Gauteng Premier David Makhura has been blamed for just replicating President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address in his State of the Province Address (Sopa).
Makhura underscored the need to handle Gauteng’s difficulties with criticalness and straightforwardness in the first state of the province address of his second term in Soweto.
The discourse concentrated on the economy, which framed a piece of his five top needs.
During his Sopa address, Makhura gave the MECs a multi-day due date to give reports and criticism in their separate portfolios.
Makhura said new MECs would use official cars left by their predecessors as part of the province’s austerity measures.
He said the province would take all measures to maximise service delivery and ensure clean financial management.
Makhura said officials that don’t adhere to financial management principles would be dealt with. Midvaal Local Municipality was the only municipality in Gauteng that got a clean audit, even though none of the 11 audited municipalities were unqualified.
Political analyst Lesiba Teffo says, “Africans talk a lot and act less, what Makhura said, 90% is not new. Ninety percent of it was said by the President and I can assure you, come five years down the line the next President would be saying the same things with very little progress going forward.”
“It’s about time we act and implement. I am saying South Africans in general, we spend too much time talking and act less. I can speak to the question of the land but it ought to have been addressed in the past 20-years,” adds Teffo.
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