MUNICIPALITIES IN THE EASTERN CAPE IN CRISIS: The case of the Sakhisizwe Local Municipality

Contextual background Addressing Members of Parliament on 15 May 2018, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), Zweli Mkhize lamented the state of the municipalities in South Africa, characterising 87 of the 283 municipalities as ‘dysfunctional’. In his words, there is a growing number of “municipalities which are becoming distressed or dysfunctional, including…
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