municipalities

 
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
Maluti-a-Phofung awaits court decision on Eskom cuts
Maluti-a-Phofung awaits court decision on Eskom cuts
Highway Junction, a trucker’s resting area outside the central business district of Harrismith in Maluti-a-Phofung, is buzzing with its core...
We’ll pay Eskom, not municipality
We’ll pay Eskom, not municipality
While 96 municipalities across the country are scrambling to negotiate payment agreements with Eskom for overdue bills that amount to R27.8-billion, local businesses are fighting to pay Eskom directly, bypassing the municipalities, in a bid to keep the local economies going....
Nene cracks down on unqualified local government officials
Nene cracks down on unqualified local government officials
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has written to National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete with amendments to municipal regulations, allowing a new,...
Skilled personnel is key to saving dysfunctional municipalities ― Mkhize
Skilled personnel is key to saving dysfunctional municipalities ― Mkhize
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize believes that having personnel with the right set of skills will help...
Municipalities return millions to the fiscus, while drowning in Eskom debt
Municipalities return millions to the fiscus, while drowning in Eskom debt
Half of the top ten defaulting municipalities that owe Eskom billions have had to return millions to the Department of Cooperative Governance and...
A wrap of what's making headlines today
A wrap of what's making headlines today
African central bank leaders are currently discussing whether to hold the yuan as part of their foreign reserves, highlighting the Chinese...
Crackdown on obdurate local councils
Crackdown on obdurate local councils
Proposed changes to the Public Audit Act will give the auditor general more power and put a stop to municipalities’ ongoing failure to act,...

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