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Local authorities in southern Africa struggle financially  

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Financial instability, compounded by low economic growth, is the biggest challenge facing municipalities in southern Africa. 

The South African Local Governance Association President, Stofile Bheke, said this while addressing attendees at the Local Economic Development Indaba held at Luderitz. 

The Association of Local Authorities in Namibia organised the four-day Indaba to examine and explore practical ways that local authorities can expand their revenue streams.