ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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.

Sheriff swoops on Gariep municipality - DA

2015-07-30 13:39

The sheriff has attached assets of the Gariep municipality in the Free State due to non-payment for an accounting system, the DA in the area said on Thursday.

Non-paying eThekwini councillors setting a 'bad example'

2015-07-28 15:49

Chairperson of the eThekwini risk committee Phindi Shabalala has urged the city to tackle the issue of councillors and staff who owe money to the municipality.

Kannaland mayor praises municipality as oversight visit raises ‘grave’ concerns

2015-07-22 18:35

How well Kannaland municpality is performing depends on who you ask. Kannaland Mayor Jeffrey Donson is "very happy and satisfied", but officials have raised several concerns.

Gauteng municipalities bill 70% of budget by end of March - Creecy

2015-07-21 13:20

By the end of March this year, all Gauteng municipalities had billed 70% of the adjusted R5.1bn budget, Finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.

Municipalities holding SA back on smart energy - expert

2015-07-17 16:58

Municipalities are holding South Africa back when it comes to using smart energy technology, a member of the National Advisory Council of Innovation says.

Gauteng municipalities owe more than R2m in unpaid e-toll bills

2015-07-15 16:35

Six Gauteng municipalities, including Tshwane and Ekurhuleni, owe Sanral more than R2.3m in unpaid e-toll bills, the DA says.

Mayor’s ‘fruitless’ splurge

2015-07-13 10:14

Greytown mayor Thami Ngubane has been lambasted by opposition parties for using taxpayers’ money to fund his personal accommodation, transport and security.

"You suck!"- News24 readers react to ward councillors

2015-07-09 16:31

That’s the message from the majority of News24 who answered an online questionnaire about their ward councillors. View results of the survey here.

News24 readers react on ward councillors

2015-07-09 09:17

The majority of News24 readers, who answered an online questionnaire, do not know who their ward councillor is, nor do they think they are doing a good job.

 

ANC-alliance has power as strong as God's - Mchunu

2015-07-30 15:53

ANC KwaZulu-Natal chair Senzo Mchunu took a dig at opposition parties by saying that the power of the party and its alliance could only be compared to God.

Strong decisions the key to our success, says KwaDukuza mayor

2015-07-29 10:25

KwaDukuza Mayor Richardo Mthembu says the secret to running the best performing municipality in KwaZulu-Natal is working together.

Is the EFF an effective opposition party?

2015-07-28 08:35

The EFF celebrated its second birthday this weekend, but how much of a difference has the party really made to politics?

Strong support for new West Rand metro

2015-07-21 14:45

The proposed merger of local West Rand municipalities into a metropolitan area received a great deal of support at a public meeting in Randfontein. However, there were some objections.

West Rand urged to attend hearings on merging municipalities

2015-07-20 14:44

All West Rand residents should take part in the Municipal Demarcation Board public meetings on the merging of four municipalities into a single metropolitan municipality, the Democratic Alliance says.

Calls to probe Durban mayor's convoy smash

2015-07-17 11:42

The DA's KwaZulu-Natal leader, Zwakele Mncwango, has accused Durban Mayor James Nxumalo of using an eThekwini Metro Police blue light convoy to go to a funeral in Empangeni.

Parties must mediate service delivery conflicts - former IEC chair

2015-07-14 19:06

Political parties have the responsibility to mediate in areas where service delivery is poor, former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Brigalia Bam says.

How easy is it to find your ward councillor?

2015-07-09 20:18

Many people do not know who their ward councillor is, but it’s actually very easy to find out who represents your ward and how to reach them.

Just keep communicating, says PMB councillor

2015-07-09 11:55

The community does not understand she can’t fix street light, burst pipes nor make ID books, says Pietermaritzburg ward councillor Eunice Majola.

KZN headmen threaten to boycott local elections unless they get salaries

2015-07-06 17:56

Frustrated headmen in KwaZulu-Natal are again calling on government to honour its promise of paying them a monthly salary or they will boycott next year’s local government elections.

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