ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Nquthu residents get another chance to choose their leaders

2017-05-24 06:37

Residents of the rural Nquthu municipality in KwaZulu-Natal will get another chance to vote for their leaders when the hotly-contested local government by-election takes place in all 17 wards.

Residents clean up rubbish dump after 9 months without services

2017-05-18 09:05

Marikana informal settlement residents in Philippi East, Cape Town, have started their own clean up campaign on one of three open fields used by residents to discard household waste.

Vuwani braces for Zuma announcement on demarcation

2017-05-07 10:57

Security has been beefed up at Vuwani township and surrounding areas, as President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to announce a new decision over municipal boundary disputes.

Treasury 'misunderstands' Tafelberg property sale – Western Cape govt

2017-04-18 19:38

National Treasury has “misunderstood” the Western Cape government’s reason for selling the Tafelberg property in Sea Point, the Western Cape government says.

City of Cape Town wants to honour Mandela with a R3.5m statue

2017-04-17 16:00

The City of Cape Town says it plans to honour former president Nelson Mandela with a R3.5m statue and exhibition at the City Hall.

Dispute over Imizamo Yethu's redesign

2017-04-14 12:05

One month after the large fire in Imizamo Yethu, there are still unresolved disputes between the City of Cape Town and residents about the redesign of the settlement.

Bitou ANC coalition at risk of collapse amid anti-Zuma sentiment

2017-04-07 08:53

The ripples of President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle might be felt in local government, as the mayor of the Bitou municipality in Plettenberg Bay mulls pulling out of a coalition with the ANC.

Richmond killing sparks fear

2017-03-07 11:03

There are fears that the shooting of Richmond's municipal manager will lead to more bloodshed.

Nyanga residents relieved after rubbish removed

2017-02-23 09:01

Residents of the Europe informal settlement in Nyanga have agreed to use the City of Cape Town's database to select community contract cleaners to remove rubbish that has been piling up since December.

DA man resigns after false documents were allegedly leaked

2017-02-21 12:34

Falsified documents, racist accusations and resignations have characterised the battle for the DA’s top job in the Western Cape so far, and candidates only have this week left to woo voters.

 

Van Rooyen defends R260m payout to former councillors

2017-05-18 13:17

Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Des van Rooyen has defended paying R260m to former councillors who were not re-elected in last year's local government elections, saying all public office bearers receive payments like this.

Do not destroy things during protests – Dlamini-Zuma

2017-05-15 20:38

ANC heavyweight Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has told thousands who braved the cold and rain to attend the naming of a municipality after her, that they must refrain from violent protests.

Imizamo Yethu businesses struggling after fire

2017-04-21 07:07

More than a month after the fire that left many residents in Imizamo Yethu informal settlement homeless, business owners say they cannot manage without help from the City of Cape Town.

ANC slams Vuwani residents' plan to shut down schools

2017-04-17 17:16

The ANC in Limpopo has slammed a planned shutdown by Vuwani residents, saying it will negatively affect school children.

Vuwani residents win court battle to have meeting on demarcation issues

2017-04-17 08:25

The Thohoyandou High Court has granted angry Vuwani residents permission to gather and discuss demarcation disputes.

Dumping causes foul flow

2017-04-11 17:27

More health horrors due to sewage in the Grassy Park area are emerging after residents living next to the Lotus River canal reported sewage spilling into the river.

EXCLUSIVE: Mashaba alleges Ntlemeza is blocking Joburg corruption cases

2017-04-04 08:24

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba claims that Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza has ordered that corruption cases in the city not be investigated.

DA's Beaufort West mayor resigns

2017-02-28 10:26

Beaufort West municipal mayor Djorge Malooi has resigned from his position, the DA in the Western Cape has said.

De Lille denies claims Cape Town is an 'inconsiderate city'

2017-02-22 08:01

Cape Town residents have accused Mayor Patricia de Lille of taking a "development at all costs" approach with little regard for public sentiment and the city’s own policies.

Makhura calls for parties to work together to make Gauteng stronger

2017-02-20 22:15

Gauteng has remained resilient as the economic and industrial hub of South Africa and the SADC region, Premier David Makhura has said in his State of the Province address.

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