MUNICIPAL FINANCE MANAGEMENT ACT (MFMA): PRELIMINARY MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT FOR THE MONTH ENDED 30 JUNE 2013 (MONTHLY BUDGET STATEMENT) – 2012/13 FINANCIAL YEAR
To comply with section 71 of the MFMA, by providing a monthly statement on the implementation of the budget and financial state of affairs of the municipality to the Executive Mayor, as legislated.
2. STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE
The strategic objective of this report is to ensure good governance, financial viability and optimal institutional transformation with capacity to execute its mandate.
Section 71 of the MFMA requires that:
The accounting officer of a municipality must by no later than 10 working days after the end of each month submit to the mayor of the municipality, and the relevant National and Provincial Treasury, a statement in the prescribed format on the state of the municipality’s budget reflecting certain details for that month and for the financial year up to the end of that month.
For the reporting period ending 30 June 2013, the ten working day reporting limit expires on 12 July 2013.
Further explanation of the requirements is described in Annexure A.
National Treasury have indicated that they wish to continue to directly monitor municipalities that have a significant impact on the South African economy. For this purpose the required electronic reports were progressively lodged with the National Treasury. Material variances will be briefly referred to in this report.