ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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