Presentation on theme: "THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES AS ENGINES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNITIES. BY SANACO."— Presentation transcript:
1 THE ROLE OF COOPERATIVES AS ENGINES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN COMMUNITIES. BYSANACO
2 OUTLINE SANACO POLICY FRAMEWORK OBJECTIVES SUCCESS AND IMPACT CONCLUSION
3 South African National Apex Tertiary Co-operative SANACO is an autonomous association of secondary and tertiary cooperatives united voluntarily to serve the socio-economic interest and aspirations of all cooperatives in the country.It is the embodiment of the cooperative movement in the country.It is a full member of the International Cooperative Alliance, a global representative body of cooperative.Participate in NEDLACCurrently the law makes provisions for three levels of cooperatives starting with the primary, secondary and the tertiary.SANACO is currently registered as the tertiary cooperative until the amended law is operationalised.Annually, working closely with the department relevant Cooperatives under the stewardship of SANACO celebrate the international day of cooperatives and in the recent celebration attended by more than 600 cooperative structure SANACO was reaffirmed by the cooperatives across the country as the single apex body as envisaged by the amendment Act of 2005.This year SANACO was formed in 2009, 01st October. Convenes annual compliance conference
4 Our Common Agenda The majority of the communities are facing hardships, unemployment, poverty and inequality and hence the government’s decision to make ‘coops’ as agents of social economic development.The South African government decided during the Presidential Growth and Development Summit held to endorse special measures to support cooperatives as part of strategies for job creation in the economy.In order to address the high rate of unemployment and poverty, the government came up with the concept of “Vukuzenzele” which implies that people must be initiative and do things for themselves instead of waiting for “hand outs”.
5 Policy FrameworkIn 2004 the new democratic government launched the Cooperatives Development Policy and later in 2005 promulgated the cooperatives Act, No. 14 of 2005 as amended.In 2010, the Department of Trade and Industry launched the Integrated Strategy on the Development and Promotion of Cooperatives which sets out an implementation framework of the policy and the Act.
6 OBJECTIVES OF SANACOTo advance and empower all member cooperatives and their businessTo engage and lobby all organs of state, private sector and stakeholders on behalf of cooperativesTo play any other deemed to be the role of an Apex Cooperative Movement of South Africa to advance the development of cooperativesAs an apex it shall act as a mouthpiece of the cooperatives in connection with any other matter of mutual interest to the cooperative movement in generalTo organize and represent the interest of cooperatives existing within the different sectors and regions of their functionalityTo facilitate education and training for cooperativesStrive to establish and maintain an audit fund to assist cooperatives to comply with the lawTo represent the cooperative movement of South Africa in the Continent and WorldwideStrive to advance the definition and principles of cooperatives as outline in the Coop Act of the countryTo cooperate and/or collaborate with other formations in building the South African economy through cooperativesTo establish a cooperative development trust to mobilize support for the cooperative movement development.
7 SANACO OPERATIONSThe strategic pillars for the support programmes for cooperativesTo increase non-financial support services to cooperatives i.e working with various department and other stakeholdersTo increase a demand for cooperatives products and services i.e procurement dedicated to cooperativesTo improve sustainability of cooperatives i.e mentoring and monitoring of the cooperativesTo increase financial support services to cooperatives i.e grants and loans
8 5 KEY OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES Representation of Cooperative interest (advocacy and lobbyingCompliance focusing on AuditingCooperative Education and TrainingConsulting servicesSupport for Cooperatives
9 ACTIVITY 1On RepresentationCommunication: Information on current developments within the cooperatives movement as well as on current political issues our membersPolitics: Development of positions in the interest of cooperatives; by having regular meetings with governmentCommittees: Positioning cooperatives interests in Executive Committees
10 ACTIVITY 2On ComplianceMandatory: Auditing of annual financial statements as required by the legislationAdditional Service: Comprehensive audit of all areas of the business with the aim to support the cooperativesNew members: Audit for cooperatives in the foundation phaseHigh quality standard: Engage on regular peer reviews for cooperatives development
11 Cooperative Education and Training ACTIVITY 3Cooperative Education and TrainingCooperative Academy: Ensure that proper cooperative training and education institution are accreditedHuman Resource: Ensure proper and qualitative employee training for cooperatives developmentSeminars and Workshop: Ensure that personal and professional training, tailormade programs are developed
12 ACTIVITY 4 On Consulting Services Business: Provide individual consulting with cooperativesHuman Resource: Recruiting and employee satisfaction for cooperatives developmentLegal: Ensure that proper legal advice is provided to cooperatives in line with their sectorsTax: Ensure that cooperatives are Tax CompliantNetworking: Create a platform for cooperatives to maintain constant interaction and cooperation
13 ACTIVITY 5Our SupportInformation: To provide regular briefings on new regulations that affect cooperatives developmentExchange: Allow cooperatives to exchange views and ideas on strategic challenges that are facing each sector of the cooperativeAdvice: In special cases the mergers that will have a qualitative contribution in the cooperativeFoundation: Provide the necessary support for cooperatives at the initial stages
14 ACHIEVEMENTS Increased awareness about the cooperatives concept A comprehensive support policy framework in place i.e ILO RecommendationHosted the cooperative international events i.e ICA General Assembly, BRICS Cooperatives leaders meeting and SADCCFEstablished women and youth cooperatives structuresProvincial cooperative structures for coordination and interaction with provincial as well as local government have been establisedInternational and national expos for cooperatives i.e exhibitionsAvailability of training programmes for cooperatives i.e 2011 National Cooperative ConferenceAvailability of funding to cooperatives with access challengesSigned partnership agreements with government departments as well international organisations
15 Increase cooperative registration Development of women cooperatives ACHIEVEMENTS IMPACTIncrease cooperative registrationDevelopment of women cooperativesEmployment for cooperative membersSkills development for members of cooperativesUnity amongst cooperatives
16 CONCLUSIONThe communities must be developed in various ways: inter-alia Housing and Construction, agriculture and agro-processing, manufacturing, mining, arts and culture, tourism, retail services, financial services, etc.It is clear that if all cooperatives in South Africa can plan strategically and back their plans with business and operational details, they will transform the country tremendously.
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