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The KwaZulu-Natal government is urgently trying to avert electricity interruptions in the Newcastle Local Municipality after it racked up electricity debt of more than R200m.
While some municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal received unqualified audits, those that underperformed should have restrictions on bonuses, KZN MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Sipho Hlomuka has said.
The cost of natural disasters is rising. It's time to budget accordingly, says Sifiso Skenjana.
The majority of congregants killed when a wall collapsed at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Dlangubo were women and a 13-year-old child, MP Mildred Oliphant has confirmed.
The inability of most municipalities in Mpumalanga to collect revenue from consumers has forced them to write off R6.4bn of its R8.4bn debt.
There has been a spike in deaths of initiates, particularly in the Eastern Cape, since the summer traditional initiation season began a few weeks ago.
Minister Zweli Mkhize has said his department has appointed 81 new engineers and town planners.
Three initiates, two of whom were just 15, have died in the Eastern Cape, barely 10 days after authorities launched the winter initiation season.
The KZN office of the auditor-general has stopped auditing the books of the eThekwini Metro and has recalled all its staff from the council after allegedly receiving a series of death threats.
The Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma municipality in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, has been placed under administration.
Gauteng Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has warned that "heads must roll" if two municipalities found to have unlawfully invested millions in VBS Mutual Bank don't act against implicated officials.
The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in the Eastern Cape says its plans and strategies to curb fatalities at traditional schools are starting to pay off.
Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, has visited areas affected by floods in the Eastern Cape to assess the damage.
Western Cape MEC for local government Anton Bredell has urged Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize to intervene in the impending invalidity of the Local Government Municipal Systems Amendment Act.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has called on all government departments, NGOs and the private sector, to lend a hand in managing disaster risks better.
The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the outcome of forensic investigations into municipalities which invested in VBS Mutual Bank means government can now launch disciplinary proceedings and criminal complaints against those implicated.
Parents have been urged to verify the legitimacy of the places they send their sons for the circumcision rituals being conducted during the winter holidays, as the death toll increases to at least four boys.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the national state of disaster over drought has lapsed and will not be renewed but the Western Cape remains a provincial disaster.
Treasury’s Director- General Dondo Mogajane says that the weakness in most municipalities is linked to both political and administrative leadership.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize has declared the prevailing water crisis affecting multiple provinces a national state of disaster.
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