The long-disputed issue of the Treasury’s allocation of funds to local government is to be thrashed out at a meeting later this year, probably in June.

The local government budget forum meeting initiated by finance minister Tito Mboweni will include representatives from the Treasury; the budget council, which consists of the MECs of finance; local government MECs; the Financial and Fiscal Commission (FFC); the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta); and the SA Local Government Association (Salga). They will deliberate on the structure of local government finances...

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