Convergence of great minds, as local government experts, academics and thought leaders deliberate and unpacks the impact of amalgamations on service delivery. One of the key recommendation that emerged from the discussion is that perhaps there should be a legislative review whereby amalgamations are conducted every 10 or 15 years in the interest to promote stability and socio-economic development.
Local government challenges will not be resolved by demarcation. Concerted efforts including the district development model, is set to take local government to greater heights.
FACT: There is no direct correlation between amalgamations/demarcation and performance of municipalities