ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Suspensions lifted on 3 Limpopo heads

2015-04-15 21:07

Limpopo government leaders have agreed to lift the suspensions of three heads of departments, claiming that they are trying to curb fruitless expenditure.

Random driver test plan horrifying

2015-04-09 18:12

Justice Project SA has described discussions within government to introduce a system where metro police officers could randomly stop motorists and retest their driving as nonsensical.

KZN health department investigations questioned

2015-04-03 17:32

The KwaZulu-Natal health department's major investigations into fraud and corruption is in fact nothing other than a probe to determine whether one of its staff members urinated in public, claims the DA.

New KZN health CFO illegally appointed

2015-04-02 14:17

KwaZulu-Natal's health MEC says that the department's new chief financial officer should never have been appointed.

Meet the health dept adviser who earns more than Zuma

2015-04-02 09:25

A consultant who has been employed by the KwaZulu-Natal Health Department since 2010 has earned more than President Jacob Zuma, bagging at least R15m during the past five years.

Limpopo municipal manager dismissed

2015-04-01 20:02

Willy Kekana, the embattled municipal manager of Mogalakwena, in Limpopo, has been dismissed after he was found guilty on 19 charges of misconduct, including paying salaries to sacked councillors.

Zuma complains about lazy South Africans

2015-03-25 08:52

If he were a dictator, he would change a few things, President Jacob Zuma says. And he would start with what he views as a creeping laziness in society.

Senior Gauteng health official fired

2015-03-11 16:46

Gauteng health department chief director of risk management and internal controls Abbey Marokoane has been dismissed.

Less money to go to local government

2015-02-25 15:49

Over the next three years allocations to provinces and municipalities will grow more slowly, and provinces will have to focus on finding efficiencies and cost savings.

By-elections planned in four provinces

2015-02-24 18:25

Municipal ward by-elections will be held in four provinces, the Electoral Commission of SA has announced.

 

Three North West depts under administration

2015-04-15 14:06

Three North West departments have been placed under administration following years of financial instability and mismanagement.

Mandela memorial scandal: Court won't withdraw charges against Buffalo City leaders

2015-04-08 17:31

The East London Regional Court has dismissed an application to withdraw charges against Buffalo City Municipality leaders accused of pocketing R5.9m meant for memorial service events for former president Nelson Mandela.

Growing storm over KZN health boss Zungu

2015-04-02 15:21

The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union has for the past year threatened to bring the KwaZulu-Natal provincial health department to a standstill if Premier Senzo Mchunu reappoints Sibongile Zungu to head up the department.

Opposition demand answers over KZN health CFO

2015-04-02 10:02

Opposition parties in KwaZulu-Natal are demanding to know how a man accused of tender irregularities could have been appointed chief financial officer of the provincial health department.

By-election withdrawn as councillor's dismissal unresolved

2015-04-02 07:30

The ongoing conflict between the Mhlontlo Local Municipality in the Eastern Cape and dismissed ANC councillor Mkhuseli Mathe has resulted in the by-election being withdrawn.

R90k floor for rural KZN school storeroom

2015-04-01 14:55

A pre-fabricated storeroom in a rural KwaZulu-Natal school will have trappings of opulence, with a R90 000 tender for imported Swedish Redwood to repair an ageing floor.

Reduce dependence on consultants - Zuma

2015-03-24 15:07

President Jacob Zuma has urged municipalities to reduce dependence on consultants, to improve efficiency in local government.

Most municipalities dysfunctional - Solidarity

2015-03-05 13:12

More than a third of local municipalities are dysfunctional, trade union Solidarity says.

DA, ANC accuse each other of racism

2015-02-25 13:37

Race and racism have dominated the debate of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille’s state of the province address in the provincial legislature.

ANC says eThekweni vote-buying claims unfounded

2015-02-24 07:19

Allegations of vote buying in the recent election to determine the chairperson of the ANC's largest region are unfounded, the ANC's eThekwini regional secretary says.

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