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Volume 12, Issue 1, 2011
Author Chris NagoorooSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12 (2011)More Less
The IMFO annual conference is to be held in the beautiful city of Cape Town this year. The conference is the highlight in the Local Government calendar and is eagerly anticipated by both financial and non-financial practitioners in Local Government, Councillors as well as service providers to Local Government.
Author Patrick Roy MnisiSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12 (2011)More Less
The elections have now passed, leaving most Municipalities with brand new political leadership and energetic Councils. I believe that the smooth running of our local government election culminated in the smooth settling in of the new Councils. Everyone is now hard at work, for better local government and service delivery. We are all starting to settle down. It is now that time of the year where we have to look forward to other remarkable events in the local government calendar.
Source: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 6 –7 (2011)More Less
The IMFO Conference is on the lips of every municipal finance official. The conference and related exhibition is one of the most important events for financial decision-makers in the public sector. The conference represents a superb opportunity to network with colleagues, exchange ideas and to learn from the experience of others.
Author Shirley TewarySource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 8 –9 (2011)More Less
Anyone who is familiar with municipalities is aware that the annual budget process is a major exercise. It officially starts on 31 August when the budget timetable is tabled in council. Laying out a schedule of activities, it encompasses the evaluation of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP), the review of the municipality's operations, the filling out of forms in the new National Treasury budget pack and culminates in the adoption of the budget by the council by 31 May, if all events go according to plan. If they do not, it extends a further month to the 30th of June.
Public Management Organizations, Governance, and Performance, Laurence J. O'Toole, Jr and Kenneth J. Meier : book reviewSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12 (2011)More Less
How effective are public managers as they seek to influence how public organizations deliver policy results? How, and how much, is management related to the performance of public programs? What aspects of management can be distinguished? Can their separable contributions to performance be estimated? The fate of public policies in today's world lies in the hands of public organizations, which in turn are often intertwined with others in latticed patterns of governance.
Author C.B. VisserSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 12 –17 (2011)More Less
There is a growing interest amongst academics in matters regarding sustainable accounting and decision-making. This is complemented by organisations' increased awareness of the importance of sustainable business practices. At the same time there is a growing understanding that accountants and financial managers have an important role to play in this regard, which is demonstrated by the work that is being done by leading accountancy bodies to engage the profession in sustainability issues. There is, however, a lack of agreement among academics about the way forward, and a number of barriers will have to be removed before the successful integration of sustainability into organisational processes can take place.
Author Sarah SlabbertSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12 (2011)More Less
The ordinary South African consumer struggles to find basic information on municipal accounts. Many consumers pay their municipal account every month without a clue as to how much water or electricity they have used, or what the cost per kilolitre or kilowatt-hour is.
Author Themba JackSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 18 –19 (2011)More Less
Generally speaking, a number executive mayors, municipal managers and councils are running their municipalities and communities without or very little information and feedback from the vast majority of their residents. In many cases residents have unresolved service delivery complaints. Often residents have no or inadequate platform to channel their suggestions, complaints and feedback.
Author Leon ClaassenSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 20 –23 (2011)More Less
Author Attie ButlerSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 24 –25 (2011)More Less
This is the first of a series of articles that will deal with performance management related issues. As we work through implementation processes of performance management, the question is often raised on why do we have to implement performance management and what will the value be of implementing performance management. So let us address the question by starting-off with determining whether performance management is fake or real? The manner in which you implement the various performance related processes and systems, will determine the response to this crucial question.
Author Malibongwe MbhembheSource: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 26 –30 (2011)More Less
The state of local government finances is of particular importance, given that this is the tier of government responsible for service delivery on the ground. Since 2002, Statistics South Africa has been undertaking an annual financial census of municipalities covering all municipalities. Its purpose is to provide information to researchers, policy-makers, economists and other users for further analysis and assessment of the state of local government finances. The information collected was published at national and provincial level up to 2004 and local (municipal) level was introduced in 2005 till to date due to many requests by the stakeholders and users.
Source: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12, pp 32 –36 (2011)More Less
Local Government : Municipal Systems Amendment Act, 2011
National Road Traffic Act, 1996 (Act No. 93 of 1996) : amendment of the national road traffic regulations
Standards Act, 2008 : standards matters
Preferential procurement policy framework Act, 2000 : preferential procurement regulations, 2011
Source: IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers 12 (2011)More Less
It has been a wonderful experience and pleasure to steer the Northern Cape Branch. The branch held their AGM on 29 June 2010 at the Horseshoe Motel in Kimberley. A workshop was also held on the same day and venue on GRAP standards, unbundling of assets by Aurocon and the AG had the last say as always. The seminar was a huge success, as good number of delegates and guests were in attendance.