Ten risks causing local government to fail

LG 10 risks

Course requirements

SAQA requirements

US 116351

12 credits


Your presenter:

  1. Is professionally qualified.
  2. Has thirty years experience in local government.
  3. Designed the risk management framework, internal audit framework and the combined assurance frameworks for Treasury and many local authorities.
  4. Is an international speaker on governance, combined assurance and risk.
  5. Frequently facilitates risk assessments within local government.
  6. Has been contracted by many local municipalities and municipal councils to engage on issues of risk and controls.

Course outcomes

On completion of this highly practical course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the background and current failures within South African municipalities.
  2. Understand the ten key risks that are facing local government today.
  3. Apply the knowledge in assessing inherent likelihood and impact in your own municipal environment.
  4. Benchmark and evaluate your current risk management process.
  5. Understand the role of combined assurance ( and specifically risk management and internal audit) in local government.
  6. Benchmark your current risk-based audit plan.
  7. Understand the role that internal and external audit, together with audit committees, play towards strengthening financial management, governance and oversight.

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 10 weeks
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 709
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
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