Here’s how a Mpumalanga municipality ended up with an electricity pole in the middle of a road

2019-10-08 09:26

The municipality is surprised that months after the first tweet, people are still surprised.

These SA cities have the healthiest finances - with Paarl and Middelburg topping the list

2019-08-16 17:03

The national treasury found that municipalities underspent more than one-fifth of their overall capital budgets.

WATCH: A recollection of Vuwani's conflict

Peace has temporarily befallen Vuwani in Limpopo following months of protest with the Municipal Demarcation Board. Watch for a recollection of Vuwani's conflict.

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New home owners not liable for historical debt, ConCourt rules

2017-08-29 11:18

The Constitutional Court has ruled that new home owners are not liable for historical debt taken over from previous owners.

Municipal workers' 23-year saga nears its end

2017-06-21 10:24

Delegates representing the Midrand municipal workers sacked nearly 23 years ago will meet with human resources personnel to review the official file of their claimed unfair dismissal.

ELECTION: Rustenberg to Estcourt; the 27 councils where no party got 50%

2016-08-08 11:39

Many previous ANC strongholds like Rustenburg and Sasolburg are on the list of cities and towns where post-election horse trading will hit fever pitch, says Alec Hogg.

Even if the EFF doesn't win, I'm always EFF - supporter

An EFF supporter says he stands by the party whatever the municipal elections outcome.

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Howick municipal services due to resume

2016-05-25 10:49

Howick residents have been left in the lurch by protesting uMngeni municipal staff who downed tools last week.

My R89 000 water bill – any suggestions on what to do now?

2016-03-03 11:14

Tips and advice for a Biznews community member who has been told he has to pay a whopping R89 000 water bill.

Suspension follows award

2015-07-28 09:49

THE Umzinyathi District Municipality council has suspended its acting municipal manager a few weeks after he won a municipal excellence award.


Parks Tau: New service delivery model will empower municipalities

2019-10-01 05:00

Districts will be empowered and even emboldened to initiate and enter into partnerships – to advance effective service delivery – with civil society, the private sector, and engineering association or accounting councils, writes Parks Tau.

Midrand strikers may be getting jobs back after 23 years

2017-12-12 07:04

Nearly 24 years down the line, a number of former Midrand municipal workers who were controversially sacked after a strike in 1994, may be getting their jobs back as both general workers and drivers.

Two victories for Midrand workers after 23 years

2017-09-20 07:30

The municipal workers who were sacked after a strike in 1994 against claimed graft, and some of whom who may have been cheated out of their pension, have finally won two victories.

Mbombela cuts free meals for managers

2017-08-20 06:13

Management at the City of Mbombela will have to be content with just water, tea and coffee at meetings, after the municipality’s new manager, Neil Diamond, put a stop to meals being served at the gatherings as part of drastic cost-cutting measures.

Illegally appointed municipal chief nets R80 000 salary

2016-12-04 06:50

An unqualified municipal manager in North West’s Ramotshere Moiloa municipality (Zeerust) has been raking in about R80 000 every month for more than half a year

South Africans not happy with service delivery - survey

2016-07-27 14:48

With eight days to go before the local government elections, South African citizens are all but satisfied with service delivery at municipal level, a survey shows.

WATCH: What you need to know about SA's metros

Following the ANC's announcement of its mayoral candidates, News24 reviews the eight metros in South Africa.

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Mailbox: That R89 000 water bill. Here’s how you can avoid Alec Hogg’s pain

2016-03-04 11:12

Alec Hogg, who was at a loss for words when he discovered his massive water bill, gets a detailed response from a professional.

State departments to be reined in over debt

2015-07-29 16:35

National and provincial departments are to face the same fate as the municipalities that were taken to task over billions they owed Eskom and the Water Boards.

Govt warns against election promises

2011-01-16 19:44

Ahead of the local elections, the Treasury has urged municipalities not to drum up votes by promising low tariffs and massive capital expenditure.

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