Taxi driver told he owes municipality R68K for water

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Several Uitenhage residents say the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has failed to fix water leaks but has slapped them with huge water bills.

ANALYSIS | Will Ramaphosa have the stomach to tighten cadre deployment measures?

2020-01-21 18:43

At the heart of the ANC's rot, endemic systemic corruption and moral decay, many have argued, is the parachuting of poor yet politically connected comrades into powerful positions.

Health services threatened by protests in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality

2020-01-20 21:48

Health services have been severely affected in parts of the controversial Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.

Ramaphosa vows no more poorly-qualified people in key state posts - even if they're politically connected

2020-01-20 12:49

While struggling state-owned enterprises such as Eskom and SAA are diminishing the state's capacity, the practice of parachuting poorly qualified, but politically connected, people into key positions will come to an end, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

North West school transport operators fail to collect and drop pupils

2020-01-18 11:21

Some North West school transport operators have failed to collect and drop pupils since schools reopened three days ago.

Gauteng Cogta MEC Maile threatens to place Tshwane under administration

2020-01-15 16:08

Gauteng MEC for Cogta Lebogang Maile gives the City of Tshwane strict deadlines to fix the City or face being placed under administration.

Makana Municipality to be dissolved, placed under administration - court orders

2020-01-14 16:05

The High Court in Makhanda orders that the Makana Municipality be dissolved and placed under administration.

DA calls for Gauteng probe into reported oxygen tanks 'delay' that allegedly led to three deaths

2020-01-13 13:10

The DA has called for the Gauteng Department of Health to investigate whether a reported 'delay' in the delivery of oxygen tanks led to three deaths in the Riverlea area.

City of Cape Town to begin 'enforcement operations' against Greenmarket Square refugees

2020-01-09 15:39

The City of Cape Town will soon begin 'enforcement operations' against the group of refugees camping outside the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square, says Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith.

Ralph Mathekga: What potholes teach us about South Africa

2020-01-07 09:22

Our decisions regarding when to intervene in resolving problems in our society are driven by the needs of service providers, and not necessarily the need to roll out services efficiently and at less cost. We have allowed problems at Eskom and other areas to become crisis before we can intervene simply because crisis response benefits service providers, Ralph Mathekga.


Medical staff trapped in volatile QwaQwa as residents demand water

2020-01-21 19:31

The pharmacy and laboratory at Mofumahadi Manapo Mopeli Hospital in QwaQwa remain closed following a total shutdown that has left many parts of Maluti-a-Phofung Municipality under lockdown.

'They are lying': Education department slams reports that 300 schools dropped maths

2020-01-21 13:09

The Department of Basic Education has denied reports that more than 300 schools have 'dropped' mathematics as a subject.

Not the first time Tshwane councillor's office in Mamelodi has been torched - Maile

2020-01-20 17:41

The ANC councillor's office in Ward 15, Mamelodi, that was torched over the weekend, has been the target of destruction before, Gauteng Human Settlements, Urban Planning and Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile confirms.

10 babies died at Tembisa Hospital due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria outbreak last year

2020-01-20 10:36

The Gauteng Department of Health has confirmed that 10 babies died at Tembisa Hospital's neonatal unit between November and December last year, due to a Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae outbreak.

'Maybe the word fail may be too strong' for students - Nzimande

2020-01-17 05:34

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says he is engaging with the basic education department regarding the word 'fail' when describing the performance of students who don't do well.

Back to school a jovial day for Soweto pupils as revamped primary school opens its doors

2020-01-15 13:53

It's a joyous day for pupils and parents at mega state-of-the-art school Noordgesig Primary in Diepkloof, Soweto, as the new school year starts at the revamped premises.

Public Protector steps in to help families get running water five years after taps run dry

2020-01-14 05:44

After five years without running water, seven Limpopo homes have been reconnected to the municipal water supply network.

Pigs go hog wild feasting on human excrement in Uitenhage much to ire of residents

2020-01-11 07:32

Distraught RDP house owner Sipho Sotokwe said the stinking "river" running at the back of his house in Joe Modise and in his neighbour's backyard attracted herds of pigs that eat the excrement.

Durban mom praises neighbour who saved her children from burning shack

2020-01-07 14:36

A resident of C Section in Lindelani, Durban has been hailed a local hero after he saved three children trapped inside a burning shack.

Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa's special leave extended for one more week

2020-01-06 15:19

Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa will hear his fate when the DA's federal executive committee meets in two weeks, according to Gauteng leader John Moodey.

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