Freedom Road – an empty promise

For years Madibeng Municipality has said it will fix Itireleng’s main thoroughfare, but nothing has been done

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Brief | 29 November 2022

Court orders compensation of R375,000 to families of learners who drowned on school outing

Judge finds that “insufficient steps were taken to safeguard the learners”

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News | 17 October 2022

Villagers have to dig for water because municipality fails to deliver

Water and Sanitation Department says long-awaited Mogogelo bulk water project has finally been completed

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News | 12 October 2022

Money for school pays for Lottery boss’s golf estate home

Lottery grant was meant to rebuild a Limpopo school that burned down during protests

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Feature | 28 July 2022

After 9 months, relief for thirsty Madibeng villagers

Water supply restored after Madibeng Municipality settles R155-million of its enormous debt to the City of Tshwane

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Brief | 26 July 2022

Eskom goes after delinquent municipality’s bank accounts

City of Matlosana Local Municipality in North West owes Eskom over R800-million

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Law | 18 July 2022

North West town is drowning in rubbish

Ward councillor blames inactive Madibeng Local Municipality for not cleaning up Hebron

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Brief | 6 July 2022

Residents have been without running water for eight months in this town

The Madibeng mayor told protesters that the municipality is broke and can’t pay back its more than R200-million debt to the City of Tshwane.

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Brief | 28 June 2022

Police are overstretched and understaffed in the North West

“Those responsible for the community’s safety have failed us” says resident

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Brief | 23 May 2022

The Prosperous Platinum City’s ruined taxi rank

More than 200 taxis use this Madibeng rank daily, but it has only one toilet

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Brief | 11 May 2022

Not our problem, say two municipalities as road falls apart

Neither Madibeng nor Tshwane are taking responsibility for the upkeep of the Kgabalatsane to Ga-Rankuwa road

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Brief | 7 April 2022

Court stops municipality evicting single mother whose child has special needs

It would not be “just and equitable” to evict her, says magistrate

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Law | 6 April 2022

Over 3,000 people in Madibeng face eviction

Occupiers to oppose their removal in court on 26 May

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News | 3 April 2022

Funding crisis in North West as Social Development department fails to pay subsidies

One organisation has already had to close three offices

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News | 30 March 2022

Villagers fix giant potholes themselves

“Waiting for the municipality has brought us no joy,” says Madibeng resident

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Brief | 22 February 2022

Thousands of people have been without running water for four months. No one can say when the problem will be fixed

Tshwane municipality reduced water supply to Madibeng because of huge debt

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Brief | 17 February 2022