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MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT GRANT SELECT COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 10 OCTOBER 2007. Background of MSIG. A conditional grant to support municipalities in building in-house capacity to: - Perform their functions - Stabilize institutional and governance system

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Municipal systems improvement grant select committee on finance 10 october 2007

MUNICIPAL SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENT GRANTSELECT COMMITTEE ON FINANCE10 OCTOBER 2007


Background of MSIG

  • A conditional grant to support municipalities in building in-house capacity to:

    - Perform their functions

    - Stabilize institutional and governance system

  • The focus of the grant is on:-Local and Economic Development, Financial Viability, Institutional Development, and Good Governance

  • Grant maintained at R200 mil per annum until 2009/10

  • For 2007/08 number of receiving municipalities increased from 211 (2006/07) to 254 municipalities



Comparative analysis on transfers 2006 07 2007 08 by july
Comparative Analysis on Transfers2006/07 & 2007/08 by July




Reasons for Variance in the 2007/08 Expenditure Performance 31 Sept 2007

  • Allocations transferred to qualifying municipalities in July 2007 in accordance with the NT approved payment schedule.

  • The dplg withheld 2007/08 MSIG allocations (R 25,585 million) for 27 municipalities due to non –reporting and or under spending on the 2006/07 grant as prescribed by Sec 25 of the DoRA.

    - Of the withheld amount of R 25 million, an amount of R 4,803 was transferred in August 2007 for those municipalities which responded to the withholding letter.

    - An amount of R 10,782 still withheld and will be transferred in November 2007

  • Municipalities still spending the 2006/07 balance of the allocation


Challenges in the administration of Grant 31 Sept 2007

  • Late submission of Activity Plans by municipalities which then result in delays in allocation and approval process;

  • Late and/or non sub-mission of MISG expenditure reports by municipalities resulting in MFM not being able to ascertain whether the projects have been implemented or not.


Specific Areas of Non-Compliance with DORA 31 Sept 2007

  • High staff turnover at municipal level especially with regards to CFO’s, which affects the sign-off of expenditure reports.

  • Continued culture of non-reporting or consistent reporting by receiving municipalities.


Steps taken to address Non-Compliance 31 Sept 2007

  • Withholding letters addressed to all concerned municipalities in July 2007 regarding the 2007/08 allocations;

  • Negotiated for amendment of payment schedule to August 2007 and approval was sort from National Treasury;

  • District-wide bilateral meetings ongoing an a quarterly basis with the Provinces, Districts and Local Municipalities; and

  • Deploying an MSIG Response Team members to assist individual municipalities with compiling expenditure and quarterly reports as well as general support on the implementation of business plans


Collaboration and Coordination with other sectors 31 Sept 2007

  • Agreement with DWAF on provision of resource team to augment the dplg current MSIG Administration capacity

  • Working relations with Provincial Departments of Local Government – Dedicated provincial official for monitoring of MSIG in the province


Funds withheld e cape 2007 08
Funds Withheld: E.Cape 31 Sept 20072007/08



Funds withheld kzn 2007 08
Funds Withheld: KZN 31 Sept 20072007/08


Funds withheld limpopo 2007 08
Funds Withheld: Limpopo 31 Sept 20072007/08


Funds withheld n cape 2007 08
Funds Withheld: N.Cape 31 Sept 20072007/08


Funds withheld n west 2007 08
Funds Withheld: N.West 31 Sept 20072007/08


Funds withheld w cape 2007 08
Funds Withheld: W.Cape 31 Sept 20072007/08


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