PROVINCIAL SPEAKER FORUM
14 JUNE 2014
WATERBERG DISRICT MUNICIPALITY
MATHUDI CHUMA
PRESENTATION OUTLINE
• PROVINCIAL COUNCILOR TRAINING PROGRAMME
• WARD COMMITTEE TRAINING PROGRAMME
BACKGROUND
• The Department appointed Talent Emporium Academy as a
Service Provider, to conduct in depth training of councilors on
the necessary and accredited competencies/skills required in
local government.
Senior Management Program, consist of the
following Modules
• Principles of Strategic Management, Public Participation, and Integrated
Development Planning (IDP);
• Municipal Legislation and Policy Frameworks;
• Principles of Financial Management, including Financial Management
reporting and Supply Chain Management;
• Introduction to Information Technology;
• Basic Economics for Management Decisions and Local Economic
Development (LED); and
• Introduction to Service Delivery and Customer Care Relationship
Management.
PROGRAMME DURATION
• The above training will be rolled out from the April –December 2013.
• Programme was presented to SALGA PEC and it was supported.
• The training programme was launched on the 12 April 2013.
Progress to-date on training of Councillors in all 5 district Municipalities for the
April 2013 month
District
Date
No of
Councillors
attending
Expected no
Facilitator’s
of Councillors level of
in attendance competency
No of venues
Time
Waterberg
15-18 April
12
46
Satisfactory
1(Shangri-La)
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
16-19 April
52
60
Satisfactory
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
23-26 April
31
63
Satisfactory
2 (Makhado
Library and
Thulamela
Disaster
Centre
( Muledane)
2(De Loskop)
Mopani
29 April-03
May
26
63
Satisfactory
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
02-07 May
46
62
Satisfactory
1(Mopani
Disaster
Centre)
Edupark
Polokwane
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE MAY
District
Municipality
Mopani
Training Dates
Unit Standard(s)
Venue
Time
02-03 May
119334
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
119334
116361 + 116358
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
02-03 & 06-07 May
2013
13-17 May 2013
(Postponed
indefinitely)
13-17 May 2013
Tzaneen Disaster
Centre
Edupark
116361 + 116358
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
20-24 May 2013
116361 + 116358
Makhado Library and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
Loskop Aventura
Mopani
27-31 May 2013
116361 + 116358
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
27-31 May 2013
116361 + 116358
Tzaneen Disaster
Centre
Edupark
Waterberg
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
Waterberg
Vhembe
Sekhukhune
Mopani
Capricorn
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE JUNE
10-14 June 2013
116348+
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
120 305
Makhado Library and
Thulamela (Muledane)
Disaster Centre
116348+
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
120 305
10-14 June 2013
17-21 June 2013
116348+
120 305
24-28 June 2013
3-7 June 2013
116348+
Tzaneen
120 305
Centre
116361+116358
Edupark
Disaster 8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE JULY
Waterberg
8-12 July 2013
120503+110495
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
8-12 July 2013
120503+110495
Makhado Library and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
15-19 July 2013
120503+110495
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
Mopani
22-26 July 2013
120503+110495
Tzaneen
Centre
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
3-7 July 2013
116
Edupark
29 July - 2Aug 2013
120503+110495
Edupark
Disaster
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE AUGUST
Waterberg
12-16 Aug 2013
116364+116363
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
12-16 Aug 2013
116364+116363
Makhado
Library
and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
19-23 Aug 2013
116364+116363
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
Mopani
19-23 Aug 2013
116364+116363
Tzaneen
Centre
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
26-30 Aug 2013
116364+116363
Edupark
Disaster
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE
SEPTEMBER
Waterberg
9-13 Sep 2013
116345
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
9-13 Sep 2013
116345
Makhado
Library
and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
16-20 Sep 2013
116345
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
Mopani
16-20 Sep 2013
116345
Tzaneen
Centre
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
25-27 Sep 2013
116345
Edupark
Disaster
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE OCTOBER
Waterberg
7-11 Oct 2013
116339+337063
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
7-11 Oct 2013
116339+337063
Makhado Library and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
14-18 Oct 2013
116339+337063
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
Mopani
14-18 Oct 2013
116339+337063
Tzaneen
Centre
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
21-25Oct 2013
116339+337063
Edupark
Disaster
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE NOVEMBER
Waterberg
4-12 Nov 2013
119343+116
339
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
4-12 Nov 2013
119343+116
339
Makhado Library and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
11-15 Nov 2013
119343+116
339
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
Mopani
11-15 Nov 2013
119343+116
339
Tzaneen
Centre
8h30-16h00
Capricorn
18-22 Nov 2013
119343+116
339
Edupark
Disaster
8h30-16h00
PROJECT SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES FOR THE DECEMBER
Waterberg
2-6 Dec 2013
116341+337 063
Shangri La
8h30-16h00
Vhembe
2-6 Dec 2013
116341+337 063
Makhado
Library
and
Thulamela
(Muledane) Disaster
Centre
Loskop Aventura
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
Sekhukhune
116341+337 063
Mopani
116341+337 063
Tzaneen
Centre
Capricorn
116341+337 063
Edupark
Disaster
8h30-16h00
8h30-16h00
Project constraints
• There has been a delay in the commencement of training.
