ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Trollip survives as opposition walk out over late agendas

2018-08-16 11:14

Motions of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip have failed to materialise, as members of the opposition collapsed the meeting, complaining that they had not received their council agendas in time.

SA's democracy faces a major threat, and nobody is talking about it

2018-07-30 08:56

The topic of the impending collapse of municipalities has moved to the bottom of priorities in the national discourse, writes Ralph Mathekga.

City of Cape Town cancels Foreshore Freeway Precinct project

2018-07-18 12:00

Cape Town's famous unfinished freeway will remain as it is after the City announced that it was cancelling its ambitious Foreshore Freeway Precinct project.

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality finally passes its budget after 4th attempt

2018-06-13 14:06

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has avoided being placed under administration, after the fourth sitting of a special council meeting to pass the next year's financial budget was finally successful.

Knysna DA councillors support opposition to oust their own mayor

2018-06-07 13:20

The move has shocked the DA's provincial leadership, which was caught unaware by its members' plan to support the opposition motion.

DA, De Lille head to court for round 2

2018-06-04 05:19

In her original papers Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille argues that her axing from the DA on May 8 was unconstitutional and incorrectly applied to her.

Local government is in crisis. How it can be fixed

2018-05-30 09:14

At the moment the Auditor General’s office doesn’t have the power to enforce its recommendations. But that’s about to change, writes Dirk Brand.

Mashaba 'running amok' in Joburg, says IFP

2018-05-27 10:00

The IFP in Gauteng says it has grown weary of the DA's big brother attitude, and particularly that of the party’s Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, who they say is "running amok".

KZN auditor-general halts eThekwini Metro audit following 'death threats', recalls all staff

2018-05-25 11:28

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.

KZN mayor, 2 others arrested for alleged assassination plot against municipal speaker

2018-05-24 11:42

A KwaZulu-Natal mayor and two others are due to appear in court for attempting to assassinate the municipal speaker, who was alleged to have been an obstacle in the awarding of a tender.

 

Makhosi Khoza: SA could become ungovernable

2018-08-14 15:06

Khoza, the executive director of local government strategy at the OUTA, says municipal mismanagement means rate-paying communities have started demanding to govern themselves, with damaging consequences.

DA caucus discusses withdrawing motion of no confidence in Patricia de Lille

2018-07-26 09:24

The Democratic Alliance's caucus is meeting to discuss whether the planned motion of no confidence in Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille will be withdrawn.

Further energy woes as only one top defaulting council gets energy grant

2018-06-21 22:30

Only one out of the top ten defaulting municipalities which owe Eskom millions are recieving assistance from the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management Grant.

ANC says Emfuleni mayor back on the job

2018-06-08 09:51

The ANC in Gauteng says it believes Jacob Khawe is committed to serving the community, after meeting with him following his resignation just six months into the job.

Emfuleni mayor resigns after municipality placed under administration

2018-06-04 14:11

Emfuleni mayor Jacob Khawe has resigned with immediate effect after being in the position for just six months.

ANC gains on DA in two Western Cape by-elections

2018-05-31 13:51

The ANC has made some significant gains on the DA in two Western Cape by-elections, with the DA losing 17% and 9.6% in two wards respectively.

Welkom is SA's most wasteful municipal spender: R818m over the last 3 years

2018-05-27 12:06

Matjhabeng Local Municipality in Welkom leads the pack of the country’s most wasteful municipal spenders.

The mayor of graft: Hawks investigating eThekwini mayor

2018-05-27 06:01

A damning forensic report has put eThekwini mayor at the centre of a R25m tender-rigging scheme to directly benefit companies to whom she owed a debt of gratitude.

Another DA mayor gets the boot by his caucus

2018-05-24 12:41

Bergriver Mayor Evert Manuel has resigned from his position in the municipality after he lost the confidence of his own caucus.

REVEALED: Factors fuelling the fight over the City of Cape Town's controversial R1bn prime land tender

2018-05-24 07:41

A group of Clifton and Camps Bay residents argue that a R1bn tender's lease payment method will mean the City of Cape Town gets one initial payment, but then nothing for decades.

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