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Game Changers to Improve Municipalities

With municipalities continuing work to improve themselves, new conditional grants and so called “game changers” will be introduced, National Treasury said on Wednesday. This as government continues to work to reduce costs and improve financial management. Tabling the 2017 Budget before a joint sitting of Parliament, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said government continues to invest […]

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Open Budget Data Portal – Be Involved in Municipal Money Management

A few months ago, South African Government is proudly launched “Municipal Money”, an open local government budget data portal which provides citizens and other stakeholders with access to comparable, verified information on the financial performance of each municipality. Municipal Money’s key objective is to promote transparency and citizen engagement through the visualisation and ‘demystification’ of information […]

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Public Participation through Ward Committees – Have Your Say!

Public participation is a vital part of our democracy, and allows for citizens to get involved in how their communities are governed. At local government level the Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 1998, requires amongst others municipalities to develop mechanisms to consult communities and community organisations in performing their functions and exercising its powers. These […]

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5 Pillars of Back 2 Basics

Institutional Capacity : There has to be a focus will be on building strong municipal administrative systems and processes. It includes ensuring that administrative positions are filled with competent and committed people whose performance is closely monitored. (more…)

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​Building Capabilities

Sound financial management is integral to the success of local government. National Treasury has legislated standards and reporting requirements, and based on our monitoring of the indicators, we will identify the key areas emerging from the profiles and partner with National Treasury to support the remedial process. (more…)

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Sound Financial Management

Good governance is at the heart of the effective functioning of municipalities. Municipalities will be constantly monitored and evaluated on their ability to carry out the following basics: (more…)

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Good Governance
  • CoGTA will support the development and implementation of comprehensive infrastructure and maintenance plans in municipalities, with at least 7% of operational budgets going to maintenance of infrastructure. This will include infrastructure audits.

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​Delivering Basic Services

Measures will be taken to ensure that municipalities engage with their communities. We will enforce compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Systems Act on community participation. Municipalities must develop affordable and efficient communication systems to communicate regularly with communities and disseminate urgent information. (more…)

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Putting People First

Leadership

DCoG

Vision: An integrated, responsive and highly effective governance system, including communities, to achieve sustainable development and improved service delivery.

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DTA

About us: The establishment of the Department of Traditional Affairs was approved by Cabinet on 5 March 2008. The former Department of Provincial and Local Government was given a mandate deriving from the....

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MISA

The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a national government component constituted in terms of Section 7(2) Schedule 3 of the Public Service Act of 1994 (as amended)...

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NDMC

Purpose: To promote an integrated and co-ordinated system of disaster prevention, mitigation and risk management...

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CoGTA Over the Years