Municipal

Winds of change blow through city

In a week of high political drama, the city’s full council, including the ANC caucus, ordered that the city’s administrative head, municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe, be placed on suspension while an independent law firm probed allegations of high level fraud and corruption at the beleaguered municipality.

Municipal Manager to be suspended

Beleaguered Msunduzi Municipal Manager (MM) Sizwe Hadebe’s days are numbered after the ANC provincial leadership instructed that a special full council meeting be convened and that the MM be suspended.

Concern over dam levels

Despite the recent increase in dam levels following the summer rains, residents are urged to continue saving water.

PMB residents face disconnections

Apart from beleaguered power utility Eskom re-introducing stage one loading shedding on Thursday night. Pietermaritzburg residents whose accounts are in arrears of more than 60 days will face disconnections this weekend.

Troubled ANC region disbanded

The Regional Executive Committee of the ANC in Moses Mabhida has been dissolved and plans are afoot for an interim structure to be set up ahead of both regional and provincial conferences.

Growing calls for City’s administration

Exasperated local councillors and residents have called for the Msunduzi Municipality to go under administration following continuous substandard service delivery in the city.

Park row sparks debate

A spat over access to one of Pietermaritzburg’s first privately managed recreational parks has sparked debate over whether public open spaces should be outsourced.

Property market frustrated by municipal delays

The city’s property market has ground to a halt causing delays and frustration to property buyers and sellers left in indefinite limbo by chaos in the municipality’s rate’s division. Those caught up in the fiasco say the impact has been catastrophic with sales being cancelled, businesses unable to move into properties, and law firms and…
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