Ramaphosa: Arrest govt officials 'with their hands in our cookie jar'

2018-12-11 16:25

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for the arrest of local government officials who "put personal greed ahead of the interest of our people".

VBS blindsided us, admits local government body

2018-11-16 15:39

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.

Municipalities will suffer under 2018 IRP, Parliament hears

2018-10-26 21:33

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 blames weak political leadership, accountability for municipal debt woes

2018-05-16 13:53

Treasury’s Director- General Dondo Mogajane says that the weakness in most municipalities is linked to both political and administrative leadership.

Eskom can save R26bn on its tariff hike application - Salga

2017-10-30 12:03

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.

Internal party politics causes political killings – Salga

2017-08-29 20:47

The SA Local Government Association says internal party political squabbles are one of the main causes of political killings.

Eskom has no authority to act as collection agency - Salga

2016-05-14 08:30

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.

SA council workers declare wage dispute, strike looms

2015-06-08 17:54

South Africa's municipal workers union has declared a dispute with South African Local Government Association (Salga) after wage negotiations deadlocked, the union says.

Tough municipal pay talks in pipeline

2015-05-20 12:24

With public sector pay negotiations done and dusted, the situation regarding local government employees remains deadlocked.

Zuma complains about lazy South Africans

2015-03-25 08:52

If he were a dictator, he would change a few things, President Jacob Zuma says. And he would start with what he views as a creeping laziness in society.

 

Concerns raised around increase in municipalities adopting unfunded budgets

2018-11-17 16:32

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.

Salga hails allocation increases, urges more support

2018-11-01 21:11

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.

City of Joburg cuts ties with 'politicised' Salga

2018-08-31 10:21

The mayor of Johannesburg has accused the association of dereliction of duty towards the City.

Water cuts: Withholding resources may escalate 'upheaval' - Salga

2017-11-30 13:02

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.

Construction colluders should get jail time - deputy commissioner

2017-09-12 16:18

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.

As electricity prices soar, consumers abandon Eskom

2017-06-07 21:00

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.

Eskom 'bad planning' punishes consumers - Salga

2016-01-18 18:27

The RCA process has unintended consequences and defeats the purpose of having a 5-year multi-year electricity price determination, says Salga.

Salga hopeful that negotiations will continue

2015-05-31 16:47

Salga has said it hopes the SA Municipal Workers Union workers will return to the wage negotiation table after abandoning talks.

Municipalities at war with Treasury blame Eskom

2015-04-06 16:01

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.

Unions reject Salga offer

2015-03-04 19:00

Unions have rejected SA Local Government Association's three-year wage increase proposal during the first round of negotiations for municipal workers.

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