At least 40 percent of Mpumalanga schoolchildren are without access to basic services such as water and sanitation, the DA said.
Eight police officers from the Lydenburg K9 Unit were arrested and face charges including corruption, the Hawks said.
Residents of Kriel will be affected by a planned two-week water shortage, the Department of Water and Sanitation said.
Democratic Alliance Mpumalanga MPL Anthony Benadie resigned his position in the legislature with immediate effect.
Two people were injured in a collision between a train and a light motor vehicle in Ermelo, paramedics said.
Six suspected rhino poachers have appeared in courts in Limpopo and Mpumalanga this week, police said.
Mpumalanga police have launched a manhunt after armed men blasted a safe at a petrol station and made off with cash.
Three suspected poachers appeared in court after being arrested for the possession of unlicensed fire arms, police said.