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NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 19 MAY 2006 PowerPoint Presentation
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NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 19 MAY 2006

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 19 MAY 2006

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  1. NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE PRESENTATION TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 19 MAY 2006 PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  2. INTRODUCTION TO NORTHERN CAPE • Bordering the cold Atlantic Ocean, Northern Cape is a province of extremes: the lowest and highest temperatures in the country, the lowest rainfall, the smallest population (2% of the total population of South Africa) and the lowest population density (2,0 persons per square kilometer – compared to 375 people per square kilometer in Gauteng). But the surface area (361 830 square kilometers) is the largest of the nine comprising 30 % of the total area of the country (1 219 090 square kilometers). • 36% of the population are under the age of 15 and 4% over the age of 65. • Approximately 79% of the entire adult population (aged 20 years and older) of Northern Cape do not have Standard 10. • 23% (almost 1 in every 4) of the black population in the Northern Cape have no formal education at all. 2

  3. NORTHERN CAPE REG I ON • REGIONAL OFFICES • DISTRICT OFFICES • PROPOSED SERVICE POINTS • ONE STOP SERVICE CENTRE MOBILE UNITS • Kuruman • Hartswater Olifantshoek • Kathu Danielskuil Warrenton Delportshoop Longlands • Postmasburg • Upington • Barkly West Sandrift • Kimberley • Keimoes • Kakamas Griekwastad • Pescodia • Galeshewe • Douglas • Pofadder Ritchie Niekerkshoop Port Nolloth Aggeneys Kenhardt Nababeep • Hopetown • Prieska • Springbok Strydenburg Petrusville Kamieskroon Vanwyksvlei Philipstown • Garies Britstown • Colesburg • De Aar Carnarvon Richmond Hanover Williston • Noupoort • Victoria-West Loxton • Calvinia Fraserburg Sutherland 3

  4. OLD AND NEW OFFICES WITHIN THE PROVINCE

  5. ESTABLISHMENT COMPARISON: NORTHERN CAPE

  6. PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  7. PHOTOS OF PM OFFICE PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  8. PM OFFICE ORGANOGRAM PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  9. PM OFFICE LAYOUT OF ESTABLISHMENT

  10. PM OFFICE EQUIPMENT

  11. REGIONAL OFFICE KIMBERLEY BACKGROUND • KIMBERLEY WAS FOUNDED IN 1870 AFTER THE DISCOVERY OF DIAMONDS AND IN 1887 DE BEERS CONSOLIDATED MINES LTD ASSUMED CONTROL OF ALL THE DIAMOND MINES • A TRENDSETTER IN MANY WAYS, KIMBERLEY CAN BOAST THAT IT WAS THE FIRST CITY IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TO INSTALL ELECTRIC STREET LIGHTING AND THE FIRST IN SOUTH AFRICA TO SWITCH TO AN AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE, AND THAT IT HOUSED THE COUNTRY’S FIRST STOCK EXCHANGE. • OUR BIGGEST TOURIST ATTRACTION BEING THE BIG HOLE WHICH IS 1.5KM IN CIRCUMFERENCE AND ABOUT 365M DEEP, WAS THE RICHEST DIAMOND YIELDING MINE UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 1915. • OTHER NOTABLE ATTRACTIONS WOULD INCLUDE THE WILLIAM HUMPHREY’S ART GALLERY AND THE MCGREGOR MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. • OUR PRINCIPAL INDUSTRY INCLUDES DIAMOND CUTTING, THE PROCESSING OF LIME AND TUNGSTEN AND THE MANUFACTURE OF CEMENT AND BRICKS. • THE LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN OUR REGION ARE ENGLISH, AFRIKAANS, SETSWANA, XUN!, KHWE AND XHOSA. • WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO INFORM THAT THE XUN!, KHWE AND SAN COMMUNITIES ARE +/- 10KM FROM KIMBERLEY, AT A PLACE CALLED PLATFONTEIN • THE LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY THEM ARE RECORDED ON OUR NATIONAL EMBLEM !KE E: / XARRA //KE (UNITY IN DIVERSITY)

