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INVITATION || 22 July 2020 || State of Municipalities in South Africa: A critical reflection of the 2018-19 Audit Outcomes for Local Government

22 July 2020
12:00 - 13:30

Date: 22 July 2020

Time: 12:00-13:30

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Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu released the local government audit outcomes for the period 2018-19. He titled the report ‘Not much to go around, yet not the right hands at the till’ to reflect the state of financial management in municipalities. This is yet another Auditor General report painting a picture of poor management of billions of rand in funds allocated to municipalities. Administrative and governance lapses, according to him, account for very weak accountability and consequent exposure to abuse of the public purse.

You are cordially invited to the webinar seminar series to discuss “State of Municipalities in South Africa: A critical reflection of the 2018-19 Audit Outcomes for Local Government”. This is one of the seminar series of its kind to talk frankly about the state of municipalities in South Africa.


Dr Samuel Koma from Milpark Education is a sought-after expert on local government. His areas of research and expertise include municipal governance, public policy analysis and local economic development. He is internationally well-travelled and conducted comparative research in countries including Norway, Hungary and U.S. He currently serves as a member of the South African BRICS Think Tank under the auspices of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dr Adv Molebedi Sisi is a thought leader with extensive experience and knowledge in Supply Chain Management (SCM), Contract Management, Governance, Risk and Compliance. He served as a Senior Manager, Divisional Head, and Director: Supply Chain Management in respective government departments, agencies and a Metropolitan Municipality in the Gauteng Province of the Republic of South Africa. He is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa since 11 December 2003.

Adv Gary Pienaar is senior research manager in the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES) research division of the Human Sciences Research Council. His work in the public sector includes service as a local councillor in Johannesburg in the mid-nineties and eight years as the Western Cape Representative of the Public Protector. His research focuses on constitutional law, governance and public ethics.