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VBS saga: Vhembe mayor resigns, 6 other Limpopo mayors told to go
VBS saga: Vhembe mayor resigns, 6 other Limpopo mayors told to go
Vhembe district mayor Florence Radzilani has resigned with immediate effect over the VBS saga.
Grassroots democracy begins with open ward committees
Grassroots democracy begins with open ward committees
Citizen participation is an essential element of our constitutional democracy. South Africa is one of the few countries in the world with a liberal...
After years of barking, the AG gets teeth
After years of barking, the AG gets teeth
Groundbreaking legislation, signed into law on Sunday, gives Kimi Makwetu, the auditor general (AG), new powers to act on corruption and the abuse...
Pattern of wasteful expenditure as audit regression increases
Pattern of wasteful expenditure as audit regression increases
According to Auditor General Kimi Makwetu, audit results for national and provincial government departments and their entities have regressed...
Municipalities' unpaid water bills increase to a whopping R13.1bn
Municipalities' unpaid water bills increase to a whopping R13.1bn
Municipalities that do not pay their water bills have run up a whopping R13.1-billion debt – an amount just R2-billion short of the entire annual...
North West ex-premier punted VBS
North West ex-premier punted VBS
A forensic investigation has suggested that former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo was behind the province’s municipalities illegally...
‘Fraud, poor governance’ cause municipal crisis
‘Fraud, poor governance’ cause municipal crisis
A growing financial crisis and governance failures at local and provincial government levels have been identified as a “serious fiscal risk” by...
Municipalities to feel the heat over VBS investments
Municipalities to feel the heat over VBS investments
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize says forensic investigations that are currently underway in municipalities that had invested in beleaguered VBS Mutual Bank will pave the way for government to proceed with a lawsuit in attempt to recover the...
Flushing money down the loo
Flushing money down the loo
It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart. New infrastructure is not being...
Municipal reports need to be public-friendly
Municipal reports need to be public-friendly
South Africa is in a critical phase of its democratic dispensation. It is still institutionalising and strengthening its democratic governance...
Rural areas need change of mind-set
Rural areas need change of mind-set
Municipalities are constantly in the news for the wrong reasons and are clearly nowhere near playing the developmental role envisaged in the...
Unembargoed: August 17 to 23
Unembargoed: August 17 to 23
The department says it’s not retrenching, but treasury has the money for severance packages

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