Van Rooyen must halt mounting municipal debt

2016-02-03 09:00

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister David van Rooyen must find a solution to mounting municipal debt if municipalities are to survive, warns an expert.

Eskom pulls plug on defaulting NC municipalities

2016-01-29 09:12

Eskom has interrupted power supply to five Northern Cape municipalities due to non-payment.

Municipal debt continues to pull Eskom down

2015-11-24 11:14

Municipalities with a culture of non-payment owed Eskom R5.6bn in arrear debt as at September 30, the power utility has disclosed.

Investment in water infrastructure worrying

2015-11-12 11:54

As SA battles drought-induced water shortages, a survey shows that some municipalities’ capital expenditure on water was high, while others spent significantly less.

Municipalities facing cash flow crunch

2015-10-23 10:15

Municipalities are facing a cash flow crisis with not even half having sufficient cash reserves of three months or more.

Eskom's power plan could hurt municipalities

2015-06-05 19:22

A Stats SA report shows which councils are likely to feel the pinch from Eskom's electricity redistribution plan.

Only 5 Limpopo towns have electrical engineers

2015-04-07 13:46

Only five of 13 Limpopo municipalities with a licence to distribute electricity have suitably qualified electrical engineers, says governance minister Pravin Gordhan.

Matlosana municipality set for forensic probe

2014-12-21 13:21

Matlosana Local Municipality, which owes Eskom over R200m and Midvaal Water over R50m, has been put under full administration and a forensic investigation.

DA demands answers about ex-MDB CEO

2014-11-17 19:34

The DA claims the Municipal Demarcation Board may have paid millions to get rid of its former boss Gabusile Gumbi-Masilela who was suspended in February.

Ministers intervene in FS power cuts

2014-10-03 18:02

Eskom has suspended bulk electricity disconnections to three Free State municipalities, following intervention by ministers Lynne Brown and Pravin Gordhan.


N Cape premier seeks debt deal with Eskom

2016-02-02 06:51

Sylvia Lucas, the premier of the Northern Cape, will lead a high-level meeting with Eskom following power cuts to five municipalities last week.

Eskom power cuts a last resort for indebted customers

2015-12-22 12:20

Cutting off power intermittently to five Eastern Cape municipalities is a last resort measure, says Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe.

Municipalities still saddled with bad debts

2015-11-12 15:47

Some municipalities such as Johannesburg are still saddled with bad debt, mainly because of unfavourable economic conditions, a report shows.

SA's biggest cities in better financial shape - report

2015-11-12 09:47

Despite consistent improvement in financial management, SA's largest municipalities remain under pressure from historical backlogs and urbanisation, a survey has found.

Merging municipalities will escalate problems: opposition parties

2015-07-07 15:49

Opposition parties this week warned that amalgamating struggling municipalities with other municipalities would lead to bigger problems and would not necessarily be a solution to deal with financially non-viable municipalities.

Eskom to pull plug on top 20 defaulting municipalities

2015-04-10 13:26

Eskom plans to interrupt bulk electricity supply to the top 20 defaulting municipalities across the country, with effect from June.

Presidency explains electrification programme

2015-02-15 20:15

The Presidency names the municipalities to benefit from the electrification programme mentioned by President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation address.

Expert help for municipalities - Gordhan

2014-12-08 22:30

Experts are being sent to 122 of the 183 municipalities in South Africa to help them to deliver the required services, says Minister Pravin Gordhan.

R68bn needed to fix infrastrucure backlog

2014-11-05 08:26

The electricity maintenance backlog is not Eskom-related and is caused by municipalities not using funds to fix infrastructure, according to a report.

Electricity tariffs drive municipal income

2014-09-29 20:41

The municipal total income for the second quarter of 2014 is R68.4bn, with sales of electricity being the main source of income.

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