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Vumelana Governance Award

Rewarding excellence in Communal Property Institution Governance

  • Makuleke CPA 2nd prize winners 2014
    Makuleke CPA 2nd prize winners 2014
    Executive Director, Brian Whittaker, hands over prize the CPA leadership
  • Barokologadi CPA 3rd prize winners 2014
    Barokologadi CPA 3rd prize winners 2014
    Chief Kgosi Thari Maotwe, Mazwi Mkhulisi, Chairperson TZ Molwantwa
  • Moletele community traditional dancers
    Moletele community traditional dancers
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  • Moletele CPA 1st prize winners 2014
    Moletele CPA 1st prize winners 2014
  • Maitjene Community Development Trust 1st prize winners 2015
    Maitjene Community Development Trust 1st prize winners 2015
    Executive Mayor Rakgaole, Chairperson Clive Mashele, Vuyo Masisi, and Provincila Land Claims Commissioner Tele Maphoto
  • Maitjene Community Development Trust Community members
    Maitjene Community Development Trust Community members
  • Maitjene Nguni Cattle Project
    Maitjene Nguni Cattle Project
  • Maitjene agricultural operations
    Maitjene agricultural operations
  • Marobala-O-Itsoše CPA 2nd prize winners 2015
    Marobala-O-Itsoše CPA 2nd prize winners 2015
    Vuyo Masisi, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Manager, hands over prize to CPA and community leadership

Background

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 Vumelana Governance Award?

The Vumelana Governance Award is designed to encourage the adoption of good governance practices by Communal Property Institution (CPIs). Effective governance of these bodies is vital for the wellbeing of their members and requires:

  • Ensuring that the CPI is properly constituted with an approved constitution, that properly elected governing structures are in place, and that AGMs are held and well attended.
  • The members and membership rights and obligations and policies for member management are well defined.
  • Policies and procedures exist to guide the administration and operation of the CPI.
  • Financial management systems are managed in accordance to policies and procedures and that management accounts and audited annual financial statements are produced.
  • Having the capacity to administer the property and other resources under its control through an effectively organised and managed office.

Who can apply?

Nominations 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.

How to apply?

Click here to download the application form.

Please complete as much of the information in the application form as you can. If the information is not available leave the space blank.

Completed forms and supporting documentation should be submitted to Vumelana either via email or fax:

Email to: goodgovernance@vumelana.org.za

Fax to:     086 6048 212


 Support the Vumelana Governance Award

Vumelana depends on sponsorships to hold the Vumelana Governance Award annually. Should you wish to support this initiative please click here.

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