ANC Election Manifesto
Make Municipalities Financially Viable
We will end non-payment culture, whilst delivering free basic services.

The ANC will reduce unfunded mandates in municipalities and link provincial and national transfers to the adoption of funded budgets by municipalities.

The ANC will strengthen the municipal finance recovery service function and simplify financial recovery plans.

The ANC will find a long-term solution to historical uncollectable debts and amend legislation to ensure no public representative or state employee may be in municipal arrears for more than three months.

The ANC will roll out campaigns to encourage a culture of payment for services.

We re-affirm the progressivity of equitable share spending, so that poorer communities receive higher allocations of free basic services and prioritisation in capital spending.

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