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West Coast District Municipality. Towards more meaningful and relevant IGR structures - getting to agenda building complementarity? Henry Prins Municipal Manager SALGA PEC Engagement Malmesbury 17 October 2013. Introduction Presentation outline. Policy and legislative framework

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West coast district municipality

West Coast District Municipality

Towards more meaningful and relevant IGR structures - getting to agenda building complementarity?

Henry Prins

Municipal Manager

SALGA PEC Engagement


17 October 2013

IntroductionPresentation outline

  • Policy and legislative framework

  • Context for IGR

  • Compounded benefits of IGR

District Inter-Governmental RelationsPolicy and legislative framework summary

  • Inter-governmental Relations framework Act 13 of 2005

  • Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Sec. 41

  • Municipal Systems act sec 24, 27, 29

  • Mun. Structures Act Sec 83 and 84 (1) and 88 providing for co-operation between district and local municipalities

  • Disaster Management Act 2002 Sec 51, 43

Inter-Governmental RelationsContext 1

  • IGR definitions: “intergovernmental relations” means relationships that arise between different governments or between organs of state from different governments in the conduct of their affairs;

  • Inter-governmental an inter-municipality forums as defined in sections 24 and 28 of the IGRFA act 13 of 2005

  • Inter governmental structures promote co-ordination and alignment

  • Consultative approach followed: District and Prov. IDP LED Mngrs forum, IDP CC,DCF

  • Alignment and stakeholder engagement: Municipal level platforms for stakeholder engagement and Bi-laterals

Inter-Governmental RelationsContext 2

  • Priority issues to be aligned to Municipal- and Provincial Strategic Objectives and national outcomes

  • IDP Co-ordinating(IDP CC) committee convenes municipal, provincial and national department stakeholders at least twice per annum

  • E.g. IDP management framework and process plan (time schedule) used to aid alignment

  • IGR assists planning alignment and co-ordination at strategic and operational management level

  • Multi-sectoral forum: expediting implementation challenges across sectors and ensuring project integration

West Coast District

Inter-Governmental Relations structures 1

  • IDP Co-ordinating Committee

  • IDP Analysis process, Indabas, LGMTEC, MGRO

  • IDP/ LED managers forum


  • Water monitoring committee

  • Disaster Management Advisory Committee

  • PCF, Minmay

West Coast District

Inter-Governmental Relations structures 1

West Coast District

Inter-Governmental Relations structures 2

  • Multi-SectoralForum

  • Technical forums (some ad hoc) such as:

    • Forum of Internal Auditors

    • HR Practitioners Forum

    • Town and Regional Planners forum

    • Fire Service Co-ordination forum

    • Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO)

    • Integrated Coastal Management Forum

IGR through Inter-municipal co-operationCompounded benefits

  • IGR both a means and an end:

  • Illustrated through the Shared Services/IMC example:

    • Establishment of level of standards;

    • Improved access to higher standards of technology;

    • Allows management to focus on more strategic matters;

    • Assists in achieving policy goals of Government by strengthening municipalities and raising standards of performance.

District Municipality functionsStrategic issues

  • Intergovernmental fora providing follow through on the issues raised eg Dora allocations

  • Positive examples include the unfunded mandate of libraries that has been addressed through successful IGR

  • Need for more streamlining of respective IGR agendas between DCF, PCF, Minmay based on an agreed Strategic Agenda

Thank you Presentation by: Henry PrinsContact details: Tel. [email protected] West Coast District MunicipalityLong StreetMoorreesburg