What Lies Behind the 'Dysfunction' of South Africa's Local Govt?
In his budget speech in Parliament, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said that 87 municipalities - about a third of South Africa's total of 257 - "remain dysfunctional or distressed". Whatever the causes of the dire state some municipalities are in, it is evident that this situation has a huge negative impact on society, writes Dirk Brand for The Conversation.
The Conversation Africa, 3 September 2018
South Africa's Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr Zweli Mkhize, recently painted a bleak picture about the state of local government. It should worry… Read more »
Uncollected rubbish in Diepsloot (file photo).
South Africa: Durban Families Cut Off As Road Wastes Away
GroundUp, 3 September 2018
A dirt road upon which about 27 families depend has been left by the eThekwini Municipality to degrade to the point where it is now impassable. Read more »
South Africa: The Way Forward for Councillors and Inept Municipalities
Daily Maverick, 30 August 2018
Communities across South Africa are signalling that patience is running out. Governance in municipalities must improve. Read more »
COSATU, 28 August 2018
COSATU and SAMWU North West welcome staggering application of Section 139(b) of the Constitution in some Municipalities.We welcome the decision by the North West Provincial… Read more »
The mother of 15-year-old Joseph Spencer Tshukudu, who was shot and killed during a service delivery protest in Lichtenburg in the North West, mourned the loss of her child after a ... Read more »
Police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades as hundreds of residents in Gomora, an informal settlement in Pretoria West, clashed with officers during a protest for ... Read more »