The Treasury has agreed to take a more active role in monitoring  municipal finances to help bring back financial stability and address  the twin problems of corruption and political interference.  

On Friday last week finance minister Tito Mboweni convened a meeting of his budget forum, a platform that comprises the minister, the country’s nine finance MECs and representatives of the SA Local Government Association (Salga), an employer body representing the country’s 257 municipalities, to discuss their sustainability...

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