The purpose of this circular is to provide guidance on the implementation and the roll-out of the Once-Off Gratuity (OOG) payment to eligible non-returning Councillors (Cllrs) post the 2021 Local Government Elections (“LGEs”). The OOG was paid to eligible non-returning Cllrs post the 2011 and the 2016 LGEs. Pursuant to engagements with various stakeholders1, the […]
From the first democratic local government elections in 2000, until the 2016 elections, general elections have always produced so-called ‘hung councils’. A hung council arises when no political party wins more than 50% of the seats in the municipal council, thus making the formation of a coalition or minority government inevitable. The first local government […]
The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department Of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA). The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved […]
District Development Model
Under the District Development Model all three spheres of government coordinate and integrate development plans and budgets and mobilise the capacity and resources of government and civil society, including business, labour and community, in pursuit of inclusive growth and job creation.
The District Development Model aims to improve the coherence and impact of government service delivery with focus on 44 Districts and 8 Metros around the country as development spaces that can be used as centres of service delivery and economic development, including job creation.