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  1. Dr Graham Dominy Department of Arts and Culture Presentation to Select Committee on Education and Recreation 16 September 2009 The Community Libraries Grants

  2. Outline of Presentation • Government Mandate • Need for Transformation of the sector • Conditional Grant Projects • Major Challenges • Conclusion

  3. Government Mandate • Equity • Rural development • Socio – economic development • Service delivery • Skills development and capacity building • Policy development

  4. Need for Transformation of the sector • Unfunded mandate at local government • Decline of service delivery • Raise public awareness • Disparities in service provision • Social cohesion • Capacity Building

  5. Conditional Grants Projects • Purpose: • To transform urban and rural community library infrastructure, facilities and services (primarily targeting previously disadvantaged communities) through a recapitalised programme at provincial level in support of local government

  6. Outcome statements • Improved coordination and collaboration between national, provincial and local • Transformed and equitable LIS delivered to all rural and urban communities

  7. Outcomes continued…… • Improved library infrastructure and services that reflect the specific needs of communities it serves • Improved staff capacity at urban and rural libraries to approximately respond to community needs • Improved culture of reading

  8. Key outputs • Community library governance structures established • Library materials purchased • ICT infrastructure and systems upgraded • Services for the visually impaired introduced at community libraries • New libraries structures built • Additional staff appointed • Monitoring and evaluation

  9. Overview of 2009 MTEF allocations

  10. Expenditure for 2009/2010 1st Quarter – (Apr ‘09 – June ’09)

  11. Treasury Imposed Conditions • This funding is not a replacement funding for provinces • Provinces remain accountable for funds transferred to municipalities • Monitoring and evaluation at municipal level

  12. DAC Provincial M & E • Appointed three provincial coordinators • Each responsible for 3 provinces • WC, NC, EC • KZN, GP and NW • LP, FS and MP

  13. Infrastructure achievements in 08/09 • The upgrading of Zuurbekom library completed • A new library established in Kwaggafontein, MP • A new library at Hekpoort, Mogale City completed • Upgrading of Krugersdorp library completed • A new library established at Mkhuhlu, Bushbuckridge

  14. Infrastructure achievements in 08/09 • A new library established at Kamaqhekeza, Nkomazi Municipality • A new library established at Morgenzon in Gert Sibande Region • Morokweng community library completed • 5 mobile book trolleys sites established in WC

  15. Infrastructure Projects for 09/10 • Mpumalanga - Tweefontein (Thembisile Municipality) • North West - Lebaleng (Maquasi Hills Municipality) • Limpopo – Still busy with Thulamela and Fetakgomo libraries. • Eastern Cape - Mt Ayliff (Alfred Nzo District) and Mdantsane (Buffalo City) • KZN – Mbazwana (Umhlabuyalingana) • Gauteng – Vischkuil (Lesedi)

  16. Achievements : National • Focused attention on visually impaired – DAISY project ( provinces working with SA Library for the Blind) • Republication of African Literature Classics • National architectural student competition to design a model library completed • Library Transformation Charter – public consultations completed

  17. Investigation into training …….. • Purpose: • To establish the state of formalprovision of education and training by institutions of higher learning • Report on continuing professional development and workplace learning opportunities • Assess the needs of employers v/s provision of training • Service provider appointed

  18. DAC Funded ProjectsNorms and standards legislation • Address schedule 5 issues • Set minimum norms and standards

  19. Investigation into Braille Production • Purpose: • To streamline the production of Braille and establish user and potential user needs.

  20. Transformation Charter • Briefing to MINMEC, 24 July 2009 • Briefing to Portfolio Committee • Briefing to Select Committee for education and recreation • SALGA • LIASA 2009 AGM • Submission to Cabinet

  21. Major Challenges • Staff turn-over v/s skills shortages • Schedule 5 Problems – SLA’s • SCM issues • Infrastructure related problems – tenders; Public Works and maintenance

  22. NCLIS vision –“Towards the best informed nation” ThankYou