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.

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.


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.

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.

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