The overarching objective of these training initiatives is to secure sound and sustainable management of local government finances and to lead such policies and reforms. This entails supporting the development of a coherent approach that assists in the improvement of delivery of services to communities. The goal of these training initiatives is aimed at improving the knowledge of both municipal and provincial officials to promote good financial governance and achieve sound financial management capacity which supports sustainable local government.
The methods used for the training includes research, virtual and contact workshops, financial modelling, guidance documents, seminars and/or webinars, online courses, training manuals in collaboration with other stakeholders.
These training initiatives are aimed at supporting municipalities in acquiring knowledge and skills to:
- Implement new and updated legislative requirements including regulations, related reforms, guiding documents and circulars issued by National and Provincial Treasuries and other stakeholders (Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA), South African Local Government Association (SALGA), etc.).
- Implement new and improved practices that are immediately available to improve the overall financial sustainability and governance arrangements.
- Respond to changes within the municipal environment that may affect municipal sustainability and/or financial governance.
- Assisting municipalities with innovative methods to deal with unforeseen circumstances.