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Farm dwellers fight to access water and other basic services

Municipalities have failed to prioritise the rights of labour tenants and farmworkers

Another reason why Eskom is the bull in the fiscal china shop

Although mismanagement and corruption play a role in the financial state of affairs at municipalities, it is not the only reason they are failing

Asivikelane campaign gives a voice to those living in informal settlements

A response to the coronavirus pandemic is paving the way to ensure people get the attention they deserve and hold government to account

Covid-19 pandemic offers municipalities rare opportunity to restore trust

Local government and councillors have largely failed to deliver services and on their mandate because of a lack of will to do their jobs, corruption and a shortage of people with skills

High court overturns decision to place Tshwane metro council under administration

Court declares that the Gauteng premier’s decision to place the metro under administration was unlawful and sets it aside — after the Covid-19 lockdown ends

Municipalities need youthful leaders

Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi shows the value of competent young leaders who prioritise accountability and challenge the status quo

Ward councillors are key players

The politicisation of such an important element of democracy leaves residents frustrated and angry

Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?

Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?

ANC divided on how to win back the support it has lost

One faction argues that Jacob Zuma must quit and the other is intent on electing a successor who will cover for him.

More parties are contesting the local government elections than ever before at a record-breaking 200

A record 200 parties, 65% more than in 2011, will contest the August 3 elections.

Fifteen key points on the ANC manifesto

We break down the ANC's local government elections manifesto into a digestible read.

Local municipality: Service delivery stops over ANC infighting

Residents of ANC local municipality Mogalakwena pay the price for party tensions while the DA urges the community to change their vote next year.

ANC bigwigs read riot act to local leaders

No more scandals, ANC provincial leaders were told this week.

Chinese economy threatened by local government debt

Report shows that local governments owe almost R31.6-trillion.

Minister implicated in new Zim land scandal

Ignatius Chombo is said to be linked to a firm granted property that has already been leased.

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