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Graft ‘causing poor service’ | The The Vanir-exodus

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana plans to pump $28.9 billion into local municipalities, but some believe it will make little difference to the plight of underpaid taxpayers scapegoated for poor service, while the real cause is rampant mismanagement and corruption. Godongwana said last week that 175 of the 257 municipalities are in financial difficulties during his budget. According to indicators used by National Treasury, the number of municipalities in financial distress had grown from 86 in fiscal year 2013-14 to 175 in year 2019-20, with 123 municipalities adopting unfunded budgets. The South African local…

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