Government and Municipal News

Local municipality fined R10 million for contravening environmental laws

The Thaba Chweu Local Municipality was found guilty and fined R10 million for the Contravention of Environmental Laws by the Lydenburg Magistrates’ Court. Residents of Mashishing had been complaining of sewer spillages and contaminated water...

#NationalChildProtectionWeek | Social grants programme to benefit orphaned children

Supplied Content  The Department of Social Development gazetted the proclamation of the Social Assistance Amendment Act, effectively improving the social assistance programme to benefit orphans and vulnerable children. This comes as the country commemorates Child Protection...

Government calls on citizens to commemorate National Child Protection Week

Supplied Content  Government has noted with concern various incidents of child abuse, which have been reported in the media. These include kidnapping, bullying of children at schools and on the internet, as well as food poisoning...

Cogta employee defrauds department with friend’s company

Three accused appeared at the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court for Fraud and Contravention of the Public Finance Management Act yesterday. COGTA’s Deputy Director of Disaster Management, Raymond Manzini, Chris Manzini and Moses Ndlovu of Zalabantu Estate Trust...

Support intensified for municipalities

Ten municipalities’ budgets in the province fall short of the funding compliance criteria, as set out in the Municipal Finance Management Act. This is according to an analysis conducted by the Provincial Treasury revealed at...

Home Affairs extends hours after network failure

The Department of Home Affairs and the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) have fixed the cable breakage that affected service delivery last Friday, April 1. Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has instructed the Department...

National State of Disaster expires today

The National State of Disaster expires today. There has been a call for the government to end the disaster after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic. READ | Social Development MEC tests positive for Covid-19 President Cyril...

Minister introduces Labour Migration Policy for public comment

The government will soon introduce new employment quotas to foreign workers. It will also ban foreign nationals from starting small businesses in some sectors. Employment and Labour Minister, Thulas Nxesi introduced the National Labour Migration Policy. Including Employment Services...

New Emalahleni mayor sworn in

Emalahleni Local Municipality has a new mayor following the untimely passing of Linah Malatjie. Cornelia Ntombikayise Nkalitshana was sworn in as the new mayor yesterday. This is after the ANC Provincial Executive committee convened a...

DARDLEA CFO fired for defaming HOD and Premier

The Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environmental Affairs Chief Financial Officer was fired with immediate effect on January 20. Bishop Mapholoba Andries Letswalo's dismissal comes after he allegedly spread lies about the department’s HOD...

GSDM mayor appoints new MMCs

The Gert Sibande District Municipality (GSDM) officially appointed MMCs of the executive mayor Cllr Walter Mngomezulu. The MMCs are full-time office bearers and have been appointed by Executive Mayor. This is in line with Section 80 of...

Vooma Vaccination Campaign runs smoothly in Mkhondo

AMSTERDAM - The community of KwaThandeka came in large numbers for the Vooma Vaccination Campaign in Mkhondo today. READ | Barberton offenders receive their jab This is the third phase of the initiative to get people vaccinated...