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Piet Retief
Sun, 29 Mar, 2020
Piet Retief Dam embankment = new dumping ground?
The Piet Retief dam embankments, located across from the Mkhondo Taxi Rank in Brand Street, look dreadful and are in need of immediate attention. Upon a quick visit to the Piet Retief Dam embankments, it was evident that many pedestrians as well as the owners of informal businesses, such as...
Mkhondo traffic officers ensuring safety
On Friday, 10 January officers of the Mkhondo Traffic Department were stationed on Church Street, next to Piet Retief Primary School. They conducted a thorough investigation of vehicles which were travelling through town. The driver of almost every vehicle was instructed to pull off to the side of the road....
Mkhondo Landfill Site
On Friday, 6 December 2019 an article was published in the Excelsior News about the disgusting condition of the Mkhondo Dumping Grounds and Landfill Site. The piles of garbage looked out of control at the Landfill Site and residents of Mkhondo were resorting to getting rid of their waste materials...
Potholes in Muller Street Piet Retief
Muller Street in Piet Retief looks horrible. The heavy rains of the last couple of weeks has caused the potholes which were already present on the street, to become wider and deeper and thus far, nothing has been done to rectify the situation. Potholes are caused when water penetrates tiny...
Mkhondo Landfill Site
Mkhondo’s Landfill Site needs urgent attention!!! The state of the dumping ground is an absolute disgrace and needs prompt action. During a quick visit to the landfill site, it was evident that no one has bothered to do any form of cleaning during the past few weeks. The site is...
Mkhondo, has turned into a filth-ridden town

Filth-ridden Mkhondo

The once proud and beautiful town, Mkhondo, has turned into a filth-ridden shell of what it used to be many years ago. While driving or strolling through town, it is easy to notice that Mkhondo is not getting the love and care that it deserves. There are missing stop signs...
Mkhondo SAPS
On Friday, 11 October a crowd of angry residents gathered in front of the Mkhondo SAPS offices to make their complaints heard. During the last few months, South Africa and we in Mkhondo have seen an alarming increase in violent behaviour against women and children and it seems that...
Project cleanup begins
On Thursday, 12 September, our pleas didn’t fall on deaf ears when the Mkhondo Traffic Department’s officers started removing the bodies of vehicles that have been left on the sidewalks of Kempville to rust. The Excelsior News has reported on this project cleanup issue multiple times and just when we...
two water pipes burst in Theo Mocke Street
On Wednesday, 28 August, two water pipes burst in Theo Mocke Street and created a slippery hazard for motorists. The water from the one burst pipe was streaming into Theo Mocke Street, all the way around the corner into Kotze Street and the water from the second burst pipe...
Hawker stalls in Piet Retief
Hawker stalls and street vendors are taking over in Piet Retief, setting up shop wherever they please and making a mess of our sidewalks. Whilst we appreciate that the vendors are trying their best to make an honest living, we can’t help but wonder how many of them have...
Project: Clean up

Project: Clean up

On Friday, 16 August, municipal workers were on the side of the N2 Ermelo road, collecting garbage that was left strewn there by inconsiderate litterbugs. At the end of the Project: Clean up session, they had collected plenty of bags full of rubbish, to dispose of in the correct way....
Not a good use of your workforce
Municipal workers have been busy during the last week with the repairing of roads and dilapidated stormwater drains. Whilst these repairs are definitely a step in the right direction, we can’t help but wonder why they would be instructed to start with new projects when they have left their previous...

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