Vuwani protest leaders off the hook

2017-01-16 18:08

The case against six Limpopo community leaders, accused of leading violent protests during which dozens of schools were burnt down, has been struck off the roll in the Vuwani Magistrate’s Court.

Rubbish piles up in Masiphumelele after tender expires

2017-01-14 15:39

Rubbish that piled up in the streets of the Cape Town suburb of Masiphumelele during the festive season has still not been removed.

DA fumes over non-delivery of textbooks in Limpopo

2017-01-12 16:06

The Democratic Alliance in Limpopo has accused provincial education MEC Ishmael Kgetjepe of deceiving the public on the status of the delivery of textbooks.

Spat breaks out between new mayor and Malamulele task team

2017-01-09 07:24

A spat has developed between the informally constituted Malamulele Municipality task team and the new council over the axing of the acting municipal manager and the mayor’s new R1.2m car.

Construction of R90m tar road through Limpopo village to resume following protests

2017-01-04 09:44

The construction of a R90m tarred road through an impoverished Limpopo village is expected to resume next week after a local municipality was granted a court interdict.

'Usually neglected' blind man gets new house, water tank

2016-12-22 13:43

Ernest Mdunge has been given a house with a water tank after GroundUp published the story of how the blind man, who lived in a dilapidated hut with his disabled sister, had to walk 3km to fetch water.

After 16 years RDP house still not fixed

2016-12-16 08:18

Sixteen years after getting her RDP house, Elsie Dopholo, 75, still lives in a leaking two-roomed shack built next to it.

Khayelitsha residents barricade homes against overflowing toilets

2016-12-15 09:57

Wearing black ankle boots, shorts and a T-shirt, Zandisile Phatho sweated as he went back and forth carrying a bucket, trying to scoop out the smelly toilet water that entered his shack in Khayelitsha.

Dlamini-Zuma will ensure faster service delivery – ANCYL

2016-12-11 21:19

If elected president of South Africa, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will speed up service delivery, a senior KwaZulu-Natal ANCYL official says.

'We want a better life, maybe a brick house'

2016-12-02 06:00

About 300 residents of New Rest temporary relocation area in Wellington have received electricity, after waiting almost a year for the service.


Vuwani schooling disrupted as protest leaders expected in court

2017-01-16 10:19

Scores of pupils in Vuwani, Limpopo, are staying home and many shops have remained closed as community leaders, arrested during violent protests last year, were set to appear in a local court.

Ramatlhodi threatens disciplinary action against 'unprofessional' public servants

2017-01-13 18:07

Public Service and Administration Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has condemned public servants who conduct themselves in what he has called an "unprofessional manner".

Unsupervised children eat rotten food at illegal Mbombela dump site

2017-01-12 12:03

A community in Mpumalanga has threatened to protest should their municipality fail to address complaints about an illegal dump site from which unsupervised children eat rotting food.

'Patience is a virtue,' Mantashe tells Soweto residents who have waited 22 years for houses

2017-01-06 14:44

ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe has told residents of Tshepisong informal settlement in Soweto, who have been asking for houses for years, that "patience is a virtue".

ANC supporters in Evaton remain loyal, despite service delivery failures

2017-01-04 08:40

Many residents of Evaton, in Gauteng, have pledged to continue to vote for the ANC, despite citing massive service delivery failures.

Fed-up residents march on Mpuma police station

2016-12-16 08:18

A group of fed-up Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, residents have accused their local police of neglecting them.

AG declared Tshwane free Wi-Fi project unlawful, irregular - mayor

2016-12-15 19:29

The R180m that the City of Tshwane spent on its free Wi-Fi project has been red-flagged as unlawful and irregular expenditure by the Auditor General, says the mayor's office.

Vhembe mayor declines R1.5m car to help with water crisis

2016-12-14 10:10

The mayor of Vhembe, Florence Radzilani, has said no to a new R1.5m car and has instead told the municipality to buy more crane trucks to deal with water shortages in the district.

Violent protest again flares up over Springtown housing

2016-12-05 12:26

Protestors in Springtown have erected burning barricades and hurled stones at cars on Umgeni Road. This is a developing story.

150 000 more grave sites planned for Cape Town

2016-12-01 18:49

In a drive to make more burial space available, 150 000 new grave sites have been planned for Cape Town.

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