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The Ugu District Municipality adopts a reviewed Performance Management Policy and Procedural Framework annually for the purpose of ensuring proper planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of performance management within the municipality. The policy also outlines the structural processes of accountability. The policy aims at ensuring improvement in the Organisational and Individual Performance Management system of Ugu District Municipality, which eventually would contribute to improving effectiveness and efficiency of the municipality in terms of delivering services to the community.

The municipality has merged OPMS and SDBIP processes to ensure consistent alignment in the implementation. This is in line with the legislation as the Municipal Systems Act (MSA), 2000 requires municipalities to establish a performance management system. Further, the MSA and the Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) requires the Integrated Development Plan (IDP) to be aligned to the municipal budget and to be monitored for the performance of the budget against the IDP via the Service Delivery and the Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP).

Performance Management Cycle

 The Standard Operating and Procedure (SOP) Manual encompasses planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and incorporates the alignment of an organizational performance management system with an individual performance system is illustrated in the diagram below.


Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan

The SDBIP facilitates the process of holding management accountable for their performance. It provides the basis for measuring performance in the delivery of services.

Legislative Mandates

The SDBIP is essentially the management and implementation tool which sets in-year information, such as quarterly service delivery targets, and links each service delivery output to the budget of the municipality, thus providing credible management information and a detailed plan for how the municipality will provide such services and the inputs and financial resources to be used (MFMA Circular 13).

The SDBIP therefore serves as a "contract" between the administration, Council and community expressing the goals and objectives set by the Council as quantifiable outcomes that can be implemented by the administration over the next twelve months. This provides the basis for measuring performance in service delivery against end of year targets and implementing the budget.


Figure 7.2.1: IDP SDBIP Link    Source: MFMA Circular No. 13, 2005