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23 May 2017
08 Feb 2017
State of the Nation – The Silver Lining
With the State of the Nation 2017 a day away, thoughts turn once again to the serious challenges facing South Africa. Regular readers of our reports and users of our briefing services will know...
11 Nov 2016
DPME: Jeff Radebe: Address by Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, at the community imbizo, Chief Mogale community hall, Mogale City (11/11/2016)
We are gathered here today as part of the National Imbizo Focus Week, which is a dedicated period to facilitate direct interaction between government representatives and members of the public.
05 Jul 2016
From Brexit to understanding local better
A large number of clients have contacted us and asked for our comments on Brexit. The simple truth is, nobody knows. Not even the Brits. At the moment the UK has neither a government nor an...
02 Jun 2015
Bucket system in Gauteng eliminated, says govt
The Gauteng provincial government (GPG) says it has “completely eliminated” the bucket sanitation system in Gauteng after removing the last of the systems from the Ratanda Township, near...
Gauteng: Gauteng Provincial Government marked the end of bucket system
The bucket sanitation system has been completely eradicated in Gauteng. The last area which still had the dehumanising bucket sanitation is Ratanda Township in Lesedi Local Municipality and was...
24 Apr 2014
Law firm assists residents of Protea South informal settlement
Webber Wentzel
Law firm Webber Wentzel recently assisted the residents of Protea South informal settlement (Protea South) against eviction by the City of Johannesburg (City). The matter was heard by the South...
28 Mar 2014
Is the DA’s Western Cape Story a ‘good story to tell’? Examining the claims (part 2)
In the run-up to South Africa’s May 7 election, the Democratic Alliance pushed out a steady stream of “fast-facts” and statistics highlighting its performance in the Western Cape. This is the...
12 Jun 2013
SA: Statement by Mmusi Maimane, DA Leader in the Johannesburg Caucus, on visit to the hostels and surrounding areas of zone 11 in Meadowlands, Soweto (12/06/2013)
Today I visited the hostels and surrounding areas of zone 11 in Meadowlands, Soweto, to expose the terrible sanitation issues in this community. Free-flowing sewerage and other health hazards were...
06 Jun 2013
DA: Statement by Mbali Ntuli, DA Youth Leader, on the ANC Youth League's ungovernability campaign (06/06/2013)
The ANCYL has lost the plot. In the last two days, ANCYL representatives have flung human faeces from portable flush toilets at the Western Cape Provincial Parliament and at a bus carrying Helen...
06 May 2013
IFP: Statement by Bonginkosi Dhlamini, IFP Caucus Leader in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, calls on municipalities to deliver promises made to informal settlements (06/05/2013)
Much as the IFP-GP views this as an encouraging commitment by the municipality, we wish to outline that this is not the only informal settlement in Gauteng with such cruel living conditions. For...
03 Sep 2012
SA: Statement by the City of Tshwane, on concluding relocation of Phomolong residents in Mamelodi (03/09/2012)
The City of Tshwane’s project to relocate the more than 700 households in Phomolong informal settlement, which were built along water, electricity and road servitudes has finally been concluded....

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