General Management for Municipalities - Richfield

General Management for Municipalities


The work of leaders and decision makers in local government is becoming increasingly dynamic and complex as a result of the general trend towards aligning public service functions with market forces, greater accountability and new and arising municipal management challenges including budget constraints, urban immigration and emigration, and the effects of climate change and other extraneous factors on municipal infrastructure and service delivery.


Who is the Course Suitable For

  • Elected councillors and other representatives
  • Senior municipal managers
  • Divisional heads
  • Other high-ranking municipal officials

What delegates can expect

  • A learning, application and reflection-based approach to analysis, collaboration and the application of theory to practical situations
  • Enhanced knowledge and skills for improved managerial operations and outcomes
  • Improved professional development opportunities within the parameters of elected office
  • Aligning the public service ethos with personal and organisational excellence

Topics/Themes to be covered

  • The provisions and goals of the following key pieces of legislation as they relate to GM4M:
    • Municipal Structures Act 117 of 1998
    • Municipal Finance Management Act 56 of 2003
    • Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000
    • Organised Local Government Act 52 of 1997
    • The South African Constitution

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you should have:

  • An increased understanding of how the Local Government Framework can and should align with South African Legislation
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles of the Municipal Finance Management Act, the Municipal Systems Act, the Organised Local Government Act and the Municipal Structures Act
  • Demonstrate an understanding of strategic planning and organisational development within the context of service delivery and municipal development
  • A better understanding of how local government policy making principles can be applied to ensure effective policy implementation


Price on request.


Short learning programme consisting of  two (2) full day contact sessions. A short Assessment will be conducted at the end of the second day.

Course date

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