Johannesburg - Under-performing municipalities will be put
under administration, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi warned on
"First we have to understand why the municipality is
not performing. We then provide support. In a situation when this municipality
is not (performing)... you put it under administration," he said.
Baloyi was speaking at a breakfast meeting in Fourways north
He said Section 139 (1) (b) of the Constitution made
provision for municipalities to be placed under administration if they cannot
fulfil an executive obligation in terms of the Constitution.
He said municipalities must be able to provide services to communities.
"For service delivery to happen there must be good
governance, sound financial management. We need to make sure that
infrastructure development is in place, and fight corruption."
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