Municipal politics is killing small businesses
Dire situation in SA’s towns will continue to deteriorate until government acts to end ‘chaos’ in local government, says Sacci chief Mtho Xulu
Mtho Xulu, president of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the biggest voice of small business in the country, says “chaos” in local government and load-shedding are the largest threats to the viability of these entities, which should be South Africa's economic backbone.
“It's creating a dire situation across the country. Drastic action from government to stop this chaos is long overdue. It's getting a lot of attention now because it's affecting the big metros, but with every local government election you've had more and more municipalities collapsing.”..
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