The Road to Financial Competence

Attending the Municipal Finance National Convention?

The conference will bring together the public and private sector in hope of a better future for all
The annual Institute of Municipal Finance National Convention (The Road to Financial Competence) will take place from 8 to 10 October at the Emperor’s Palace Convention Centre in Ekurhuleni.
Topics on the agenda include:
·      Facilitation of local economic development and job 
       creation (looking at alternate service delivery mecha-
       nisms and reviewing the success stories);
·      Climate change impact (innovations regarding waste management, energy  efficiency strategies and managing water as a scarce resource);
·      Governance and oversight (monitoring and evaluation, limiting fraud and corruption, implementing the Consumer Protection Act, looking at Operation Clean Audit);
·      Tariffs and tariff setting  (including the implementation of inclining block tariffs for electricity);
·      Supply chain management (implementing BBBEE, innovations to curb fronting and price fixing, streamlining the SCM Process, demand management);
·      Impact of the Economic Climate on Financial Sustainability (innovative indigent support, alternative revenue sources such as the proposed business tax, bond issues);
·      The Supportive Role of Internal Audit (planning audits to ensure reliance by the office of the Auditor-General, the role of Internal Audit in the determination of the Corporate Performance Management System, preparation of the Annual Report and the development of the AFS, interactions with MPAC, linking the IA plan to registering of major risks);
·      Revenue Workshop (debt management, limiting losses and illegal connections, revenue protection mechanisms and innovative metering solutions; Consumer Protection Act);
·      The Role of the Public Protector in assisting Local Government to achieve  financial competence and
·      Local Government fiscal reforms.
For more information, or to book, email:, call 011 394 0879 or go to
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