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.

Polokwane municipal manager suspended

2015-05-17 13:27

The Polokwane municipality has announced that its municipal manager has been suspended pending an investigation into undisclosed allegations.

Man killed, 10 arrested in Tzaneen protests

2015-05-08 16:28

A man has been killed, a foreigner wounded and 10 people arrested during a protest near Tzaneen.

100s of Samwu workers march in Cape Town CBD

2015-05-06 11:55

Hundreds of workers affiliated to the South African Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) have gathered in the Cape Town CBD in a legal protest on the third day of strike action.

Protests will cripple SA, experts warn

2015-04-21 15:35

Xenophobic violence and a host of service delivery protests threaten to bring the South Africa to its knees, say experts.

Mariannhill erupts over poor service delivery

2015-04-21 10:39

"We have no water but they have water to spray us," a protester has said after police used teargas and water cannon to calm down unrest in Mariannhill, Durban.

Water restored in Ventersdorp - municipality

2015-04-20 13:30

Water has been restored across Ventersdorp municipality in the North West after a disruption last week, the municipality says.

Suspensions lifted on 3 Limpopo heads

2015-04-15 21:07

Limpopo government leaders have agreed to lift the suspensions of three heads of departments, claiming that they are trying to curb fruitless expenditure.

Three North West depts under administration

2015-04-15 14:06

Three North West departments have been placed under administration following years of financial instability and mismanagement.

Eastern Cape protesters barricade road with burning tyres

2015-04-07 20:23

Protesters have barricaded both entrances to Alicedale with stones, burning tyres and tree branches in a continued protest over poor service delivery and lack of development.


Raw sewage on its way to the Vaal Dam - DA

2015-05-18 14:48

A project which will pump raw sewage into the Vaal Dam is at an advanced stage, according to James Letuka, a DA member of the Free State provincial legislature.

Two North West municipalities stripped of executive functions

2015-05-17 12:46

The executive functions of the Ventersdorp and Tswaing local municipalities have been taken over by the provincial government due to maladministration.

Eastern Cape town still powerless after transformer blows

2015-05-07 14:54

Frustrated residents of the small Eastern Cape town of Sterkstroom have protested after being without power for four days since a transformer exploded.

Soweto protesters continue to block traffic

2015-05-04 09:05

A group of protesters are still blocking a busy section of Chris Hani Road in Soweto with tyres, rocks and tree stumps, Johannesburg metro police say.

Businesses pay double for basic services - CEO

2015-04-21 13:13

It is not sustainable to expect commercial and certain residential property owners to subsidise a dysfunctional municipal system, warns a company CEO.

Joburg water disruption cancelled amid complaints

2015-04-20 20:02

Johannesburg Water has informed residents that water disruptions scheduled to take place this week have been cancelled.

Sentencing continues for 'poo protesters'

2015-04-16 06:53

Nine "poo protesters" will return to the Bellville Regional Court for the continuation of their sentencing procedures.

'Sewer robot' to crawl under Cape Town

2015-04-15 15:42

Cape Town may not have the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles patrolling its sewers, but it will soon have a tiny robot equipped to spot signs of troubles in its pipes.

Shock report on illegal occupation of RDP houses

2015-04-10 16:31

The illegal occupation of Nelson Mandela Bay RDP houses is out of control, with a preliminary audit revealing that as many as 30% of all RDP houses in the Bay could be illegally occupied.

Gauteng premier: Collapse in government planning

2015-04-07 12:53

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says there's been a virtual collapse in government planning, and municipalities should go back to the old city planning model.

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