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IEskom says in the last few days it has been engaging the affected municipalities and the provincial government regarding the pending interruptions.
Eskom reschedules electricity interruptions to three E Cape municipali

Wednesday 13 September 2017 09:52

Eskom on Wednesday announced that it was rescheduling electricity interruptions to three Eastern Cape municipalities.


The municipality introduced tougher water restrictions after the Garden Route Dam dropped to below 45%.
George Municipality enforces new water restrictions

Tuesday 8 August 2017 06:21

The George Municipality in the Southern Cape has urged households to cut their water usage by half to ensure they don't exceed the 15-kilolitre per month limit.


Mpumalanga general workers down tools

Tuesday 1 August 2017 17:02

General workers at the City of Mbombela in Mpumalanga have downed tools, embarking on an unprotected protest action demanding salary increments.


The union is demanding protective clothing, especially for workers in the electrical and traffic departments.
Illegal protest by Samwu workers continues unabated in Limpopo

Monday 17 July 2017 17:57

The illegal strike by the municipal workers union, Samwu in the Thabazimbi Municipality in Limpopo continues unabated.


Vuwani shopping centre open for business

Monday 8 May 2017 08:08

Some people could be seen in Vuwani Monday morning going to work however, few learners could be seen going to school.


Limpopo Co-operative Governance MEC Makoma Makhurupetja all the services that the new LIM345 Municipality has been rendering to Vuwani have been suspended with immediate effect.
Shutdown of services in Vuwani called off

Monday 6 February 2017 15:20

The shutdown of services in Vuwani, Limpopo, has been called off.


The municipalities in Noth West are about to experience power outages should they fail to settle their debts.
Eskom issues final warning to indebted municipalities N West

Tuesday 10 January 2017 20:03

Eskom has issued a final warning to five indebted municipalities in North West to pay up by next Wednesday or get cut off.


The main function of municipalities is to provide services to residents and not to accumulate cash, assets or capital.
Municipal money: Too much cash

Wednesday 16 November 2016 19:22

An essential element of budgeting is ensuring that there is enough money at hand to meet payment obligations.


Bloemfontein residents up in arms over sewage stench

Thursday 8 September 2016 20:19

Residents of Heidedal, in Bloemfontein are up in arms over an unbearable sewage stench coming from a nearby local municipal water treatment plant.


The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has hailed its online registration system for candidates as a success despite some glitches.
IEC hails online party candidate registration

Thursday 2 June 2016 21:22

The online registration was a first for the continent as registration for parties and independent candidates contesting the municipal elections draws to an end.


About 24 schools were torched and vandalised, among other violence, during a week-long violent protest action over the area's demarcation.
Makhado councillor arrested

Sunday 15 May 2016 10:49

A Makhado councillor and three others were arrested for public violence and malicious damage to property in Vuwani and surrounding villages in Limpopo.


Meetings have been taking place in the area, between government, traditional leaders, community leaders and residents of Vuwani.
National Assembly to hold debate on Vuwani

Friday 13 May 2016 08:59

The National Assembly will hold a snap debate on the violence in Vuwani in Limpopo on Friday.  


The Grade 12 learners in Vuwani are meant to be writing tests as part performance monitoring for the second quarter of the year.
Vuwani matric learners appeal for quick resolution

Friday 13 May 2016 05:49

As the total shutdown of services reaches a full two weeks in the Vuwani area of Limpopo, some Grade 12 learners have appealed for a quick resolution to the challenges.


Magereng residents say they are having challenges with the boreholes that were supplied by the Magareng Municipality.
EFF organises a water truck for struggling N Cape community

Monday 18 April 2016 05:45

Magereng residents say they have been without water for more than three months.


The 50 officials in Vuwani are under a heavy police guard, amidst intense protest action in the area. The registration stations did not open on time after residents declared the area a no go area.
Voter registration goes ahead in Vuwani despite protests

Saturday 9 April 2016 10:15

The voter registration stations did not open on time in Vuwani after residents declared the area a no go area for the IEC this weekend.


KwaZulu-Natal was declared a disaster area last year due to the ongoing severe drought which has killed numerous cattle, destroyed crops and caused water restrictions.
eThekwini roles out water restrictors to curb drought effects

Friday 8 April 2016 11:14

The eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal has pledged to install 500 000 restrictor washers in all household water metres across the municipality.


Mpumalanga municipality has dirtiest water in the country

Wednesday 2 March 2016 18:53

A report by the Blue Drop System Report of the Department of Water and Sanitation says the Thaba Chweu Municipality in Mpumalanga has the worst water quality in the country.


The IEC in Limpopo says it will go ahead with voter registration in Vuwani and Malamulele, despite threats of violence.
IEC in bid to avert Vuwani voter registration disruptions

Tuesday 1 March 2016 05:33

The IEC has been meeting with community leaders of Vuwani in Limpopo to make sure that voting registration this weekend is not disrupted.


Parties to use Tlokwe by-elections as a yardstick

Wednesday 17 February 2016 08:00

Some political parties intend to use the February 24 by-elections in the Tlokwe municipality in Potchefstroom as a test of their strength prior to the 2016 Local Government Elections.


Renewed violence erupts outside Thohoyandou

Thursday 3 September 2015 07:55

Renewed violent protests have broken out outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo last night.


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