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Nearly 700 Patients Evacuated in Johannesburg Hospital Fire

NEARLY 700 patients were evacuated Saturday from Johannesburg's Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, where a fire blazed through parts of the facility in South...

Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela Suspended Over Dodgy B.Com Degree Qualifications

THE Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has been suspended from his government post after revelations he has misled the public about is bogus...

SAMWU Calls SALGA’s R233 Salary Increase An ‘Insult’ To Municipal Workers

HE SA Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) has described a salary increase of R233 by the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) as...
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Ramaphosa: APRM To Ramp Up Efforts To Tackle Conflict, Corruption and Maladministration In Africa

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA| IT GIVES me great pleasure to open this 30th African Peer Review Forum of Heads of State...

Looking Back: Reflecting On Mzwandile Masina’s Term as Mayor Of Ekurhuleni

EKURHULENI mayor Mzwandile Masina delivered his swan-song State of the City Address on Wednesday following a difficult five-year term aimed at addressing...

Masina’s Bold Plans To Rebuild A People-Centered, Post-COVID Economy in Ekurhuleni

REBECCA HAYNES| CITY Of Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina has made economic recovery as one of his key priorities to...

Sisulu’s Anti-Corruption Strategy At Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Department Begins To Bear Fruit

LUCAS LEDWABA CORRUPTION busters have always lamented a paucity of political will by those holding office for lack of...

Ex-mayor Zandile Gumede’s R400m Fraud, Corruption Case Transferred To Durban High Court

THE multi-million rand fraud and corruption case against former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede and 21 others has been transferred to the Durban High...

Ramaphosa: Resolving Eskom’s Power Crisis Isn’t Just Urgent; It’s Fundamental To SA’s Economic Recovery

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA FOR more than a week now, South Africans have had to endure the disruption and inconvenience of...

New Report Recommends ‘Dedicated Vision’ For Each Gauteng Municipality

COOPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC in Gauteng Lebogang Maile has welcomed the report by the Gauteng municipalities committee. The report was released on Tuesday...

Mabuza Pays Tribute To Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, Who Has Died At The Age Of 72

DEPUTY President David Mabuza has paid tribute to Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, who died at the age of 72 on Friday.  

What Households Pay For Rates, Lights, Water And Other Services In South Africa

THE South African Cities Network (SACN) has published its 2020 State of Cities Finance Report, showing the difficulty faced by the country’s...

IEC: By-elections To Take Place In April And May

A LAST round of by-elections will be held in April and May in a last electoral endeavor before SA goes to local...
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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...

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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...
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