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INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT OF PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

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1 INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT OF PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

2 PURPOSE & OUTLINE GENERAL UPDATE OUTLINE: – Mandate of Government – Case for ISRDS and URS – Status of URS – Key elements of ISRDS – Way Forward Issues GENERAL UPDATE OUTLINE: – Mandate of Government – Case for ISRDS and URS – Status of URS – Key elements of ISRDS – Way Forward Issues

3 MANDATE OF POST 1994 GOVERNMENT TACKLE LEGACY OF APARTHEID COLONIALSIM, POVERTY AND UNDER- DEVELOPMENT:  Profound imbalances in the space economy;  Gross disparities in the levels of social and human development;  Inequitable access to basic services;  High levels of unemployment;  70% of SA’s poor reside in rural areas. TACKLE LEGACY OF APARTHEID COLONIALSIM, POVERTY AND UNDER- DEVELOPMENT:  Profound imbalances in the space economy;  Gross disparities in the levels of social and human development;  Inequitable access to basic services;  High levels of unemployment;  70% of SA’s poor reside in rural areas.

4 CASE FOR ISRDS AND URS Addresses and is informed by: – Continued persistence of massive socio- economic, infrastructure and spatial imbalances – Renewed focus on micro and local economic development imperatives that aim to complement and sustain the existing levels of macro-economic stability – Programmatic and developmental approach - informed by the lessons of 6 years of democractic government – Decentralisation of decision making and the setting of priorities at a local level Addresses and is informed by: – Continued persistence of massive socio- economic, infrastructure and spatial imbalances – Renewed focus on micro and local economic development imperatives that aim to complement and sustain the existing levels of macro-economic stability – Programmatic and developmental approach - informed by the lessons of 6 years of democractic government – Decentralisation of decision making and the setting of priorities at a local level

5 CASE FOR ISRDS AND URS Addresses and is informed by: – Greater focus on integration and acceleration of service delivery and development – Necessity for development partnerships to ensure the success of each of the programmes; – Poverty targeting and alleviation is an explicit objective; and – New geographical map of development and under-development. Addresses and is informed by: – Greater focus on integration and acceleration of service delivery and development – Necessity for development partnerships to ensure the success of each of the programmes; – Poverty targeting and alleviation is an explicit objective; and – New geographical map of development and under-development.

6 URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGY Cities and metropolitan areas are engines of growth in South Africa 60% of SA’s population reside in metropolitan areas Massive and stark disparities and problems in urban areas: – high unemployment – infrastructure backlogs – high levels of crime – poor systems of governance Cities and metropolitan areas are engines of growth in South Africa 60% of SA’s population reside in metropolitan areas Massive and stark disparities and problems in urban areas: – high unemployment – infrastructure backlogs – high levels of crime – poor systems of governance

7 URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGY INITIAL FOCUS ON 8 URBAN LOCATIONS:  Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape;  KwaMashu and Inanda in KwaZulu-Natal;  Mdantsane and Motherwell in the Eastern Cape;  Alexandra Township in Gauteng; and  Galeshewe in the Northern Cape. INITIAL FOCUS ON 8 URBAN LOCATIONS:  Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain in the Western Cape;  KwaMashu and Inanda in KwaZulu-Natal;  Mdantsane and Motherwell in the Eastern Cape;  Alexandra Township in Gauteng; and  Galeshewe in the Northern Cape.

8 CASE OF ALEXANDRA CORE PROBLEMS: – Serious Governance challenges – Appalling socio-economic and living conditions VISION: “The people, both abled and disabled of Alexandra envisage an empowered, educated, self-sufficient and peaceful (crime- free) suburb, with an acceptable living environment, sustainable jobs and a good future for our children.” INTEGRATED REDEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND PROGRAMME: – 7 key strategies – Financial implications clearly outlined (R1.3bn, 7yrs) CORE PROBLEMS: – Serious Governance challenges – Appalling socio-economic and living conditions VISION: “The people, both abled and disabled of Alexandra envisage an empowered, educated, self-sufficient and peaceful (crime- free) suburb, with an acceptable living environment, sustainable jobs and a good future for our children.” INTEGRATED REDEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND PROGRAMME: – 7 key strategies – Financial implications clearly outlined (R1.3bn, 7yrs)

9 ISRDS VISION “Socially cohesive, resilient and stable rural communities that are economically empowered and productive contributing substantially to South Africa’s growth and global competitiveness.”

