Deputy Chairperson, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the Council I shall move on behalf of Cope:
That the Council debates -
1) Salga's funding model, which is stifling smaller municipalities against the poor performance records of most municipalities who lost, through fraud, corruption and other unaccounted-for wasteful expenditure, monies amounting to more than R10 billion, according to the Auditor-General's report for 2009-10;
2) that, as a Schedule 3A public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, Salga should explain its expenditure priorities and list of donor funding, as well as its failure to comply with public finance legislation and regulations; 3) the 89% of municipalities that did not comply with legislation on service delivery performance, leading to municipal audit outcomes highlighting widespread failure to respect the Constitution and to deliver on basic human rights; and
4) the plight of smaller municipalities, like Beaufort West and the Overberg, which are being held to ransom by the high membership fees of local municipalities and metropolitan municipalities and who have to fork out R9,1 million annually to Salga and cannot pay their staff because they have already exhausted their annual budget.