Opposition parties in the North West have raised concerns about the general performance of the province’s municipalities. About 13 municipalities have been placed under administration since last year.
The JB Marks Municipal Council in Potchefstroom in the North West, has rejected the provincial government’s decision to place it under administration.
The North West provincial government has placed seven municipalities under administration. This brings the total number of municipalities under administration in the province to 15.
Music retailer HMV said it is calling in the administrators, blaming a worsening market for entertainment CDs and DVDs, to become the latest victim of brutal trading conditions in Britain’s retail sector.