Community Municipal News

Private and public organisations join forces to clear Graskop Cemetery

Frieda Paton  Graskop Conservancy organised a successful drive during which various organisations and private individuals tackled the huge job of clearing the graveyard in Graskop which had, to a great extent, been overtaken by Mother Nature. The local municipality in Graskop has been unable to properly maintain the town’s large graveyard which has been in […]

Community Municipal News

Graskop: Taking a stand against TCLM

Michele du Plessis The role of our local municipalities are to fulfil their obligations is to serve the people. Local government is the sphere of government closest to the people. Local municipalities deliver basic services and in exchange for these basic services, we pay rates and taxes, municipal accounts, electricity and so forth. Unfortunately, we […]

Community Municipal News

Community Meeting feedback from SRA

Michele du Plessis Feedback from Gwilym Rees, Chairman of the Sabie Ratepayers Association regarding the Community Meeting held on 16th September. TCLM Just in case you didn’t know: the municipality is currently under administration under Constitution section 139 (b). They, therefore, have to have a “Financial Recovery Plan” overseen by the Province. We are currently […]

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Early warning systems to identify problem municipalities

News Desk The Select Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Water and Sanitation are of the view that provincial executives across the country must, together with the South African Local Government Association (Salga), develop and implement early warning systems to identify problems in municipalities early on and intervene before the problems are exacerbated. The […]