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Bathabile Dlamini one of the axed in major housing entity shake-up

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane appoints new boards because the structures were ‘wracked with infighting, rapid and frequent leadership changes, poor governance, corruption and loss of technical capacity’

The DA: Between a rock and a hard place

After a whirlwind two weeks, the Democratic Alliance’s ‘win’ of metros is no celebration as members fear the coming tide of instability

Behind the scenes: municipalities face a rocky five years

No clear winners after weeks of jostling for 160 hung municipalities

Jesus saves, but Kaunda scores on the rebound

Three days and three nights of skulduggery keep the Son of Man out of Durban’s mayoral parlour

ANC retains Durban City Hall in narrow win over DA

Flawed process may still end up in court

ANC loses hung metros as opposition ‘coalition’ strikes

Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipalities go to the Democratic Alliance, with eThekwini set to follow.

Umgeni: ‘Now we have a CEO who can’t come to work because people want to kill him’

Nearly 20 former and current staff and executives are understood to be facing action over procurement corruption at the water entity

D-day for councils as opposition coalitions talks falter

South Africa’s 66 hung municipalities have to constitute councils or face a rerun of elections

Politicians can’t smell the stink

Those haggling over the keys to Durban city hall can’t smell the shit in the harbour

EFF says it won’t vote with ANC in any municipality

Deals with the Inkatha Freedom Party deliver small towns, but metros remain beyond the ruling party’s reach

IFP-ANC agreement breaks deadlock in 21 hung KwaZulu-Natal councils

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is understood to have been part of talks that swung the agreement, which is a ‘governance plan’ rather than a coalition

MPs call for forensic probe into Ingonyama Trust Board finances

Land entity gets an unqualified audit but parliament remains unimpressed

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