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[LISTEN] Can govt barometer help fix ‘dysfunctional’ municipalities?

Talk Radio 702's Karima Brown speaks to Salga chairperson Parks Tau about how the barometer can be used to improve the state of the country’s municipalities.

JOHANNESBURG - Research Council hosted a seminar that looked at a local government barometer which is meant to monitor service delivery.

The municipal barometer is an initiative of the South African Local Government Association (Salga).

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) Minister Zweli Mkhize painted a stark picture of the number of municipalities which required urgent aid during his department’s budget speech in Parliament earlier this month.

Mkhize said his department’s various report showed that 87% of the country’s municipalities remain dysfunctional or distressed.

Talk Radio 702's Karima Brown speaks to Salga chairperson Parks Tau about how the barometer can be used to improve the state of the country’s municipalities.

“One of the things that we’re doing with the barometer is closing an important gap with regards to what happens in our local authorities,” he said.

For more information listen to the audio above.

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