FAILED MUNICIPALITIES: WE NEED COMPETENT PROFESSIONALS, NOT A SKILLS SWOP
OUTA challenges the proposal by Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma that the best- and worst-performing municipalities introduce a skills exchange programme. It is our view that our municipalities need professional people who can run them like a business with proper performance evaluation and consequences. South Africans are tired of paying ever-increasing rates and service charges for inadequate service. If those in charge of our towns and cities fail to perform, they should be disciplined and removed. Read more here.