Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
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The Limpopo executive council has put the troubled Mogalakwena Local Municipality under administration to, among others, stabilise the volatile situation which led to the killing of two ANC leaders in July this year.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of local government officials who "put personal greed ahead of the interest of our people".
The South African Local Government Association was not aware of VBS's issues until it was too late, national executive committee member Bhekumuzi Stofile has told Parliament.
Parliament heard the last batch of submission in the public hearings on the IRP on Friday. The IRP is a plan to operationalise of electricity in South Africa in the short to medium term.
Treasury’s Director- General Dondo Mogajane says that the weakness in most municipalities is linked to both political and administrative leadership.
Eskom has shown in the past five years that it certainly can tighten its belt if the national energy regulator demands it, according to Nhlanhla Ngidi, who advises Salga on energy.
The SA Local Government Association says internal party political squabbles are one of the main causes of political killings.
The South African Local Government Association says power utility Eskom has no authority to act as collection agency for municipalities to recover money owed by clients.
South Africa's municipal workers union has declared a dispute with South African Local Government Association (Salga) after wage negotiations deadlocked, the union says.
With public sector pay negotiations done and dusted, the situation regarding local government employees remains deadlocked.
'It's a starting point."
Parliament's Select Committee on Appropriations (SeCOA) has expressed serious concerns over the increase in municipalities that adopted unfunded budgets for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Even though increases in allocations to municipalities were above inflation, they were not enough to pull them out of their various financial quandaries, says Salga.
The mayor of Johannesburg has accused the association of dereliction of duty towards the City.
The South African Local Government Association says some of the measures imposed on municipalities, such as recent threats to funding or water supply, may not necessarily help the debt crisis.
Parties involved in collusion in the construction industry won't stop their behaviour until they know they face jail sentences, says the Competition Commission deputy commissioner.
Eskom may be cutting off its own throat with its latest tariff rate application, as the rich opt to generate their own power and the poor find ways to circumvent payment.
The RCA process has unintended consequences and defeats the purpose of having a 5-year multi-year electricity price determination, says Salga.
Salga has said it hopes the SA Municipal Workers Union workers will return to the wage negotiation table after abandoning talks.
Municipal leaders have accused government of using municipality money that was meant to be used to deliver services to the poor to instead solve Eskom’s woes.
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