Local government

Thunderstorm wreaks havoc in Limpopo village

More than 200 households affected


Brief | 29 September 2023

Nkosinathi Ntuli’s shack has been demolished four times since November

He keeps on rebuilding and the eThekwini municipality keeps returning


News | 28 September 2023

Court grants interdict against Swellendam protests

This follows chaos and violence during protests in the town in recent weeks


Brief | 22 September 2023

Families have been waiting six years to be moved from Durban transit camp

eThekwini municipality has no explanation for delay and no timeline to offer


News | 21 September 2023

Makhanda households fed up with living in a sewage nightmare

Residents of Hooggenoeg and Scotts Farm say the sewer system has been dysfunctional for over a decade


News | 18 September 2023

Durban vendors say they pay their fees but the municipality ignores them

Lights at the Berea bus rank where they trade have been broken for five years


Brief | 13 September 2023

Four years and R7-million later, villages still sit without power

Mzimvubu Municipality has been incapable of finishing an electrification project it started in 2018


Brief | 12 September 2023

Mayor’s response to electricity rates protest fails to satisfy Swellendam residents

Swellendam mayor met residents on Tuesday, but issues remain unresolved


News | 8 September 2023

Tensions between residents of houses and shacks spill over into violence in Cape Town

Siyakhana shack dwellers accuse Mandela Park residents of attacking them


News | 5 September 2023

Eastern Cape municipality hires manager facing corruption charges

Ntabankulu Local Municipality says it has done nothing wrong, but residents are protesting over the appointment


News | 1 September 2023

Spat over top appointment in Makhado municipality

Unions accuse council of trying to appoint person who came second in interview process to CFO position


Brief | 29 August 2023

Homeowners storm out of tense meeting with eThekwini municipality over rates hike

Households boycotting their bill payments will be dealt with individually, says mayor


News | 18 August 2023

Residents of Afrikaner enclave want to be integrated into City of Tshwane

Discontented Kleinfontein residents question company rule under share block scheme


News | 17 August 2023

Swellendam protesters torch municipal offices

Shops looted as residents take to the streets complaining of racism and neglect


News | 17 August 2023

Pensioners travel from East London to Pretoria after Buffalo City Metro “ignores” their complaints

“We are tired of the ANC abusing us” says Mdantsane resident


News | 16 August 2023

Dysfunctional Makana municipality slammed by COGTA minister

Municipality spent just 58% of its budget says Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs minister


News | 11 August 2023