ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Ses'Khona: Not cashing in on Lwandle

2014-07-22 07:06

The Ses'Khona People's Rights Movement is not cashing in on the Lwandle land matter in Cape Town in any way they say.

1 in 4 Khayelitsha toilets don't work - SJC

2014-07-19 22:33
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Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, the Social Justice Coalition says.

13 KZN municipalities bypass tender procedures

2014-07-09 17:22

Thirteen of 61 KwaZulu-Natal municipalities bypassed normal procedures when procuring goods and services during the 2012/2013 financial year.

Malema threatens instability in Gauteng

2014-07-03 14:48
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Kicking the EFF out of the Gauteng legislature will result in the party mobilising its supporters and making the province ungovernable, EFF leader Julius Malema has warned.

ANC, DA welcome by-election results

2014-07-03 10:45

The ANC and DA have thanked South Africans for participating in by-elections held in 20 wards across six provinces. The DA won 14 of the 20 wards.

Don't waste votes on smaller parties - Zille

2014-07-01 17:38

DA leader Helen Zille says Ethekwini residents should not waste their by-election votes on smaller parties.

ANC fires 3 more Limpopo mayors

2014-07-01 11:01

The ANC has announced that three more Limpopo mayors have been recalled from office, after four mayors were relieved of their duties last week.

ANC fires 4 Limpopo mayors

2014-06-24 08:21
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The ANC has recalled four Limpopo mayors, who are reportedly linked to EFF leader Julius Malema and former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale.

Tshwane metro cops harass us - hawkers

2014-06-17 12:02

Hawkers in Pretoria have threatened to make the city ungovernable if the Tshwane metro police do not stop harassing them.

Lwandle evictions: what went wrong?

2014-06-13 12:41

As the government opens an investigation into the blame game over the evicted Lwandle families, News24 tries to makes sense of the human tragedy.

Zille blames politics for Lwandle evictions

2014-06-09 14:32
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The "real story" behind the Lwandle evictions in the Western Cape is a political one, DA leader Helen Zille has suggested.

De Lille asks for impartial Lwandle probe

2014-06-06 06:00

The head of the team to investigate the evictions at Lwandle has extremely close links to the ANC, claims Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille.

Lwandle residents get hot meals

2014-06-04 11:29

Around 800 people evicted from Lwandle in Cape Town have received hot meals as a cold front hits the city. The residents were displaced after 223 shacks were demolished earlier in the week.

Sisulu criticises Lwandle evictions

2014-06-04 07:00
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The City of Cape Town and Sanral should have handled the evictions at Lwandle near Strand in the Western Cape better, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says.

Ministers to visit Cape eviction site

2014-06-03 17:15

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu are to visit the scene of evictions at Lwandle near Strand to try find solutions to the situation.

Trio held in Strand for public violence

2014-06-03 14:53

Three people were arrested for public violence during evictions in Lwandle, outside Cape Town, Western Cape police have said.

Tensions high as Strand evictions continue

2014-06-03 11:37
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Tensions remain high in an informal settlement where residents have been evicted from land owned by the SA National Roads Agency Limited.

No cholera in Bloemhof - NICD

2014-06-02 09:20

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says tests done to check for cholera in Bloemhoft have come back negative.

Bloemhof water system cleaned, sanitised

2014-05-30 10:42

The water affairs department says the water supply system in Bloemhof has been cleaned and sanitised following a sewage spillage that that claimed the life of a baby, but residents say the water is still brown and smelly.

ANC, DA retain wards in by-elections

2014-05-29 09:21

The ANC and DA have retained their wards in six municipal by-elections in four provinces, according to results.

By-elections to take place in 4 provinces

2014-05-27 11:12

Six municipal wards in four provinces are up for grabs in by-elections, the IEC says, after three councillors resigned, two died and one was imprisoned.

Mahumapelo 'will change image of North West'

2014-05-22 11:43

Newly-elected North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has promised to change the image of the province with a philosophy of "Saamwerk-Saamtrek" during his term of office.

Zille re-elected Western Cape premier

2014-05-21 14:50

DA leader Helen Zille has been re-elected Western Cape premier at the provincial legislature.

Joburg mayor possibly in contempt of court

2014-05-16 07:04

the City of Johannesburg is not commenting on a report that Mayor Parks Tau may face arrest over two contempt of court orders.

