First council sitting for Sekhukhune District Municipality to take place within 10 days: Manager

26 November 2021, 6:49 AM
The Municipal Manager in the Sekhukhune District Municipality says the inaugural council sitting will be reconvened within ten days from Thursday.
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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.

ANC determined to reclaim Tshwane metro 15 October 2021, 8:33 AM

The African National Congress is determined to reclaim the Tshwane Metro in Pretoria.

Malema confident EFF will perform much better in this year’s LGE compare to 2016 14 October 2021, 9:15 PM

EFF leader Julius Malema says his party will outdo itself in this year's local government elections

ActionSA: LGE 2021 Manifesto 14 October 2021, 8:36 PM

ActionSA, led by businessman Herman Mashaba, launched its 2021 Local Government Elections manifesto at the Old Park Station in Newtown, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 22 September 2021.

People tired of mainstream politics: Forum 4 Service Delivery 14 October 2021, 8:35 PM

Leader of Forum 4 Service Delivery - Mbahare Kekana says people are tired of mainstream politics.

Disgruntled ANC members in Klerksdorp threatening to go to court over LGE nomination processes 14 October 2021, 8:20 PM

They are unhappy about the party's nomination processes. The members allege that candidate lists were manipulated and that candidates nominated by communities have been removed from the lists and replaced by people who are preferred by the regional leadership

Don’t vent anger on the ANC for mistakes of leaders: Zuma 14 October 2021, 8:00 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma has called on ANC members and supporters not to vent their anger on the party for mistakes being made by party leaders.

Young councillor candidates hope to make an impact on issues plaguing the youth 14 October 2021, 6:48 PM

The challenges facing South Africa's youth are daunting. Youth unemployment has reached an all-time high of over 64% this year. High indebtedness plagues tertiary level students, teenage pregnancy continues to rise and desperate youth increasingly turn to drugs and alcohol in their frustration.

VIDEO | PAC leader Mzwanele Nyhontso on the party’s manifesto and campaigning 14 October 2021, 6:01 PM

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) leader Mzwanele Nyhontso is sitting down with SABC News politics editor, Mzwandile Mbenje for a one-on-one interview to dissect the party's manifesto for the upcoming Local Government Elections.

Coalition governments used as a scapegoat for lack of service delivery: EISA researcher 14 October 2021, 6:00 PM

Researcher at the Electoral Insititute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Thembelani Mazibuko says it's hard to say definitively that some of the service delivery protests seen around the country can be attributed to coalition governments at municipalities and metros.

Magashule says he is campaigning for the ANC despite being suspended 14 October 2021, 3:42 PM

Suspended ANC Secretary-General - Ace Magashule - says he is campaigning for the party despite being suspended. Magashule is among the dignitaries attending a prayer event for former President Jacob Zuma in Durban.

Steenhuisen calls out uMngeni municipality over R2.7 million guardhouse 14 October 2021, 3:27 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it wants to curb wasteful expenditure at local government level. Campaigning in Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, DA leader  John Steenhuisen went to the Currys Post cemetery where a guardhouse was erected at an alleged cost of R2.7 million.

DA denies claims popularity is declining due to controversial Phoenix posters 14 October 2021, 3:00 PM

DA leader John Steenhuisen has dismissed claims that the party's popularity is declining due to the controversial poster that was put up in Phoenix, north of Durban, and subsequently removed after public outcry.

GOOD party on election campaign in the Southern Cape 14 October 2021, 2:58 PM

GOOD party leader Patricia de Lille is on an election campaign in the Garden Route today. She visited Slangrivier and Albertinia, and will also campaign in Mossel Bay and George.

Is the IEC doing enough to educate voters? 14 October 2021, 2:07 PM

Ahead of the local government elections on November the 1st, Independent Political And Social Commentator, Tebogo Khaas, has questioned whether the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is fulfilling its mandate.

VIDEO | Inkatha Freedom Party: LGE 2021 Manifesto 14 October 2021, 11:39 AM

The Inkatha Freedom Party, led by Velenkosini Hlabisa, launched its 2021 Local Government Elections manifesto at Greyville Racecourse in Durban on Thursday, 30 September 2021.

GOOD Party takes election campaign to Southern Cape 14 October 2021, 8:34 AM

The Good Party is taking its Local Government Elections campaign to the Southern Cape on Thursday.

Businesses may be afraid to invest in SA because of land expropriation proposal: FF Plus 14 October 2021, 6:35 AM

Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) leader Pieter Groenewald says businesses may be afraid to invest in South Africa because of the proposal to expropriate land without compensation.

Pieter Groenewald
Black economic empowerment, affirmative action disadvantages white youth: FF Plus 13 October 2021, 9:11 PM

Freedom Front Plus leader, Pieter Groenewald says the party is against black economic empowerment and affirmative action.

APEMO launches 2021 LGE manifesto in Durban 13 October 2021, 6:27 PM

Another splinter faction from the National Freedom Party (NFP), launched its manifesto in Durban earlier today.  The newly formed African People's Movement  (APEMO) hopes to do well in the upcoming municipal elections. 

Residents of Kai !Garib Municipality in Northern Cape decry access to basic services 13 October 2021, 6:07 PM

Residents of the Kai !Garib Municipality in the Northern Cape say access to basic municipal services has become an uphill battle. Community members in the region situated a few kilometres outside Upington say they have been battling to get water and proper toilets for nearly two decades.

VIDEO | FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald on the party’s manifesto and campaigning 13 October 2021, 6:02 PM

The Freedom Front Plus ( FF Plus) launched its election manifesto over the weekend. The party's leader Pieter Groenewald shares more on the manifesto and campaigning for the upcoming local government elections 2021.

ANC election posters defaced in the Free State 13 October 2021, 5:47 PM

The African National Congress in the Free State says it is concerned by the defacing of its election posters in Metsimaholo and Kopanong municipality.

Holding elected leaders accountable: Dr Paul Kariuki 13 October 2021, 5:15 PM

As SABC News gauges service delivery ahead of the local government elections, many voices of discontent have been found and frustration in some areas and thumbs up in others.

History of the Local Government Elections in SA 13 October 2021, 5:14 PM

South Africa will hold its sixth local government elections on 1 November. Conincidentally, that was the day the country held its first ever local government election in 1995 – a year after the democratic government took over from the apartheid regime.

Many households at Ngqeleni in Eastern Cape still without electricity 13 October 2021, 5:00 PM

Close to 30 households at Mqwangqweni village in Ngqeleni in the Eastern Cape are still in the dark despite hundreds of fellow villagers having electricity.