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 .

North West protests undemocratic - minister

2014-04-09 07:20

The violent protests taking place at Boitumelong are "self-defeating and undemocratic" because there are better ways to express grievances, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

ANC welcomes by-election results

2014-04-03 15:53

The ANC says the results of this week's by-elections have confirmed the public's confidence in the ruling party.

Eyes on KwaMashu by-elections

2014-03-25 16:53

KwaZulu-Natal will see voters turn out to elect six ward councillors across the province in what could be the final by-elections before the national election on 7 May.

Stop damaging infrastructure, urges mayor

2014-02-27 07:43

Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has urged service delivery protesters to stop damaging infrastructure, saying this infrastructure is meant to help them.

We have the best story to tell - Zille

2014-02-21 14:38

The Western Cape has "the best story to tell", premier Helen Zille has said during her state of the province address.

John Block's call an order

2014-02-19 07:31

A government official treated a request from Northern Cape ANC leader John Block to help a business friend as an order, the Northern Cape High Court has heard.

ANC heavyweights case: 400m² for just two staffers

2014-02-07 05:30

The Northern Cape High Court has heard how the province's social development department, headed by ANC heavyweight and fraud accused Alvin Botes, was given office space of 400m² for just two staffers in a lease agreement with the Trifecta Group.

Finances at 4 metro municipalities a mess

2014-02-02 11:04

Four metropolitan municipalities have failed to achieve clean audits from the Auditor General in the past financial year.

Protesters bring Brits to a standstill

2014-01-24 13:08

Residents of Brits have brought the town to a standstill during a march to the offices of the Madibeng local municipality over poor service delivery and water problems.

North West protesters hand over memorandum

2014-01-22 12:29

Residents of Hebron have handed over a memorandum of grievances at the Madibeng local municipality's offices in Brits, giving it 14 days to respond.

Problems in Eastern Cape municipality revealed

2014-01-20 21:06

An Eastern Cape forensic probe has unearthed several discrepancies within the Nkwanca local municipality.

Another Mothutlung protester dies

2014-01-15 12:18

Another resident of Mothutlung, near Brits, has died after he allegedly tried to escape from a moving nyala armoured vehicle, North West police say.

North West probes Modise's car purchase

2014-01-10 07:24

The North West legislature says it has set up a sub-committee to probe the procurement processes followed in purchasing a BMW worth R1.3m for premier Thandi Modise.

7 KZN municipalities receive clean audits

2013-12-04 14:31

Seven of KwaZulu-Natal's 61 municipalities have received clean audits for 2012/13, the provincial co-operative governance and traditional affairs department says.

ANC, DA upbeat after by-elections

2013-11-28 19:53

The ANC and DA have claimed their performance in by-elections augured well for their showing in next year's general election.

13 municipalities under administration

2013-11-25 14:46

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says 13 municipalities in three provinces are under administration.

Mkhize spent R1.2m on chartered flights

2013-11-21 08:49

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize used 45 chartered planes and helicopters at a cost of R1.2m between 2010 and 2013, according to a report.

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.

Scopa calls for commitment from Gauteng dept

2013-10-30 21:47

The Gauteng legislature's standing committee on public accounts has called on commitment by the provincial local government and housing department, to clear up issues of leadership in the department.

Gauteng dept's leadership questioned

2013-10-30 15:38

Gauteng lawmakers have raised doubts on whether there was any leadership in the provincial local government and housing department.

IEC probes Nongoma by-elections

2013-10-29 19:10

The Independent Electoral Commission is hoping to resolve complaints over the exclusion of special votes in last week's by-elections in Nongoma, in KwaZulu-Natal.

eThekwini mayoral fleet to get 6 new cars

2013-10-29 11:25

The acquisition of six new cars for Durban’s mayoral fleet is expected to top the agenda at an eThekwini meeting.

ANC, IFP call for by-election support

2013-10-22 18:16

The ANC and IFP have called on residents of Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal to vote in their numbers in the upcoming by-elections.


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.

North West probes baby formula scandal

2014-04-04 11:26

The North West health department is investigating why it bought R7m worth of baby milk formula but failed to distribute most of it, and then had to pay R2m to dispose of it, according to a report.

