The outcomes of the latest Auditor-General report revealed that the country’s municipalities are in their worst state in five years and that many of them are barely functional.
Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu‘s findings showed that 31% of the municipalities were not financially viable. Of the 257 municipalities across the country, only 33 received clean audits which means only 13 % of South Africa’s municipalities are in full compliance with the relevant legislative requirements. The report also showed that irregular expenditure increased from R 16-billion the previous year to over R 28-billion this year.