National government needs to do more to combat the widespread corruption in local government that is undermining its ability to deliver services, says the SA Local Government Association (Salga).

It has suggested that the national government set up a “war kitty” to deal with the pervasive problem, which contributed to the R25bn in irregular expenditure municipalities notched up in the 2017/2018 financial year, according to auditor-general Kimi Makwetu...

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