The Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) aims to provide all South Africans with at least a basic level of service by the year 2013 through the provision of grant finance aimed at covering the capital cost of basic infrastructure for the poor. This has now been extended to year 2015, with the promise of a revised infrastructure programme taking it further after 2015.
The allocation for MIG for the Western Cape currently is R455 million. These funds primarily are used for the provision of water and sanitation services, with roads and stormwater services also receiving a large portion of the funds. Street lighting and solid waste services also receive a lesser portion. Sports facilities also are seeing an increase in its allocation.
MIG also provides a major contribution to the Expanded Public Works Program (EPWP), which provides work to our impoverished communities in the Western Cape.
The Municipal Infrastructure Grant in Action
Zoar: before the grant
Zoar: one year later
The content on this page was last updated on 8 June 2015