The new rules are an improvement, but proper implementation is vital, writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.
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Hundreds of people queue for social grants at the Denlyn shopping complex in Mamelodi, Pretoria, with no police presence and a lack of social distancing amid the lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.
Gauteng's MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has appointed a team of administrators to run the embattled City of Tshwane ahead of a by-election.
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Lebogang Maile has denied going after the DA in Tshwane for political reasons, saying the party’s lies will be exposed in court.
Parliament's Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is backing the Gauteng provincial government's bid to dissolve the Tshwane council.
The meeting was postponed without dealing with any business of the day after only 93 out of the 214 councillors attended the sitting. There was no quorum because at least 108 councillors are needed for the meeting to proceed.
Engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon has denied its tender contributed to the City of Tshwane being placed under administration.
The EFF, which had hoped to convince either the ANC or DA to back their mayoral candidate, previously said it wanted to get a chance at the helm to show that it was capable of governing.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura's decision to place the City of Tshwane under administration is an assault on democracy, DA interim leader John Steenhuisen says.
DA interim leader John Steenhuisen says negotiations with several parties, including the EFF, are under way to keep some form of power in the City of Tshwane.
Continuous student protests at Tshwane University of Technology have resulted in academic activities being suspended at two campuses.
The team of administrators appointed to run the City of Tshwane after the council was dissolved say the City has been "neglected long enough".
The DA-led council in Tshwane is officially dissolved much to the disapproval of the DA, which hopes the decision is overturned in court.
The MEC for Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Lebogang Maile, says placing the city under administration "has effectively given back power to the residents of Tshwane to elect a party of their choice".
The process of appointing an administrator for Tshwane is already under way as the Gauteng Provincial Executive Council waits for concurrence from Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the National Council of Provinces to place the capital city under administration.
There is no turning back on the decision to dissolve the Tshwane council and put it under administration, a statement from the Gauteng provincial executive council (GPEC).
The DA in Tshwane is weighing up the option of turning to the courts to interdict the municipality of being dissolved, and has blamed the ANC for deliberately collapsing council meetings as part of an effort to topple the City of Tshwane.
The ANC in Tshwane says it is ready to hit the ground running for possible by-elections after it was announced the City of Tshwane would be placed under administration.
Gauteng Premier David Makhura has announced that the City of Tshwane would be placed under administration.
The unfortunate part of the reality is that by the time the 2021 elections are held, the mayors of Tshwane and Johannesburg would certainly have been in the job for less than two years, writes Ralph Mathekga.
As the month of March starts next week, the City of Tshwane will officially have no leadership after a special council meeting to extend acting city manager Augustine Makgata's period of service never materialised.
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