  12. STATE OF OFFICES THE OFFICE RELOCATED TO A NEW BUILDING / OFFICE DURING 2003. OFFICE CAN BE REGARDED AS A MODEL OFFICE FOR THE COUNTRY. OFFICE CATERS FOR THE NEEDS SUCH AS IT ARE DISABLED FRIENDLY, THERE ARE A MOTHER’S ROOM AVAILABLE, A SEPARATE ROOM TO CONDUCT MARRIAGES, SEPARATE CUBICLES WHERE SEPARATE INTERVIEWS CAN BE CONDUCTED, AND A DISABILITY FRIENDLY COUNTER. COUNTER STAFF IS MULTI-SKILLED OFFICE HAS IT’S OWN AUDITORIUM, CAFETERIA FOR STAFF, ENTERTAINMENTAREA (LAPA BRAAI AREA), FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN. SHOULD THE NEW ESTABLISHMENT BECOME INTO OPERATION OFFICE SPACE WOULD BE INADEQUATE AS OFFICE IS ALREADY FILLED TO ITS MAXIMUM CAPACITY.

  13. PHOTOS OF REGIONAL OFFICE KIMBERLEY PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  14. MULTI PURPOSE COMMUNITY CENTRES THLOKOMELO MANNE DIPICO GALESHEWE PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  15. KIMBERLEY REGIONAL OFFICE ORGANOGRAM PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  16. KIMBERELY REGIONAL OFFICE LAYOUT OF ESTABLISHMENT

  17. KIMBERLEY REGIONAL OFFICE VEHICLES

  18. KIMBERLEY REGIONAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT

  19. KIMBERLEY REGIONAL OFFICE SERVICE POINTS EMPLOYEE WELLNSS

  20. DISTRICT OFFICE DE AAR BACKGROUND • DE AAR WAS A FARM THAT BELONGED TO JAN GABRIEL VERMEULEN (SWART JAN). AND IN THIS FARM A PIT (VEIN) WITH PERMANENT FRESH WATER WAS DISCOVERED AND IT PROVIDED WATER TO THOUSANDS OF SHEEP, THUS THE NAME DE AAR • DE AAR IS SITUATED IN THE KAROO WHICH IS FAMOUS FOR THE BEST SHEEP FARMING IN THE WORLD AND THEREFORE DE AAR CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONNECTION BETWEEN TRADE AND TRANSPORT IN MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. • THIS TOWN USED TO BE THE 2ND BIGGEST RAILWAY JUNCTION IN SOUTH AFRICA BUT DUE TO THE INCREASE IN ROAD TRANSPORT, THE LIME LIGHT OF THE TOWN IS NO LONGER, THUS THE HIGH PERCENTAGE OF POVERTY. • THE TOURISM ATTRACTION FOR THIS TOWN IS THE GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE, HOUSE OF OLIVE SCHREINER AND THE KHOISAN ROCK ENGRAVINGS. • DE AAR IS THE POOREST REGION/ DISTRICT IN THE PROVINCE WITH ECONOMIC GROWTH AVERAGING 1% OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS, WHICH IS BY FAR LOWER THAN THE PROVINCIAL AVERAGE GROWTH OF 2% OVER THE SAME PERIOD. • THE TOWN’S POOR PERFORMANCE IN THE ECONOMY IS DUE TO THE HIGH LEVELS OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND POVERTY. • THE POPULATION IS MADE UP OF THE WHITES, COLOUREDS, SOTHO AND XHOSA AND OF WHICH MOST PEOPLE PREFER TO SPEAK AFRIKAANS AND / OR XHOSA

