North West Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing

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Garona Building, Cnr. Provident and University Drive
South Africa
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North West Department of Developmental Local Government and Housing

To create a viable developmental local government and sustainable communities. To establish, coordinate, support, monitor and evaluate through a skilled and service-oriented staff local government that is developmental; and sustainable human settlements.

The department of Developmental Local Government and Housing (DDLG&H) is in the business of facilitating service delivery by municipalities in the North West province. This means that the DDLG&H supports and monitors municipalities in the implementation of important services such as housing, water and sanitation, electricity, waste management.

The department’s planning and implementation of its strategies and policies is informed by the provincial and national priorities. These include strategic objectives, challenges and other focus areas emerging from municipalities in the province. Key implementation focus areas within the departmental programmes include, but not limited to, the roll out of Community Development Workers programme (CDW), enhanced support to improve the financial performance of municipalities, implementation of the Municipal Finance Management Act, implementation of the Comprehensive Human Settlement Strategy and the 5-year Local Government Strategic Agenda. In addition, Local Economic Development strategy and projects, Land Management, Integrated Development Planning, revision of the North West Spatial Development Framework, capacitating municipalities to manage disasters and the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues.

The department’s continued focus is to implement programmes and projects in a manner that will enable the government to accelerate service delivery, local transformation, development and change so that democracy becomes more meaningful to our local communities.

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