Local government in South Africa is broken: but giving the job to residents carries risks

Failure by local government to provide basic services has led to protests around South Africa. Now, some residents are resorting to self-help. EFE-EPA/Kim Ludbrook In December 2020, the High Court in Mahikeng, the capital of South Africa’s North West Province, made a controversial order after finding that the Kgetlengrivier Local ...

By  Marius Pieterse 2 days ago

What's Trending? Finance Minister Tito Mboweni Delivers The 2021 Budget Speech.

Taxpayers will be relieved following the outlining of the 2021/22 budget speech by the Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni on Wednesday. In his speech, Mboweni said the Treasury will rollout the Covid-19 vaccination programme without relying on tax increases. He said the money for the vaccination programme will be provided through fu...

By Phumzile Mavimbela 7 days ago

Local Enterprise offers us all benefits.

The township of Mabopane, north of Pretoria is like any other township in South Africa. The area was proclaimed in 1959 as a township and incorporated to Bophuthatswana in 1977. Today the population of the area is fast approaching 200 000 residents and is blighted by poverty and high unemployment. For the last 3 years, I have been lead...

By Thembelani Thukwayo 13 days ago

Employment And Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi Announces Minimum Wage Increases.

Employment and Labour Minister Thembelani Thulas Nxesi has announced that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for each ordinary hour worked has been increased from R20,76 to R21,69 for the year 2021 with effect from 01 March 2021. The NMW legislation in South Africa came into effect on 01 January 2019 at a level of R20 per hour. In terms...

By Phumzile Mavimbela 21 days ago

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