ARTICLES RELATING TO SERVICE DELIVERY

We were sick of poor sanitation - SJC

2014-07-25 05:00

Social Justice Coalition members refused to leave the Cape Town civic centre last year because they wanted to make a statement about poor sanitation, the city's magistrate's court has heard.

21 appear for Cape Town protest

2014-07-23 20:16

Twenty-one members of the Social Justice Coalition have pleaded not guilty to contravening the Regulations of Gatherings Act outside the Cape Town civic centre last year.

Nine of 36 proclamations signed, completed

2014-07-22 23:06

Nine of the 36 proclamations signed by President Jacob Zuma in the last five years have been completed, the presidency says.

Cape evictees were enraged backyarders - councillor

2014-07-21 15:34

A city councillor says people who erected shacks on Sanral-owned land in Lwandle, Cape Town, are enraged "backyarders" who are tired of unfulfilled service delivery promises.

Mamelodi protesters disperse peacefully

2014-07-17 18:58

Around 500 residents of the Stoffelpark informal settlement in Mamelodi, Pretoria, who sat in the middle of a road in an apparent protest, has dispersed peacefully.

Power failure in parts of Pretoria

2014-07-10 13:09

A power failure in Eersterust, Pretoria, is due to four faulty feeder cables, the City of Tshwane says.

Municipality ordered to restore water to schools

2014-07-08 21:20

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that water supply to schools in Vanderbijlpark be reconnected.

Police remain alert as Cape Town protest ends

2014-07-07 14:21

Cape Town police are monitoring Baden Powell Drive in Khayelitsha following a service delivery protest.

ANC fires 3 more Limpopo mayors

2014-07-01 11:01

The ANC has announced that three more Limpopo mayors have been recalled from office, after four mayors were relieved of their duties last week.

Zuma considering disability move

2014-06-27 22:42

President Jacob Zuma is considering concerns from various disability organisations over his decision to move functions related to disability to the department of social development.

SAIRR: Whites kept out of public service

2014-06-26 12:23
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Public service managers are being encouraged to keep posts vacant rather than fill them with whites, an SA Institute of Race Relations consultant says.

Nehawu: Remove other officials with mayors

2014-06-25 12:45

Other underperforming government officials in Limpopo should be recalled along with the four mayors, Nehawu says.

Western Cape shack dwellers destroy toilets

2014-06-23 20:10
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Residents of Kosovo informal settlement in Philippi have destroyed container toilets provided in the area.

Limpopo intervention team not yet finished

2014-06-20 07:48

The intervention team sent to Limpopo to manage a number of provincial departments says it is unsure when it will be leaving the province, and its target has been pushed back.

Protesters in Johannesburg throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-06-17 11:42

Johannesburg metro police have advised Soweto residents to use alternative routes after residents of Mofolo started burning tyres and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.

No confirmation of protester's death

2014-06-12 17:48

Police have not confirmed the death of a protester said to have been shot during a service delivery protest in Mpumalanga.

Rubber bullets fired at 'bare bum' protest

2014-06-11 11:20

Police have fired rubber bullets to disperse protesters who bared their bottoms during a service delivery protest in Diepkloof Zone Six, Soweto.

No water cuts in Stellenbosch

2014-06-06 14:44

Water supply to parts of the Stellenbosch area in the Western Cape will not be interrupted as reported, the municipality says.

Municipal manager quits over water crisis

2014-06-06 08:29

Lekwa Teemane municipal manager Andrew Makwapane has resigned amid a water contamination crisis that claimed the lives of three babies in Bloemhof.

City manager suspended over water crisis

2014-06-02 12:04
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Lekwa Teemane municipal manager Andrew Makwapane has been suspended amid a water contamination crisis in Bloemhof in the North West.

Confusion over KZN testing station

2014-05-30 16:14

The KwaZulu-Natal transport department's announcement that it had suspended operations at a Durban roadworthy testing station has resulted in much confusion.

Zille: Poverty, unemployment biggest challenges

2014-05-26 12:32

Poverty and unemployment remain the biggest governance problems, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has said after being officially sworn in.

Vandalism blamed for lack of services in North West

2014-05-20 14:38

Vandalism is behind the lack of services in Madibeng, North West, and not a lack of effort or money by government, the water affairs department says.

