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.

Municipality probing Facebook post

2013-01-09 10:43

A Western Cape municipality is investigating a senior traffic officer for allegedly posting calls on Facebook for violence against farmers.

Samwu demands Manase report

2012-10-26 15:41

The SA Municipal Workers Union demanded that it gain access to the full controversial Manase forensic audit report on fraud and corruption.

Salga reneging on retirement deal - union

2012-09-18 16:21

The SA Local Government Association is going back on municipalities' pledge to make an 18% employer contribution towards retirement plans, says a union.

Taxpayers to fund councillors' insurance - report

2012-09-14 15:33

If national treasury approves municipal councillors' risk insurance, taxpayers are expected to pay about R3m a year, according to a report.

Don't be forced into 'apartheid amnesia'

2012-09-11 22:16

The presidency has backed President Jacob Zuma's comments on service delivery, pointing the finger at apartheid, and saying "SA should not be forced into amnesia with regards to the experiences of the past".

No to service delivery by 'hook, crook or tender'

2012-09-11 15:54

Making local government everybody’s business does not mean realising service delivery goals “by hook, crook or tender”, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

ANC deserves more credit - SAIRR

2012-09-11 14:32

The ANC deserves more credit for improving the living conditions of poor black South Africans, the SA Institute of Race Relations says - and it has the data to prove it.

Service delivery in SA exceptional - Zuma

2012-09-10 13:20

South Africa has achieved far more in 18 years in service delivery than any other country, says President Jacob Zuma.

Justice group: Traffic enforcement corrupt

2012-08-07 18:35

Reports that the SA Local Government Association has blamed new legislation for losses in traffic fines highlight the corrupt nature of law enforcement in South Africa, the Justice Project SA says.

Salga: Unqualified staff cannot be fired

2012-08-07 16:41

Local government cannot fire unqualified staff, going contrary to Cabinet's directive to Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi, reports the Business Day.

Debt owed to municipalities up

2012-08-02 20:09

The debt owed to municipalities continues to climb daily, the SA Local Government Association says.

Municipal wage talks continue

2012-07-04 11:11

Wage talks between municipal worker unions and the SA Local Government Association are set to continue in Durban.

MEC condemns Gauteng housing violence

2012-01-20 19:26

The Gauteng housing department will not be intimidated into giving RDP houses to people who do not qualify for them, MEC Humphrey Mmemezi says.

Council workers' strike over

2011-08-30 14:45

The SA Municipal Workers' Union has called off its national strike after most members stopped observing the industrial action.

Striking workers petrol-bomb car in PE

2011-08-26 13:09

Striking workers are believed to have petrol-bombed a municipal worker's car in KwaZakhele, the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality says.

Council workers hold out for higher offer

2011-08-25 11:26

Striking municipal workers have rejected the latest offer from the SA Local Government Association, and insist on a 10% raise.

Cope: Councillors must take pay cut

2011-08-20 14:25

Councillors throughout the country should take a 10% pay cut in solidarity with striking municipal workers, Cope says.

Police out in force for Samwu march

2011-08-19 14:12

Striking municipal workers are marching to the Johannesburg offices of the SA Local Government Association (Salga) amid a strong police presence.


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.

Councillors set to get risk insurance

2012-12-15 22:29

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi has instructed all municipalities to take special risk insurance for councillors, according to a report.

Samwu gather for wage strike in Durban

2012-10-26 13:27

Hundreds of municipal workers have started gathering at Currie's Fountain stadium in Durban for a protest against the SA Local Government Association over a labour court ruling.

Mayors: We want our blue lights!

2012-09-16 21:15

The Zululand District Municipality says it is prepared to go to the country’s highest court to force the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government to allow mayors their blue-light convoys – or to stop everyone in the province from using them.

Nombembe: Work together for clean audits

2012-09-12 17:13

Auditor general Terence Nombembe has urged mayors and municipal managers to work together to achieve clean audits.

Municipalities must meet citizens' expectations

2012-09-11 18:32

Municipal expenses should match citizens' perceptions of service delivery, says Auditor General Terence Nombembe.

Municipalities must work together

2012-09-11 14:33

Municipalities must work together to achieve clean administrations, says Auditor General Terence Nombembe.

SAIRR: Give ANC more credit

2012-09-11 12:24

The ANC deserves more recognition for improving the living conditions of poor black South Africans, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Salga to amend constitution

2012-09-03 16:08

The constitution of the SA Local Government Association will be amended at its national conference, the organisation says.

Mangaung: Unions must help

2012-08-07 17:22

The transformation of municipalities will not happen without an effort by labour unions, says Mangaung mayor Thabo Manyoni.

Councillor's salaries should be increased

2012-08-05 11:04

The salaries of municipal councillors should be increased to bring them in line with those of ministers and parliamentarians, says the SA Local Government Association.

Audits: Less exaggeration, urges official

2012-07-27 22:10

The auditor general's report on municipal finances should be examined instead of the outcomes being exaggerated, Salga chairperson Thabo Manyoni says.

Councillors need risk benefits - Salga

2012-01-21 07:00

Councillors face a risk of public violence and therefore need risk benefits, the SA Local Government Association says.

Toilet saga led to 'political football'

2011-09-06 22:12

The recent open toilet saga had given politicians leeway to play "political football", Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale says.

Municipalities are arrogant: Cosatu

2011-08-29 22:25

Municipalities are being arrogant by not raising their wage offer for their employees from 6%, says Cosatu in the Free State.

Samwu tries to infiltrate Cape protest

2011-08-25 14:13

A protest in Cape Town has been derailed after members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union tried to infiltrate it.

4 000 municipal strikers expected in Durban

2011-08-22 12:49

About 4 000 striking municipal workers are expected to march in Durban on Wednesday, the Independent Municipal and Allied Trade Union says.

Strikers want Gauteng premier’s help

2011-08-19 20:01

Striking municipal workers want Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane to intervene in their bid to gain better salaries.

Poor turnout for Joburg Samwu strike

2011-08-19 12:44

A few hundred striking municipal workers have started marching in Johannesburg - not as many as the SA Municipal Workers’ Union had predicted.

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