The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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Halfway through the current term, the greatest achievement in Tshwane and Joburg is the failure of the ANC to remove the DA mayors. Mashaba's biggest achievement is that he survived the attempts to remove him, writes Ralph Mathekga.
The state of municipalities in South Africa is the closest you get to state failure, a scenario where rules are broken systematically with impunity, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Unauthorised, irregular and wasteful expenditure at municipalities has reached R122 billion. This is more than the total market capitalisation of Shoprite and Spar, combined.
From flashy cars to expensive consultants to splashing out on expensive overnight accommodation, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has unpacked National Treasury's latest local government expenditure guidelines that aims to curb municipal spending.
South Africans need consistent and thoughtful local leadership both to enable convenient transport and to save lives, say Fiona Anciano and Laurence Piper.
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.
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.
Newly elected Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa is expected to reveal the fate of city manager Moeketsi Mosola.
The Budget review says infrastructure grants would be changed to increase flexibility and incentivise private financing.
The DA's Stevens Mokgalapa has been elected as the new executive mayor of the City of Tshwane.
Our economy cannot grow unless there is radical transformation of our socio-economic system to free the human potential of the more than 60% of citizens who are currently living on the dysfunctional margins, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
The SA Human Rights Commission says it unacceptable that billions were still irregularly spent when millions of people in the country continued living in impoverished and deplorable conditions.
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu, the man responsible for auditing government books, has raised concerns about irregular expenditure in local government, saying it remains high, even though it is lower than that in previous years.
On 1 July the long-planned Municipal Cost Containment Regulations will limit local governments' ability to buy business class plane tickets, throw parties for themselves, subscribe to newspapers, or pay big entertainment allowances.
Some 28 municipalities – a quarter of them in the North West – generate more than 89% of their own income.
Now former City of Tshwane spokesperson Samkelo Mgobozi claims the city manager is purging employees seen to be close to former mayor Solly Msimanga.
Newly elected Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has announced that the City has cancelled the scandal-ridden GladAfrica contract.
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.
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".
The challenges facing the City of Tshwane will not be resolved through a partnership between the ANC and the EFF, says the ruling party.
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