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Local Government Relations Master Class. 20 May 2010 Presentation by Oupa Pilane 0823718413. The Establishment and Mandate of Municipality. Municipalities are constitutional structures established in accordance to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996

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local government relations master class

Local Government Relations Master Class

20 May 2010

Presentation by Oupa Pilane

0823718413

the establishment and mandate of municipality
The Establishment and Mandate of Municipality
  • Municipalities are constitutional structures established in accordance to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa,1996
  • Chapter 7, Section 151 of the Constitution give the constitutional status of a Municipality
    • (1) The local sphere of government consist of municipalities, must be established for the whole territory of the Republic. (Service delivery must there reach every corner of every boundary)
    • (2) The Executive and Legislative Authority of a municipality is vested in its Municipality
    • (3) A municipality has the right to govern, on its own initiative, the local government affairs of its community, subject to national and provincial legislation, as provided for in the Constitution.
    • (4) The national or provincial government may not compromise or impede a municipality’s ability or right to exercise its powers or perform its functions.
section 152 provides for the object for local government which are
Section 152 provides for The Object for Local Government, which are:

(a) Provide democratic and accountable government for local communities;

(b) Ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner;

(c) Promote social and economic development;

(d) Promote a safe and healthy environment; and

(e) Encourage the involvement of communities and community organisations in matters of local government.

the establishment and functioning of a municipality is supported by other legislations
The establishment and functioning of a municipality is supported by other legislations
  • The Structures act:
  • The systems Act
  • MFMA
  • MPRA
  • Demarcation Act
constitutions part b schedule 4
Air pollution

Building regulations

Child care facilities

Electricity and gas reticulation

Firefighting services

Local tourism

Municipal airports

Municipal planning

Municipal Health Services

Municipal public transport

Municipal public works in respect of municipal needs as per constitution

Storm water management systems in built up areas

Trading regulations

Water and sanitation services limited to potable water supply and domestic waste-water and sewage disposal systems

Constitutions Part B Schedule 4
schedule 5 part b
Beaches and amusement facilities

Billboards and display of advertisement in public places

Cemeteries, funeral parlours and crematoria

Cleansing

Control of public nuisance

Control of undertakings that sell liquor to the public

Facilities for the accommodation, care and burial of animals

Fencing and fences

Street lighting

Traffic and parking

Licensing of dogs

Licensing and control of places that sell food to the public

Local amenities

Local sport facilities

Markets

Municipal abattoirs

Municipal parks and recreation

Municipal roads

Noise pollution

Pounds

Public places

Refuse removal, refuse dumps and solid waste disposal

Street trading

Schedule 5 Part B
policies and systems
Policies and Systems
  • Organizational Structure
  • Information management system
  • Information Technology)
  • Financial Engagement (Revenue Management)
  • Sector Plans (Comprehensive Infrastructure Plans, Water & sanitation, LED, transport etc)
  • Delegations (Structures, MFMA, Systems Act)
  • Performance Management System
  • Skills Development Plan (admin
  • Employment Equity Plan
  • Occupational health and Safety Pla
  • Communication plan
  • Customer care strategy
  • Indigent policy
  • Strategy for focus groups
  • By law reforms
  • Disaster Management Plan
  • Project Management Unit
municipal turn around strategies and idp process
Municipal Turn Around Strategies and IDP Process
  • Provide business with opportunity to assist and do business with Local Government
  • Assisting municipalities with business process analysis
  • Supporting them with planning
  • Timing of the IDP Process important (see attachment)
conclusion
Conclusion
  • There is a greater need for business to partner with government at planning levels rather than later in the processes.
          • Thank you