Welcome to CMRA

The Centre for Municipal Research and Advice (CMRA) is a dynamic consultancy organisation in the field of local government. CMRA was established in October 2005 (registered as a Private Company at Register of Companies South Africa).

Our Vision

“A trusted and reliable brand in the local government sector.”

Our Mission

“Strengthening local government in Southern Africa.”

Born out of two Local Government Associations

As a daughter company of the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG International), CMRA is able to draw on the extensive international experience of VNG-I in providing technical advice and assistance to municipalities in the field of economic development, across three continents. VNG International and the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding expressing the support of the work done by CMRA and teaming up on projects to support South African municipalities.

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