R30M FOR MUNICIPAL AUDIT TEAM

The Eastern Cape government has cracked the whip on under-performing local municipalities who are unable to obtain clear audit reports, bringing in 30 managers to ensure they clean up their act.

Details about the programme came to light in a written response by Local Government MEC Sicelo Gqobana in reply to questions raised in the legislature by Dacre Haddon (MPL), the DA spokesman on local government.  Read the full story in The Herald.