SA a Trend Setter in Africa’s Local Government

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Midrand - The Deputy Chairperson for United Cities Local Government for Africa, Thabo Manyoni, says South Africa is ranked amongst top five countries when it comes to local government services.

Manyoni said many countries in Africa were faced with wars and high levels of migration, making it difficult for their municipalities to focus on delivering services.

Manyoni spoke to SAnews during the Presidential Local Government Summit (PLGS) held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, on Thursday.

He said poverty levels and inequality were high in most African countries as compared to South Africa.

“Decentralisation to local government in these countries is not even close to where South Africa is. The budget that our Metro Municipalities have is far beyond reach compared to what most African countries allocate to their municipalities,” Manyoni said.

He added that local government in South Africa held a high standard of first world countries, which puts the country under pressure, unlike most African countries.

“We can’t even compare dysfunctional South African municipalities to municipalities in other countries in the continent,” Manyoni said, who is also the Mayor of Managung Metro Municipality in the Free State.

Although this is the case, Manyoni said South Africa’s local government had similarities with that of other African countries including unemployment challenges.

“The only thing that sets us apart from other countries in this regard, is the degree to which these challenges occur… and fortunately, our policies in South Africa make it easy to address some of the issues,” said Manyoni.

He said South Africa’s success in local government could at least be compared to countries like Morocco, but maintained that most countries learned new tricks from South Africa in local government issues.

Municipalities to improve management systems

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma urged municipalities to improve their management systems moving forward, to get better audit reports for each local authority, each year, from the auditor-general.

President Zuma said this can be achieved only if municipalities ensured that their officials possessed necessary minimum skills.

“Government has responded to improve professionalism and the management of local government by introducing amendments to local government legislation, for example the Municipal System Amendment Act.

“Chief financial officers should be skilled in what they are doing, engineers and other technical staff should also be experts in what they have been employed to do,” President Zuma said.

He urged delegates at the summit to align the objectives against the background of the country’s socio-economic blueprint up to 2030, the National Development Plan.

“The Plan has identified a number of areas for targeted action in improving governance and administration. Some of the priority areas to improve delivery include achieving a clearer separation between the roles of the political principals and the administrative heads of municipalities,” President Zuma said.

He added that accountability and oversight in local governance must be improved, or reinforced.

President Zuma said despite shortcomings of municipalities, there are many areas of excellence in local government that could be leveraged on.

“There are municipalities that are functioning effectively, with effective political and administrative systems, with strong internal audit and financial management structures. There are municipalities in which Councils are actively involved in monitoring the implementation of all governance resolutions,” said President Zuma.

“These municipalities are characterised by clean administration where the staff complement as a collective prioritise fraud prevention, and risk management. These municipalities also have a zero tolerance to poor performance, and conduct regular performance reviews and implement corrective measures where needed.”

President Zuma urged municipalities that struggled to carry out their mandate to learn from experiences of successful ones.

“We also commit to support all struggling municipalities. Every municipality must be fully functional and efficient, for the sake of our people who need reliable and efficient services.

“If municipalities do not improve in spite of support, we will have no alternative but to use all constitutional powers and legislative opportunities in the quest to ensure that our communities are served better,” said President Zuma.

-SAnews.gov.za - 19-9-2014 - By More Matshediso

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Weekly Quotation Bulletin

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QUOTATION NUMBER DESCRIPTION CLOSING DATE AND TIME
MMM/FQ: 299 2014/2015 LAYING OF PAVING BRICKS AND CEMENT BLOCKS AT PARKS OFFICES. Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00
MMM/FQ: 300 2014/2015 CLEANING OF HARD SURFACED OR CEMENT LINED PONDS AND PARKS FOR PARKS DIVISION Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00
MMM/FQ: 301 2014/2015 PROVISION OF CLEANING SERVICES OF BFN CBD (AREA D & E) AS AND WHEN REQUIRED. Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00
MMM/FQ: 302 2014/2015 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF ADVANCED STABILISING RESCUE KIT Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00
MMM/FQ: 303 2014/2015 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF TOOLS,PLANT AND EQUIPMENT Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00
MMM/FQ: 304 2014/2015 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF VARIOUS FERTILIZERS AND CHEMICALS/PESTICIDS FOR PARKS DIVISION Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00
MMM/FQ: 305 2014/2015 SUPPLY, DELIVERY INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING OF MIDWALL SPILT AT BOTSHABELO OFFICES Date: 19 September 2014. Time:11h00

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MFMA Mangaung In Year Report August 2014

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To comply with section 71 of the MFMA, by providing a monthly statement on the implementation of the budget and financial state of affairs of the municipality to the Executive Mayor, as legislated.

