Local government

Setback for Makhado Municipality in access to information case …

… but they will probably just start afresh


Analysis | 11 June 2022

Hundreds of Amathole workers march to block municipal manager’s reappointment

SAMWU accuses Mthandeki Mnyimba of being incapable of running the municipality and victimising workers who speak out against him


Brief | 9 June 2022

Bad driving, gang violence and a hostage situation: why there’s no water in Smartie Town

Hundreds of Gqeberha families have been without water since Sunday


Brief | 9 June 2022

Delft protesters want better roads, better policing, and toilets at the taxi rank

“We want a bigger police station and more police to serve the community” says SANCO leader


News | 6 June 2022

Court orders dissolution of Makana municipality

Provincial government must place municipality under administration


Brief | 14 January 2020

City replies to budget criticism

Xanthea Limberg, Mayoral Committee Member for Corporate Services, replies to SJC's Axolile Notywala


Right to reply | 5 May 2016

Riot in Mfuleni over councillor’s “false promises”

Councillor’s house and community hall damaged


News | 1 April 2016

Outspoken residents fear for their lives in Isiqalo

Zukisa August ambushed on his way home from work


News | 1 February 2016

Tensions rise in Masiphumelele after shack demolitions

Victims of the Masiphumelele fire that left thousands homeless marched with the sun shining on their faces to the office of ward councillor Felicity Purchase today.


News | 18 December 2015

Klipheuwel movement responds to City councillor

Andile Tumana, Executive Director: Kingdom Change Agents Movement, responds to statements made by Councillor Benedicta van Minnen, Mayoral Committee Member for Human Settlements, about who represents the residents of Klipheuwel.

Andile Tumana

Opinion | 15 December 2015

Wolwerivier residents track down city councillor at the beach

Wolwerivier residents and Ndifuna Ukwazi activists tracked down the City Council's Benedicta van Minnen at Camps Bay beach today after she was not available to meet them at the Civic Centre.

Barbara Maregele

News | 14 December 2015

Snags as Masiphumelele rebuilds after fire

It has been almost two weeks since a fire burnt down over a 1,000 homes in Masiphumelele’s Section E and Section D. While efforts are underway to rebuild, many residents are encountering snags.

Thembela Ntongana

News | 11 December 2015

Dispute over who represents residents of informal settlement

The City of Cape Town is negotiating with a private owner to buy land in Klipheuwel and install services for families living in the informal settlement.

Bernard Chiguvare

News | 10 December 2015

Pietermaritzburg municipal workers demand permanent jobs

About a hundred municipality workers on temporary contracts for the Msunduzi municipality, which includes Pietermaritzburg, downed their tools and protested outside the KaMagwayi depo yesterday. They are demanding permanent positions.

Ntombi Mbomvu

News | 8 December 2015

City commits to upgrading Endlovini

Residents of Endlovini — who protested three weeks ago at what they described as the empty promises of ward councillor Anele Gabuza and the City of Cape Town — might have their demands met.

Siyavuya Khaya

Brief | 7 December 2015

Who is responsible for Blikkiesdorp?

Who is responsible for Blikkiesdorp? This question has been coming up in response to work in the community by the Open Democracy Advice Centre.

Alison Tilley

Opinion | 30 November 2015