This Bulletin deals with the looming National Treasury deadline for municipal officials to obtain critical skills and competencies. It assesses progress on this, using the Municipal Demarcation Board's 2012 capacity assessment. It also looks at the Municipal Capacity Building initiatives as proposed by the National Development Plan-vision 2030. It then looks at the 2012 Census report, a new local government equitable share formula and a barometer of municipal audit outcomes for the past five years.
Service delivery protests are becoming more frequent, widespread and violent. These are some of the findings of the MLGI Service Delivery Protest Barometer. This edition of the Bulletin contains a summary of some of the key trends contained in the Barometer. It also looks at the implications of the Draft Municipal Financial Misconduct Regulations. Other features include a report on a roundtable on law reform in planning which discussed some of the latest developments in planning, including SPLUMB, which is currently before parliament. A summary of the Carolina case examines the right of access to water and the intergovernmental relations which come into play in the delivery of water.
A Bulletin dealing with National Treasury's competency regulations, land use planning, disconnections, the review of the equitable share and a summary of the judgment in Allen Paulse v Oudtshoorn.
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