ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Concern over Tlokwe vote reports

2014-09-01 21:39

Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs has expressed concern at reports that the IEC had admitted a number of voters had voted outside their wards in the Tlokwe by-elections.

EFF holds municipal manager hostage

2014-08-26 08:16
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EFF members have been criticised after storming the office of the Greater Kokstad municipal manager and saying they're “sick and tired of corrupt councillors and managers”.

ANC: If EFF tries that again...

2014-08-24 17:32
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ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says action should have been taken against EFF MPs when they disrupted a parliamentary question session with President Jacob Zuma.

Parties claim victory in by-elections

2014-08-14 12:03

The DA has claimed victory in by-elections across South Africa, while the ANC says it was grateful to win eight wards, including three previously held by other parties.

Over 200 000 expected for by-elections

2014-08-13 05:10

Over 200 000 registered voters in 25 wards throughout the nine provinces are expected to cast their votes in by-elections.

IEC under threat from ANC - Zille

2014-08-11 13:35

DA leader Helen Zille has questioned the ability of the Electoral Commission of SA to run free and fair municipal elections in 2016, saying it is under threat of becoming an ANC lapdog.

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.

Tshwane ANC condemns storming of office

2014-07-28 18:55

The ANC in Tshwane condemned the storming of its office in Pretoria by a group it says claims to represent unhappy members.

Five Limpopo departments returned

2014-07-28 16:31

Five Limpopo departments placed under administration three years ago have been returned to the provincial administration, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

ANC seeks more party funding

2014-07-27 15:53

The ANC wants more money for political parties and is working on a national law that will govern the funding of those parties represented in Parliament.

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.

 

Mooi River mayor removed - report

2014-08-29 12:08

The ANC has declined to confirm reports that it has sacked the Mooi Mpofana local municipality mayor following protests over the past week.

SACP: EFF a dangerous cancer

2014-08-24 19:20
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The Economic Freedom Fighters are a "dangerous cancer" trying to "smash" Parliament, the SA Communist Party has said.

DA calls for resignations of MECs

2014-08-14 19:19

The DA has called for the resignation of the KwaZulu-Natal's health and transport MECs

No incidents in by-elections - IEC

2014-08-13 17:59

By-elections have been continuing without any glitches in 25 wards throughout the country, the IEC says.

ConCourt to hear Bapsfontein relocation case

2014-08-12 07:19

The Constitutional Court is set to hear arguments on why the Ekurhuleni municipality should be found in contempt of court for not complying with a court order relating to the relocation and eviction of people in the Bapsfontein informal settlement.

North West government, please wake up

2014-08-01 15:11

The North West province has a rich legacy, but 20 years into democracy very little has been done to develop the area, writes Karabo Moiloa.

End of Limpopo intervention welcomed

2014-07-29 13:23

Cosatu has welcomed the return of five Limpopo departments placed under national government administration almost three years ago, saying the intervention went on for longer than necessary.

KZN councillors cut municipal debt by R1.3m

2014-07-28 17:53

KwaZulu-Natal councillors have slashed their outstanding personal municipal debts by almost R1.3m, a KZN co-operative governance and traditional affairs spokesperson says.

Ministers’ vroom vroom bling bling

2014-07-27 17:27
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R60m can buy you a lot of flashy cars - just ask South Africa’s Cabinet ministers.

ANC heavyweight in R1.4bn corruption scandal

2014-07-27 09:13
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A top Gauteng ANC official could face multiple charges of corruption and money laundering relating to two tenders worth over R1.4bn.

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.

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