Improve cooperative governance across the three spheres of government in
partnership with institutions of traditional leadership, thereby ensuring that
provinces and municipalities carry out their service delivery and development
The Department of Cooperative Governance is mandated to: develop and monitor
the implementation of national policy and legislation; transform and
strengthen key institutions and mechanisms of governance to fulfil their
developmental role; develop, promote and monitor mechanisms, systems and
structures to enable integrated service delivery and implementation within
government; and promote sustainable development by providing support to and
exercising oversight over provincial and local government. This mandate is
derived from the following legislation:
the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act (2005)
the Municipal Property Rates Act (2004)
the Municipal Systems Act (2000)
the Municipal Structures Act (1998).
The Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE) sets out the detailed spending plans of each government department for the coming year.
National Treasury, departments and commitees are busy with different things depending on the time of year:
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