5. Scope of application of GIAMA
The Government Immovable Asset Management Bill [B1-2006] is applicable to national and provincial departments only.
It is the intention to extend the objectives of GIAMA throughout Government (without disturbing existing mandates or the roles and responsibilities of government entities).
In order to achieve the objectives of GIAMA at municipal level, DPW is assisting the Department of Provincial & Local Government (the dplg) to develop the regulatory framework to govern immovable asset management in local government, in terms of existing legislation (Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 and Municipal Finance Management Act, 2003).
Given the varying levels of autonomy of Public Entities, extensive consultation is required before legislation applicable to such organs of State can be finalised.