n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Message from the President




We are in the final month of 2012 and the 1 January 2013 deadline for minimum competence is just around the corner. I do trust that all municipalities have made the necessary submission to National Treasury by 7 September 2012 as provided for in MFMA Circular 60. Have you "bought time" for the final completion of the required training for staff members affected by Regulation 493 published on 15 June 2007 in Government gazette 29967 covering Minimum Competency Levels? If there are new posts that have to be filled with people who do not have the Minimum Competency Training Levels, you could apply for a departure from the requirements or for the non-compliance to be condoned in terms of section 170 of the MFMA - as long as a clear plan for achieving the minimum competence level can be shown and the necessary quarterly progress reports are submitted to National Treasury.


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