water dried up

Water Woes continued

June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our water woes (continued)   Although the dams in the northern parts of South Africa are reported to be reasonably full after good summer rains, experts advise that we [...]
Pravin Gordhan

The municipal Standard Chart of Accounts

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pravin Gordhan, South Africa’s finance minister, listens during a panel discussion at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group Annual Meetings in [...]
Vaal-Dam level soars

Managing Our Vital Resources

April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Overview. As indicated in a previous article in this edition, our life sustaining elements come from the sun (energy), water and earth. As a result of various factors [...]

Public Private Partnerships.

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Where are we? Introduction Communities are screaming out for service delivery. We receive reports almost every day of service delivery protests. Many of these service [...]

Spotlight on Msunduzi Municipality

February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Msunduzi municipality is situated in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN). The capital city of Pietermaritzburg is situated within the Msunduzi municipality. The city still [...]

Local Government Constitutional Mandates

November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

In our previous edition we gave a general overview on local government mandates. We, in this edition we examine more specifically the implementation of the objectives of [...]

Our Water Woes

November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

An update Despite some good rains over the past month our water woes continue. Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokanyane has lamented the critical state of our [...]


October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

September is devoted to our rich cultural diversity and tourism. The 24 September is a public holiday specifically set aside for South Africans of the different cultures that [...]


October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

By now the political reality has hit home. There’s a party that used to govern South Africa and all its cities, except Cape Town, of course. And there’s a party that used [...]
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