ARTICLES RELATING TO MUNICIPALITIES

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.

Govt owes 5% of outstanding municipal debt

2014-09-09 16:08

The government owes municipalities R4.5bn of the R94bn outstanding debt on their books, says the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs.

Electricity: Municipalities R2.7bn in arrears

2014-08-14 06:00

Municipalities owe Eskom a total of R11.4bn and R2.7bn of this is in arrears, but the power utility is threatening cut-offs over outstanding bills.

9% of municipalities get clean audits

2014-07-30 12:18

Of the 319 audits, 22 municipalities and eight municipal entities had unqualified audits with no findings.

Affirmative action is dangerous - institute

2014-06-25 16:51

SA needs to wake up to the serious consequences affirmative action could bring about, says the Institute for Race Relations.

ICT project could improve municipal service

2013-11-28 13:27

There are early talks about an ICT project to build a local government network between municipalities, says the CEO of Vodacom Business.

Tshwane needs 'new plan' to collect R5bn debt

2013-10-24 08:50

The Municipal Public Accounts Committee says Tshwane metro needs a new strategy to collect accumulated consumer debt of over R5bn, according to a report.

 

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.

Gordhan: Municipalities owe water boards R2bn

2014-09-23 11:24

Municipalities owe nearly R2.1bn in arrear payments to water boards with the Free State owing nearly R1bn, says Cooperative Governance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

City Power not in arrears with Eskom

2014-08-14 18:22

City Power has rejected reports that it is in arrears with its electricity bill with Eskom, following a report that municipalities are R2.7bn overdue in payments.

AG: Municipalities wasted R815m

2014-07-30 21:30

Local government audit results reveal that R815m has been wasted, substantially up from the previous year.

North West working to clear municipal debt

2014-06-27 15:22

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo says part of plans to turn the province around was clearing all debts owed to municipalities.

Key economic analysis of Cape Town

2014-01-30 15:38

Achieving suitable growth for Cape Town will depend on the city’s ability to realise opportunities in certain industries, according to a new report.

Debts 'will cripple' KZN municipalities

2013-11-14 11:58

KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu warns that if the private sector and government departments fail to pay for services, it will be impossible to ensure delivery.

Govt owes municipalities R4.2bn

2013-09-16 15:34

National government owes municipalities R4.2bn, according to Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli.

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