Capacity Building on Local Government

Nov 16, 2023 | Strengthened Grassroots Voices

This project builds on Planact’s considerable experience with training and capacity-building programmes for a range of local government practitioners and stakeholders. This experience has created a strong understanding of the practical challenges facing local government, especially in the area of public participation.

Planact provides assistance to local government structures in order to advance their capacity to achieve a truly developmental local government through effective, participatory, integrated planning processes.

A comprehensive training programme for ward councillors and ward committee members which comprises the following topics has been developed:
• An Introduction to Local Government in South Africa
• Planning for Development
• Local Government and Financial Management
• Skills for Local Government Leaders

Planact’s project work includes the following:

• Siyakhula Trust in Orange Farm 2021
• Thembelihle Crisis Committee from 2001
• USAID/RTI International, training of trainers for Ward Committee induction in six district municipalities, June-December 2006
• GTZ/SALGA, development of ward councillor induction programme, training of trainers, and ward councillor training In Gauteng, February-April 2006
• City of Johannesburg, Ward Committee Assessment, February-June, 2005.
• Department of Provincial and Local Government, Anti-Corruption Capacity-Building Project, July 2005-January 2006.
• Waterburg Municipality, Ward Councillor and Ward Committee Training, June-July 2005
• City of Tshwane IDP Training, May 2004
• Key Performance Indicators—Capacity-building Pilot with Ward Committee in Vosloorus, August 2004 to August 2005
• Ward Committee Training for District Municipalities of Bohlabela and Vhembe, March-June 2004
• Training of Trainers Programme, District Municipalities of Bohlabela and Vhembe, November, 2003
• Policy Development for Councillors and Officials of Potchefstrom Municipality, February-March, 2003
• Ward Committee Training, Tubatse Municipality, April-June 2002
• Capacity-building and Ward Committee Training for Mangaung Municipality, –March –Sept. 2001