Local Government

Western Cape Department Budget for 2017-18


An efficient and dynamic team that enables well governed municipalities to deliver services to communities in a responsive, sustainable and integrated manner.


To monitor, coordinate and support municipalities to be effective in fulfilling their developmental mandate, and facilitate service delivery and disaster resilience through engagement with government spheres and social partners.

Main services and core functions

  • To support municipalities with the development of legislation and legislative compliance;

  • To intervene where there is non-fulfilment of legislative, executive and or financial obligation;

  • To support and strengthen the capacity of municipalities;

  • To monitor and support local government;

  • To regulate the performance of municipalities in terms of their functions listed in

  • Schedules 4 and 5 of the Constitution;

  • To increase the number of people with access to government services & opportunities;

  • To promote developmental local government; and

  • To coordinate effective disaster management in the Province.

Main services

  • Guide, advise on the development and support local government legislation.

  • Formulate appropriate provincial legislation on local government.

  • Review and advise on all aspects of municipal Integrated Development Plans (IDPs).

  • Co-ordinate provincial disaster management.

  • Monitor and evaluate municipal performance.

  • Support municipalities to strengthen public participation through effective communication between municipalities and communities.

  • Support municipalities through capacity building and training initiatives.

  • Implement and maintain intergovernmental structures for good governance, co-operation and co-ordination.

  • Promote developmental local government.

  • Facilitate access to government services.

  • Facilitate and monitor infrastructure development.

Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2014/15
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Eastern Cape Department of Human Settlements 2016/17
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Budget Brief: Department of Human Settlements, 2016/17 and 2017/18
Data by Public Service Accountability Monitor
Monitoring the right of access to adequate housing in South Africa
Data by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute

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