A number of intergovernmental structures promote and facilitate cooperative governance and intergovernmental relations between the respective spheres of government.
- the President’s Co-ordinating Council (PCC), comprising the President, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the nine premiers
- ministerial clusters, director-general clusters, and the Forum of South African Directors-General, which promote programme integration at national and provincial level
- ministerial forums between responsible line-function ministers at national level and their respective counterparts at provincial-government level, which normally meet quarterly and are supported by technical committees
- a number of intergovernmental forums that facilitate cooperative governance and intergovernmental relations.
Oversight, monitoring and early-warning systems play a critical role in helping to make cooperative governance work more effectively.
To improve integration among all spheres of government in both policy development and implementation, the Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act, 2005 (Act 13 of 2005) [PDF] was promulgated in August 2005.
Source: South Africa Yearbook 2010/11
Editor: D Burger. Government Communication and Information System
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