you very much Deputy Speaker, the response is as follows: we have a range of programmes to respond to that particular question. In particular, we have the national school of government whose duty is solely on thing - training on various programmes as determined by the Sona,
legislative framework and the National Development Plan, NDP, amongst other things.
Also articulated, amongst other things, by hon members in the House and by the perceptions out there in the public, all of which points exactly to that kind of situation where we need skilled and capable public servants.
Therefore, the national school of government is focusing on those. What we going to do beginning of the year is to review some of those programmes to align them to the prescripts of the sixth administration. We are already making strides in relation to that alignment and achieving our goals in that regard.
The MINISTER OF CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL
AFFAIRS: Deputy Speaker, first of all, it is the prerogative of the provincial executive to intervene in municipalities under section 139. In the three municipalities, the two, Lekwa Local Municipality and Govan Mbeki Local Municipality, the intervention was under section 139(5) which means that it is a financial
intervention and the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs gets informed. The Minister does not concur or decide so it is really the provinces that take those decisions.
But in the case of Modimolle-Mookgophong, this was under section 139(1)(b) which means that the province decides but then it asks for concurrence from the national Minister. Now, we give concurrence if the municipality is failing in terms of the three categories; governance, finance or service delivery-related issues. But, I can not answer for the provinces why they have not put others under administration because it really is their prerogative. Thank you.