16 April 2019

South Africa: Independent Report Shows Most Well-Run Municipalities Are DA

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Think-tank Good Governance Africa's annual Government Performance Index has just been released -- and the results are far more flattering to the DA than the ANC. The report ranks South Africa's 213 municipalities in terms of administration, economic development and service delivery. Of the top 20 best performing municipalities, 15 are run by the DA either alone or in a coalition.

Good Governance Africa's 2019 ranking of municipal performance will come as a pre-election gift to the DA.

The think-tank's index of local municipalities from best to worst finds that the majority of top-performing municipalities are DA-led, whereas the bottom 20 municipalities are in 85% of the cases governed by the ANC.

This is the third year in which Good Governance Africa (GGA) has produced its analysis of South African municipalities. It looks at three areas: The quality of administration, economic development, and service delivery. To reach its findings, the think-tank uses data from Statistics South Africa, the Auditor-General's reports, municipal information and National Treasury.

When analysing municipal administration, GGA looks at "whether there are sufficient numbers of personnel with the requisite qualifications", financial management and compliance with annual reporting to Treasury.

Under the category of economic development, GGA considers...

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