ARTICLES RELATING TO SERVICE DELIVERY

Maimane: Nkandla funds could have paid for services

2014-04-16 13:44

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane says.

Pupils back at school after North West protests

2014-04-14 12:06

North West pupils and teachers have returned to school in Bloemhof, Bodibe and Itsoseng after violent protests, the premier's office says.

Cop back in court for protester killing

2014-04-14 07:26

The case of a police officer accused of shooting dead a protester will resume in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court.

Probe into Leeuwfontein service delivery

2014-04-12 22:30

An independent investigation would be held into service delivery in Leeuwfontein informal settlement in Tshwane, the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs says.

Councillors: Police colluding with protesters

2014-04-11 07:28

Councillors in Lekwa Teemane local municipality have accused police of colluding with protesters in Boitumelong, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Protest action intensifies in Boitumelong

2014-04-10 11:00

The situation in Boitumelong is tense as protest action intensifies in the area, the office of the North West premier says.

Modise to meet with North West protesters

2014-04-09 22:34

North West Premier Thandi Modise has formed a provincial executive council task team that will meet with Boitumelong and Itsoseng protesters.

North West protests undemocratic - minister

2014-04-09 07:20

The violent protests taking place at Boitumelong are "self-defeating and undemocratic" because there are better ways to express grievances, Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Lechesa Tsenoli says.

Calls for probe into North West protests

2014-04-08 15:57

The North West provincial legislature’s local government and traditional affairs portfolio committee has called for an investigation into Boitumelong protests.

ANC calls for calm after Boitumelong protest

2014-04-08 07:19
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The ANC has called for calm in Boitumelong near Bloemhof after six houses, including that of the mayor and two municipal officials, were burnt during a violent protest.

North West probes baby formula scandal

2014-04-04 11:26

The North West health department is investigating why it bought R7m worth of baby milk formula but failed to distribute most of it, and then had to pay R2m to dispose of it, according to a report.

Court order to fix pipes invalid - SCA

2014-03-31 19:02

A court order forcing the Capricorn district municipality to repair and replace water pipes in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, has been set aside in the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Clinic torched by 'thugs' won't be rebuilt - MEC

2014-03-26 07:59
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A R3m clinic that was torched by "thugs and criminals" during a service delivery protest in Bronkhorstspruit will not be rebuilt, Gauteng health MEC Hope Papo has reportedly said.

Report: Does the DA deliver?

2014-03-25 17:46
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A report has been published which questions the pre-election claims being made on Twitter by the DA.

North West to spend millions on ambulances

2014-03-21 22:33

The North West provincial government is set to spend millions of rands on improving ambulance response times and new ambulances, Premier Thandi Modise's office says.

Work to restore Boksburg power ongoing

2014-03-13 14:07

Attempts are being made to restore power to Impala Park and surrounding areas in Boksburg.

Two men arrested for Eastern Cape protest

2014-03-11 13:43

Two men have been arrested for public violence and intimidation in Nomlacu near Bizana, following a service delivery protest, Eastern Cape police say.

Protesters welcome Zuma to Soshanguve

2014-03-07 11:24

A group of angry residents of Soshanguve Block G, Pretoria, has hoisted banners and posters high into the air to express dissatisfaction with their local councillor.

Wasted tax monies

2014-03-03 07:16

Mandi Smallhorne wants taxpayers to shift blame away from the 'they'.

Protesters blockade roads in Soweto

2014-02-28 08:59
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Protesters have blockaded roads in Pimville, Soweto, with concrete dustbins, burning tyres, and stones, Gauteng police said.

Stop damaging infrastructure, urges mayor

2014-02-27 07:43

Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has urged service delivery protesters to stop damaging infrastructure, saying this infrastructure is meant to help them.

R45bn pegged for water, sewage upgrade

2014-02-26 16:26

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says water affairs is set to focus its main effort over the next three years on providing bulk infrastructure for water and sewage.

Teargas fired at Durban protesters

2014-02-26 13:04

Police have used rubber bullets and teargas to disperse about 50 service delivery protesters in Durban.

Gauteng healthiest province in SA - Mokonyane

2014-02-25 10:27

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved as a result more access to health care, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

Gauteng healthier - Mokonyane

2014-02-24 21:25

The life expectancy of people living in Gauteng has improved as a result more access to health care, says Premier Nomvula Mokonyane.

