start of the World Cup. David Smith reports.

Stadium show must go on

Mpumalanga provincial authorities started building the province's 2010 stadium on the 118ha piece of land two years ago without actually owning it.

Fighter jet crashes into highway

Two Impala MK1 fighter pilots died almost instantly on Wednesday morning when their jet crashed 10m from the N4 highway in Mpumalanga's notorious Crocodile Gorge. One of the pilots was flung through the roof of a passing truck after an apparent attempt to eject from his burning plane.

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Don’t be deceived: Covid-19 vaccines are not for sale

Police warn against fake Covid-19 vaccines and urge the public to report any criminal activities

Zondo deplores ‘attempted killing’ of state capture witness who implicated Molefe

The deputy chief justice says an attack on one witness may deter many others from giving evidence

State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

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