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FEASIBILITY STUDIES INFORMATION SESSION. OVERVIEW  Background and approach the feasibility studies  Guidelines ♦Discussion of terms of reference ♦Sustainability.

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1 FEASIBILITY STUDIES INFORMATION SESSION

2 OVERVIEW  Background and approach the feasibility studies  Guidelines ♦Discussion of terms of reference ♦Sustainability of projects ♦Format of presentation of study findings ♦Navigation on DEAT website  Contractual matters

3 PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION The programme will draw a significant number of unemployed into the environment and tourism sectors of the economy to execute sustainable projects that support the focus areas of the department

4 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAME Creating jobs Providing training to facilitate long term employment Linking people in “second” economy with opportunities and resources to enable participation in “first” economy

5 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAME (cont) Integrating sustainable rural development and urban renewal  Creating land based livelihoods  Promoting community based natural resource management

6 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAME (cont)  Developing natural resources and cultural heritage  Rehabilitation of natural resources and protection of biodiversity  Developing natural resources and cultural heritage

7 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAME (cont)  Rehabilitation of natural resources and protection of biodiversity  Promoting tourism

8 KEY FOCUS AREAS  Sustainable Land Based Livelihoods ♦Working for the land ♦Working for wetlands ♦Removal of alien vegetation ♦Combating desertification

9 KEY FOCUS AREAS (cont)  Working for the Coast ♦Utilises SA coasts resources for development of coastal communities ♦Protection and rehabilitation of these resources

10 KEY FOCUS AREAS (cont)  People and Parks  Involving communities in conservation  Maximising benefits to communities of parks and protected

11 KEY FOCUS AREAS (cont)  Working for Tourism ♦Utilisation of eco-tourism sector to generate revenue for local communities ♦Involving communities in the tourism economy

12 KEY FOCUS AREAS (cont)  Working on Waste ♦Utilisation of waste management and recycling as entry points for building SMMEs and creating local jobs

13 LOCATION OF PROJECTS  Located country wide  40% in ISRDP and URP priority nodes  Projects will support the Integrated Development Plans of municipalities and the Provincial Growth and development Plans where possible

14 TARGET GROUPS  Unemployed persons  80% of workers must come from households with an income of less than R600 per month  Of this 50% must come from female headed households with an income of less than R600 per month  50% of persons employed should be women  25% of persons employed should be youth  2% of persons employed should be disabled

15 EXPECTED OUTPUTS  Over MTEF period ♦ jobs ♦ training days ♦75% of work contracted out to SMMEs ♦50% of SMME sub-contractors to be HDEs

16 EXPECTED IMPACT  Creation of temporary work while increasing employability of workers  Temporary employment will benefit up to 8 immediate dependants of a worker  Creation of infrastructure a catalyst for economic growth in immediate area of projects

17 MECHANISMS THROUGH WHICH PROJECTS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED  Identification through an extensive process of consultation with- ♦Line managers ♦Public entities ♦Local authorities ♦Provinces

18 PURPOSE OF FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Short lists were based on project proposals that provided only elementary concepts and estimated costs  Feasibility studies are required to ♦Assess viability of projects ♦Ensure that they target the poorest of the poor ♦Ensure that they meet poverty relief and EPWP criteria ♦Ensure that projects are aligned to IDPs ♦Determine the correct cost

19 New Enhanced Project Cycle Provincial Consultations Submission of Proposals Preliminary Selection by Committee 1 st Phase : Identification 2 nd Phase : Selection Commissioning Feasibility Studies Evaluation of Feasibility Studies Evaluation of Business Plans Final selection and approval by Committee 3 rd Phase : Contract Initiation Appoint Implementers Finalize BP & contract documents with Implementer Signing of contract documents by both parties Transfer of Initial payment to implementer 4 th Phase : Implementation & Monitoring Monthly reporting by Implementer Checking by PPM & then National Site Inspections Release of progress payment

