Stop blaming apartheid, officials told
Johannesburg - Municipal leaders and officials should stop blaming poor service delivery on apartheid, Co-operative Governance Minister Richard Baloyi said on Thursday.
"We can't blame it [service delivery] on apartheid. Gone are those days," he told a conference on municipal infrastructure in Boksburg.
"Today, we cannot claim that we do not own this infrastructure. It is for us to rise above it and do something [about failing infrastructure]."
The conference was discussing ways of supporting municipalities with planning, developing, repairing and maintaining ailing infrastructure, in order to improve service delivery.