• Rescheduled dates due to other activities/engagements
requiring Councilors.
• The provision of refreshments/catering during the
implementation of the training remains a challenge.
RECOMMENDATIONS
• Speakers emphasise the importance of the training
programme during council sittings/other fora.
• Encourage Councillors to attend the training.
REPORT ON WARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS TTRAINING PROGRAMME
17 SEPTEMBER 2011
Background and Discussions
The Department has appointed two (2) service providers to train ward
committee members at local municipalities falling within the jurisdiction of
Capricorn, Mopani, Sekhukhune, Vhembe and Waterberg districts as
follows:
Makavila Suppliers for Capricorn:, Sekhukhune: and Mopani: districts
with 1210, 1210 and 1250 ward committee members respectively
Limpopo LED Resource Centre for Vhembe and Waterberg districts with
970 and 790 ward committee members respectively.
The training programme was for a period of 6 months starting on the 19th
July 2012 until end of January 2013 for all districts.
The training programme is a skills programme aligned with the National
Qualification Framework on( NQF 2), covering 8 modules accredited by
Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA)
listed below:
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Module 1: Ward committee induction
Module 2: Community Based planning programme for ward committees
Module 3: Public Participation In Local Governance.
Module 4: Core Municipal process and Ward Committee`s role ( IDP,
Budgeting, PMS, LED, Service delivery)
Module 5: Project Management
Module 6: Communication, Facilitation, Dealing with Conflict
Module 7: Community Diversity
Module 8: Meeting procedures and Reporting
Progress to date:
• Ward committee members training programme was rolled out at
Mopani, Sekhukhune, Vhembe and Waterberg districts.
• Training at Capricorn district was halted due to some financial
constraints for procuring catering and transport.
• Training programme for Mopani and Sekhukhune districts were
completed on the 28th February 2013.
• Vhembe and Waterberg districts completed training on the 31st May
2013, after extension of contracts were approved by the Head of
Department.
Training programme for Mopani, Sekhukhune, Vhembe and
Waterberg Districts:
• The actual training programme started on 14th August 2012 and
concluded on 28th February 2013 Mopani and Sekhukhune, after the
service provider was granted an extension of 1 month, and for
Vhembe and Waterberg completed on 31st May 2013 after an
extension of 4 months.
•
The targeted number of ward committee members, average
attendance and percentage attendance of these training in Mopani,
Sekhukhune, Vhembe and Waterberg districts are as per table below:
District
Name of local
Number of ward
Average
Percentage
municipality
committee
attendance
attendance
members
Mopani
Total
Greater Tzaneen
340
198
58%
Greater Giyani
300
233
77%
Greater Letaba
290
209
72%
Ba – Phalaborwa
180
100
55%
Maruleng
140
104
74%
5
1250
843
67%
District
Sekhukhune
Total
Name of local
Number of ward
Average attendance
Percentage
municipality
committee members
Elias Motsoaledi
300
187
62%
Ephraim Mogale
160
114
71%
Fetakgomo
130
119
68%
Greater Tubatse
310
89
51%
Makhuduthamaga
310
160
70%
5
1210
767
64%
attendance
District
Vhembe
Total
Name of local
Number of ward
Average attendance
Percentage
municipality
committee members
Thulamela
400
297
74%
Musina
60
41
68%
Makhado
380
282
74%
Mutale
130
130
100%
4
970
750
77%
attendance
District
Name of local
Number of ward
municipality
committee members
Mookgophong
50
20
39%
Modimolle
90
41
46%
Bela – Bela
90
58
64%
Thabazimbi
120
38
32%
Mogalakwena
320
246
77%
Lephalale
120
51
43%
Total
6
790
454
57%
Grand total
20
4220
2814
67%
Waterberg
Average attendance
Percentage
attendance
All learners in Makhado municipality did not attend training for 2 modules with
6 contact days as at close of the contract, due to financial constraints by the
municipality for procuring catering and transportation.
Key challenges during training programmes:
•
Learning materials not having assessments guides for guiding
processes to assess learner portfolios, and those were apparently
developed by service providers.
• The ward committee training programme is pitched at NQF level 2
which requires the minimum entry of Grade 9 in terms of educational
level.
• Poor attendance by participants in some municipalities, due to some
being called to attend other activities such as public participation events,
registrations of SASSA beneficiaries, etc.
• Poor coordination in logistical arrangements; like catering, transport
by some municipalities.
• Assessments, internal and external moderations by LGSETA will take
a long time to be completed than expected.
5. Impact of the training programme
Despite all these challenges highlighted above, the training programme was a
success. It has added value and instilled confidence to ward committee
members in their day to day operations.
Recommendations
• Encourage Public Participation Coordinators to implement the
ward operational plans.
• Municipalities to develop Public Participation strategy.
• Municipalities to develop policy framework for out of pocket
expense for ward committees.
• Strengthen District Public Participation Forum.
• Ward Councillors to convene ward committee meetings.
• Adherence to schedule of ward committee meetings.
• Municipal Council to adopt developed guidelines for operational
activities of ward committees.
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