'They don't know how to cope with this' - Prof Ivan Turok on local govt, backyard dwellings

2019-10-12 20:51

South African municipalities are too reactionary and are not at the forefront when it comes to township spatial planning, says Professor Ivan Turok.

Sewage spill causes a stink in Cape Town suburb

2019-10-11 06:19

A faulty sewage pump is causing a stink among residents of Table View in Cape Town who are concerned about the environment and potential for diseases.

Expired materials and flyaway tents: What researchers found when they looked at HIV testing in South Africa

2019-10-07 05:52

The government loves to boast that South Africa runs the world’s largest HIV treatment programme. But when treatment starts with a test, is the country really getting it right? A leaked report shows we have a long way to go.

Long queues, no toilets: Closure of old Sassa paypoints leaves pensioners in the lurch - study

2019-10-06 08:09

Every month an elderly woman pays R70 for a taxi to drive her around the mountain from Genadendal to Caledon before standing in a queue for upwards of two hours to collect her Sassa social grant.

Mpumalanga municipality misses deadline to pay Rand Water R111m

2019-10-03 09:07

The Victor Khanye Local Municipality in Mpumalanga, which provides services to Delmas, Sundra, Eloff and Rietkol, has missed its deadline for the payment of R111m in outstanding debt to Rand Water.

KwaZulu-Natal woman can't get an ID because she's 'dead'

2019-10-02 09:44

Noluvo Mathumbu has been living without an identity document for 12 years after Home Affairs declared her dead in 2007.

Gauteng govt vows to help those displaced by Kempton Park mass shack fire

2019-10-01 15:40

The Gauteng government has vowed to help the more than 900 people displaced by a fire that destroyed more than 200 shacks in in the Pomona informal settlement in Kempton Park.

Newcastle municipality power cut put on hold pending court hearing

2019-10-01 12:19

Eskom says the Newcastle municipality in KwaZulu-Natal will not have its electricity supply cut off - for now.

ANC touts yet again new service delivery plan to get municipalities working for the people

2019-09-27 21:25

The ANC has once again said its time to return "back to basics" when it comes to local government and a new "district development model", acknowledging that not enough support is given to municipalities.

Gautrain station water cuts: Mashaba 'scoring cheap political points' - Mamabolo

2019-09-26 09:32

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's comments on Sandton Gautrain station water cuts display 'extreme desperation', Gauteng Public Transport and Road Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo says.


Dozens of Eastern Cape school upgrades abandoned

2019-10-11 14:14

Contractors have abandoned more than 50 major school upgrade projects in the Eastern Cape after government departments failed to pay them on time.

Limpopo municipalities that invested in VBS under the spotlight

2019-10-09 15:31

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs will visit municipalities in Limpopo to ascertain the state of service delivery in those municipalities.

184 Gauteng health department employees 'doing business with their own department' - DA

2019-10-06 14:38

Approximately 184 Gauteng Department of Health staff members have private businesses that have dealt with government departments including their own, the Gauteng DA health spokesperson, Jack Bloom, has said.

Wheelchair user has to wait for two people to take her to the toilet in a mall 1km away

2019-10-05 07:13

When she wants to relieve herself, wheelchair user Nonkululeko Dziweni has to rely on two people to take her to Mdantsane City Mall, 1km away.

More than 100 RDP houses in Khayelitsha standing unfinished since 2012

2019-10-02 13:46

Khayelitsha residents are living without ceilings, toilet doors or gutters in their RDP homes.

City of Johannesburg, Sandton Gautrain operator reach agreement over water cuts

2019-10-01 19:32

An almost three-week water cut at the Sandton Gautrain station is expected to come to an end after the City of Johannesburg reached an out-of-court settlement with operator Bombela Concession Company.

North West housing project halted by angry residents

2019-10-01 14:11

Residents of Cyferskuil in the North West have brought a housing project in the village to a standstill.

Bus set alight as Dunoon protests continue

2019-09-28 11:50

Road closures are in place and a bus has been set alight as protests in Dunoon and Milnerton continue.

South Africa, US face-off over the world's first declaration on universal healthcare

2019-09-27 06:01

Meanwhile, at home, some say the National Health Insurance won’t be enough to improve the quality of healthcare in the country.

No water for Sandton Gautrain station until landlord pays R8m - City of Johannesburg

2019-09-23 15:31

The City of Johannesburg is not prepared to entertain the Sandton Gautrain station's landlord, Cedar Park Properties, even in a court of law, until it pays R8m the City claims it owes, Mayor Herman Mashaba says.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.