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​No money? No problem! SA's municipalities splurge on entertainment they can’t afford
​No money? No problem! SA's municipalities splurge on entertainment they can’t afford
Several local municipalities have racked up millions of rands in entertainment bills that far exceed their income.
​Bargain with the ANC to get the right budget, says ex-Jo’burg mayor Parks Tau
​Bargain with the ANC to get the right budget, says ex-Jo’burg mayor Parks Tau
The City of Johannesburg’s recently upgraded credit ratings from ratings agencies Moody’s and Fitch will hang in the balance when the coalition...
Will the Democratic Alliance's blueprint work in their newly-won metros?
Will the Democratic Alliance's blueprint work in their newly-won metros?
As the Democratic Alliance takes to the seats of power once occupied by ANC councillors in three metros, its newly elected mayors have reiterated...
Municipalities splurge R1bn to mend council books
Municipalities splurge R1bn to mend council books
In the past financial year South Africa’s municipalities collectively outdid themselves (even in relation to their previous shocking record) by...
Municipalities get budget boost
Municipalities get budget boost
The department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs, now overseen by David “Des” van Rooyen, who was fleetingly finance minister...
National departments owe municipalities R4.8bn
National departments owe municipalities R4.8bn
National government departments owe municipalities R4.8-billion in unpaid services according to the department of co-operative governance and...
Politics results in filthy water
Politics results in filthy water
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Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Water affairs silenced as sewage flows
Most of South Africa's 800 municipal water treatment plants are releasing raw sewage into the country's rivers. Water affairs department officials...
How electricity powers the revenue of municipalities
How electricity powers the revenue of municipalities
As much of half of the annual income of some municipalities comes from the sale of electricity. But others don't sell any power at all....
No clean audits for Free State municipalities
No clean audits for Free State municipalities
Not a single Free State municipality achieved a clean audit last year, partly because 39% of chief financial officers were deemed incompetent,...
Map: Do you live in a municipality Eskom has threatened to cut off?
Map: Do you live in a municipality Eskom has threatened to cut off?
Updated: Eight municipalities face mid-winter power cuts if they don't make arrangements with Eskom to pay their overdue electricity bills....
Where are the bucket toilets?
Where are the bucket toilets?
The number of households that use bucket toilets rose by 10% between 2012 and 2013. Which municipalities haven't managed to eradicate this system?...

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