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/ 28 September 2007

Sinkhole swallows house in Khutsong

A three-bedroom house in Khutsong, near Carletonville, caved in as a result of a sinkhole on Friday, the Merafong municipality said. Spokesperson Seabo Gaeganelwe said nobody was injured as the occupants had moved two months ago. A survey in 1997 found that 90% of Khutsong fell within extremely high-risk zones.

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/ 12 September 2007

Govt: Khutsong not a national disaster area

Khutsong has not been declared a national disaster area, the Ministry of Provincial and Local Government said on Wednesday. Spokesperson for the ministry, Thokozani Mtshali, said a North West portfolio committee presented a report to the provincial legislature on Tuesday but this did not constitute a declaration.

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/ 6 September 2007

Khutsong sinkholes: Govt waits on more information

Provincial and Local Government Minister Sydney Mufamadi is waiting for more technical information before deciding on action on Khutsong’s sinkholes, his ministry said on Thursday. The minister was waiting for more detailed information on Khutsong, said the minister’s acting spokesperson, Thokozani Mtshali, when asked about the government’s position on the situation.