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Clean audits not the only marker of well-run municipality

October 20th, 2020

There has been a strong focus recently on the latest audit outcomes of municipalities, and what this reveals about the state of local government. In the Eastern Cape, 13 of the 39 municipalities audit reports worsened and only one received a clean audit. But is a clean audit the only measure of a municipality’s effectiveness, and does this indicate whether a municipality is succeeding in improving the quality of life …

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Councils under fire for MM appointments: Daily Dispatch

December 5th, 2017

THE Democratic Alliance in the Bhisho Legislature has accused three local councils of irregularly appointing municipal managers. They claim Intsika Yethu in Cofimvaba, Walter Sisulu in Aliwal North and Port St Johns local municipalities have irregularly appointed managers. DA shadow MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) Vicky Knoetze said the party was concerned by the alarming rate of these allegedly irregular appointments. “In a response to oral questions …

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