Wondering why so many SA municipalities are clueless? This is why

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Wondering why so many SA municipalities are clueless? This is why

Auditor-general's report gets to the nub of why so many of us are living in atrociously run towns and cities

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More than 50 municipalities in SA do not have chief financial officers (CFO), while 12 others do not meet the minimum requirements for their posts, auditor-general Kimi Makwetu said this week.

This week Makwetu’s report on the latest audits into local government painted a bleak picture of ongoing system failure and dysfunctional municipalities.

Makwetu also expressed his disappointment and concern over the financial health of municipalities, saying this year’s audit results showed an overall decline...

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