ARTICLES RELATING TO MUNICIPALITIES

Irregular expenditure in municipalities balloons to over R16bn - AG

2017-06-22 11:38

Deviation from supply chain management regulations has resulted in irregular expenditure rising over 59% to R16.81bn, according to the local government audit outcomes report.

Lack of compliance by worst performing municipalities

2017-06-21 19:45

Municipalities in the North West, Northern Cape and Free State remain the poorest performing in terms of audit outcomes, the auditor general report has revealed.

Municipal debt could escalate beyond R9bn – Singh

2017-06-14 13:28

Eskom CFO Anoj Singh believes the current municipal debt will in all likelihood escalate, which could result in another tariff cycle to try and mitigate the debt situation.

Vodacom launches municipal service delivery apps

2017-05-11 16:08

A municipality in Umtata has become the first in the country to implement a new system by Vodacom to improve the reporting of service delivery issues.

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.

 

Municipalities lack accountability for finances - AG

2017-06-22 05:00

Municipalities have consistently displayed a lack of accountability in managing their finances, warns the auditor general.

Only nine new municipalities out of 263 achieved clean audits - AG report

2017-06-21 11:12

The latest auditor general report shows little improvement in municipalities' audit outcomes, with 14 municipalities losing their clean audit opinions.

As electricity prices soar, consumers abandon Eskom

2017-06-07 21:00

Eskom may be cutting off its own throat with its latest tariff rate application, as the rich opt to generate their own power and the poor find ways to circumvent payment.

Astral reprieve doesn't absolve municipality from debt - Eskom

2017-05-04 13:28

Eskom says its settlement guaranteeing uninterrupted power supply to poultry producer Astral Foods doesn’t usurp its constitutional right to recover debt from owing 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.

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