It’s a sad, sad state of affairs. Not only are most of our municipalities collapsing, but almost all of them are under ‘financial distress’.
AfriForum filed a complaint in 2016 regarding sewage pollution and their woes have come to an end after a court ruled in their favour.
The Hawks say both former municipal employees were sentenced to an effective three years behind bars for their scheming
23% of South Africa’s drinking water doesn’t meet the legal safety standards. Two provinces lead with the least safe water.
The shocking findings in the Green Drop Report was met with concern by Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu.
Nersa is reportedly not allowing public participation in its proposed municipal tariff increases and the DA is far from impressed.
People are paying up!
The City of Tshwane has been disconnecting the electricity of big names that owe millions on their rates account.
Fourteen of South Africa’s top 20 local municipalities are found in the Western Cape, according to an index. The Eastern Cape followed in second with two.
The City of Johannesburg has opened the Jabulani Safe Hub to promote safer communities in Soweto, by protecting children from social ills.
Is your municipal account debt spiralling out of control? Joburg property owners have until 31 July to apply for the city’s debt rehabilitation programme.
uMgungundlovu District Municipality residents are batting with electricity bill shock and can’t even complain at the local municipal office.
The municipal official was bust for fraud after adding her name as a beneficiary to a colleague’s pension fund, stealing R907 000.
KwaZulu-Natal residents have complained about a high rate of incorrect electricity bills and unread meters in a recent survey.
The KZN Premier has issued a “stern directive” to staff that it’s time to shape up uMsunduzi Municipality or prepare for “dire consequences”.
Community members recently participated in the Curry’s Post Conservancy pothole fishing competition in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.
When a municipality is unable to manage its own affairs or to meet its financial obligations, the constitution requires that the provincial government intervenes.
The municipality, which sprawls along the north bank of the Vaal River near Vereeniging, is one of Gauteng’s most densely populated areas, with Sebokeng, Evaton, Sharpeville, and Boipatong townships lying within its boundaries.
A source within the City’s finance department reportedly said that the situation was expected to get worse.
A recent webinar heard that government’s District Development Model (DDM) was being implemented during a time with South Africa and the world confronting the ‘brutality’ of Covid-19.
Hundreds of protestors marched in Louis Trichardt on Monday to demand a regular supply of clean water, as well as sewage and road repairs.
The by-elections that took place on Wednesday were attended by only 34% of eligible voters, but the IEC say there is no cause for concern.
Villagers in Ngqusha have been begging the municipality for clean water for years. It took Gift of the Givers days to drill four boreholes.
A report issued on Tuesday advised that Sedibeng Municipality be placed under administration after finding corruption to have taken place.
Mayor Thandi Ngxonono was implicated in glaring irregularities at the municipality which were exposed in a forensic investigation report.
In a ‘landmark judgement’, Eskom has been granted the authority to interrupt or terminate electricity supply to defaulting customers.