My previous post was on failing municipalities across South Africa and the impact on agriculture and agribusinesses.

This evening, Mr JP Landman covered a similar problem in his newsletter, highlighting that “163 of the 278 local authorities in SA are in financial distress, and 40 are in serious financial and service delivery crisis. In a display of wishful thinking, 102 have adopted budgets they cannot fund.”

We have a big problem! You can read JP Landman’s piece by clicking here.

And oh, I have another essay on this issue, narrowing deeper on the agricultural challenges emanating from poor performing municipalities. I’ve also proposed some suggestions on the way forward. The article will be published on The Conversation soon, hopefully, June 18.

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