Local government

Court challenge to SIU findings against Nelson Mandela Bay’s Covid spending fails

The Special Investigating Unit found irregularities in a R26.4-million toilet procurement during the national state of disaster


Law | 15 March 2023

R6-million spent on water project but no diesel to run the pump

Taps have never had water in Mnyamaneni village, Eastern Cape


Brief | 10 March 2023

R10-million wasted on unfinished Eastern Cape sports centre

Now Emalahleni Local Municipality is going to fork out another R14.5-million


News | 28 February 2023

Call for government to save Durban’s contaminated rivers

“Toxic” levels of E. coli will require national government intervention, say water activists


News | 27 February 2023

Eastern Cape municipality goes to court to block protest

Protesters are complaining about sewage, rubbish collection and water supply


News | 15 February 2023

Small Eastern Cape municipality spends more than R1-million on a meeting in a Durban hotel

Meeting is part of “building a better Matatiele” says spokesperson

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News | 15 February 2023

Emfuleni municipality is a mess and piles of rubbish are just one sign of this

With only half its garbage truck fleet working, the municipality is unable to cope with refuse collection. But this is just one of many problems residents complain about.


News | 13 February 2023

Corruption blamed for ten-year delay in service delivery in Tshwane settlement

Councillor says the area first has to be rezoned


News | 7 February 2023

Outsourced guards accuse Ekurhuleni municipality of failing to pay them

Protesting security employees say non-payments have become a problem since the coalition government took over, but mayor’s office says payments to security companies are up-to-date


Brief | 6 February 2023

Phoenix still unsettled by 2021 unrest

Collapsing basic services are crippling the town’s attempts to rebuild community


Feature | 1 February 2023

Major development planned for Cape Town’s derelict Strandfontein Pavilion

About 1,200 residential units, including subsidised housing, as well as retail and recreational facilities are proposed


News | 31 January 2023

Protests shut down Queenstown for a second day

Protesters want ANC run Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality dissolved


Brief | 27 January 2023

City of Tshwane not coping with refuse removal, say residents

Refuse collection in Ga-Rankuwa is infrequent and illegal dumps are multiplying


News | 23 January 2023

Poo protest in Gqeberha

Nearly 600 households, sharing ten toilets in Govan Mbeki Village, say the facilities have not been cleaned since before Christmas


News | 19 January 2023

Gqeberha beachgoers will have to wait for the municipality to fix these filthy buildings

New Brighton beach facilities have been left to ruin


Brief | 14 December 2022