City of CT to cut spending
The City of Cape Town plans to tighten its belt over the next financial year.
CAPE TOWN - The City of Cape Town is to implement austerity measures in a bid to save more than R100 million over the next financial year.
The municipality said the cost-saving measures are aimed at trying to find money for other more urgent areas of service delivery, such as housing.
Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson said, "We cut things such as travel, office furnishing, excessive catering, public relations projects and we've also reduced the budget for consultants."
Meanwhile, Acting President Kgalema Motlanthe earlier condemned wasteful expenditure of government resources.
He was addressing the Government Leadership Summit in Pretoria.
Motlanthe urged civil servants to speed up service delivery.