ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Limpopo court case could derail elections

2016-04-22 13:14

Protests have turned violent outside the Limpopo High Court during hearings into a municipal demarcation case that could derail the local government elections.

eThekwini mayor to outline plans for R41.6bn budget

2016-04-18 09:50

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo is set to outline how the city plans on using its R41.6bn budget.

eThekwini to spend R450 000 on dinner, breakfast Down Under

2016-03-09 13:22

eThekwini Mayor James Nxumalo and a delegation of six officials are expected to travel to Sydney for a dinner and breakfast - at a cost of R450 000.

Elections are going to be a game changer - Mashaba

2016-03-06 11:08

The DA's Johannesburg mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba says the weekend's voter registration has been an eye-opener, and he believes people are ready to make a change.

KZN SOPA met with mixed reactions from opposition parties

2016-02-25 18:43

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu‘s State of the Province address has been met with mixed reaction from the opposition.

KZN govt to cut over R1bn in spending - premier

2016-02-25 16:33

In a bid to reign in expenditure, the KwaZulu-Natal government is expected to cut over R1bn in the first year of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, Premier Senzo Mchunu says.

We remain committed to TMR programme – Gauteng ANC caucus

2016-02-20 18:56

The ANC caucus in Gauteng remained committed to advancing the objectives of its Transformation, Modernisation and Re-industrialisation programme, its whip in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Brian Hlongwa, said on Saturday in a media briefing on the outcomes of its lekgotla.

Kannaland municipality may be put under administration over R12.7m Eskom bill

2016-02-18 13:52

The Kannaland municipality in the Western Cape could be put under administration because it cannot pay its R12.7m electricity bill to Eskom.

Trollip launches voter registration campaign in Nelson Mandela Bay

2016-02-15 13:08

DA mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip, has launched the party’s “register to vote” campaign.

Ex-ANC faction leader defects to EFF, vows to 'dethrone' ANC in Mpumalanga

2016-02-11 12:37

The former leader of an ANC faction that sought to unseat Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has joined the EFF.

 

Pretoria name change will go ahead – Ramokgopa

2016-04-22 07:19

The Pretoria name change will go ahead in order to build social cohesion, the city's mayor, Kgosientso Ramokgopa, has said.

Mysterious Danny Jordaan, Zuma billboard erected in PE

2016-04-14 11:07

A mysterious billboard has been erected in Port Elizabeth displaying the message “Danny Jordaan, proudly brought to you by Jacob Zuma”.

'Zuma out, Mmusi in', DA party agents in Mamre sing

2016-03-06 15:00

"Zuma out, Mmusi in, we are ready for 2016," DA party agents in the small Western Cape town of Mamre have sung ahead of the arrival of Patricia de Lille on voter registration weekend.

Dividing SA on race is all ANC has left – Zille

2016-02-25 21:00

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says the ANC had performed so poorly that all it had left ahead of elections was to divide people along racial lines.

KZN govt in bid to recover R400m in student loans

2016-02-25 17:51

KwaZulu-Natal acting director general Frikkie Brooks has been tasked with finding ways of collecting the R400m government officials owe to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

Cogta MEC says corruption investigation not a “witch hunt”

2016-02-25 11:23

An investigation into alleged maladministration and corruption at the Msunduzi municipality should not be misconstrued as a witch hunt, KwaZulu-Natal's Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department says.

Eastern Cape to pump extra R16.3m into tertiary education - premier

2016-02-19 19:55

The Eastern Cape government will increase its contribution to the tertiary education of disadvantaged youth by R16.3m this year, Premier Phumulo Masualle says.

Jubilation as Polokwane writes off millions owed by protesting residents

2016-02-18 11:32

Polokwane is set to write off millions of rands in municipal debts owed by residents of Mankweng township, who have been protesting against their water bills for two weeks.

Mankweng residents don't want to pay water bills

2016-02-11 14:44

Police fired teargas and rubber bullets in Mankweng, Limpopo this week as residents took to the streets to protest against municipal bills.

Kannaland Municipality needs R12.7m to avoid Eskom cutoff

2016-02-10 21:13

The Kannaland Municipality is urgently looking for R12.7 million to avoid getting cut off by Eskom later in February.

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