Water is life — how can we build collective power to turn our municipalities around?
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We have to change our perspective and try a new approach: how can we — as community members, civil society organisations and the private sector — support our municipality to make it work for us?
Year after year, the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) releases damning reports on the financial status of the country’s municipalities. While these reports serve a crucial purpose of accountability and transparency in a constitutional democracy, the consequences of failing municipalities on real people’s lives are often lost in the numbers.
Zoe Postman is the head of communications and Tinotenda M Muringani is an intern researcher at non-profit advocacy organisation Equality Collective.