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INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGIES DEPARTMENT OF PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. PURPOSE & OUTLINE. GENERAL UPDATE OUTLINE: Mandate of Government Case for ISRDS and URS Status of URS Key elements of ISRDS Way Forward Issues.

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INTEGRATED SUSTAINABLE RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND URBAN RENEWAL STRATEGIESDEPARTMENT OF PROVINCIAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

purpose outline
PURPOSE & OUTLINE
  • GENERAL UPDATE
  • OUTLINE:
    • Mandate of Government
    • Case for ISRDS and URS
    • Status of URS
    • Key elements of ISRDS
    • Way Forward Issues
mandate of post 1994 government
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.
case for isrds and urs
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
case for isrds and urs1
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.
urban renewal strategy
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
urban renewal strategy1
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.
case of alexandra
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)
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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.”

pillars
Pillars
  • Integration
  • Coordination
  • Decentralisation
  • Demand-driven
  • Partnerships
  • Diversity
key isrds features
KEY ISRDS FEATURES
  • 10 YEAR HORIZON (2001 - 2010)
  • 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 (250 000 - 500 000 PEOPLE PER NODE)
approved nodes
O.R. Tambo

EG Kei

Umzinyathi

Umkhanyakude

Sekhukhune

Eastern Municipality

Ukwahlamba

North East

Ugu

Zululand Municipality

Central Karoo

Thabo Mofutsantyane

Kalahari-Kgalagadi

Approved Nodes
elements of the methodology for nodal selection
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 weightedand 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

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

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

Nodal Delivery - Basket of Services
cross cutting programmes
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
institutional arrangements
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
  • Premised on pivotal role of local government in setting local priorities coordinating delivery
    • IDPS KEY STRATEGIC PLANNING INSTRUMENT
  • National and provincial have critical support roles within an agreed IGR framework
  • Department of Provincial and Local government (DPLG) - national coordinating department
  • Independent Development Trust (IDT) - support agency to government
  • Partnerships with civil society and private sector
financing mechanisms
Financing mechanisms
  • Infrastructure funds
  • Poverty Alleviation Budget
  • Line function departments (all spheres)
  • Parastatals & public entities
  • Private sector
  • Donor agencies
some way forward issues
SOME WAY FORWARD ISSUES
  • URS: Need greater coherence and a national strategy
  • ISRDS:
    • Focus on 1 July 2001 (Interim IDPs)
    • Finalising strategy and implementation plan
    • Building local government institutional and delivery capacity
    • Commitments Register (national / provincial)
    • IGR and delivery framework
    • Monitoring and evaluation system

“SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT DEPENDS ON GOOD GOVERNANCE”

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