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Portfolio based induction for councillors serving in the finance committees of municipalities

Posted: 07 September 2017


SALGA rolled out a generic Integrated Councillor Induction Programme (CIP) in September – October 2016 (Phase I), post the August 2016 local government elections. In line with the organisations capacity building programmes spear headed by Municipal Institutional Development (MID), this induction was to be followed by portfolio based training of councillors (Phase II) serving in specific committees of municipal councils and driven by different business units within SALGA.

In line with the context and prescripts of the framework, Municipal Finance Directorate commenced with the roll-out of this portfolio-based induction training for all councillors serving in the finance committees of municipalities (which may include Mayors/Executives and MPAC Chairpersons) as per the approved established of various municipalities. The aim of this training is to capacitate councillors with appropriate knowledge and equip them with relevant skills to execute their roles and responsibilities on the following key focus areas:

  • Legislative and legal environment
  • Local Government Budgeting and planning
  • Oversight roles and responsibilities
  • In-year & year-end reporting and regulations
  • Financial management
  • Compliance

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