The Local Enforcement System entails a substantial devolution of power to local government authorities (Regional Committees and Local Councils) to enforce legislation scheduled in terms of Legal Notice 32 of 2000. This radical programme for Local Enforcement has helped the Local Government authorities to secure a high level of community discipline in terms of citizens' compliance through educational campaigns and also through enforcement initiatives. This has been realized through planned management via a tightly integrated solution based on the process rather than individual functions. This has been achieved by linking together all Local Councils, Regional Committees, Warden Services Contractors, Service Providers and Enforcement Officers.
Rightly so the Local Enforcement System has been described as a revolutionary approach aimed towards the exigencies of applying and enforcing a variety of disciplinary functions within localities. Achieving thriving, sustainable and inclusive communities everywhere is our aim, and effective local government is central to it.