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Ward councillors are key players
Ward councillors are key players
The importance of ward councillors is constantly overlooked. They are blamed for the poor delivery of services and praised for innovative initiatives. Their role in promoting social cohesion, however, is rarely mentioned. But the personality and leadership of the ward councillor is often...
Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?
Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?
City governments around the world are increasingly challenging nation states when it comes to development, human rights and governance. In the US,...
ANC divided on how to win back the support it has lost
ANC divided on how to win back the support it has lost
NEWS ANALYSISWhere to now for the ANC? This was the question on everyone’s lips after the party’s devastating defeat in three key metros...
More parties are contesting the local government elections than ever before at a record-breaking 200
More parties are contesting the local government elections than ever before at a record-breaking 200
The number of parties planning to contest the local government elections this year has shot up by two-thirds, compared to five years...
Fifteen key points on the ANC manifesto
Fifteen key points on the ANC manifesto
Want to know what the ANC is offering voters in municipalities where they get to govern after the August 3 elections? We digested the party's...
Map: Do you live in a municipality Eskom has threatened to cut off?
Map: Do you live in a municipality Eskom has threatened to cut off?
Updated: Eight municipalities face mid-winter power cuts if they don't make arrangements with Eskom to pay their overdue electricity bills....
Local municipality: Service delivery stops over ANC infighting
Local municipality: Service delivery stops over ANC infighting
Residents of the Mogalakwena local municipality are suffering because of ANC infighting in the town, DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on...
Tender traps: How state employees are cashing in
Tender traps: How state employees are cashing in
It may be bending the rules, but municipal employees have significant interests in businesses that win government tenders....
ANC bigwigs read riot act to local leaders
ANC bigwigs read riot act to local leaders
At a meeting attended by members of provincial leadership structures, premiers and their MECs, the ANC's senior officials told the leaders to clean...
Chinese economy threatened by local government debt
Chinese economy threatened by local government debt
Fears about China's rising debts have intensified after a long-awaited report showed local governments owe almost R31.6-trillion.
Minister implicated in new Zim land scandal
Minister implicated in new Zim land scandal
Local government minister Ignatius Chombo has been sucked into another land scandal after a company linked to him was allocated land on which a...
Only 5% of local governments have clean audits, says AG
Only 5% of local governments have clean audits, says AG
The number of clean audits remained at 5% the past three years, he said on Tuesday in Pretoria.

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