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Mayor slams Gauteng govt probe into Joburg’s alleged corruption

JOHANNESBURG, August 15 – Joburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Wednesday slammed as “political point-scoring” the decision by Gauteng provincial government to institute an investigation into the allegations of procurement maladministration in the City of Johannesburg. This comes after MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) and Human Settlements‚ Dikgang “Uhuru” Moiloa, this week called for Premier David […]

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Outa says municipal repairs lack sustainable solutions

JOHANNESBURG, August 7 – The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) said on Tuesday it welcomed cooperative governance minister Zweli Mkhize’s relief measures for dysfunctional municipalities, but was concerned the plans did not go to the core of the problems. Mkhize on Monday deployed 81 engineers and town planners to distressed and dysfunctional municipalities to help them […]

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Cooperative governance minister tackles municipality debt, electricity distribution

JOHANNESBURG, July 6 – South African municipalities are buckling under the pressure of non-payment for services which has resulted in dwindling revenue, threatening delivery of service to communities, the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) said late on Thursday after its minister Zweli Mkhize met officials. Mkhize undertook to request the assistance of the President’s Coordinating […]

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Tempers flare at Msunduzi council meeting over cost of bodyguards

PIETERMARITZBURG, April 10 – A Tuesday special council sitting of the Msunduzi Municipality descended into a heated verbal exchange when opposition parties demanded a report on the costs of the bodyguards attached to senior politicians in the city. Currently, bodyguards are attached to Speaker Jabu Ngubo, Mayor Themba Njilo, his deputy Thobani Zuma and City Manager Sizwe […]

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Gauteng launches probe into housing backlog

JOHANNESBURG, January 31 – The Gauteng Provincial Legislature’s (GPL) Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance (COGTA) and Human Settlements will on Thursday launch an inquiry into the housing backlog in the province. In a statement on Wednesday, the GPL said the 1st inquiry hearing will be on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, in Soshanguve, Tshwane. “The inquiry will address challenges in […]

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Gauteng ANC accepts Emfuleni mayor’s resignation

JOHANNESBURG,  November 20 – The African National Congress (ANC) Gauteng provincial executive committee on Monday, accepted the decision by Emfuleni Local Municipality mayor Simon Mofokeng to resign as a councillor and mayor, the party said. “After internal organisational processes by the Provincial Office Bearers (POBs) further decisions will be announced,” ANC Gauteng provincial secretary Hope […]

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Tributes pour in for slain former ANCYL leader Sindiso Magaqa

JOHANNESBURG, September 5 – The KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) MEC, Nomusa Dube-Ncube, on Tuesday added her voice to the growing list of tributes for uMzimkhulu Municipality Councillor, Sindiso Magaqa. The former African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) secretary general, who was hospitalised in July after he and two other colleagues were shot at several times […]