Gauteng warns against land invasion

2014-04-10 22:07

The Gauteng government says it would not stand by and watch people illegally construct shacks on land in Kokosi in Fochville.

Gauteng welcomes Midvaal merger

2013-10-15 21:53

MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says Gauteng's co-operative governance department has welcomed the Municipal Demarcation Board's announcement on municipal boundaries.

Westonaria land transfer under discussion

2013-09-11 19:37

Gauteng Human Settlements MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says the Johannesburg and Westonaria municipalities have started talking about the transfer of land for housing development.

Shack dwellers torch councillor's home

2013-08-15 22:04

A Gauteng ward councillor’s house has been set alight after illegally-built shacks were demolished near Brakpan, Gauteng’s human settlement department says.

Gauteng evicts house invaders

2013-04-04 17:40

The Gauteng housing department has evicted 51 families from RDP houses they were illegally occupying in Winterveldt north of Pretoria.

Housing MEC welcomes fraudster's sentence

2013-03-05 22:27

Local Government and Housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe has welcomed Lenasia land fraudster Mandla Dlamini's sentence of three years' imprisonment.

Court order against Tshwane land invasion

2012-12-03 16:21

Tshwane metro municipality has been granted a court order against the invasion of government-owned land in Soshanguve south, north of Pretoria, the Gauteng housing department said on Monday.

Groups backing residents in housing fight

2012-11-16 21:10

The SA Human Rights Commission says that it has met Lenasia residents to discuss the recent demolitions of houses there.

ANC welcomes Gauteng executive reshuffle

2012-07-16 19:50

The African National Congress in Gauteng has welcomed the reshuffle of the Gauteng executive council.

Mekgwe takes over from Mmemezi

2012-07-16 15:40

Gauteng Health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe will take over from Humphrey Mmemezi as local government and housing MEC, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Gauteng health dept settles debts

2012-07-08 11:58

The Gauteng health department has met a deadline to pay off its multi-billion rand debt to suppliers, says MEC Ntombi Mekgwe.

Dept: ARV supply in Gauteng improves

2012-06-01 08:42

The availability of the antiretroviral (ARV) tenofovir has improved in Gauteng over the past weeks, the provincial health department says following a report that some provinces were running low on ARVs.

NGOs must check bank accounts - Gauteng

2012-05-13 19:51

Gauteng Health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says NGOs awaiting payment from the department should check whether the outstanding funds reflect on their bank balances.

Tshwane ready for NHI roll out - Mekgwe

2012-04-22 22:17

Tshwane is ready for implementation of the National Health Insurance scheme pilot phase, Gauteng Health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says.

Plan to deal with foster care backlog

2012-02-22 19:06

A plan has been developed to deal with problems in the foster care backlog in Gauteng, including recruiting retired social workers and introducing more foster care.

MEC keeps job despite health shake-up

2012-02-20 22:24

Gauteng's health and social development department is to be separated, with a dedicated MEC and department head for the embattled health department, but the same officials as before.

No arrests yet for doctor's murder

2012-01-29 21:24

No one has been arrested as yet for the murder of a doctor killed in a car hijacking in Pretoria, Gauteng police say.

Woman jumps to her death at hospital

2011-08-23 14:39

A woman has jumped to her death from the ninth floor of a Johannesburg hospital, the Gauteng health department has said.

Ruling: ANC T-shirt on state visit wrong

2011-04-05 12:29

The DA has welcomed a ruling stating that it was wrong for Gauteng's health MEC to have worn an ANC T-shirt to an official hospital visit.

Ekurhuleni reveals demilitarisation plan

2010-10-17 19:51

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality plans to rehabilitate and train former military veterans as part of a demilitarisation project, says the mayor's office.


Flood havoc in Joburg

2014-03-07 19:03

The Gauteng provincial government has reported that several areas in Johannesburg are flooded.

Joburg housing man quits

2013-09-26 14:14

A man allegedly implicated in illegally selling houses in Lenasia has resigned from his post at the City of Johannesburg, a Gauteng official says.

Torching of councillor's house condemned

2013-08-16 19:46

Cope in Gauteng has condemned the burning of an East Rand municipal ward councillor's house following a housing scam in Duduza.

New approach for Jhb low cost housing

2013-07-24 11:16

There is a need for interventions that will see investment in jobs, improvement of settlement quality and move away from pockets of poverty, says MEC Ntombi Mekgwe.

2 000 officials prosecuted for fraud

2013-03-26 13:39

More than 2000 provincial and municipal officials in Gauteng, have been prosecuted for fraudulently benefiting from government housing programmes.

Corrupt housing official jailed

2013-03-03 22:18

The Gauteng housing department has welcomed a housing official being jailed by the Sebokeng Magistrate's Court for fraudulently selling RDP houses.

SAHRC, housing officials play nice

2012-11-23 20:03

The Gauteng housing department has invited the SA Human Rights Commission to visit the area where houses have been demolished in Lenasia.

Illegal occupation an old problem - MEC

2012-11-13 16:38

The illegal occupation and erecting of houses on private or state-owned land is an old provincial problem, Gauteng Housing MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says.

Mokonyane reshuffles executive council

2012-07-16 18:19

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has reshuffled her provincial executive council after the resignation of local government and housing MEC Humphrey Mmemezi.

Gauteng health dept settles debt

2012-07-08 13:55

The Gauteng health department has met a deadline to pay off its multi-billion rand debt to suppliers.

R90m underspend in Gauteng social dept

2012-06-25 11:15

The Gauteng social development department underspent its welfare budget by R90m during the past financial year despite a shortage of money in the sector forcing NGOs to scale back on services.

Gauteng low on medicines: DA

2012-05-15 13:41

The DA says it has received complaints of medicine shortages in Gauteng hospitals and clinics.

Gauteng health dept pays up

2012-05-02 08:14

The Gauteng health department has settled in full all debts owed to medical suppliers up to the end of March.

'Shake-up' for Gauteng health department

2012-02-27 12:09

The turnaround and stabilisation of Gauteng’s departments of health and social development is under way, with an auditing company stepping in to assist, MEC Ntombi Mekgwe says.

Premier defends health MEC move

2012-02-21 16:54

The Gauteng provincial government has conceded that there is a crisis within its health department, but Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has defended her decision to retain the health MEC.

Gauteng govt mum on R9m disability payout

2012-02-02 20:15

The Gauteng government will not comment on whether it would pay over R9m to a brain-damaged child, as ordered by the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

No lifeboat for Gauteng health suppliers

2011-12-11 18:45

The DA once called for Gauteng Health MEC Ntombi Mekgwe to chain herself to the door of the national Treasury and not leave until she got a bailout to pay hundreds of hospital suppliers.

Department ignored safety audit, DA says

2011-08-03 16:57

The social development department has ignored a safety audit showing that old age homes are fire hazards, the Democratic Alliance claims.

DA: Probe Gauteng health dept tender

2011-03-28 12:04

The tendering process for scanners installed at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital must be investigated because the Gauteng health department overpaid by R7m, the DA says.

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