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dc.contributor.advisorMadue, S.M.
dc.contributor.authorMekgwe, M.A.
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-21T06:24:33Z
dc.date.available2021-10-21T06:24:33Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0575-5838
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/37611
dc.descriptionMA (Public Administration), North-West University, Mafikeng Campusen_US
dc.description.abstractThe local government, consisting of municipalities, is an important sphere of government which carries a substantial responsibility for the delivery of services and development of the country. Municipalities are expected to contribute towards the country's development agenda - particularly in light of the political and economic philosophy that is associated with the notion of a developmental state. The national and provincial governments have the Constitutional and legislative responsibility to provide intergovernmental support to municipalities that may include policy development, strategy implementation and training. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has a set of tried and tested tools which are utilised by developed countries to achieve good governance and effective service delivery. South Africa has also followed a culture of M&E and established the Government Wide Monitoring and Evaluation System (GWME). It is important that M&E systems are properly implemented to enhance effective service delivery. With effective systems. the government can detect early warning signs of corruption or any other forms of ineffectiveness. It is such kind of weaknesses within government departments regarding the utilisation of an M&E system that hamper the prospects of effective intergovernmental support to municipalities. In other words, the underutilisation of an M&E system and continued ineffective intergovernmental support to municipalities can be attributed to the absence of a comprehensive M&E system utilisation model. Section l 53(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa I 6 LIB􀀁 (the 􀀞onstitution)ARY prescribes the duties of a municipality. as to:·· ... structure and manage its administration and budgeting and planning process to give priority to the basic needs of the community and to promote the social and economic development of the community:· Although municipalities undertake the responsibility to improve the livelihoods of the local people. they cannot bear this task alone. The Constitution provides for municipal monitoring. supervision and support by provincial governments. The study is thus concerned with the utilisation of an M&E system in the Bojanala District Municipality. The study was set out to establish whether municipalities conduct periodic and regular M&E of the set priority targets. It is envisaged that the results from this study will benefit both academia and the government in further understanding the benefits of M&E systems in the local government sphere. In this study, a qualitative research design was used in order to explore the effect of the utilisation of M&E system on the intergovernmental support to municipalities. A major finding was that the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGT A) management has not yet created an enabling environment based on effective internal processes that may assist municipalities with their M&E functions as required by legislation. Against this background, the study recommends a new comprehensive M&E system utilisation model that provides solutions on how to eliminate such weaknesses and achieve effective support to municipalities. The new model is based on the basic premise that each sphere of government should have specific managerial responsibilities to ensure that the M&E system is effectively utilised. The model provides a reference point against which any department can consider its own practice and identify areas for improvement in terms of process and outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West University (South Africa)en_US
dc.titleMonitoring and evaluation system utilisation in Bojanala District Municipalityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeMastersen_US
dc.contributor.researchID25283928 - Madue, Stephens Mpedi (Supervisor)


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