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					         DRAFT PART C




    PROVINCIAL GROWTH AND
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND PLAN


 DRAFT FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT




                        FEBRUARY 2011
               PART C : STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
              (What are the Stakeholders suggesting)

C.1    FRAMEWORK FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTS            3
C.2    SMME MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS                       4
C.3    AGRICULTURE MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS                8
C.4    MINING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS                    13
C.5    MANUFACTURING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS             18
C.6    TOURISM MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS                   23
C.7    INFRASTRUCTURE MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS            29
C.8    SKILLS AND TRAINING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS       31
C.9    SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MINI-INDABA PROPOSAL         38
C.10   RESEARCH PROPOSALS                              38
C 11   LOCAL GOVERNMENT TURN AROUND STRATGEGY          41
C.12   A RE AGENG MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS                47
C.13   FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS                        47




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C.1             FRAMEWORK FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTS


 Because of the importance that all stakeholders in the province should be given the
 opportunity to participate in the provincial planning process it was agreed that all
 clusters, departments and municipalities should engage in intensive stakeholder
 engagements.

 Each Cluster was requested to identify macro provincial challenges and establish
 working groups representative of key stakeholders in government (national,
 provincial and local), organized business, labour and civil society to participate in a
 process of:
         Determining performances from a baseline positions registered in 1994,
          1999 and 2004 and in context of PGDS goals and objectives formulated
          from 2004 to 2009.
         Assessing performances registered with the implementation of the cluster
          program of actions and departmental strategic and annual performance
          plans;
         Assessing performances registered through implementation of municipal
          integrated development plans and municipal infrastructure grants;
         Performing a most recent needs assessment and gap analysis of the
          provincial situation;
         Formulate challenges for attention; and
         Suggest solutions in the form of programs, projects, activities and
          investigations for further consideration and implementation.

 Taking into account that District Growth and Development Strategies should be
 integrated with the provincial growth and development plan, it was agreed that
 Local and District Municipalities should participate and contribute at the Mini –
 Indaba. Provision was simultaneously made to accommodate intensive community
 participation and involvement resulting from the formulation of Municipality “Turn-
 around” Strategies and Integrated Development Plans.

 Mini-Indaba Chairs were generally briefed to prepare a consolidated perspective on
 the level of consultation that took place and the problem statement identified. The
 challenges identified and proposals formulated by commissions and study groups
 were consolidated as chapter contributions in the framework document for
 consideration and adoption in the new provincial plan. Proposals were basically
 grouped into the following generic template:

 Identify Issue/
                             Formulate Proposal for attention/              Allocate
   Challenge/
                                     implementation                     responsibility for
Shortcomings for
                                                                            activity
    attention

 The build-up of sector engagements is illustrated in the next figure




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                              Office of the       THE PGDS “BUILD-UP” TOWARDS
                              Premier
                         North West Provincial         MAXIMUM STAKEHOLDER
                         Government
                         Republic of South Africa   INVOLVEMENT THROUGH MINI-
                   SMME mini- Indaba (15/07)                  INDABA
                              Economic Sector Indaba
                         • Agriculture (22/07)                                                                   Economic and
                         •Mining (29/07)                                                                         Infrastructure
                         •Tourism (5/08)                                                                             Service
                         •Manufacturing (12/08)                                                                 Delivery Cluster

                                     Infrastructure Indaba (24/08)

                                                             Skills & Training Indaba (31/08) postponed
                                                      Social Cluster Indaba (2/03)
                                Local Government Turn Around Strategy contribution
                                                       Governance Indaba (2/12)
                                     A re Ageng Stakeholder Engagements (4/03)

                                      Service Excellence for a Better Life   Kantoro ya Tonakgolo . Kantoor van die Premier . Office of the Premier
              3/3/2011                                                                                                                                6




 Because of the importance of promoting small business activities in the province it was
 strategically decided to begin with the SMME Indaba for inputs into sector mini-indaba and
 then again into the infrastructure and Skills Development Mini-Indaba. The outcome from all
 mini-indaba has eventually been consolidated into the Are Ageng Indaba for a collective
 response of contributions made at all the mini- indaba. These collective response by civil
 society at the A re Ageng Mini-Indaba will form a summary statement at the end of each
 mini-indaba chapter with a concluding chapter as outcome to the Are Ageng mini Indaba.

C.2            SMME MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS

 2.1 OVERVIEW

 A new SMME Development Strategy has been adopted in 2010 with the purpose to
 accelerate SMME development in the province. It was suggested that the mini-
 indaba focus on the key industries as identified by the strategy and also
 accommodate the potential job drivers identified in the growth path.

 Presentations made highlighted the following issues:
     The importance of the SMME sector from a government perspective;
     The importance of aligning SMME development with the Industrial Policy
      Action Plan (IPAP) as the engine of the new growth path for SMME
      developments;
     The finding that small business is not doing well in South Africa. They
      generally do not meet basic sustainability criteria and are not creating the
      jobs hoped for.
     The importance that all SMME should co-operate fully in checking the
      credibility and completeness of the SMME database and make use of the
      services offered.


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 2.2      CONSOLIDATED INPUTS

 Challenges identified and proposals formulated are summarized for
 different focus areas in the table below.

  CHALLENGES                           POSSIBILE SOLUTION                             RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                      INSTITUTION
                                    GENERIC SMME ISSUES
Need for            - Policy coordination to assist SMME development                  Deprtment of
coordinated and     - Place SMMEs in logical categories that show potential for      Economic
consistent policy     implementation of targeted interventions                       Development,
and approach        - Develop systems to evaluate the success or failures of SMMEs Environment and
                      in order to timely respond to challenges and implement         Tourism (DEDET)
                      interventions.
                    -
Low level of        - Strengthen stakeholder involvement consultations per sector
partnerships        - Development of a Master plan where all projects will indicate
                      involved partners, needed funding
                    - Business involvement in implementing Government Policies
                    - Coherent partnership strategy and one entry and exit point for
                      an organization
                    - Explore Linkages between big & small business through the
                      entire value chain of each sector.
                    - Linkage between small businesses and big ones should be in
                      place
                      before partnership start
Legislation and     - Analyzing existing by-laws which impact negatively on SMME’s Municipality
Regulations         - Reduce red tape and cumbersome procedures for business
                      development
Communication       - Avail information to aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in
and Information       programmes such as Awareness Toolkit programmes
sharing             - Improve information on the marketing website to enhance the
                      visibility of small enterprises for the market
                    - Improved distribution of information about support services to
                      SMMEs
                    - People should be invited to workshops
                    - Flyers and pamphlets on programmes and opportunities
                      should be circulated.
                    - Database on co-operatives should be established and linked
                      with SMME data base
                    - Database of agricultural SMMEs should be established
                    - Greater Information sharing about opportunities in Corporate Mine Companies
                      Social Investments should be promoted
                    - The State must facilitate and assist bidders to compile bids and
                      towards SMMEs achieving the CDB grades
                    - Incentivize organisations through performance recognition
                      towards enhancing SMME development
                    - Statutory body to monitor mentorship/ advice provided by
                           business.
                    - (Legislated) M & E tool should be developed.




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  CHALLENGES                              POSSIBILE SOLUTION                                  RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                              INSTITUTION
Institutional         - Unit within the province that support co-operations should be        DEDET, SEDA and
challenges              established and made functional                                      Agric
                      - Dept. of Economic Dev. & Tourism to revive and strengthen
                        the Provincial SMME Forum to start functioning within a
                        month.                                                          Municipalities
                      - Support services e.g DTI services, should be regionalized and
                        increase their footprint in the province.
                      - Expansion of networks of all agencies which support SMME
                        development
                      - Need to ensure that enterprise development is also linked to
                        land use plans at Local Government level
                      - Need to build capacity in the government spheres to assist       PGDS coordinating
                        tourism SMMEs                                                   committee
                      - SMME forums be in cooperation within LED forum
                      - All government departments, municipalities and institutions     All municipality
                        should be forced to attend structure meant for coordination of
                        SMME ( SMME Working group)                                      All SMME working
                      - Local municipalities should attend the working group with their group members
                        LED official
                      - Attendance of Working Groups should form part of KPA’s of
                        officials

SMME’s are            - Information must be made available and accessible.
currently not         - Fully implement “preferential “ procurement policies                ?
benefiting from       - Improve on the implementation of rules and regulations that
procurement             govern the industry (e.g. BBBEE Scorecard)
opportunities         - Smart regulation to enhance SMME growth (quality assurance
                        /grading)
                      - Effectively monitor the allocation of tenders to the SMMEs,
                        including the eradication of corruption

Financial             - Poor coordination of linking grant funding with growth               Agric, DEDET
constraints             entrepreneurship                                                     Municipality
                      - Province to have its financial institutions to facilitate collateral
                        requirements
                      - Awareness regarding lack of financial skills should be created
                      - Review the structure component of grants and loans
                            SMALL SCALE FARMING DEVELOPMENT
 Primary Market       - Add value by focusing on Agro Processing;                            Agric and DEDET
 to Agriculture       - Formulation of cooperative and commodity association

                                        SMALL SCALE MINING
 The exploitation     Introduce information management mechanisms to assist small           Department of
 of value adding      miners with value chain challenges and potentials                     Minerals and
 opportunities for                                                                          Energy
 small miners
In service training    Provide mentorships                                                 Big mines and
                       Provide examples and case studies on good practice in mining        municipalities
                        value chain                                                         DTI and DME




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                            COMMERCE, TRADE & MANUFACTURING
  CHALLENGES                              POSSIBILE SOLUTION                               RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                           INSTITUTION
  Lack of              Promote interaction with institutions like BUSA etc.,             Government
 interaction and       Produce a communication and discussion booklet that provides
 communication          access to all information needs.
 with organized
 business
 The formation of      Promote technology innovation through the Science Park             Government
 partnerships to        project                                                           DEDET
 strengthen            Create opportunities in mineral water purification                DEDET
 manufacturing.        Align with partners to ensure positive and productive results
                       Establish innovation networks in each of the four districts in
                        the province.
 Lack of               Revitalize and resuscitate Industrial Parks                       NWDC
 appreciation for      Introduce financial support to develop factories for SMME’s
 opportunities that
 exist
                                                TOURISM
 Destination      Commissioning of tourism study in order to have a thorough
 management and    understanding of tourism base and create a competitive edge
 promotion         for the participation of SMMEs in the industry
                  Formulate Integrated tourism marketing plan across all                        ?
                   government spheres and business
                  Leverage opportunities for SMME from big events (e.g.
                   cultural/sporting)
                 
 Product          Tourism product packaging
 development and  Product diversification and packaging                                         ?
 diversification
Institutional     Identify and develop new tourism icons, images, symbols and
challenges         statures to create opportunities for small enterprises
                  Linking small enterprise with well established businesses –                   ?
                   partnerships (Adopt a small business campaign) for
                   mentorship, best practices etc
                   Possible establishment of tourism cooperatives/association
                    (feasibility study to test possible institutional arrangements
                            INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
 Infrastructure to      Develop supportive infrastructure to increase accessibility of
promote Tourism          tourism attractions
                        Ensure an integrated approach to ensure that systems of
                         government are synergised across all spheres of government
                         and for purposes of bidding for tenders                                 ?
                        Training and awareness creation towards developing SMMEs
                         in construction must be done at all times,
                        The State must facilitate and assist bidders to compile bids
                         and towards SMMEs achieving the CDB grades




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                                         SKILLS CEVELOPMENT
  CHALLENGES                               POSSIBILE SOLUTION                               RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                            INSTITUTION
Lack of Skills &          •   Perform skills audit and design a response strategy
training                  •   3 year programme offered by FET colleges
                          •   National Youth Service Programme
                          •   Training programmes should be developed                              ?
                          •   Mentorship
                          •    ABET
                             Arrange manufacturing skills plan workshop in all the four
                              districts
Human capital         -   Tourism service excellence training that would improve
development in            customer services.
Tourism               -   Training of tour operators                                            ?
                      -   Tour Guiding skills
                      -   Culinary and hospitality training
                      -   Promote capacity building programmes

Lack of funding       •       Adhering to financial processes (implementation process)
                      •        speedy procurement services                                     ?

Understanding of      •       Accreditation & a letter of competence for all Skills
FET’s institutions            Development interventions
for education,        •       Training interventions to be aligned to provincial policies
training &            •       The plan should include Special programmes i.e Youth,
development                   Persons living with Disabilities, the Elderly and children,      ?
interventions                 Women,
                      •       Ethics and Principles to be incorporated in the Master Plan
                              and cascaded to implementation plans




C.3                  AGRICULTURE MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS

 3.1      Overview

 The Department of Agriculture, Conservation, Environment and Rural Development
 pioneered the process of developing the Agricultural Master Plan (AMP) for the North
 West Province. This was done in collaboration with key stakeholders which include
 DBSA, AgriNW, NAFU and all four the District Municipalities. It is through this Master
 Plan that the Department will be in a better position to integrate Agricultural
 Development Plans into Municipal IDPs. Phase 1 of the product has been completed.


 3.2      Consolidated Inputs

 the focus of the Mini Indaba was on alignment of all initiatives with the Agricultural
 Master Plan.

 The break-away groups / commissions were tasked to focus on 5 areas. These areas
 are:
    1. The Implementation of the Agricultural Master Plan

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     2.   Agricultural Development Support Programmes
     3.   Agri-business Support Programmes
     4.   Rural Development
     5.   Natural Resource Management

The outcome registered is summarized in the next table.

1.    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL MASTER PLAN

CHALLENGE                    POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                                         RESPONSIBILITY
Projects are                 Establish a North West Agriculture Development &           AMP Steering
implemented without a        Implementation Institute (e.g. NWADII) with agencies       Committee
“special purpose             at district and local level
vehicle” and capacity
Access to markets            Launch development projects (business plans) and the       NWADII
                             proposed infrastructure improvements aimed at small-
                             scale farmers through NWADII
Lack of cooperation &         Establish development forums at local, district, and     NWADII
communication                    provincial levels
                              Avoid the interference of political bodies to govern     Office of the
                                 the implementation                                     Premier and PGDS
                              Include all departments through coordination of ?        AMP steering
                              All stakeholders must be involved                        committee and
                              Communicate and promote the AMP through the              Premiers Office
                                 EAC

Poorly planned and              Coordination through NWADII and also the               Agri-development
execution of projects            development agencies                                   agencies
                                Identify projects and prepare business plans
                                 (sustainable and viable)                               DARD & District
                                Ensure that the AMP is part of the IDP planning        as well as local
                                 process                                                municipalities

Lack of coordination            identify a responsible body to do coordination and     NWADII and local
and monitoring of                monitoring                                             district
projects                                                                                development
                                                                                        agencies
Lack of funding,              Promote budget allocation for agric project by           Budget allocation
                               local, district and provincial governments               for agricultural
                              Attract project funds from national government           development
                                                                                        should be run
                                                                                        though the
                                                                                        NWADII
Lack of selection criteria      Develop provincial selection criteria (creates         NWADII
for farmers                      uniformity)

Lack of competencies to         Create trust and cooperation between the private       Agri-development
implement agricultural           and public sectors;                                    agencies
projects                        Appointment of agric specialists
                                 Establish relations with national and international
                                 agri-investors




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2: AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
     CHALLENGE                            POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                          RESPONSIBILITY
Access to markets           Formation of secondary Co ops in rural areas to          Co ops, Gov back
                             supply inputs, services and serve as a market for        up
                             commodities produced
                            Relaying market information in terms of price            Mentors,
                             trends etc. to producer                                  extension officers
                             Hedging against price risk in terms of crop             Mentors,
                             production                                               extension officers
                            Marketing of sales in order to attract sufficient
                             buyers and supply information
                            Hands on approach must be followed in terms of
                             production practices, management of funds and
                             marketing activities
Lack of Support             Constructing of auction pens and animal handling         Gov, mentors,
Infrastructure               facilities in animal production areas,                   extension officers
                            Improve fences and watering facilities in
                             communal areas in order to improve herd and
                             breeding management as well as resource
                             management (overgrazing)
                            Erecting of small silo's in villages for grain storage
                             in order to increase marketing options
CHALLENGE                POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                                           RESPONSIBILITY
Access to Research     Change in research focus from a reactive to a pro-            Co ops and
                         active state                                                 Government and
                       Extension officers should identify areas to be                training by FET
                         researched and also apply current research                   and universities
                         available;
                       Share information at farmer field schools, study
                         groups;
                       Promote commodity specific and practical
                         demonstrations to improve quality of and translate
                         information to producers;
                       focus on more practical experience
                       Evaluate mentors/extension officers
3: AGRIBUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
Exploitation of Value Beef production                                                 The North West
chain development     • Linkage with beef beneficiation project                       Agricultural
opportunities and     • Linkage with animal feed project                              Development and
alignment with        • Link with tannery (Nguni)                                     Implementation
municipality IDP’s    • Cooperative development                                       Institute
                      • Supply: small-scale auction system for emerging               (NWADII) should
Constraints:            farmers                                                       be the driver of
 Funding             • Establishment of an abattoir / meat processing plant          linking agri-
 Skills                (branding)                                                    business
 Consistency &       Vegetable / perennial crops                                     opportunities with
    quality of supply • Processing/ packaging                                         the AMP as well
 Bankable business   • Frozen vegetables                                             as for the
    plans,            • Canning                                                       alignment with
 Incentives for      • Drying                                                        the provincial
    participation     • Juice making (small – scale)                                  agro-business
 Chain integration   • Oil extraction                                                strategy
 Logistics           • Establishment of a new fresh produce market with
    (infrastructure)    export facilities ( for regional exports)
 Issues of land      Veldt management
    ownership         • Compost / fertiliser production


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                          • Linkage with vegetable production
                          • Contractors for veldt clearing
                          Taung Irrigation
                          • Supply of irrigation equipment
                          • Installation & maintenance of irrigation
                          • Production of irrigation equipment
                          Grain Production
                          • Link with animal feed production
                          • Milling (small-scale)
                          • Storage
                          Broiler production
                          •   Linkage with animal feed production
                          •    Chicken beneficiation
                          •    Abattoir
                          •    Scale is important
                          •    Informal vs formal market
                          Milk goat / cow hotel ? explain cow hotel
                          •   Economies of scale
                          •   Minimum economic unit
                          •   Processing / by products
                          •   Market structure (monopolistic)
                          Eco – agro tourism
                          • Herb production
                          • ‘Pick-your-own’ fruit and vegetable farm
                          • Educational camps


4: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGE                            POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                         RESPONSIBILITY
Lack of coordination in               Develop Comprehensive Integrated Rural   COGTA
infrastructure provisioning and        Infrastructure Plan
maintenance in rural areas
 Lack of electricity
 Poor road networks
 Lack of water
 Bad school and clinics
 Lack of sport facilities and ICT
 Poor housing
 Poor irrigation systems

Lack of Agrarian reform               Launch Skills/Farmer Development         DACERD
 Poor market access                   Programme                                DRDLR
 Lack of agro processing             Promote Village banks (Integrated
  facilities                           Funding Model)
 Lack of financial resources         Develop agriculture production 7
 (rural finance)                      marketing model
 Lack of / skills/illiteracy         Develop Agroprocessing strategy
 Unsustainable farming
  practices
Land Reform Challenges                Develop Integrated farmer support        DRD&LR
                                        programme
                                     (post settlement support




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CHALLENGE                          POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                              RESPONSIBILITY
Lack of research                   Development of research agendas for rural       DACERD
                                   communities (development oriented)
Lack of Partnerships (PPP)         Initiate Rural Development road shows           DACERD
and stakeholder mobilization
Job Creation challenges             Infrastructure support that is labour         DED & COGTA
                                     intensive and would attract investors
                                    Change of land ownerships patterns
Lack of monitoring of               Establishment Delivery monitoring forums      DM&E
intervention

5: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
          CHALLENGE                           POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                   RESPONSIBILITY
Veld Management                       Develop programs to address poor veldt         North West
(Refer to Annexure A1 & A2             condition.                                      DACERD
extract from NRM ? what is this       (Promote successful conservation
Implementation Strategy)               measure for sustainable management of
                                       veld, as identified by LADA workshop
                                       participants.
Soil Erosion                          Determine/Conduct an Audit on erosion          Northwest
( Refer to Annexure B extract          on high potential agricultural land.            DACERD
from NRM Implementation               Reinstate Soil Conservation Scheme in          Farmers
Strategy.)                             terms of Section 9 of Conservation of          Other relevant
                                       Agricultural Resources Act. (Act 43 of          departments
                                       1983)
                                      Develop a provincial Energy conservation
                                       Program for farmers.
                                      Promote successful conservation
                                       measure for sustainable management of
                                       cultivated commercial rainfed ? what is
                                       this land as identified by LADA workshop
                                       participants.
                                      Attend to uncontrolled water run-off.        Northwest
Water for irrigation                  Resolve ? what is this the water quality.     DACERD
(Mainly irrigation).                  Improve irrigation scheduling.               DWA
Refer to Annexure C extract from      Arrange for drainage of water logged         Farmers
NRM Implementation Strategy.           areas and silination ? what is this
                                      Develop and implement a Water
                                       Conservation Plan (WCP) for the
                                       province.
                                      Attend to direct and indirect causes for
                                       water conservation
Monitoring and Evaluation             Develop effective and user friendly         All role players
                                       monitoring systems for all three            and DACERD
                                       categories mentioned above.




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 C.4            MINING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS

4.1     Overview

The mining sector is governed by a set of legislation and policy imperatives that
regulates the industry. The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act looks
at the transformation in mining sector. The Act requires the submission of the Social
Labour Plans as a pre-requisite for awarding the mining or production rights.

Statistics and studies show that the bulk of the minerals that are mined in the
province are processed somewhere else outside the province, sometimes even
abroad.

It was agreed as a means of role definition that the Mining companies should never
be forced to provide public services because it is a public responsibility.

4.2     Consolidated Inputs

the focus of the Mini Indaba was on alignment of all initiatives with the Agricultural
Master Plan.

The following Commissions were formed to discuss challenges and solutions:
    Policy And Legislation Commission: How policy and legislation impact on
       the mining activities in the province.
    Environment & Green Economy Commission: How impediments that are
       encountered on a day to day basis by the players in the sector should be
       addressed and also ensuring that small miners benefit from policy legislation
    Infrastructure Commission: How to approach infrastructure delivery for
       the mining industry
    Small Medium Micro Enterprise (SMME) Commission: How could
       SMME’s participate in and benefit from the mining indudtry
    Mineral Development & Beneficiation Commission: What beneficiation
       options are available that could be exploited.
    Skills Development Commission: What Skills and training initiatives
       should be launched

The meeting agreed that another session need to be held to further refine the inputs
from the mini indaba. Commission reports are summarized in the next tables.

POLICY AND LEGISLATION
       ISSUES/                         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                              BY WHOM
    CHALLENGES
Roles and                There is a need for the establishment of a business            DEDT, DMR
responsibilities not      model which will sustain the mining infrastructure for life.
clearly defined           Engagement of stakeholders in the set legislative
(Custodianship of         mandate ?
legislation and policy   National DMR to employ intervention mechanisms to
implementation at         assist provincial office
provincial level is not  Definition of clear roles and responsibilities


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visible )                Working group resolutions must be implemented
                         Synergy within all key spheres of government should be
                          established
                         Proper consultation with key stakeholders (e.g. govt,
                          business, traditional leaders should take place to clarify
                          roles and responsibilities)
                         There should be alignment of the community needs with
                          the government plans (IDPs) to ensure sustainability.
                         An Integrated approach by all 3 spheres of government
                          and the mining industry should develop a spatial
                          development framework that referee implementation
ISSUES/                  WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                         BY WHOM
CHALLENGES
Information shortages     Effective dissemination of information                      DEDT, DMR
Policy implementation,    Training to emerging SMMEs                                  DEDT, DMR
                          Supply of requisite resources
                          Matchmaking and new business ventures
                          Incentivize the mining sector
                          Financial resources, e.g. capital expenditure
                          Assistance to illegal (to apply for mining rights) or
                           emerging miners
Health hazards                Rehabilitation of mines should get attention                   DEDT,
                                 Mining downscaling                                           DMR
                             
Difficulties to enter or      Beneficiation policy                                           DEDT,
sustain value chain for       Development fund                                                DMR
mining
ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ECONOMY COMMISSION
Lack of holistic and      The need to establish an “Authorities Forum” to address     DWA
integrated planning        the issue of increased destruction of the natural eco-      Municipalities
regarding natural eco-     systems.                                                    DACERD
systems                   Reduce the reliance on fossils by exploring alternatives    DMR
                           such as bio fuels and solar energy ?
                          Re-use of water may address the problem of water
                           pollution in mines.
                          Find practical ways to use waste disposed by mines.
                           Examples are road construction and curios.
                          Create SMME green jobs by using recycled mine material.
                          Those involved in infrastructure need to subscribe to the
                           Green Building Council South Africa to assist in reducing
                           the high consumption of natural resources when building.
                          Establish authorities forum to coordinate actions
Lack Public awareness     Introduce incentive schemes and awareness campaigns         DEDT
/attitudes/habits/lack     for the public                                              PACERD
of knowledge              Promote education                                           Gov.
                          Launch public participation & outreach programmes           departments
                          Promote green procurement - procure locally and identify    Mining houses
                           eco labeled products.                                       Public and
                                                                                       business




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                                INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION

ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                          BY WHOM

Coordinated planning       Planning of social infrastructure should receive
and implementation of       attention;
infrastructure needs at    Possibility of looking at the establishment of a Mining
industry level is           Integrated Infrastructure Development Plan (MIIDP).
lacking. Also Warning      There is a need for the establishment of a tertiary
lights that Mines have      medical school and/or nursing school with the support
built many buildings        of the mining industry within Dr KK in consultation with      ?
which are currently         WITS University.
standing empty             The possibility of looking at the establishment of Geo-
                            science tourism/parks – package tourism products –
                            proximity to Vredefort Dome.
                           Determine institutional rules when developing or
                            designing an idea/plan.     Review all the MoU’s signed
                            between mining and government.
                           Establishment of industry forums that can partner with
                            government
                          SMALL MEDIUM MICRO ENTERPRISE (SMME)

CHALLENGE                 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                        BY WHO

Lack of skills to          Identify interested SMME’s and develop training and        DEDT
benefit from                mentorship programmes.
opportunities              Implementation of Transformation
                           Agenda Harmonize the relationship between DMR and
                            DTI
Limited access to          Improve access to information & offerings of individual    DEDT
training & lack of          institutions
information                Develop an Information Management System channeled
                            into SEDA to spread it to LED’s
                           Registration on the mines vendor list
                           Monitoring of registration & utilization of SSMEs in the
                            vendor list
                           Centralization of tender information
                           Establishment of the incubator centers should be
                            energized
Lack of Funding            Promote access to funding for feasibility studies,         DEDT to
                            prospecting and EMP’s                                      initiate
                           Increase the funding support institution’s footprints in   meeting
                            the province                                               between DMR
                                                                                       and DTI
                             MINERAL DEVELOPMENT & BENEFICIATION

   CHALLENGES                                   SOLLUTIONS                              BY WHOM

Unlocking and              Follow-up on the Beneficiation Study done by Mintek        Municipality/P
optimizing the full        Identify deposits amenable to Small Scale mining           rovince /MQA
mineral potential of        especially Industrial Minerals                              Municipality/
the NW Province            Community awareness of mineral potential                    Province/CGS
Medium To Small            Assistance with packaging projects into bankable
Scale Enterprises           business plans


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    CHALLENGES                                  SOLLUTIONS                                BY WHOM

Exploiting                 Unlocking the Coal/Uranium deposits in the Springbok         Municipality/P
opportunities for large     Flats                                                        rovince/CGS/
Scale mining               Identify Bushveld Complex satellite deposits                 MQ A
                           Strategic Minerals e.g., Rare Earth Elements (REE for        Municipality/P
                            high technology gadgets e.g., cell phones, computers         rovince/CGS
                            etc) potential
                           Geothermal Resources (minerals originating from or
                            produced by the internal heat of the earth)
Lack of Access to          Institutional arrangements are required to release credible   Municipality/P
Information               information on a regular basis regarding:                      rovince/CGS/
                               Social labour plans                                      DMR
                               What minerals are available
                               Ownership verification and licensing
                               Funding for SMME’s/community projects
                               Line of communication among communities,
                                    municipality/provinces and mines
                               Access to geological information
                               Create advice bureau for SMME’s, providing
                                    information on mining processes

In-availability of        Review Infrastructure Capacity of the Province                 Municipality/P
adequate                  Energy Availability:                                           rovince
infrastructure and lack            Large plants and smelters require more energy
of geological                      Industrial minerals require less energy
knowledge and skills      Water Availability
for local communities          Needs addressing
to support these          Transport
projects.                      Roads: needs addressing
                               Rail: needs addressing
                               Air: needs addressing
                          Investigate Incentives to attract beneficiation
                                    Water rebates by Municipalities
                                    Electricity rebates by Municipalities needs
                                       addressing
                          Promote upstream, side-stream and downstream
                          industries/ Development Corridors in the province
Marketing/                 External/internal marketing of the mineral potential in      DMR/Municipa
Lobbying                    the municipality/provinces should take place                 lity/Province
                           Opportunities in the Mining Charter should be exploited

                              SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN MINING
Skills development not     Perform Skills analysis & audit                              DEDT,
aligned with industry      Prepare Skills Development plan
needs                      Increase training opportunities for historically             THETA
                            disadvantaged persons especially blacks in senior
                            management skills
                           All Partners in Skills Development must be consulted
                           Co-ordination and alignment of plan between
                            institutions
                           Align current skills programmes with industry needs
                           Create Awareness
                           Geological skills (composition, structure and origin of
                            rocks)


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                          Monitoring & evaluation of skills performances in DMR
                          Formalize Mentorship Programmes
    CHALLENGES                                 SOLLUTIONS                               BY WHOM

Lack of skills access     Implementation of National Youth Service Programme          DEDT
for Women, Youth           on Tourism
and People living with    Improve access to learning opportunities                    Office of the
disabilities              Implementation of the BEE Charter
                                                                                       Premier
                          Disability – Mining Charter to set new targets
                          Small scale miners training
                          The MQA should consider setting targets in respect of
                           the number of female learners
 No presence of           Establish NW Office                                         Skills Dev
THETA in the North        Improve the distribution of Information                     Working
West
                                                                                       Group

Absorption of the         FET’s / Providers to get accreditation / and Programme      THETA,
trained members in         approval                                                    DEDT &
formal jobs is lacking    Assist the providers in getting programme approval          HEDT
                          Assist with work placements for learners
Occupational Health       Training of Health and Safety Representatives               DMR/MQA/DE
and Safety training       Training on Mine Inspectors                                 DT
shortcomings (OHS)        Training of OHS professionals – refer to skills issues in
                           tripartite summit agreement - learning Pathway
                          Research skills on health and safety issues
                          Preparation of candidates for Government Certificates of
                           Competency
                          Develop a protocol for exemptions in the interim
                          CLAS related training courses
                          Impact of Explosives Act on sub-sector was critical as
                           this could result in new skills
                          Transformation of the Occupational Health and Safety
                           discipline was required
Lack of Community         Create awareness about Social & Labour Plans
Training in Mining        Promote knowledge about access to geological
                           information; licensing and ownership potential of
                           minerals; infrastructure; funding mechanisms for small
                           scale mining, development of business plans; relevant
                           institutions, entrepreneurship
Strategy for              Suitable instruments and mechanisms to declare              DMR/DEDT
sustainable growth         informal miners competent
and meaningful            Accurate and reliable information data systems to be        DMR/MQA/DE
transformation in          developed in partnership with the MQA (Innovation and       DT
Mining Charter             research)
HIV/AIDS Scare in         Intensify Programmes                                        All Sectors
mining
Inadequate Artisan          Jewelery Manufacturing:
Training                  A long term view is important taking into consideration
                           the time it was taking to train an artisan.
                          Specialist training in the production environment is
                           needed. The Jewelery environment is busy developing
                           these programmes.
                          Diamond Processing:
                          Diamond Processing does not have an artisan
                           programme but was considering re-introducing this
                           apprenticeship. Funding support for producing artisans

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                            is required
                           Operator training for Diamond Processing is also critical.
                           Artisan training is required not only for new employees      ?
                            but also to up skill the current employees.
                           Handling and supporting new technology must be
                            addressed through training
                           Collaboration between all role players including the
                            Manufacturing Qualification Authority (MQA) is
                            important
    CHALLENGES                                  SOLLUTIONS                               BY WHOM

Enhancement of              Accreditation of providers / host companies should be
quality of training          addressed
                           Quality of assessors and moderators requires attention
                           Transformation through mentorship and coaching                   ?
                           The fact that more learners were on skills programmes
                             than on learnerships required rethinking.
Lack of financial          Review Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) system to decrease
support for core             the grant to 40% -                                              ?
mining skills              Put more emphasis on technicians and trade workers
High registration rates    Specific attention should be given to the incentives
versus the high drop-        payable in respect of ABET.                                     ?
out rates with ABET        Progression should be linked to personal development
training                     plans.
Level of qualifications   The fact that the entry level of qualifications was
constraints               determined by SAQA should be addressed to ensure that                  ?
                          more learners could gain access to qualifications. Career
                          path s should be developed.



C.5               MANUFACTURING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS

5.1 Overview

North West lost key industrial growth points such as Babelegi and Garankuwa
during the 2004 boundary demarcations to the nearby Gauteng leaving the less
prominent Madibeng- Rustenburg-Mogwase area, the Klerksdorp-Orkney-Stilfontein-
Potchefstroom (KOSH) area, with Mafikeng and Vryburg as alternative options for
development and growth.

Manufacturing is primarily focused on the export of mining and agriculture
related and value adding products but fuel and chemicals, non-metalic, electrical
machinery, electronics, transport equipment and furniture are also receiving
increasing attention. Public sector involvement centers around:
- Assistance to municipalities and potential export firms through provision of
    information, alleviation of transport and logistical bottlenecks and support to
    improve the competitiveness of their business environment;
- Provision of training for exporting based on industry clusters and products (e.g.
    dimension stone, fertilizers, bulbs/flowers, machinery, etc). Currently, the
    generic nature of export training ignores this vital dimension;
- Marketing and branding the province through initiatives such as participation
    in international fairs and inviting country missions to the province have

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   been identified as important markets, but very little official linkages between
   these countries and the North West Province currently exist. The information
   contained in this report should also be considered for selective inclusion
   into marketing materials of Invest North West.

5.2 Consolidated Inputs

The Manufacturing and Trade Mini-Indaba took place on 12 August 2010 at Casa
Grande Lodge in Brits.

The following commissions were established:

      Access to funding and incentives
      Key/priority sectors and exports
      Training, skills development, education, research and innovation
      Infrastructure
      Branding and marketing

Commissions were given a set of guidelines as pointers for facilitators and delegates
in the form of handouts that covered the following topics:-

   1.2.1       Access to Funding and Incentives
   1.2.2       Key/Priority Sectors and Exports with reference to the IPAP 2012/13
               checklist of clusters and 21 sectors.
   1.2.3       Training, Skills, Education, Research and Innovation
   1.2.4       Infrastructure
   1.2.5       Branding and Marketing

Most participants stressed the importance of closer cooperation between
government and the private sector. Opportunities offered through closer co-
operation with the University of North West were noted as of special importance.
The intended Science Park could play a very important role in strengthening this
relationship. Closer co-operation with the industrial Development Corporation
especially as a source of knowledge and budgeting was also identified as a priority.

The establishment of a (NWMMA) North West Mine Managers Association could be
utilized as a platform to create better working relationships/ partnerships and
improved communication between potential partners.

It was concluded that government and the private sector should do what they are
best at and try and fast track outstanding issues. It is known that the private sector
is committed to promote profitable ventures if the risks involved are manageable.

Contributions by the commissions are summarized in the next set of tables.




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              COMMISSION ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
      ISSUE/                         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                BY WHOM
    CHALLENGE
-No incentive scheme       Investigate incentive schemes for the province to           DEDT & DTI
for foreigners who          encourage investment.
would like to invest in    Government should come up with a proposal to
the province.               have a one stop shop where financing matters can
                            be handled;

Have been relying too      Investigate additional areas (eg.Madibeng) for IDZ          DEDT & DTI
heavily on the              development
Mafikeng Industrial        Unblocking the blockage within MIDZ
Development Zone
(MIDZ) alone to get off
the ground
Stringent funding          Funders need to exercise more leniency i.t.o                Development
criteria limits             funding criteria:                                           Financial
manufacturing capacity                o Sureties                                        Institutions
                                      o Collaterals                                     (DFI’s)
                                      o ITC
                                      o Experience of entrepreneur
                                      o Historical Adverse Credit Record
                           Funding should be provided to viable business

Not enough                 DEDT to develop a composite booklet (funding                   - DEDT
institutional funding       information guide) for government funding
knowledge                   requirements and access to funding. Booklet should
                            be made available at all government departments.
                           Develop a One Stop Shop
                          
Bankable Business Plan     Funders must be part of the business plan                   DEDT/DFIs
(affordability issues)      development process                                            - DFIs
                           Mentorship should be provided
                 COMMISSION KEY PRIORITY SECTORS & EXPORTS
Reduce the economic       •   Need incubation Centers                                   DEDT           and
leakage (PPP)             •   Capacitating entrepreneurship (SMME support and           Experts
                              financing)
                          •    Technologies from the private sector should be
                              mobilized
                          •   Begin small companies incubated in the University
                              itself – knowledge management is there;
                          •   Establish needs, where manufacturing can be
                              facilitated
                          •    Government come up with incentives and time
                              frames;
                          •   4 Solar energy opportunities must be explored.
Non existence of a        •   Engagement with NWU to obtain the tool                    DEDT           and
(PPP) monitoring tool     •   DEDT to have a meeting with private sector to             Experts
                              form an Association
Slow progress with         The investigation into the establishment of a               INW
establishment of a          supplier park should be prioritized
supplier park              Cluster of spin offs (mines critical major consumer
                            i.t.o material, whilst it is still there – supplier parks


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                 COMMISSION ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
      ISSUE/                         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                             BY WHOM
    CHALLENGE
                            not only confined to mining eg also priority
                            sectors)
                           Encourage mines to purchase from established
                            entrepreneurs


Promotion of Agro          Fast track and investigate the Mafikeng Bio fuels        DEDT
processing industries       project
have been on the           Need to market and develop them into bankable
government agenda           projects and get IDC involved
for years and no           Bring in expertise to assist with implementation as
progress has been           well as planning for budgeting and time frames
made
Lack of Skills             NWU to do training (training manual)
                           Identification of training possibilities to assemblers       ?
                            of solar panels
       COMMISSION TRAINING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, RESEARCH &
                                     INNOVATION
Lack of commitment  Look into the issue of representation by all         Chairperson-W/G
by                   stakeholders in working groups                       MERSETA
key stakeholders    Objectives, roles and functions of the working group SEDA
                     should be redefined

Lack of identification     Identify top 10 procurement needs in the mining          Chairperson-W/G
of products required        industry (pilot project)                                 MERSETA
by industries in the       Expedite processes for the roll out of the science       SEDA
North West Province         park (political intervention)
                           Strategic positioning of innovation hubs and science
                            parks

Alignment of sector        Development of SETA clusters relevant to                 Chairperson-W/G
skills plans to             manufacturing within the province                        MERSETA
provincial skills needs                                                              SEDA
 Lack of SMME              Identify & select existing and emerging SMME for         Chairperson-W/G
                            development                                              MERSETA
Support
                           Identify issues of support                               SEDA

The province have a        Government needs to see how to handle this
shortage of skilled         situation to improve the current status
entrepreneurs              Use internship programme to absorb graduates into        Chairperson-W/G
                            the system with career pathing for the next 5 years      MERSETA
                            and package programmes properly.                         SEDA
                           Begin a learnership programme and task students
                            with meaningful projects and tasks
                           Government should be able to see the output of the
                            learnership programme after completion.




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                        COMMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE
         ISSUES                            NEEDS TO BE DONE                           BY WHO
                                        RAIL TRANSPORT
Lack of funding             Commitment of Government should increase             Dept. Of
Inflexible Spoornet         Opens communication by both Government and           Transport &
                             Spoornet                                             Spoornet
Slow rail delivery time     Integration of passenger and cargo transportation    Spoornet
                             to shorten the turn-around time of delivery of
                             goods
High costs of electricity        Alternative sources of energy;                  DOE
Crime                       Increase SAPF visibility                             SAPF & DOJ
EIA (Environmental          Shorten approval of EIA approval                     DOEA
Impact Assessment)

Lack of maintenance         Development of maintenance plans, proper             Spoornet
                             budgeting

Underutilized               Geographical impact on economies of scales;           Dept. Of Public
infrastructure              Economic developmental plans;                        Enterprise &
                            improved investment marketing/attraction to          Spoornet
                             enhance PPPs.

Lack of sector based        Improve innovation by Spoornet to integrate           Dept. Of Public
support                      passenger and goods rails                            Enterprise &
                                                                                  Spoornet
Pricing                     Review pricing strategy                              DTI & Investors

                                              ROADS
Lack of funding             Commitment of Government should increase             DOT
No Integrated Transport     Ensure applicable Integrated Transport Plan and      2.DOT &
Plan                         review regularly                                     Municipalities
HIV/AIDS                    Social impact and implementation of Health           3.Dept. of Health
                             Centres within truck-ins what is this; Increase
                             awareness campaigns
Inferior construction of    Enforce SANAS standards of newly developed roads     DOT ?, Public
new roads                                                                         Works &
                                                                                  Municipalities
Non observance of             Promote awareness of Green Belt areas;             DOA ? &
environmental                 Enforce laws and regulations;                      Municipalities
Objectives                    Perform continued monitoring of green areas
Lack of maintenance           Prioritise and budget for road maintenance         DOT, Public
                                                                                  Works &
                                                                                  Municipalities
Toll roads pricing            Review the rates of the toll fees                  SANRAL first full
                                                                                  name
Traffic Law enforcement     Abuse of drivers, Normal working hours for truck     Public Safety and
                             drivers to be enforced; Normal resting hours, etc.   business owners




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            ISSUE                        WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                            BY WHO
                                                    AIR
 Air Space restrictions;      Investigate liberalisation of air space;               Civil Aviation
                                                                                      Authority
 Shortage of                  Promote Construction of appropriate warehouses              ?
 Warehouses
                           COMMISSION BRANDING & MARKETING
            ISSUE                        WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                            BY WHO

 No single messaging          Form a marketing and branding task team that will
 platform for the sector       develop and implement a provincial marketing and
 in NWP                        branding strategy

 Non identified               Perform investigation of all       advantages and
 competitive and               disadvantages of the province and develop an
 comparative advantage         appropriate branding strategy with the following
                               framework as checklist:
                               o    Point of Departure                                DEDT,     DEDT
 No clear cut SWOT                      Price – Cost of Doing Business in NWP?       agencies   and
 analysis with regards to               Place – What sets the NWP apart from         organized
 sector and sub-sector              our competitors;                                  business  (with
 strengths and                          Product - What are the key sub-sectors       marketing  and
 weaknesses                              within the manufacturing?; and               branding know-
                                        Promotion – To be informed by above          how)
 Lack of provincial            o    Situational Analysis
 incentives as well as               Competitive and comparative advantage
 rigid and bureaucratic                 of NWP – Which sub-sectors and in what
 business environment.                  districts?
                               o    Market Segmentation & Target Markets:
                                        Type      and    profile   of    investors
                                         (Market/Resource/Efficiency) ;
                                        Broad vs target marketing (What
                                         approach should be adopted?)
                               o    Branding & Positioning
                                     Location advantage;
                                     Resource based advantage;
                                     Market access advantage; and
                                     Production cost advantage


C.6                 TOURISM MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS

 6.1 Overview

 the focus of the Mini Indaba was on tourism as a key driver of economic
 development opportunities at selected destinations. The approach promoted was to
 articulate development strategies which will have community ownership and
 achievable outcomes. The tourism stakeholders and role players should play a
 prominent role in developing and implementing such strategies.

 6.2     Consolidated Inputs

 The following issues were identified for discussion and debate at the Mini Indaba:

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       What should be considered to competitively position the North West Province
        as a preferred destination of choice:
       Product development in tourism as one of the cornerstones of the marketing
        framework
       Skilled Human Resources are key to unlocking visitor/consumer value, yet
        often not effectively addresses in tourism plans and strategies
       SMME development in tourism
       Tourism Support Infrastructure Development
       Role and functions of provincial and local government.

It was generally concluded that Government and Industry needs to adopt a holistic
approach towards tourism development, particularly incorporating a focused
marketing effort. The following inputs result from Commissions

                  COMMISSION - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
   ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                       BY WHOM
No integrated structured audit of    Conduct regular research on matters        North West Parks
existing products                     affecting the Tourism Industry             and Tourism Board
                                                                                 (NWPTB)
No integrated planning for            Development and implementation of         NWPTB
Product Development in the               Tourism Product Development
Province                                 Strategy
No Product Development Strategy       Information on Product Development to     NWPTB
                                       be made available
Inadequate Provincial Budget for      Allocate adequate resources for product   NWPTB
Product Development                    development
No knowledge of what the             Perform Regular consumer needs             NWPTB
consumer needs                         feedback survey
Lack of integration and              Resuscitate tour operator network          NWPTB
coordination in planning for         Develop and implement a product
product packaging                      packaging plan
                                     Create suitable products for all seasons
No structure for coordinating        Institutional arrangements to be put in    NWPTB/Department
events                                 place                                     of Sport, Arts and
                                     Coordinate, facilitate and promote         Culture (DSAC)
                                         events
Challenge of integrating creative    Identify and develop products in the       NWPTB/DSAC
industries into the tourism              creative industries
industry                             Develop and implement the strategy
Inadequate budget to promote          Allocate adequate resources               NWPTB/DSAC
events in the Province
Awareness not maximized to           Launch awareness campaigns                 DEDT
ensure responsible tourism
practices




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COMMISSION – TOURISM SMME & CORPORATIVES DEVELOPMENT
  ISSUE/ CHALLENGE     WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE     BY WHOM
Lack of startup funding              Funding and support institutions to        DEDT
                                      increase their footprint and
                                      programmes in the Province for easy
                                      access
Stringent criteria for access        Review criteria for funding                        ?
Restricted access to information     Adequate research                          DEDT
                                     Build capacity for knowledge
                                      management
                                     Information and facilitation sessions
                                      (Road Shows)
                                     Officials to be empowered to
                                      disseminate information
Access to Markets                    Implementation of applicable policies      EDT
                                      and legislation to enhance participation
                                      of entrepreneurs (e.g. preferential
                                      procurement, Ten-a-Side programme)
Lack of integration in the           Participation of SMMEs in National and
mainstream economy as well as         International tourism trade shows
rural economies (Rural SMMEs)
Skills Mismatch (demand vs.          Perform Skills Audit                       Small Enterprise
supply)                              Promote tourism enterprise                 Development
                                      partnerships                               Agency (SEDA) –
                                        Toolkits                                NWPTB
                                        Business Skills
                                        Mentorship                              Municipalities
                                        Basic Business Skills
                                        Tender Advice and Training
                                        Hotel Schools
                                        Have budget: Must support
                                           organizations with Programs
Standards of Quality Assurance in    Recruit funding for Grading                TGCSA
the industry not world-class         Launch Customer 1st Training Program       TEP
                                     Link to existing quality standards         SEDA
                                      (SABS; HACCP; QMS (ISO)

GOVERNANCE COMMISSION: PROGRAMME OF ACTION

 ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                     WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                       BY WHOM
Lack of research on tourism            Research at local level and coordinate   Department od
attraction in the local                 through Parks Board                      Economic
environment                                                                      Development &
                                                                                 Tourism (DEDT)

Lack of integration between the      PGDS working group intervention            (DEDT)
spheres of govt

No dedication and capacity to        Introduce learnerships and other           (DEDT)
promote tourism in most               programmes at local level
municipalities

No understanding to unlock           Education and public awareness             (DEDT)
tourism potential



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 ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                      WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                         BY WHOM
Lack of instruments to collect and     Tourism strategy to be reviewed
measure information                                                                         ?

Policies and bylaws to be              Develop and align bylaws to focus on        DEDT
developed and promote tourism           tourism
(rural development)

Monitoring of policy                   Establish unit to monitor impact of                ?
implementation (e.g. BBBEE)             tourism

Inconsistent representation on         Composition of the working group to                ?
working group                           be strengthened

Lack of synergy in promoting           Development agencies to take core                  ?
intergovernmental relations &           responsibility for success of the
other partners                          business plans
Tourism association not visible at     Strengthen district associations and        DEDT
all and not organized at provincial     organize into provincial structures
level

COMMISSION – TOURISM SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                         BY WHOM

Rail:                                  Improve the relationship between Rail       Department of
Currently have :-                       Agencies (PRASA);                           Transport;
  CPT – JHB                           Partnership with Transnet, Spoornet;        Transnet, PRASA
  JHB – Rustenburg                    Revisit the study conducted on rail         DEDT;
  Mafikeng – Botswana –                and the Investment Climate by DEDT;         Local and District
      Zimbabwe                         Proper maintenance of all rail facilities   Municipalities
  Mafikeng – JHB                                                                   Telkom
  (Kimberley) Vryburg –                                                            SAPS
      Mafikeng Travelling time;

Challenges
    Maintenance
    Bad scheduling
    Crime

Road:-                                 Interconnectivity of all the SDI’s          SANRAL
Currently have:-                        should improve                              SAPS
  SDI Corridors (N12, N14, N4,        Maintenance and upgrading of                Transport (national
     N18)                               provincial and local roads (N14 & N18       and provincial)
  Provincial and local roads           very bad condition)                         Public works
Challenges                             Availing of budgets for maintenance         Municipalities local
  Maintenance                         Improve crime and safety measures           and district
  Crime                                and police visibility;
  Expensive Toll Roads                Reduce toll road fees
  Supply Chain management             Attract private sector investors
  Bad signage                         Strict measures for SCM full name
                                       Create proper and visible signage




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ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                      WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                       BY WHO

Water & sanitation :                     Marketing of water sports                 DWAF
Currently                                Duzi making money in                      NWP&TB
     Vaal River,                         Pietermaritzburg – Why can’t we make      Mining Houses
     Molopo, Dams                        money as well                             Province,
                                         Development of proper tourism             Municipalities both
Challenges                                infrastructure at all the dams            local and districts
  Low quality of drinking water         Opportunities for the establishment of
     due to lack of sufficient            B&Bs along rivers and dams;
     infrastructure                      Accommodation establishments and
  Pollution of Water from                camping sites
     mines


Access to facilities:                    Improvement of safety measures;           MTN,
 Currently:-                             Improvement of accessibility;             Vodacom,
   ATM;                                 Providing of sufficient language          Cell C
   Foreign exchange                      training (other languages)                Banking Institutions
   Broad Band                           Establishment of Call Centers             Tele-
   Cellular phones                                                                 Communications
   Telkom lines                                                                    Call Centers
   Internet connectivity                                                           Government
   Cyber                                                                           Communication and
     stalking/fraud/hacking;                                                        Information System
   Language barriers and                                                           (GCIS)
     reception;

Challenges;
  Cost;
  Safety and Crime (Scams/
     stealing of copper cables
     especially in trains);
  Digital v/s analogue;
Energy :                                  Strengthen partnerships with key         DoE
Challenges:                                stakeholders;                            MR
  Carbon emissions;                      Clear role identification                ESKOM
  Black outs                             Foster and establish good                NERSA
  Alternative sources                     communication links                      Local and District
  Load shedding                          Proper alignment (all local, national,   Municipality
  Long lead times to build                provincial and stakeholders)             Department of
     substations                                                                    Energy
  NERSA not functioning
     optimally
  Responsibility management
     lacking (DME, ESKOM,
     TELKOM)
  Lack of communication with
     relevant parties
     (municipalities – local and
     district – provincial, national)
  Discrepancies between
     government departments
     (no strategic alignment)
  Lack of competition



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ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                  WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHO

Promoting Icons/Attractions is       Rehabilitate and improve road       NWP & TB,
lacking                               accessibility to link icons         Municipalities, Sport,
Currently :                          Improving investment by providing   Arts and Culture,
   Bishop Tutu (Klerksdorp),         sufficient land                     SARAH, Department
   Enock Sontonga (Nkosi                                                 of Agriculture,
     Sikelela Africa);\                                                   Conservation,
   Sol Plaatjie,                                                         Environment
   Taung Skull,                                                          Development
   Vredefort Dome,                                                       (DACRED ), DEDT,
   Highveld National Park,                                               National Heritage
Challenges:                                                               Council
   Lack of marketing of our                                              Department of Land
     icons and heritage sites                                             Affairs (DLA)
   Problems of land availability                                         Minister of Land
     (who owns what land)                                                 affairs, Traditional
                                                                          Leaders, Private
                                                                          Sector
Funding and Investment               Increase maintenance budget         Invest North West
Challenges:                          To improve incentive schemes        DEDT
  Limited funding                                                        Dti
  Choosy donors                                                          SAMAF
  Ad hoc planning for budgets                                            Office of the Premier
     (silo mentality between                                              Industrial
     departments and                                                      Development
     institutions)                                                        Corporation (IDC)
  Lack of sufficient incentives

COMMISSION – DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                  WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                     BY WHO

No integrated marketing &            Review process of the provincial      NWP&TB
promotion (domestic, national         identity/brand
and international)                   Regional positioning & promotion
                                     Develop a uniformed brand
                                     Develop an integrated marketing
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C.7              INFRASTRUCTURE MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


 7.1 Overview

 the focus of the Mini Indaba was on provincial infrastructure needs and challenges.
 It was agreed that infrastructure should be regarded as the backbone for
 development and that access to the best quality infrastructure is essential for social
 and economic development. Infrastructure also contributes indirectly to a better
 quality of life for individuals through
         Technical skills
         Job creation
         Income generation
         Poverty alleviation
         Improves service delivery

 1.2 Consolidated Inputs

 The following issues were identified for discussion and debate at the Mini Indaba:

          Bulk Services and Municipal Infrastructure
          Socio – Economic Infrastructure
          Transportation

 It was generally agreed that an integrated and coordinated process should be
 followed in planning and delivering of infrastructure and that provision should be
 made for monitoring by all stakeholders.

 Inputs by the Commissions are consolidated in the next tables.


  COMMISSION NO 1: BULK SERVICES AND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE


          CHALLENGES                            SOLUTIONS                           BY WHO
                                Engage on a community engagement processes
                                                                                 Local Municipality
                                to set up a more informed water management
 Uncontrolled use of Water                                                        (LM) & Water
                                system, Enforce payment of services above free
                                                                                   Affairs (WA)
                                basic levels
                                                                                      National
                                                                                 Government (NG),
 Management of                  Investigate and Introduce a monitoring tool to
                                                                                     Provincial
 Infrastructure at local        respond to all patent challenges and
                                                                                 Government (PG)
 sphere                         implementation of solutions
                                                                                     and Local
                                                                                 Municipality (LM)
                                Engage all potential stakeholders in promoting
 Lack Integration in Planning   integrated planning                                PG & District

 Revenue collection of          Investigate and Introduce appropriate
                                                                                        LM
 service                        technology

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Recovery for free services                                  ?                             LM
                               A proportion of budget/allocation
                                must go towards maintenance strategies and
Funding for maintenance        be supported by legislation (aligned to                    LM
                               strategies/maintenance plan),
                               Introduce asset inventory with accountability
Inappropriate Sanitation       Investigate and Introduce appropriate
                                                                                   LM & District
Technologies                   technology
                               Institutional Capacity Building.
Appointment of Human           Establishment of a structure with appropriate
                                                                                     COGTA
Capital and Capacitation       technical, financial management and PM ? full
                               word ? skills and capabilities.
                               Establish delivery/development mechanisms for
                               Rural Areas (e.g. collaboration structures
                                                                                    DM & PG,
Neglected Rural Areas          between the Local Government (District/Local)
                                                                                    DoACERD
                               and Traditional Structures for sustainable
                               livelihood)
                               Investigate and Introduce PM & DS ? full word
Retention of Staff             and Occupation Special Dispensation (Special          COGTA
                               Skills) for local government
                               Tap into Social and Labour Plans for
                               Infrastructure.
Funding to clear backlog                                                             Treasury
                               Consider a tax incentive for investments in the
                               NW, Improve Stats Data
                               Establish delivery mechanisms for Rural Areas
Unforeseen migration           (e.g. collaboration structures between the Local     DM & PG,
patterns                       Government (District/Local) and Traditional          DoACERD
                               Structures/Leadership for sustainable livelihood)
                               Institutional Capacity Building,
Lack of good PM practices      Establishment/Capacity of PMU ? write word at         COGTA
                               local spheres
COMMISSION ON SOCIO – ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
ISSUE/CHALLENGE                      WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                         BY WHOM
Poor and uncoordinated          Need to improve planning process
planning                        More participation of role players in the            ?
                                 planning process.
                                NATMAP
                                Planning should be medium and long term.
Poor maintenance of             Budget for infrastructure maintenance.               ?
infrastructure assets due to
financial constraints
Funding/ Backlogs                 Need to look at Public Private Partnership.        ?
                                  Borrowing to facilitate capital
                                  Improve investor confidence.
SMMEs/ CIDB ? full word           Reconfiguration of the grading system              ?
                                  Develop SMME’s
                                  Review the CIDB regulations
Inappropriate policies            Review policies                                    ?

Legislation / bureaucracy       Review of legislation                                ?
(i.e. mining willing to
provide slag {transparent or
glass like refuse after ore
has been melted} but
legislation does not permit

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 ISSUE/CHALLENGE                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                            BY WHOM
Institutional arrangement       Create provincial infrastructure implementing
                                 agent
Lack of technical skills        Facilitate the skilling within the sector
(Engineers)
Procurement                     Deal with issues of corruption.
COMMISSION No 3: TRANSPORTATION
Existing rail infrastructure    Fast track utilization of rail lines              DOT; DPWR &
is not optimally used.          Reopen discussions with rail operators            also look into the
(Lines are operating but a      Plug in the PROVTMAP ? explain projects           role of private
minimum level )                  into PGDS                                         sector
                                Bring in together (studies); quantify and cost
                                 it;
                                Advocate for development of national rail
                                 policy with incentive for using rail (against
                                 punitive for road use)
                                Move forward – identify our own needs;
                                 need a lead person
Airport not optimally           Launch investigation in the optimal utilization
utilized                         of all airports and landing strips in the              ?
                                 province
                                Promote increased air traffic in province
Need budget for the             Need to identify other methods of funding;        Mining houses
projects                        Identify driver under PGDS umbrella –             and businesses to
                                 monitor and evaluate progress;                    approach
                                Call meeting to profile all projects;             government for
                                First need to do pre feasibility studies or       PPP relationship
                                 other similar studies to invite/convince
                                 investors not strictly based on cost-benefit
                                 analysis but also based on other criteria such
                                 as usefulness, cost-effectiveness, etc;
                                Province need transportation planning
                                 lekgotla/investors conference invite all
                                 funders (MIG; DBSA; Sanral; Natmap;
                                 government);
                                Make this an annual event/bi-annual event
                                Money need to be secured either by
                                 provincial government borrowing or PPP
                                 (mines, business and government);
                                Rapid transport system between Rustenburg
                                 and Pretoria to be investigated
Change orientation to           Minimum implementation period could be 20         By all parties
planning horizon                 years                                             involved



C.8             SKILLS AND TRAINING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


8.1          OVERVIEW

The Skills Development working group was established in 2005 to deliver on the
PGDS 2004 summit resolutions. The Working Group developed and implemented an
Action with clear targets from the Provincial PGDS Strategy. The Working Group
reported on quarterly basis progress and challenges to the PGDS Steering
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Committees. The reports however, were biased towards areas where government
has direct control e.g. Departments, Municipalities. Reports from the private sector
were limited. Reports were also quantitative in nature and therefore qualitative
aspects were problematic.

One of the PGDS Summit Resolutions on skills development was to aggressively
invest in learning facilities in rural communities. Facilitate the registration of 1000
learners in learnerships annually across all sectors. The province’s performance
against this resolution was impressive, however 80% of the contribution to the
resolution was done by the public sector.

 Skills
 Programmes       2005/06      2006/07      2007/08      2008/09      2009/10      Total
 Learnerships           588          506          758        1,604          204      3,660
 Internships            296          417          836          936          791      3,276
 Apprenticeship                                                235                     235
 Bursaries                53          80          124          104          258        619
 Skills
 programmes            8,158        8,942       23,244       14,770       11,640    66,754
 ABET                    613        1,966        2,455        1,106          854     6,994
 Total                9,708       11,911       27,417       18,755       13,782     81,573
 Unemployed              937        1,003        1,569        2,791        1,124     7,424
 Youth                 9.7%         8.4%         5.7%          15%         8.2%      9.1%

    8.2     CONSOLIDATED INPUTS

The purpose of the Skills Development Mini Indaba was to utilize the manifold
expertise in the deliberation of the role of skills development in the North West
Province and to review the implementation of the district provincial growth and
development targets set in the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDS)
in order to evaluate the extent of achievement or non-achievement of the set
targets,

The theme of the Mini Indaba was: “Together towards integrated skills
development for sustainable growth and development”. The programme was
divided into four sub-themes, namely;
1.     Policy Framework - DHET
2.     Socio Economic Context of the NW Province
3.     Demand Side Characteristics
4.     Supply Side Characteristics

Presentations from the Department of Higher Education and Training focused on the
following:
     Realignment of Skills Development function from Department of Labour and
       Basic Education to Department of Higher Education including (Further
       Education and Training Colleges, Higher Education Institutions & SETA’s)
     Place The National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III objectives
       in context of provincial imperatives such as unemployment, PGDS and
       Economic Recovery matters

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     Accommodation of strategic initiatives within e.g. JIPSA, ASGISA,
     Implementation imperatives and institutional arrangement for the National
      Human Resource Development Strategy for SA 2010 – 2030
     Implementation of national and provincial imperatives through strengthened
      Provincial Skills Development Forums

  No presentation was received from Business

  The Commissions were requested to identify priority skills with their respective
  sector, recommend the interventions and lead implementing agent/s.

