Contextual background Addressing Members of Parliament on 15 May 2018, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Zweli Mkhize lamented the state of the municipalities in South Africa, characterising 87 of the 283 municipalities as ‘dysfunctional’. In his words, there is a growing number of “municipalities which are becoming distressed or dysfunctional, including those that are regressing in audit outcomes”. The Minister identified “mismanagement and political instability or interference, corruption and incompetence” as contributory factors to the challenges facing municipalities. The South African Auditor-General…Continue Reading “MUNICIPALITIES IN THE EASTERN CAPE IN CRISIS: The case of the Sakhisizwe Local Municipality”

Mxolisi Mfundisi joined Xhalanga Blues while he was still a learner at Arthur Tsengiswe “Dutch” School. Players, like Leader Mazaleni, who were at Cala High at the time, were the first to spot his talent. Mxolisi lived in the village called Tiwani and played at the school and not for a local club. He was approached by players like Leader Mazaleni to join Xhalanga Blues, but he had his reservations about playing for a team at a higher level. Instead he opted to join Swallows,…Continue Reading “Through The Eyes of a Legend: Mxolisi “Cules” Mfundisi”