 

Protesters block roads in Gauteng

2014-04-15 11:16

Residents of Olievenhoutbosch in Centurion and Kliptown, Soweto, have blocked roads during protest action, according to Gauteng police.

Road closed due to Weilers Farm protest

2014-04-14 09:41

Metro police say a part of the R554 south of Johannesburg has been closed due to a protest by residents of Weilers Farm.

Modise condemns torching of buildings

2014-04-13 14:30

North West premier Thandi Modise has condemned the burning of a tribal office and a municipal councillor's house in Khunotswane village outside Zeerust.

JMPD: Joburg highway reopened after protest

2014-04-11 07:45

The Golden Highway , south of Johannesburg, has reopened following a protest by residents of Vlakfontein informal settlement near Lenasia, Johannesburg metro police have said.

Modise worried by protest instigators

2014-04-10 13:20

North West Premier Thandi Modise has expressed concern at allegations that councillors instigated protests near Lichtenburg.

Teen shot dead in North West protest

2014-04-10 07:11

A teenage boy has been shot dead in a protest in Christiana near Bloemhof, the North West government says.

North West to probe Boitumelong complaints

2014-04-09 21:39

North West is to appoint an audit firm to investigate complaints of the residents of Boitumelong near Bloemhof.

Zuma: Violence and anger won't solve problems

2014-04-09 05:30
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President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violent service delivery protests the country has seen since he took office five years ago, saying it is a culture inherited from the apartheid past.

Police monitoring Boitumelong

2014-04-08 10:00

North West police say no violence has been reported in Boitumelong, after violent protests during which six houses, a community hall and a police nyala were torched.

Limpopo protestors held over looting

2014-04-06 12:00

Twenty people have been arrested amid the weekend service delivery protests in villages around Maake, Limpopo, police say.

48 service delivery protests so far this year

2014-04-03 12:53

There has been a major service delivery protest against local government roughly every second day so far this year, which could result in a new record, Municipal IQ says.

Zuma to launch phase 2 of Lesotho water project

2014-03-26 18:15

President Jacob Zuma will undertake a working visit to Lesotho to attend the launch of phase two of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.

Take parties to task, judge urges

2014-03-25 21:55

South Africans needed to take the campaign against corruption to the political parties they support, retired Constitutional Court judge Zakeria Yacoob says.

R3bn spent on De Hoop Dam - Zuma

2014-03-24 14:40
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President Jacob Zuma says government has spent over R3bn on construction of the De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, Limpopo.

Limpopo municipality under admin - ANC

2014-03-18 10:43

Mogalakwena local municipality has been placed under administration, the ANC in Limpopo says.

Poor pay more for water than big business - SAHRC

2014-03-11 15:04

Most of SA's water is used by sectors like agribusiness and mining at a relatively lower cost than that paid by poor households, according to a report.

North West residents gather for protest

2014-03-08 11:30

About 1 000 people have staged a service delivery protest on the N14 highway, North West police say.

Zastron residents march for water

2014-03-05 22:42

Residents of Matlakeng in Zastron, Free State, have marched to the Mohokare municipality's offices to demand water.

Ramaphosa's convoy nearly stoned

2014-03-02 14:42
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ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa narrowly missed having his convey stoned by angry residents, according to a report.

Protesters arrested in Cape Town

2014-02-27 21:03

Western Cape police have arrested 12 people for participating in an illegal service delivery march in central Cape Town.

Pretoria mayor meets Bronkhorstspruit residents

2014-02-26 22:02

Tshwane executive Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has returned to Bronkhorstspruit to discuss service delivery problems after a string of violent protests in the area.

Municipalities to take care of housing

2014-02-26 14:55

Government is shifting the responsibility of providing low-income housing to certain municipalities, according to the 2014/15 budget tabled in Parliament.

Poo protesters to appeal ANC expulsion

2014-02-25 16:03

The ringleaders of the so-called "poo protests" in Cape Town say they will appeal sanctions imposed on them by the ANC.

Boksburg protest over - police

2014-02-25 08:56

Ekurhuleni metro police say a protest by residents of Comet informal settlement near Boksburg has ended, but they are still monitoring the area.

ANC expels poo protester

2014-02-24 17:31
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ANC councillor Loyiso Nkohla has been expelled from the party following his involvement in faeces-dumping protests.

 
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