The strategic objective of this report is to ensure good governance, financial viability and optimal institutional transformation with capacity to execute its mandate.
Section 71 of the MFMA requires that:

The accounting officer of a municipality must by no later than 10 working days after the end of each month submit to the mayor of the municipality, and the relevant National and Provincial Treasury, a statement in the prescribed format on the state of the municipality’s budget reflecting certain details for that month and for the financial year up to the end of that month.

For the reporting period ending 31 August 2014, the ten working day reporting limit expires on 12 September 2014.

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Media Alert: Water Shutdown – Lourie Park and Pellesier

WATER SHUTDOWN FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES

Notice is hereby given that; there will be an interruption of water supply within the municipal area of Bloemfontein.

The areas which will be affected are as follows: 

  • Lourie Park
  • Pellessier

 Residents, businesses, factories, schools, clinics and all consumers are notified that the water supply to the areas mentioned above will be affected on 09 September 2014 at 08h00 until 17h00.

Water Tankers will be provided as and where required.

All consumers are kindly requested to make the necessary arrangements for gathering water for cooking, washing, cleaning, etc for that period.

Mangaung Metro would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Issued by:

MMM Communications

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Enquiries:

Call Centre: 0800 111 300

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News Update: Executive Mayor launches Metro’s Service Delivery Projects

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Key Activities to take place in terms of the IDP, BUDGET and PMS for the 2015-16 IDP Process

IDP PHASES AND PERFORMANCE REPORTING ACTIVITY DATES FACILITATION
 

PREPARATION PHASE

Briefing session with Section 80: IDP and Finance, MAYCO 13 Aug 2014 CM
Initiate tariffs setting review process & benchmarking (services tariffs to be cost reflective) 20 Aug 2014 CFO
Tabling of the IDP and Budget Process Plan to Council. 28 Aug 2014 DEM
Final submission of Municipal Growth and Development Strategy for the City to the EM 29 Aug 2014 CM
Executive Mayor facilitates the establishment of the Budget Steering Committee 31 Aug 2014 EM/CM
Advertisement of IDP and Budget Process Plan. 05 Sep 2014 OCM
MAYCO to provide budget priorities and key projects  for the MTREF period for inclusion in the budget parameters 13 Sep 2014 CFO
Preparation of budget framework to provide parameters and request budget inputs for the 2015/16 MTREF period. 30 Sep 2014 CFO
Approval of final GDS and implementation plan 30 Sep 2014 EM
1ST quarter section 52 report for the period ending 30 September 2014 on the implementation of the budget and financial state of affairs of the municipality 22 Oct 2014 CFO/CM
One day self-assessment dialogue with EMT, MAYCO and Councillors and reviewing current implementation progress. 30 Oct 2014 EM/CM
EMT submits inputs on operational budget 03 Nov 2014 HODs
EMT to submit inputs on operational budget 14 Nov 2014 HODs
Submission of General Services Tariffs and revenue forecast. 14 Nov 2014 HODs
EMT to submit budget inputs on capital projects 21 Nov 2014 HODs
Consideration, review and inclusion of any relevant and new information. 25 Nov 2014 OCM
Initiate Cluster Based Public Participation process in line with MTREF to solicit input and comment from MMM publicson IDP thereby developing regional/cluster based plans. 25 Nov – 19 Dec 2014 DEM
  EMT Reviews and approved tentative capital budget 08 Dec2014 CM/CFO
  Budget Steering Committee (BSC) meeting to review progress on the IDP & Budget 10 Dec2014 Chairperson: BSC
 

 

STRATEGIES PHASE

Submission of the final tariffs proposal and revenue forecast.

  • Rates, Refuse Removal and Sanitation Charges
  • Water
 15 Jan 2015 GM: Revenue Man.

