Friday, March 10, 2006

Buckets 'o BullShit!

Bucket system to be eradicated by 2007: govt

The government has reiterated that by 2007, all bucket toilet systems will be eradicated in the country. This week, South Africa is celebrating its first national sanitation week and workshops on sanitation and hygiene will be held countrywide. Nomxolisi Mamatyala, the deputy director of sanitation in the water affairs and forestry ministry, says sanitation should be prioritised in all municipalities. "We have set targets especially on bucket system and we are saying that by 2007 we would have eradicated all the buckets that we have in our country. SABC

Housing Fraud

Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the Limpopo Housing and Local Government MEC, and Premier Sello Moloto are locked up in a meeting ahead of the release of a long-awaited report on corruption and fraud in the department. The report was expected to be released hours ago. The department appointed a task team to investigate allegations of corruption in the building of RDP houses. Some building constructors were paid millions of rands for incomplete housing projects. SABC

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