City in massive amnesty drive

2018-09-20 15:45

Msunduzi Municipality is planning to embark on a massive amnesty campaign to clear its R2 billion debtors’ book, but government departments will not benefit. This was announced by the manager of financial control...

City gets advice to trim budget

2018-09-12 15:54

The City is spending millions of rands more than it makes each month, and has been forced to dip into its depleting reserve funds.

Msunduzi ‘trying its best’ to move from disclaimer audit opinion

2018-08-31 15:00

Msunduzi is pulling out all the stops to get out of its disclaimer audit opinion, with councillors saying even a qualified opinion would be a welcome relief.

Exco refuses to allow trips arranged without regard to cost-cutting

2018-08-17 16:21

Msunduzi's executive committee has declined to approve three international trips for councillors and officials as they are not in line with the municipality’s cost containment strategy.

City to splurge on celebs

2018-08-06 16:34

The City is planning to spend more than R2 million on international celebrities invited to grace the much-anticipated opening of the Msunduzi Athletics Track later this month.

City Council beats paid-up ratepayers into submission

2018-07-31 16:40

Paid-up ratepayers have given up trying to dispute Msunduzi Municipality’s sometimes incorrect and unwarranted electricity disconnections because they are getting cut off regardless.

‘City overcharging us’

2018-07-24 15:45

A frustrated Pietermaritzburg attorney has accused Msunduzi Municipality of “deliberately not sending statements” so that it can disconnect electricity on the basis of short payment.

City’s property value roll problem

2018-07-11 16:51

Msunduzi ratepayers could be prejudiced after the City cut ties with the company that has been maintaining its valuation roll system, without a new service provider in place.

Msunduzi axes top manager

2018-06-28 16:11

The surprise axing of Msunduzi’s head of infrastructure Sabatha Nomnganga sparked chaos in the council chamber on Wednesday.

BLACK-OUT PANIC

2018-06-15 17:05

Electricity users are facing a triple whammy, with Eskom announcing the return of load shedding, Msunduzi Municipality promising a new blitz on defaulters this weekend, and a new tariff increase on the cards as Nersa gave Eskom the nod to recover a R32,69?billion shortfall from consumers.

 

City admits billing bungle

2018-09-13 15:45

At last.

‘City owes us R4,2 mln’

2018-09-05 15:45

The controversial security contract between Msunduzi Municipality and Khuselani Security and Risk Management (KSA) came under the spotlight again in the high court on Tuesday.

City’s e-mail billing chaos

2018-08-24 16:20

The Msunduzi billing nightmare is far from over. After months of not e-mailing statements to its customers, Msunduzi has resumed the programme but in many instances accounts did not reach the rightful owners as they were sent to wrong addresses.

Brace for power cuts

2018-08-17 15:50

As the city braces for another rumoured round of electricity disconnections this weekend, Msunduzi has roped in “armed” guards to escort electricity contractors during a spate of disconnections last week — mainly to allow them to “break in to propert

City shop’s profits fall into trench dug and left by Msunduzi workers

2018-08-01 15:30

A large trench dug by Msunduzi outside Gotti’s Auto on West Street nearly a month ago remains there, with no end in sight to the inconvenience it has caused.

‘Surprise’ at security

2018-07-31 16:34

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was shocked by the revelation that Msunduzi Municipality was still dealing with Khuselani Security and Risk Management (KSA), despite serious allegations levelled against the security company.

Grave records thrown away

2018-07-12 16:24

Families desperately searching for the graves of loved ones buried at the Sinathing Cemetery will never find them as Msunduzi Municipality says maps of the graveyard were “mistakenly discarded as waste”.

City ‘loses’ its assets

2018-07-09 16:00

Msunduzi Municipality has lost track of 3 750 movable assets, including vehicles and air conditioners, valued at more than R4,3 million.

R60 fee on the cards

2018-06-18 17:42

Msunduzi's ratepayers could soon be forced to pay the City a once-off amount of R60 owed on the controversial recycling charge even though many are not getting the service.

Awol councillors roasted

2018-06-14 18:02

City councillors were roasted on Wednesday over their failure to attend to a crucial meeting and warned that their actions could result in the council being placed under administration.

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