ARTICLES RELATING TO SERVICE DELIVERY

Violent protest again flares up over Springtown housing

2016-12-05 12:26

Protestors in Springtown have erected burning barricades and hurled stones at cars on Umgeni Road. This is a developing story.

150 000 more grave sites planned for Cape Town

2016-12-01 18:49

In a drive to make more burial space available, 150 000 new grave sites have been planned for Cape Town.

Ageing workforce in water sector a worry - AG

2016-11-30 22:21

An ageing professional workforce and lack of succession planning for water engineers and scientists is hindering service delivery, Auditor General Kimi Makwetu says.

Blind man walks 3km to fetch water

2016-11-17 09:18

A blind man from Elandskop in Pietermaritzburg has to walk 3km to fetch water for himself and his mentally disabled sister.

Specific sites allocated in CT for fireworks for festive season

2016-10-23 20:07

The City of Cape Town has increased locations where fireworks could be lit for Guy Fawkes, Diwali and New Year's Eve celebrations this year.

SA deserves better than Zuma - Maimane

2016-10-22 14:37

President Jacob Zuma is "dangerous for our fragile democracy", Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane has said.

Leaking money: Water Dept's irregular expenditure rises by 300%

2016-10-18 16:19

The Department of Water and Sanitation's irregular expenditure has risen by 300% over the past financial year, the Auditor General says.

Plans to root out corruption, boost staff morale - Tshwane mayor

2016-09-21 11:07

Low staff morale and poor management are some of the problems Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has encountered in his first month in office.

Mining companies are running SA - mining communities

2016-09-15 06:06

People living in mining towns across the country say the government has failed to protect them and is instead allowing mining companies to run the country.

Western Cape govt to intervene over Kannaland municipality 'irregularities'

2016-09-13 12:08

The Western Cape government will intervene in the Kannaland municipality due to irregularities in the appointment of an acting municipal manager and a personal assistant, Local Government MEC Anton Bredell says.

 

'We want a better life, maybe a brick house'

2016-12-02 06:00

About 300 residents of New Rest temporary relocation area in Wellington have received electricity, after waiting almost a year for the service.

Brackenfell residents claim drinking water made them ill

2016-12-01 11:35

Several residents of St Michaels in Brackenfell have fallen ill after a water pipe burst near Brackenfell station.

Meet Weenen’s pothole-repairing saint

2016-11-29 12:20

Weenen’s patron saint of potholes, Isup Hussain Larsahib, has made it his mission to repair his town’s run-down roads after nearly being involved in an accident.

ANC considering making AG's findings binding

2016-11-16 21:13

The ANC is considering calling for the Auditor General’s recommendations and findings to be made binding, as part of efforts to stop under-performance in government departments.

Electric buses to be rolled out in Cape Town

2016-10-23 17:21

The City of Cape Town says electric-powered buses would be rolled out next year as part of its MyCiTi services.

Councillor unresponsive to Imbali residents' lack of water

2016-10-20 16:29

Residents in Imbali, who have been without running water since February, are protesting against a councillor who they say has ignored their plight while "she has water in her house".

SAPS VIP expenditure upped to R1.2bn

2016-10-02 17:05

An 18% expenditure increase for the SAPS VIP Protection Services could have gone a long way to addressing the “woeful state of affairs” at station level, DA Shadow Minister of Police Zakhele Mbhele said on Sunday.

Municipal officials stealing from the poor - Tshwane mayor

2016-09-21 08:43

Tshwane municipal employees have been benefiting from services meant for the city’s poor, mayor Solly Msimanga has said.

Mayor's ban on luxury cars is grandstanding - Tshwane ANCYL

2016-09-13 19:43

The Tshwane ANCYL has accused Mayor Solly Msimanga of political grandstanding by cancelling the city’s partnership with BMW to ensure officials drove cheaper cars.

Mystery grant deductions leave destitute mother with R20

2016-09-12 09:44

Thousands of grant beneficiaries go home each month with less money than they should because of unauthorised or illegal deductions for loans, airtime, electricity and other services.

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