n Local Government Bulletin - District intergovernmental forums : measuring compliance with the Act
|Article Title||District intergovernmental forums : measuring compliance with the Act|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||Local Government Bulletin|
|Publication Date||Nov 2006|
|Pages||8 - 10|
Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 8 The Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act requires that, within one year of its coming into operation, districts must have established district intergovernmental forums (DIFs). Has this been done? And are they functioning effectively? Of the DIFs that provided information, very few were in compliance with the Act's requirements on the forum's composition. The composition and membership of DIFs are very diverse, ranging from municipal officials to government departments to organised local government. Almost all still have municipal managers as members, as well as various officials from member municipalities. In some forums, the majority of attendees are district ..
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