ARTICLES RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Cape Town’s taxi violence - rooted in attempts to govern competition

2019-04-20 17:30

South Africans need consistent and thoughtful local leadership both to enable convenient transport and to save lives, say Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper.

Midvaal deputy municipal manager suspended over irregular appointments

2019-03-05 12:14

Deputy municipal manager in the DA-led local municipality of Midvaal, Thom Peeters, has been placed on special leave after a whistleblower reported allegations of irregular appointments.

Motion to remove Bobani as Nelson Mandela Bay mayor fails

2019-03-01 13:33

After more than 12 hours of hurled insults, threats, scuffles and near assaults, a motion of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Mongameli Bobani has been rejected by the city council.

New Tshwane mayor to reveal city manager's fate

2019-02-22 07:44

Newly elected Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is expected to reveal the fate of city manager Moeketsi Mosola.

Get creative, Mboweni tells councils looking for infrastructure funds

2019-02-20 14:48

The Budget review says infrastructure grants would be changed to increase flexibility and incentivise private financing.

Tshwane gets a new mayor

2019-02-12 11:59

The DA's Stevens Mokgalapa has been elected as the new executive mayor of the City of Tshwane.

Gauteng metros lost R5 billion in electricity last year – but Ekurhuleni is doing a lot better than Joburg and Tshwane

2019-02-04 10:54

Ekurhuleni has much lower "non-technical" electricity loss than Johannesburg or Tshwane, but makes up for that in water. Tshwane, meanwhile, loses a quarter of all the water it buys – not counting theft and other avoidable losses.

The City of Johannesburg has a debt problem – and its own councillors owe it more than R1 million

2019-02-02 07:27

The City of Johannesburg now has more than R16 billion owing from residents that it does not expect to recover. Meanwhile, its own councillors owed it more than R1 million on their own consumer accounts at the end of its financial year.

Solly Msimanga officially resigns as mayor as Tshwane ANC tables a motion for him to go with immediate effect

2019-01-31 10:45

News24 understands Msimanga submitted his official resignation to speaker of council Katleho Mathebe on Thursday morning.

Joburg ANC leader scored millions from city contract

2018-12-06 06:03

For more than a decade, financial services firm Regiments has managed billions on behalf of the City of Johannesburg. New evidence shows that Regiments paid a top ANC leader millions to smooth its way.

 

These are South Africa's most financially independent municipalities – including Nkandla

2019-04-02 14:27

Some 28 municipalities – a quarter of them in the North West – generate more than 89% of their own income.

Tshwane mayoral spokesperson fired over 'irregular' appointment

2019-03-04 14:16

Now former City of Tshwane spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi claims the city manager is purging employees seen to be close to former mayor Solly Msimanga.

New Tshwane mayor cancels controversial GladAfrica contract

2019-02-25 09:15

Newly elected Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced that the City has cancelled the scandal-ridden GladAfrica contract.

Retirement helping to ease public wage burden, says Mboweni

2019-02-20 14:50

Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni said during his budget speech that monthly payrolls in 2018 showed an average of about 16 000 fewer employees than in 2015.

City wants your comment on new strategy to drought-proof Cape Town

2019-02-15 08:36

After a drought almost left Capetonians queuing for water, the City of Cape Town wants your comment on a proposed R5.4bn strategy to avoid another possible "Day Zero".

Tshwane must be won through the ballot – ANC Gauteng secretary

2019-02-11 12:06

The challenges facing the City of Tshwane will not be resolved through a partnership between the ANC and the EFF, says the ruling party.

23 Ekurhuleni councillors paid their bills late last year – including mayor Mzwandile Masina

2019-02-02 10:40

It's own councillors owed it only around R61,000 for their rates and taxes at the end of its financial year, Ekurhuleni says. But nearly two dozen councillors were late in their payments, including the mayor – some by as much as five years.

City of Cape Town pumps R165m into safety and security

2019-01-31 12:16

The City of Cape Town's safety and security directorate will receive a cash injection of R165m towards its budget, Mayor Dan Plato has announced.

Solly Msimanga to step down as Tshwane mayor

2019-01-18 12:00

Tshwane will get a new mayor when Solly Msimanga announces he is stepping down.

Outside service provider to assist with probe into EFF tender kickback claims - Mashaba

2018-11-30 12:00

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says an outside service provider will be appointed to assist the City's Anti-Corruption Unit in investigating allegations of kickbacks to the EFF in a R1bn tender deal.

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