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More wards in 2016 elections

2014-12-10 07:26

There will be 4 369 municipal wards in the 2016 local government elections, up from the current 4 277.

Best municipalities in Western Cape, Gauteng

2014-12-03 15:23

SA's best-managed municipalities are in Gauteng and the Western Cape, according to a study.

IEC set for municipal by-elections

2014-11-25 22:42

Municipal by-elections are set to take place across the country, where 81 candidates will be contesting 31 wards.

Maimane: Nkandla report a travesty

2014-11-13 18:57

The adoption of the report by the ad hoc committee on Nkandla is a travesty of parliamentary oversight, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

Mahikeng municipal manager faces disciplinary

2014-11-11 14:45

Mahikeng's municipal manager Mokgele Mojaki has lost his bid in the Labour Court to have his suspension set aside and now faces a disciplinary hearing.

Ex-councillor loses bid to halt by-election

2014-11-05 18:29

A former Nelson Mandela Bay municipality ANC ward councillor has lost his bid to halt a by-election when the Eastern Cape High Court ruled against him, the party says.

DA welcomes KZN municipal manager suspension

2014-10-23 15:23

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed the suspension of Mtubatuba municipal manager Siyabonga Ntuli, pending a probe into allegations of tender fraud.

Mahikeng water safe - tests

2014-10-16 17:21

Tests have confirmed that water in Mahikeng in the North West is safe to drink, the water and sanitation department says.

Tshwane ordered to rebuild shacks

2014-10-01 13:02

The North Gauteng High Court has ordered the City of Tshwane to rebuild shacks it destroyed in Mamelodi East.

Hundreds queue to see Zuma in KZN

2014-09-30 12:38
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People have formed long queues in Pietermaritzburg to see President Jacob Zuma, who is visiting Imbali township as part of a presidential imbizo.

Back to basics for local government - Zuma

2014-09-18 13:30
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President Jacob Zuma says local government needs to go back to basics to serve the people.

DA protesters accuse ANC of 'dirty tricks'

2014-09-15 20:45

The DA has marched to the Oudtshoorn Municipality in protest against alleged mismanagement of the area.

EFF objections halt National Assembly

2014-09-10 18:35
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EFF leader Julius Malema and his fellow EFF MPs have made good on a threat to block all motions in the National Assembly, effectively halting the business of the House.

Fraud cannot be tolerated - North West MEC

2014-09-05 07:33

The North West community safety MEC has welcomed the arrests of the Ngaka Modiri Molema district mayor, speaker, and two other officials accused of R300 000 fraud, saying this "cannot be tolerated".

North West municipality under administration

2014-09-03 22:24

The Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality in North West has been was placed under administration, the provincial local government department says.

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.

 

Fire KZN health HOD, demands Nehawu

2014-12-04 18:33

Nehawu has threatened to bring KwaZulu-Natal's health department to a standstill unless the department's head is fired.

Western Cape by-elections off to a steady start

2014-11-26 12:15

Four by-elections in the Western Cape are progressing smoothly, electoral officers say.

Bekkersdal turn-around plan set to be launched

2014-11-15 10:28

The first three projects of a turn-around plan in Bekkersdal are set to be launched, after most of the area's public facilities were torched during pre-election protests.

Opposition parties filibuster Nkandla report

2014-11-13 18:49

Opposition parties have delayed Parliament's adoption of a report exonerating President Jacob Zuma in the Nkandla saga with a noisy filibuster which dragged on for hours.

DA blasts Premier Mabuza's Merc cabinet

2014-11-06 20:50
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Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza and his MECs have been severely criticised for loving expensive Mercedes Benz vehicles following revelations that the local government spent part of R32m on cars.

ANC retains wards, with independent exception

2014-11-06 14:33

The ANC has retained most wards during recent by-elections, except for a victory by an independent candidate in the Eastern Cape, according to results released by the Electoral Commission of SA.

76 000 to vote in by-elections

2014-11-04 15:18

The Electoral Commission of SA says over 76 000 people have registered to vote during by-elections in 61 voting districts.

Mahikeng municipal manager suspended

2014-10-22 13:31

Mahikeng's municipal manager Mokgele Mojaki has been suspended, the North West local government department says.

KZN reports 746 for corruption

2014-10-16 17:23

Corruption involving more than R30.8m has seen 746 KwaZulu-Natal civil servants reported to the police.

Burnt houses: EFF members turn themselves in

2014-10-07 12:44

Four EFF members have handed themselves to police after six houses, some belonging to Nala municipality councillors, were burnt down, Free State police say.

Opposition was determined to crush us - ANC

2014-10-03 14:20
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Opposition parties were determined to crush the ANC in the 2014 elections and gave the party a tough challenge, provincial ANC chairperson Paul Mashatile says.

We’ve paid back the money - officials

2014-10-01 22:20
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Officials at Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga have complied with public protector's recommendation that they pay back half the money irregularly shared among officials.

Zuma commits to fixing problems in Pietermaritzburg

2014-10-01 07:03
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President Jacob Zuma says government will fix problems brought to his attention during his visit to Imbali, Pietermaritzburg, the presidency says.

Government rates itself so-so

2014-09-21 19:29

The government’s monitoring arm has released a report that paints a bleak picture of how its national and provincial departments are performing.

Charges laid after schools closed

2014-09-16 19:33

Criminal charges have been laid against protesters in Grabouw following the closure of five schools in the area because of protests.

City of Cape Town to test drones

2014-09-11 11:59

JP Smith, the City's Mayco Member for Safety and Security, says that the City aims to test drones within the next two months.

ANC: IFP making reckless claims

2014-09-08 18:24

The IFP was irresponsible in claiming that an attack on its KwaZulu-Natal by-elections candidate was politically motivated, the ANC has said.

North West mayor, officials in court for fraud

2014-09-04 11:37

The Ngaka Modiri Molema district municipality mayor, speaker, and two other officials have appeared in the Mahikeng Magistrate's Court over a R300 000 fraud accusation, the Hawks say.

Protesters bring down KZN mayor

2014-09-03 17:52

Protesters who stoned cars on the N3 last week had their demands answered when all Mooi Mpofana municipal councillors were relieved of their duties.

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.

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