Plastic a possible solution for improving roads

2017-08-18 07:20

Vicky Knoetze, DA MEC for Roads and Public Works, has introduced her motion in the Eastern Cape legislature to investigate the possibility of using plastic to replace tar roads.

Land dispute over fire station location in Masiphumelele

2017-08-09 09:00

Following the devastating fire which left 4 000 Masiphumelele residents homeless in 2015, the City of Cape Town has promised to build a fire station in the area. It was expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Durban officials appeal costs order over botched tender

2017-08-01 12:02

Sixteen eThekwini Municipality officials who were ordered to personally pay the costs of litigation over a botched tender award, have been granted leave to appeal the ruling.

Cape Town to house evicted families in new Salt River development

2017-07-25 21:02

The City of Cape Town plans to build a 42 room, 85 bed, “transitional housing project” for R11.1m in Salt River to house displaced or evicted families.

Motorists advised to avoid Canning Rd as protest action heightens

2017-07-24 08:27

Motorists have been advised to avoid Canning Road near Lombardy East in Johannesburg as residents have embarked on protest action.

Official threatened me with old age home, says granny in leaking RDP house

2017-07-20 08:04

Elsie Dopholo, 75, of Unifound Location in Queenstown, says she has been threatened with being sent to an old age home if she does not shut up about her cracking and leaking RDP house.

Stun grenades, tear gas as Gomora residents demand services

2017-07-13 18:52

Scores of residents in Gomora, an informal settlement in Pretoria West, clashed with police on Thursday, in a protest for basic services during which six vehicles and an office were torched.

George mayor asks for 7 days to respond to protesters

2017-07-12 19:10

Protesters in Thembalethu have dispersed after George Mayor Melvin Naik has asked for a week to respond to their service delivery and housing grievances.

Social grant beneficiaries happy after cancelling 'green' cards

2017-07-10 07:10

Some social grant beneficiaries in Ceres who cancelled their “green cards” in June have for the first time in months received their full social grant amount.

eThekwini mayor condemns violent protests by shack dwellers

2017-07-07 21:29

eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has strongly condemned the destruction of public and private property during protests.


Eastern Cape villagers drink water with animals

2017-08-15 08:17

Residents of KwaDukathole village in the Eastern Cape have been sharing their drinking water with livestock since 2014, in spite of promises by the Chris Hani municipality to fix the village taps.

'It’s not nice to be a teacher at a school like this'

2017-08-05 16:21

Teachers at Sunshine Primary School in Sodwana Bay, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, say they are understaffed, have insufficient teaching materials and are forced to work in classrooms made of wood and zinc sheets.

Electricity tariff hike angers Cape Town residents

2017-08-01 08:42

Many frustrated Cape Town residents have lost their electricity subsidy from the City of Cape Town because their properties are valued at over R400 000.

Hundreds of residents from Vuwani march on Vhembe District

2017-07-24 13:42

At least 600 people have been bussed in from Vuwani to Thohoyandou as residents embark on a peaceful protest, according to police.

Community leaders' houses set alight in Hout Bay protest

2017-07-20 17:56

Protesters in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, burnt down the houses of two community leaders on Thursday afternoon during ongoing protest action in the area.

Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

2017-07-14 08:21

Residents in a temporary relocation area in Cape Town have been without electricity for months because of faulty electricity boxes installed by Eskom.

Protesting Pretoria West residents clash with cops

2017-07-13 12:07

Police have fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades at protesting Pretoria West residents, who have returned fire with slingshots and stones.

Eviction over high rentals is new form of apartheid - housing activists

2017-07-11 06:36

A group of Cape Town housing activists has warned that the unregulated high rentals and property prices that are driving poor people out of the city is a new form of apartheid.

Disabled mom fears no running water jeopardising future of her son, 11

2017-07-08 13:20

An 11-year-old boy in Dark City in Mpumalanga juggles an immense workload by walking a long distance to school, queueing for water and looking after his disabled mother.

Kannaland probe reveals alleged irregularities of R14.7m - MEC

2017-07-07 19:16

Early results of a probe into the Western Cape's Kannaland municipality's finances show alleged irregularities totalling R14.7m, says the department of local government.

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