n Local Government Bulletin - Editorial




The competency regulations are National Treasury's attempt to professionalise municipal administration. Of course, it is right in pursuing this goal. However, it now appears that it risks achieving the exact opposite in a large number of cases. The article on page 3 indicates that not all affected officials will meet the regulations' requirements come 1 January 2013. The reasons for this are many and often not attributable to the individuals involved. However, their legal status will depend on the implementation of a Treasury circular and will be decidedly unclear.


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