 

Cape Town gathering was peaceful - cop

2014-07-23 21:04

A gathering of people chained to the stairs of the Cape Town civic centre entrance last year was peaceful, a policeman has told the city's magistrate's court.

Sound operations key to good service delivery

2014-07-23 06:00

Proper and effective operations management can improve the system, says an academic tasked with advising the government on tackling service delivery challenges.

SA versus the world: how do we rate?

2014-07-22 07:43

A new survey compares the attitudes and behaviours of the citizens of 20 countries around the world. How did South Africa do? News24 finds out.

1 in 4 Khayelitsha toilets don't work - SJC

2014-07-19 22:33
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Over a quarter of toilets inspected in four Khayelitsha informal settlements are not in working order, the Social Justice Coalition says.

De Lille unhappy over SAHRC toilet report

2014-07-17 18:58

An SA Human Rights Commission report into sanitation in Cape Town's informal settlements has numerous shortcomings, the city's Mayor Patricia de Lille says.

20 protesters arrested for public violence

2014-07-09 20:09

Twenty people have been arrested for public violence in Langa, Cape Town, during a service delivery protest.

North West municipality under admin

2014-07-08 18:31

The North West's Ngaka Modiri Molema municipality has been placed under administration, the local government department says.

TAC wants Free State health MEC suspended

2014-07-03 12:37

The Treatment Action Campaign has called for the suspension of the Free State's health MEC and for a full disclosure of the province's health finances, due to the province's crumbling health system.

Centurion dark after Kentron fire, cable theft

2014-06-30 21:49

Parts of Centurion have been plunged into darkness after a fire erupted at the Kentron substation.

Premier: Relations damaged in Marikana

2014-06-26 10:18

Relations in Marikana, near Rustenburg in the North West, have been damaged and need to be improved, Premier Supra Mahumapelo says.

ANC fires 4 Limpopo mayors

2014-06-24 08:21
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The ANC has recalled four Limpopo mayors, who are reportedly linked to EFF leader Julius Malema and former Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale.

Zuma: Service delivery, economic growth key

2014-06-20 11:59

President Jacob Zuma has put better service delivery alongside economic growth as a key priority for the state over the next five years.

Polokwane municipality wants moratorium lifted

2014-06-18 17:51

The Polokwane municipality has asked the city's council to endorse its plan to lift a moratorium on economic development, executive Mayor Freddy Greaver says.

Protesters throw rocks at passing vehicles

2014-06-17 06:46
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Johannesburg metro police have advised Soweto residents to use alternative routes after residents of Mofolo started burning tyres and throwing rocks at passing vehicles.

Phalaborwa's water cut over debt

2014-06-12 09:27

Water services have been cut off to most of Phalaborwa because the municipality is in arrears of more than R200m, according to a report.

Power back on in Springs

2014-06-09 11:18

The electricity supply has been restored in Springs, east of Johannesburg, after residents endured a chilly weekend without power, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

KZN ambulances out of service

2014-06-06 20:22

KwaZulu-Natal has to use emergency and rescue vehicles for critical patients, the provincial health department says.

Water disruption in Stellenbosch

2014-06-06 14:13

Water supply to parts of the Stellenbosch area in the Western Cape will be interrupted at the weekend, the municipality says.

Free State rejects water shortage claims

2014-06-04 14:05

The Free State's Mantsopa municipality has dismissed the DA's allegations that Tweespruit residents had been without water for days.

Chabane urges effective service delivery

2014-05-31 12:29

Newly appointed Minister of Public Service and Administration Collins Chabane says the public service sector should be transformed into an effective service delivery machine.

Bloemhof reeling from water failure

2014-05-30 05:00

The North West town of Bloemhof is still reeling from a water-depleted week that saw a baby dying, schools shutting down and back-up water tanks running out.

Magashule urged to appoint executive soon

2014-05-27 11:12

Free State Premier Ace Magashule must appoint his new executive council immediately as there is a lot of work to be done in the province, the DA says.

Services at standstill in parts of North West - DA

2014-05-22 20:36

The DA says the municipal offices in Sannieshof in the Tswaing local municipality in the North West have been closed for the past three months.

Pinetown residents in delivery protest

2014-05-20 11:33
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Residents of Clermont, near Pinetown, have embarked on a service delivery protest. About 400 people blockaded the area.

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