Formulating the pillars of a turnaround strategy About Previous issues
de Visser, Jaap
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The turnaround strategy (TAS) for local government is gaining momentum. Initiated by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CGTA), the TAS is aimed at identifying the drivers of the distress in local government and the mechanisms needed to effectively and efficiently address them. The urgency with which the distress in local government is viewed is evident in the express commitment of both Minister Shiceka and President Zuma to the TAS. The political will to see this process through, therefore, seems to exist. However, to yield different and more substantial results from that of similar prior processes, it must contain certain key elements.