Category Archives: Resources

Municipal Matters: What is the role of a municipal manager?

Municipal managers are barred from holding political office and are expected to be apolitical individuals. [...]

Municipal Matters: The IDP and public participation

An IDP Representative Forum, or key stakeholders, should be established to encourage the participation of [...]

Municipal Matters: What is an IDP?

The IDP is a diverse document that must help remove the legacy of apartheid and [...]

Municipal Matters: The 5 Steps of an IDP

The process undertaken to produce the IDP consists of 5 steps: Step 1 – Analysis [...]

Municipal Matters: 6 steps a municipality must follow in preparing the budget

At least 10 months before the start of the budget year, a schedule must be [...]

Municipal Matters: Tariffs and services explained

It is a key objective of the municipality to make sure it has a funded [...]

Municipal Matters: Municipal budgets – What you need to know

Budgets are financial plans for the upcoming year that show the forecasted expenditure and income [...]

Municipal Matters: A guide to bylaws

By-laws are no less and no more important than any other law passed by national [...]

Municipal Matters: Understanding ward boundary demarcation

The Constitution provides that the whole territory of the Republic must be covered by municipalities [...]

The Basics: What are founding documents?

All successful non-profit associations have one thing in common – they are guided by a [...]