Lack of Council experience prominent in Gauteng Municipalities
Date: 8/4/2017
Pay Shabangu
​Delegates at the Roundtable discussion
Despite challenges in the local governance legislation processes, Gauteng municipalities are among the best governed in the country. This was revealed by MEC Mashatile during the State of Governance in Gauteng Municipalities Roundtable Discussion in Sandton.
The challenges facing Gauteng Municipalities are mainly caused by inexperience of most councilors who joined local councils after the August 2016 local government elections. Addressing the Roundtable Discussion in Sandton, the MEC for the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Mr Paul Mashatile, highlighted that an estimated 60% of councilors in Gauteng municipalities are new, lacking the necessary understanding of the rules of the game, while some disregard the rules.