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Lekwa municipality won’t answer questions about why children died in fire

Three children are dead. More than a dozen homes have been gutted by fires in the past six months. And, as...

Editorial: Corrupt, negligent municipalities kill

Local government has long been the site of gross mismanagement and corruption. Both of these deny people their hopes and dreams and can lead to them also losing their lives.

No firetruck to save three siblings

Lekwa Municipality has been without a fire engine for six months — even though half a million rand has been paid for the rental of two

Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal

The Vaal River is the lifeblood for almost 50% of the South African population yet at its banks around the Lekwa municipality, sewage flows into it

Jozi’s biogas plant goes to waste

The Northern Works sewage plant could generate 4.2MW of power but is operating at 20% capacity

Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol

Supplied water is too cheap. A litre bottle of water in a supermarket is R10, whereas 1 000 litres to your house costs just R50

An El Niño away from water crisis

Outdated data, debt and mismanagement — Gauteng’s water plans predict a crisis. But it will be averted if people cut their water use by 30%

Past failures don’t bode well for Mokonyane tenure

Minister takes over a crucial department, despite leading the water department into crisis

Lawyers tackle mega dump plan

Creation of a dump to process radioactive gold-mining waste near the Vaal River may set a pattern for the rehabilitation of hundreds of toxic dumps.

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Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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