10 Pillars Integration Coordination Decentralisation Demand-driven Partnerships Diversity Integration Coordination Decentralisation Demand-driven Partnerships Diversity

11 KEY ISRDS FEATURES – 10 YEAR HORIZON ( ) – PHASED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – 1 JULY 2001: ROLL-OUT BEGINS – TARGETED NODAL FOCUS – ANNOUNCE 30 NODES BY END OF 2001 – ESTIMATED THAT 10 MILLION PEOPLE WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT ( PEOPLE PER NODE) – 10 YEAR HORIZON ( ) – PHASED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN – 1 JULY 2001: ROLL-OUT BEGINS – TARGETED NODAL FOCUS – ANNOUNCE 30 NODES BY END OF 2001 – ESTIMATED THAT 10 MILLION PEOPLE WILL DIRECTLY BENEFIT ( PEOPLE PER NODE)

12 Approved Nodes O.R. Tambo EG Kei Umzinyathi Umkhanyakude Sekhukhune Eastern Municipality Ukwahlamba O.R. Tambo EG Kei Umzinyathi Umkhanyakude Sekhukhune Eastern Municipality Ukwahlamba North East Ugu Zululand Municipality Central Karoo Thabo Mofutsantyane Kalahari-Kgalagadi

13 Elements of the Methodology for Nodal Selection 1 Engaged & evaluated a range of data sets and organisations 2 Selected three broad sets of criteria: Poverty, Infrastructure, and Institutional Capacity, each with a sub-set of variables. Criteria are needs-based 3 Variables weighted and scored to rank District Councils (DC’s). 4 Generated matrix (list) and maps of ranked DC’s according to criteria and proposed weighting of variables 5 Ranking reflects and confirms a hierarchy of underdevelopment 1 Engaged & evaluated a range of data sets and organisations 2 Selected three broad sets of criteria: Poverty, Infrastructure, and Institutional Capacity, each with a sub-set of variables. Criteria are needs-based 3 Variables weighted and scored to rank District Councils (DC’s). 4 Generated matrix (list) and maps of ranked DC’s according to criteria and proposed weighting of variables 5 Ranking reflects and confirms a hierarchy of underdevelopment

14 Nodal Delivery - Basket of Services ABET PHC Feeding Scheme Rural Housing Rural finance institutions Enterprise development Welfare Services Kick-start Youth Prog. Housing support centres Telecentres Women in construction LED Cooperatives Basic Infrastructure ABET PHC Feeding Scheme Rural Housing Rural finance institutions Enterprise development Welfare Services Kick-start Youth Prog. Housing support centres Telecentres Women in construction LED Cooperatives Basic Infrastructure Community-based Public Works Programme Working for Water Khula start Community Water & Sanitation Technology Centres Eco-tourism Land Care Cultural Industries Food Security Energy Centres Parastatal Programmes Private Sector Programmes

15 Cross-cutting programmes Land Reform Community-based Income generation Rural Finance Basic Infrastructure Social Assistance & Safety Nets Affirmative Procurement Human Resource Development Local Government and Institution Building Focus on gender, disability, elderly and children Land Reform Community-based Income generation Rural Finance Basic Infrastructure Social Assistance & Safety Nets Affirmative Procurement Human Resource Development Local Government and Institution Building Focus on gender, disability, elderly and children

16 INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS l Premised on pivotal role of local government in setting local priorities coordinating delivery Ü IDPS KEY STRATEGIC PLANNING INSTRUMENT l National and provincial have critical support roles within an agreed IGR framework l Department of Provincial and Local government (DPLG) - national coordinating department l Independent Development Trust (IDT) - support agency to government l Partnerships with civil society and private sector l Premised on pivotal role of local government in setting local priorities coordinating delivery Ü IDPS KEY STRATEGIC PLANNING INSTRUMENT l National and provincial have critical support roles within an agreed IGR framework l Department of Provincial and Local government (DPLG) - national coordinating department l Independent Development Trust (IDT) - support agency to government l Partnerships with civil society and private sector

17 Financing mechanisms Infrastructure funds Poverty Alleviation Budget Line function departments (all spheres) Parastatals & public entities Private sector Donor agencies Infrastructure funds Poverty Alleviation Budget Line function departments (all spheres) Parastatals & public entities Private sector Donor agencies

18 SOME WAY FORWARD ISSUES l URS: Need greater coherence and a national strategy l ISRDS: Ý Focus on 1 July 2001 (Interim IDPs) Ý Finalising strategy and implementation plan Ý Building local government institutional and delivery capacity Ý Commitments Register (national / provincial) Ý IGR and delivery framework Ý Monitoring and evaluation system “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DEPENDS ON GOOD GOVERNANCE” l URS: Need greater coherence and a national strategy l ISRDS: Ý Focus on 1 July 2001 (Interim IDPs) Ý Finalising strategy and implementation plan Ý Building local government institutional and delivery capacity Ý Commitments Register (national / provincial) Ý IGR and delivery framework Ý Monitoring and evaluation system “SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DEPENDS ON GOOD GOVERNANCE”


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