Planact conducted an ‘Accounting For Basic Services‘ training workshops in both Masakhane and KwaZenzele on the 19th and 20th of October 2016, respectively. The purpose of these events was to familiarise the community leaders with the structure, responsibilities and functionality of government and their local municipalities.

Planact noted that in many communities, lack of clarity when it comes to government structures and functions was a challenge contributing to misunderstanding on who to engage. This workshop aimed to remedy this issue with the use of a number of interactive workshops where the local knowledge was tested and refined in a mutual learning experience.

An eager group awaited Planact in both areas and got straight into the activities where they were split into four teams that had the following tasks:

1) Identifying heads of government at national and provincial level.
2) The structure of their local municipality
3) Functions and responsibilities of their local municipality
4) The role and responsibility of the ward councillor.

Community Leader reading the Planact 30th Anniversary Pamphlet.
Community Leader reading the Planact 30th Anniversary Pamphlet.
Elizabeth Motloung and her group tackle their group activity.
Elizabeth Motloung and her group tackle their group activity.
Group 2 Activity- Naming Emalahleni Municipality leaders.
Group 2 Activity- Naming Emalahleni Municipality leaders.