n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - MEC lays down law on performance to newly elected municipal officials : newspaper extracts




Extracted from text ... 42 IMFO ? Winter 2006 In the recent local government elections, disgruntled citizens chose to demonstrate their displeasure at governance and service delivery by not turning out to vote. In Gauteng, the country's powerhouse and fastest-growing province, voter turnout was particularly low, a fact that worries local government MEC Qedani Mahlangu, especially as the African national Congress (ANC) government has made it clear that municipalities are the key to delivery and accelerated economic growth. With the new local government term only recently started, Mahlangu, in a straight-talking speech to Gauteng local government officials and members of the South African ..


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