Bloemfontein councillors - Meetings after meetings

49 minutes ago

If you don’t like meetings, you’re not cut out to be a city councillor in Bloemfontein, News24 reports in a special feature.

Govt is allowing us to live like pigs - Kliptown residents

2015-07-01 07:30

Residents of Kliptown, Soweto, say the government is allowing them to "live like pigs" by not addressing to the squalid conditions they are living in.

Is your councillor worth R1.3m?

2015-06-29 13:50

News24 decided to find out what a typical day looks like in the life of a ward councillor. We randomly picked five councillors to follow around in five different cities across the country. This is what we found in Cape Town.

Mayor: Attacks against foreigners sparked by desperation

2015-06-18 07:37

South Africans are not xenophobic towards foreign nationals, they are just frustrated by having to compete for access to resources, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mondli Gungubele says.

No clean audits for Free State municipalities

2015-06-10 14:27

Not a single Free State municipality achieved a clean audit last year, partly because almost 60% of chief financial officers were deemed incompetent, according to the Auditor General.

Ward boundary changes at the heart of Durban protest

2015-06-04 09:09

A protest involving about 300 people in Durban's KwaMakutha township was caused by unhappiness over a change in ward boundaries and problems with service delivery, officials and police say.

R18m and still no water

2015-05-31 15:03

This is the final edition of the seventh series of City Press’ Tatane Project, named in honour of slain service-delivery activist Andries Tatane and designed to hold local government accountable for service delivery. This week, we return to Tatane’s home town of Ficksburg, where the living conditions Tatane died protesting against are not yet fully resolved

Western Cape protests blamed on grievances, non-delivery

2015-05-29 09:33

Party-political grievances and non-delivery of services have resulted in 14% of all nationwide protests taking place in the Western Cape, the Institute of Race Relations says.

Joburg gets R52.6bn budget

2015-05-26 20:00

More than R42bn has been set aside for operating expenditure in Johannesburg's R52.6bn budget for the new financial year.

ANC welcomes Cuban engineers

2015-05-25 18:41

The ANC has welcomed 48 Cuban engineers at their provincial headquarters in Bloemfontein.


It is not safe, says IFP councillor in KZN

2015-07-01 12:08

IFP councillor Bongumusa Zondo needs bodyguards when he visits his ward in Durban's KwaMashu township. News24 interviewed him at his office.

He's always on the go - Soweto resident on ward councillor

2015-06-30 13:53

The life of a Soweto ward councillor isn't an easy one, as News24 has discovered.

Joburg mayor: Those resisting change are protecting privilege

2015-06-25 08:24

Joburg officials constantly face resistance from certain pockets of society who seek to protect privilege as they work to create a transformed and inclusive city, Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau says.

Jordaan not billed for electricity for 7 years - report

2015-06-13 11:23

Newly appointed Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Danny Jordaan has not been billed for electricity by the municipality for the last seven years, according to a report.

Root out corruption in government, pleads Motlanthe

2015-06-07 12:25

Corruption carried out by those in government must be rooted out, former president Kgalema Motlanthe says.

Two Limpopo mayors removed

2015-06-02 11:50

Two Limpopo mayors have been removed by the ANC as part of the party's "continued efforts to strengthen municipal capacity for improved service delivery''.

Five arrested in KZN service delivery protest

2015-05-30 16:31

Five people have been arrested following a service delivery protest in northern KwaZulu-Natal, police say.

Protests increase by nearly 100% since 2010

2015-05-27 14:03

There has been a 96% increase in protests in South Africa since 2010, research by the SA Institute of Race Relations has revealed.

DA, EFF slam Free State for employing Cubans

2015-05-26 14:45

Opposition parties have reacted in disgust to the Free State government’s decision to employ 38 Cuban engineers.

Muncipality spends on mayor's new car, not service delivery

2015-05-19 16:00

A Free State municipality has been criticised for its decision to allocate R500 000 to the purchase of a car for its mayor while service delivery and infrastructure allegedly deteriorates in the area.

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