Cape Town - Cape Town is the best-run big metropolitan city in the country, Western Cape is the best run province, and the province is also home to 12 of the 20 top-performing municipalities, according to two separate reports.
The Municipal Financial Stability Report, published by Ratings Afrika, has found that the DA-run Western Cape is also the most improved province from 2014 to 2018.
The highest-scoring municipality is Swartland (Malmesbury) in the Western Cape, run by the DA, followed closely by ANC-run Senqu (Lady Grey) in the Eastern Cape, just one point behind.
The Ratings Afrika report examines financial reports submitted to the Treasury and assesses the municipality’s ability to deliver services and develop and maintain the infrastructure required by its residents without unplanned increases in rates and taxes or a reduction in the level of services.
Patricia de Lille, who was mayor of the City during the time period reflected by the report, said she was proud to have led Cape Town to seven consecutive clean audits.