April 26, 2017

Nkosinjane Speelman

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In a wide ranging interview with The Weekly’s Thapelo Molebatsi the new executive mayor of Matjhabeng Local Municipality, Nkosinjane Speelman, speaks about his council’s plans to boost service delivery, fight poverty and unemployment and fix financial administration at the municipality that the auditor general’s office ranked among the worst offenders in the 2014/2015 financial year when it comes to wasteful and unauthorised. Excerpts: What can residents of Matjhabeng Local Municipality expect from their new mayor? What’s your word to ratepayers in terms of the challenges confronting the municipality? Well I am aware of the challenges before me as the leader…

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Executive mayor Olly Mlamleli

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Newly-elected Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality executive mayor Olly Mlamleli has hit the ground running in her bid to improve service delivery and lift up living conditions in the city over the next five years. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni took time to speak to Mlamleli – the metro’s first female mayor – about her plans for the Free State’s biggest city. Excerpts: Since taking over as the mayor for the metro last week, what have you been working on? You will remember that I was sworn in on Thursday, August 18. I immediately started working and I called a meeting with young…

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SAHRC provincial manager Buang Jones

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) this week conducted public outreach clinics in rural and farming communities in the Xhariep District to raise awareness about its programmes as well as educate people about their basic human rights. The theme for the programme was ‘Amplifying human rights education in rural and farming communities’. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the SAHRC provincial manager Buang Jones to find out more about the objectives of the campaign and how that will help further protection of human rights not just in Xhariep but the province as a whole. Excerpts: Why did the SAHRC…

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