  21. STATE OF OFFICE OFFICE SITUATED IN THE CBD AND IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. ENTRANCE OF OFFICE IS HOWEVER NOT DISABLE FRIENDLY AND OWNER WORKING ON ISSUE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MUNICIPALITY. ABLUTION FACILITIES ARE VERY AWKWARD NOT USER FRIENDLY, AS IT NEEDS TO BE REACHED BY STAIRS AND AT TIMES EMBARRASSING BECAUSE ALTHOUGH SEPARATE FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR GENDER GROUPS THE SAME MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE FACILITY HAS TO BE UTILIZED. NO ABLUTION FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. OFFICE SPACE WILL BE TOTALLY INADEQUATE WITH THE ENVISAGED NEW IMMIGRATION ESTABLISHMENT AND SHOULD THE CIVIC SERVICES ESTABLISHMENT ALSO BECOME OPERATIONAL. LEASE WAS RENEWED 31 DECEMBER 2005 WITH CONDITION THAT OWNER WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO AVAIL ADDITIONAL OFFICE AS SOON AS NEED ARISE

  22. PHOTOS OF DISTRICT OFFICE DE AAR PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  23. MPCC COLESBERG PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  24. DE AAR DISTRICT OFFICE ORGANOGRAM PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  25. DE AAR DISTRICT OFFICE LAYOUT OF ESTABLISHMENT

  26. DE AAR DISTRICT OFFICE VEHICLES

  27. DE AAR DISTRICT OFFICE EQUIPMENT

  28. SERVICE POINTS DE AAR DISTRICT OFFICE

  29. DISTRICT OFFICE KURUMAN BACKGROUND • KURUMAN IS A TOWN SITUATED IN THE KGALAGADI DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY WITH A POPULATION OF 190 000, AND THE DOMINANT LANGUAGE BEING SETSWANA. • THE TOWN IS NAMED AFTER THE SAN CHIEF WHO WAS KNOWN TO BE KHUDUMANE • KHUDUMANE, THE SAN CHIEF WAS KILLED BY THE TLAPIN TRIBE ON THE HILL OVERLOOKING THE TOWN. • THIS TOWN IS ALSO KNOWN AS GASEGONYANA MEANING “SMALL CALABASH” • KURUMAN IS FAMOUS FOR MINING IN ASBESTOS, MANGANESE, HAEMATITE, CROCIDOLITE AND IRON. • KURUMAN IS BLESSED WITH A PERMANENT AND ABUNDANT SOURCE OF WATER FORM OF A MINERAL SPRING CALLED THE “EYE’’ DELIVERING 20 BILLION LITRES A DAY.

  30. STATE OF OFFICE THE OFFICE RELOCATED TO A NEW BUILDING / OFFICE DURING 2004. ACCESSIBLE TO DISABLED AND OLD PEOPLE. SITUATED IN THE CBD, NEXT TO THE TAXI RANK. THIS OFFICE CAN BE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MODEL OFFICES WITHIN THE PROVINCE.

  31. PHOTOS OF DISTRICT OFFICE KURUMAN PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  32. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE ORGANOGRAM PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  33. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE LAYOUT OF ESTABLISHMENT

  34. DISTRICT OFFICE KURUMAN VEHICLES

  35. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE EQUIPMENT

  36. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE SERVICE POINTS

  37. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE SERVICE POINTS (CONTINUED)

  38. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE SERVICE POINTS (CONTINUED)

