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2 Gauteng in overview Rationale for long-term planning1 A Call to Dream 2 Past, Present & Future 3 The Drivers of Change 4 The Levers of Change 5 Social Inclusivity & Cohesion5.1 Equitable Growth5.2 Sustainable Development & Infrastructure5.3 Good Governance5.4 Presentation overview

3 Rationale for Gauteng Vision 2055: Why long-term regional planning? “With widespread inequality and poverty, why expend effort on long-term planning? Why, in the context of scarce resources, should the focus be beyond addressing the needs faced by the people of the GCR now?” 1.This requires a shared dream, careful planning, and focused implementation of this plan 2.Countries and regions that have focused on long- term plans and their rigorous implementation have seen the benefits 3.Gauteng Vision 2055 takes a balanced and integrated approach to devising a development vision over a long-term horizon

4 Rationale for Gauteng Vision 2055: Integrated government planning Focus point for Gauteng Vision 2055

5 Rationale for Gauteng Vision 2055 : Why target 2055? 1.Plans recently established across the 3 spheres of government have set their sights on different end points – –NDP targets 2030; the Tshwane Vision 2055; the City of Johannesburg’s GDS emphasizes 2040 –While variations in planning timeframes complicate efforts to drive alignment, these timeframes have been identified for specific reasons

6 Why target 2055? 2055 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Freedom Charter. While it may not be possible to plan for every aspect of the path to 2055, the ideals defined in the Freedom Charter serve as a valuable compass by which to navigate. We acknowledge that only some aspects of the future can be mapped and targeted. Others may only reflect as aspirations, providing direction, but with less precision. Locating 2055 as the focal point sets our imagination free, in the context of priorities, certain specifics and the democratic changes defined in the Freedom Charter itself: –The People Shall Govern! –All National Groups Shall have Equal Rights! –The People Shall Share in the Country's Wealth! –The Land Shall be Shared Among Those Who Work It! –All Shall be Equal Before the Law! –All Shall Enjoy Equal Human Rights! –There Shall be Work and Security! –The Doors of Learning and Culture Shall be Opened! –There Shall be Houses, Security and Comfort! –There Shall be Peace and Friendship!

7 1.The Current reality is known to change rapidly and present extreme challenges with limited control –The global financial crisis –Radical climate change across the continent, and the globe –Significant unemployment and poverty –Illness and disease –Political instability Why target 2055? 2.Planning for 2055 provides a unique occasion for fundamental change. It is the opportunity of a lifetime: We could build a new educational system, and generations of skilled South Africans We could change the urban landscape: shifting the GCR’s borders; changing the housing form; removing social barriers We could move to renewable energy – and eradicate waste We could eliminate poverty, and reduce inequality

8 The journey to “Gauteng Vision 2055” 1.‘Gauteng 2055 Vision’, the long-term development plan for the Gauteng City-Region (GCR), represents a synthesis of many thinkers 2.In 2005, a plan to build “an integrated, globally competitive city region” was announced, and called for: a “common vision and strategy”; ‘regional thinking’ by all delivery partners; enhanced cooperation and coordination; improved urban management and governance; and a focus on acting together in a global arena 3.Learnings had been drawn from other city regions, which, like Gauteng, “have large urban populations, a clustering of cities and are dynamic economic engines driving not only national and regional growth but…the global economy” 4.Since this announcement, much has been done to build a vision and strategy for the GCR…

9 The journey to “Gauteng Vision 2055”

10 From a time perspective, 2055 is not far away was only 43 years ago Gauteng in the ‘70s ’s So 2055 is not so far into the future and we need to prepare for it now.

11 The Story of the Gauteng City Region Urban land use in Gauteng, Spatial change in Gauteng City Region

12 A Call to Dream On 24 May 2012, the Premier of Gauteng, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, launched the Gauteng 2055 Discussion Document and called on all stakeholders to voice their vision for Gauteng in Robust engagements were held with women, youth, people with disabilities, academia, researchers, faith based organisations, business groupings, labour and ordinary citizens to mould a collective vision for the province. 2.A campaign was rolled out in 2,745 schools across Gauteng to ensure that the future custodians of 2055 could be heard on their dreams for the future. 3.Thought leaders in the area of city-region planning and long- term development were called upon to give comment on the discussion document and lively debates took place on radio and on social media platforms. Gauteng Vision 2055 is a “People’s Vision” - jointly owned by the province’s residents as a legacy that we leave for future generations.