  A summary of commission reports is given in the next tables

            COMMISSION: AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-PROCESSING
  ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE            BY WHOM
                                    DONE
Goat Meat & Milk Goat       o Learnerships         Provincial Dept of
 Marketing skills          o Internships           Agriculture
 Entrepreneurship/Busin o Skills Programmes       North West Agricultural
  ess                       o Bursaries             Development and
 Production /technical     o Mentorship            Implementation
   skills in meat, poultry,   programmes (forge     Institute (NWADII)
   game farming, milk         partnerships with    Agri SETA & FoodBev
   industries                 commercial and        SETA
 Husbandry                   emerging farmers)    Further Education and
 Quality Management        o In-service training   Training Institutes
 Customer/Producer         o Youth entrepreneur    (FETs)
   Support                    development          Universities
 Animal Health             o Formal Higher        Agric Colleges
 Industry Knowledge          Education courses    Agri-Business
 Parlour Operator                                 Big Business
 Food safety                                      Commodity groups
 Plant maintenance                                         NGOs
 Life / social Skills
 HIV and AIDS education
  and awareness

  ABOVE ACTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE REPEATED FOR ALL THE
                        DIFFERENT NEEDS BELOW
  ISSUE/CHALLENGE           ISSUE/CHALLENGE        ISSUE/CHALLENGE
Broiler                  Beef production          Animal feed
 Marketing skills         Marketing skills       Marketing skills
 Entrepreneurship/Busin  Entrepreneurship/Busin  Entrepreneurship/Busi
   ess                       ess                     ness
 Production /technical    Production /technical  Production /technical
 Hatchery                 Husbandry              Quality Management /
 Quality Management       Quality Mgt              grading
 Customer/Producer        Customer/Producer      Customer/Producer

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  Support                        Support                        Support
 Animal Health                 Animal Health                 Industry Knowledge
 Industry Knowledge            Artificial insemination
 Parlour Operator              Industry Knowledge
       Food safety              Parlour Operator
                                Food safety
                                Carcass handling
                                Slaughtering/ Abattoir
                                Veldt mgt
                                Advocacy on provisions
                                 of legislation

                            COMMISSION: TOURISM
    ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE                    BY WHOM
                                        DONE
 Tourism Industry           o Institutions of learning to     Department of
   Business Skills,            ensure that the                  Economic and
   especially for SMME         curriculum that are              Tourism
   entrepreneurs               developed respond to            THETA and other
 Hotel Management             the needs of the industry        SETA
 Destination                o Partnership with
   Development and             Institution of Higher
   Promotion                   learning & Industry
 Customer                   o Learnerships
   Service/Customer Care
 Tour operations
 Tour Guiding (guiding
   and language training)
 Culinary training
 ICT
 HIV and AIDS education
   and awareness
 Hotel Management
 Tour Guiding (guiding
   and language training)
 Legislative Compliance
                              COMMISSION: SMME
    ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE                    BY WHOM
                                        DONE
   Office Administration    o Provision of adequate           Department of
   Product design             SMME support and                 Economic and
   Business management        emphasis on People with          Tourism
   Financial management       Disabilities                    SETAs
   Life skills              o Provision of support for        Department of
   Numeracy skills            marketing strategies &           Labour
   New Venture Creation       business management
   ICT                        skills

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                             o In-service training
                             o Short courses and
                               workshops
                             o Recognition of Prior
                               Learning (RPL)
                             o Adult Education and
                               Training
                             COMMISSION: MINING
   ISSUE/CHALLENGE             WHAT NEEDS TO BE                    BY WHOM
                                         DONE
 Diamond processing         o Train retrenched mine           Mining houses
 Jewellery                    workers                         HET
   manufacturing, and        o Skills programmes               SETAS
 Scarce skills as reflected o Employers to ensure that        DME
   on the attached             RPL and ABET remains            FET
   “Annexure A”.               their responsibility
                             o On the job training to be
                               offered
Challenges to the Mining o SETA to ensure that all
Sector:                        companies pay skills
                               development levy
  Downsizing                o The Sector to play a
  Closure of operations       critical role in the
   and retrenchments           development and
                               implementation of
                               economic growth
                               strategies.
                             o Establishment of
                               partnerships with
                               relevant stakeholders
                               remain critical to skills
                               development
                             o Learnerships
                             o Bursaries
                             o Priorities to focus on the
                               development of
                               communities
                               (beneficiation – skills
                               development)




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                 COMMISSION: MANUFACTURING
   ISSUE/CHALLENGE    WHAT NEEDS TO BE                                        BY WHOM
                             DONE
FREIGHT HANDLING
CHAMBER                            o   Skills programmes                 SETAS
ROAD FREIGHT CHAMBER               o   Employers to ensure that RPL      National DME
    Rail traffic management           and ABET remains their            Department of Public
     systems development &             responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
     implementation                o   On the job training to be       FET
    Train and maintenance             offered.                        Higher Education Institutions
     crew communication            o   Learnerships
     technology                    o   Bursaries
    Design and manufacturing
     of railways wagons for
     specific types of freight
    Welding
MARITIME CHAMBER
    ABET
 Transport Management             o   Skills programmes                 SETAS
 Supply Chain Management          o   Employers to ensure that RPL      National DME
 Logistics Management                 and ABET remains their            Department of Public
 General Management -                 responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
    including Supervisory / HR /   o   On the job training to be       FET
    Finance / Admin                    offered.                        Higher Education Institutions
 IT Skills                        o   Learnerships
 Key Account Management           o   Bursaries
 Customer Services
 Safety Awareness
 Technical / Operator Skills -
    including Forklift / Crane
 Operators / Millwrights /
    Electronic Technicians
 Port Management
 Business Development
    Management
 Performance Management
TAXI CHAMBER
 Professional Driving             o   Skills programmes                 SETAS
 Customer Care                    o   Employers to ensure that RPL      National DME
 Basic Business Administration        and ABET remains their            Department of Public
 ABET                                 responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
 Vehicle Mechanics and            o   On the job training to be         FET
   Maintenance                         offered.                          Higher Education
 Upgrading of Code 8 Drivers      o   Learnerships                       Institutions
   License/ TRP                    o   Bursaries
 First Aid
 Tendering Program
 HIV/AIDS
 Basic Computer Skills and
   Management Development
   training program /
   Management Skills Training
   Program



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    ISSUE/CHALLENGE                     WHAT NEEDS TO BE                      BY WHOM
                                             DONE
FREIGHT HANDLING                    o   Skills programmes                 SETAS
CHAMBER                             o   Employers to ensure that RPL      National DME
 Forklift / Crane / Millwright /       and ABET remains their            Department of Public
   Electronic                           responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
 General Management                o   On the job training to be         FET
   including Supervisory                offered.                          Higher Education
 Transport Management              o   Learnerships                       Institutions
 Port Management &                 o   Bursaries
   Technical Management.
 Transport Economics
 Project management
 Civil Technicians
 Civil Engineering
 Material Testing
 Draught persons
 Construction Plant Operator
 Artisanship
 Crane operators
 Finishing carpenters
 Floor covers vinyl
 TLB operators
 Civil Engineering
 Structural Engineering
 Civil Technicians
 Project management
 Draught persons
 Material Testing
 Supervision
 Artisanship
 Construction Plant Operator
 Crane operators
COMMISSION: CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  ISSUE/CHALLENGE     WHAT NEEDS TO BE                                        BY WHOM
                           DONE
   Professional Engineering        o   Skills programmes                 SETAS
   Project Management              o   Employers to ensure that RPL      Department of Public
   Town Planning                       and ABET remains their             Works, Roads &Transport
   Quantity Surveying                  responsibility                    FET
   Structural Engineering          o   On the job training to be         Higher Education
   Civil Technicians                   offered.                           Institutions
   Bridge Engineering              o   Learnerships
   Dam Engineering                 o   Bursaries
   Electrical – Power Creation
   Geometric Design
   Structural Engineering
   Traffic and transportation
    planning
   Waste water Treatment
   Water Planning
   Building Inspectors
   Draught persons
   Water treatment

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The skills demand will be informed by sector and departmental strategic plans from
a host of partners including government, SETA’s and business.

      8.3     PROPOSED ACTION PLAN

       The following interventions must be incorporated into an action plan:

            - Baseline information for planning.
            - Development of a provincial HRD Strategy.
            - Completion draft plan (interventions, targets, lead implementing agent,
              time frames, budget, enabling factors).
            - Consultation on draft plan.
            - Adoption of plan.
            - Implementation and reporting.
            - Annual Review.

      8.4     CONCLUDING REMARKS

The Provincial HRD Strategy should be informed by the NSDS III and the Provincial
Plan. The Province may not respond to all scarce and critical skills needed due to
limited resources, however the strategy could be specific on priority skills to focus on
within next 5-year period.


C.9              SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MINI INDABA

This Mini-Indaba took place on 2 to 3 March. The chapter contribution will be added
on receipt.

      9.1     Overview

The Social Cluster mini-indaba took place on the 1-3 of March 2011 at Rustenburg
Kloof. The following departments made inputs to stimulate stakeholder participation:

      1)   Health
      2)   Education
      3)   Social Development, Women, Children and Persons with Disability
      4)   Sport, Arts and Culture
      5)   Human Settlement, Safety and Liaison and
      6)   Agriculture and Rural Development (Economic and Infrastructure
           Development Cluster)


Department of Agriculture and Rural Development made a presentation which
adequately demonstrated the link between the Comprehensive Rural Development

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Plan, Poverty eradication, War on Poverty and Provincial Growth and Development
strategy.


The following stakeholders were consulted: Disability People South Africa, North
West Community Based Organization, Small Enterprise Development Agent,
Bahumagadi Forum North West, Moretele Local Municipality, School Governing
Bodies, Bojanala Platinum District Municipality, Rustenburg Local Municipality,
Provincial Disability Forum, Faith Based Organization, Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, Ngaka
Modiri Molema Municipality, Kgetleng River Local Municipality, Home Affairs, South
African Social Security Agency, Moses Kotane Local Municipality and Department of
Labour.


The Commissions focused on the following issues:

      Community Awareness

      Job Creation and Asset Development

      Access to education for learners with multiple disabilities

      Partnerships and Inter-Governmental Relations Forums

      Social Infrastructure




2.3    CONSOLIDATED INPUTS

Challenges identified and proposals formulated are summarized for different focus
areas in the table below.

 ISSUE FOR                     PROPOSAL/RECCOMENDATIONS               RESPONSIBLE
 ATTENTION                                                            INSTITUTION

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                                SOCIAL CLUSTER INPUTS
Community Awareness      - integrated planning and participations with relevant Social Cluster
                           stakeholders including community development             Departments,
                           officers/practitioners, Sport officers, School Governing Department of Local
                                                                                    Government and
                           Bodies, Community Health Workers etc
                                                                                    Traditional Affairs
                           - Community Mobilisation (e.g. Public                    and Department of
                                Participations, Feedback sessions, dialogues)       Agriculture and
                                                                                        Rural Development
                            -   Advocacy campaign to inform the community on
                                the needs and characteristics of WCPD

                         - Utilization of available resources (print, radio,
                           electronic media, social networks, bill boards)
                         - Decentralized management of the Community
                           Development workers for optimal support and
                           effectiveness.

                         - Literacy is an important tool towards war on poverty,
                           therefore there should be a strategy on encouraging
                           community to enroll in ABET


Job Creation and Asset             Social Sector to contribute on job creation         Social Cluster
Development                         through Expanded Public Works Program,              Departments,
                                    learnership program, Comprehensive Rural            Department of Local
                                    Development Program etc                             Government and
                                                                                        Traditional Affairs
                                   Integration of all departmental plans and           and Department of
                                    implementation                                      Agriculture and
                                                                                        Rural Development
                                   Capacitate people to be able to create
                                    employment opportunities for themselves and
                                    for the others
                                   Provision of after care services for all training
                                    programmes offered
                                   Province to develop specific customised
                                    models to accelerate employability and
                                    careerism of designated groups.




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  ISSUE FOR                   PROPOSAL/RECCOMENDATIONS                                RESPONSIBLE
  ATTENTION                                                                           INSTITUTION
                               SOCIAL CLUSTER INPUTS
Access to education for                Identification of more special schools as      Social Cluster
learners with multiple                  Resource Centres that can be capacitated Departments,
disabilities                            to accommodate learners with multiple         Department of Local
                                        disabilities                                  Government and
                                       Early identification strategies involving all Traditional Affairs
                                        sectors of the social cluster.                and Department of
                                       Implementation of a Child/ youth care         Agriculture and
                                        centre model.                                 Rural Development
                                       Expansion of Full Service Schools
                                       Increase learner participation and Include
                                        learners with disabilities




Partnership and Inter-    - Drawing up of career paths for ABET                     Social Cluster
Governmental Relation     - Regulated engagement with stakeholders                  Departments,
Forums                      MOUs /MOAs /SLAs                                        Department of Local
                                                                                    Government and
                          -Social responsibility to support sustainable projects    Traditional Affairs
                                                                                    and Department of
                                                                                    Agriculture and
                                                                                    Rural Development
SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE       • Targets for clinics should be more than those of       Social Cluster
                                hospital beds to put more emphasis on Primary        Departments,
                                Health Care                                          Department of
                            • MTEF Budget allocations for social infrastructure Local Government
                                to be aligned to PGDS targets                        and Traditional
                            • Basic social infrastructure plans to be                Affairs and
                                implemented through partnerships between the         Department of
                                construction industry and EPWP to ensure good        Agriculture and
                                quality of buildings and sustainability of jobs for  Rural Development
                                EPWP artisans
                            • Integrated Social infrastructure plan to be aligned
                                to Municipal Infrastructure Plans
                            • A target to be set to enforce compulsory basic
                                education and No-Fee schools through
                                amendment of relevant Act




      9.2     MONITORING and REPORTING

 The Social Working Group’s performance will be reported to the Social Cluster
 through the PGDS Steering Committee.




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C.10            RESEARCH PROPOSALS

 10.1 INTRODUCTION

 Research knowledge is required to provide relevant information on which to base decision-
 making. It cannot be disputed that research is an important focus area in the process of
 policy formulation and implementation as a means of transformation and growth of a
 developmental state.

 It is through adequately developed research capability that we will be able to advise policy
 makers so that they can adapt, improve, and, finally implement their political mandates. A
 critical element of effective developmental planning is the availability of relevant information
 as well as the management and packaging of the information into an effective knowledge
 base.

 In this representation, research plays a crucial role in shaping policy decisions upon which a
 better life for the people of the province lies. Research put meaning to the realities facing
 the province and informs the choices we make.

 This is done through quality, needs and policy-relevant research integrating political, social
 and economic concerns that characterizes our daily existence. It is about the intersection of
 the meaning of reality and intentions and how the latter is given meaning through reason.

 EXCO took a resolution in 2002, to establish the North West Research Coordinating
 Committee (NWRCC) when they noticed a compelling weakness in research capacity and
 information development on which to base decision-making, in the Province. The Research
 committee was established to promote research coordination and integration with other
 initiatives and to avoid duplication which could have adverse financial implications for the
 province. The intention was also to bring provincial government closer to the research
 community. The NWRCC represents the NWPG, the business sector, institutions of higher
 learning and non-governmental organisations in the province.

 This committee has over the past 8 years managed to bring researchers and policy makers
 together so that a permanent dialogue on critical challenges facing the province is
 established amongst them. A Directorate for Research was created in the Office of the
 Premier through which the NWRCC would work closely with government to address the
 identified research gaps in the province. The primary aim is: to co-ordinate and integrate
 research with other initiatives in a manner that would avoid duplication and waste of
 valuable resources as opposed to a situation where departments conduct research on similar
 issues. Secondly, that the research projects being commissioned through the NWRCC
 should have practical use and therefore linked closely to the provincial priorities.


 10.2 DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH AGENDA

 Due to the complex nature of research, a need arose for the development of a
 Research Agenda which would help to facilitate the ability of the North West
 Provincial Government to respond to the development challenges facing the province
 and respond to the government mandate. Such response depends on:



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                  An ability to understand the nature of the challenges facing the
                   province;
                  An ability to devise and implement measures to deal with such
                   challenges;
                  An ability to acquire and utilize resources to deal with such
                   challenges;
                  An ability to identify and seize development opportunities available.

Subsequently, a Research Agenda which has a term of 5 years was developed and
adopted by EXCO in 2005.

This Agenda is updated annually and is a product of consultation with all provincial
government departments. The business sector, institutions of higher learning and
non-governmental organizations in the province, also identified research priorities
and needs important to the development agenda of the NWPG. Research needs and
priorities were also drawn from the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy.

The document referred to above has run its course and is due for review.

The overarching intent of the Research Agenda is to contribute to the process of
development and informed formulation of strategic pathways through research and
information dissemination. Put differently, the Agenda is about research as providing
the intricate promise of reason for humankind progress. More specifically, the
purpose of the Research Agenda is as follows:

      To assist in the implementation of the provincial government mandate
      To coordinate and integrate provincial research to avoid duplication
      To determined and provide a coordinated response to research priorities and
         needs.
      To encourage a focused research plan in support of service delivery.
      To guide and profile scientific information to shape development and decision-
       making.

The ability of the province to successfully conduct results oriented research, which
can inform policy and therefore shape decision-making, depends largely on:

                 The kinds of research questions asked
                 The research aims and objectives
                 The priorities and needs identified by the province

The development of a Research Agenda is informed by myriad sources of
information. The North West Provincial socio-economic profile, the national and
provincial strategic objectives and the problem statements formulated in this
framework document also guides the situation analysis to determine and prioritize
research needs. The Committee is hosting an annual Research Week where
stakeholders are invited to identify research needs and formulate research proposals
for implementation. Departments are also involved in the identification of research
priorities which paint a provincial picture composed of challenges and opportunities
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facing the NWPG. These needs are referred to the cluster system in Government for
consideration and prioritization.

The creation of the cluster system arose out of the needs to accelerate integrated
service delivery. Perhaps most importantly, it was an effort and desire to foster
synergy as the basis of growth and development in the country. This system is
based on shared values and a common vision tidily anchored on the wherewithal of
a democratic country

It is imperative for the success of the research conducted that it departs from a
thorough research proposal. The proposal must be accompanied by: aims,
objectives and research questions. This will assist the NWRCC and the secretariat
with the formulation of Research Programme Mmanagement Plans for consideration
of financial support through the government MTEF . It will also assist afterwards to
formulate the terms of reference of invitations for research proposals.

The most recent outcome of this process is summarized in the next table.

       Social Cluster              Economic and Infrastructure Cluster                Governance
                                                                                         Cluster
 1.  Skills development      1.     Attracting investments in all economic          1. Rural
 2.   Vulnerable groups             sectors                                             development
 3.   Increased access to    2.     Research into beneficiation from the VALUE  17.     links to land
     integrated basic               CHAIN in all economic sectors                       reform.
     services and poverty    3.     Socio economic survey of the second             2. Cohesive and
     eradication                    economy                                             Sustainable
 4.   Unemployment by        4.     Investigation into generation & distribution        communities
     district and                   of alternative energy sources                   3. Sustainable
     municipality-what       5.     Monitoring & Evaluation of economic                 resource
     are the interventions          impact of interventions                             management
 5.   Issues and             6.     Improve commercial value of Indigenous          4. Developing a
     challenges of Out              Knowledge                                           Model for
     Comes Based             7.     Product potential for exports                       Quality
     Education (OBE)         8.     Livestock improvement: genetics                     Service
 6.   Health information     9.     Evaluation of sustainable crop production           delivery in
 7. Evaluation of ECD in            practices                                           Government
     NW                      10.    Agriculture and natural disaster risk
 8.   Burden of disease in          forecasting in Pasture management
     NW                      11.    Exploiting opportunities for small
 9. Pharmaceutical                  businesses: Local economic and rural
     (vaccine                       development
     development, drugs,     12.    The implementation of meaningful Broad
     access to drugs).              Based Black Economic Empowerment
 10. Impact of Sports,              (BBBEE)
     Art and Culture         13.    Information, Communication and
     programmes                     technology (ICT’s) interventions for a
                                    developing state.
                             14.    Development of SMME’s through
                                    preferential procurement policies
                             15.    further development of tourism initiatives
                                    into viable projects
                             16.    Improving the visibility of the province to
                                    exploit opportunities.


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C 11           LOCAL GOVERNMENT TURN AROUND STRATGEGY

 11.1 INTRODUCTION

 The Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs conducted an
 assessment of all 24 Municipalities as part of the National assessment of
 municipalities throughout the country. These assessment apart from performing
 legislative mandate of monitoring and supporting municipalities, were necessitated
 by ongoing labour unrest, service delivery protests, continuous negative audit
 reports etc.

 The purpose of the municipal assessments was to determine the key problem
 statement in different key performance/thematic areas and to establish the root
 causes for poor performance, distress or dysfunctionallity in municipalities. From
 these assessments a consolidated State of Local Government Report was compiled
 and a Local Government Turnaround Strategy was developed and adopted by
 Cabinet.

 The objectives of the Local Government Turnaround Strategy is to restore the
 confidence of the majority of our people in our municipalities, as the primary delivery
 machine of the developmental state at a local level and to re-build and improve the
 basic requirements for a functional, accountable, responsive, effective, efficient
 developmental local government.

 The Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs as part of its support to
 municipalities established four district support teams to support municipalities with
 the actual development of the turnaround strategies by the end of March 2010.

 The process was highly intensive and involved rigorous engagements with political
 and administrative leaders in the municipalities [mayors, speakers, mayoral
 committees/EXCOs, senior management, stakeholders].

 11.2 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS

 The Districts support teams engaged robustly with each and every municipality by
 conducting a municipal specific diagnosis first. The process confirmed that there is
 extensive amount of support required by municipalities to carry out their legislative
 mandate to deliver sustainable services to municipalities. This support is largely
 required from the provincial government.

 During the development of municipal turnaround strategies, many generic
 challenges were identifies as summarized below:

 11.2.1     Basic service delivery:


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• There are huge basic service backlogs in municipalities which cannot be eradicated
   by the set national deadlines [2014]
• The grant funding for service delivery[infrastructure development] is totally
   insufficient to meet the backlog eradication demand
• Planning for infrastructure development incomplete and not balanced in most low
   and medium capacity municipalities [projects identified are not aligned with
   existing backlogs and needs]
• There are high levels of dilapidated and outdated infrastructure as a result of poor
   operations and maintenance contributing to poor delivery standards of services[
   e.g. water contamination as a result of sewer spillage]
• There are serious capacity gaps in technical departments that manage
   infrastructure development
• There is rapid growth of informal settlements that increases the demand for the
   provision of services
11.2.2 Spatial conditions

• There are settlements in the province that were historically badly planned,
   resulting in uncontrolled and informal growth of settlements.
 Most medium and low capacity municipalities do not have spatial development
   frameworks that determine the use of space for socio-economic growth and
   development
• There is limited capacity in municipalities to perform town and regional planning,
   resulting in over-reliance on consultants, which are costly
• There is fraudulent disposal of land for growth and developments in some
   municipalities

11.2.3    Governance

• Councils throughout the province are characterized by infighting and factionalism,
   this results in non-functionality of councils
• There is weak oversight and political leadership by councils in most municipalities
• The relations between the administrative and political components of municipalities
   are not sound [poor political-administrative interface]
• There are high levels of reported fraud and corrupt practices in almost all
    municipalities in the province and very little is done by councils to act on these
    cases
• Administrative systems in most municipalities are very weak[e.g. non-
   implementation of policies, non-compliance to legislation, no professionalism in
   administration, appointment of incompetent, unqualified people to critical posts
   etc]
• Poor or lack of participation by communities on local government is observed as a
   result of lack of confidence in local government in general

11.2.4    Financial management

• Poor financial management in most municipalities as a result of lack of skilled
  personnel in finance departments


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• Unreliable financial management systems, data, and billing systems[incorrect
   accounts to consumers, unreliable indigent registers]
• High, outstanding, unrecovered debt from consumers and inefficient revenue
   Collection’ Consistent negative audit outcomes [no plans to address audit
   queries]
• Non-compliance to legislation[MFMA] – e.g. supply chain management regulations
• Over-reliance on grant funding and limited own revenue sources [esp. In small,
   rural municipalities]
• Poor on lack of legislated reporting on finances [e.g. conditional grants], resulting
   in with-holding of future grant allocations by the National Treasury

11.2.5      Local Economic Development

•   Lack of credible, practical LED plans to address economic growth in communities
•   Lack of functional LED forums [various stakeholders]
•   Lack of common understanding of the LED concept by municipalities
•   LED initiatives are not sustainable and have no impact on the local economy
•   Lack of skilled personnel to manage LED

11.2.6      Labour relations

• Tensions between the employer and workers compromise service delivery
• Local labour forums are not functional and effective[no fruitful engagements
   between employer and unions on disputes and differences, resulting in protests]
• Co-management tendencies of labour unions [rules of engagement within
   legislative framework]
• Ongoing wage, placement, and job evaluation disputes between workers and
   employer
• Poor work ethic and laissez faire attitudes of workers, as a result of poor
   supervision and low morale
• Administrations are highly politicized, resulting in serious conflicts

11.3 IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES

The Local Government Turnaround Strategy identified several priorities for
immediate attention as follows:

• Address immediate financial and administrative problems in municipalities
• Formulate regulations to stem indiscriminate hiring and firing
• Ensure and implement a transparent municipal supply chain management system
• Strengthen Ward Committee capacity and implement new ward governance model
• National and provincial commitments in IDPs must be met
• Differentiated responsibilities and simplified IDPs must be provided for
• Funding and capacity strategy for municipal infrastructure should be deloped and
   implemented.
• Intergovernmental agreement with metros on informal settlement upgrade
• Rearrange capacity grants and programmes, including Siyenza Manje support

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• Upscale Community Works Programme
• Implement Revenue Enhancement – Public Mobilisation campaign
• Launch “good citizenship” campaign, focusing on governance values to unite the
   nation

11.3 PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

The Department of Local Government suggested the following implementation plan:

• Revenue Enhancement, Debt Management, Cash flow Management

The revenue enhancement and debt collection intervention as a project is aimed at
assisting the identified municipalities to be financially viable and self sustainable.

The project scope covers the following:

      Implementation of the Municipal Property Rates Act
      Recovery of government debt
      Data cleansing
      Billing and Debt collection
      Credit Control
      Indigent Management
      Customer Care

• Operations and maintenance of infrastructure and                        Improved
Infrastructure implementation and grant funding spending.

The lack of operations and maintenance has negatively affected the provision of
quality services in respect of water, electricity, sanitation and refuse collection.
These resulted in community service delivery protests, emergence and withholding
of payments of services and property rates by rates payers association. The
operations and maintenance of infrastructure intervention and improved
infrastructure implementation and grant funding spending as a project shouldl cover
the following:

      Ensure that all municipalities completed infrastructure master plans
      Develop Individual Short term Operation and Maintenance business plans
      Undertake an assessment of existing boreholes & assets, functionality and
       improve water storage facilities in rural areas
      Upgrading of municipal electricity networks
      Develop long term capital infrastructure financing for municipal roads,
       disaster management centres ( bridging finance)
      The Department to take over infrastructure implementation of MIG and PIG in
       9 municipalities by appointing the IDT to fasttrack implementation of
       infrastructure projects in 9 Municipalities

• Governance and administration


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Most of the municipalities have been characterized by lack of political and
administrative leadership which resulted to labour unrests affecting the service
provision, suspension of senior management, council instability which affected the
functionality of its oversight committees, etc.

The governance and administration intervention as a project covers the following:

      Political intervention programme by the district mayor, MEC and/or Minister to
       stabilize the councils
      Strengthen the policy development capacity of municipal councils
      Enforcement of anti-corruption and anti-crime measures
      Assist municipalities manage their delegation system through supporting the
       establishment, revival and functionality of portfolio committees
      Labour relations : Building good relations between employers and unions
      Strengthen the capacity of LLFs to be functional to deal proactively with LR
       matters

• Development Planning

The major focus area in planning and development is the improvement of Integrated
Development Plans of municipalities and spatial planning. A lot of municipalities rely
on consultants for this exercise and there is a need to implement capacity building
programmes on municipal planning.

The intervention as a project covers the following:

      Strengthen town planning function at District level to introduce shared
       services model, develop shared services model concept document for inputs
      Audit and analysis of SDFs in all municipalities; Conduct district workshops on
       approved PSDF; Assist municipalities with review and develop program in
       partnership with districts to support development of SDFs
      Assist municipalities to incorporate MTAS on IDPs
      Assess IDPs and assist municipalities to consider MECs comments
      Assist municipalities to develop process plans
      Provide hands on support on drafting of Technical SDBIP’s( Individual Score
       card)
      Provide support to municipalities in customisation and reviewing of
      PMS Policy Framework for all 24 municipalities
      Facilitate development of LED Strategies /plans ; Facilitate review of
      LED strategies; Assist municipalities with development of socio-economic
       profile; Identification of Anchor projects and assist municipalities with
       feasibility studies and development of business plans; Supply chain policy
       review and align to LED strategy;
      Facilitate support to upgrade bulk infrastructure to enhance industrial
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 11.4 MONITORING AND REPORTING

 A key role of the provinces in the implementation of the LGTAS will be support,
 monitoring, and reporting on provincial sector performance regarding provincial
 interventions by provincial sector departments as well as municipal turnaround
 strategies. All spheres of government are expected to monitor and report on the
 implementation of LGTAS through the established Monitoring, Reporting and
 Evaluation Team as part of the Provincial Support Team. Good practices will be
 recorded and a knowledge management repository established.

 Monitoring of progressive achievement of these targets/interventions and indicators
 will be required, followed by regular progress reports to EXCO and COGTA.
 Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs in consultation with Office
 of the Premier as a team (Monitoring and Evaluation units) will be responsible for
 support coordination, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of both the provincial
 interventions by sector departments and municipal turnaround Strategies Thematic
 Working Teams Coordinators as project leaders,

 Sector Departments LGTAS/MTAS coordinators and the Municipal Managers (Section
 57 Managers) as MTAS coordinators will be responsible for submission of monthly
 reports. These coordinators will be expecting to reports on their specific priority
 interventions as projects towards the realization of the LGTAS objectives and Pre-
 2011 Priorities.

 These reports will be analyzed to assess whether outcomes and impact of the
 intervention have been realized. The impact assessment report of the support
 plan/interventions will assist in recording and reporting lessons learned/ good
 practices to enhance future planning/development of interventions. Whilst
 implementation continues, the department (DLG and TA) will prepare for monitoring
 and the annual municipal assessment process, geared towards performance of the
 TAS.

 An effective system of monitoring and reporting will be put in place to allow for
 systematic gathering of credible data (which will be categorized as primary and
 secondary) that will support implementation. A detailed set of indicators measuring
 the identified outputs, processes and inputs will then be developed in order to
 measure performance of the LGTAS and overall performance of municipalities


C.11          A RE AGENG MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS

 INTRODUCTION
 As part of the Review of the Provincial Growth Development Strategy, the
 A Re Ageng Social Dialogue Forum was tasked to facilitate Civil Society
 responses to the outcomes of Mini-Indabas that were held by the various
 Working Groups.      In order to ensure that as many civil society

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organisations as possible participated, and that the responses are of a
very high quality, A Re Ageng’s approach to the task was to organise four
regional meetings in the various District Municipalities in preparation for
the Mini-Indaba.

These regional preparatory meetings were to inform representatives from
the various CSOs about the PGDS review and to present them with the
outcomes of the Mini-Indabas that were held by the various Working
Groups. The initial responses gathered at the preparatory meetings,
together with the outcomes from the Mini-Indabas formed the basis for
Commissions at the Mini-Indaba held at Mafikeng on the 3rd and 4th of
March 2011.

Representation at the preparatory meetings and the Mini-Indaba varied
from Community Based Organisations, Faith Based Organisations, and
representatives from Traditional Authorities, the Business Sector and
Labour. The follwing table details the number of representatives that
attended the meetings.

   Attendance figures   at preparatory Meetings and Mini-Indaba
Meeting                 Date and Venue        Attendance Figures
Ngaka Modiri Molema     09 February 2011,     78
DM                      Getaway Lodge,
                        Mafikeng
Dr   Ruth    Segomotsi 10 February 2011,      63
Mompati DM              International Hotel,
                        Vryburg
Bojanala Platinum DM    15 February 2011,     40
                        Orion Safari Lodge,
                        Rustenburg
Dr Kenneth Kaunda DM 16 February 2011,        45
                        Acacia Guest house,
                        Klerksdorp
A   Re    Ageng    Mini 03 March 2011,        193
Indaba                  Mmabatho Civic
                        Centre, Mmabatho

A Re Ageng was assisted by officials from the Department of Economic
Development, Conservation, Environment and Tourism and the Office of
The Premier. The budget for this intervention was secured from the office
of the Premier.

The rest of this document outlines the responses from Civil Society as
confirmed at the Mini-Indaba of the 3rd of March.     For ease of reading
and to place the responses in context the original outcomes are repeated
in this document.


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 OUTCOME FROM A RE AGENG MINI-INDABA
    OUTCOME FROM SMME MINI-INDABA


CHALLENG                 POSSIBILE SOLUTION                  RESPONSIB
   ES                                                            LE
                                                             INSTITUTIO
                                                                 N
                            GENERIC SMME ISSUES
Need for       -   Policy coordination to assist SMME          Department
coordinated        development                                of Economic
and            -    Place SMMEs in logical categories that    Development,
consistent         show potential for implementation of       Environment
policy and         targeted interventions                     and Tourism
approach       -   Develop systems to evaluate the success (DEDET)
                   or failures of SMMEs in order to timely
                   respond to challenges and implement
                   interventions.
Low level of   -   Strengthen stakeholder involvement
partnerships          consultations per sector
               -   Development of a Master plan where all
                   projects will indicate involved partners,
                   needed funding
               -   Business involvement in implementing
                   Government Policies
               -   Coherent partnership strategy and one
                   entry and exit point for an organization
               -   Explore Linkages between big & small
                   business through the entire value chain of
                   each sector.
               -   Linkage between small businesses and big
                   ones should be in place
                   before partnership start

Legislation    - Analyzing existing by-laws which impact    Municipality
and              negatively on SMMEs
Regulations    - Reduce red tape and cumbersome
                 procedures for business development




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CHALLENG              POSSIBILE SOLUTION                RESPONSIB
   ES                                                       LE
                                                        INSTITUTIO
                                                            N
Communicati - Avail information to aspiring
on and        entrepreneurs to participate in
Information   programmes such as Awareness Toolkit
sharing       programmes
            - Improve information on the marketing
              website to enhance the visibility of small
              enterprises for the market
            - Improved distribution of information
              about support services to SMMEs
            - People should be invited to workshops
            - Flyers and pamphlets on programmes
              and opportunities should be circulated.
            - Database on co-operatives should be         Mine
              established and linked with SMME data      Companies
              base
            - Database of agricultural SMMEs should be
              established
            - Greater Information sharing about
              opportunities in Corporate Social
              Investments should be promoted
            - The State must facilitate and assist
              bidders to compile bids and towards
              SMMEs achieving the CDB grades
              Incentivize organisations through
              performance recognition towards
              enhancing SMME development
            - Statutory body to monitor mentorship/
                 advice provided by business.
            - (Legislated) M & E tool should be
                 developed.




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CHALLENG                 POSSIBILE SOLUTION                  RESPONSIB
   ES                                                             LE
                                                             INSTITUTIO
                                                                  N
Institutional   - Unit within the province that support co-  DEDET, SEDA
challenges        operatives should be established and       and Agric
                  made functional
                - Dept. of Economic Dev. & Tourism to
                  revive and strengthen the Provincial       Municipalities
                  SMME Forum to start functioning within a
                  month.
                - Support services e.g. DTI services, should
                  be regionalized and increase their
                  footprint in the province.
                - Expansion of networks off all agencies
                  which support SMME development              PGDS
                - Need to ensure that enterprise             coordinating
                  development is also linked to land use     committee
                  plans at Local Government level
                - Need to build capacity in the spheres      All
                  government to assist tourism SMMEs         municipality
                - SMME forums be in cooperation within
                  LED forum                                  All SMME
                - All government departments,                working group
                  municipalities and institution should be   members
                  forced to attend structure meant for
                  coordination of SMME ( SMME Working
                  group)
                - Local municipalities should attend the
                  working group with their LED official
                - Attendance of Working Groups should
                  form part of KPA’s of officials




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CHALLENG               POSSIBILE SOLUTION                  RESPONSIB
   ES                                                          LE
                                                           INSTITUTIO
                                                               N
SMME’s are    - Information must be made available and
currently not   accessible.
benefiting    - Fully implement “preferential “
from            procurement policies
procurement - Improve on the implementation of rules
opportunities   and regulations that govern the industry
                (e.g. BBBEE Scorecard)
              - Smart regulation to enhance SMME
                growth (quality assurance /grading)
              - Effectively monitor the allocation of
                tenders to the SMMEs, including the
                eradication of corruption




Financial     - Poor coordination of linking grant funding Agric, DEDET
constraints     with growth entrepreneurship               Municipality
              - Province to have its financial institution
                to facilitate collateral requirements
              - Awareness regarding Lack of financial
                skills should be created
              - Review the structure component of
                grants and loans
               SMALL SCALE FARMING DEVELOPMENT
Primary       - Market should focus on Agro Processing      Agric and
Market to     - Formulation of cooperative and             DEDET
Agriculture          commodity association or review

                        SMALL SCALE MINING
 The          Introduce information management        Department
 exploitation mechanisms to assist small miners with  of Minerals
 of value     value chain challenges and potentials   and Energy
 adding
 opportunities
 for small
 miners
In service      Provide mentorships                  Big mines and
training        Provide examples and case studies on municipalities
                 good practice in mining value chain  DTI and DME
               COMMERCE, TRADE & MANUFACTURING



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CHALLENG                 POSSIBILE SOLUTION                   RESPONSIB
   ES                                                              LE
                                                              INSTITUTIO
                                                                   N
 Lack of        Promote interaction with institutions like   Government
interaction      BUSA etc.,
and             Produce a communication and discussion
communicat       booklet that provides access to all
ion with         information needs.
organized
business
The            Promote technology innovation through the Government
formation of    Science Park project                        DEDET
partnership    Create opportunities in mineral water       DEDET T
s to            purification
strengthen     Align with partners to ensure positive and
manufacturi     productive results
ng.            Establish innovation networks in each of
                the four districts in the province.
Lack of        Revitalize and resuscitate Industrial Parks NWDC
appreciation  Introduce financial support to develop
for              factories for SMME’s
opportunitie
s that exist
                                   TOURISM
Destination  Commissioning of tourism study in order to
managemen        have a thorough understanding of tourism
t and            base and create a competitive edge for
promotion        the participation of SMMEs in the industry
               Formulate Integrated tourism marketing
                 plan across all government spheres and
                 business
               Leverage opportunities for SMME from big
                 events (e.g. cultural/sporting)
              
Product        Tourism product packaging
developmen  Product diversification and packaging
t and
diversificati
on




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CHALLENG                POSSIBILE SOLUTION                      RESPONSIB
   ES                                                               LE
                                                                INSTITUTIO
                                                                    N
Institutional  Identify and develop new tourism icons to
challenges       create opportunities for small enterprises
               Linking small enterprise with well
                 established businesses – partnerships
                 (Adopt a small business campaign) for
                 mentorship, best practices etc
                Possible establishment of tourism
                  cooperatives/association (feasibility study
                  to test possible institutional arrangements
                INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
                Develop supportive infrastructure to
Infrastructur     increase accessibility of tourism
e to promote      attractions
Tourism         Ensure an integrated approach to ensure
                  that systems of government are
                  synergised across all spheres of
                  government and for purposes of bidding
                  for tenders
                Training and awareness creation towards
                  developing SMMEs in construction must be
                  done at all times,
                The State must facilitate and assist
                  bidders to compile bids and towards
                  SMMEs achieving the CDB grades


                         SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENG                POSSIBILE SOLUTION                      RESPONSIB
   ES                                                               LE
                                                                INSTITUTI
                                                                   ON
Lack of        •   Perform skills audit and design a
Skills &           response strategy
training       •   3 year programme offered by FET colleges
               •   National Youth Service Programme
               •   Training programmes should be
                   developed
               •   Mentorship
               •    ABET
                  Arrange manufacturing skills plan
                   workshop in all the four districts




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Human          - Tourism service excellence training that
capital          would improve customer services.
developme      - Training of tour operators
nt in          - Tour Guiding skills
Tourism        - Culinary and hospitality training
               - Promote capacity building programmes

Lack of        •    Adhering to financial processes
funding             (implementation process) speedy
                    procurement services

Understandi    •    Accreditation & a letter of competence
ng of FET’s         for all SD interventions
institutions   •    Training interventions to be aligned to
for                 provincial policies
education,     •    The plan should include Special
training &          programmes i.e. Youth, Persons living
developme           with Disabilities, the Elderly and children,
nt                  Women,
intervention   •    Ethics and Principles to be incorporated in
s                   the Master Plan and cascaded to
                    implementation plans

                            Civil Society response
Overall        - The current approach of Government in
Comment          doing business with SMMEs is not working
                 for SMMEs. SMMEs with weak resource
                 bases are expected to compete with each
                 other for available opportunities and often
                 lose out to more established businesses.
               - There is an over-reliance by SMMEs of doing
                 business with government
               - It is proposed that stakeholders within the
                 business second explore other ways of doing
                 business. One such approach is to
                 incorporate the values of Ubuntu into
                 business practice. This would include
                 nurturing, cooperation and sharing which
                 should result in shared growth across a
                 number of entities rather than the current
                 approach which results in winners and
                 losers. It is critical however that we
                 excellence of service and product is not
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Low levels - The partnerships that have been formed
of             often leads to exploitative relationships with
partnership    uneven benefits accruing to partners and
s              often the smaller partner is swallowed.
            - Government is not always a supportive
               partner to SMMEs, with delayed payments
               from government having disastrous
               consequences for SMMEs
            - Although government promotes the
               formation of Cooperatives, not enough is
               done after formation of the cooperatives to
               ensure that that it is operational.
            - The follwing is proposed:
               - There is a need to incorporate SMME fora
                   within LED units.
               - Government must honor their contracts
                   and commitments to SMMEs.
              - Support family units as a basis for doing
                   business
              - Develop clear strategies around the
                   formation of Cooperatives, including
                   support strategies to get them operational
              - Develop clear monitoring strategies to
                   ensure that partnerships meet the
                   expectations of all stakeholders.
Legislation  - Most villages and towns in the North West
and              provinces have nationals from Bangladesh,
regulations      Pakistan or China running small shops.
             - Recently there has also been the
                 emergence of pavement hairdressers from
                 Southern African states undercutting
                 formal businesses.
             - It is not clear whether these businesses
                 contribute to the South African coffers or
                 whether their businesses are registered
                 with the relevant authorities.
             - These foreign business people often use
                 RDP houses for their business ventures
             - Proposed:
             - There is a need to have a mechanism to
                 inform the public of registered businesses
                 within townships and villages
             - There is a need to monitor agreements
                 which foreign business reach with local
                 home owners. One mechanism could
                 include a register at the local municipality
                 or Traditional Authority.

