Our ministers' hot wheels

2013-09-08 17:47

Ministers and their deputies have been buying cheaper cars than they did four years ago, but they’re still not buying bargain basement specials.

Zuma wants to 'flush' me: AbaThembu king

2013-07-10 17:48

President Jacob Zuma has ways of "flushing" his opponents, AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo says.

Hard work ahead for new ministers - union

2013-07-10 16:31

The new ministers appointed by President Jacob Zuma must turn their departments around, trade union Nehawu says.

Reshuffle about Zuma's political survival - DA

2013-07-09 22:19

The Cabinet reshuffle proves that President Jacob Zuma is more interested in his political survival than ensuring good governance, the DA says.

Sadtu: Angie should've been fired

2013-07-09 21:57

The teachers' union Sadtu has expressed disappointment that President Jacob Zuma did not remove Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga in his Cabinet reshuffle.

Zuma repositions himself ahead of 2014

2013-07-09 17:42

With less than a year to go to the 2014 elections, President Jacob Zuma has axed allies and ousted Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

AfriForum discloses Madibeng report

2013-07-04 19:08

A report on financial irregularities in Madibeng has recommended that criminal cases be opened against its municipal manager, and the heads of corporate services and IT.

Task team sent to tackle Madibeng

2013-06-06 19:22

A team of experts has been appointed to improve the running of North West's Madibeng municipality, the provincial local government department says.

Municipal offenders database all set

2013-03-28 22:31

An online database of municipal officials dismissed for misconduct will soon be operational, to help prevent them being re-employed at other municipalities.

Cops continue to monitor Sterkspruit

2013-02-28 17:32

A large police contingent will continue to monitor the situation in Sterkspruit after a week of protest action there, Eastern Cape police say.

More Sasolburg protesters get bail

2013-01-29 18:06

Twelve people implicated inthe unrest in Sasolburg have appeared in the local magistrate's court, Free State police say.

No final decision on demarcation - board

2013-01-25 14:25

No final decision has been made on the proposed amalgamation of the Metsimaholo and Ngwathe local municipalities, the Municipal Demarcation Board says.

Baloyi 'had to act' over Sasolburg

2013-01-24 13:04

Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi says he made his decision to halt the proposed merger of two Free State municipalities when he found out there was a total collapse of order in Sasolburg.

Protester killed during police station siege

2013-01-22 20:28

A man has been shot and killed allegedly by police during violent protests in Zamdela, Sasolburg, when protesters laid siege to the police station there.

Baloyi to address Sasolburg protesters

2013-01-22 12:41

Sasolburg residents are flocking to a nearby stadium ahead of an address by Co-operative Governance and Public Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi, following violent protests in the town.

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.

Ailing municipalities warned

2012-12-04 10:15

Underperforming municipalities will be put under administration, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi warns.

No-show minister's substitute sent packing

2012-08-07 21:53

A government official representing Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi has been sent packing at the national congress of the SA Municipal Workers Union.

Laws may block service delivery

2012-08-02 17:39

About 300 sections of different laws could impede service delivery at local government level, says National Council of Provinces chair Mninwa Mahlangu.

MPs warn on service protests

2012-05-09 19:22

Opposition MPs have urged the government to take firmer action on service delivery problems, warning that the situation was spiralling out of control.

F State cops await official's post-mortem

2012-03-14 19:44

Free State police should soon know what caused the death of Naledi municipality manager Thami Tukani, whose body was found in a veld.

Councillors want protest insurance

2012-01-15 21:15

The country’s 10 055 councillors want insurance at government’s expense to cover themselves and their properties against violent service delivery protests.

Mayors' salaries to top R1m

2011-12-20 21:45

Salaries of mayors of the country’s major cities will top R1m for the first time after a 5% increase - backdated to July.

Stop blaming apartheid, officials told

2011-11-24 16:28

Municipal leaders and officials should stop blaming poor service delivery on apartheid, says Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi.

DA vows to unearth luxury costs

2011-10-31 22:54

The Democratic Alliance has accused government of trying to hide the cost of ministers staying in hotels.


