Municipal IQ
     Poverty Index
The poverty index reflects poverty in all municipalities; as suggested by access to basic services, as well as income and employment.
     Municipal Productivity Index
Municipal productivity uses five factors to reflect the productivity of a municipality. These five factors are combine and weight proxies that suggest the developmental and economic context of a municipality and how productive individuals can be in that context.
     Municipal Audit Results
The Municipal Audit Results Monitor assigns scores to the outcomes of Auditor-General opinions of municipal financial statements over a multi-year period.
     Crime Incidence in Municipalities
The CIM uses SAPS data and methodology to weight and rank the incidence of different crimes per municipality.
     Municipal Population Growth
The Municipal Population Growth Monitor reflects on growth trends by municipal population.
     Investment Climate Monitor
The Investment Climate Monitor considers the socio-economic context within which investors operate, as these apply to the beneficiaries of the Neighbourhood Development Grant Programme.
     Municipal Household Growth
The Municipal Household Growth monitor reflects the changes in household numbers between municipalities, which does not always reflect changes in absolute population size (given differing rates of housing delivery, income levels and population growth).
     Municipal Revenue Monitor
The MRM reflects major revenue sources per municipality; both budgeted and actual. An interactive ranking system allows for comparison of multi-year data.
     Development Credit Rating
The DCR provides a broad-based perspective on the financial and non-financial risk facing posed by municipalities to financial institutions. This assessment, using a symbolised rating, assists financial institutions in due diligence exercises and pricing decisions.
     Hotspots Monitor
The Hotspots Monitor records major service delivery protests since 2004; aggregating socio-economic and provincial trends, as well as detailing these in a database of individual protests.
     Poverty Gap Index
The Municipal Poverty Gap Index (MPGI) assesses the response of municipalities to poverty in their jurisdictions; reflecting on how well municipalities are delivering on poverty alleviation, as well as how well they have transformed to meet the mandate of developmental local government.
     Compliance and Governance Index
The MCG reflects compliance with legislated requirements of municipalities, as well as track records with the Auditor-General, and the capacity that resides within individual municipalities to reflect on governance capacity and trends.
     Municipal Expenditure Monitor
The MEM reflects expenditure - both budgeted and actual -by municipality for operating and capital budgets, with an interactive ranking per category. Multi-year data provides insight into trends.
     Transactional Banking Monitor
The Transactional Banking Monitor reflects the principal banker per municipality and how market share is broken down by province.
Press Releases
Published Articles


New2014 protests may reach new peak - 04 Sep 2014

Response to AG results for 2012/23 financial year - 30 Jul 2014

Gordhans Top 10 priorities - 29 May 2014

2014 protest tally high but with decline evident in March - 03 Apr 2014

2013 protest tally - 04 Feb 2014

Municipal IQ condemns the use of excessive force in service delivery protests - 29 Jan 2014

Notes on Madibengs water delivery record and service protests in the North West - 20 Jan 2014

South Africans can be most productive in Cape Town (of all metros) and Saldanha Bay (as the top local municipality) but on average Gauteng municipalities represent the most productive provincial environment - 02 Dec 2013

Latest Hotspots results show contagion in Eastern Cape protest activity in 2013; tying with Gauteng as protest capital for the year - 02 Dec 2013

January - July 2013 tally: Eastern Cape record lead - 07 Aug 2013

January - May 2013 tally - 14 Jun 2013

2012 tally: a violent and diverse year for service delivery protests - 17 Jan 2013

South Africas most productive metro Cape Town and Overstrand the top local municipality but Gauteng municipal average secure first place - 05 Dec 2012

2012: a record high in service delivery protests (already) - 06 Aug 2012

Press Release: Auditor-Generals (AG) Local Government Results - 23 Jul 2012

May 2012: a worrying peak in service delivery protests - 07 Jun 2012

2012 - acceleration in protests but off 2009/10 peak - 03 Apr 2012

2011 Service delivery protests: a quieter year thanks to election engagement - 16 Feb 2012

South Africas most productive metro remains Johannesburg with Saldanha Bay returning to top the local muni spot although scores much the same as 2010 - 06 Dec 2011

2011 a slower year than 2009 and 2010 but rising - 19 Sep 2011

2011 a different set of trends from previous years (so far) - 13 May 2011

2010 a record year for service protests but tallying up only slightly more than 2009 - 14 Feb 2011

Service delivery protests: Q2 2010 - 05 Jul 2010

Service delivery protests: Q1 2010 - 13 Apr 2010

Service delivery protest update 2009 tally - 17 Nov 2009

Submission on Implications of proposed Eskom tariff hikes on Local Government - 11 Nov 2009

Update: Municipal Service Delivery Protests - 23 Jul 2009

Presentation made to IDC LED Network Conference - 17 Feb 2009

Comments on Draft Municipal Budget and Reporting Regulation - 29 Jan 2009

Response to National Treasury Local Government Budgets and Expenditure Review - 27 Aug 2008

Submission on City of Johannesburg Proposed Utility Charges for 2008/09 - 01 Apr 2008

National budget's focus on local government - 20 Feb 2008

Sumbission to dplg on Dec. 07 Property Rates Ratios - 29 Jan 2008

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