Carol Paton Writer at Large

Finance minister Tito Mboweni has put an end to business class flights, expensive cars, free booze and year-end parties for mayors and all municipal officials and politicians.

In regulations gazetted last week, Mboweni sets out new "cost containment" measures that will apply to all municipal officials and political office-bearers and all municipal entities. The measures are extensive and cover every area of "nonservice delivery" expenditure, from the hiring of consultants to expenditure on cars and travel.

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, Morningstar financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.