Presentation on theme: "1 Alignment to the Local Government Turn Around Strategy (LGTAS)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Alignment to the Local Government Turn Around Strategy (LGTAS)
2 Aim with the presentation To enable a better understanding of the strategic direction of the LGTAS and to encourage other national sector departments to align their efforts and improve coordination
3 Local Government Turn Around Strategy (LGTAS) Acting on a request from Ms Sheila Hughes of LGTAS team, to provide a presentation on: Outcome 9: A Responsive, Accountable, Effective and Efficient Local Government System Why is the presentation on Outcome 9? Most of the Service Delivery Intentions contained in LGTAS are now distilled into Outcome 9 DWA is a key delivery partner
4 Minister’s Delivery Agreement: Outcome 9 Summary of Problem Statement: Local Government is a key part of South Africa’s (SA’s) reconstruction and development effort. The aims of democratising SA society and growing our economy inclusively can only be realised through a Responsive, Accountable, Effective and Efficient Local Government System (Outcome 9) that is part of a Developmental State
5 Outcome 9: Root Causes Root causes for some of the problems include: Systemic Factors, i.e. linked to the model of local government Policy and legislative factors Political factors Weaknesses in the accountability systems Capacity and skills constraints
6 Outcome 9: Root causes and Outputs Root causes for some of the problems (continued) include: Weak intergovernmental support and oversight Issues associated with the intergovernmental fiscal system There are 7 outputs for outcome 9, they are: Output 1:Implement a differentiated approach to municipal financing, planning and support Output 2:Improving access to basic services
7 Outcome 9: Outputs continued There are 7 outputs for outcome 9 (continued), they are: Output 3:Implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP) Output 4:Actions supportive of the human settlement outcome Output 5:Deepen democracy through a refined Ward Committee model Output 6:Administrative and financial capability Output 7: Single Window of Coordination
8 Outcome 9: Delivery Partners National Departments will: Liaise with their sector and better organise intergovernmental support, e.g. DWA working with their Regional Offices, Provinces Work with Provincial Sector Departments and municipalities to implement and monitor the interventions agreed upon Annually report on the commitments made in the Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) towards the LGTAS. It therefore means identifying and collating the information and evidence to substantiate / verify progress reports.
9 Outcome 9: Delivery Partners continued Just as for national delivery partners there are also specific roles allocated to provincial, local and other (SALGA, Business, Donors / Development Partners, Professional Bodies, Civic Formations and Traditional Leaders) delivery partners with the aim to assist CoGTA in attaining the outputs to the Delivery Agreement but they are not dealt with in this presentation
10 Outcome 9 The slides following will only cover outputs and activities and do not go into the details of the Delivery Agreement, such as targets and monitoring mechanisms, etc.
11 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities OutputActivities 1. Implement a differentiated approach to municipal financing, planning and support More autonomy to 6 metros and top 21 municipalities in respect of infrastructure and housing delivery Detailed segmentation of municipalities Simplified IDPs for smaller municipalities
12 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities … OutputActivities 1. continue: Implement a differentiated approach to municipal financing, planning and support Simple Revenue Plan to support the simplified IDPs Top 6 critical posts audited and filled by competent and suitably qualified individuals Crisp, concise performance contracts for Municipal Managers
13 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities … OutputActivities 2. Improving access to basic services Established Bulk Infrastructure Fund Established Special Purpose Vehicle Increased household access to basic water
14 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 2. continued Improving access to basic services Increased household access to basic sanitation Increased household access to basic refuse removal Increased household access to basic electricity
15 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 3. Implementation of the Community Work Programme (CWP) CWP implemented in at least 2 wards per municipality 4.5 million (Overall EPWP target) CWP job opportunities created by 2014 30% of job opportunities associated with functional cooperatives by 2014
16 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities … OutputActivities 4. Actions supportive of the human settlement outcome Increased density in metros and large towns Released public land for low income and affordable housing Expanded national upgrading support programme
17 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 4. continue Actions supportive of the human settlement outcome National Coordination Grant Framework Clear national norms and standards for different types of municipalities and settlement areas
18 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 5. Deepen democracy through a refined Ward Committee model Review and strengthen the legislative framework for Ward Committees and Community Participation A new approach to better resource and fund the work and activities of Ward Committees Support measures to ensure that 90% of ward committees are functional by 2014
19 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 6. Administrative and financial capability Improved audit outcome of municipalities Strengthen anti-corruption capacities of municipalities Reduce municipal debt
20 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 6. continue Administrative and financial capability Increased municipal spending on repairs and maintenance Reduced municipal under spending on CAPEX Reduced municipal overspending OPEX
21 Outcome 9: Outputs and Activities… OutputActivities 7. Single Window of Coordination Review policy and legislation to strengthen coordination of local government Coordination of support, monitoring and other interventions of provinces and municipalities
22 Way Forward To move forward we need to address the following: Are our current efforts / plans addressing the root causes identified in LGTAS? Are our current efforts / plans aligned to the outcome, outputs and activities of the various Minister’s Delivery Agreements? Are our current efforts / plans promoting improved coordination between national sector departments, the 3 spheres of government and their key partners?