The party’s leaders should follow Kant’s maxim: ‘Act as if you would agree that your actions be made universal law’
Citizens suffer when the state is not held to account and directly electing MPs and members of the provincial legislature could solve this.
Populations, resources, power and consumption are centred in cities, and this affects rural areas
In this new era of coalition politics, there needs to be a healthy balance between legal and institutional frameworks
The South African Human Rights Commission is hosting a conference to tackle the myriad problems bedevilling dysfunctional local government
Local government must prioritise indigent households in terms of providing water, electricity, sewerage and solid waste services but need to improve how they identify these families
High court action targeting the municipal manager or other leaders will send a message that mismanagement is not acceptable
Maintaining infrastructure is key to economic development and improved service delivery by local government
To turn the tide against malfunction in the public service, a radical shift towards habits that initiate a culture of care and interrelatedness is needed
By growing the revenue base and collecting revenue owed by people who can pay for these services, municipalities will be in a position to fund non-revenue generating social services
With an average of 1 600 new daily cases, the province is not recording the same rapid increases in hospital admissions and deaths as previous waves
Women make up just 37% of our elected representatives, and gains in representation are slowly being eroded. This should concern us all
After a whirlwind two weeks, the Democratic Alliance’s ‘win’ of metros is no celebration as members fear the coming tide of instability
The Economic Freedom Fighters are said to have made an attempt to convince Herman Mashaba to consider an ANC alliance in Gauteng
More than 18 000 birds have died to date, the majority of them being the wild Cape cormorant seabirds on Dyer Island
Knowing where all the municipality’s assets are and the condition they are in and to plan for maintenance is key to successful service delivery
The island hosts the vulnerable African penguins, endangered bank cormorant and roseate tern
The municipality has accrued billions of rand in wasteful spending, and more than 6 000 putrid bucket toilets
When the ANC was faced with possible losses in 95 municipalities, it approached two smaller parties in hope that its endorsements would result in trade-offs.
The EFF has made bold promises to root out corruption in ailing municipalities and redistribute land to the poor ahead of this year’s local government elections.
The DA launched its 37-page manifesto on a virtual platform under the banner “The DA gets things done”.
The Msunduzi local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal is on permanent life support and shows no sign of being cured
Only two countries received a perfect score in latest report on national audit institutions
The president wants local government overhauled, so that it no longer a manager of contracts, which has resulted in a weak tender system that has led to corruption, patronage and the poor delivery of services
Municipalities are in dire straits, and the auditor general says many may no longer be viable at all
Ability must determine who gets hired, not jobs for pals or because of their political affiliation, says the head of the South African Local Government Association
Municipalities have failed to prioritise the rights of labour tenants and farmworkers
Although mismanagement and corruption play a role in the financial state of affairs at municipalities, it is not the only reason they are failing
A response to the coronavirus pandemic is paving the way to ensure people get the attention they deserve and hold government to account
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
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
Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi shows the value of competent young leaders who prioritise accountability and challenge the status quo