Polokwane, 19 March 2024 – Polokwane Municipality has emerged victorious at the prestigious South African Local Government Association (SALGA) 2022/23 Municipal Awards.

The municipality clinched the coveted award in the category honouring municipalities with sustained unqualified audit opinions, reaffirming its status as a beacon of fiscal responsibility and good governance.

This remarkable achievement highlights Polokwane’s dedication to upholding the highest standards of accountability, setting a commendable benchmark for municipalities nationwide. The accolade places Polokwane among the select few “low lying fruits” identified for their potential to attain clean audits, a goal championed by Executive Mayor Cllr Makoro John Mpe.

Cllr Mpe’s vision and leadership have been instrumental in steering Polokwane Municipality towards this remarkable milestone. His commitment to achieving a clean audit has been a driving force behind the municipality’s relentless pursuit of excellence.

Adding to the celebration, Polokwane Housing Association (PHA), a key agency under the municipality’s purview, has also been honoured for its sustained unqualified audit opinion. This dual triumph further solidifies Polokwane’s reputation as a model of efficiency and accountability in municipal governance.

“This accolade is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team,” remarked Executive Mayor Mpe. “It reaffirms our commitment to transparency, accountability, and delivering value to the residents of Polokwane. We are immensely proud of this achievement and remain steadfast in our resolve to continue raising the bar for municipal governance.”

The recognition bestowed upon Polokwane Municipality and the PHA serves as a source of inspiration for municipalities across the country, demonstrating that with dedication and diligence, the goal of achieving clean audits is within reach.

As Polokwane basks in the glory of this well-deserved accolade, it stands as a shining example of what can be accomplished through a steadfast commitment to excellence and integrity in local government.