Local government remains the most complex sphere of government and contains far more variations than other spheres. It is closest to the demands and expectations of communities. The department responsible has created a legal framework for the municipal sphere that focuses on engendering clarity of leadership, clear assignment of responsibility and creation of performance culture. But, most importantly, the framework has developed mechanisms to encourage municipalities to take a strategic development approach, while providing for the need for ongoing accountability to local communities and stakeholders.
It is against this background that in according with the Municipal Systems Act No.32 of 2000 and the Municipal Finance Management Act No.56 of 2003 Section 16(2), the Mayor is conducting IDP Roadshows for 2018/2019. During Roadshows communities will have opportunity to engage the Mayor on IDP priorities for the current financial year.