DRDLR 2014-19 Strategic Plan and 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan presentation to Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources 11 July 2014
PresentationOutline • Purpose of the presentation • 2014- 2019 MTSF • 2014-19 Strategic Plan • Vision, Mission and Strategy • Policy & Legislation Initiatives • Institutional arrangements • Virtuous cycle • Strategic Goals • 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan • Programme 1- 5 Strategic objectives, indicators and targets
Purpose • To present the Department of Rural Development and Land Reforms 2014-2019 Strategic Plan and 2014/15 Annual Performance Plan. • To illustrate the contribution of the DRDLR in addressing the triple challenges currently facing South Africa namely: poverty, inequality and unemployment with specific focus on rural areas. • This presentation also takes into account the Department’s response to the National Development Plan (NDP) and the New Growth Path (NGP). • It also outlines the outputs, targets and indicators for the 2014/15 Financial Year as contained in the APP
The MTSF • MTSF serve as “the principal guide to planning and resource allocation across all spheres of government” and also sets out the country’s developmental challenges. • It is best viewed as a “frame of reference” designed to guide the government’s policy position and programme of action. • It is informed by the election manifesto of the governing party.
Problem Statement Main challenge for rural development has been marginalisation of the poor, with mutual acknowledgement of the following problems: • Apartheid’s spatial design (patterns); • Land ownership patterns; • Land reform has not yet translated into the establishment of sufficient numbers of sustainable new black farmers; • Under-utilization and unsustainable use of natural resources • Rural areas also struggle to attract sustainable enterprises and industries; and • Weak coordination of planning and implementation of rural development.
Six MTSF priority areas The NDP identifies six policy imperatives, which will be the focus areas of in this MTSF period: • Improved land administration and spatial planning for integrated development in rural areas • Sustainable land reform (agrarian transformation) • Improved food security • Smallholder farmer development and support (technical, financial, infrastructure) for agrarian transformation • Increased access to quality basic infrastructure and services, particularly in education, healthcare and public transport in rural areas • Growth of sustainable rural enterprises and industries characterised by strong rural-urban linkages, increased investment in agro-processing, trade development and access to markets and financial services– resulting in rural job creation
Vision, Mission & Strategy Our vision, mission and strategy is as follows: Vision Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities Mission To initiate, facilitate, coordinate, catalyse and implement an integrated rural development program Strategy Agrarian transformation
Legislative Initiatives • Electronic Deeds Registration Bill • Facilitate the enactment of electronic deeds registration provisions; • Expedite the registration of deeds by decreasing the time required for the deeds registration process; • Enhance accuracy of examination and registration; • Provide for countrywide access to deeds registration services; and • Provide security features including confidentiality. Non-repudiation, integrity and availability. 2. Regulation of Land Holding Bill • To provide for the establishment and composition of the Land Commission; • To provide for the appointment, qualifications and remuneration of members of the Land Commission; • To provide for the function and powers of the land Commission; • To provide for the classification of land as controlled land; • To provide for the disclosure by owners of land of their race, gender and nationality; • To provide for the acquisition and disposal of land by foreign persons; • To provide for the acquisition of leaseholds in controlled land by foreign persons; • To provide for the establishment and maintenance of a register of land ownership; • To provide for the circumstances under which a juristic person is considered a foreign juristic person;
Legislative Initiatives • Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill • The proposed amendments are derived from the wider draft policy on Land Tenure Security in respect to commercial Farming areas. • The Bill aims to find lasting solutions to tenure insecurities in these areas through combining land redistribution measures within effective legal protection and dispute mechanisms. 4. Communal Property Association Amendment Bill • To amend the Communal Property Associations Act, 1996, so as to amend certain definitions; • To extend the application of the Act to labour tenants who acquired land; • To provide for the establishment of a Communal Property Associations Office and the appointment of a Registrar of Communal Property Associations; • To repeal the provisions relating to provisional associations; • To provide improved protection of the rights and interests of members of associations in respect of movable and immovable property of the association; to provide for name changes of associations; • To improve the provisions relating to the management of an association that has been placed under administration; • To provide clarity on the content of an annual report in respect of associations; • To make provision for transitional arrangements;
Institutional Arrangements The following bills once approved by parliament will enable the department to establish the following institutions: • Land Commission Bill - Land Commission (LC), • Extension of Security of Tenure Amendment Bill - Land Rights Management Board (LRMB) and • Property Valuation Bill - Office of the Valuer-General (OVG). The department adopted the virtuous cycle as an enabler to ensure integrated planning and coordinated implementation of rural development initiatives and interventions
DRDLR VIRTUOUS CYCLE “What” to buy: • Proactive acquisition of land based on SPLUM reports Determine ‘Where” to implement: • SIPs • 23 Districts • CRDP sites • PGDS • District IDPs • LM IDPs • Statssa Info (analysis) • LMC (Functions to be identified) “Who” to assist “When” to assist “How” to assist: • Community organisation into economic units of production • Training of communities • Provision of production inputs • Enter into strategic partnerships to support • Identify community and on farms infrastructure required • Skills development and training (Narysec) DRDLR Virtuous Cycle Strategic Projects Infrastructure Projects i.e. When and what infrastructure to deliver is determined by community readiness to produce in the identified areas that maximize governments investment. Projects relating to the socio-economic, regeneration of small towns, ICT, and special projects will also be initiated by RID. 16
14/15 PROJECTS PER PROGRAMME The overall total number of projects per programme is 2293 Programme 3, consist of RID (385) and REID (378) projects Programme 4, Restitution has an overall total of 716 claims • Current claims - 440 • Claims backlog – 276