There has yet to be any tough talking in South Africa, and certainly within the ANC, about what’s required to fix municipalities, says Jabulani Sikhakhane.
A country's economy is the sum total of activities that take place within the boundaries of a municipality. In addition, all citizens live and play within the borders of a municipality. In that sense, economic activity and life in general happens locally, it's not provincial or national. But the country's political priorities don't reflect this.