13 Past, Present and Future: Population Urban population projections made in the 1970 up to 2000 for the Southern Transvaal, Witwatersrand Metropolitan and constituent metro zones with good accuracy. From people in 1911 to in Population projections made in the 1970

14 Past, Present and Future: Population Population Growth in South Africa and Gauteng:

15 Past, Present and Future: The Economy World Economic Growth GDP growth of the world, from $ 10.5 billion (1960) to $69 billion (2010) and an estimated $ billion by 2055 World GDP BRICS GDP

16 Past, Present and Future: The Economy FDI as percentage of GDP for BRICS countries: According to the World Economic Outlook Report (IMF, 2013) emerging markets are set to receive increased capital flows from the developed world 2.FDI was at an average level of 1.5% of South Africa’s GDP during and is estimated to reach 2.5% by China has the largest FDI/GDP ratio at 3.5% currently and will stay in the same range at 3.7% until 2055 China: 3,7% of GDP in 2055 South Africa: 2,5% of GDP in 2055

17 Past, Present and Future: The Economy GDP per capita at PPP (2005 prices): In 2055: Gauteng is expected to have much higher GDP per capita than the average GDP per capita of SA and the world Currently: South Africa’s GDP per capita is very close to that of the world Gauteng South Africa World

18 Past, Present and Future: Good Governance 1.The functional expansion of local government authority has arguably been the most significant institutional change in South African society since Intergovernmental collaboration is an imperative as government units in South Africa approach these challenges. 3.South Africa’s 1996 Constitution invoked a system that requires all three spheres of government to play a role in most of the core functions pertaining to urban and regional development

19 Gauteng 2055 Drivers of Change Sustainable development & infrastructure Equitable growth Social inclusivity & cohesion Good governance 2055

20 Drivers of Change: Alignment with the NDP Social Cohesion & Inclusivity Good Governance Equitable Growth Sustainable Development & Infrastructure

21 Quality basic education All people in South Africa are and feel s safe 9. Social protection Vibrant, equitable, sustainable rural communi communities contributing to food security for all A long and healthy life for all An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network Create a better South Africa, a better Africa and a better world Decent employment through inclusive economic growth Skilled and capable workforce to supp support an inclusive growth path Protect and enhance our environmental assets and natural resources Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life Responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government system An efficient, effective and development oriented public service Nation building and social cohesion Levers of Change Sustainable development & infrastructure Equitable growth Social inclusivity & cohesion Good governance 2055

22 Gauteng Vision A liveable, equitable, prosperous and united GCR, established through the combined efforts of a developmental state, an engaged civil society and an active citizenry – together targeting the objectives of equitable growth, sustainable development and infrastructure, social inclusivity and cohesion, and the necessary condition of good governance.

23 Social Inclusivity and Cohesion Outcome 1: Quality basic education Growing skills gap Lack of education resources Youth Unemployment Literacy, numeracy and science inadequacies Provide access for children with disabilities Limited Access in Early Childhood Development Improve literacy, numeracy and science outcomes Improve resources in basic education Expanded inclusivity through the development of full service schools Integrate and universalise Grade R ECD nutrition programme Electronic/online textbooks Tax incentives to all that sponsor a students education Computer facilities in all schools Free tertiary education to all Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers

24 Social Inclusivity and Cohesion Outcome 2: A long and healthy life for all South Africans Unequal Healthcare System Quadruple Burden of Disease High rates of violence Underdeveloped Health ICT Low life expectancy National Quality Assurance Standards underutilised Encourage meaningful Public Private Partnerships Finance Universal Healthcare Coverage Prioritise the development and management of effective data systems Increase life expectancy Improve access to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services Requisite for more access to primary healthcare facilities in peri-urban areas Improved accessibility to health facilities Life orientation includes establishment and maintenance of food gardens in schools Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Social Inclusivity and Cohesion

25 Outcome 3: All people in South Africa are and feel safe High Crime Rate Poverty and Unemployment Lack of training of police Culture of Violence Focus on reactive Measures, rather than prevention Prevalence of social crime Social Crime Prevention Develop crime prevention through environmental design strategies Strengthen the criminal justice system Rehabilitation of prisoners and reducing recidivism Develop crime prevention through environmental design strategies Consider building “half-way” houses to assist in the reintegration of offenders Establishment of a real-time data and information tracking Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Social Inclusivity and Cohesion

26 Outcome 7: Vibrant, equitable, sustainable rural communities contributing towards food security for all Spatial distortions in the spread of economic opportunity High levels of poverty and unemployment Poor access to Services Underutilised Agricultural land Inadequate delivery of Education Food Security at Risk Access to Municipal Services Extend the Expanded Public Works Programme Conditional jobseekers allowance Institute clear state/civil society partnership Develop agro- processing clusters Peri-urban Development Strategy Community food gardens Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Social Inclusivity and Cohesion

27 Outcome 13: An Inclusive and responsive social protection system Historic, social and economic divisions High levels of Poverty & Unemployment Lack of Community Participation High incidence of Social Pathologies Lack of a defined Social Floor Fragmented Education Services Build a transformative social protection floor Remove social pathologies as blockages to education Close the gaps in social benefits Provision of social welfare services Close the gaps in social benefits Track & trace beneficiaries of EPWP Build a transformative social protection floor Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Social Inclusivity and Cohesion

28 Outcome 14: Nation building and social cohesion Lack of community participation Organisational instability Gaps in social benefits Shortages in Social welfare services Youth Unemployment Social Protection Floor Engage with civil society Find a ‘Uniquely Gauteng’ identity that will speak to the GCR’s unique and best attributes Application of innovative devices and tools to build real-time, proactive state-society dialogue Exercises/ initiatives/ opportunities for civil society to contribute creatively to planning and place Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Social Inclusivity and Cohesion

