Vumelana Governance Award
Rewarding excellence in Communal Property Institution Governance
Makuleke CPA 2nd prize winners 2014Executive Director, Brian Whittaker, hands over prize the CPA leadership
Barokologadi CPA 3rd prize winners 2014Chief Kgosi Thari Maotwe, Mazwi Mkhulisi, Chairperson TZ Molwantwa
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Moletele CPA 1st prize winners 2014
Maitjene Community Development Trust 1st prize winners 2015Executive Mayor Rakgaole, Chairperson Clive Mashele, Vuyo Masisi, and Provincila Land Claims Commissioner Tele Maphoto
Maitjene Community Development Trust Community members
Maitjene Nguni Cattle Project
Maitjene agricultural operations
Marobala-O-Itsoše CPA 2nd prize winners 2015Vuyo Masisi, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager, hands over prize to CPA and community leadership
The Vumelana Advisory Fund in partnership with the Ford Foundation launched the Vumelana Governance Award in March 2014. Over the last two years, five communities have already been recipients of this prestigious award. In 2015 the Maitjene Community Development Trust and the Marobala-O-Itsose Communal Property Association were awarded the first and second prizes.
To watch a short video on the Maitjene Community Development Trust prize giving ceremony, please click the link below.
What is the Award?
The Vumelana Governance Award is designed to encourage the adoption of good governance practices by Communal Property Institutions (CPIs). Effective governance of these bodies is vital for the wellbeing of their members and requires:
– Ensuring that the body is properly constituted with an approved constitution, membership register and approved policies and procedures.
– Producing management accounts and audited annual financial statements.
– Having the capacity to administer the property and other resources under its control through an effectively organised and managed office.
– Maintaining effective social cohesion among members by, among other things, effective and consistent reporting to members via an AGM and other means.
Who can apply?
Nominations are encouraged and will be considered from organisations that have benefitted from the Land Reform Programme and are registered under:
– The Communal Property Associations Act No. 28 of 1996, or
– The Trust Property Control Act 57 of 1988.
Support the Vumelana Governance Awards
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Keep tuned for announcements regarding the 2016 VGA Awards.