  39. KURUMAN DISTRICT OFFICE SERVICE POINTS (CONTINUED)

  40. REGIONAL OFFICE UPINGTON BACKGROUND • UPINGTON WAS FOUNDED IN 1884, A TOWN 400KM AWAY FROM KIMBERLEY AND IT WAS NAMED AFTER SIR THOMAS UPINGTON, PRIME MINISTER OF THE CAPE COLONY (1884 – 1886) • IN THE 1870’S THE AREA WAS INHABITED BY THE KORANNAS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF KLAAS LUCAS AND OF KLAAS POFADDER. • IN THOSE DAYS THERE WERE RIVER PIRATES LIVING ON THE MANY SMALL ISLANDS IN THE GARIEP RIVER PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS THE ORANGE RIVER • THE ORANGE RIVER FLOWS NEXT TO UPINGTON AND IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST SOURCES OF INCOME DUE TO THE INTENSE IRRIGATION OF THE VINEYARDS ALONG THE RIVER BANKS, THUS UPINGTON ACCOUNTS FOR ALMOST 10% OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WINE PRODUCTION. • UPINGTON IS AGAIN FAMOUS FOR IT’S DRIED FRUIT. • THIS TOWNS CLIMATE CAN REACH A MAXIMUM OF 40 DEGREES CELSIUS AND A MINIMUM OF –4 DEGREES CELSIUS • THE UPINGTON REGION EXPERIENCES THE MOST HARSH CIRCUMSTANCES LIKE HEAT, SNOW IN SUTHERLAND, DROUGHT AND SAND STORMS IN THE KALAHARI, AND ON THE OTHER SIDE WE ARE BLESSED WITH THE AUGRABIES WATERFALLS, THE KONGO CAVES, GEMSBOK NATIONAL PARK, NAMAKWALAND, BOESMANLAND, THE ORANGE RIVER, THE BIG FIVE, KAAPSE FYNBOS, THE KALAHARI DESERT AND THE HANTAMBERG. • THE PREFERRED LANGUAGE IS AFRIKAANS EVEN THOUGH MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE THE XHOSA’S.

  41. STATE OF OFFICE OFFICE SITUATED IN THE CBD. IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. ENTRANCE OF OFFICE IS HOWEVER NOT DISABLED FRIENDLY. OFFICE SPACE LIMITED AND WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE NEW ESTABLISHMENT. DIFFICULT TO ACQUIRE SUITABLE ACCOMMODATION IN UPINGTON AREA. CORPORATE COLOURS AND SIGNAGE.

  42. PHOTOS OF REGIONAL OFFICE UPINGTON PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  43. UPINGTON REGIONAL OFFICE ORGANOGRAM PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za

  44. UPINGTON REGIONAL OFFICE LAYOUT OF ESTABLISHMENT

  45. UPINGTON REGIONAL OFFICE VEHICLES

  46. UPINGTON REGIONAL OFFICE EQUIPMENT

  47. UPINGTON REGIONAL OFFICE SERVICE POINTS

  48. DISTRICT OFFICE SPRINGBOK BACKGROUND • SPRINGBOK IS KNOWN TO BE THE HEART OF THE NAMAQUALAND REGION. • THE SPRINGBOK AREA IS POPULATED MOSTLY BY COLOUREDS AND AFRIKAANS IS THE DOMINANT LANGUAGE. • THE NAMAQUALAND REGION IS RICH WITH NATURAL RESOURCES AND HAS A FEW MINES SURROUNDING THE AREA, EVEN THOUGH SOME OF THE MINES HAVE ALREADY CLOSED. • IT IS RICH IN FARMING CATTLE AND IS ALSO FAMOUS FOR THE GROWING OF DATES. • UNEMPLOYMENT IS A SERIOUS CHALLENGE IN THE AREA AS A RESULT OF THE CLOSING OF MINES AND THE LOW LEVEL OF EDUCATION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. • POVERTY IS COMMON IN THIS PART OF THE PROVINCE.

  49. STATE OF OFFICE OFFICE SITUATED IN THE CBD AND IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC. NO ABLUTION FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC. OFFICE SPACE WILL BE TOTALLY INADEQUATE WITH THE ENVISAGED NEW IMMIGRATION ESTABLISHMENT AND SHOULD THE CIVIC SERVICES ESTABLISHMENT ALSO BECOME OPERATIONAL. (CURRENT OFFICE SPACE ALREADY ADEQUATE). DIFFICULT TO ACQUIRE SUITABLE ACCOMMODATION IN SPRINGBOK AREA

  50. PHOTOS OF DISTRICT OFFICE SPRINGBOK PMG note: graphics not included please email info@pmg.org.za