ANC takes 5 wards in by-elections

2014-04-03 10:31

The ANC won five wards and the DA won four wards in municipal by-elections held in nine wards across five provinces, the IEC says.

North West to spend millions on ambulances

2014-03-21 22:33

The North West provincial government is set to spend millions of rands on improving ambulance response times and new ambulances, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

ANC playing 'political football' with housing

2014-02-21 15:19

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has accused the ANC of playing "political football" with housing in the province.

Zille: Eastern Cape pupils flock to Western Cape

2014-02-21 14:38

Money should be re-allocated to the Western Cape to serve an increasing number of incoming school pupils from other provinces, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says.

John Block payments revealed in court

2014-02-07 22:35

Evidence on payments from the Trifecta property group to three prominent Northern Cape politicians has been heard in the Northern Cape High Court.

Heavy police presence in Bronkhorstspruit

2014-02-05 12:31

There is a heavy police presence in Ekangala township, near Bronkhorstspruit, as police tried to maintain order in the protest-hit area.

Wrong ammo used at protest: Mthethwa

2014-01-24 21:03

The police minister says police fired discontinued shotgun rounds during a service delivery protest in Mothutlung in which protesters were killed.

Give R2bn water project a chance - Modise

2014-01-24 12:16

North West Premier Thandi Modise has asked residents to give the province's R2bn water project a chance before staging violent protests.

Service delivery protesters arrive in Brits

2014-01-22 11:22

Residents of Hebron have arrived in Brits to start their service delivery protest march to the Madibeng local municipality's offices.

Tshwane confirms funding Zuma escort

2014-01-20 12:09

The City of Tshwane has confirmed that its metro police department had escorted President Jacob Zuma and deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe out of the province for an ANC election campaign last week.

Provide water to Mothutlung, ANC urges

2014-01-15 08:50

The ANC has condemned the deaths of two protesters in Mothutlung, outside Brits, but has also urged the local municipality and provincial government to provide clean water to protesting residents.

Officials' houses set alight in RDP spat

2013-12-05 07:21

Residents of Soshanguve have set fire to the houses of a local councillor and ward community liaison officer, after accusing them of selling RDP houses instead of allocating them to those on the housing waiting list.

Tshwane declares disaster after storm

2013-12-04 11:51

The City of Tshwane has declared a state of disaster in two areas following violent storms which hit the metro last week, causing an estimated R100m damage.

Judgment reserved in traders' application

2013-11-27 08:32

Judgment in urgent applications by two groups of informal traders has been reserved by the South Gauteng High Court, the SA National Traders' Retail Association says.

By-elections to be held in 8 provinces

2013-11-21 18:50

The Independent Electoral Commission says by-elections are set to take place in eight provinces.

Former Tlokwe mayor gets new job

2013-11-19 11:35

The ANC says a new mayoral candidate for the troubled Tlokwe local municipality has not been decided on yet, but former mayor Maphetle Maphetle is taking up a job in the North West legislature.

KZN town a model of cost-cutting success

2013-11-11 12:15

The ANC-controlled town of Newcastle has been praised for having no debt and a booming economy, as well as banning free lunches and photocopied meeting agendas.

Bekkersdal talks deadlock - report

2013-11-03 22:25

Talks between Co-operative Governance Minister Lechesa Tsenoli and Bekkersdal residents have deadlocked.

Bekkersdal clean-up under way

2013-10-30 20:23

Efforts to clean up Bekkersdal, outside Westonaria are under way following days of protests.

New R200m road opened in W Cape

2013-10-29 21:51

Around R200m has been spent on the construction of a new major road which has opened in the Western Cape.

Limpopo premier suspends DG

2013-10-29 17:51

Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha has suspended another senior official, the third since he took office 103 days ago.

DA wants Mpumalanga council dissolved

2013-10-22 21:05

The DA says the problem-stricken Thaba Chweu municipal council in Mpumalanga should be dissolved and fresh by-elections held in the area.

Few competent managers in Mpuma - DA

2013-10-21 21:07

Most senior Mpumalanga municipal officials do not comply with the minimum requirements to hold their positions, the DA says.

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