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COMMUNITY BASED PLANS FOR WARD 15, NEWCASTLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY




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                                                   Department of Co-
                                                 operative Governance
                                                 and Traditional Affairs

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                   COMMUNITY BASED PLAN FOR WARD 15-NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY
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                                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
CONTENTS                                                                                                            PAGE
SECTION A:
A1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................................................... 1
A1.1 BACKGROUND ............................................................................................................... 1
A1.2 COMMUNITY BASED PLAN PARADIGM ......................................................................... 1

A2. WARDS REPRESENTATIVITY............................................................................................. 4
A2.1 COMMUNITY BASED PLAN RELATIONSHIP TO THE ROLE
    OF WARD COMMITTEES .................................................................................................. 5
A2.2HOW DOES COMMUNITY BASED PLANNING RELATE TO IDP ........................................ 5

A3. POLICY BACKGROUND OF COMMUNITY BASED PLANNING ........................................... 6

SECTION B: ANALYSIS OF CURRENT REALITIES................................................................... 10
B1. LOCALITY
B2. DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
B3. SERVICES AND INFRATRUCTURE REALITIES
B4. EXISTING LAND USE AND LAND OWNERSHIP REALITIES
B5. ENVIRONMENTAL REALITIES
B6. HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT
B7. SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK EXTRACT

SECTION C: ANNALYSIS OF CURRENT REALITIES – SURVEY FINDINGS ................................ 22
C1. SURVEY RESEARCH ANALYSIS
C2. SAMPLING
C3. METHODS
C4. DERMOGRAPHIC PROFILE
C5. INFRASTRUCTURE REALITIES
C6. SERVICES REALITIES
C7. SOCIAL REALITIES
C8. OTHER EXISTING ACTIVITIES

SECTION D: SUMMARY OF KEY ISSUES ............................................................................... 36


SECTION E: SWOT ANALYSIS & DEVELOPMENTAL STRATEGIES .......................................... 38

AREA 1: BASIC SERVICE DELIVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
AREA 2: LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AREA 3: GOOD GOVERNANCE AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

SECTION F: PRIORITY ISSUES ............................................................................................... 46
F1. IDENTIFIED IN THE IDP REVIEW 09/10
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F2. SURVEY IDENTIFIED ISSUES

SECTION G: SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK ........................................................... 48


SECTION H: PROJECTS ........................................................................................................ 53

H1: PROJECT SCHEDULE ...................................................................................................... 53

H2: CBP PROPOSED PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION ............................................................. 54

SECTION I: CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS ......................................................... 62

ANNEXURES
    ANNEXURE ONE: LAND OWNERSHIP DATABASE .......................................................... 63
    ANNEXURE TWO: QUESTIONAIRE .................................................................................. 67
    ANNEXURE THREE: PARTICIPATION REPORT (MINUTES) .............................................. 78
    ANNEXURE FOUR: TRAINING MANUAL........................................................................ 102




LIST OF MAPS:

MAP1       : ZONING MAP
MAP2       : SURVEY MAP
MAP3       : EXISTING FACILITIES
MAP4       : PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT




EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
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PREAMBLE

Community Based Plan (CBP) for ward 15 of the Newcastle Municipality is a pilot project which
is funded by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs.

Community Based Planning is a response to the analysis of the institutional challenges in
trying to promote sustainable livelihoods; and also a realisation that where decentralization has
concentrated on local government itself and not on how local government serves its citizens,
that the impacts on citizens are very limited.

CBP aims to address: (1) empowering of the community to plan for itself; (2) helping the local
government to understand and address service needs; (3) helping local government to be
responsive to the community.

The objectives of Community Based Planning is: (1) to improve the quality of plans; (2) to
improve the quality of services; (3) to improve the community’s control over development;
(4) to increase community action and reduce dependency.

Community Based Planning is based on the following: (1) community planning; (2) empowering
of communities; (3) improved ward, local authority and other agency plans and services.

