ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

It is not safe, says IFP councillor in KZN

2015-07-01 12:08

IFP councillor Bongumusa Zondo needs bodyguards when he visits his ward in Durban's KwaMashu township. News24 interviewed him at his office.

Northern Cape premier guilty of hate speech

2015-06-30 19:07

Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas has been found guilty of hate speech and unfair discrimination and has been ordered to apologise to the Khoi and San people, the Equality Court in Upington has ruled.

Is your councillor worth R1.3m?

2015-06-29 13:50

News24 decided to find out what a typical day looks like in the life of a ward councillor. We randomly picked five councillors to follow around in five different cities across the country. This is what we found in Cape Town.

Joburg mayor: Those resisting change are protecting privilege

2015-06-25 08:24

Joburg officials constantly face resistance from certain pockets of society who seek to protect privilege as they work to create a transformed and inclusive city, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says.

ANC not threatened by smaller parties in 2016 poll - Joburg mayor

2015-06-24 21:18

Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau doesn't see a threat from smaller political parties leading up to next year's local government elections.

Public Protector asked to investigate R52.5 million lease

2015-06-23 19:27

The Public Protector has been asked by the IFP to investigate a tender that saw the KwaZulu-Natal health department lease a truck and trailer, for a mobile hospital clinic, for R52.5m over a three-year period.

PE council meeting disrupted by municipal workers

2015-06-18 16:00

The special council meeting to discuss the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality's budget for the 2015/2016 financial year has been disrupted by a small group of disgruntled workers.

Mbombela offers 50% discount on traffic fines to encourage payment

2015-06-17 19:24

The Mbombela municipality says it hopes its "50-50 Traffic Fines Amnesty" project will encourage motorists to pay outstanding fines.

Limpopo municipality wants 35% power tariff hike

2015-06-12 16:05

The Mookgophong local municipality in Limpopo is applying for a 35% electricity tariff hike.

Buffalo City mayor finally takes office

2015-06-11 17:03

A new mayor for the Buffalo City Metro has finally been inaugurated, a day after it was scheduled to happen.

 

Govt is allowing us to live like pigs - Kliptown residents

2015-07-01 07:30

Residents of Kliptown, Soweto, say the government is allowing them to "live like pigs" by not addressing to the squalid conditions they are living in.

He's always on the go - Soweto resident on ward councillor

2015-06-30 13:53

The life of a Soweto ward councillor isn't an easy one, as News24 has discovered.

KZN MEC cracks the whip on badly performing municipalities

2015-06-26 15:45

KwaZulu-Natal's Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, has issued a strong warning to mayors and key officials from non-performing municipalities.

Joburg mayor defends councillors' call for salary reviews

2015-06-24 22:07

Local government officials want to be paid using the same criteria applied to MPs and they want to be recognised for the work that they do, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau has said.

No councillors doing business with the city - eThekwini municipality

2015-06-24 19:15

eThekwini municipality has no councillors or officials doing business with the State, the city manager claims.

Jordaan's first budget as PE mayor passed

2015-06-19 08:08

The Nelson Mandela Bay budget put forward by new mayor Danny Jordaan has been passed following a heated debate between political parties.

Danny Jordaan to present his first budget

2015-06-18 08:48

Nelson Mandela Bay’s newly-elected mayor, Danny Jordaan, will face his first real test as mayor as he presents the city’s amended budget for approval.

City of Cape Town pulls plug on local market

2015-06-12 19:05

What was supposed to be an upliftment project for the Salt River community has turned into a nightmare for market organiser Kim van Lingen.

KZN DA councillor fired for poor performance, party says

2015-06-12 13:00

A KwaZulu-Natal DA councillor has been fired because of poor performance, the party says, but he has told News24 he, in fact, resigned.

Decision on new West Rand metro to be made by end of June

2015-06-10 21:21

Residents of the West Rand will find out whether the Mogale City, Randfontein, Merafong and Westonaria municipalities will be merged into one metropolitan municipality by the end of June, the West Rand district municipality says.

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