n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Succession planning

Volume 16, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-520X


The nature of a wheel is to meet the ground at all points in revolution; and that would be the case with Institutional activity or at least that seems to be the case with the eventuality of establishing the Student Society under the banner of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers. Our Institutional history, as an institute, tells us of a time we ran student operation believed to develop young minds and we find the fruits of such operations at the top of the tree, this this then establishes the critical importance of a fertilising ground for young minds within the Institute. The first Student Society was founded, in Natal, on the 1st of October 1928 after Mr E B Scott was elected to the Presidency of the Institute at the inaugural conference of the Institute.Even more significant to the establishment of the structure, the Student Society was made mention in the original documents of the Institute. The Provision was made in the Rules and Regulations of the Management and Conduct of local sections. A fundamental activity of the Society was to provide in that time was the alignment to theoretical training in capacitating future municipal officials, in that sense the rise of Student Societies was closely associated to examinations. In evolution, the nature of conduct and Institutional procedure changes but the core activities remain relevant and thus the need for student representation remains with the Institute today.

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