Since 2004, complaints have piled up against Hlophe. The list is filled with allegations you don't want a senior judge to face, writes Adriaan Basson.
High level clouds. Cool.
The ruling is a victory for activists who have been embroiled in a long-running battle against the dysfunctional and incompetent municipal council run by the African National Congress (ANC), writes Joleen Steyn Kotze.
The City of Cape Town has informed residents that prepaid electricity meters will be offline for a few hours in mid-January, due to maintenance.
Eskom announced in a statement on Wednesday afternoon that it would suspend power interruptions to 11 municipalities that owed the utility money for electricity, as it was "pleased" with progress made in retrieving outstanding debts from the defaulting councils.
'It's a starting point."
The power utility has denied that it will supply businesses in Harrismith directly with power as part of a new deal with local businesses.
"The conduct of the task team tells us to jump off the nearest cliff," fumed Scopa chair Mkhuleko Hlengwa.
Three municipalities, which owe Rand Water hundreds of millions of rand, will have reduced water pressure if they fail to pay by October 1, the water utility announced on Thursday.
The verification and validation of the use of water in SA is urgently needed, says the CEO of the South African Association of Water User Associations.
ANC and DA representatives received the memorandum from protesters, but the EFF spurned the demonstrators.
The latest annual municipal audit report details some alarming instances of maladministration in several towns and cities in South Africa.
National Treasury has released a new draft law that will standardise the fees municipalities charge for new property developments.
Eskom is starting to play hardball with non-paying residents of Soweto, reports Netwerk24.
Municipalities owe Eskom R36.5bn – with Soweto representing more than half of total municipal debt.
Fourteen municipalities that deposited R1.6bn in the ill-fated VBS Mutual Bank were unlikely to ever recover their money, the auditor general says.
Fifteen out of 22 municipalities are battling to survive on their own after being placed under administration.
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has stood firm on the user-pays principle, saying it's time to develop a "culture of paying" if the economy is to recover.
Deputy President David Mabuza has called on members of the National Council of Provinces to tell residents to pay for service delivery in order to improve rising debt levels in municipalities.
The Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape has announced two changes in its mayoral committee.
The Auditor General has been given more teeth, and should be allowed to use them, Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on the Auditor General have said.
Unauthorised, irregular and wasteful expenditure at municipalities has reached R122 billion. This is more than the total market capitalisation of Shoprite and Spar, combined.
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