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VBS looting haunts the ANC in Limpopo

The ANC is facing a revolt over the looting of VBS bank, which took money from poor communities, with warnings of electoral consequences in 2021 local elections

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.

Fraud accused: Contract breach SIU’s fault

Mcebisi Mlonzi is blaming the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) for allegedly providing bad advice to the Amahlathi local municipality

​More arrests: E. Cape businessman, top former municipal official nabbed for fraud

Crackdown follows trend of top officials allegedly looting millions

Municipal cost-containment measures gazetted as state seeks to tighten its belt

The regulations form part of cost-cutting measures by the state as it seeks to improve its balance sheet

Allow local councils to do their fiscal duties

Top-down meddling by central government flouts the laws and spirit of multilevel democracy

Grassroots democracy begins with open ward committees

Citizens must be given the opportunity to influence the municipal decisions that affect them

Tshwane city manager heads to court to block GladAfrica report

GladAfrica, an engineering company, and the city have been at the centre of allegations of tender irregularities for the past two months

Msimanga wants city manager suspended

Dr Moeketsi Mosola was accused of flouting the City of Tshwane's supply chain management policy

Nene cracks down on unqualified local government officials

This is the latest step the ANC government has taken to the state of improve local government

VBS saga: Municipalities in for half-a-decade wait for a fraction of R1.5bn deposits

Disciplinary action is going to be lodged against those responsible – from the bank and the municipalities – for the funds ending up with VBS.

VBS bank could come out of curatorship stronger— Treasury

​National Treasury said placing VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship is a better option than liquidation

​VBS liable to go bust

The mutual bank faces the possibility of going bust after the Treasury instructed municipalities to stop investing with it last year.

Cape Town races to beat Day Zero

The city could run out of water in March and is rushing to get measures such as desalination in place

Fraud case against Block postponed again

The fraud and corruption case involving Northern Cape ANC chairperson John Block, which dates back to 2010, has been postponed until next year.

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