n Local Government Bulletin - Municipal debts are rising

Volume 6, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



In a recent report to Parliament, the Auditor-General, Shauket Fakie, questioned the ability of South African municipalities to continue operating as going concerns. He commented that municipalities' mounting level of uncollected debt relative to their income was a cause for concern. The total municipal debt countrywide is more than R32bn and it is getting worse each year because of non-payment.

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