Key findings released by Municipal IQ, a specialised local government data and intelligence organisation, reveal that eight out of 10 top-performing local municipalities are in the Western Cape, with Overstrand topping the list followed by Stellenbosch in second and Steve Tshwete (Mpumalanga) in third place.
Shortly after this announcement hit the headlines, Overstrand’s Municipal Manager, Mr Coenie Groenewald, revealed on Friday 5 December that Overstrand has yet again obtained a clean audit for the 2013/14 financial year.
Expressing his gratitude towards each and everyone who have made these achievements possible, Groenewald said: “This is no doubt a direct result of your huge effort as dedicated staff, taking pride in your work and working together as a team with the support of the Executive Mayor and Council as body corporate.”
He did, however, caution that these achievements do not mark the end of the road in the municipality’s endeavour to deliver on its constitutional mandate.
“There will always be room for improvement, and everyone must continue to explore new ways of delivering good governance and ensuring our ratepayers and residents receive good value for money,” he said.