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July 5, 2019

MEC Basikopo Makamu said yesterday his department has set aside R8.24 million for the construction of RDP houses.

Nearly 7,000 poor families who have never owned a house of their own will soon have a roof over their heads, following a financial injection by the Limpopo cooperative governance, housing and traditional affairs department.

MEC Basikopo Makamu said yesterday his department has set aside R8.24 million for the construction of RDP houses.

Most of the houses would be built in far-flung rural areas of the province, as the majority of poor people lived in rural areas, Makamu said.

Limpopo, one of the poorest provinces in the country after the Eastern Cape, is divided into five districts. The province has a population of more than 5.8 million people, with the majority [...]

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June 28, 2019

Using scrap metal to sculpt a better future for himself

The only thing more creative than Pilato Bulala’s inventions is how he describes them. His yellow aircraft? It’s a scrapture – a word Bulala coined for his impressive sculptures made from scrap material. The impressive model, built from zinc sheets and wire mesh, is just a taste of this artist’s repertoire. In the village of Tshivhuyuni in Limpopo, Bulala has established a reputation for his creativity despite his limited resources and visual impairment. The maroon bakkie in his yard bears his mantra in bold painted letters – NEVER GIVE UP.

The wire cars Bulala played with as a young boy inspired him to start crafting. He later embarked on his career using recycled metal and [...]

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May 9, 2019

ANC TAKES EARLY LEAD AS RESULTS START TRICKLING IN

It will still be more than 48 hours before South Africans know the final results.

Nationally, the African National Congress (ANC) is enjoying an early lead followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

By 4am on Thursday morning, 887,867 valid votes had been captured.

Party agents sat anxiously with their eyes fixed to their computer screens and monitors showing the early votes.

The ANC has taken an early lead at just over 50% nationally followed by the DA and EFF at 28% and 7%, respectively.

In the Western Cape, the DA was sitting on 60% of the vote so far.

It will still be more than 48 hours before South [...]

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May 3, 2019

IEC It’s all systems go for the 2019 general elections

The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it is ready to oversee the sixth democratic elections on May 8 next week.

The price of petrol will push to a record high from midnight on Tuesday, with the central energy fund (CEF) announcing that under-recovery in August would prompt fuel increases ranging from 99c to R1.79.

The IEC’s chief electoral officer Sy Mamabolo, said that a record number of political parties contesting the elections have presented new challenges.

He was speaking during the official opening of the National Operations Centre in Tshwane.

Only registered voters will be allowed to [...]

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