June 13 - 15 2018, Emperors Palace. JHB

Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference


Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference 2018

The Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference will bring together municipalities, industry experts and key stakeholders in local government infrastructure financing. The conference aims to ‘Facilitate Shared Learning between Municipalities’ through creating a platform to explore, deliberate and share ideas on innovative infrastructure funding mechanisms for South African municipalities.

The conference will discuss topical innovative infrastructure funding streams including but not limited to:
- Municipal Bonds
- Municipal Pooled Financing
- Municipal Project Finance
- Public Private Partnerships
- Special Purpose Vehicles
- Tax Incremental Financing



313 Delegates

Reigistered to attend  Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

11 Speakers

to address  Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

06 Exhibitors

Reigistered to exhibit at the Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference

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Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing

American cities have been pushed to the limit in maintaining municipal fiscal health, squeezed by federal mandates coinciding with decreases in state and federal aid, and a continuing backlash against the bedrock source of revenue for local government, the property tax. And all this is just at a moment when investments in infrastructure have never been more necessary for metropolitan regions. George W. “Mac” McCarthy, president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, will explore the use of the mechanism of value capture to finance urban infrastructure — widely used in Latin America, but just starting to get attention in the U.S.

Speakers and presenters


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07H00 – 09H00

Registration Area To be confirmed

09H00 – 09H20
Opening and Welcome

Cllr Mzwandile Masina, Executive Mayor: Ekurhuleni Metro

09H00 – 09H45
General Role of municipalities in catalysing the economy through infrastructure investment

Cllr Parks Tau, President: SALGA


09H45 – 10H10
How municipalities contribute to the macro economy through leveraging capital infrastructure

Mr Mcebisi Jonas, Special Presidential Special Envoyon Investment


10H10 – 10H20
Introduction of the Hon Minister of COGTA

Cllr Mpho Khunou National Chairperson, Municipal Finance Working, SALGA


10H20 – 11H00
The IUDF and identifying intermediate cities as zones of growth how to effectively enable capital funding of infrastructure projects in these municipalitiest

Hon Andries Nel, Deputy Minister: COGTA


11H00 – 11H15
Reflection by SALGA

Mr Simphiwe Dzengwa, Executive Director, SALGA


11H15 – 11H45
Media Briefing (Acting CEO, Dep. Minister, President, Presidential Envoy)


11H15 – 11H45
Tea Break


11H45 – 12H30
Legislation and Policy Environment for Municipal Infrastructure Financing:
• The Municipal Borrowing Policy Framework
• Amendments to the DoRB
• The IUDF Grant
• Development Charges
• An understanding of the new policy reforms in municipal infrastructure financing.

Ms Judy Nkosi, Director, National Treasury
Mr Steven Kenyon, Director, National Treasury
Ms Cassandra Nkuna, Director, National TreasuryA


09H00 – 09H45
General Role of municipalities in catalysing the economy through infrastructure investment

Cllr Parks Tau, President: SALGA


12H15 – 13H00
Infrastructure Investments needs just how much does local government need to invest in?
• Investment for economic growth, backlogs to be eradicated
• How much Local Government invest must invest to drive sustainable development and economic growtht

Mr Chucheka Ben Mhlongo, Executive Director, Infrastructure Finance: DBSA


13H00 – 14H00


14H00 – 14H10
Introduction of the Hon Minister of Finance

Cllr Mpho Khunou National Chairperson, Municipal Finance Working, SALGA


14H10 – 14H30
A broad overview of themacroeconomic climate and potential of borrowing in local governmentt

Hon Nhlanhla Nene, Minister of Finance


14H30 – 15H00
Business solutions – Infrastructure challenges for rural municipalities and delivery coordination at Local Government

Dr Xolani Ngobese, Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent MISA


15H00 – 15H30
Tea Break


15H30 – 16H00
This session will discuss the following:
• Methodologies applied by the Credit Rating Agencies;
• A dedicated rating tool for SA Municipalities
• Municipal Credit Worthiness for Urban Municipalities.
• How municipalities with declining industries and demarcated spaces are managing credit worthiness.t

Mr Sefotle Modiba, Director: Group Treasury, City of Johannesburg
Ms Sylvia Chahonyo, General Manager, South Africa Moody’s InvestorsService


16H00 – 16H30
This session will discuss the following:
• Stable and predictable revenues;
• Operating Surpluses
• Financial Planning
• Financial health and good governance

Ms Kgomotso Letsatsi, Executive Director, Matmap Investments
Mr Sibonelo Mbele, Chief Investment Officer Finance, Pension and Major Projects, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality


16H30 – 17H00
Day 1 closing remarks

Mr Simphiwe Dzengwa, Executive Director, Municipal Finance: SALGA

09H00 – 09H30
Exploring Opportunities for Domestic Local Investments
Innovation Finance for Sustainability

• Mr Gray Marguire, Chief Director, Environmental Sustainability: Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning
• Mr Jay Bagwan, Executive Manager: Water Research Commission

09H30 – 10H00
Bringing financiers and municipalities together to realise local climate action.

