Municipal capacity assessment can be described as a test of the adequacy of people, rules, resources and knowledge for the supply of infrastructural services for the targeted audience. It refers to the people, institutions and practices that enables local authorities to achieve their infrastructure and service delivery goals as mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 1995, (ILGS 2009).

 

Relative Legislation:

To comply with section 4 of the Municipal Structures Act of 117 of 1998, ‘to consider the capacity of a district and local municipality to perform their functions’.  The Municipal Demarcation Board conducts capacity assessment for local and districts municipality in South Africa.

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