3.7.2020 10:45 pm
Treasury last week cracked the whip, saying the municipality had failed to pass a medium-term budget, and had yet to elect a permanent mayor in more than six months.
The embattled Nelson Mandela Bay municipality has hit back at National Treasury after it threatened to withdraw grant funds from the municipality for allegedly not complying with regulations.
A feasibility study is underway to determine the financial implications of this motion.
The DPE slammed Numsa, Sacca and Saapa, saying their actions amounted to ‘align[ing] themselves with a competitor who stands to benefit substantially should SAA be liquidated’.
Upgrades will include the extension of the arrivals section and the refurbishment of ablution facilities as well as a new building for car hire services.
Of the 132 claims, 79 were being processed, 44 were under investigation and only nine claims finalised.
‘The man on the street becomes very reticent to oblige in paying rates and taxes and in many ways that is part of the problem,’ an economist said.
The financial health of 79% of the country’s municipalities is, at best, ‘concerning’ and, at worst, requires ‘urgent intervention’. Just under a third were in a ‘particularly vulnerable financial position’.
He urged South Africans to accept the tobacco ban until such a time as the government deems it okay to lift it.
The Presidential Imbizo is a public-participation platform where communities are able to interact directly with government on challenges in society and solutions to such challenges.
The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation said she found the comments rather ‘astounding’ and viewed them with great ‘dismay’.
The President will hold a virtual public imbizo this evening and will interact with communities across the nation on TV, social media and radio.
Ramaphosa sent intelligence Minister Dlodlo as his envoy amid controversy surrounding Motsepe-Radebe.
Ramaphosa announced places such as cinemas can reopen on advanced Level 3, but the public has been waiting on the exact directions and compliance that will need to be met.
Prasa challenges include stolen train tracks, looted cables and unprecedented vandalism, which may be some of the reasons Prasa will be operating under limited capacity.
Budget cuts across the SANDF mean the Air Force is unable to fly, placing pilots at risk of losing specific qualifications, while money is being taken from training budgets elsewhere, to pay for operations and deployments.