ARTICLES RELATING TO SERVICE DELIVERY

Man killed in Nyanga protests

2014-09-01 12:19

A 39-year-old man has been killed after violent protests in Nyanga, Western Cape police says.

Six buses torched in Nyanga protests

2014-09-01 07:30
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Six buses have been torched in two incidents in Nyanga, during service delivery protests. This is a developing story.

DA to probe bucket toilet usage

2014-08-29 22:30

The DA says it will investigate the increase in the use of the bucket toilet system in the Eastern Cape.

Mooi River mayor removed - report

2014-08-29 12:08

The ANC has declined to confirm reports that it has sacked the Mooi Mpofana local municipality mayor following protests over the past week.

Tembisa residents barricade roads

2014-08-29 07:28

Residents of Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, east of Johannesburg are protesting and have barricaded roads, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Matric camp mooted for Kuruman pupils

2014-08-28 09:00

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is considering opening a camp for nearly 500 matriculants from Kuruman after a lengthy protest over a road closed schools.

Teargas fired at Daveyton protesters

2014-08-24 14:17

Police have fired teargas to disperse a crowd outside the Sinaba stadium in Daveyton, after Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele spoke to them about their housing concerns.

Philippi evictions continue amid violence

2014-08-22 14:41

Several roads in and around Philippi have been closed following clashes between police and protesters, Cape Town traffic spokesperson Richard Coleman says.

Cable fault leaves Pretoria in the dark

2014-08-19 21:13

Residents of Equestria in Pretoria are without power because of cable faults.

Police, IEC monitor Mossel Bay after protests

2014-08-13 10:09

Police and IEC officials are reportedly keeping a close eye on the situation in Kwa Noqaba, Mossel Bay, as a municipal by-election is held amid violent protests in the town.

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.

 

Golden Arrow withdraws bus service after attacks

2014-09-01 11:15

Golden Arrow has withdrawn its bus service from the Philippi, Nyanga, and Crossroads areas after several buses were set alight and its drivers injured.

Ramaphosa: Public servants must serve people

2014-08-31 14:43

South Africa wants public servants who would truly serve the needs of its people, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

Tembisa protesters hand over memorandum

2014-08-29 14:33

The Ekurhuleni mayoral committee says it has received a memorandum of demands from residents of the Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa, after a service delivery protest disrupted traffic.

12 arrested for 'cat and mouse' protest

2014-08-29 10:24

A main road in Sophiatown informal settlement in Tembisa has been reopened and 12 people have been arrested following a protest in the area, Ekurhuleni metro police say.

Use of bucket toilets increased in 3 provinces

2014-08-28 21:01
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The use of the bucket toilet system has increased in three provinces between 2012 and 2013, according to a Statistics SA report released.

EFF holds municipal manager hostage

2014-08-26 08:16
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EFF members have been criticised after storming the office of the Greater Kokstad municipal manager and saying they're “sick and tired of corrupt councillors and managers”.

Slovo Park residents protests over power

2014-08-22 20:13

Residents of Slovo Park informal settlement near Lenasia are protesting after illegal electricity connections were cut off.

Cape residents brave rain for protest

2014-08-20 15:21

Despite a heavy rainstorm, around 1 000 Grabouw residents have taken part in a service delivery protest and marched to the offices of the Theewaterskloof municipality.

Task team appointed to resolve Limpopo water problems

2014-08-15 16:10

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has appointed a task team to resolve water problems around Giyani in Limpopo.

Making a city great

2014-08-10 12:26

Melbourne's lean principles have ranked it high in liveability stakes, says Denise Bennett.

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.

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