5 provinces declared drought disaster areas

2015-11-13 16:12

Five provinces have been declared drought disaster areas, threatening food security in the country.

Five provinces declared water disaster areas - as it happened

2015-11-13 09:53

Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has said that five provinces have been declared water disaster areas, speaking at an inter-ministerial briefing in Pretoria. Read on for how the briefing unfolded.

Three politicians to receive Unisa awards

2015-10-31 23:01

The University of South Africawill honour three prominent politicians at its Chancellor’s Calabash Award.

Khoi, San want recognition as first people of SA

2015-08-20 20:14

The Khoi and San community wants the government to amend the Constitution so that it acknowledges them as the first indigenous people of South Africa, the National Khoi and San Council says.

Oudtshoorn municipality placed under administration

2015-07-31 16:15

The troubled Oudtshoorn municipality in the Western Cape will be put under administration, the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs says.

Merging municipalities will escalate problems: opposition parties

2015-07-07 15:49

Opposition parties this week warned that amalgamating struggling municipalities with other municipalities would lead to bigger problems and would not necessarily be a solution to deal with financially non-viable municipalities.

Gordhan tells political parties to remove underperforming councillors

2015-06-03 17:09

The government will ask political parties to axe underperforming councillors in an effort to punish municipalities that constantly perform poorly on their audited finances.

Nelson Mandela Metro may have new mayor

2015-05-18 14:01

There is a strong possibility that the ANC will be announcing a new mayor for the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality on Monday.

Pravin Gordhan sucked into Sars saga

2015-05-03 15:51

Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan will receive a letter this week summoning him to testify at the disciplinary hearing of suspended SA Revenue Service (Sars) deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay.

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.


Ministers to discuss plan to tackle drought

2015-11-13 10:01

An inter-ministerial committee responsible for looking into the drought happening in parts of the country is due to discuss its progress.

Joburg water situation not a crisis - Gordhan

2015-11-12 14:55

The water shortages in parts of Johannesburg are not a crisis because they can be managed, Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

Police, protesters clash in Limpopo town

2015-09-03 19:44

Police have clashed with protesters, who hurled stones at them with catapults, in Vuwani, Limpopo, as a demonstration against the newly established municipality heated up.

We aren't seen as black enough - Khoi and San Council

2015-08-20 18:52

Some members of the Khoi, San and coloured communities are missing out on work and study opportunities because they are not black enough, the National Khoi and San Council says.

Draft BEE regulations must be rejected – pushing SA over a fiscal cliff

2015-07-22 15:11

The Institute for Race Relations' Anthea Jeffery argues that the draft BEE regulations should immediately be rejected.

Gordhan shocked by bodyguard's death

2015-06-22 18:05

Co-operative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan has extended his condolences to the family of his bodyguard, Constable Sello Machete, who has been murdered.

Sars: The truth will out

2015-05-25 13:29

Reporting on the ructions rocking the SA Revenue Service (Sars) has been a challenge.

Sars denies bullying Gordhan

2015-05-14 19:04

The SA Revenue Service has denied reports that it bullied Minister Pravin Gordhan into testifying against senior officials in a disciplinary hearing regarding the so-called rogue unit.

Pravin Gordhan sucked into Sars saga

2015-05-03 11:33

SARS’ lawyers have been battling to get Pravin Gordhan to testify against his former deputy commissioner, sources familiar with the matter tells City Press.

One in three municipalities dysfunctional - Gordhan

2015-03-03 17:53

One in three municipalities are dysfunctional, according to a study conducted nationwide, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan says.

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