Give Mokonyane the credit she deserves

2017-02-26 06:29

City Press did well to expose and document procurement shortcomings of the project. Competent authorities such as the Auditor-General and Treasury are looking into those issues. But it is critical not to conflate and confuse procurement issues with the quality of workmanship, writes Matlakala Motloung.

Nyanga residents relieved after rubbish removed

2017-02-23 09:01

Residents of the Europe informal settlement in Nyanga have agreed to use the City of Cape Town's database to select community contract cleaners to remove rubbish that has been piling up since December.

Mashaba 'still pissed off' - businessman Reddy on City Power investigation

2017-02-20 13:59

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's investigation into alleged corruption involving the city's R1bn smart electricity meter tender is just petty politics, says businessman Vivian Reddy.

Home Affairs resurrects dead Durban man after 2-year battle

2017-02-20 08:11

It took two years for a Durban man to have the Department of Home Affairs resurrect him after he was inexplicably declared dead on their records.

More power cuts for Mpumalanga municipalities

2017-02-18 09:15

Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that are struggling to settle their debt to Eskom will be hit with more power interruptions.

Weeks of no electricity for Buffalo City town

2017-02-10 11:50

Residents of Mzamomhle, in Gonubie, have been without electricity for two weeks and may have to wait another two months before being reconnected.

Vuwani brought to standstill as residents promise 'final push'

2017-02-06 10:16

Schooling and other services in Vuwani have been brought to a standstill by residents in the township and neighbouring villages who are boycotting services from the new municipality.

Wolwerivier emergency settlement area chosen on merit – City of Cape Town

2017-02-03 17:32

The City of Cape Town has defended the establishment of Wolwerivier as an emergency housing settlement, saying that area was chosen on "merit".

The long queue for social grants

2017-02-03 08:08

Social grant recipients have spoken to GroundUp about the challenges they face waiting in long queues for their money.

ANC, DA welcome resignation of Gauteng Health MEC

2017-02-01 15:03

The ANC and DA have welcomed Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu’s resignation, following a report into the deaths of mentally ill patients.


PE residents live in leaky shacks while government fails to pay contractors

2017-02-24 15:03

About 300 housing beneficiaries in Chatty Extension, Port Elizabeth, are living in leaking shacks behind their unfinished houses, after builders went on strike because they weren’t paid.

De Lille denies claims Cape Town is an 'inconsiderate city'

2017-02-22 08:01

Cape Town residents have accused Mayor Patricia de Lille of taking a "development at all costs" approach with little regard for public sentiment and the city’s own policies.

How R1 050 keeps a grant-dependent family going

2017-02-20 11:49

The Plaatjies, along with 45.5% of South African households, are dependent on government social grants, which are available to families with a combined monthly income of R7 000 or less.

Road closures for Gauteng SOPA

2017-02-19 18:51

Several roads will be affected when Gauteng Premier David Makhura delivers his State of the Province Address in Randfontein on Monday.

Sanral needs public participation for N1/N2 toll project - ConCourt

2017-02-10 22:29

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application by Sanral for leave to appeal against the judgment by the Supreme Court of Appeal in the Winelands toll route matter.

Cape Town mother’s long wait for social grants

2017-02-09 08:38

A Cape Town mother’s long wait for social grants for her children has finally come to an end after the South African Social Security Agency paid out the grants earlier this week, GroundUp reports.

Life Esidimeni in crosshairs at ANC Gauteng lekgotla

2017-02-04 08:18

Premier David Makhura’s administration is expected to come under the spotlight as the ANC in Gauteng meet for its provincial lekgotla this weekend following the Life Esidimeni saga.

PE municipality clears hazardous rubbish dumps

2017-02-03 15:30

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has cleaned areas that news agency GroundUp previously identified as accumulating rubbish.

Everybody will be paid, I stick by it - Sassa CEO

2017-02-01 16:41

Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza says he stands by his statement that social grant beneficiaries will be paid on April 1, despite the fact that this hinges on an awaited court decision.

Ekurhuleni to bolster fight against illegal land occupations

2017-02-01 08:30

The City of Ekurhuleni is set to launch a land occupation unit to address a growing scourge of land invasions in the region.

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