HOD: Engineering Services

2nd  quarter section 52 report for the period ending 31 December 2014 on the implementation of the budget and financial state of affairs of the municipality 21 Jan 2015 CFO/CM
EMT/CM reviews the first draft of the MTREF BEPP report 24 Jan 2015 HOD: Strategic Support
Centlec submit draft budget and business plans. 28 Jan 2015 CENTLEC
Submission of Mid- Year Budget and Performance Assessment Report for 2014/2015 financial year 30 Jan 2015 CFO/CM
Refining municipal Strategies, Objectives, KPA’s, KPI’s and targets so as to influence the budget. 05 Feb 2015 OCM
MAYCO Lekgotla to confirm IDP, SDBIP and Budget priorities (municipal objectives, strategies, KPIs and targets). 10 Feb 2015 EM
MMM provides Centlec with comments on draft business plan and budget. 13 Feb 2015 EM
Budget Steering Committee meeting to review progress on the IDP & Budget 13 Feb 2015 Chairperson: BSC
Centlec submit the revised draft budget and business plans 21 Feb 2015 Centlec CEO/CFO
Review tariffs and budget policies. 28 Feb 2015 CFO/HODS
PROJECT PHASE Institutional plan refined to deliver on the municipal strategy 27 Feb 2015 HOD CORPORATE SERVICES
Review and align National and Provincial allocation for inclusion in the draft IDP and MTREF budget. 27 Feb 2015 OCM
Commence with Draft MTREF budget and IDP development processes. 5 Mar 2015 CFO/CM
Directorates develop and finalise draft 2015/16 SDBIP and present to Portfolio Committees. 10 Mar 2015 HODS
One and multi-year scorecard revised and presented to MAYCO. 15 Mar 2015 OCM
INTEGRATION PHASE Horizontal and vertical alignment with, Province and other stakeholders. Integration of sector plans and institutional programmes 12 Mar 2015 OCM
Financial plan, capital investment, spatial development framework, human settlement development plan , disaster management plan, economic development strategy are developed and reviewed 13 Mar 2015 HODS
Budget Steering Committee meeting to review progress on the IDP & Budget 23 Mar 2015 Chairperson: BSC
APPROVAL PHASE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPROVAL PHASE (cont)

Tabling of the Draft IDP including proposed revisions and MTREF Budget and related resolutions – MMM and Centlec. 26 Mar 2015 CFO/CM
Submission of draft IDP and MTREF to MECs Treasury and Cooperative Governance, Traditional and Human Settlements, and National. 07 Apr 2015 CFO/CM
Public participation process including hearings on Draft IDP and Budget. 07 Apr – 16 Apr 2015 DEM
IDP Budget Lekgotla. 28 Apr 2015 DEM/CM
3rd  quarter section 52 report for the period ending 31 March 2015 on the implementation of the budget and financial state of affairs of the municipality 30 Apr 2015 CFO/CM
Council meeting to deliberate and consider views of local communities and the Executive Mayor with support of MAYCO to respond to submission made during the public participation processes and IDP Budget Lekgotla 22 May 2015 EM/CM
Budget Steering Committee meeting to review progress on the IDP & Budget 28 May2015 Chairperson: BSC
Council meeting to approve IDP and MTREF budget by resolution, setting taxes and tariffs, approving changes to IDP and budget related policies, approving measurable performance objectives for revenue by source and expenditure by vote before start of budget year. 11 June 2015 EM/CM
The Executive Mayor submits the approved IDP, MTREF budget, taxes and tariffs and budget related policies to the MEC : Cooperative Governance, Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements, National and Provincial Treasury, Office of the Auditor General and makes public within 14 days after approval. 19 June 2015 CM
Publication of approved IDP and budget on the website and in local newspapers. 19 June 2015 CM
Executive Mayor approves the 2015/16 SDBIP of the City within 28 days after the approval of IDP and budget. Executive Mayor ensures that the annual performance agreements are linked to the measurable performance objectives approved with the budget and SDBIP. 10 July 2015 EM
Executive Mayor approves the 2015/16 performance agreements of the City Manager and the City Manager approves performance agreements of Heads of Department that are linked to the measurable performance objectives approved with the budget and SDBIP. 31 July 2015 EM
4th quarter section 52 report for the period ending 30 June 2015 on the implementation of the budget and financial state of affairs of the municipality 31 July 2015 CFO/CM
 Tabling of the IDP and Budget Process Plan for 2015/2016 financial year to Council.  28 Aug 2015  DEM
ADJUSTMENT BUDGET Directorate inputs into the adjustment budget. 10 Jan 2015 HODS
Council approves the adjustment budget 27 Feb 2015 EM/CM
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List of Available Tenders / BIDS

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BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION CLOSING DATE AND TIME
MMM/BID   214: 2014/2015 UPGRADING   OF STREETS AND STORM WATER: BRANDWAG HOUSING – BRENDWAG 1,2,3 AND BRANDWAG   INT 1, INT 2 & INT 3 Date:   19 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   215: 2014/2015 DEVELOPMENT   OF EDZOOTAINMENT BIOME IN KWAGGAFONTEIN , PERIMETER AND INTERNAL GAME FENCING Date:   19 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   216: 2014/2015 UPGRADING   OF STREETS AND STORM WATER: BATHO 60 & NGYAYIYA Date:   23 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   217: 2014/2015 ESTABLISHMENT   OF CORPORATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM

