The Best of John Robbie

Criminal charges in the Flint, Michigan water crisis


Two state employees in the environmental department have been charged with misleading the US government about the problem. And a Flint employee is being charged with altering water test results. Nearly 100,000 residents of the poor, mostly black city, were exposed to high levels of lead, sparking an outcry. Lead exposure can cause learning disabilities and behavioural problems in children. They had a duty to protect the health of families and citizens of Flint and they failed, said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen has reached an agreement with the U.S. government to spend just over $1 billion to compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that cheat on emissions tests.

City of Joburg on Jozi@Work contractual issues

City of Joburg on Jozi@Work contractual issues

6 January 2017 11:04 AM

Post Office responds to outrage over changes at Joburg International Mail Centre

Post Office responds to outrage over changes at Joburg International Mail Centre

6 January 2017 11:02 AM

Matric maths results are mediocre

Matric maths results are mediocre

5 January 2017 9:29 AM

Group copying allegations ahead of 2017 matric results

Group copying allegations ahead of 2017 matric results

4 January 2017 9:58 AM

ANC not chuffed with Msimanga's visit to Taipei

ANC not chuffed with Msimanga's visit to Taipei

3 January 2017 8:13 AM

The A list

The A list

30 December 2016 10:19 AM

Reflections on sterling IEB matric results

Reflections on sterling IEB matric results

30 December 2016 10:07 AM

Prank calls to Gauteng 10111

Prank calls to Gauteng 10111

30 December 2016 8:21 AM

The state of SA’s water levels

The state of SA’s water levels

29 December 2016 10:29 AM

Bottle2Build tackles SA's shortage of classrooms

Bottle2Build tackles SA's shortage of classrooms

29 December 2016 9:11 AM