n Local Government Bulletin - The turnaround and its budget : editorial




The turnaround strategy has its first full budget, and, according to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, the choir is now singing from the same hymnal. There are strong points in the strategy, but the Minister faces at least three big dilemmas. The first is how to build a capable professional municipal administration in the country when municipal skills are in short supply and when there are many vested interests. The plan to prohibit political office bearers from taking up management positions is a start (see page 5). However, there are many other ways to exert improper influence over administration.


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