ARTICLES RELATING TO MUNICIPALITIES

eMalahleni faces Eskom blackout

2017-03-13 06:13

Mpumalanga’s once-thriving town is swimming in debt as well as indebtedness, which it blames on maladministration and collusion

Eskom holds power cut threat over municipality

2017-02-14 19:20

Eskom is refusing to budge on a threat to cut the power of eMalahleni Municipality, which owes the power utility close to a billion rand.

Eskom’s new challenge is distribution - Koko

2017-02-07 12:02

Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko said that the power utility’s challenge is no longer generation, but distribution.

Struggle to keep the lights on

2017-01-22 06:36

It is not only the maladministration of municipalities – there are other contributing systemic factors connected to their failure to pay for the power they use, write Patronella Nqaba, Joel Pearson and Thoko Jean Chilenga

Municipalities default on Eskom bills despite intervention

2017-01-17 10:42

Despite a number of government interventions in 2016, municipalities owing money to Eskom have still defaulted on electricity bills.

Eskom can turn off the lights, court rules

2017-01-05 10:29

Eskom may cut off power supply to eight municipalities with outstanding debt, a judge has ruled.

Eskom not constitutionally obliged to provide power - judge

2017-01-04 11:34

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that South Africa's constitution does not oblige Eskom to provide electricity to ratepayers.

6 Limpopo municipalities on verge of collapse

2016-12-08 16:21

Six Limpopo municipalities are on the verge of financial collapse and need urgent bailouts, the provincial government says.

Treasury concerned that one-third of municipalities need help

2016-11-11 08:37

National Treasury said one-third of municipalities in South Africa is in financial distress.

Treasury launches Municipal Money for all to see

2016-10-26 19:46

An open local government budget data portal has been launched by National Treasury to give citizens information on the financial performance of municipalities.

 

Eskom suspends bulk power cut to 2 municipalities

2017-03-02 18:20

Eskom has suspended the planned interruption of bulk power supply to two municipalities after reaching agreements for the settlements of their arrears.

Lynne Brown: We have a problem, Mr President

2017-02-10 13:59

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has told President Jacob Zuma that the municipalities at loggerheads with Eskom simply don’t have the money to pay for electricity.

Defaulting municipalities also fingered in AG's report

2017-01-26 19:01

A number of municipalities that owe Eskom millions in unpaid electricity bills have also been fingered for irregular and wasteful spending.

Alan Norman: “I have a dream for SA in 2017…”

2017-01-17 16:14

Alan Norman's dream for 2017 is that the rampant mismanagement of many of our local government institutions is arrested before they become totally dysfunctional.

Gordhan to act against municipalities which owe Eskom money

2017-01-11 19:51

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says National Treasury will act against municipalities which have failed to settle their debt to Eskom.

Eskom postpones cutting power to 8 municipalities

2017-01-04 13:22

Eskom has postponed cutting power to eight municipalities with outstanding debt, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Who needs local Govt? Eastern Cape citizens transform seaside village, one pothole at a time

2016-12-12 19:13

While some people press their local authorities to drive change, the residents of an Eastern Cape seaside resort town are quietly cracking on with fixing problems.

Nkomazi municipality vs Leopard Creek

2016-11-16 11:53

It is absolute nonsense that a wealthy place such as Leopard Creek pays such low rates and taxes. Johann Rupert must do the right thing.

How are your property rates being spent? Now you can find out – at municipal money portal

2016-10-27 15:46

National Treasury has made it easier for everyone to see how each municipality is spending local rates and taxes.

Graham Sell: SA’s drinking water reservoirs are full of shit. Literally.

2016-09-27 13:01

Figures show the lack of concern most municipalities have for the quality of “treated” effluent released back into rivers and dams - primary sources for our drinking water.

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