Makana Municipality to be dissolved, placed under administration – court orders

The High Court in Makhanda on Tuesday ordered that the Makana Municipality be dissolved and placed under administration for violating its constitutional mandate by failing to provide basic services to the community, GroundUp reports. The application was brought by the Unemployed People’s Movement (UPM) and other civil society organisations against the municipality, which was the first respondent,…

Ralph Mathekga: Where to from here for Eskom?

Freeing Eskom from the grip of the ANC-led government could also have implications on the behaviour of the private sector which could gain massive power through which to subvert the transformation agenda of the ANC, the argument goes, writesRalph Mathekga Presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko has an unenviable task of squaring the circles, as the saying goes.…