Baloyi resigns from Parliament

2013-07-26 16:33

Former co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister Richard Baloyi has resigned as an MP shortly after his axing.

New ministers sworn in

2013-07-10 17:48

New ministers and deputy ministers have been sworn in at the Sefako Makgatho presidential guest house in Pretoria.

New minister must scrap tolls - DA

2013-07-10 11:13

The newly-appointed transport minister must put an end to the controversial e-tolling project, the Democratic Alliance says.

Parliament posts to be filled

2013-07-09 21:57

The Parliamentary vacancies created as a result of the Cabinet reshuffle will be filled, the office of the ANC chief whip says.

Cabinet reshuffle welcomed

2013-07-09 20:15

President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle announcement has been welcomed across the country, with many offering support to the new Cabinet members.

'Go to hell', AbaThembu king tells Zuma

2013-07-08 10:43

AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has told President Jacob Zuma to stay out of royal affairs, a report says.

Zuma assesses Limpopo village

2013-06-25 14:39

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Muyexe village in Limpopo to assess the progress of a rural development programme.

Bucket system still rife in SA

2013-05-16 16:14

About 272 995 bucket toilet systems are still being operated by municipalities, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi says.

Call for municipal offenders to be named

2013-03-26 22:34

Municipal officials dismissed for misconduct should be named to prevent their re-employment, and a written request to that effect has been made to Minister Richard Baloyi, AfriForum says.

Municipal merger talks continue

2013-01-30 21:10

Residents of the Metsimaholo municipality in Free State have met the Municipal Demarcation Board, objecting to its proposed merger with Ngwathe municipality.

Premier not involved in merger proposals

2013-01-29 16:24

Free State Premier Ace Magashule had nothing to do with proposals to merge the Metsimaholo and Ngwathe local municipalities, his office says.

Sasolburg quiet after protests

2013-01-25 07:51

The situation in Sasolburg is quiet after almost a week of protests, Free State police say.

Sasolburg: Board has final say on boundaries

2013-01-23 21:42

The Municipal Demarcation Board decides on municipal demarcation boundaries reviews and changes, chairperson Landiwe Mahlangu says, but will take into account the view of Minister Richard Baloyi.

Govt gives in to Sasolburg protesters

2013-01-22 16:23

Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi has taken a decision to reverse the incorporation of the Sasolburg municipality into that of Parys, following several days of violent protests in the area.

Cops call in reinforcements to Sasolburg

2013-01-21 16:12

Police reinforcements have been brought in from Gauteng and Welkom to help manage a protest by residents in Sasolburg, Free State police say.

Traditional courts will be fair - Baloyi

2012-12-04 13:03

Traditional institutions have a role to play in a democracy, and the traditional courts bill will not be unfair, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Richard Baloyi says.

Negotiations are key - Baloyi

2012-10-11 14:16

Workers must use existing channels and not violence to achieve their goals, says acting minister Richard Baloyi.

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.

Faster delivery fuelling protests - govt

2012-06-22 14:18

Faster service delivery is adding to the impatience of those still awaiting services and fuelling protests, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.

Ratanda power to be restored - Baloyi

2012-04-02 12:17

The electricity supply to residents of Ratanda in Heidelberg will be restored, even if they owe money on other municipal services, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi says.

Baloyi responds to protector on maladministration

2012-03-13 21:12

Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi has submitted a response to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on maladministration allegations at the Dipaleseng Municipality in Balfour, Mpumalanga.

ANC centenary ritual slaughter begins

2012-01-07 08:22

Sounds of drums and chants have filled the air outside the Waaihoek Wesleyan Church in Bloemfontein in expectation of the ritual sacrifice of a bull by President Jacob Zuma.

Find infrastructure answers, Baloyi urges

2011-11-24 20:23

Municipal officials need to look at dealing with infrastructure problems in new ways, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi says.

Municipal internships mooted

2011-11-24 16:27

An internship programme to train municipal officials to deal with infrastructure problems is on the cards, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi says.

Zuma replaces ministers

2011-10-24 16:37

President Jacob Zuma has announced a Cabinet reshuffle, sacking two ministers who've been in Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's firing line.

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