SA council workers declare wage dispute, strike looms

2015-06-08 17:54

South Africa's municipal workers union has declared a dispute with South African Local Government Association (Salga) after wage negotiations deadlocked, the union says.

Tough municipal pay talks in pipeline

2015-05-20 12:24

With public sector pay negotiations done and dusted, the situation regarding local government employees remains deadlocked.

Zuma complains about lazy South Africans

2015-03-25 08:52

If he were a dictator, he would change a few things, President Jacob Zuma says. And he would start with what he views as a creeping laziness in society.

ANC welcomes municipal audits

2014-07-30 22:42

The African National Congress has welcomed the progress of financial management by municipalities, as announced in the release of the 2012/13 municipal audit outcomes.

Mopani gets water back

2014-06-14 07:37

Water has been restored in the Mopani district municipality after the supply to some areas was cut.

Municipal changes weighed in 2016

2013-11-13 16:50

The Municipal Demarcation Board will consider new municipal boundary proposals for redetermination only after the 2016 municipal elections, the board says.

Municipal workers threaten mass strike

2013-10-01 17:32

Samwu members will take to the streets in a national strike if negotiations with the SA Local Government Association fail to break a deadlock, the union says.

Pressure mounts on construction cartel

2013-07-05 19:03

The SA Local Government Association says it wants restitution from the construction companies implicated in a multi-million rand bid-rigging scandal.

Municipal wage talks deadlock

2013-06-19 20:09

Two municipal workers' unions have walked out of negotiations with the SA Local Government Association relating to a new collective agreement.

Salga: Eskom hike bad for municipalities

2013-03-10 12:24

An electricity tariff hike of 8% would not be good for residents getting their electricity from municipalities, says the SA Local Government Association.


Salga hopeful that negotiations will continue

2015-05-31 16:47

Salga has said it hopes the SA Municipal Workers Union workers will return to the wage negotiation table after abandoning talks.

Municipalities at war with Treasury blame Eskom

2015-04-06 16:01

Municipal leaders have accused government of using municipality money that was meant to be used to deliver services to the poor to instead solve Eskom’s woes.

Unions reject Salga offer

2015-03-04 19:00

Unions have rejected SA Local Government Association's three-year wage increase proposal during the first round of negotiations for municipal workers.

Contingencies in place for SA water shortages

2014-06-24 14:30

South Africa will have a water shortage in future but contingency plans are in place, the SA Local Government Association says.

KZN gets biggest budget transfer

2014-02-26 14:39

KwaZulu-Natal has received the largest budget of all the provinces in terms of equitable share, according to the 2014 Budget.

Cosatu expresses support for striking workers

2013-10-06 09:57

Cosatu has expressed support for striking workers in local government, beverage and components sectors.

Better leadership is needed - Salga

2013-08-07 21:05

Municipalities need strong political leadership to overcome a myriad of problems, the SA Local Government Association says.

Govt launches plan for small business

2013-07-03 18:47

The government has announced guidelines to reduce municipal red tape to help small business development.

MEC: Workshop not abuse of money

2013-05-08 14:45

Eastern Cape local government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane has dismissed suggestions that a recent provincial councillors' workshop was an abuse of taxpayers' money.

R81bn owed to municipalities

2013-03-05 14:35

At least R81bn is owed to municipalities for services, the SA Local Government Association says.

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