MPHO NGOEPE | Leadership is the missing element at failing municipalities
Clean audits are rare and can only be achieved with constant monitoring
Finance minister Enoch Godongwana’s report that over half of the municipalities in SA are bankrupt is cause for concern. The writing has been on the wall that municipalities are facing collapse.
The signs manifested themselves through many service delivery protests in the country, which were ignored by the leadership. Over the years, the office of the auditor-general warned municipalities through its general reports, but these too were ignored, hence we find ourselves in this situation today...