Ms Rebecca Cameron, Professional Officer, Climate Change, Energy and Resilience: ICLEI

10H00 – 10H30
Building for future SA Cities – City Features: Certainty and uncertainty.

Sithole Mbanga, CEO, South African Cities Network

10h30 – 11h00
Tea Break
11H15 - 12H30
• Project Preparation Session (Sponsored By Vodacom)
• Lenders and Investors Session (Sponsored By Absa
• Fiscal Tools To Fund Infrastructure Session (Sponsored By Old Mutual)
12H30 – 13H30
Tea Brak
13H30 - 14H45
• Project Preparation Session (Sponsored By Vodacom)
• Lenders and Investors Session (Sponsored By Absa
• Fiscal Tools To Fund Infrastructure Session (Sponsored By Old Mutual)
14H45 – 15H30
Tea Break
15H30 – 16H15
Commission Report Back and Recommendations - a concise report on the commissions’ discussions and pronouncements made..

Mr Lucky Leseane, Provincial Executive Officer : SALGA Gauteng Office

16H15 – 16H30
Closing Remarks

Mr Simphiwe Dzengwa, Executive Director, Municipal Finance: SALGA

08H00 – 10H30
A high level technical training on aspects discussed in plenary and commission. The session is designed for municipalities to delve into detail and have a ‘one on one’ conversation on specific situations they are encountering in process of building projects and financing them.

• Mr Daniel Mazibuko, Associate Analyst Sub-Sovereign Group, Moody’s
• Mr Andre Kruger, Project Manager, African Investment and Integration Desk: Nepad Business Foundation
• Mr Geoff Makhubo, Concillor, City of Johannesburg
• Mr Tshepo Ntsimane, Head of Infrastructure Finance for Metros, Secondary Cities and Water Boards: DBSA

10h30 – 11h00
Tea Break
12H50 – 13H00
Way Forward and Closure

Documents & Presentaions




Presentaions Day 1


Presentaions Day 2

MIIF Conference Programme  

National Treasury Legislation and Policy. Environment – Infrastructure financing

  Mind Gap Bringing municipalities and investors to gether to finance climateaction ICLEI - L ocal  Governments for Sustainability - Africa Secretariat
Municipal Innovative Infrastructure Financing Conference Hand Book   DBSA Making Change Happen   Sub-National green bonds Innovation finance for Sustainability
Checklist on the Fitness for Municipal Pooled Financing   MISA Key infrastructure challenges in  rural municipalities, opportunities and solutions.  

Exploring Opportunities for Domestic-local Investment in Water and Sanitation Services- Challenges and Constraints

Municipal Bonds for Infrastructure Development in South Africa   Moody's RLGs Rating Approach- June 2018   DBSA: Climate Funding
Municipal Borrowing Bulletin - Issue 8 March 2018   VUMELA A Product for the Funding and Implementation of Municipal Bulk Infrastructure to Unlock Catalytic Property / Housing Developments  

South African Cities Network: Building for the future in South African Cities

Municipal Pooled Financing Mechanisms in South Africa   Ethekieni Municipality   DBSA: Vumela Product.
Pay for Success in Social Public Private Partnership (PSSPPP) as a Model for South Africa   Speech by Deputy Ministerof CoGTA, Mr Andries Nel   AFD: nnovative financing instruments to fund
municipalities infrastructure projects
Property Value Capture in South Africa On Property Rates and Tax Increment Financing       C4 Finace Facility
C40_Project Packaging        


Frequently Asked Questions?

A municipality has to consider its vision and mission, what it’s long term infrastructure plans are (Integrated Development Planning) and have a clear understanding of its infrastructure funding options i.e own revenue, infrastructure grants available and the strength of its balance sheet (borrowing power).

A municipality will have to undertake vigorous project preparation process to avoid the risk of budget and time overruns. This process is technically cumbersome and with municipalities lacking these skills it needs to be outsourced to guarantee a project concept that is bankable

The processes of pledging grants is provided in guidelines provided by National Treasury and the relevant sector departments.


Emperors Palace offers luxurious accommodation in four unique hotels, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with unparalleled gaming enjoyment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment choices, world class conference facilities, and impeccable service.


64 Jones Road, Kempton Park Johannesburg, South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)11 928 1000

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Registration Team Leader: Mpho Manamela – 012 369 8000

Name Province Contact Nmber
Shantelle Spogter Eastern Cape 0437271150
Jemina Mokheseng Free State 0514471960
Carol Segaloe Gauteng 0100051734/(011) 276 1150
Nosipho Hlela KwaZulu Natal 0318170000
Seipati Lekganyane Limpopo 0152911400/ 0873669094
Sipho Sifunda Mpumalanga 0137521200
Thelma Pottek North West 0184625290
Innocentia Mirriman Northern Cape 087 358 7801/053 836 7900
Jabulile Ngubane/Nyameka Katina Western Cape 0214469800