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Same old funding model can’t keep South African cities going or serve residents

Same old funding model can’t keep South African cities going or serve residents

LOCAL government, neglected under apartheid in South Africa, was elevated in the 1996 constitution so as to strengthen democracy and help redress past inequities. The idea was that by making services (water, electricity, and refuse) accessible and affordable, national government would be legitimised. THEO COVARY, Energy policy expert/researcher, University of Cape Town But in 2021, South Africa’s municipalities are in dire straits. They are mired by service delivery failures, poor management, financial mismanagement, billing crises and power outages. The electricity cuts are due to ageing and failing infrastructure, compounded by electricity supply cuts by Eskom. The Auditor-General has said that…
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