Recent rains have no impact on dam levels

Rainfall that occurred over the weekend does not appear to have improved the water situation. Shami Harrichunder, Corporate Stakeholder at Umgeni Water said while Durban’s rainfall resulted in a 1% increase to dam levels, the upper and lower Umgeni systems that supply Pietermaritzburg’s water remain untouched. “The rainfall received in the Upper and Lower Mgeni…

Water crisis: It’s all up to you

Surviving the drought and having the luxury of running water from your tap in the next few months all depends on how much water you, as the consumer, save on a daily basis. The Msunduzi municipality has appealed to its customers to use water sparingly, as this will enable the city to negotiate its toughest…

Rigorous processes needed to fight corruption

I regularly read reports of alleged corruption in public procurement processes also known as tenders. Manipulating for personal gain of the public procurement system or tenders is a crime against the citizens of South Africa. It’s morally wrong and it is a sin as it takes away benefits meant for citizens of the Country. Those…

President launches probe into Msunduzi

The city’s reputation suffered another blow yesterday when President Jacob Zuma ordered the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to launch an investigation into fraud and corruption allegations at the beleaguered municipality.

A tale of two cities

Just four months ago the mood at the Msunduzi Municipality was a far cry from the sombre mood at City hall this week in the wake of a fourth investigation over allegations of maladministration, corruption and tender fraud.


KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu has warned against the selling of land by claimants, saying this was upsetting government’s land reform process and was contributing to high levels of poverty in the province

King calls for tolerance and unity

ZULU KING Goodwill Zwelithini was speaking at the Royal Showgrounds, Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday to mark the official opening of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature

High drama at City Hall

City Hall stormed after COGTA MEC launches investigation into award-winning municipal manager who has seven days to prove why he should not be suspended