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Northern Cape

The provincial safety and liaison department invited communities to join forces with them in the fight against crime. This is part of the province's "Anti-crime Mass Mobilisation" campaign started in June this year. The theme is "Act Against Crime Together".

- BuaNews


Construction of a new township near Emalaheni (Witbank) started at the end of May this year. The township will bring together different people from various racial and income groups. It will include 12 600 housing units, as well as a school, a Thusong Service Centre and other facilities, like a community hall. Construction is expected to be completed within about six months.

- BuaNews


A group of 140 unemployed young people in the province are to learn skills that will help them find jobs in the building industry. They will be trained as part of a R2,5 million skills development project funded by the Umsobomvu Youth Fund. Most of the students have passed matric but could not further their studies because of poverty.

- BuaNews


An amount of R506 million has been set aside as part of the province's TB Crisis Management Plan. Of this amount, R80 million will be used for extreme drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB). The new Greytown Specialised TB Hospital, will play a key role in the province's fight against TB.

- BuaNews

Eastern Cape

More poor households in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is receiving free basic services this year. The municipality is increasing its help to the poor through its programme called Assistance To The Poor (ATTP).

- BuaNews

North West

The Mafikeng local municipality will build more than 2 000 houses this year through the R43 million Municipal Infrastructure Grant. Some of the money will be spent on upgrading gravel roads and storm-water systems and for high-mast lights and electricity in many villages.

- BuaNews

Western Cape

An anti-poverty plan is one of the main issues to be discussed at government's July Cabinet Lekgotla, said Deputy President Mlambo-Ngcuka. She was talking at an international conference in Cape Town on Social Protection and Poverty Reduction.

- BuaNews

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