Recent Projects

Recent Projects

1. Municipal Staff Regulations Training and Awareness

This training course covers all relevant regulations governing municipal staff, providing a comprehensive understanding of the legal framework within which municipal employees operate. It includes topics such as employment conditions, disciplinary procedures, rights and responsibilities, and compliance with relevant labour laws.

Clients we have helped:
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality
  • Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Langeberg Municipality
  • Breede Valley Municipality
  • Matzikama Municipality
  • Bergrivier Municipality
  • George Municipality
  • Knysna Municipality
  • Oudshoorn Municipality
  • Umlalasi Municipality
  • Ulundi Municipality

2. Skills Audit Implementation

The training on skills audit and gap analysis focuses on evaluating the existing skills within the municipality, identifying skill gaps, and developing strategies to address those gaps through training, recruitment, or other talent management initiatives.

Clients we have helped:
  • Cape Winelands Municipality

3. Staff Establishment Development

The Development of Staffing Establishment course focuses on the process of developing and maintaining an effective staffing establishment within a municipality. It includes principles, methodologies, and best practices for determining the required staff, defining job roles, and optimizing the allocation of resources to support organizational objectives. Ignite Advisory Services can utilize a strategic approach, incorporating various elements to ensure the effective development of a Staff Establishment within a municipal context.

Clients we have helped:
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality
  • Breede Valley Municipality
  • Umlalasi Municipality

4. Development of HR Strategy

Developing an HR strategy and plan for municipalities in South Africa should be a collaborative and iterative process that involves input from various stakeholders and is responsive to the unique context and challenges faced by the municipality. Human Resources (HR) strategy and planning are critical components of an organization’s overall business strategy. In the context of municipalities in South Africa, developing an HR strategy and plan involves aligning the municipality’s human resources with its strategic objectives and the needs of its employees and community. The aim is to attract, develop, motivate, and retain the right talent to drive the municipality toward its goals.

Clients we have helped:
  • Breede Valley Municipality
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality
  • Overstrand Municipality
  • Overberg District Municipality
  • City of uMhlathze

5. Development of Talent Management Strategy and Succession Plan

The talent management framework focuses on identifying, developing, and retaining top talent within the municipality. It involves processes for recruiting, training, assessing, and promoting employees with high potential. The framework aims to ensure that the municipality has the right people in the right roles to achieve its strategic objectives.

 

Succession planning involves identifying and developing employees to fill key leadership positions within the municipality in the event of anticipated or unexpected vacancies. This policy outlines the processes and strategies for identifying potential successors, grooming them for leadership roles, and ensuring a smooth transition when key personnel depart.

Clients we have helped:
  • Overstrand Municipality
  • Cape Agulhas Municipality
  • Cape Winelands District Municipality

6. Stakeholder Engagement

Engaging with various stakeholders, including employees, employee representatives, local communities, and political leadership, is crucial in understanding their perspectives, needs, and expectations. Their input can help shape the HR strategy in ways that are responsive to local needs and conducive to the overall success of the Municipality. This involves understanding the strategic objectives of the municipality, departmental goals, and specific skills and competencies needed to achieve these objectives within the context of the Municipal Staff Regulations.

Clients we have helped:
  • Ignite Conference
  • IMPSA
  • LGSETA

7. Performance Agreements

The Performance Management and Development Policy outlines the approach to managing and developing employee performance within the municipality. It includes processes for setting performance expectations, providing continuous feedback, assessing performance, and planning for employee development. The goal is to align individual performance with organizational objectives and support employee growth.

The Performance and Development Management training is designed to equip municipal staff and managers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage employee performance and development. It covers performance appraisal techniques, setting performance goals, providing feedback, and creating development plans to support employee growth.

Projects where we have helped clients:
  • Umlalazi Perfomance Agreement Development Project
  • Bergrivier Performance Management Project

8. Our CEO participating in a panel discussing Economic Development Support with Business

Environmental Analysis involves thoroughly assessing the internal and external factors that may affect the municipality’s HR function. It includes analysing the current workforce, understanding demographic trends, legislative changes, economic conditions, and other factors that impact municipal operations. In the South African context, understanding the country’s labour laws and regulations, as well as demographic trends, would be essential.