20 New Enhanced Project Cycle ….cont Ad-hoc project visits Assess achievement of deliverables 5 th Phase : Quality Assurance 6 th Phase : Closure Completion report by implementer audited Reports evaluated by PPM Reports evaluated by National Reports recorded on system and project closed Annual audit reports 7th Phase : Evaluation of Impact

21 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Background Documents ♦Code of Good Practice for employment conditions for Special Public Works Programme ♦Ministerial Determination: Special Public Works Programmes ♦The Environment and Culture Sector of the EPWP Sector Plan ♦EPWP: Consolidated Programme Overview and Logical Framework

22 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Definition of the objective of the project within the context of the following focus areas: ♦Working for Tourism ♦Working for the Coast ♦Working on Waste ♦Sustainable Land Based Livelihoods ♦People and Parks

23 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES POVERTY PROFILE OF COMMUNITY  Analysis of immediate community ♦Households with income < R600 p/m ♦Female headed households with income < R600 p/m ♦Unemployed persons over age of 18 as % of total population

24 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES POVERTY PROFILE OF COMMUNITY  No of households with an income of

25 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  POVERTY PROFILE OF COMMUNITY ♦Unemployed persons as percentage of population is 25%

26 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Community structures ♦Existing structures ♦Possibility of creating structures

27 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Costing of project ♦Cost per standard item Implementers fees Professional fees Training Administration Materials and Equipment Transport Wages: SPWP Non-SPWP wages Marketing Community facilitation Other: specify VAT (output)

28 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Costing of Project ♦Reasonableness of cost versus outputs ♦Monthly cash flow prediction

29 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Availability of land ♦Period of right to occupy ♦Cost of land for full period ♦Cost to be funded by DEAT ♦Cost to be funded from other sources ♦Sources of funding and commitments  Duration of the project taking all factors into account

30 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Temporary job creation ♦Number of temporary job days of persons employed in terms of the SPWP Clerical Labourer Managerial Professional Semi skilled Skilled Supervisor

31 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Temporary job creation ♦The actual number of persons to be employed ♦Person days by women, youth and disabled  Permanent jobs to be created ♦Same categories as temp jobs

32 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Training ♦Training to be categorised Literacy Numeracy Life skills Instructors Vocational and task related Business and management Environmental Leadership Other training

33 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Training outputs ♦Modules ♦Learnerships ♦NQF credits ♦Skills programmes ♦Non-accredited training days ♦Accredited training days ♦No of people to attend

34 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Training description ♦Assessment of skills level of community ♦Types of training to be provided as per previous slides ♦Correlation of training with job opportunities ♦How training will increase employability

35 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Exit strategy ♦Identification of job opportunities on project completion ♦Identification of training opportunities on project completion

36 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  After care ♦Period ♦Funding ♦Responsibility

37 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Owning agency ♦Written acceptance of assets where it is a province, municipality or public entity ♦Community based organisations’ founding statements must show that the community is the beneficiary

38 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  Financial sustainability ♦Not all projects are sustainable ♦Projected income and expenditure ♦Period required for sustainability ♦Alternative sources of funding to subsidise sustainability ♦Aftercare to achieve sustainability ♦Elements to be added to ensure sustainability ♦Possibility of gearing

39 TOR for FEASIBILITY STUDIES  EIAs  Availability of local implementers  Availability of SMMEs to act as subcontractors for implementers  Alignment with IDPs and priority nodes

40 FEASIBILITY STUDY PRESENTATION OF FINDINGS  Business plan to be completed  Business plan to be submitted electronically and as hardcopy with supporting documents

41 EVALUATION OF FEASIBILITY STUDIES  All studies will be evaluated  Communication with consultants will be via Project Control Sheet (PCS) that will be ed  PCS will have column that will reflect queries and column for replies  Payment will only be made once feasibility study is acceptable

42 CONTRACT ISSUES  Payment will be made on completion of contract  Contract does not provide for advances advances can be given  S&T can only be claimed if utilised


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