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Centre for Law in Action

The following instruments and tools have been developed:

  • The most needed by-laws for local and district municipalities.
  • Policies covering the whole spectrum of local government.
  • Role clarification in terms of section 53 of the Municipal Systems Act.
  • A tool to measure the levels of effectiveness and/or functioning of ward committees
  • A legislative compliance register for local authorities which can be used to:
  • Do a self-evaluation of the extent to which a local authority complies with all relevant legislation
  • Assess the performance of municipal managers and section 57 appointments
  • Conduct a legislative compliance audit
  • Identify shortcomings and to rectify them
  • A law enforcement scorecard that can be used to measure the progress of law enforcement activities.
  • Establishment of shared legal services centres.
  • Law enforcement strategies for local authorities.
  • Delegation registers either linked with role clarification sessions or as a stand-alone.
  • E-learning frameworks for the provision of training.
  • Information Technology Strategic Objective Plans and IT Infrastructure Libraries that comply with ISO standards and the requirements of the Auditor General.
  • Development and implementation of and Electronic Petitions Tracking System.

Policy Development and Revision done by CLA

Supply Chain Management Policies have been developed for the following municipalities:

  • Kouga
  • Camdeboo
  • Development and implementation of a by-law enforcement policy for the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
  • The development of by-law enforcement policy for Hessequa.
  • The development of a Cemetery Policy for the Nelson Mandela Metro.
  • The drafting of an Informal Trade Policy and By-law for the Nelson Mandela Metro.
  • Drafting of an Events policy for the Nelson Mandela Metro.
  • Drafting of an Events policy for Hessequa Municipality.
  • Revision of all existing policies of George Municipality and the establishment of a policy register.
  • Development of an Economic Incentive Policy for the Blue Crane Development Agency.
  • Development of terms of reference and policy for the operation of MPAC for Amathole District Municipality
  • Criminal Investigation:  Investigation of Municipal Health Offences for Cape Winelands District Municipality