DA in Cape Town in Internal Chaos – De Lille survives motion of no confidence

On Thursday the DA failed to unseat its corrupt Mayor Patricia De Lille, who had been ordered to vacate her post by party leader Mmusi Maimane. The ACDP abstained from this critical vote as well, further strengthening De Lille.

These events signal the collapse of order and authority within the DA – Led City Council and raises questions over the real authority of Mmusi Maimane. His failure to wield real authority within the DA has led to a continuation of Patricia De Lille’s disastrous tenure as Mayor.
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African democracy leaves lovely tourist town in shambles

Once upon a time, more than a quarter of a century ago, Port St John was a lovely tourist town on the East Coast of South Africa…a place of breathtaking beauty, scenes of nature to inspire the artist and orderly, maintained lovely buildings speaking of a proud history and a bright future.

And then African democracy arrived….
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Madibeng Mayor plans extravagant R1 million trip to Malaysia

The Madibeng Mayor, Jostina Mothibe and the Acting Municipal Manager, Morris Maluleka are allegedly in the process of packing their bags for an overseas trip to Malaysia from 7 to 13 February at a cost of R529 595 per person to attend a World Urban Forum.

“The Democratic Alliance has written to the Madibeng(Brits) Mayor, Jostina Mothibe, urging her to reconsider a R1 million overseas trip. We have also referred this matter to the DA Shadow Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Kevin Mileham MP to intervene on a national level to stop this trip,” says, Jan C Van Rhyn, DA Councillor Madibeng.
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Cape becomes dangerous – DA-controlled Western Cape government is unable to fight crime

The Cape is no longer the crime-free area it was and more and more violent crime occurs, especially on tourists, while the DA-controlled Western Cape government is apparently just as incapable of doing something about just like the ANC in the other provinces . After several hikers was attacked and seriously injured on Table Mountain […]
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SACP party governs its first municipality – former Sasolburg Municipality

The South African Communist Party (SACP) is in charge of a municipality for the first time, after forming a coalition government with the ANC and three smaller parties in Metsimaholo in the Free State. The party secured the position of mayor on Thursday, in the second council seating following the by-elections last month. Lindiwe Tshongwe […]
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Bethlehem mayor caught with R2.8 million

The mayor of Bethlehem, Lindiwe Makhalema, was caught with R2.8 million in cash in her car’ s boot. According to reports, a local resident “reported” to the police. However, she denies the allegations that the money was used to bribe delegates in the region. According to accusations on social media, she had to bribe ANC […]
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Rugby field or Krugersdorp West swimming pool?

The Krugersdorp West swimming pool’s water is so green, it looks like a rugby field. Despite the Krugersdorp West swimming pool’s water being greener than some of the rugby fields at a few local schools, the Mogale City Local Municipality still uses it as a marketing tool; bragging that they launched and maintained it successfully. […]
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Protesters gather outside Durban ICC over city’s proposed ‘secrecy’ law

Civil society organisations staged a protest outside Durban’s International Convention Centre on Wednesday against a controversial set of rules proposed by the eThekwini municipality which‚ critics say‚ seeks to ban the public and the media from attending meetings and accessing information. The organisations have described the proposed Rules of Order Amendment By-law as unconstitutional and […]
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Sinkhole closes road in KwaZulu-Natal north coast as heavy rains hit

A massive sinkhole has closed a road on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast‚ as heavy rains lashed the province overnight. There were no immediate reports of fatalities linked to the deluge‚ according to the cooperative governance department‚ but the SA Weather Service has issued a warning to residents. As much as 80mm of rain was expected […]
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Escalating political murders – ANC Youth League in KZN want to take up weapons

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal has made a call for the revival of the ANC’s defunct self-defence units (SDUs) to protect party leaders from escalating political murders. ANCYL provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo told The Mercury that the league would present the proposal for SDUs at the ANC’s provincial general council (PGC), which is being […]
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Fate of DA mayors Mashaba and Trollip rests in EFF’s hands

The leadership of two DA mayors – Nelson Mandela Bay’s Athol Trollip and Johannesburg’s Herman Mashaba – will be put to the test on Thursday when they face votes of no confidence along with their speakers. And while it seems that the EFF is in a powerful position to decide the fate of Trollip and […]
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MPS Suggest ESKOM Write Off Municipalities’ “Historical” Debt

A dispute over whether municipalities should bear the responsibility of maintaining the country’s electricity distribution network has been debated in Parliament. A dispute over whether municipalities should bear the responsibility of maintaining the country’s electricity distribution network has been debated in Parliament. It’s a battle that’s raged between local councils and Eskom for years. Parliamentarians say the matter can’t […]
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City Of Cape Town Mayoral Office Spat Reveals Millions Lost, Tender Irregularities

Patricia de Lille’s top aid has accused her of refusing to investigate the irregularities raised by forensic audits into tenders of the Transport and Urban Development Authority. CAPE TOWN – Millions in losses and tender irregularities have been exposed in the City of Cape Town as a spat in the mayor’s office has spilled over […]
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Just in SA – Power tariffs increase, municipalities do not pay

Eskom has tried to explain their request for a tariff increase of almost 20 percent to Nersa, but it seems that several municipalities simply do not pay for Eskom services. Direct consumers of Eskom Power, such as farmers and industries, will be severely affected by the requested tariff increase. Now it appears that Eskom does […]
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Lack of maintenance by the ruling party the cause of raw sewage in Palmietspruit

Thousands of liters of sewage flow daily from an unrepaired cracked sewage pipe in the Palmietspruit at Klerksdorp in the Matlosana local municipality, which includes Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein, and Hartbeesfontein, said Michal Groenewald, leader of the FF Plus in North West. Groenewald said it is the result of poor management and lack of maintenance by […]
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