30-hour water shutdown

Umgeni water is planning a 30-hour water shutdown for the city to carryout essential maintenance on their aquaducts.

Political parties warned to remove election posters

The municipality has issued a warning to all political parties to remove election posters or face being fined. This week marks more than a month since the new Council was sworn in and yet election posters are still visible on lamp-posts throughout the city.

Hilton residents again without power and water

Frustrated Hilton residents who are again with without water and electricity for lengthy periods have lambasted the municipality for failing to inform them of such cuts so they could make alternate arrangements.

Landslide victory for ANC in Msunduzi

The African National Congress (ANC) has won a landslide victory in last week’s local government elections winning 30 of the 39 wards in Msunduzi, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Monday.

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Parties bring out big guns

With seven days to go before the 2016 local government elections, Pietermaritzburg and surrounding areas has become a hotbed of political activity, with leading political parties upping the ante ahead of the August 3, poll. The ANC has confirmed that party president Jacob Zuma will today (Wednesday) lead the party in and around Pietermaritzburg garnering…

ANC candidates have proven track record

Freedom struggle stalwart and current minister of finance Pravin Gordhan said, “We are strong enough, resilient enough and creative enough to manage and overcome our economic challenges…the remarkable thing about the ANC is that somewhere in its genes, it is able to find the right answers at the right time”. This remark takes me back…

Municipal expert stands for election

After 24 years’ experience working in local government, Julie Dyer has accepted the nomination to run as an ANC candidate for ward 36, which covers the areas of Scottsville, Pelham, Bellevue and Cleland. Dyer has worked in many portfolios of local government, including the airport, libraries, the Art Gallery, Investment and local economy where she…

Election candidate lists released

The Independent Electoral Commission yesterday afternoon released the much-anticipated candidate lists for the upcoming local government elections in August. The release of the list confirms both independent candidates and candidates for the contesting political parties. The ANC named Thobekile Maphumulo from Mkhambathini Municipality as its mayoral candidate for Mgungundlovu District Notably city mayor Chris Ndlela,…

Billboard battle continues

Illegal billboards on Townbush Road remain an item of contention with the community and councillor more than eight years after it was erected. Ward 25 councillor Dave Ryder now fights another battle with the municipality over the two illegal billboards that were put up at the beginning of April 2016. He has been liasing with…

New cabinet focused on service delivery, says Premier

Cabinet will take a strong stance to manage expenditure tightly and direct government resources to priority projects, said Premier Willies Mchunu following this week’s provincial government reshuffle. The new appointments to cabinet are ANC KZN chairman Sihle Zikalala – MEC for Economic Development ANC Moses Mabhida chairman Mthandeni Dlungwana  – MEC for Education Former uMgungundlovu…