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Municipal Finance Management

Programme Overview


The purpose of the qualification is to enable the learners to apply strategic level financial management competencies to ensure effective, efficient and economical utilisation of public funds and resources at local government level.

What Can You Expect?


Participants will develop competencies to manage strategic planning and budgeting processes, financial management processes and internal control, auditing and reporting processes. Individuals will benefit through enhancing their personal competencies, knowledge and skills so as to be able to complete tasks required in their employment contracts and by legislation.

Who Should Attend


The qualification serves to provide the opportunity for new and existing public sector employees to gain financial management competencies. It serves to allow access to management positions for groupings previously excluded from such positions.

Programme Content


  • Demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of municipal finance issues in general, and their areas of focus in particular.
  • Apply economic principles to municipal finance management.
  • Assess foundations and principles of municipal practice in South Africa.
  • Implement well-grounded and systematically developed principles in municipal financial management.
  • Proffer solutions to municipal service management and delivery problems.
  • Engage with the broader field of municipal finance management.
  • Support as a strategic management leader in the field of municipal finance management.
  • Contribute to others’ understanding of current and emerging municipal finance issues.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and adaptability as a professional in a municipality setting.

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