Service Delivery

Editorial: Corrupt, negligent municipalities kill

Local government has long been the site of gross mismanagement and corruption. Both of these deny people their hopes and dreams and can lead to them also losing their lives.

​Eskom will be fixed, service delivery improved, Ramaphosa promises at ANC 108

ANC president says only his party can improve lives, as Northern Cape residents lament their struggles in South Africa’s sparsest province

The enduring appeal of liberation movements

Liberation movements attracted more than half of the popular vote in their most recent parliamentary elections in many African countries

Judgment day for corrupt municipality

Court is set to rule on the Makana council’s failure to fulfil its constitutional duties to town’s citizens

‘I don’t want my children to live like this’

During the last national elections in 2014, Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg, was the site of protests, sparked by service delivery woes

Umdoni residents want change

Counting Every Person: The M&G Data Desk has analysed voting results across SA for the past 20 years

All our rights should be for all our people

Combating corruption, implementing court orders and holding the state accountable are critical for ensuring human rights for all

The AU needs to walk the talk on corruption

African citizens consistently place corruption amongst their top concerns, with many indicating that they have lost faith in many key institutions

The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans

The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning

Township sanitation remains the pits

The commodification of basic services is to blame for the current appalling situation

Soweto residents tell the Legislature their problems

The GPL holds quarterly hearings in different areas so that the public can air their grievances, or thank them for addressing issues

Rural areas need change of mind-set

Densification of the towns would improve service delivery and local business should be stimulated

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eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs