municipal services

 
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
The fence is new: green, imposing and too high to climb over. But it does little to stop the milky-white sewage flowing — knee-deep —...
Play Big Brother with your council
Play Big Brother with your council
You have probably shouted to the heavens, “Where is my money going?”, as you drive past a gushing burst pipe while water restrictions are in...
Let a thousand state bureaucrats bloom
Let a thousand state bureaucrats bloom
Recently I had the pleasure of hosting a first-of-its-kind event on state formation and bureaucracy. Bureaucracy is not a fashionable subject and...
ANC gets slapped with R3.5m municipality bill
ANC gets slapped with R3.5m municipality bill
The bill, dated May 24 2013, was for services for the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters, and contained a threat of legal action.
Why Tshwane is 'technically bankrupt'
Why Tshwane is 'technically bankrupt'
Tshwane paid a service provider R13-million for a job that cost Johannesburg less than a R1-million - that is more than 10 times what the Johannesburg metro paid the same company, Mohlaba & Moshoana Inc, for the provision of an advisory service on fleet management....
Involved in corruption? Beware, says Mthethwa
Involved in corruption? Beware, says Mthethwa
Corrupt municipal officials will be caught because the law enforcement agencies are ready to deal with graft, acting local government minister...
Cape Town strikers wreak havoc while JHB stays calm
Cape Town strikers wreak havoc while JHB stays calm
It's been a tale of two cities during this year's municipal workers' strike.
Municipalities 'are feeding graft'
Municipalities 'are feeding graft'
Almost every municipality in South Africa is corrupt and the growing lack of transparency and accountability in local government is creating...
Non-payment hits revenue collection in Gauteng
Non-payment hits revenue collection in Gauteng
Municipalities in Gauteng, the country's richest province, continued to struggle to collect revenue due to non-payment for services such as water,...
Youth league leader a potty pooper
Youth league leader a potty pooper
Protests over toilets in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township turned violent this week when the ANC Youth League tore down the corrugated-iron...
Municipal strike continues as talks falter
Municipal strike continues as talks falter
Hopes of an end to the municipal workers' strike were dashed on Tuesday night, with no resolution yet on a pay parity deal, the South African...
Purgatory for the poor
Purgatory for the poor
'The other day, my [nine-year-old] daughter and her friend were coming back from school through the bushes and a man tried to rape them,' says...

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