The Democratic Alliance-run Western Cape Province has – once again – topped the list of provinces with the number of municipalities receiving clean audit results. In fact the Western Cape have the most municipalities with zero adverse, disclaimers or qualified findings.
17 of the 24 Municipalities in the Western Cape received clean audits, compared to 13 of the 50 municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal and 4 of the 10 municipalities in Gauteng – one of which is the DA-run Midvaal Municipality.
These show that the DA is best at governing properly in South Africa and best at delivering services to the people and spending public money.
The results also show that municipalities under the leadership of the ANC continue to be mismanaged, especially in the Free State, Limpopo and North West provinces where no municipality received clean audits. Here we see loads of fruitless and wasteful expenditure. R687 million of money was wasted by 250 auditees. Unauthorised expenditure of R11, 402 million was incurred by 190 municipalities. This is up by 71% from the previous year – a massive waste of money.
If a municipality cannot manage its finances properly, it cannot deliver the essential services the people need.