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Police register first breakthrough...
Monday, November 15, 2021

Mahikeng police have made a first breakthrough with the recovery of palisades of steel parameter fence of the stolen in the vicinity of Dihatshwane, Mosianeview and Rooigrond along the Mahikeng to Lichtenburg road. This after the department opened a criminal case (CAS83/10/2021) at Mahikeng Police Station as more than 3km of parameter fence was being vandalised by unknown people in the past three months. More than 120 palisades of the fence similar to that fitted at the cost of R10 million on the multimillion rand million dual carriageway (R503) has been found stored at two separate locations...[Read]
Accolades for NW hosting October Transport Month...
Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Minister of Transport Fikile Mbalula seldom reads a prepared speech, and it came as no surprise during the national ``October Transport Month’’ launched in Potchefstroom showcasing four projects undertaken largely through labour intensive programme of S’haba Sonke . His address left the audience, including NW Premier, in stitches. But upon through analysis of some of his remarks, one noticed a salvo of warning shots fired as caution that funds given to proinces for labour intensive jpb creation opportunities has to and will be be accounted for…[Click to listen]
From the desk of the President today...
Monday, September 27, 2021

The revelation in Parliament that thousands of public servants have been illegally receiving social grants every month shows we still have a long way to go towards instilling a culture of ethics in the public service. Earlier this year, it was also found that around 16,000 employees on the government payroll were irregularly paid the COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant. It is common knowledge that applicants with other sources of income do not qualify for this grant. It is also self-evident that those who receive an income from the state are not eligible to apply. And yet they did...[Read]
Whistle-blowers are change agents...
Monday, September 20, 2021

“Any anti-corruption initiative must allow employees to blow the whistle on corruption and for the protection of whistle-blowers. The death of Babita Deokaran highlights the imperative to increase awareness among employees on whistle-blowing to bolster early detection of corruption and criminal conduct. Minster of Public Service and Administration, Ayanda Dlodlo said this at the launch of the Public Administration Ethics Integrity and Disciplinary Technical Assistance Unit. The unit aims to crack down on corruption in the public service. The work of the Unit in addressing the issue of whistle-blowing has to increase going forward, especially by holding departments who do not have reporting policies accountable...[Read]
SIU turns the screw on our former HoD, Mr Pakiso Mothupi...
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

The Special Investigating Unit has been granted a preservation order by the Special Tribunal to freeze pension benefits of our former head of department, Pakiso Mothupi. The order granted today restrains and interdicts the Government Employees Pension Fund and the Government Pensions Administration Agency from paying out pension benefits of over R 3.4 million to Mothupi. The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said the application to freeze pension benefits of the former head of Mothupi came after President Cyril Ramaphosa signed a proclamation authorising it to investigate allegations of corruption, malpractice, maladministration and unlawful appropriation or expenditure of public funds and other irregular conduct into the affairs of the department...[Read]
Vandalism and theft undermine service delivery...
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Unabated vandalism and theft of road infrastructure assets has created a king-size headache for the department of Public Works and Roads, with repair and replacement costs now spiraling out of control. The vandalism hot spot in Ngaka Modiri Molema district, is on a section of the multi-million-rand, dual carriage way (R503) between Mahikeng and Lichtenburg. The horror of wanton plundering on the more than R501 million investment, has taken the form of relentless vandalism, and theft of the clear view parameter fence erected on both sides of the road...[Read]
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