13 June 2016
Statement by Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell.
Six WC municipalities, including Oudtshoorn, get online upgrade
The Western Cape Department of Local Government has rolled out online upgrades to six more municipalities, taking the total number of municipalities to be upgraded to 16.
The standardised website platform and content management system was launched in February with ten municipalities and amounts to a comprehensive online upgrade in the hope of enabling communities to receive greater and better access to services at local municipal level.
The Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Anton Bredell, welcomed the continued progress.
“This project aims to standardize municipal websites across the Province. The aim is simply to provide similar basic online platforms to all our municipalities. I am pleased to be able to confirm that Oudtshoorn is one of the municipalities to benefit already from the program,” Bredell said.
The new websites are standardised on a single platform that enables them to evolve in line with the Western Cape’s e-government strategy. The strategy seeks to enhance service delivery through the use of technology.
“The websites are mobile friendly which will enable citizens in the most rural areas of the Province to interact with their municipality utilising their mobile phones. This will help to reduce the cost to get access to municipal services.”
The new websites can be found at the following links:
The original ten municipalities to benefit from the program was:
The newly developed websites include as some of its key features:
“These websites therefore forms part of our strategy to enhance transparent and accessible government in the Western Cape. The program will continue to be rolled out to more municipalities in the province,” Bredell said.
Published 2016-06-14Last published 29 September 2016