AWOL Municipal Manager leaves Merafong in a mess

The Merafong City Local Municipality, which is on the verge of collapse, has been dealt another blow in the form of the Acting Municipal Manager, Mr Langa Thibini, abandoning his post while services go undelivered and the procurement of much needed goods and services comes to a halt. The municipality,…

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Merafong’s debt spiralling out of control

Any day now water and electricity supply to residents of Merafong could be switched off as debt to both Rand Water and Eskom continues to spiral out of control. Last month, the municipality was served with notice that it would face rolling load-shedding as it had not made payment to…

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R13 million owed to Merafong by government departments

The cash-strapped Merafong Municipality is currently owed R13 million rand by errand government departments who have yet to settle their bills. The Gauteng Departments of Infrastructure and Roads and Transport make up the bulk of this debt at a combined total of R6.5 million. Other departments that owe Merafong money…

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Merafong staff caught with their hands in the till

A report on the virtually collapsed Merafong City Local Municipality paints a shocking picture of the current state of affairs. The report indicates that staff at various pay points across the cash-strapped municipality are sticking their hands in the till for various dubious reasons. Staff at the pay points have elected to…

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