December 18, 2017

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Council acts as vendors swamp streets

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“Of course, the municipality is committed to facilitating the growth of the sector, but it has to be done in an orderly manner . . .” The Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality (MMM) plans to erect stalls for vendors in a bid to regulate the proliferation of illegal vending which has seen many unlicensed vendors operating in inhabitable areas. This was disclosed by MMM spokesperson Qondile Khedama, who acknowledged the challenge posed by the mushrooming of vendors in certain parts of the city. The city, which is an economic and cultural hub of the province, has over the years experienced an uncontrolled…

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ANC members must stop glorifying guns‚ says Dlamini-Zuma

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Dlamini-Zuma recalled how the party had gone to pay its respects at the house of a slain ANC member in Pietermaritzburg when supporters began singing this song Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma wants ANC members to stop singing songs with “talk about guns”. She was speaking while on the campaign trail in Nquthu in northern KwaZulu-Natal ahead of a crucial by-election next week. “There are songs we sing that I don’t understand. Let us do away with those songs that talk about guns. We can’t‚ when we campaign‚ start singing songs like ‘isibhamu sisho kamnandi’ (the gun sounds nice). How can…

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Mangaung showdown

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 . . . As metro officials and union leaders in the province seek to end the week-long crippling strike action by Samwu members Mangaung will be waiting with bated breath as the community anticipates the outcome of today’s meeting of the Local Labour Forum (LLF), which is seeking to bring to an end the crippling week-long strike action by members of the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) in Bloemfontein. The Forum is a statutory body that brings together workers’ unions in the Mangaung metro and their employer organisations. The meeting, which deputy mayor Lebohang Masoetsa described as an ideal…

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