More than 35 civil society organisations across South Africa have joined the call for a change and improvement in the way our municipalities are run as highlighted by the Auditor-General report on municipal audit results. We have identified seven low-hanging fruit and game-changing interventions necessary to turn local governance around. This document has been submitted to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, South African Local Government Association (SALGA), and other key game players in local governance.

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