The South African Cabinet approved the establishment of the Municipal Infrastructure Grant (MIG) on 5 March 2003. MIG is a municipal infrastructure funding arrangement.
The MIG programme has been designed to achieve the following:
- Access to basic services;
- Consolidation of funding arrangements;
- Decentralised service delivery;
- Job creation through the Extended Public Works Programme;
- Local economic development;
- Empowerment of municipalities; and
- Poverty alleviation.