What would make for successful South African municipalities? - CNBC Africa

What would make for successful South African municipalities?

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by CNBC Africa Reporter 0

What would make for successful South African municipalities? Photo: Wikipedia.

As South Africans take to the polls voting for the next municipal representatives, CNBC Africa hosted a discussion with Daryl Glaser, Associate Professor of Politics at Wits University and Dr Sam Koma, Senior Lecturer: Economic & Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria - here are some of the highlights:

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"It's high time that municipalities become professionalised, we need to have people with the right skills expertise, experience and qualifications employed in the right positions so that they are able to deliver on the strategic objectives of the municipality as contained in the IDP (Integrated Development Plan) and also spending their budget in line with the priorities that are reflected in the IDP." - Dr Sam Koma, Snr Lecturer: Economic & Management Sciences, University of Pretoria.

"Perhaps if parties were really rewarded or punished for their local performance, that would assist us in getting the kinds of high performing municipalities." - Dr Sam Koma, Snr Lecturer: Economic & Management Sciences, University of Pretoria.

"They way things are stacking up at the moment, probably the DA will emerge as the biggest single party in Nelson Mandela Bay, I expect the ANC to emerge as the biggest single party in Tshwane and in Johannesburg but with less than 50 per cent." - Daryl Glaser, Associate Professor of Politics at Wits University.

Coalition politics:

"Its going to be very messy and the ANC is not going to sit back passively while the other parties bargain and struggle over the terms of a coalition - they are going to be try to exploit divisions, trying to win particular smaller parties back to the ANC side - the ANC will not be without political ammunition." - Daryl Glaser, Associate Professor of Politics at Wits University.

"We could be heading into an interesting but unnerving period of political instability in the big cities." - Daryl Glaser, Associate Professor of Politics at Wits University.

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