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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.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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