The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says many government interventions in municipalities have failed, despite promises made in State of the Nation Address (Sona) in previous years.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday deliver his Sona.
Bongani Bingwa chats to Outa's operation executive Julius Kleynhans on the organisations' concerns.
People don't invest in countries, they invest in municipalities where they can set up shop. This is where infrastructure should be put in place and maintained so that the economy can thrive and we can live in.— Julius Kleynhans, Operations executive - Outa
The province and national governments must oversee the performance of the municipality, he adds.
We have for decades seen no one being held accountable in municipalities. We need a radical change in local government if we are serious about turning it around.— Julius Kleynhans, Operations executive - Outa
He adds that municipalities need to be managed like a business.
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