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Institutional - There is a need to strengthen LED
challenges      departments within municipalities, including
                through the appointment of business
                advisors that will operate like extension
                officers in Agriculture
              - Establish SMME Forum (provincially and
                nationally) and use the these for a to
                facilitate communication with SMMEs
              - Facilitate the formation of Secondary and
                tertiary Cooperatives
SMMEs not - Owners of SMMEs should familiarize
benefitting     themselves with the Supplier Development
from            Programme and other programmes initiated
opportunitie    by government.
s             - There is a need for information sessions and
                workshops from the Dept. of Trade and
                Industry (DTI), Small Enterprise
                Development Agency (SEDA) and other
                agencies.
              - Local Food Producers (cottage industries)
                must be certified by the Department of
                Health with regard to health standards and
                quality assurance of their products
              - Preferential procurement policies and
                legislation must be simplified for HDI SMMEs
              - A user-friendly manual on how to access
                funding and criteria used should be
                developed for SMMEs
              - Include SMMEs and Cooperatives in national
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Financial     - Funding and support institutions need to
Constraints     increase their footprints and programmes in
                the province to ensure easy access
              - There is a need to establish a monitoring
                system that account to the public on funding
                allocations
              - All business entities need to be supported,
                not just the cooperatives that are recently
                established. A number of Closed
                Corporations, which were formed in
                response to previous policy directions, are
                still struggling to establish itself as viable
                entities.
              - There is a need to develop appropriate
                support packages for different projects
              - There is a need for a starter facility for
                SMMEs and Cooperatives.
              - Establish Enterprise Development Bank to
                support SMMEs.
                       o Statutory low-interest loans for
                          SMMEs
                       o Diminish need for collateral through
                          issuing shares to Enterprise
                          Development Bank
Transfer of   - There is a need to incorporate
skills/         entrepreneurial development in the school
Capacity        syllabus, starting from lower grades
Building      - Use local expertise to transfer business
                skills, as opposed to the current system
                whereby experts are brought in from outside
                the locality, sometimes from outside the
                province.
              - In addition to financial training, SMMEs are
                also in need of ongoing financial advice
Access to     - Develop incentives for business in province
markets         to procure locally and from SMMEs
              - Develop an advertising campaign around
                local procurement




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           OUTCOMES FROM AGRICULTURE MINI-INDABA




2. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL MASTER PLAN

CHALLENGE        POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                         RESPONS
                                                            IBILITY
Projects are     Establish a North West Agriculture         AMP SC
implemented      Development & Implementation Institute
without a        (e.g. NWADII) with agencies on district
“special         and local level
purpose
vehicle” and
capacity
Access to        Launch development projects (business      NWADII
markets          plans) and the proposed infrastructure
                 improvements aimed at small-scale
                 farmers through NWADII


CHALLENGE        POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                         RESPONS
                                                            IBILITY
Lack of           Establish development forums at local,   NWADII
cooperation &      district, and provincial levels
communication     Avoid the interference of political      Office of
                   bodies to govern the implementation      the
                  Include all departments through          Premier
                   coordination of                          and PGDS
                  All stakeholders must be involved        AMP
                  Communicate and promote the AMP          steering
                   through EAC                              committee
                                                            and
                                                            Premiers
                                                            Office

Poorly planned    Coordination through NWADII and also     Agri-
and execution      the development agencies                 developme
of projects       Identify projects and prepare business   nt agencies
                   plans (sustainable and viable)
                  Ensure that the AMP is part of the IDP   DARD &
                   planning process                         District and
                                                            local
                                                            municipaliti
                                                            es


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Lack of         Identify a responsible body                   NWADII
coordination     coordination and monitoring                   and local
and monitoring                                                 district
of projects                                                    developme
                                                               nt agencies
Lack of           Promote budget allocation for agric         Budget
funding,           project by local, district and provincial   allocation
                   governments                                 for
                  Attract project funds from national         agricultural
                   government                                  developme
                                                               nt should
                                                               be run
                                                               though the
                                                               NWADII
Lack of           Develop provincial selection criteria       NWADII
selection          (creates uniformity)
criteria for
farmers
Lack of           Create trust and cooperation between        Agri-
competencies       the private and public sectors;             developme
to implement      Appointment of agric specialists            nt agencies
agricultural      Establish relations with national and
projects           international agri-investors

2: AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
CHALLENGE    POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS             RESPONS
                                            IBILITY
Access to         Formation of secondary Co ops in rural      Co ops,
markets            areas to supply inputs, services and        Gov back
                   serve as a market for commodities           up
                   produced
                  Relaying market information in terms of     Mentors,
                   price trends etc. to producer               extension
                  Hedging against price risk in terms of      officers
                   crop production                             Mentors,
                  Marketing of sales in order to attract      extension
                   sufficient buyers and supply                officers
                   information
                  Hands on approached must be followed
                   in terms of production practices,
                   management of funds and marketing
                   activities
Lack of           Constructing of auction pens and            Gov,
Support            animal handling facilities in animal        mentors,
Infrastructure     production areas,                           extension
                  Improve fences and watering facilities      officers
                   in communal areas in order to improve
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                    herd and breeding management as well
                    as resource management (overgrazing)
                   Erecting of small silo's in villages for
                    grain storage in order to increase
                    marketing options
CHALLENGE         POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                           RESPONS
                                                               IBILITY
Access to          Change in research focus from a            Co ops and
Research            reactive to a pro-active state             Governme
                   Extension officers should identify areas   nt and
                    to be researched and also apply current    training by
                    research available;                        FET and
                   Share information at farmer field          universities
                    schools, study groups;
                   Promote commodity specific and
                    practical demonstrations to improve
                    quality of translate information to
                    producers;
                   Focus on more practical experience
                   Evaluate mentors/extension

Exploitation      Beef production                              The North
of Value          • Linkage with beef beneficiation project    West
chain             • Linkage with animal feed project           Agricultural
development       • Link with tannery (Nguni)                  Developme
opportunities     • Cooperative development                    nt and
and               • Supply: small-scale auction system for     Implement
alignment           emerging farmers                           ation
with              • Establishment of an abattoir / meat        Institute
municipality        processing plant (branding)                (NWADII)
IDP’s             Vegetable / perennial crops                  should be
                  • Processing/ packaging                      the driver
Constraints:      • Frozen vegetables                          of linking
 Funding         • Canning                                    agri-
 Skills          • Drying                                     business
 Consistency     • Juicing making (small – scale)             opportuniti
  & quality of    • Oil extraction                             es with the
  supply          • Establishment of a new fresh produce       AMP as
 Bankable          markets with export facilities ( for       well as for
  business          regional exports)                          the
  plans,          Veldt management                             alignment
 Incentives      • Compost / fertiliser production            with the
  for             • Linkage with vegetable production          provincial
  participation   • Contractors for veldt clearing             agro-
 Chain           Taung Irrigation                             business
  integration     • Supply of irrigation equipment             strategy
 Logistics       • Installation & maintenance of irrigation

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  (infrastructu   • Production of irrigation equipment
  re)             Grain Production
 Issues of       • Link with animal feed production
  land            • Milling (small-scale)
  ownership       •
                  • Storage
                  Broiler production
                  • Linkage with animal feed production
                  • Chicken beneficiation
                  • Abattoir
                  • Scale is important
                  • Informal vs. formal market
                  Milk goat / cow hotel
                  • Economies of scale
                  • Minimum economic unit
                  • Processing / by products
                  • Market structure (monopolistic)
                  Eco – agro tourism
                  • Herb production
                  • ‘Pick-your-own’ fruit and vegetable farm
                  • Educational camps


4: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGE        POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                            RESPONS
                                                               IBILITY
Lack of coordination     Develop Comprehensive                COGTA
in infrastructure         Integrated Rural Infrastructure
provisioning and          Plan
maintenance in rural
areas
 Lack of electricity
 Poor road
   networks
 Lack of water
 Bad school and
   clinics
 Lack of sport
   facilities and ICT
 Poor housing
 Poor irrigation
   systems

Lack of Agrarian         Launch Skills/Farmer                 DACERD
reform                    Development Programme                DRDLR
 Poor market            Promote Village banks
  access                  (Integrated Funding Model)

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 Lack of agro         Develop of agriculture production
  processing            7 marketing model
  facilities           Develop Agro-processing
 Lack of financial     strategy
  resources
 (rural finance)
 Lack of /
  skills/illiteracy
 Unsustainable
  farming practices
Land Reform            Develop Integrated farmer           DRD&LR
Challenges               support programme
                      (post settlement support
Programme              Insist of viable/sustainable        DACERD
Project                  Project business Plans
management             Enter into MOU or SLA with
deficiencies             project beneficiaries
                       Develop conflict management
                         procedures/policy
Lack of research      Development of research agendas       DACERD
                      for rural communities (development
                      oriented)
Lack of               Initiate Rural Development road       DACERD
Partnerships          shows
(PPP) and
stakeholder
mobilization
Job Creation           Infrastructure support that is      DED &
challenges              labour intensive and would          COGTA
                        attract investors
                       Change of land ownerships
                        patterns
Lack of monitoring     Establishment Delivery              DM&E
of intervention         monitoring forums




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5: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    CHALLENGE        POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                       RESPONS
                                                               IBILITY
Veldt Management         Develop programs to address         North
(Refer to Annexure        poor veldt condition.                 West
A1 & A2 extract from    (Promote successful conservation       DACERD
NRM Implementation        measure for sustainable
Strategy)                 management of veldt, as
                          identified by LADA workshop
                          participants.
Soil Erosion            Determine/Conduct an Audit on        Northwe
(Refer to Annexure B      erosion on high potential            st
extract from NRM          agricultural land.                   DACERD
Implementation          Reinstate Soil Conservation          Farmers
Strategy.)                Scheme in terms of Section 9 of     Other
                          Conservation of Agricultural         relevant
                          Resources Act. (Act 43 of 1983)      departm
                        Develop a provincial Energy           ents
                          conservation Program for
                          farmers.
                        Promote successful conservation
                          measure for sustainable
                          management of cultivated
                          commercial rain-fed land as
                          identified by LADA workshop
                          participants.
                        Attend to uncontrolled water run-    Northwes
Water for irrigation      off.                                 t
(Mainly irrigation).    Resolve the water quality.            DACERD
Refer to Annexure C     Improve irrigation scheduling.       DWA
extract from NRM        Arrange for drainage of water        Farmers
Implementation            logged areas and silination.
Strategy.               Develop and implement a Water
                          Conservation Plan (WCP) for the
                          province.
                        Attend to direct and indirect
                          causes for water conservation
Monitoring and          Develop effective and user          All role
Evaluation               friendly monitoring systems for     players
                         all three categories mentioned      and
                         above.                              DACERD
                        Civil Society Response
Establishment of       - There is a need to disseminate
Special Purpose          information to North West
Vehicle (North West      Citizens on the closure of
Agriculture
                         Directorate of Entrepreneurial
Development and

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Implementation             Development. It is only after
Institute                  people are informed that they
                           can take a well-informed
                           decision. This is in line with the
                           Batho Pele principle of
                           accountability and transparency.

                         - Further Information must to be
                           given on the proposed new
                           structure, especially on the
                           envisaged relationship between
                           government and the proposed
                           structure. It is also necessary to
                           provide information on how
                           political interference will be
                           diminished through the proposed
                           structure. There is a need for
                           information on how this structure
                           will further the objectives of
                           transforming the Public Service
                           as envisaged through the “Batho
                           Pele” Green Paper.

                         - Farmers need clarity on where
                           they get assistance now that the
                           DED is closed

Political Interference   - Political interference in pursuit of
                           corrupt objectives by politicians
                           needed to be rooted out

                         - Politician needs to play the
                            necessary oversight role assigned
                            to them

Corruption               - Corruption will be punishable and
                           stringent measures will be
                           enforced.

                         - Instances of corruption will be
                           reported to both the Department
                           and the provincial Anti-Corruption
                           Forum (PACF)


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                  - The Department of Agric needs to
                    investigate all cases reported to
                    it.

                  - After the investigation the
                    department needs to inform the
                    PACF of the outcome of the
                    investigation.

                  - The PACF needs to inform the
                    public about these outcomes in
                    public quarterly reports.

Business Plans    - There have been instances where
                    the Department assigned service
                    providers to farmers, with a brief
                    to assist the farmer with the
                    development of business plans.
                    These plans were later rejected
                    because of alleged incompetence
                    of the Service Provider.

                  Proposed

                   -   Overall responsibility for
                       business plans reside with the
                       department, esp. The
                       Agricultural Extension Officers.

                   -   The business plan template
                       must be available to all farmer
                       fora and individual farmers.

                   -   The Department must allow
                       and subside farmers to procure
                       own service providers.

                   -   Investigate establishment of an
                       agency or body that can fast-
                       track applications.

Monitoring Body   - There is a need to clarify what is
                    meant by monitoring body,
                    because it is the opinion that the
                    existing Performance Monitoring

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                  and Evaluation Unit should be
                  able to execute this function.

                - There is a need to look at cost-
                  savings when we establish new
                  structures, which would include
                  using the existing capacity
                  optimally.

Limit Funding   In the light of the limited funding
                available, and the number of
                potential beneficiaries, it is
                recommended that each applicant is
                supported with funding for one
                enterprise only. This funding can
                be scheduled to be disbursed in
                tranches over a number of years,
                but no farmer should receive
                funding for multiple enterprises. The
                extension officer and the farmer
                should work together to identify the
                flagship enterprise. Funding for
                other enterprises should be derived
                from this enterprise of from outside
                of government coffers.

                There is a need to develop a
                database of small-scale producers in
                the province.

                All allocated funding should be used
                with the period for which it is
                allocated. No dumping should
                occur.

                Payments to projects should be
                structured in such a way that it’s
                available when the project needs
                the funds.

                The Department needs to report to
                the public on funding allocations to
                ensure transparency


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                     Investigate the establishment of a
                     fund that can be used for direct or
                     collateral support.

                     Agricultural SMMEs should be
                     encouraged to apply to the SMME
                     fund that exits with the Department
                     of Economic development,
                     Conservation, Environment and
                     Tourism.

                     Develop incentives for established
                     agro-producers to assist start-ups.

                     Agricultural SMMEs should be
                     supported with a wage subsidy for
                     farm workers.

Selection Criteria    Agricultural NGOs should be
                       included as a beneficiary under
                       the agricultural support
                       programmes.
                      There is a need to be vigilant
                       about the number of members in
                       Coops. At the moment it appears
                       that the probability of instability
                       increases as the size of the Coop
                       increases.
                      There is a need to review and
                       resuscitate the Cooperative Model
                       that was used in the former
                       Bophuthatswana
Lack of                 - Reintroduce technical support
competencies               to agricultural producers for
                           specific enterprises
                        - Develop Business and
                           Technical training modules for
                           producers and farmers.
                        - Incorporate agriculture into
                           the school syllabus from
                           primary grades

Access to markets       -   Establish farmers market for
                            local producers (e.g.,
                            currently we have a system of
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                      pension pay-points, but the
                      produce they sell are from
                      outside the localities
                  -   Establish collective buying and
                      selling for producers.

                  -   Producers need to be trained
                      in the value of branding and
                      packaging their produce

                  -   -Farmers need to be
                      encouraged to build stalls
                      outside the farms
                  -   Information on agricultural
                      master plan.

                  -   Develop policies to protect
                      local markets

                  -   Develop and maintain proper
                      road infrastructure

                  -   Develop and maintain proper
                      communication infrastructure

                  -   Develop awareness campaign
                      about buying local

                  -   Resuscitate former marketing
                      boards

Lack of Support   -   There is a need to do an audit
Infrastructure        of existing facilities and
                      resuscitate where necessary.
                  -   Agricultural SMME’s need to
                      be supported with acquisition
                      of appropriate technology,
                      e.g. tractors, solar system,
                      bio-digesters
                  -   Need to develop
                      comprehensive support
                      programme for farmers
                  -   Government should procure
                      fences with special markings
                      to curb theft.
                  -   Promote formation of
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                        regions) to supply primary
                        Coops
Urban Agriculture   -   Establish a program of Urban
                        Agriculture (Commonage and
                        backyard production) which is
                        linked to local markets
                    -   Encourage municipalities to
                        employ Agricultural experts
                        within LED unit, including
                        retired farmers.

                    -   All urban agriculture should
                        meet the legal requirements
                        with regard to health,
                        environment and zoning

                    -   Do feasibility studies on
                        mobile abattoirs
Research            -   Incorporate indigenous
                        knowledge in agricultural
                        production
                    -   Popularise indigenous crops
                        and livestock
                    -   Use regional Coops as
                        information hubs
Beneficiation       -   Use competitive advantage of
                        North West province to
                        establish sunflower
                        manufacturing capacity. The
                        North West is responsible for
                        nearly 50% of the annual
                        national sunflower harvest.
Land Reform         -   Investigate ownership models
Challenges              for community development
                        projects
                    -   Study research report on
                        failures of Communal Property
                        Institutions in order to identify
                        solutions
                    -   Farmers on communal land
                        need to have written
                        confirmation (such as
                        Permission to occupy) from
                        various authorities
                        (government, trust,
                        Traditional leader, CPAs)
                        which they can use to
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                         leverage resources.
                     -   Government must review the
                         Proactive Land Acquisition
                         Strategy because rental
                         agreements often restrict
                         make farmers reluctant to
                         develop the land.
                     -   There is a need to speed up
                         the revision and passing of
                         the Communal Land Rights
                         Act.
Rural Development:   -   There is a need for proper
IDP                      consultation between
                         municipalities and farmers
                         around the IDP. This could
                         include specific consultation
                         sessions with farmers as a
                         special interest group.
Rural Development:   -   Develop Water management
Water                    plans and enforce regulations
                     -   Investigate feasibility of using
                         smaller dams (Lotlamoreng,
                         Disaneng etc.) for irrigation
                         purposes
                     -   Expand support to irrigation
                         farmers. In line with the one
                         farmer one enterprise
                         recommendation, there is a
                         need to wean Taung farmers
                         from government support
                     -   There is a need for community
                         workshops on water
                         conservation and rain-water
                         harvesting

Rural development:   -   There is a need for the
Electricity              provision of cheaper electricity
                         to farmers (solar, methane)
                     -   Give farmers the opportunity
                         to move to coupon (pre-paid
                         system)
Rural Development:   -   Road shows in rural areas
Communication and        need to be held outside the
road shows               major towns and cities of the
                         province.

