Cogta visit Limpopo areas affected by VBS scandal
Parliament's Committee on Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) is on a two-day visit in Limpopo to assess the state of those areas which have been affected by the VBS Mutual Bank scandal.
The aim of the visit is to see if municipalities have been able to deliver services to their people.
Several municipalities illegally invested their money in the bank before it collapsed last year.
The committee will also focus on those municipalities that have repeatedly failed to get clean audits.
Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane has more on the story.
When I spoke earlier to the spokesperson of the committee, he said that they have spoken to the AG [attorney general] and have gotten a breakdown of how many municipalities are in the red, how many owe money, how many have never gotten clean audits and what is happening with that situation.Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - EWN
Now they want to hear from the people who need services delivered by municipalities who haven't been able to do so.Bonga Dlulane, Reporter - EWN
The committee is scheduled to hold a public meeting with various stakeholders on their second day this Friday.
Click on the link below to hear the full report...
EWN reporter Mia Lindeque reflects on the deputy president's visit to assess the province's state of readiness to fight COVID-19.Read More
Fair Trade Independent Tobacco Association's Sinenhlanhla Mnguni says the courts will hear its application on ban of tobacco soon.Read More
The spokesperson says the campaign is in solidarity with all the countries that are experiencing institutionalised racism.Read More
The professor has raised her concerns on the governments handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
The police minister spokesperson says finally the court has ruled Saps wasn't supposed to provide protection for Zulu and Stuta.Read More
Wits University law professor advocate James Grant unpacks government's lockdown regulations and the recent court loses.Read More
Satdu Western Cape secretary Jonavon Rustin says they are not 100% sure all schools will be compliant.Read More
African National Congress regional secretary TK Nciza social media policy of the party must be followed by all members.Read More
Eusebius McKaiser says government has 14 days to study the judgment that says regulations were invalid and unconstitutional.Read More
Liberty Fighters Network's Reyno Dawid de Beer says the court declared all levels as invalid not just level three and four.Read More