Legal action on City?

2019-05-20 16:59

Residents or ratepayers’ associations can bring a “class action” to compel the municipality to perform its duties.

Bid to have Pietermaritzburg’s ‘50 problem buildings’ condemned

2019-05-14 16:56

At least three City by-laws are flouted at any given moment on the stretch of Pietermaritz Street between Peter Kerchhoff and Pine streets.

Huge hole

2019-05-08 15:13

Pelham residents fear a person or car could accidentally end up in a large hole that was left by municipal workers on the corner of Andries Pretorius and Richie roads last month.

City’s fate in the balance

2019-04-05 14:51

After repeated calls for provincial government to intervene meaningfully in Msunduzi, it appears that action there is imminent.

Overgrown verges around city ‘becoming a road hazard’

2019-04-01 15:39

Uncut verges, overgrown sidewalks and unmaintained grounds around the city have some locals concerned over possible traffic risks and damage to infrastructure.

Boost for grime-busting

2019-03-26 10:49

Cash-strapped municipalities, like Msunduzi, will now be able to save millions of rands previously spent on hiring plant equipment such as graders, honeysuckers and water tankers.

Shock over R98k bill

2019-03-15 14:29

A Bellevue woman got the shock of her life when she opened her monthly utility bill to find that she owed the City over R90 000.

WATCH: Street sweepers chuck rubbish into yard

2019-03-13 15:26

The City has threatened disciplinary action against two Msunduzi street cleaners who were caught on video throwing rubbish into a private property on Tuesday morning.


2019-03-08 14:04

Mayot Themba Njilo has shut down the infamous Freedom Square Park to chase away drug dealers and the many schoolchildren who take drugs there during school hours.

City sends striker’s suspension notice to wrong address

2019-03-06 17:18

The City’s attempt to suspend one of its striking workers got lost because its notice was sent to the wrong address.


Team to deal with Pietermaritz St ‘slum’ buildings after complaints

2019-05-17 15:00

Overcrowded rooms, broken lifts and tenants suspected of being prostitutes and criminals are plaguing Pietermaritz Street residents.

Woman injured after falling into an open manhole to lay claim against City

2019-05-13 15:00

A 29-year-old Pietermaritzburg woman is weighing her legal options after she was injured and walking on crutches when she fell into an open manhole.

More funds to fix city

2019-04-30 15:25

The escalating number of complaints received by Msunduzi Municipality arising from damages to vehicles in potholes, and escalating crime due to broken streetlights, has forced the City to boost its infrastructure budget.

Shut them down!

2019-04-04 15:30

Msunduzi plans to approach the high court to condemn more than 50 “problem buildings” in the CBD.

Keeping the city safe

2019-03-27 16:15

With any obligation to Khuselani Security and Risk Management (KSA) out the way, Msunduzi is keeping mum about its plans regarding the security of its leaders and properties.

City reveals 2019-20 plans

2019-03-18 15:29

The City is grappling with high expenditure, a decline in revenue collection, cash flow challenges and poor commitment to meet strategic objectives.

Lawyers to shed light on legality of City’s power cuts

2019-03-14 14:36

More than a year after embarking on its controversial electricity disconnections drive, the City is finally getting its legal team to interpret its bylaws to determine the legality of its actions.

No time for valuation

2019-03-13 15:26

The City’s new general valuation roll was published for objection on March 4, but ratepayers who want to challenge the valuation of their properties only have until Tuesday, April 12 to do so.

‘City on the brink of collapse’

2019-03-07 15:56

An online petition to save Msunduzi from collapse garnered more than 1 000 signatures — and counting — after it went viral on Wednesday.

‘Pay, don’t ask questions’ ratepayers hear as Msunduzi billing fails

2019-03-04 17:12

Pay, but don’t ask questions. That was the message to ratepayers wanting to pay their bills at the AS Chetty municipal building over the weekend amid the ongoing illegal strike by the billing department.

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