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Buffalo City Council Speaker, Alfred Mtsi, Dies Of COVID-19 Complications

Speaker of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipal Council in the Eastern Cape, Alfred Mtsi, has succumbed to COVID-19-related complications.

City of Joburg Tables R68bn Budget After A Week Of Drama

THEBE MABANGA   AMID technological chaos, banter and a comedy of errors, the City of Johannesburg (COJ) succeeded in...

ANC-led Umdoni Local Municipality Goes On A ‘Witch-hunt’ After Poor Audit Outcomes

SANDILE MOTHA AS a knee jerk reaction to the damning Auditor- General's report on the poor financial state of...
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Metro News

eThekwini Metro Bleeds Billions In Irregular Expenditure – Auditor-General

SANDILE MOTHA ETHEKWINI Metropolitan Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal continues to bleed money, recording an irregular expenditure of R2.34 billion for...

From Bad To Worse: SA’s Municipal Hall Of Shame Worsens As AG Kimi Makwetu Exit Looms

LUCAS LEDWABA THE Free State's municipalities continued what seems to be an unstoppable free fall into the abyss of...

KZN Municipalities Forced To Close After Staff, Councillors Tested Positive For COVID-19

SANDILE MOTHA RURAL municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal are now carrying the brunt of the novel Corona virus with an increasing...

ANALYSIS: ‘Tony Yengeni Moment’ Haunts Ailing Local Government

LUCAS LEDWABA IT might be a long forgotten incident now – but the image of jubilant ANC comrades and...

City Of Joburg Loses R2bn A Year Over Illegal Connections

LUCAS LEDWABA RESIDENTS of a Johannesburg south suburb recently had to spend a week without electricity in the freezing...

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu Forecasts Bleak Future For Vhembe District Municipality

ROLIVHUWA SADIKI THE cash strapped Vhembe district municipality which lost over R300 million that was illegally invested in the...

Same Old Song As Municipalities Fail Accountability Test – Parliament

ROLIVHUWA SADIKI TROUBLED municipalities already spent a whopping R1.26-billion on independent consultants but still failed to achieve clean audits.

Ekurhuleni Gives R1bn Tax Incentives To The Indigent Despite COVID-19 Induced Revenue Losses

THALIA HOLMES AS THE City of Ekurhuleni Finance and Economic Development Mayoral Committee Member (MMC) Nkosindiphile Xhakaza delivered his...

ANC Councillor Gunned Down At His Home In KwaZulu-Natal

SANDILE MOTHA THE brutal killing of councillors in KwaZulu-Natal continues unabated with Bhekithemba Phungula...

Gauteng COGTA MEC To Account For Emfuleni Local Municipality’s Failures

ROLIVHUWA SADIKI GAUTENG MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Lebogang Maile will...
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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...