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Shaik tells politicians to consult‚ plan - and not build vanity projects

The Development Bank of Southern Africa has called on governments on the continent to properly plan their mega projects‚ make them people-inclusive and not centered around the legacy of politicians.

FF+ piles into Bok maul

The Freedom Front Plus has accused the government of breaching the international sporting code by "imposing" a quota system on national and provincial rugby teams.

Duarte confident of ANC win in PE

The African National Congress (ANC) expects nothing short of a win in next year’s municipal elections‚ a confident Jessie Duarte said in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

DA has sights on ‘big five’

The Democratic Alliance has its sights set on what it calls the “big five” in next year’s local government elections.

President Zuma to officially open Medupi Unit 6

President Jacob Zuma will on Sunday officially open Medupi Unit 6 in Lephalale‚ Limpopo Province.

Hot topics

Outpouring of condolences over North West fire tragedy

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga and the Democratic Alliance have joined a thong of people who have sent messages of condolences to the families of the victims of a fire that swept through a girl’s hostel building at the North West School for the Deaf in Leeuwdoringstad in the early hours of Monday morning.

MEC at wits' end over ongoing school impasse

Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has sent out a desperate plea to anyone able to assist in resolving the ongoing disruption at Roodepoort Primary School.

MEC determined to find lasting solution for Roodepoort learners

Gauteng MEC for education‚ Panyaza Lesufi‚ has cleared his diary for the next six days to deal with the ongoing disruptions at Roodepoort Primary School‚ and the provincial government had established a task team to “mediate and find a lasting solution to the challenges faced by the school”.

DA to ask court to nullify Nhleko’s Nkandla report

The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA)‚ Mmusi Maimane‚ said on Tuesday that his party would ask the High Court to nullify Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko’s report on the Nkandla upgrades.

NPA will not prosecute Jiba: Abrahams

Deputy director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba is officially off the hook following the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA's) decision not to continue with her prosecution on charges of fraud and perjury.

KZN MEC urges hostel witnesses to speak up

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for transport, community safety and liaison Willies Mchunu asked yesterday for witnesses to come forward after the killing of a man at the notorious Glebelands hostel in Umlazi at the weekend.

ANC says cash crunch dooms poll promises

The ANC's lofty election promises are in grave danger of not materialising.

Oudtshoorn Mr Fix-it has his work cut out

Oudtshoorn municipality's new administrator, Kamalasan Chetty, faces a tall order to turn around the troubled entity.

Zuma 'outraged' by attack on Farlam

The Presidency yesterday hit back at Dumisa Ntsebeza, one of the lawyers representing the families of miners killed in the Marikana massacre, for remarks made at the commemoration on Sunday of the third anniversary of the killings.

Local government

Eight municipalities failing dismally on 2014/15 budget spending

Eight of the 21 municipalities in Mpumalanga are failing to spend their 2015 capital budgets‚ compromising service delivery in the process. Some are failing to spend any capital budget at all.

DA's shadow MEC for health goes to Natalspruit Hospital, told to go to hell

The Democratic Alliance will be demanding answers about why two of its members were allegedly barred from entering the Natalspruit Hospital.

Johannesburg introduces new Ombud

The city of Johannesburg has appointed a City Ombudsman‚ Siduduzo Gumede.

Ekurhuleni to invest R200 million to build water reservoirs

The Ekurhuleni Municipal says it will invest R200 million into building water reservoirs to alleviate water shortage similar to those experienced last year.

In the event of a total blackout

The stand-out meeting of the past week was the Premier’s Co-ordinating Forum (PCF), a statutory quarterly get-together of the Province’s Mayors and the Western Cape cabinet, at which we discuss issues that require intergovernmental co-operation.