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What By-Elections In South Africa Say

PROFESSOR DIRK KOTZE Special significance is often attached to by-elections. They are regarded as barometers of change in the...

Your Days Are Numbered, Joburg’s Investigations Boss General Shadrack Sibiya Warns Corrupt City Officials

PEARL RANTSEKENG THE mere mention of the words – fraud and corruption – evokes different emotions from most South...

Joburg’s Crime-Busting Unit Investigates Over R24 Billion Worth Of Dodgy Deals

PEARL RANTSEKENG THIS week, November 15 – 21, is International Fraud Awareness Week! The aim of this event is...

Over 1 500 Joburg Staffers Fraudulently Receive COVID-19 Grants

THE City of Johannesburg (CoJ) has uncovered over 1 500 employees, who fraudulently benefitted from the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress grant,...
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Metro News

JB Marks Mayor Kgotso Khumalo Arrested For Fraud

The Hawks in North West have arrested the JB Marks Municipality's Mayor in Potchefstroom, Kgotso Khumalo. He was allegedly...

Lekwa Municipality’s Financial Discipline And Deficit Under Scrutiny

THE Auditor-General’s findings and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ (CoGTA) forensic investigation, has the Lekwa Municipality in a tight corner.

Tongaat Hulett and eThekwini Municipality Commemorate World Food Day

Tongaat Hulett and the eThekwini Municipality have formed a partnership to donate food hampers to child-headed households in and around the Tongaat...

Capacitate Dysfunctional Municipalities: NCOP

WHILE welcoming government interventions to place some dysfunctional municipalities under administration through Section 139, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has called...

Controversial Manager Of Sedibeng Municipality Stanley Khanyile Shot Dead

The controversial manager of the Sedibeng Municipality, south of Johannesburg, Stanley Khanyile has been shot dead in Alberton in what is believed...

DA KZN: eThekwini Municipality Held Hostage By Bus Service

THE DA in KwaZulu Natal says eThekwini's short-sightedness means the municipality is now being held hostage by bus service operator, Tansnat. 

Oversight Visit To Govan Mbeki Municipality Reveal Irregular And Wasteful Expenditure

HIGHVELD – The total disregard for prescribed legislation and supply chain management policies by the Govan Mbeki Municipality, has allowed corruption to...

Nelson Mandela Bay Councillor Andile Lungisa To Begin His Two-year Prison Sentence

NYAKALLO TEFU FORMER ANC Nelson Mandela Bay Councillor Andile Lungisa will on Thursday begin his two-year jail sentence.

ANC in North West Sacks Five Mayors For Fraud And Corruption

BAKANG MOKOTO THE ANC Interim Provincial Committee (IPC) in the North West has recalled five mayors from various municipalities...

JUST IN| Andile Lungisa’s Appeal Against Assault Sentence Dismissed by SCA

THE Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed ANC councillor Andile Lungisa's appeal against his sentence of an effective two years imprisonment.
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Q & A

KwaZulu Natal: Corruption Whistleblower Still On The Run From Assassins

SEVEN COUNCILLORS have been eliminated through the barrel of a gun in KwaZulu Natal this year alone with the latest killings...

SAMWU Threatens Protest If Municipal Workers Not Provided With PPEs

The South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) has warned that its members will stay away from work should the municipalities fail to...

Battle for Tshwane: MEC Lebogang Maile Has Sabotaged Service Delivery in the City

INSIDE METRO’s Chief Reporter LUCAS LEDWABA speaks to Tshwane’s DA mayoral candidate Randall Williams about his future plans for the city and...

SALGA: COVID-19 Hits Hard Ailing Municipalities Already in ‘ICU’

The outbreak of the novel Corona virus will impact on municipalities’ revenue collection. Senior Correspondent LUCAS LEDWABA asked...

Transparency The Only Way To Gain People’s Trust – Ekurhuleni CFO Lerutla

Brentwood Park resident Kagiso Lerutla was recently appointed as the new chief financial officer (CFO) of the Ekurhuleni metro. A qualified...

Comments and Analysis

EFF Wants ANC Mayor Bawinile Nhlabathi Axed For Alleged Vicious Assault

Sandile Motha The family of a man who was beaten to a pulp allegedly by a KwaZulu-Natal municipality mayor and...

Ramaphosa: Coronavirus Lockdown Has Gravely Exacerbated a Longstanding Problem of Food Security in SA

Cyril Ramaphosa Many countries around the world have imposed coronavirus lockdowns with a view to saving the lives of their...

South Africa Needs To End The Lockdown: Here’s a Blueprint For Its Replacement

By Shabir Madhi, Alex van den Heever, David Francis, Imraan Valodia, Martin Veller, Michael Sachs, University of the Witwatersrand

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina Pledges to Donate 33% Of His Salary To Solidarity Fund

Charles Molele Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina has pledged to donate 33% of his salary to the Solidarity Fund over...

Bernie Sanders Drops Out of 2020 Democratic Race for President

Sydney Ember Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday, concluding a quest for...