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The Deputy Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Andries Nel visited Theewaterskloof Local Municipality in the Western Cape Province.

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Delivery Agreement on Local Government performance is on the Agenda of Friday’s MinMEC

The Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA), Sicelo Shiceka has on Friday (04 June 2010) met with all the Mayors and MECs for local government to discuss and finalize Performance and Service Delivery Agreements which clarify outputs and deliverables that must be met by local government and the provinces in this term of service delivery.

They deliberated at length details of the deliverables to be achieved in order to meet the outcome number nine of the government twelve priority outcomes which were approved by Cabinet Lekgtola held in January 2010.

Government outcome number nine commits Minister Shiceka to develop a local government system which is efficient, effective, responsive and accountable. This outcome forms basis of CoGTA Minister’s Performance Agreement (PA) which will be cascaded through local government MECs and mayors.

The Ministry for CoGTA has developed seven outputs which formed basis of Friday’s discussions as they have been agreed upon between the Minister and President Jacob Zuma. These are:

  • Implementation of the differentiated approach to municipal financing, planning and support.
  • Improving access to basic services
  • Implementation of the Community Works Programme
  • Action supportive to Human Settlement Outcomes
  • Deepen democracy through a refined Ward Committee Modal
  • Administrative and Financial Capability
  • Single Window of opportunity

The meeting also marked the start of the process of finalizing the terms of the Performance and Service Delivery Agreements across the three spheres of government within the Cooperative Governance Sector.

The Performance Agreements will be between

  • Minister Shiceka and local government MECs
  • Local government MECs and the Mayors

This process will be further strengthened and supported by the signing of PAs within CoGTA between CoGTA Minister and the Directors-General of both Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs departments

The same process will also be replicated in the provinces between local government MECs and the provincial Heads of Departments and in local government it will be the Mayors and municipal managers.