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This map shows the best and worst run municipalities in South Africa

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Source: Businesstech, 25 August 2021, photo credit: Businesstech

A report prepared for parliament’s portfolio committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) shows that the vast majority of South Africa’s municipalities are in dire financial straits.

In a presentation on Wednesday (25 August), officials from the department categorised the country’s major municipalities into four main categories:

  • High-risk dysfunctional (Red);
  • Medium risk (Orange);
  • Low risk (Yellow);
  • Stable (Green).

These categories are further considered alongside a number of indicators including their political situation, the state of their governance, their financial management and the level of service delivery.
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