Desalination plant battle: City of Cape Town hits back, asks court to dismiss R50m lawsuit

2019-08-21 11:15

The City of Cape Town has asked the Western Cape High Court to dismiss legal action launched against it by the company that built a desalination plant at the V&A Waterfront.

501% increase in KZN municipality's wasteful, irregular, fruitless expenditure

2019-08-20 19:11

Two municipalities, one in the Eastern Cape and the other in KwaZulu-Natal, will be placed under administration after a parliamentary committee called for interventions.

The arguments for and against the NHI

2019-08-19 07:08

Since the National Health Insurance Bill was introduced to Parliament, the debate about the plan which promises to fundamentally change healthcare in South Africa has heated up.

City of Johannesburg welcomes first batch of insourced cleaners

2019-08-18 12:55

The City of Johannesburg, in a women's month-inspired ceremony, has welcomed their first batch of 450 beneficiaries of the City's insourcing programme for cleaners.

SCA baby neglect ruling urges health minister to address serious negligence at hospitals

2019-08-16 06:00

The Supreme Court of Appeal has highlighted how often it was confronted with cases of serious and serial negligence at state hospitals in the Eastern Cape, saying that substandard care was pervasive.

Grade R learners told to avoid the school toilets and use the field

2019-08-15 08:12

The Eastern Cape Education Department says Mangelengele Primary School is too small to invest in.

'It's not about court cases' - KZN ANC on why Zandile Gumede, others were 'redeployed'

2019-08-13 16:44

ANC KwaZulu-Natal provincial secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli has denied the axing of the eThekwini and Msunduzi executive committees was prompted by court cases against prominent leaders, like Zandile Gumede.

Cape Town shack dwellers raise their own funds for flood relief

2019-08-10 08:00

Residents in Marikana informal settlement in Philippi, Cape Town, say their homes have been under water for weeks.

A backyard dweller's plea: 'All I am asking for is for a house so that I can die in dignity'

2019-08-08 20:15

Backyard dwellers in several communities, including Kensington, Parkwood, Delft, and as far afield as Mamre, blockaded roads over the lack of housing opportunities, GroundUp reports.

AS IT HAPPENED | #NHIBill: National Treasury estimated that NHI will cost around R256bn

2019-08-08 12:00

The National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill has officially been introduced to Parliament, with the backing of the private sector and stakeholders known as 'Friends of NHI'.


Water in Hammanskraal not fit for human consumption - SAHRC

2019-08-21 10:59

The water in Hammanskraal is not fit for human consumption, says the SA Human Rights Commission.

Mother, who was allegedly forced to give birth standing up, buries her child

2019-08-20 17:57

A newborn baby who died at Mamelodi Hospital because his mother, a Zimbabwean national, was allegedly forced to give birth standing up has been buried.

DA welcomes court judgment ordering Life Esidimeni NGOs to pay back the money

2019-08-18 13:29

The DA has welcomed a judgment made by the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ordering two non-governmental organisations involved in the Life Esidimeni tragedy to pay back R663 275 to the Gauteng Department of Health.

Tshwane's 'unlawful' reappointment of airport managers threatens to ground Wonderboom

2019-08-18 09:38

Still reeling from a damning R5bn irregular expenditure finding from the Auditor General, the City of Tshwane has reappointed a service provider to run the Wonderboom National Airport in spite of warnings by its legal and supply chain management departments.

Wakkerstroom residents seek interdict against municipality's R98m pipeline project

2019-08-16 05:18

Residents fear their own water supply may run out if their dam is used to supply water to a suburb that is 30km away.

Residents fume as 'day zero' reaches Butterworth

2019-08-14 11:43

Residents of Butterworth have been without tap water for over a week, and deliveries by tanker to surrounding villages have also stopped.

WATCH | Butterworth residents closed N2 with burning tyres as drought and strike leave taps dry

2019-08-13 13:09

Residents of Butterworth have closed the busy N2 from East London to Mthatha and are demanding that the Amathole District Municipality delivers water to their small town.

City of Cape Town lays charge against shutdown organiser over R1.5m damage

2019-08-09 18:26

The City of Cape Town says it has laid criminal charges against the organiser of Thursday’s Cape Town shutdown, mayoral committee for safety and security JP Smith has confirmed.

Backyard dwellers slam Western Cape government over empty housing promises

2019-08-08 14:39

Gatvol Capetonians and its affiliates have slammed the Western Cape government, saying it has neglected to offer proper housing to backyard dwellers.

'Gatvol Capetonians' planning to shut down city on Thursday morning

2019-08-07 17:33

The 'Gatvol Capetonian' group is planning a "shutdown" of many arterial roads and highways leading in and out of central Cape Town in protest against issues faced largely by backyard dwellers.

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