The Integrated Development Plan was developed following the five (5) National KPAs of the National Strategic Agenda that was adopted in 2002. The preparatory work done prior to the commencement of the IDP preparation process was the production of an “IDP Process Plan”. The Process Plan is a legislative mandate in terms of sec 28 of Municipal Systems Act, 32 of 2000 necessary to ensure proper management of the planning process, and to guide the production of the IDP.

The Process Plan sets out the dates and actions to be performed and responsible personnel including the resources to be used. It further indicates the roles and responsibilities of the key role players and stakeholders of the IDP process. The Process Plan for the preparation of this IDP was adopted by Impendle Council in August 2018.

In line with the IDP and Budget the Municipality has developed a Draft Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan (SDBIP) which will be translated into a Performance Management System (PMS). This system serves as the monitoring and evaluation tool of our performance as the Municipality. It provides the Impendle Municipality’s stakeholders with a strategic approach setting out tools and techniques to regularly plan, periodically monitor, measure and review organisational and individual performance and sets out an effective and efficient planning framework that integrates planning for an IDP, Budget and Performance Management as required by sec. 38 and 41 of Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000.


This charter sets out the standards that the community members can expect to receive when they access municipal services or contact the municipality and outlines how they can help the municipality to meet their expectations in the delivery of the first class service standards. The relationship with local citizens is governed by the constitution, legislations and policy obligations.


Impendle Local Municipality is one of the smallest Municipalities in the Country. In terms of Section 9 of the Municipal Structures Act, 117 of 1998 the Impendle Local Municipality falls under Category B. Category B Municipalities (Local) share executive and legislative authority with Category C municipalities (District) within whose area they are located (as defined in Section 155 (1) of the Constitution (Act 108 of 1996) The Impendle Local Municipality as Local Government is mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to:

a) Provide democratic and accountable government for local communities

b) To ensure the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner

c) To promote social and economic development

d) To promote safe and healthy environment

e) To encourage the involvement of communities and community organizations in the matters of local government