The Kabuso Report

IT is no secret that the Kabuso Report played a significant role in the political demise of former mayor Nondumiso Maphazi. Ironically, it now seems as if history might just repeat itself as the current mayor is slowly but surely committing political suicide by refusing to release the now infamous forensic report.

Metro paying exorbitant cost for room at the top

FOR a municipality that has made something of a mission statement over its intent to save money wherever possible, the lease of office space at twice the price of other available premises in close proximity is incongruous.

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Samwu threatens court action over municipal manager delay

THE SA Municipal Workers’ Union yesterday demanded the immediate announcement of the new Nelson Mandela Bay municipal manager and said it was prepared to take the matter to court if the interview process was tampered with.

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Release full Kabuso Report now

IT is no secret that the Kabuso Report played a significant role in the political demise of former mayor Nondumiso Maphazi. Ironically, it now seems as if history might just repeat itself as the current mayor is slowly but surely committing political suicide by refusing to release the now infamous forensic report.

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Ruling a victory for democracy

THE much-lauded ruling by acting Judge Nceba Dukada that the full Kabuso forensic report on maladministration in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality be handed over to The Herald is a landmark victory for the people on a number of levels.

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Metro’s chance at a fresh start

THE intervention and commitment to clean governance in the affairs of the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality made by Local Government MEC Mlibo Qoboshiyane yesterday in finally addressing publicly the findings of the Kabuso Report is to be welcomed as the beginning of a promising fresh start for the beleaguered metro.

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No change at power station despite profit

ALTHOUGH Port Elizabeth-based mining magnate Kobus Smit has profited handsomely from the city’s disused Swartkops power station, he has failed to redevelop it as he promised a decade ago, Kabuso report annexures reveal.

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MEC will be asked to intervene on Bay meter-reading plan

LOCAL Government and Traditional Affairs MEC Sicelo Gqobana will be asked to intervene – and possibly overrule – the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s decision to revive its controversial Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project with a company co-owned by property magnate Yossuf Jeeva.

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Ratepayers, opposition, unions welcome Kabuso victory

NELSON Mandela Bay organisations, unions and political parties have welcomed yesterday’s release of the full Kabuso Forensic Report to The Herald and Weekend Post.

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New court drama in Richards case saga

THE fight by Nelson Mandela Bay municipal manager Graham Richards to be given access to a forensic report commissioned by Local Government MEC Sicelo Gcobana which is understood to exonerate him on charges of mismanagement, suffered a setback yesterday.

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Hearing of Richards case held up again

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has been barred from resuming its disciplinary hearings against municipal manager Graham Richards until a Port Elizabeth High Court motion for the release of a forensic report detailing municipal transactions during his tenure has been heard.

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