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2022-07-20 10:21:33

20 Jul 2022 @ 10h30 - SA Cities Network


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are talking and issues some of the of our time are the quality of municipal services being offered and census report just been that's done looking at non financial done variables by the statistician general of south africa statssa has found that some municipalities bucket where the system remains a prevalent and provision electricity of is not just an eskom problem at municipal even level devolved problem employment issue becomes an and there's many others are speaking and so we to experts who can point us to the problems and also perhaps the solutions we've spoken a little bit about sanitation and the bucket system which remains deplorable noses nyanga but what else has been found in census the that stats sa has done when you are looking at issues when like employment employability and what are you engaging ageing earnings i just wish to move but and comment a step back on that point of the system bucket what an interesting trend is not the same its ages da india one of most common denominator the is the mushrooming of informal settlements municipalities now obliged to provide some sandy and the first one which they are able to do is of the the one of the tanks water then water and then for their also bucket system because easier that would be to move around anticipating but what we are now as time goes replaced they should be now with a normal toilet it goes along all with that development if nationally you look foreign example there are provinces shown a which have road of development in terms of trying to read get rid system of the bucket came again last year last year and this and financial this financial year year didn't have any bmi applies in gauteng as as well limpopo but the western cape we referred to it shoulders it declined from five and ninety eight hundred households to fourteen five hundred and bill utilising but the challenge is sitting with the been free state and eastern where cape free state moved from one thousand households to going to six thousand eastern cape still sitting at eleven thousand five hundred to thousand eleven five hundred and ninety-five those other where provinces now they need to be of a lot work to try and get read all that on type of their budget is do i want us to move on a little and talk bit about employment of the things which is one that was also studied this is a national and crisis now affects because it young people what our municipalities expected to do by way of way of harnessing harnessing employment opportunities improve or creating an or enabling environment even creating jobs from statistics view point of their employment figures that we provide far the general not community might rather solely by the employees that are appointed within the meaning it be and those numbers now the one of the reasons that have led challenge to the two when it comes to sufficiency sufficiency on delivery on deal bear higher vacancy rate on their managerial positions one example sitting at eighteen who are percent vacancies the managerial and if those vehicles there field is now i'm not in is difficult for the to sub ordinated perform their duties back to the capacity issue and then staff when it comes to their it's sitting around ten at around ten percent vacancy percent vacancy rate rate a bit which is lower than the managerial but needed in our managers are not to drive implementation the of project then is difficult for municipalities who reach their communities and provide all the is and that goes along with the infrastructure and the budget constraints i want you into this conversation to bring because obviously misunderstood appointment as in general opportunities but it speaks capacity to with in the municipalities to hire right skills the and retain those skills some what are of the challenges that make it difficult to attract people to local municipalities have the know people who how that's accounting needed whether it's procurement or even just project management completely didn't missed the point while this that were released these numbers base they that there's a looking at municipal were looking at were municipal employment in has got a direct relationship the ability to of the city to deliver on deliver on services now if you just think about the the vacancy rates that have just been highlighted what would be interesting to find out what skills at what skills levels those are vacancies are we talking about organogram in the of the of the municipalities your is it cleaning services where your your with your waging your your your wages your serve services or are we talking about the eighteen is largely percent made up of your accountants in finance people that would assist with audit outcomes engineers and very importantly you know how many of these municipalities do not have senior manager positions that are that have been field in in in in the sense of city managers and the likes though it relationship there is a because when has become you don't have vacant vacancies critical vacancies critical field service delivery then your is compromised when it is compromised then the private sector in terms of investment when the services are not reliable they might want to pull out of the of that municipality end of and go to go to to to another municipality so there is that that relationship but what contribute and moses has i think already started talking to this these to vacancy rates that we are talking about number of factors wants kenya one of them is the issue of budget which has spoken to so when when municipalities cannot collect in because some instances they cannot render cannot render it means that there is no money cover operational to costs which includes salaries as well the second thing it's about the attractiveness terms of the location in earlier owners would say where a young engineer a wants to somewhere work somewhere in rural in rural free state or would they wanted to go to cities we major are things we know fact that most for a of them would prefer to come to secure because because of opportunities much as as there is there's competition so a need to make there's working in these areas rural role municipality to be to be attractive and to make sure are that the skills that affected there is not just your graduate by some of your citizens professionals attacked so i are take also to attractive to it these municipalities business up on the interest of time i've got one question one question for you and for you moses as let's well so talk a solution here some municipalities looking already at the issue of devolution own providing their electricity providing their own transport and rail network what are some of the innovations these municipalities that could employ to provide services also to generate but much needed income safer lerato it is not matter of just a matter of devolution devolution own only is it but it also about municipalities going back in general whether it's a natural distressed or municipalities category c going back to say when we established in terms were of the constitution we what were managed to do with the municipality water so sanitation electricity and refuse removal core of at the the services that are rendered municipalities by and nobody else does it then two number is to say you might do ball but also do realise that be you might not competent in all of the areas is a greater there need for municipalities to realise that establishing partnerships with the private sector with the and ngo and academia will play critical role a eran devolution or rendering the services that's way that they do the challenges that we face that the municipality says you cannot it cannot just resolved be resolved just be by municipalities by on have their own why they that responsibility they require partnership and creative thinking on how to do that moses that thanks for a final comment from you curious i'm that you know eastern cape's not well free state doing is not doing well you have any reasons do why that is and how that could be sorted out furniture lerato if your the sowetan on tuesday article was read our implats who wrote an interesting being letter letter where he analysed where in terms of their services rendered by municipalities out is where of the pool fifty-seven municipalities hundred seventy-five and are battling to render the services required due to the lack of revenue revenue is generated which by most rural municipalities cannot with cope the demands in terms of service delivery the grants that they receive i mean are minimal on two to to on depend the mostly pay their salaries and wages and so now when it comes to the delivery gives a lot of challenge see we are going to next week thursday when released census their financial of municipalities the channel that aimed at will be in terms of revenue are they how much able to generate hands and now these babies are all or basic sectors for them to be able to happen there to be revenue needs which was sustainable hands agree with they my colleague the if there be some partnership could we can different see a totally an improvement on the business delivered you so much for thank edition joining us on this of power talk moses was director the chief responsible for government financial services at statssa and the executive manager for programmes sa cities for the network madam noisy paul hlatshwayo time for the news it's