29 Equitable Growth Outcome 4: Decent Employment through inclusive economic growth Insufficient Industrial Regional Growth Poverty & Unemployment Inadequate levels of foreign trade and investment Crucial development in the Knowledge economy Skills mismatch between secondary and Tertiary training institutions and labour market Working in partnership with business to create green industries, Regulate and implement significant incentives for resource efficiency Regulate emission standards; encourage new resource efficient and waste- minimising infrastructure Holistically plan for, build, invest in and grow an integrated regional innovation system Knowledge Economy: establishing a regulatory and economic environment that incentivises knowledge to flow Green Economy – allowing long term sustainability and diversified economy to create new job opportunities across economic sectors Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Equitable Growth

30 Outcome 5: Skilled and capable workforce to support an inclusive growth path Education System not able to Produce number of Graduates needed Poor quality of Education puts those at University at a Disadvantage Lack of experience learning opportunities: Internships and skills development Inadequate training facilities to produce highly skilled individuals Build partnerships with the private and public sector to match education he strategy implemented to provide the province with a sustainable pool of economically Build partnerships with the private and public sector to match education outputs with sector needs Master Skills Plan Improving the quality of education from the primary level through to secondary and tertiary level Improving accessibility of graduates to opportunities for higher education and skill development Provision of bursaries for graduates in specific skills that is needed as set out in the Master Skills Plan Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Equitable Growth

31 Outcome 6: An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network Spatial Distortions in Housing and Transport Transportation model reform needed Infrastructure inadequately supporting the GCR's role as economic driver Lack of Innovative transport connections Urban sprawl putting pressure on boundaries Addressing the GCR’s spatial and infrastructure form, and the role of innovation Pressurised regional boundaries Development of powerful economic clusters and new growth sectors Establish a regional Transport Authority and an urban planning entity for the GCR Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Equitable Growth

32 Outcome 11: Creating a better South Africa and contributing to a better and safer Africa in a better world Historic, social and economic divisions Lack of Infrastructure for strategic logistical and freight operations Lack of partnership with private business in tourism infrastructure Need for opportunities to progress GCR with the based industries Participating effectively in the Financial Centre for Africa Promulgating the advantages of city- region collaboration Investing, together with private business, in tourism infrastructure Marketing the GCR as the gateway to not only the rest of South Africa but also to the rest of Africa Improving the GCR infrastructure to attract domestic business to the region and strengthen regional trade through the SIP’s Focussing on interventions that depend less on imported goods but more on producing the same products Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Equitable Growth

33 Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Outcome 8: Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life Spatial mismatch between places of work and housing settlements Inadequate transport capacity Inadequate housing Unequal access to Municipal services Rapid urbanization and population growth Insufficient use of Resources Insufficient Energy Capacityc Final date for the delivery of the last RDP house in Gauteng Implement a GCR- aligned Spatial Development Framework Reducing the housing backlog by a further 20% with targeted interventions in housing delivery A GCR-wide Transport Authority Final date for the delivery of the last RDP house in Gauteng Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Sustainable Development and Infrastructure

34 Outcome 10: Protect and enhance our environment assets and natural resources Scarce Water resources Little land under protection Alternative cleaner energy sources have not been explored High levels of Pollution Unsustainable resource use Environmental degradation Enhanced quality and quantity of water resources Reduced greenhouse gas emissions, Promote sustainable land use management Protect Biodiversity Implementation and policing of policies that help with the protection of environmental assets and natural resources Initialize public transport framework that reduces the dependency upon cars through improving and focussing on the public transport infrastructure Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Sustainable Development and Infrastructure

35 Good Governance Outcome 9: Responsive, accountable, effective and efficient local government system High levels of Corruption Broken communication & pervasive mistrust between communities & local government Hampered mechanism of accountability due to Discrimination based on gender, age, disability The Municipal Infrastructure Programme The Municipal Support Programme Support and training initiatives for Ward Committees Review of the Municipal Property Rates Act The salient need for a new governance model for the GCR Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Good Governance

36 Outcome 12: An efficient, effective and development orientated public service Lack of intergovernmental cooperation Absence of common governance arrangement Government officials’ lack of skills A Human Resources Development Strategy; Policies that fight corruption; The implementation of an Integrated Service Delivery model The review and simplification of governance structures; The establishment of a GCR Association, constituted of state, civil society and expert role-players The creation of Multi- Area Agreements (MAAs) between local authorities Devolving powers and functions to metropolitan municipalities Key Insights Developmental Interventions Game Changers Good Governance

37 Gauteng Vision 2055 Delivery against the vision for a liveable, equitable, prosperous and united Gauteng city-region demands that all sectors of society work in partnership with government to create inclusive, cohesive, integrated and connected spaces for people to live, work and play, thereby contributing toward equitable, sustainable development and economic growth of the GCR through collaborative, accountable and transparent governance practices By 2055 all residents enjoy an adequate standard of living By 2055 all residents enjoy equal economic and social opportunities World class education system catering for the needs of the local and the regional economy. GCR in 2055 will offer a comprehensive and well integrated healthcare system The GCR will be the gateway to continental trade

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