 

Date:   29 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   218: 2014/2015 CONSTRUCTION   OF NEW SWIMMING POOL AND ABLUTION FACILITY IN THABA – NCHU. Date:   29 September 2014

Time:   11:30

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Finance Roadshow Booklet and Debt Incentive Application Forms 2014

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BIDS Opening Registers

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BID NUMBER: MMM/BID 206: 2014/15
BID DESCRIPTION: APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGISTERED ENGINEERING FIRM WITH OTHER CONSULTANTS FOR THE ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION OF NEW FUNICULAR AT NAVAL HILL, BLOEMFONTEIN
CLOSING DATE: 15 AUGUST 2014
CLOSING TIME: 11H30

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Media Alert: Water Shutdown for Maintenance Purposes – Lourie Park & Pellesier

Notice is hereby given that there will be an interruption of water supply within the municipal area of Bloemfontein.

The areas which will be affected are as follows:

  • Lourie Park
  • Pellessier

Residents, businesses, factories, schools, clinics and all consumers are notified that the water supply to the areas mentioned above will be affected on 26 August 2014 at 07H00 until 28 August 07H00.

Water Tankers will be provided as and where required. All consumers are kindly requested to make the necessary arrangements for gathering water for cooking, washing, cleaning, etc for that period.

Mangaung Metro would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Issued by: MMM Communications 051 405 8212

Enquiries: Call Centre: 0800 111 300

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List of Available Tenders / BIDS

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BID NUMBER DESCRIPTION CLOSING DATE AND TIME
MMM/BID   208: 2014/2015 REQUEST   FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE DEVELOPER TO DEVELOP 30 MORTGAGE   HOUSING UNITS IN THABA – NCHU UNIT 1 EXTENSION. Date:   22 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   209: 2014/2015 CONSTRUCTION   OF WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STAGE 1 OF THE MADN PHASE 1 – WORK   PACKAGE D – AIRPORT NODE. Date:   23 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   210: 2014/2015 CONSTRUCTION   OF ELECTRICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STAGE 1 OF THE MADN PHASE 1 – WORK PACKAGE F   AIRPORT NODE. Date:   22 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   211: 2014/2015 BULK   EARTHWORKS AND PARTIAL REHABILITATION OF THE SUNNYSIDE BORROW – PIT ON FARM   SUNNYSIDE 2620 – AIRPORT NODE. Date:   25 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   212: 2014/2015 CONSTRUCTION   OF ROADS & STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STAGE 1 OF THE MADN PHASE 1 –   WORK PACKAGE B AIRPORT NODE. Date:   26 September 2014

Time:   11:30

MMM/BID   213: 2014/2015 CONSTRUCTION   OF ROADS & STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR STAGE 1 OF THE MADN PHASE 1 WORK   PACKAGE V – AIRPORT NODE. Date:   26 September 2014

Time:   11:30

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Media Alert: Water Shutdown for Maintenance Purposes

MEDIA ALERT: WATER SHUTDOWN FOR MAINTENANCE PURPOSES

Notice is hereby given that Bloemwater is currently having an emergency water shutdown due to a pipe burst on the pipeline supplying the Northern Villages of Thaba Nchu, Bultfontein 1-5 and Excelsior Town. Technicians are on site repairing the pipeline.

The following areas may be affected due to the shutdown:

  • Thaba Nchu villages (Northern Villages only)
  • Bultfontein 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • Industrial Area Selosesha
  • Excelsior

The central part of Thaba Nchu town and the Southern part will not be affected.

Residents, businesses, factories, schools, clinics and all consumers are notified that the water supply to the areas mentioned above may be affected due to the shutdown. Water will restored within a period of 24 hours.

Water Tankers will be provided as and where required.

Mangaung Metro would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

Issued by: MMM Communications 051 405 8212

Enquiries: Call Centre: 0800 111 300

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News Update: Executive Mayor Opens Disaster Management Centre

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BIDS Opening Registers

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BID NUMBER: MMM/BID 201: 2014/15
BID DESCRIPTION: PROVISION OF SECURITY SERVICES (GUARDING, ACCESS CONTROL) TO VARIOUS COUNCIL BUILDINGS AND PREMISES FOR A THREE YEAR PERIOD.
CLOSING DATE: 8 AUGUST 2014
CLOSING TIME: 11H30

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Power Interruption: Hilton (Raymond Mhlaba Road)

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Power Interruption: Bloemspruit

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