Friday, 23 February 2007 02:00

Building plans passed up

Preliminary estimates show that the value of building plans passed by larger municipalities (at current prices) increased by 11.2 percent or 7.2 billion rand in 2006


Population Growth Trends

Statistics show that population growth rates in South African cities has been consistently higher than the total population growth rate of the country.

Monday, 14 June 2004 02:00

Gauteng to get tough on land invasion

THE Gauteng government has vowed to clamp down on illegal squatters and "shack farmers" in a bid to slow the increase in the mushrooming of informal settlements in the province, it emerged at a briefing yesterday.

Monday, 29 March 2004 02:00

Tax breaks to spur inner-city investment

Local and national government are devising plans to reverse urban decay.

Wednesday, 24 March 2004 02:00

Municipal debt reduced as arrears are paid

Plans to sell liabilities of R10bn to private-sector company to collect as state pays its R1,4bn in services bills Political Correspondent

Wednesday, 01 October 2003 02:00

Lack of co-operation hampers development

Private sector contribution to local economies is undermined by officials' ambivalence towards it, study finds

Cape Town - The portfolio committee on finance's tortuous efforts to finalise the Municipal Finance Management Bill hit another stumbling block on Friday when it heard widely contradictory legal interpretations about the government's ability to place limits on municipal revenue-raising decisions.

GAUTENG local government and development planning MEC Trevor Fowler will deliver his department's R244m budget at the legislature today, allocating R116m for capital expenditure in the 2003-04 financial year.

ANC MP Carrim says a key issue is the quality of leadership of state organs

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