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Deloitte in R72 million partnership to upgrade financial skills in South African municipalities

The Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande

Deloitte Consulting, the National Treasury and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants have partnered in a R72m programme which aims to upgrade financial skills at South African municipalities.

“The project, sponsored by the National Skills Fund, aims to train 500 employed municipal officials and  500 interns or unemployed graduates to meet minimum competency standards as set out by the National Treasury. Deloitte, an accredited provider against the regulated qualifications, will be responsible for the training and mentorship of candidates against unit standards as per the regulations gazetted on 19 June 2007, (gazette nr 29967)”, say Madi du Toit of Deloitte. You may contact Madi du Toit at for more information.

The Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande said that the initiative will introduce minimum standards of competence for financial and supply chain managers. He also stated that training municipalities to manage their finances will also bring better service delivery.

I have listed a number of independent sources that reported the announcement.

SABC News:     Training of municipalities could address protests: Nzimande

Business Day:   Financial skills programme aims to boost service delivery

Business Live:   Project to upgrade financial skills at municipalities

The New Age:    Training could address protests

News24:            Nzimande wants local govt to up standards

Times Live:       Training could address protests: Nzimande

City Press:        Municipalities to get financial training

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2 Responses

  1. Desiree Preston says:

    I believe this is a step in the right direction and want to applaud you for taking this bold Step. this can readdress this lack of competencies and scare skills in our country. Municipalities lack governarnce and transparancies. I wish to receive more information concerning concerning this vital initiatives as we started this year with a Career day to boost scare skills and unemployment in our community of Eldorado Park and believe 2012 career day can be boosted with this important information for the youth and unemployed

    • David Graham says:

      Dear Desiree

      Thank you very much for your comment. I also think that this is a great initiative because a lot of mismanagement boils down to individuals needing a bit of training to raise their levels of competence. They feel more confident in their job and it creates a positive effect all round. If you require more information, please reach out to Madi du Toit. Her email address is and copy me. My email address is

      Best Regards
      David Graham
      Deloitte Consulting

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