With Russia poised to launch cyberattacks on US targets, many local governments find themselves without the staff or resources to even recognize when they’re under attack.
Much of the commentary on the July riots, which cost over 300 lives and billions of rands in damage to the economy, has neglected the long history of violent protests in the country.
The practice of using electricity revenue surpluses to fund other municipal services is running out of road.
The collapse of local government in small towns is beginning to affect investment in farming, and the ability of agribusinesses to operate.
The problem in municipalities is not that the wrong people are being chosen. It is that the wrong people are doing the choosing – not only of candidates but of what they do if elected.
The agency will ensure that large water users such as municipalities, public utilities and large companies continue to fund the construction and operation of the large water systems they depend on.
The stalemate in Tshwane is a manifestation of coalition arrangements that serve the partisan interests of parties, to the detriment of citizens.
The clock is ticking: in the absence of government support, not being able to work means waste reclaimers don’t have money to buy food.
Ontario’s recent threat to use the notwithstanding clause to reduce the size of Toronto’s city council is a reminder that municipalities have little protection under the Constitution.
South Africa’s dysfuctional municipalities are characterised by very poor, or no delivery, of basic services such as refuse collection.
South Africa’s local governments lack a clear separation of legislative and executive powers.
South Africa’s governance challenge can’t simply be fixed by reorganising the structure of government.
Nearly a third of South Africa’s municipalities are not financially viable.
Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society’s ethos.