South African Local Government Association

The top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt

​The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom billions, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to find out why they are not paying their debts

Are municipalities ready to flip the switch?

Three-day summit worked towards practical solutions to energy crisis

Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?

Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?

Samwu claims thousands of workers will take part in ‘national strike’

The South African Municipal Workers' Union says over 200 000 workers across SA are set to down tools if negotiations fail to produce desired results.

Construction cartel: Salga wants access to full records

Salga has asked for access to the full records of agreements between the Competition Commission and 15 construction companies.

Local government’s unclean financial reports in a spin cycle

The audit outcomes for municipalities for the 2010/11 financial year were accompanied by handwringing, blaming and credulity-stretching spin.

Battle lines drawn as municipal wage negotiations begin

Wage talks between the South African Municipal Workers' Union and the South African Local Government Association have begun in Boksburg.

Motlanthe laments pace of infrastructure development

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the pace of infrastructure development is lagging behind what the country needs to evolve.

Traditional Courts Bill out of step

Proposed new traditional laws have been slammed by civic groups as unconstitutional, saying they would impede rural women's rights in particular.

Gordhan condemns rate boycotts

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed ratepayer groups who refuse to pay their rates and place their money in trust accounts.

Busa challenges Salga on metro tax

Business Unity SA has asked to meet with the SA Local Government Association regarding a proposed tax on business to help raise additional funds.

Cape Town strikers wreak havoc while JHB stays calm

The DA-run Western Cape has seen the worst of Samwu's strike violence while Gauteng has remained largely unscathed. We look at the tale of two cities.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mgcawu District, and started early...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income