The Draft IDP is available for public inputs, click on link below.



The following travel controls were announced:

  • A travel ban on foreign nationals from high-risk countries will be implemented on 18 March 2020. Italy, Iran, South Korea, Spain, Germany, the United States, the United Kingdom, and China are affected by the ban.
  • Visa issuing to visitors from high-risk countries is cancelled immediately and previously granted visas are revoked.
  • Effective immediately, South African citizens are advised to refrain from all forms of travel to or through the European Union, United States, United Kingdom and other identified high-risk countries such as China, Iran and South Korea.
  • The government will continue to regularly issue travel alerts referring to specific cities, countries or regions as the situation evolves based on the risk level.
  • Any person who has visited high-risk countries in the past 20 days will be denied a visa. South African citizens returning from high-risk countries will be subjected to testing and self-isolation or quarantine on return to South Africa.
  • All travellers who have entered South Africa from high-risk countries since mid-February will be required to present themselves for testing.
  • The government will strengthen surveillance, screening and testing measures at OR Tambo, Cape Town and King Shaka International Airports
  • South Africa has 72 ports of entry in the country which are land, sea and airports. Of the 53 land ports, 35 will be shut down with effect from Monday 16 March. 2 of the 8 seaports will be closed for passengers and crew changes.
  • Effective immediately, all non-essential travel for all spheres of government outside of the Republic is prohibited.
  • The government discourages all non-essential domestic travel, particularly by air, rail, taxis and bus.


  • Gatherings of more than 100 people will be prohibited. Mass celebrations of upcoming national days such as Human Rights Day and other large government events will be cancelled.
  • Where small gatherings are unavoidable, the government stated the organisers will need to put in place stringent measures of prevention and control.
  • Schools will be closed from Wednesday, 18 March, and will remain closed until after the Easter weekend. To compensate, the mid-year school holidays will be shortened by a week.
  • The government is working with colleges, universities, and other public facilities such as Parliament, prisons, police stations & military installations to intensify hygiene control. Visits to all correctional centres are suspended for 30 days with immediate effect.
  • Government is aware of the confirmed case of a student who has tested positive for the coronavirus at Wits University. Those who have been in contact with the student will be quarantined.

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Constitutional Mandate

The district municipality is a government institution committed to working with citizens and groups within the community to find sustainable ways of meeting their social, economic and material needs and improving the quality of their lives. Local Governments are clearly one of the nation’s fundamental democratic institutions. Inclusive and effective democratic processes can most readily be achieved at the local level through participatory, transparent, management of public resources and joint community development projects. In South Africa, local governments are responsible for stimulating local economic development and for providing people with basic services. The basic services include water, electricity, sanitation, affordable housing and basic health care. In terms of the Constitution of Republic of South Africa, 1996 and various acts flowing from it, the District Municipality is required to structure and manage its administration and budgeting and planning processes to give priority to the basic needs of the community, to promote the social and economic development of the community and to participate in national and provincial development programmes. The municipality to this end must provide vision and leadership for all those who have a role to play in the development of the municipality.


An innovative municipality that aims to improve the quality of life of communities through integrated planning.


To promote shared services and capacity building in local municipalities.

To promote effective community and stakeholder management. To promote social and economic development.

To utilize available resources economically and effectively.

Informational Powerpoint Presentations


Important Info:

Integrated Development Plan (IDP) 2017/18 – 2021/2022:

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Review LED Strategy:


Annual Report 2017/18:


Integrated Development Plan (IDP) Review 2018/19; Planning 2019/20:


District Framework 2017/18 – 2021/22 & Process Plan:


Service Delivery & Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) 2019/20:


Adopted IDP Process Plan 2019/20:


Adopted District Integrated Development Plan Action Programme for 2018/19 IDP Review Process:

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Adopted Amended Framework for the District Integrated Development Process:

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