Poor performance: 45 of the 61 KZN municipalities get unqualified reports

2012-12-04 00:00

CO-OPERATIVE Governance and Traditional Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube has expressed disappointment at the poor performance of municipalities in KZN.

The Auditor-General’s 2011/12 financial year audit reports showed 45 of the 61 KZN municipalities received unqualified reports, down from 47 last year.

Dube said the government had drawn lessons from the negative reports, to help ensure all municipalities do better in future.

She attributed poor performance to a number of factors, including changes in leadership of municipalities since the 2011 local government elections.

She said this period also coincided with the expiration of contracts of municipal managers and some CFOs, which created a vacuum and compromised proper decision making.

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