SA legislation and policies (SAQA ID 116361)

MMC Specialists
The Municipal Systems Act is part of a series of legislation which aims to empower local government to fulfil its Constitutional objects. ... Together, these pieces of legislation provide a framework for a democratic, accountable and developmental local government system, as envisaged by the Constitution. The training includes the MFMA, the Intergovernmental Relations Act, Municipal Systems Act and the Municipal Structures Act.

Target audiences

  • Municipal officials, Councilors and financial staff (Municipal Minimum Comptency)

Unit standard requirements

SAQA requirements

SAQA ID 116361

NQF level 6

8 credits

Course outcomes

On completion of this unit standard, a learner should be able to identify, interpret and apply the following:

  1. Techniques of sound financial management in local government;
  2. Key elements in the structure of public-policy making in South Africa, their connections and power relations between them;
  3. Elements of initiatives taken through various pieces of legislation to promote sound financial management in local government;
  4. Environment in which policy-making takes place with particular emphasis on factors which significantly impinge on policy-making; and
  5. Principles of good governance and ethical behaviour within a municipal setting.

Current status


Extensive coverage of legislative mandate of local authorities, with excellent case studies and videos.  Deon has extensive experience in local authorities and his practical knowledge adds value.

John du Toit

Energetic trainer focusing on practical examples and case studies.

Margaret Mzolo

Insightful and practical.  You need this course before committing to local authorities.

Katleho Makhetha

Course Features

  • Lectures 10
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 16 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 73
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Yes
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