May 23, 2017

No RDP house allocation without title deeds

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Provincial government acts tough as it accelerates progress in its drive to provide more houses to the people and stem fraudulent beneficiaries The Free State provincial government has tightened the allocation of RDP houses by issuing deserving residents with title deeds, following disturbing reports that some foreign nationals have in the past benefited from the scheme across the country through fraudulent means. So bad is the situation that some unscrupulous people have turned the government-assisted housing scheme into businesses at the expense of the poor deserving majority. A furious MEC for cooperative governance, human settlements and traditional affairs Sisi Ntombela…

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ANC branches will decide my fate, says Ace

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The ANC’s longest serving provincial chairperson, Ace Magashule says he will continue to honour the wishes of the ruling party’s branches should they require him to retain his positon as leader. With the provincial conference scheduled to take place in August this year, the veteran leader who still enjoys support of ANC branch members in the province, is tipped to retain his influential post. Speaking to The Weekly on Monday this week, Magashule said the decision on whether he should continue as provincial chair or not was not up to him but ANC branches. “It’s not up to me to…

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‘Strong leaders needed for key ANC structures’

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Key structures of the ruling ANC should be driven by strong leadership that can identify and politically groom young talent without any fear or favour to ensure the party achieves ideological and political maturity, a senior official said. The chairperson for the party’s Sub-Committee on Organisational Development Fikile Mbalula said the ANC must consider a detailed cadre policy that is underscored by organisational ethical and moral values. Mbalula, who is also the minister of police, said this when he recently presented recommendations to the policy document on Organisational Renewal and Design to be discussed at the ANC Policy Conference set…

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