CMRA is a technical service provider in the field of local government.

The goal of CMRA is to support and strengthen municipalities and Local Government Associations in Southern Africa.

A workshop was held in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality on the 23rd of June 2015. The workshop was to introduce and demonstrate the use of the Municipal Barometer, a web based tool that makes local level data available to municipalities, their stakeholders and the general public. There was a great turnout from the councillors of...

The LGCP conference on Back to Basics was held in Pretoria on the 27th and 28th of May 2015. As the name suggests, the conference was about “Back-to-Basics” – a new strategic focus introduced by CoGTA (Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs) through which municipalities will be supported to deliver on their basic...

5C assessments were conducted during the month of April with several LGCP municipalities and two Catchment Management Agencies. The 5c aims to provide a holistic overview (albeit a bit abstract) of the capacity building process of local governments and CMAs in the programme and is based on a well-known capacity building assessment...

On the 10th of April, citizen Journalists from the company Health E-News, a project funded by Making All Voices Count, received training on how local government works in terms of legislation, systems and processes, relevant IGR government structures, as well as lobby and advocacy techniques. This training was conducted by CMRA Project...

SALGA's NMA from 24-26 March 2015 was a huge success. Politicians and officials from all over the country attended this conference. CMRA would like to thank everyone who visited our stand during this conference.

CMRA has been conducting research on the organisational effectiveness of LED. Interviews have been conducted with LED practitioners in the Free State and Limpopo. Metro, District and Local municipalities were visited and the input gained was of great value to the research. It is evident that the staff within LED units are passionate...

During the week of 9th to 13th February 2015, the Vaal Proto-CMA met with its partner Dutch Water Authorities;Brabantse Delta (WBD), Dommel (WD) and Aa & Maas (WAM), Drinking Water Company, Brabant Water (BW)  and Municipality of Breda (MB). The visit focused on reaching an agreement on the topics for future cooperation such as...

CMRA, VNG International and SALGA facilitated the third and final BZK Social Housing Institutional Readiness Assessment workshop last week 18-19 February in Pretoria. 16 municipalities, including local and metropolitan municipalities have participated in this project. BZK is the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the...

The Municipal Social/Rental Housing Institutional Readiness Assessment project or the Benchmark project as it is known is being implemented by VNG International, CMRA and SALGA. Mohamed Shaik, Acting Director: Land Planning & Management, Human Settlements department, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality has said: “We have...

On the 18th and 19th of February 2015, 16 municipalities, SALGA and SALGA provincial, will attend the final Social Housing Benchmark workshop will be held in Pretoria. The workshop will be hosted by CMRA, SALGA and VNG International. The workshop will include an analysis of the benchmark results for the municipalities, highlighting...

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LED Research

CMRA has been conducting research on the organisational effectiveness of LED. Interviews have been conducted with LED practitioners in the Free State and Limpopo. Metro, District and Local municipalities were visited and the input gained was of great value to the research. Read more about LED Research

LGCP Peer-to-Peer session on LED, SPLUMA and mining company and local government engagment

On the 3rd and 4th of November, VNG International hosted a follow-up workshop to the Peer-to-Peer session on mining, LED and local government, held in October. Read more about LGCP Peer-to-Peer session on LED, SPLUMA and mining company and local government engagment

CMRA Attends Training on Multilevel Water Governance in the Hague

CMRA Attends Training on Multilevel Water Governance in the Hague

From 30 June - 11 July 2014, training on Multilevel Water Governance was held at the Hague Academy for local governance in the Netherlands.

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DeCOG LED Seminar

DeCOG LED Seminar

On the 30thof May 2014, DeCoG convened a LED seminar. Participants attending the seminar included: SALGA, CMRA, GIZ, MAGIC, LEDNA, south African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, CENLED, Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation, Die Afrikaanse Handels Instituut, The DTIE and some municipalities.

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“SALGA strongly recommends that your municipality considers participating in one or more (…) benchmark projects. SALGA intends not only to support the project, but also to participate in the project activities relevant to its mandate.”

Mr. Xolile George, Chief Executive Officer of SALGA

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