Local Economic Development Fund (LEDF). Purpose to provide conditional grants to municipalities for the implementation of job creation and poverty alleviation projects. Conditions of the Grant. project business plans to be submitted that comply with the criteria of the LEDF
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to assist municipalities with significant once-off establishment and administrative costs of amalgamation
To ensure that all South Africans gain access to affordable municipal services through the provision of capital grants for internal bulk and connector, internal infrastructure and community services and facilities within an integrated development planning framework.
To support the Integrated Rural Development Strategy.
To support the Urban Renewal strategy.
To support the housing programme
Until such time Government is of the opinion that it has adequately dealt with eradicating municipal infrastructure backlogs
To assistmedium-sized and small municipalities experiencing severe financial problems to restructure their financial positions and organisations
To support municipalities in implementing new system as provided for in the Municipal Systems Act, 2000. These new systems include Integrated Development Planning (IDP’s), Performance Management, Local Public Sector Management reform such as the introduction of performance contract.
Reporting mechanisms of the Department
National IDP monitoring system, which will assess the impact of PIMS Centres and the quality of support provided to municipalities. The monitoring system will be operational from 1 April 2001.
PMS Pilot municipalities to submit quarterly progress report
PMS technical support team will conduct quarterly visits to Pilot municipalities to provide technical advise and most importantly, to monitor progress.
Annual performance audit of PMS pilot municipalities by the Office of the Auditor-General
Reporting mechanisms of Province
Provincial PIMSS forums (made of representatives from District and local municipalities, members of the national PIMSS Task Team and PIMS Centre professional) will provide quarterly progress reports on PIMS Centres.