Diepsloot: Where SA's problems meet

2014-04-17 13:33

The shebeen in Diepsloot starts filling up early, as many of its patrons are unemployed and little diversion among the dusty streets and iron shacks, Johannes Myburg writes .

 

Why don't we seek help from our MPs?

2014-07-21 14:24

New research has shown that South Africans are the most politically active citizens in the world, yet we are among the least likely to contact our MPs directly. News24 finds out more.

Fired Limpopo mayor quits as councillor

2014-07-19 19:20

One of the four Limpopo mayors recalled from office by the ANC has resigned from his position as a councillor, saying the ANC has stalled in filling the vacancy.

Gauteng to be a 'caring government'

2014-07-04 05:00

The Gauteng provincial government is committed to the development of sound governance, accountability, efficiency and service delivery, the Governance and Planning Cluster says.

TAC wants Free State health MEC suspended

2014-07-03 12:37

The Treatment Action Campaign has called for the suspension of the Free State's health MEC and for a full disclosure of the province's health finances, due to the province's crumbling health system.

EFF barred again because of dress code

2014-07-02 14:49
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EFF representatives in the Gauteng provincial legislature have again been barred from entering the chamber for being dressed inappropriately, the legislature says.

Nehawu: Remove other officials with mayors

2014-06-25 12:45

Other underperforming government officials in Limpopo should be recalled along with the four mayors, Nehawu says.

Limpopo intervention team not yet finished

2014-06-20 07:48

The intervention team sent to Limpopo to manage a number of provincial departments says it is unsure when it will be leaving the province, and its target has been pushed back.

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.

Phalaborwa's water cut over debt

2014-06-12 09:27

Water services have been cut off to most of Phalaborwa because the municipality is in arrears of more than R200m, according to a report.

Cadres must be competent: Mantashe

2014-06-08 15:24
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The appointment of individuals to top positions in municipalities must be based on competence and not on political connections, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Lwandle locals take shelter from cold

2014-06-04 15:15

Residents of Lwandle in Cape Town have made a community hall their home after their shacks were set alight and destroyed during their eviction.

Peters: Lwande evictions must stop

2014-06-04 09:02

Evictions at Lwandle near Strand in the Western Cape must be put on hold, the transport department says.

Evictions: Sanral blames City of Cape Town

2014-06-03 18:03
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The City of Cape Town could have avoided the eviction of shack dwellers in Lwandle settlement if it did not walk away from discussions about the issue, Sanral says.

Cape Town: Evicted people to get shelter

2014-06-03 16:08
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People evicted from Sanral-owned land at Lwandle, Strand, will be given short-term shelter, the City of Cape Town says.

Petrol bombs fly during Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 12:41
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Petrol bombs have been thrown during evictions in Lwandle, Strand, Western Cape police have said.

ANC condemns Cape Town evictions

2014-06-03 10:35
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The eviction of people from land owned by Sanral in Cape Town was meted out as a punishment to the community for not voting for the DA in the elections, the ANC says.

Platinum strike affecting economy

2014-05-31 05:15

The economy of the country has deteriorated due to the strike in the platinum sector, the mayor of Moses Kotane local municipality Fetsang Mokati-Thebe says.

DA 'not only strong in white areas'

2014-05-29 15:59

The DA's victory in Soshanguve during by-elections dispels the myth that it is only strong in so-called white areas, the party says.

MEC resigned because of technicality - ANC

2014-05-29 09:18

Newly appointed North West social development MEC Ontlametse Mochwari resigned due to a technicality in the Electoral Act, the ANC says.

Zille: Poverty, unemployment biggest challenges

2014-05-26 12:32

Poverty and unemployment remain the biggest governance problems, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has said after being officially sworn in.

North West 'will prosper' under new premier

2014-05-22 07:23

The North West province will prosper under the leadership of new premier Supra Mahumapelo, the North West legislature says.

Durban municipality spent R3m on 'ANC rally'

2014-05-21 10:00

The eThekwini municipality set aside R3m to bus thousands of people to hear President Jacob Zuma speak last month, in what has been described by opposition councillors as “an ANC rally at ratepayers’ expense”.

Harris: Move not linked to Mazibuko quitting

2014-05-15 09:34

DA MP Tim Harris has reportedly denied that his decision to leave Parliament is linked to the resignation of DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko.

Corruption charges untrue, says lawyer

2014-04-16 12:31

Trying to stick corruption charges in the Trifecta matter on Northern Cape ANC member Yolanda Botha is "a bridge too far", the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

 
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