ARTICLES RELATING TO MUNICIPALITIES

Ekurhuleni municipality accused of forcing businessman to pay a bribe

2018-06-17 06:11

A service provider to the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has accused its senior officials of terminating his copier contract after he refused to pay bribes they allegedly demanded.

To eliminate the legacies of apartheid, we must fix municipalities - Nene

2018-06-14 22:00

Investment by municipalities in the building and maintenance of infrastructure can contribute to faster economic growth, says Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.

National government won’t necessarily solve municipal service delivery problems - commission

2018-06-04 18:34

Government should improve capacity of local government and municipalities before transferring functions to national level, says the Financial and Fiscal Commission.

Amendments to Public Audit Act turn AG from 'chihuahua to pitbull'

2018-05-29 12:17

Amendments to the Public Audit Act will among others give the Auditor-General greater power to recover monies lost through financial mismanagement and corruption.

REVEALED: Top 10 municipalities responsible for R13.4bn irregular spend

2018-05-23 19:58

Irregular spend for 2016/17 alone amounted to R13.35bn, according to a report from the auditor general.

17 district municipalities in 'financial distress' - Treasury

2018-05-22 13:40

Treasury’s state of local government and financial management report for 2016/17 revealed that 17 district municipalities were identified as being in financial distress.

Treasury blames weak political leadership, accountability for municipal debt woes

2018-05-16 13:53

Treasury’s Director- General Dondo Mogajane says that the weakness in most municipalities is linked to both political and administrative leadership.

Mkhize slams municipal debt to Eskom as unacceptable

2018-05-16 10:05

In December, municipalities owed Eskom and water boards over R23bn. Scopa met Eskom, CoGTA, SALGA and National Treasury to discuss the problem.

R13.5bn municipal debt burden 'really beyond Eskom'

2018-04-18 19:52

Municipalities owe Eskom R13.5bn, a situation which requires intervention by government, South Africans and Parliament, the portfolio committee on public enterprises has heard.

Moody's SA rating spills over to municipal outlooks - except for Cape Town

2018-03-29 06:00

Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the long-term global scale ratings of 10 South African regional and local governments with stable outlooks.

 

Review debt structure between municipalities and Eskom, says Mkhize

2018-06-15 13:26

It is necessary to review the debt structure and payment plans between Eskom and defaulting municipalities, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Zweli Mkhize has told Parliament.

Why we can't pay Eskom: Top ten defaulting councils share financial horror stories

2018-06-13 13:55

The top ten municipalities indebted to Eskom have told Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts why they continually struggle to settle their debts.

Drakenstein rated most financially healthy municipality in Western Cape

2018-05-29 17:41

Drakenstein Municipality has officially been rated the most financially healthy municipality in the Western Cape by National Treasury.

AG given more teeth to refer audits for law enforcement

2018-05-24 14:47

The Standing Committee on the Auditor General has approved amendments to the Public Audit Act, giving the Auditor General of South Africa more power to manage "real and immediate" consequences.

Irregular spend by SA municipalities up 75% to R28.4bn as audit outcomes regress

2018-05-23 11:05

Audit outcomes for municipalities have continued to regress, with irregular and fruitless and wasteful expenditure each ballooning more than 70% for the 2016/17 year.

Here are the top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt

2018-05-17 08:11

The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom R9.73bn, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to meet with them to find out why they are not paying their debts.

Municipal debt to Eskom worsens significantly, execs tell Parliament

2018-05-16 10:55

The outstanding debt municipalities owe Eskom has grown to R13.88bn, reflecting a worsening situation, Parliament has heard.

State looks at ways to ease municipalities' R138bn debt burden

2018-05-12 09:00

Municipalities are owed more than R138bn by government departments, businesses and households, Parliament has heard.

Water money diverted to VBS by North West municipality

2018-04-01 08:35

The Moretele municipality has been asked to explain why it took money from an infrastructure grant.

Culture of non-payment threatens stability of municipal finances - Treasury

2018-03-09 07:03

Treasury is reviewing municipal borrowing policy and has flagged the culture of non-payment for service delivery as contributing to growing debt.

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