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Mashaba opens criminal case against building contractor

2017-07-04 07:27

City of Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba has announced that he has opened a criminal case against a substation contractor who was awarded contracts worth R212 million.

DA hits back at ANC West Rand over Mogale City

2017-06-29 15:01

The Democratic Alliance has hit back at the ANC in the West Rand following the election of the new mayor of Mogale City Local Municipality during a council session.

Masiphumelele residents question City of Cape Town’s compliance with court interdict

2017-06-22 05:34

Masiphumelele residents believe the City of Cape Town has not held up its end of a court order which prevents further structures from being erected at two vacant plots in the area.

PICS: City of Tshwane moves into its R2bn green home

2017-06-07 17:40

Tshwane’s swanky R2bn new municipal government offices in the heart of the city boast some of the best green features to be found in South African government buildings.

Sanco shocked by apple-attack officers

2017-05-28 22:53

Sanco is shocked by a video showing apples being thrown at a group of suspects, and has called for the sacking of municipal officers caught doing it.

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.

 

Woodstock evictions put on hold for City of Cape Town to find alternative place to stay

2017-06-29 15:01

The lawyer representing 15 people facing evictions in Albert Road, Woodstock, believes it will take several months before residents are removed.

3 Samwu members arrested during Mangaung city hall clash

2017-06-22 11:07

Three SA Municipal Workers' Union members have been arrested during a clash with police which saw the Mangaung city hall building set alight, Free State police say.

Lack of compliance by worst performing municipalities

2017-06-21 19:45

Municipalities in the North West, Northern Cape and Free State remain the poorest performing in terms of audit outcomes, the auditor general report has revealed.

Lawyer calls for City of Cape Town to find homes for evicted families

2017-05-30 07:08

The lawyer representing a group of families facing eviction from their Woodstock homes has asked for the City of Cape Town’s assistance to find alternative accommodation for them.

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.

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