Oct 21, 2011
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 email@example.com 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.
Business Live: Project to upgrade financial skills at municipalities
The New Age: Training could address protests
Times Live: Training could address protests: Nzimande
City Press: Municipalities to get financial training
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