“ ..a joint knowledge sharing program of action of salga, national & provincial governments, and nine of South Africa’s most urbanizing spaces …”. Cover page. in conversation with the NATIONAL COGTA PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE 26 th March 2013.
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“ ..a joint knowledge sharing program of action of salga, national & provincial governments, and nine of South Africa’s most urbanizing spaces…”
in conversation with the
26th March 2013
Since its inception in 2001/2, the SACN has been a network of the nine largest municipalities in the country rather than a representative structure, whose objective is to:
Membership & Governance Board is comprised of:
Our Programmatic Approach is derived from the Local Government White Paper and thus a analytical tool for continuous municipal performance evaluation
Why is a national cities (network) program important to a progressive Local Government agenda….. ?
….because it is giving effect to the principle of differentiated approach to supporting local government
South African municipalities are simply not the same, and therefore require differentiated solutions for differentiated problems they face
WORSTREAM I: Acting with a Better Understanding
WORKSTREAM II: Changing Built Environment Function
WORKSTREAM III: Unhesitant in Dealing with Vulnerability
GOAL: The 2016 State of the Cities Report reports on South African cities as effective drivers of local and national development.
Through:Shared- learning platforms and partnerships between SACN, cities, and strategic partners which support the effective development and delivery of clear and effective City Development Strategies, enabling frameworks, and monitoring systems.
Intermediate Result 1.
Act with a better understanding
Stakeholders are able to effectively plan, act and manage cities with increasing clarity, competence, and alignment.
Intermediate Result 2.
Transform the Built Environment function
Cities’ spatial form and functioning are transformed to enable efficiency and effectiveness.
Intermediate Result 3.
Deal decisively with cities’ vulnerabilities
Stakeholders are targeting and addressing specific key challenges to cities’ performance.
Intermediate Result 4.
Improve the image of Local Government
Stakeholders have an improved experience and perception of city governance and delivery.
Intermediate Result 5.
Enhance the impact of SACN’s knowledge products
SACN is more effective in delivering and assessing its value to policymakers & practitioners.
SoCR IV: Cities are drivers of change!
SoCR I: Cities are important & changing
SoCR II: Spatial segregation continues
SoCR III: Cities are resilient
LG establishment phase
LG White Paper
Refresh the developmental vision of metro government
Invest in productive capabilities and active citizens
Not welfare and consumerism
2. Stabilise metro government and restore trust
Support improvement in management systems
Enhance good governance and political/ethical procedures
Do more to reshape and reconfigure cities
Promote integration and densification
Take advantage of devolution of housing & transport
Decreasing SACN functions & intensity...
Difference of only 200 000 b/w top 2
Clear break between top 5 and other cities
Relatively even spread of people across SA towns outside top 5
Tshwane’s population > twice NMB
Over the 500 000 mark
Source: 2010 population figures from IHS Global Insight
The focus of this innovation management is to help LG to respond to an external or internal opportunity, and use its creative efforts to introduce new ideas, processes and share unique local knowledge and experience. We approach this Innovation management in three distinct ways:
3. 1 / RECOGNIZE & AWARD
Create an awards platform that recognise innovation.
3.2 / DOCUMENT & SHARE
Create a centralised online platform through which to manage innovation and disseminate experiential learning.
3.3 / BUILD CAPACITY
Create a capacity building forum informed by the above platforms to further stimulate a culture of innovation.
“ Local government is the sphere of government that interacts closest with communities, is responsible for the services and infrastructure so essential to our people’s well being, and is tasked with ensuring growth and development of communities in a manner that enhances community
participation and accountability.”
The White Paper on Local Government / 9 March 1998.