‘In the City of Tshwane, things have moved from bad to worse as the municipality has been operating on autopilot for some time,’ says a party spokesperson.
Opposition parties have argued that Lebogang Maile’s announcement ignores the fact that there are much worse-performing municipalities in Gauteng that are not subjected to the same treatment.
It’s asking for more from tariffs to cover the under-recovery of its actual costs in 2018/19, while subjecting consumers to crippling load shedding.
Amid load shedding, business rescue for SAA and other SOEs with ballooning debt, the president has tried to hit an optimistic tone.
De Lille’s Public Works dept asked to explain its R3bn municipal bill
The Scopa chairperson says the mayor’s department will be summoned to appear before the committee about its Eskom debt.
Communities have been complaining of recurring blockages and overflowing sewage.

Geoff Makhubo announces new multi-party coalition mayoral team in Joburg

New City of Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo on Saturday announced his team to take the City ‘to the next level’, while acknowledging there were challenges.

Expropriation without compensation: Have your say on the draft bill

The committee intends to publish an advert on January 2 calling for public input until the end of January.

New Robben Island Museum acting chairperson appointed

The department of arts and culture says it has appointed Khensani Maluleke as the acting chairperson of the Robben Island Museum (RIM) following a disagreement with former chairperson Bernadette Muthien just months into her appointment.

Mbalula: Reopening of N2 Umhlatuze River bridge ‘by no means a small step’

While the upgrading of the road will ensure drivers’ safety, Mbalula warned this does not mean drivers could now be reckless.

Health dept under fire at hearings into state of GBV shelters

The department was accused of neglect and failing to provide relevant services to shelters for victims of GBV by the Commission for Gender Equality.

Sars could ‘attract criminal sanctions’ over Zuma tax records – Mkhwebane

Sars’s refusal to hand over the tax records is ‘a violation of the Constitution’ and ‘could be a criminal violation’, the public protector says.

Stagnant local economy concerns state pension fund

But increasing its exposure to investments in international markets won’t happen ‘overnight’.

Mbalula appoints new RAF board, which has a R292bn headache

The RAF has had no permanent board over the last year and operated under an interim board that was appointed in July last year.  

Mbalula a no-show at meeting with #UniteBehind

‘Commuting to and from work has become a matter of life and death, says commuter activist group.

Workers must not pay for sins of SAA’s management, say opposition parties

Parties believe the airline being placed under business rescue is ‘the beginning of the end’.

Mongameli Bobani removed as mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay

The fourth attempt has proved successful.

Protesting foreign nationals held at repatriation centre have legal status to be in SA – home affairs

The department continues to encourage foreign nationals, who are in the country legally, to return to their places of residence.

Probe into ex-KZN social development head must be completed – Zikalala

Last month, Nokuthula Khanyile told The Witness she believed there was an orchestrated campaign to intimidate her.

Tshwane council to hear urgent motion of no confidence in Mokgalapa

A special council sitting on Thursday has been confirmed by Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe.

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