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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
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...

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