Faced with fake news and collapse of editorial integrity at Independent Media, the last thing media needs are scandals, writes Adriaan Basson.
Msunduzi has kicked off the process of filling dozens of critical positions whose vacancy was compromising the City’s functionality as some had been vacant for years.
As the winds of change sweep through the troubled Msunduzi Municipality, several senior officials are facing disciplinary action for alleged acts of misconduct committed during the term of the recently axed political top brass.
We admit it.
An online petition against the implementation of the City’s “flawed” general valuation is gaining momentum as hundreds of ratepayers dispute the new values of their properties.
The ANC leadership, which has been on the receiving end of public outrage over Msunduzi Municipality’s failure to deliver decent services to residents, has been advised to axe the entire municipal top brass, including Mayor Themba Njilo.
Security has been tightened at the City Hall with weapons scanners at the entrance and guards stationed around the premises.
Who planted the explosive device that rocked the City Hall when it went off on Monday?
The City management is losing control over its unruly workforce who think they are entitled to claiming excessive overtime.
Chaos as engulfed council amid rumours that Msunduzi Mayor Themba Njilo has abandoned the sinking ship.
ANC councillors are on tenterhooks as they wait to hear the result of a rumoured Msunduzi council reshuffle.
The City’s new leadership is prepared to take tough decisions in their mission to revitalise Msunduzi and ensure that its citizens get good governance and quality service delivery they deserve.
Msunduzi has had to chase away land grabbers who have for months been trying to erect structures on a vacant plot of land on Chota Motala (Old Greytown) Road.
It doesn’t look like public pools will be opened when swimming season starts this weekend, with Msunduzi not even having started work at most pools.
The ANC KwaZulu-Natal leadership, which announced former Msunduzi councillor Mzimkhulu Thebolla as the new mayor of the municipality, has described him as a committed leader with a deep understanding of the council’s priorities.
More than three years and over R200 million later, Msunduzi’s controversial SAP computerised financial system which has wreaked havoc in consumer billing, continues to be a very costly headache for the City.
A Msunduzi council meeting nearly disintegrated into chaos when the DA asked Mayor Themba Njilo to step down from his position on Wednesday.
Msunduzi council has called for urgent action to deal with the City’s runaway debtors’ book, which has risen to more than R3 billion.
The time has come for disciplinary action against disobedient Msunduzi councillors.
Ward councillors’ assistants want Msunduzi to pay them for overtime worked since 2016 and to stop the “illegal” deductions on their salaries.
Residents or ratepayers’ associations can bring a “class action” to compel the municipality to perform its duties.
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