Municipal

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…

Hadebe breaks silence

After a continuous uproar from city residents, civic organisations and political parties including sectors within the ruling ANC, embattled municipal manager Sizwe Hadebe has finally broken his silence on allegations that he interfered with a large tender and manipulated the interview scores to favour a preferred candidate for a top job in the organisation.

Manor debt sitting at R31 million

Manor residents’ rental debt has run into the millions. At a media briefing last Thursday, Mayor Themba Njilo said the debt is currently sitting at a whopping R31 million.

Municipality under COGTA scrutiny

The Msunduzi Municipality will soon be subjected to a full blown investigation by the Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs Department.

Parents threaten lockdown of Woodlands school

Fuming Woodlands Primary School parents stormed the Department of Education on Burger Street on Monday demanding a complete remodel of the school or they would stage a lockdown.
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