Updated: Eight municipalities face mid-winter power cuts if they don't make arrangements with Eskom to pay their overdue electricity bills.
The narrow focus on Nkandla misses the point of the rot that lies at the heart of the ANC's patronage engine, writes Philip Machanick.
Despite hundreds of millions of rands being spent over a decade, the people of this Limpopo town do not have a regular supply of water.
Mohlakeng residents say the ANC's failure to deliver on its promises has made it easy for the Economic Freedom Fighters to mobilise the community.
The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate the public and officials about the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.
Publishers bemoan the impossibly tight deadlines imposed by the education department, which compromises academic quality.
Cosatu and the country are at a crossroads when legitimate dissent becomes a crime, thereby threatening the very essence of democracy.
The extraordinary turnover of directors general has systematically weakened government performance and costs a fortune in salaries.
The number of households that use bucket toilets rose by 10% between 2012 and 2013. Which municipalities haven't managed to eradicate this system?
The presidency's budget will look at ensuring competent public services, better communication with the public and increased planning and monitoring.
A frail-looking President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address, promising to improve the struggling economy and creating more jobs.
No more scandals, ANC provincial leaders were told this week.
The majority of voters in the platinum belt say the Marikana massacre has affected their support for the ANC. They are 'voting for change'.
We visited the Mayixhale family in the Eastern Cape in 2004 and 2009 to find out how life has progressed between elections. This is their 2014 story.
While the Eastern Cape is a key ANC stronghold, it is also the place to form a breakaway party. How will its people vote in this year's elections?
What solutions have decision-makers put forward to the twin challenges of water scarcity and persistent electricity crises, asks Shanaaz Nel.
Spending on catchment areas provides solutions to the problems of water supply and demand, write Kristal Maze and Leonie Joubert.
In many cases, the lack of basic services comes down to government's poor management of money.
The implementation of a ministerial report from a year ago could have saved lives in Mothotlung by averting the fatal protests over water delivery.