This paper is aimed at providing a brief introduction to planning and particularly municipal planning in South Africa, with a view to giving new councillors an understanding of what planning entails, challenges experienced and their respective roles and responsibilities in this regard. It is not meant to be fully explanatory but is rather aimed at highlighting the different aspects of planning. Further reading is necessary if a greater insight is required, in this regard a suitable set of references are suggested for more information on the subject matter. Read More (adobe reader required)