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Natural resource   -   Community workshops on
management             practical strategies to prevent
                       erosion and to rehabilitate
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           OUTCOME FROM MINING MINI-INDABA



POLICY AND LEGISLATION
   ISSUES/                WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                  BY
 CHALLENGE                                                      WHOM
        S
Roles and        There is a need for the establishment of a   DEDT,
responsibilitie    business model which will sustain the       DMR
s not clearly      mining infrastructure for life.
defined            Engagement of stakeholders in the set
(Custodianshi      legislative mandate
p of             National DMR to employ intervention
legislation        mechanisms to assist provincial office
and policy       Definition of clear roles and
implementatio      responsibilities
n at provincial  Working group resolutions must be
level is not       implemented
visible )        Synergy within all key spheres of
                   government should be established
                 Proper consultation with key stakeholders
                   (e.g. govt, business, traditional leaders
                   should take place to clarify roles and
                   responsibilities
                 There should be alignment of the
                   community needs with the government
                   plans (IDPs) to ensure sustainability.
                 An Integrated approach by all 3 spheres
                   of government and mining industry should
                   develop a spatial development framework
                   that referee implementation
Information       Effective dissemination of information      DEDT,
shortages                                                      DMR
Policy           Training to emerging SMMEs                   DEDT,
implementatio  Supply of requisite resources                  DMR
n,               Matchmaking and new business ventures
                 Incentivize the mining sector
                 Financial resources, e.g. capital
                   expenditure
                 Assistance to illegal (to apply for mining
                   rights) or emerging miners
ISSUES/          WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                         BY
CHALLENGE                                                      WHOM
S
Health               Rehabilitation of mines should get            DED
hazards                 attention                                    T,

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                     Mining downscaling                             DMR
                  
Difficulties to      Beneficiation policy                          DED
enter or             Development fund                               T,
sustain value                                                        DMR
chain for
mining
                     HEALTH HAZZARD (HIV AND                    
                      AIDS)AND TB
ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ECONOMY COMMISSION
Lack of         The need to establish an “Authorities         DWA
holistic and     Forum” to address the issue of increased      Municipali
integrated       destruction of the natural eco-systems.       ties
planning        Reduce the reliance on fossils by exploring   DACERD
regarding        alternatives such as bio fuels and solar.     DMR
natural eco-    Re-use of water may address the problem
systems          of water pollution in mines.
                Find practical ways to use waste disposed
                 by mines. Examples are road construction
                 and curios.
                Create SMME green jobs by using recycled
                 mine material.
                Those involved in infrastructure need to
                 subscribe to the Green Building Council
                 South Africa to assist in reducing the high
                 consumption of natural resources when
                 building.
                Establish authorities forum to coordinate
                 actions
Lack Public     Introduce Incentive schemes and               DEDT
awareness        awareness campaigns for the public            PACERD
/attitudes/hab  Promote education                             Gov.
its/lack of     Launch public participation & outreach        departme
knowledge        programmes                                    nts
                Promote green procurement - procure           Mining
                 locally and identify eco labeled products.    houses
                                                               Public and
                                                               business
                  INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION
  ISSUE/               WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                   BY WHOM
CHALLENGE
Coordinated    Planning of social infrastructure should
planning and    receive attention;
implementatio  Possibility of looking at the establishment
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infrastructure      Development Plan (MIIDP).
needs at           There is a need for the establishment of
industry level      a tertiary medical school and/or nursing
is lacking.         school with the support of the mining
Also Warning        industry within Dr KK in consultation with
lights that         WITS University.
Mines have         The possibility of looking at the
built many          establishment          of     Geo-science
buildings           tourism/parks      –    package    tourism
which are           products – proximity to Vredefort Dome.
currently          Determine     institutional  rules   when
standing            developing or designing an idea/plan.
empty               Review all the MoUs signed between
                    mining and government.
                   Establishment of industry forums that
                    can partner with government
SMALL MEDIUM MICRO ENTERPRISE (SMME)
CHALLENGE         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                           BY WHO
Lack of skills     Identify interested SMME’s and develop        DEDT
to benefit          training and mentorship programmes.
from               Implementation of Transformation
opportunities       Agenda Harmonize the relationship
                    between DMR and DTI
Limited            Improve access to information &               DEDT
access to           offerings of individual institutions
training &         Develop an Information Management
lack of             System channeled into SEDA to spread it
information         to LED’s
                   Registration on the mines vendor list
                    Monitoring of registration & utilization of
                    SSMEs in the vendor list
                   Centralization of tender information
                    Establishment of the incubator centers
                    should be energized
Lack of            Promote access to funding for feasibility     DEDT to
Funding             studies, prospecting and EMP’s                initiate
                   Increase the funding support                  meeting
                    institution’s footprints in the province      between
                                                                  DMR and
                                                                  DTI
                 MINERAL DEVELOPMENT & BENEFICIATION
CHALLENGE                        SOLLUTIONS                         BY
    S                                                              WHOM

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Unlocking         Follow-up on the Beneficiation Study        Municipali
and                done by Mintek                              ty/Provin
optimizing        Identify deposits amenable to Small         ce/CGS/M
the full           Scale mining especially Industrial          QA
mineral            Minerals                                    Municipali
potential of      Community awareness of mineral               ty/Provin
the NW             potential                                     ce/CGS
Province          Assistance with packaging projects into
Medium To          bankable business plans
Small Scale
Enterprises


Exploiting        Unlocking the Coal/Uranium deposits in      Municipali
opportunities      the Springbok Flats                         ty/Provin
for large         Identify Bushveld Complex satellite         ce/CGS/M
Scale mining       deposits                                    QA
                  Strategic Minerals e.g., Rare Earth         Municipali
                   Elements (REE for high technology           ty/Provin
                   gadgets e.g., cell phones, computers etc)   ce/CGS
                   potential
                  Agro-geology Minerals
                  Geothermal Resources
Lack of           Institutional arrangements are required to   Municipali
Access to        release credible information on a regular     ty/Provin
Information      basis regarding:                              ce/CGS/D
                     Social labour plans                      MR
                     What minerals are available
                     Ownership verification and licensing
                     Funding for SMME’s/community
                        projects
                     Line of communication among
                        communities, municipality/provinces
                        and mines
                     Access to geological information
                     Create advice bureau for SMME’s,
                        providing information on mining
                        processes contact information


CHALLENGE                       TO BE DONE                       BY
                                                                WHOM
Unavailability   Review Infrastructure Capacity of the         Municipali
of adequate      Province                                      ty/Provin
infrastructure   Energy Availability:                          ce
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geological               more energy
knowledge                Industrial minerals require less
and skills for           energy
local              Water Availability
communities            Needs addressing
to support         Transport
these                  Roads: needs addressing
projects.              Rail: needs addressing
                       Air: needs addressing
                   Investigate Incentives to attract
                   beneficiation
                          Water rebates by Municipalities
                          Electricity rebates by
                            Municipalities needs addressing
                   Promote upstream, side-stream and
                   downstream industries/ Development
                   Corridors in the province
Marketing/          External/internal marketing of the         DMR/Mun
Lobbying             mineral potential in the                   icipality/P
                     municipality/provinces should take place   rovince
                    Opportunities in the Mining Charter
                     should be exploited
Civil Society        Establish a State mining beneficiation
View                 program

                   SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN MINING
Skills               Perform Skills analysis & audit           DEDT,
development          Prepare Skills Development plan
not aligned with     Review institutional curriculum to        THETA
industry needs        industry needs identified
                     Increase training opportunities for       SAQA
                      historically disadvantaged persons
                      especially blacks in senior management
                      skills
                     All Partners in Skills Development must
                      be consulted
                     Co-ordination and alignment of plan
                      between institutions
                     Align current skills programmes with
                      industry needs
                     Create Awareness
                     Geological skills
                     Monitoring & evaluation of skills
                      performances in DMR
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Lack of skills     Implementation of National Youth            DEDT
access for          Service Programme on Tourism
Women, Youth       Improve access to learning                  Office of
and People          opportunities                               the
living with        Implementation of the BEE Charter           Premier
disabilities       Disability – Mining Charter to set new
                    targets
                   Small scale miners training
                   The MQA should consider setting
                    targets in respect of the number of
                    female learners
 No presence of    Establish NW Office                         Skills Dev
THETA in the       Improve the distribution of Information     Working
North West                                                      Group

Absorption of      FET’s / Providers to get accreditation /    THETA,
the trained         and Programme approval                      DEDT &
members in         Assist the providers in getting             HEDT
formal jobs is      programme approval
lacking            Assist with work placements for
                    learners
 CHALLENGE                      TO BE DONE                      BY
                                                              WHOM
Occupational       Training    of   Health     and   Safety DMR/MQA
Health and          Representatives                          /DEDT
Safety training    Training on Mine Inspectors
shortcomings       Training of OHS professionals – refer to
                    skills issues in tripartite summit
                    agreement - learning Pathway
                   Research skills on health and safety
                    issues
                   Preparation     of     candidates     for
                    Government          Certificates       of
                    Competency
                   Develop a protocol for exemptions in
                    the interim
                   CLAS related training courses
                   Impact of Explosives Act on sub-sector
                    was critical as this could result in new
                    skills
                   Transformation of the Occupational
                    Health and Safety discipline was
                    required
Lack of            Create awareness about Social &
Community           Labour Plans
Training in        Promote knowledge about access to
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                      ownership     potential   of   minerals;
                      infrastructure; funding mechanisms for
                      small scale mining, development of
                      business plans; relevant institutions,
                      entrepreneurship
Strategy for         Suitable instruments and mechanisms            DMR/DED
sustainable           to declare informal miners competent           T
growth and           Accurate and reliable information data
meaningful            systems to be developed in partnership         DMR/MQA
transformation        with    the    MQA    (Innovation   and        /DEDT
and Mining            research)
Charter
HIV/AIDS Scare       Intensify Programmes                           All
in mining                                                            Sectors
Inadequate               Jewelry Manufacturing:
Artisan Training       A long term view is important taking
                        into consideration the time it was
                        taking to train an artisan.
                       Specialist training in the production
                        environment is needed. The Jewelry
                        environment is busy developing these
                        programmes.
                       Diamond Processing:
                       Diamond Processing does not have an
                        artisan programme but was considering
                        re-introducing     this    apprenticeship.
                        Funding support for producing artisans.
                       Operator      training    for    Diamond
                        Processing is also critical.
                       Artisan training is required not only for
                        new employees but also to upskill the
                        current employees.
                       Handling      and      supporting     new
                        technology must be addressed through
                        training
                       Collaboration between all role players
                        including the MQA is important
Enhancement of         Accreditation of providers / host
quality of              companies should be addressed
training               Quality of assessors and moderators
                        requires attention
                       Transformation through mentorship
                        and coaching
                       The fact that more learners were on
                        skills programmes than on learnerships
                        required rethinking.
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support for          grant to 40% -
core mining         Put more emphasis on technicians and
skills               trade workers
  CHALLENGE                     TO BE DONE                         BY
                                                                  WHOM
High                Specific attention should be given to
registration         the incentives payable in respect of
rates versus the     ABET.
high drop-out       Progression should be linked to
rates with ABET      personal development plans.
training
Level of           The fact that the entry level of
qualifications     qualifications was determined by SAQA
constraints        should be addressed to ensure that more
                   learners      could    gain      access   to
                   qualifications.    Career     pathing    was
                   important.
                          Civil Society Response
Policy               - Information on the mineral reserves
implementation          within the province should be
                        accessible by the public
                     - New entrants find it difficult to enter
                        into mining sector. There is a need
                        to establish a provincial team which
                        will oversee the implementation as
                        well as enforcement of the mining
                        charter and the BBBEE scorecard.
                        There should also be regional teams
                        (District Municipality), and each
                        regional team should have
                        representation on the provincial
                        team.
                     - The team should be vigilant of
                        fronting and should launch
                        community awareness campaigns
                        around the practice.
                     - Monitor instances of corruption
                        including public officials’ involvement
                        in the mining sector.
                     - There is a need to ensure more and
                        quality benefits to local communities.
                        Each mining venture should make
                        provision for at least 10% ownership
                        for the local communities.
                     - There is a need to ensure closer
                        cooperation between The
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                      Minerals and Energy, Provincial
                      departments, local municipalities,
                      Traditional leaders and local
                      communities. There is a need for
                      DME to account provincially.

                  -   Monitor and Enforce Social and
                      Labour Plans

                  -   Develop a deadlock-breaking
                      mechanism for decision-making
                      where there is conflict between
                      mining and other land uses.

                  -   Disseminate information on the
                      issuing of prospecting and mining
                      licenses in order for communities to
                      participate properly in decision-
                      making processes, especially where
                      there are different interests for
                      example, mining and farming.

                  -   Instead of approaching illegal miners
                      preference should be given to former
                      mineworkers, and assistance should
                      be given to them to establish SMMEs
                      which can access opportunities
                      within the mining sector. NUM and
                      Mining companies should be
                      capacitated to assist in this regards.
                      There is no clear agreement around
                      the approach to assist illegal miners.

Environment      There is a need to a hotline where illegal
and mining        and dangerous environmental practices in
                  the mining sector can be reported.
                 There is a need to rehabilitate mine
                  dumps and the feasibility of using fruit
                  tress such as olive and pomegranate
                  trees need to be established.
                 There is a need to monitor water pumped
                  from mine dumps.
Economic            - Link marketing opportunities from
opportunities          mining industry with local
from mining
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sector                 agriculture

                   -   Strengthen organisation like South
                       African Women in Mining and
                       Agriculture, and South African
                       Women Entrepreneurs

                   -   Develop rules for local procurement
                       for example funeral services from
                       local companies

                   -   Develop support programmes for
                       small-scale miners.

                   -   Assist FET Graduates to form
                       Cooperatives

Civil Society    Colleagues and higher education should
Views             include mining related in their
                  curriculum
                 There is a need for trained artisans in
                  the mining industry
Goals for        Short Term:
mining Sector            o Link small mining companies
                            with larger ones.
                         o Allocate mining licenses to
                            small companies and
                            capacitate it to utilize mining
                            license
                 Medium Term:
                         o Capacitate young people to
                            have necessary expertise in
                            mining (engineers,
                            metallurgists, geologists etc.)
                 Long term:
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      OUTCOMES FROM MANUFACTURING MINI-INDABA


        COMMISSION        ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
        ISSUE/              WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE             BY WHO
     CHALLENGE
-No incentive scheme       Investigate incentive schemes   DEDT & DTI
for foreigners who          for province to encourage
would like to invest in     investment.
the province.              Government should come up
                            with a proposal to have a one
                            stop shop where financing
                            matters can be handled;

Have been relying too  Investigate additional areas        DEDT & DTI
heavily on MIDZ         (e.g. Madibeng) for IDZ
alone to get off the    development
ground                 Unblocking the blockage within
                        MIDZ
Stringent funding      Funders need to exercise more       DFI’s
criteria limits         leniency in terms of funding
manufacturing           criteria:
capacity                        o Sureties
                                o Collaterals
                                o ITC
                                o Experience of
                                   entrepreneur
                                o Historical Adverse
                                   Credit Record
                       Funding should be provided to
                        viable business

Not enough           DEDT to develop a composite       - DEDT
institutional funding booklet (funding information
knowledge             guide) for government funding
                      requirements and access to
                      funding. Booklet should be made
                      available at all government
                      departments.
                     Develop a One Stop Shop
                    
Bankable Business    Funders must be part of the     DEDT/DFIs
Plan (affordability   business plan development         - DFIs
issues)               process
                     Mentorship should be provided
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ISSUE/CHALLENGE           WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHO
Reduce the economic     • Need incubation Centres              DEDT    and
leakage (PPP)           • Capacitating   entrepreneurship      Experts
                          (SMME support and financing)
                        • Technologies     from     private
                          sector should be mobilized
                        • Begin      small      companies
                          incubated in the University itself
                          – knowledge management is
                          there;
                        • Establish     needs,       where
                          manufacturing can be facilitated
                        • Government come up with
                          incentives and time frames;
                        • 4Solar    Energy    opportunities
                          must be explored.
Non existence of a      • Engagement with   NWU to             DEDT    and
(PPP) monitoring tool     obtain the tool                      Experts
                        • DEDT to have a meeting with
                          private sector to form an
                          Association
Promotion of Agro        Fast track and investigate the       DEDT
processing industries     Mafikeng Bio fuels project
have been on the         Need to market and develop
government agenda         them into bankable projects and
for years but no          get IDC involved
progress has been        Bring in expertise to assist with
made                      implementation as well as
                          planning for budgeting and time
                          frames
Lack of Skills           NWU to do training (training
                          manual)
                         Identification    of   training
                          possibilities to assemblers of
                          solar panels
  COMMISSION TRAINING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION,
                   RESEARCH & INNOVATION
       ISSUE/           WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE           BY WHO
    CHALLENGE
Lack of commitment   Look into the issue of          Chairperson-
by                    representation by all           W/G
key stakeholders      stakeholders in working groups  MERSETA
                     Objectives, roles and functions SEDA
                      of the working group should be
                      redefined
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Lack of identification    Identify top 10 procurement          Chairperson-
of products required       needs in the mining industry         W/G
by industries in the       (pilot project)                      MERSETA
North West Province       Expedite processes for the roll      SEDA
                           out of the science park (political
                           intervention) Strategic
                           positioning of innovation hubs
                           and science parks

Alignment of sector      Development of SETA clusters          Chairperson-
skills plans to           relevant to manufacturing within      W/G
provincial skills needs   the province                          MERSETA
                                                                SEDA
Lack of SMME              Identify & select existing and       Chairperson-
                           emerging SMME for development        W/G
Support
                          Identify issues of support           MERSETA
                                                                SEDA
The province is      Government needs to see how to
lacking of skilled    handle this situation to improve
entrepreneurs         the current status                        Chairperson-
                     Use internship programme to               W/G
                      absorb graduates into the system          MERSETA
                      with career pathing for the next 5        SEDA
                      year and package programmes
                      properly.
                     Begin a learnership programme
                      and task students with
                      meaningful projects and tasks
                     Government should be able to
                      see the output of the learnership
                      programme after completion.
            COMMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE
        ISSUES              NEEDS TO BE DONE                     BY WHO
                        RAIL TRANSPORT
Lack of funding       Commitment of Government                 Dept
                       should increase                          N & P Dept.
Inflexible Spoornet   Opens communication by both              Of Transport
                       Government and Spoornet                  & Spoornet
Slow rail delivery    Integration of passenger and             Spoornet
time                   cargo transportation to shorten
                       the turn-around time of delivery
                       of goods
High costs of             Alternative sources of               .DOE
electricity                energy;
Crime                 Increase SAPF visibility                 SAPF & DOJ
EIA (Environmental    Shorten approval of EIA                  DOEA

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Impact Assessment)          approval

Lack of                  Development of maintenance          Spoornet
maintenance               plans, proper budgeting

Underutulised            Geographical impact on              . Dept. Of
infrastructure            economies of scales;                Public
                         Economic developmental plans;       Enterprise &
                         Improved investment                 Spoornet
                          marketing/attraction to enhance
                          PPPs.

Lack of sector based     Improve innovation by               . Dept. Of
support                   Spoornet to Integrate passenger     Public
                          and goods rails                     Enterprise &
                                                              Spoornet
Pricing                  Review pricing strategy             DTI &
                                                              Investors
                                   ROADS
Lack of funding            Commitment of Government          DOT
                            should increase
No Integrated              Ensure applicable Integrated      2.DOT &
Transport Plan              Transport Plan and review         Municipalities
                            regularly
HIV/AIDS                   Social impact and                 3.Dept. of
                            implementation of Health          Health
                            Centres within truck-ins;
                            Increase awareness campaigns
Inferior construction      Enforce SANAS standards of        DOT, Public
of new roads                newly developed roads             Works &
                                                              Municipalities
Non observance of        Promote awareness of Green          DOA &
environmental             Belt areas;                         Municipalities
Objectives               Enforce laws and regulations;
                         Perform continued monitoring of
                          green areas
Lack of maintenance      Prioritise and budget for road      DOT, Public
                          maintenance                         Works &
                                                              Municipalities
Toll roads pricing       Review the rates of the toll fees   SANRAL

Traffic Law              Abuse of drivers, Normal            Public Safety
enforcement               working hours for truck drivers     and business
                          to be enforced; Normal resting      owners
                          hours, etc.
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                                   AIR
Air Space                Investigate liberalisation of air    .Civil
restrictions;             space;                               Aviation
                                                               Authority
Shortage of              Promote Construction of
Warehouses                appropriate warehouses
                COMMISSION BRANDING & MARKETING
         ISSUE             WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHO
No single messaging      Form a marketing and branding
platform for the          task team that will develop and
sector in NWP             implement      a      provincial
                          marketing     and      branding
                          strategy
Non identified           Perform investigation of all
competitive and           advantages and disadvantages
comparative               of the province and develop an
                                                               DEDT, DEDT
advantage                 appropriate branding strategy
                                                               agencies
                          with the following framework as
                                                               and
                          checklist:
                                                               organized
                          o Point of Departure
                                                               business
                               Price – Cost of Doing
                                                               (with
                              Business in NWP?
                                                               marketing
                                 Place – What sets the
                                                               and
                              NWP      apart    from     our
                                                               branding
                              competitors;
                                                               know-how)
                                 Product - What are the
                                  key sub-sectors within
No clear cut SWOT                 the manufacturing?; and
analysis with regards            Promotion    –    To    be
to sector and sub-            informed by above
sector strengths and      o   Situational Analysis
weaknesses                     Competitive             and
                                 comparative      advantage
Lack of provincial               of NWP – Which sub-
incentives as well as            sectors and in what
rigid and                        districts?
bureaucratic              o Market Segmentation &
business                      Target Markets:
environment.                   Type and profile of
                                  investors
                                  (Market/Resource/Efficie
                                  ncy) ;
                               Broad        vs.      target
                                  marketing           (What
                                  approach     should     be

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                           adopted?)
                    o   Branding & Positioning
                         Location advantage;
                         Resource           based
                          advantage;
                         Market            access
                          advantage; and
                         Production          cost
                          advantage

                    Civil Society View

Incentive schemes   -   There is a need for all
for new investors       spheres of government to
                        cooperate in establishing
                        Manufacturing industry.
                    -   Municipalities should work
                        with other role-players such
                        as North West Development
                        cooperation, Invest North
                        West and IDC to develop
                        incentive packages for
                        potential investors
                    -   Government to provide
                        preferential interests rate
                        for start-ups to encourage
                        investment and job creation
                        Provide incentives for
                        foreign investors to enter
                        int0o joint ventures with
                        local manufacturers.
Lack of funding     -   There is a need to relax the
                        qualifying criteria of
                        government funding
                        agencies.
                    -   National Funding agencies
                        must report to provinces.
                    -   The impact on the National
                        Credit Act on the ability of
                        applicants to secure funding
                        needs to be examined and
                        solutions need to be
                        developed.
                    -   Funding should be accessed
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                       -   A programme of commodity
                           and group funding should be
                           adopted.
                       -   Establish MOUs with
                           commercial banking sector
                           to support the growth of the
                           provincial manufacturing
                           sect0or.
Marketing/Branding     -   There is a need to establish
                           a database of manufacturers
                           in the province.

