Informal settlement residents will seek alternative means of getting services: Malema

18 October 2021, 8:45 AM
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says residents in informal settlements will seek alternative means of getting services instead of waiting for municipalities.
Municipalities can play a key role in South Africa’s economic development. Here’s how 18 October 2021, 2:15 PM

Local economic development and better municipal service delivery are vital if South Africa wants to broaden economic participation and reverse its unemployment trend.

Police activate 72-hour activation plan to track down EFF ward candidate’s killers 18 October 2021, 1:31 PM

Police have mobilised a 72-hour activation plan to track down the suspects who shot and killed an EFF ward candidate in the Msunduzi municipality Thulani Shangase.

EFF ward candidate gunned down in KwaZulu-Natal 18 October 2021, 11:30 AM

Another ward candidate for the upcoming local government elections has been shot and killed in KwaZulu-Natal.

Ramaphosa confident ANC will win embattled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality 18 October 2021, 7:16 AM

African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says his party will win the embattled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in the Free State.

ANC still has what it takes to turn South Africa for the better: SACP 17 October 2021, 9:52 PM

The South African Communist Party says it believes the African National Congress still has what it takes to turn South Africa around for the better.

ACM leader Hlaudi Motsoeneng promises sweeping changes in QwaQwa if voted in 17 October 2021, 9:13 PM

The leader of the African Content Movement (ACM) Hlaudi Motsoeneng says, if voted into power, he only needs six months to deliver basic services of water and electricity.

IFP’s Velenkosi Hlabisa takes campaign trail to uThukela District in KZN 17 October 2021, 8:14 PM

IFP leader Velenkosini Hlabisa has campaigned in uThukela District in western KwaZulu-Natal ahead of the municipal elections.

UDM takes election campaign to Butterworth in the Eastern Cape 17 October 2021, 7:01 PM

United Democratic Movement leader, Bantu Holomisa, says the recommendations in the Auditor General's report should be implemented and it must be at the centre of fixing the dire situation in municipalities.

PAC blames the ANC for service delivery issues and corruption 17 October 2021, 6:01 PM

The PAC has blamed the ANC for poor basic service delivery and corruption.  

SACP takes election campaign to Durban 17 October 2021, 12:30 PM

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has taken its election campaign for the local government elections to Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.

ANC President Ramaphosa says party will address service delivery issues in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality 17 October 2021, 11:31 AM

African National Congress (ANC) President, Cyril Ramaphosa says his party will address the poor delivery of basic services in the embattled Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality in QwaQwa, in the Free State.

LGE 2021 | PAC campaigns in Limpopo 17 October 2021, 10:32 AM

The President of the Pan African Congress of Azania (PAC), Mzwanele Nyontsho, will take the party's campaigning to Mogalakwena in Mokopane, Limpopo.

ANC in eThekwini not deterred by killing of ward candidate Siyabonga Mkhize 16 October 2021, 9:29 PM

The African National Congress leadership in KwaZulu-Natal says its members will not stop conducting door-to-door campaigns following the brutal killing of its two members at Cato Crest west of Durban.

ANC calls on police to swiftly arrest those responsible for brutal murder of party members 16 October 2021, 6:34 PM

The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal is calling on police to act swiftly and arrest of those responsible for the brutal murder of its members ahead of the local government elections.

International Revelation Congress aims to tackle illegal foreign nationals dilemma 16 October 2021, 6:15 PM

The political party, International Revelation Congress (IRC), says it will tackle the issue of illegal foreign nationals, unemployment and improve service delivery if voted into power.  

DPSA to prioritize infrastructure development in Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality 16 October 2021, 6:10 PM

The leader of Dikwankwetla Party of South Africa (DPSA) Moeketsi Lebesa says his party has an infrastructural master-plan to resolve the long standing problem of water and electricity in Maluti-A-Phofung municipality.

ANC visits slain ANC candidate Siyabonga Mkhize’s home 16 October 2021, 4:36 PM

The ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has visited the home of the slain ANC candidate for the eThekwini municipality's Ward 101, Siyabonga Mkhize, at Cato Crest, west of Durban.  

DA leader Steenhuisen campaigns in Mpumalanga 16 October 2021, 1:17 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is taking its campaign to the eMalahleni  and Steve Tshwete Municipality in Mpumalanga.

ANC Deputy President David Mabuza campaigns in Tshwane 16 October 2021, 12:45 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President David Mabuza is leading the party's election campaign trail on Saturday in the Tshwane Metro.

ATM says it will address service delivery issues and deal with crime if elected into power 16 October 2021, 8:39 AM

The African Transformation Movement (ATM) says if it is voted into power in the upcoming local government elections, it will address challenges in the delivery of basic services such as roads, water and sanitation.

Corruption will be rooted out if EFF governs Mangaung Metro: Malema 15 October 2021, 9:24 PM

Economic Freedom  Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says when the party governs the Mangaung Metro Municipality, corruption will be rooted out.

LGE 2021 | Water provision challenges in municipalities with focus on Hammanskraal 15 October 2021, 8:54 PM

Section 27 of the Bill of Rights states that everyone has the right to have access to sufficient water. This year marks 27 years since the dawn of democracy and access to clean water remains a challenge in some areas of the country.

Political parties have responsibility to protect personal information of voters: Tlakula 15 October 2021, 8:27 PM

The Information Regulator of South Africa says political parties have the responsibility to protect the personal information of voters. The Regulator says during election season and campaigning, - the processing of personal information of data subjects, who are voters in this case, - is unavoidable.

Voter apathy among youth is because they are disillusioned: Thamsanqa Masingi 15 October 2021, 7:27 PM

Thamsanqa Masingi from an organisation called Activate Change Drivers says we need to look at the low youth voter turnout when it comes to election season.

People with disabilities say they only get recognition during election time 15 October 2021, 7:00 PM

People with disabilities say politicians use them to get votes whilst government uses them as a front to meet disability employment quotas.

IEC appeals to political parties in Mpumalanga to educate members about code of conduct 15 October 2021, 6:05 PM

Political intolerance seems to be a major problem in some parts of the country ahead of the upcoming local government elections. The Democratic Alliance in Mpumalanga says it has opened a case with the police after their election posters were allegedly destroyed last week.

Around 300 peace observers to be deployed in KZN ahead of the LGE 15 October 2021, 4:01 PM

Civil society groups in KwaZulu-Natal will be deploying about 300 peace observers in all 11 districts of the province. This is to ensure peace and stability during the local government elections.

Poor service delivery in Rustenburg under the spotlight 15 October 2021, 3:40 PM

 Rustenburg is the most populous municipality in the North West with mining as the main economic activity. But -- the local authority has been lambasted for poor service delivery.

DA should brace itself for a fierce battle if it wants to retain Tshwane: Analyst 15 October 2021, 12:21 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has been warned to brace itself for a fierce battle if it wants to retain the administration of the Tshwane Metro in the November 1 local government elections.

Buthelezi denies using his position as Traditional Prime Minister of the AmaZulu to gain votes 15 October 2021, 11:23 AM

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) founder, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has denied that he is using his position as Traditional Prime Minister of the AmaZulu tribe to help the IFP gain votes in the upcoming municipal elections.