                       -   Develop a branding and
                           marketing strategy for
                           manufactured products
                           within the province

Skills needs           -   The sector skills plans need
                           to be aligned to provincial
                           skills needs.
                       -   There seems to be a lack of
                           political will and
                           commitment by key
                           stakeholders.
Innovation hubs      - Establish Innovation hubs with
                       skilled experts to offer training
                       (Institutes of Higher learning)
                     - Establish Enterprise
                       Development Centres
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     OUTCOMES FROM TOURISM MINI-INDABA



          COMMISSION - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
  ISSUE/ CHALLENGE         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE          BY WHOM
No integrated structured     Conduct regular research  NWPTB
audit of existing products     on matters affecting the
                               Tourism Industry
No integrated planning       Development and           NWPTB
for Product Development        implementation of
in the Province                Tourism Product
                               Development Strategy
No Product Development  Information on Product         NWPTB
Strategy                      Development to be made
                              available
Inadequate Provincial        Allocate adequate         NWPTB
Budget for Product            resources for product
Development                   development
No knowledge of what        Perform Regular consumer NWPTB
the consumer needs            needs feedback survey
Lack of integration and     Resuscitate tour operator  NWPTB
coordination in planning      network
for product packaging       Develop and implement a
                              product packaging plan
                            Create suitable products
                              for all seasons
No structure for            Institutional arrangements NWPTB/DSAC
coordinating events           to be put in place
                            Coordinate, facilitate and
                               promote events
Challenge of integrating  Identify and develop         NWPTB/DSAC
creative industries into       products in the creative
the tourism industry           industries
                            Develop and implement
                               the strategy
Inadequate budget to         Allocate adequate         NWPTB/DSAC
promote events in the          resources
Province
Awareness not                Launch awareness          DEDT
maximized to ensure            campaigns
responsible tourism
practices
COMMISSION – TOURISM SMME & COOPORATIVE DEVELOPMENT
  ISSUE/ CHALLENGE         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE          BY WHOM
Lack of startup funding     Funding and support        DEDT

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                                 institutions to increase
                                 their footprint and
                                 programmes in the
                                 Province for easy access
Stringent criteria for          Review criteria for
access                           funding
Restricted access to            Adequate research           DEDT
information                     Build capacity for
                                 knowledge management
                                Information and
                                 facilitation sessions (Road
                                 Shows)
                                Officials to be empowered
                                 to disseminate information
Access to Markets               Implementation of           EDT
                                 applicable policies and
                                 legislation to enhance
                                 participation of
                                 entrepreneurs (e.g.
                                 preferential procurement,
                                 Ten-a-Side programme)
Lack of integration in the      Participation of SMMEs in
mainstream economy as            National and International
well as rural economies          tourism trade shows
(Rural SMMEs)
Skills Mismatch (demand       Perform Skills Audit        TEP
vs. supply)                   Promote tourism             SEDA
                               enterprise partnerships     NWPTB
                                Toolkits
                                Business Skills           Municipalities
                                Mentorship
                                MDP
                                Basic Business Skills
                                Tender Advice and
                                  Training
                                Hotel Schools
                                Have budget: Must
                                  support organizations
                                  with Programs
Standards of Quality          Recruit funding for         TGCSA
Assurance in the               Grading                     TEP
industry not world-class      Launch Customer 1st         SEDA
                               Training Program
                              Link to existing quality
                               standards (SABS; HACCP;
                               QMS (ISO)


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GOVERNANCE COMMISSION: PROGRAMME OF ACTION

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES             WHAT NEEDS TO BE              BY WHO
                                    DONE

Lack of research on          Research at local level      EDT
tourism attraction in the     and coordinate through
local environment             Parks Board

Lack of integration          PGDS working group           EDT
between the spheres of        intervention
govt

No dedication and            Introduce learnerships       EDT
capacity to promote           and other programmes at
tourism in most               local level
municipalities
No understanding to          Education and public         EDT
unlock tourism potential      awareness

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES             WHAT NEEDS TO BE              BY WHO
                                    DONE
Lack of instruments to       Tourism strategy to be
collect and measure           reviewed
information
Policies and bylaws to be    Develop and align bylaws     DEDT
developed and promote         to focus on tourism
tourism(rural
development)
Monitoring of policy         Establish unit to monitor
implementation (e.g.          impact of tourism
BBBEE)
Inconsistent                 Composition of the
representation on             working group to be
working group                 strengthened
Lack of synergy in           Development agencies to
promoting                     take core responsibility
intergovernmental             for success of the
relations & other             business plans
partners
Tourism association not      Strengthen district          DEDT
visible at all and not        associations and organize
organized at provincial       into provincial structures
level

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COMMISSION – TOURISM SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES          WHAT NEEDS TO BE                 BY WHO
                            DONE
Rail:                        Improve the relationship       Department of
Currently have :-             between Rail Agencies          Transport;
  CPT – JHB                  (PRASA);                       Transnet,
  JHB – Rustenburg          Partnership with               PRASA
  Mafikeng – Botswana        Transnet, Spoornet;            DEDT;
    – Zimbabwe               Revisit the study              Local and
  Mafikeng – JHB             conducted on rail and the      District
  (Kimberley) Vryburg        Investment Climate by          Municipalities
    – Mafikeng Travelling     DEDT;                          Telkom
    time;                    Proper maintenance all         SAPS
                              rail facilities
Challenges
 Maintenance
 Bad scheduling
 Crime
Road:-                       Interconnectivity of all the   SANRAL
Currently have:-              SDI’s should improve           SAPS
  SDI Corridors (N12,       Maintenance and                Transport
   N14, N4, N18)              upgrading of provincial        (national and
  Provincial and local       and local roads (N14 &         provincial)
   roads                      N18 very bad condition)        Public works
Challenges                   Availing of budgets for        Municipalities
  Maintenance                maintenance                    local and district
  Crime                     Improve crime and safety
  Expensive Toll Roads       measures and police
  Supply Chain               Visibility;
   management                Reduce toll road fees
  Bad signage               Attract private sector
                              investors
                             Strict measures for SCM
                             Create proper and visible
                              signage

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES          WHAT NEEDS TO BE                 BY WHO
                            DONE
Water & sanitation :         Marketing of water sports      DWAF
Currently                    Duzi making money in           NWP&TB
  Vaal River,                Pietermaritzburg – Why         Mining Houses
  Molopo, Dams               can’t we make money as         Province,
                              well                           Municipalities
Challenges                   Development of proper          both local and


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  Low quality of             tourism infrastructure at     districts
   drinking water due to      all the dams
   lack of sufficient        Opportunities for the
   infrastructure             establishment of B&Bs
  Pollution of Water         along rivers and dams;
   from mines                Accommodation
                              establishments and
                              camping sites
Access to facilities:        Improvement of safety         MTN,
 Currently:-                  measures;                     Vodacom,
  ATM;                      Improvement of                Cell C
  Foreign exchange           accessibility;                Banking
  Broad Band                Providing of sufficient       Institutions
  Cellular phones            language training (other      Tele-
  Telkom lines               languages)                    Communications
  Internet connectivity     Establishment of Call         Call Centres
  Cyber                      Centres                       GCIS
   stalking/fraud/hackin
   g;
  Language barriers
   and reception;

Challenges;
  Cost;
  Safety and Crime
   (Scams/ stealing of
   copper cables
   especially in trains);
  Digital v/s analogue;
Energy :                     Strengthen partnerships       DoE
Challenges:                   with key stakeholders;        MR
  Carbon emissions;         Clear role identification     ESKOM
  Black outs                Foster and establish good     NERSA
  Alternative sources        communication links           Local and
  Load shedding             Proper alignment (all         District
  Long lead times to         local, national, provincial   Municipality
   build substations          and stakeholders)             Department of
  NERSA not                                                Energy
   functioning optimally
  Responsibility
   management lacking
   (DME, ESKOM,
   TELKOM)
  Lack of
   communication with
   relevant parties

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   (municipalities –
   local and district –
   provincial, national)
  Discrepancies
   between government
   departments (no
   strategic alignment)
  Lack of competition

ISSUES/                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE               BY WHO
CHALLENGES                 DONE
Promoting                   Improve and improve          NWP & TB,
Icons/Attractions is         road accessibility to link   Municipalities,
lacking                      icons                        Sport, Arts and
Currently :                 Improving investment by      Culture,
   Bishop Tutu              providing sufficient land    SARAH,
    (Klerksdorp),                                         DACRED,
   Enock Sontonga                                        DEDT, National
    (Nkosi Sikelela                                       Heritage
    Africa);                                              Council
   Sol Plaatjie,                                         DLA, Minister of
   Taung Skull,                                          Land affairs,
   Vredefort Dome,                                       Traditional
   Highveld National                                     Leaders,
    Park,                                                 Private Sector
Challenges:
   Lack of marketing of
    our icons and
    heritage sites
   Problems of land
    availability (who
    owns what land)
Funding and Investment      Increase maintenance         Invest North
Challenges:                  budget                       West
  Limited funding          To improve incentive         DEDT
  Choosy donors             schemes                      DTI
  Ad hoc planning for                                    SAMAF
   budgets (silo                                          Office of the
   mentality between                                      Premier
   departments and                                        IDC
   institutions)
  Lack of sufficient
   incentives

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ISSUES/                   WHAT NEEDS TO BE               BY WHO
CHALLENGES                DONE
No integrated marketing    Review process of the        NWP&TB
& promotion (domestic,      provincial identity/brand
national and               Regional positioning &
                            promotion
international)
                           Develop a uniformed
                            brand
                           Develop an integrated
                            marketing framework/
                            strategy7

                          Civil Society View

Marketing                    - There is a general lack
                               of awareness about
                               local tourism
                               products. There is a
                               need to package it
                               and to market it
                               amongst both local
                               and foreign tourists
                               though a variety of
                               mechanisms including
                               :

                             •   Pamphlets

                             • Booklets

                             • Internet

                             - Initiate reduced rates
                               for local tourists

                             - There is a need to
                               identify Key Products
                               and market it in a
                               coordinated fashion.
                             - Intensify the Sho’t
                                Left Campaign




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Lack of start-up funding   -   Government to make
                               funds available
                               through parks board
                           -   Government to avail
                               land to SMMEs

                           -   Preferential
                               procurement by
                               government to favour
                               PDI SMMEs

Institutional              - There is a need to
arrangements                 develop a database of
                             operators in order to
                             avoid congestion.
                             Develop a capacity
                             building programme
                             for local ands and
                             regional Tourisms
                             associations

                           - Establish a forum,
                             driven by the North
                             west parks board, and
                             which have
                             representation from
                             regional and local
                             Tourism Associations

                           - Strengthen LED units
                             in order to lend better
                             support to the local
                             tourisms economy.

                           - Involve Traditional
                             Leaders in the
                             Tourism sector




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Products                     - Develop the North
                               West heritage Route.

                             - Promote Performing
                               Arts as one of the
                               drivers of the local
                               Tourism Industry.

                             - Promote Mmabana
                               graduates as part of
                               the Performing Arts
                               Drive.

                             - Identify and
                               popularise local icons
                               and Historical sites to
                               enhance tourism
                               products.

                             - Develop clear
                               programmes in which
                               neighbouring
                               communities can
                               benefit from local
                               Game Reserves and
                               Parks.

                             - Promote hunting as
                               one of the drivers for
                               the provincial Tourism
                               industry.

Capacity Building            Train and develop tour
                             and birding guides for
                             the provincial tourism
                             industry.


Strict funding criteria   Relaxation of qualifying
                          criteria by Government
                          agencies that provide
                          funding to SMMEs



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           OUTCOMES FROM INFRASTRUCTURE MINI-INDABA




       COMMISSION NO 1: BULK SERVICES AND MUNICIPAL
                     INFRASTRUCTURE


   CHALLENGES                      SOLUTIONS                  BY WHO
                        Engage on a community
                        engagement processes to setup a
Uncontrolled use of
                        more informed water management         LM & WA
Water
                        system, Enforce payment of
                        services above free basic levels
                        Investigate and Introduce a
Management of
                        monitoring tool to respond to all
Infrastructure @                                              LM, PG, NG
                        patent challenges and
local sphere
                        implementation of solutions
Lack Integration in     Engage all potential stakeholder in     PG &
Planning                promoting integrated planning          District
Revenue collection of   Investigate and Introduce
                                                                 LM
service                 appropriate technology
Recovery for free
                                                                 LM
services
                        A proportion of budget/allocation
                        must go towards maintenance
                        strategies and be supported by
Funding for
                        legislation (aligned to                  LM
maintenance
                        strategies/maintenance plan),
                        Introduce asset inventory with
                        accountability
Inappropriate           Investigate and Introduce
                                                                LM &
Sanitation              appropriate technology
                                                               District
Technologies
                        Institutional Capacity Building.
Appointment of          Establishment of a structure with
Human Capital and       appropriate technical, financial       COGTA
Capacity-building       management and PM skills and
                        capabilities.
                        Establish delivery/development
                        mechanisms for Rural Areas (e.g.
                        collaboration structures between
Neglected Rural                                               DM & PG,
                        the Local Government
Areas                                                         DACERD
                        (District/Local) and Traditional
                        Structures towards for sustainable
                        livelihood)

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                     Investigate and Introduce PM&DS
                     and Occupation Special
Retention of Staff                                      COGTA
                     Dispensation (Special Skills) for
                     local government
                     Tap into Social and Labour Plans
                     for Infrastructure.
Funding to clear
                     Consider a tax incentive for      Treasury
backlog
                     investments in the NW, Improve
                     Stats Data
                     Establish delivery mechanisms for
                     Rural Areas (e.g. collaboration
Unforeseen migration structures between the Local      DM & PG,
patterns             Government (District/Local) and   DACERD
                     Traditional Structures/Leadership
                     for sustainable livelihood)
                     Institutional Capacity Building,
Lack of good PM
                     Establishment/Capacity of PMU at   COGTA
practices
                     local spheres
COMMISSION ON SOCIO – ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE               BY WHOM
Poor and                 Need to Improve planning
uncoordinated             process
planning                 More participation of role players
                          in the planning process.
                         NATMAP
                         Planning should be medium and
                          long term.
Poor of maintenance      Budget for infrastructure
of infrastructure         maintenance.
assets due to
financial constraints
Funding/ Backlogs       Need to look at Public Private
                         Partnership.
                        Borrowing to facilitate capital
                        Improve investor confidence.
SMMES/ CIDB             Reconfiguration of the grading
                         system
                        Develop SMME’s
                        Review the CIDB regulations
Inappropriate policies  Review policies
Legislation /           Review of legislation
bureaucracy (i.e.
mining willing to
provide slag but
legislation does not
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Institutional             Create provincial infrastructure
arrangement                implementing agent
Lack of technical         Facilitate the skilling within the
skills (Engineers          sector
Procurement               Deal with issues of corruption.
COMMISSION No 3:        TRANSPORTATION

ISSUE/CHALLENGE               WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                  BY WHOM
Existing rail               Fast track utilization of rail lines   DOT; DPWR
infrastructure is not       Reopen discussions with rail           & also look
optimally used.              operators                              into the
(Lines are operating        Plug in the PROVTMAP projects          role of
but a minimum level          into PGDS                              private
)                           Bring into together (studies);         sector
                             quantify and cost it;
                            Advocate for development of
                             national rail policy with incentive
                             for using rail (against punitive
                             for road use)’
                            Move forward – identify our own
                             needs; need a lead person
Airport not optimally       Launch investigation on the
utilized                     optimal utilization of all airports
                             and landing strips in the
                             province
                            Promote increased air traffic in
                             province
Need budget for the         Need to identify other methods         Mining
projects                     of funding;                            houses and
                            Identify driver under PGDS             businesses
                             umbrella – monitor and evaluate        to approach
                             progress;                              government
                            Call meeting to profile all            for PPP
                             projects;                              relationship
                            First need to do pre feasibility
                             studies or other similar studies
                             to invite/convince investors not
                             strictly based on cost-benefit
                             analysis but also based on other
                             criteria such as usefulness, cost-
                             effectiveness, etc;
                            Province need transportation
                             planning lekgotla/investors
                             conference invite all funders
                             (MIG; DBSA; Sanral; Natmap;
                             government);
                            Make this an annual event/bi-

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                        annual event
                       Money need to be secured either
                        by provincial government
                        borrowing or PPP (mines,
                        business and government);
                       Rapid transport system between
                        Rustenburg and Pretoria to be
                        investigated
Change orientation     Minimum implementation period        By all
to planning horizon     could be 20 years                    parties
                                                             involved
                        Civil Society Views
Coordination            - Government Departments
                           and other stakeholders
                           operate in silos and there is a
                           need to coordinated planning
                           between all the role-players.
Corruption              - The practise of giving tenders
                           to service providers need to
                           be stopped and efforts should
                           be made to recover funds
                           from those responsible for
                           these corrupt and wasteful
                           expenditure of public
                           resources
                        -
Implementation          - Government need to speed
                           up payments to services for
                           services rendered. Delayed
                           payments have especially
                           disastrous consequences for
                           SMMEs.
                        - There is a need for clear
                           monitoring systems with
                           regard to infrastructure and
                           maintenance plans should be
                           developed and implemented.
                        - Ensure that Infrastructure
                           projects are labour-intensive
                           and that skills are transferred
                           to employees
Railways                - Reopen rail services between
                           Mafikeng – Kimberley,
                           Mafikeng – Botswana and
                           Mafikeng – Johannesburg
Roads                   - Develop and implement a
                           maintenance plan for the

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                                   provincial roads that is the
                                   responsibility of the provincial
                                   department and
                                   municipalities
Airports                       -   Reapply for an operating
                                   license for the Mafikeng
                                   Airport.
                               -   Establish international routes
                                   for the Mafikeng Airport
Water                          -   Communicate the Water
                                   Master Plan as widely as
                                   possible within the Province
RDP Housing                    -   Monitor the erection of RDP
                                   Houses:
                                       o Quality
                                       o Local employment
                               -   Consult extensively with local
                                   communities around the
                                   naming, location of RDP
                                   housing sites.
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C.13           FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS

Although good progress was generally registered with the process of stakeholder
engagement as will be reported , the following challenges were nevertheless noted:

        The opportunity could not be found to engage in stakeholder engagements on
         some very important issues such as:
            o Rural development and poverty alleviation;
            o Health challenges and strategy proposals;
            o Promotion of Safety and Stability and prevention of crime, corruption
               and fraud;
            o Environmental Impact and Resource protection and reform

Members from all constituencies were invited to participate in the Indaba and
included members from Government, Organized Labour, Organized Business and
Civil Society.  The only exception was the Government Mini Indaba which was
attended by only officials from provincial level District and Local Municipalities

According to statistics kept a total of 1 365 members attended the various Mini
Indaba held during the past months. This represents a figure of approximately
71.5% of people invited to attend. Although all stakeholders were invited to these
Indaba and good attendance was noted, concerns were nevertheless expressed
regarding senior representations at these Indaba



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The average profile of the people that attended was that of middle management and
from the very grass roots level especially with the A re Ageng Indaba and regional
meetings.

It is important that the Main Indaba should continue to make a special effort to issue
an open invitation to all organizations to nominate one or two representatives to the
Indaba. In addition consideration should be given to issue special invitations to
senior managers and role players from organizations who could add value to the
discussion.




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