THE EXERCISE

The community base planning exercise was undertaken in two ways (research methodologies)
namely; primary research whereby interviews were conducted by the service provider with the
assistance of the Ward 15 Councillor, Councillor Mathews and the Ward committee members.
The primary research involved the random sampling of 5% of the population and secondary
research which involved the gathering of existing data from the municipal documents and
government studies. Both the findings were analysed and synthesized.

The ward is located within the Newcastle Local Municipality which falls under the Amajuba
District Municipality and has an estimated population of 12 784 people with an average
household size of 7 people per household. The female population is the dominant one at 54%
with most households being headed by females.

The ward is stricken by poverty as it is evident in the household and individual income levels
data which is attributed to the limited education level thus most of the people within the ward
are employed within the domestic sector and most households get their income from pension
and grant funds.

The ward is lacking in terms of services and infrastructure in particular road infrastructure with
the major problems is the status of access roads which are not in good condition thus limiting
easy access to households. There is limited access to basic services such as sanitation and waste
disposal. There is also a deficiency in terms of housing, health and policing services. The study
also revealed that there is a high HIV/ AIDS impact within the ward.
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Other activities that are taking place within the ward include; retail/ commercial, brick making,
coal mining (however the coal mine will be closed due to safety reasons).

The findings of the study and its developmental proposals were deemed necessary in order to
improve and enhance the status of the ward in the following way:

    -        Provision of housing and sanitation;
    -        Access roads upgrade;
    -        Extending water to the yards;
    -        Collection of waste;
    -        Provision of proper health care;
    -        Tenure upgrade;
    -        Creation of a grazing camp and
    -        Provision of street lighting




ISINGENISO

Uhlelo lomphakathi: lika ward 15 lomkhandlu wase Newcastle ngumbhidlango oxhaswe
ngumnyango Ukuphatha okubambisene nezobuholi bomdabu (Department Cooperative of
Governance & Traditional Affairs).

Ukuhlelwa komphakathi imizamo yokuhlaziya izinkinga ezibhekene nezikhungo ezizama
ukugqugquzela ukuphila ngendlela, nokubona ukuhlukana komnyango wohulumeni basekhaya
qobolawo hayi ukuthi ubasiza kanjani abahlali.
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Uhlelo lomphakathi luhlose ukubhekelela: (1) ukuthuthukisa umphakathi ukwazi ukuzihlelela
wona, (2) ukusiza umnyango wohulumeni basekhaya uqonde bese ubhekana nokuletha izidingo
zomphakathi), (3) ukulekelela uhulumeni wasekhaya ukwazi ukufeza izidingo zomphakathi.

Izinhloso zalezinhlelo zomphakathi u: (1) ukwenza ngcono izinga lezinhlelo, (2) ukwenza unyusa
izinga lalezidingowenza (3) ukuthuthukisa umphakathi ngokuthi uziphathele wona intuthuko
yabo.

Loluhlelo lomphakathi lusekelwe yilokhu okulandelayo: (1) ukuhlela komakathi (2) ukuthukisa
umphakathi (3) ukuthuthkisa amawardi, umkhandlu wendawo namapulani ezinye izihlangano
nemi nyango nezinsizakalo.

UHLELO

Uhlelo lwe CBP lwenziwe ngezindlela ezimbili (zokwenza ucwaningo) okuyi (primary research)
lapho ebekubuzwa khona imibuzo lokhu bekwenziwe abaqashelwe lomsebenzi besebenzisana
nekhansela eliku ward 15 (iKhansela uMatthews) namalunga ekomiti. Lesisigaba qokuqala
socwaningo i(Primary research) ifakaphakathi olunye uhlelo lokucwaninga olubizwa ngokuthi
i(random sampling) ngokuthatha u5% wezakhamizi kanye nesigaba sesibili socwaningo
i(secondary research). Yonake ifakaphakathi ukuqoqwa kolwazi neminingwane evele isikhona
ngaleli wardi, leminingwane iphinde isebenzise nemiqulu yomkhandlu nocwaningo leminyango
kahulameni eyahlakahlukene. Yomibili imiphumela yacutshungulwa yahlanganiswa.

Le Ward ingaphansi komkhandlu wase Newcastle ongaphansi komkhandlu waseMajuba, leli
wardi linabantu abalinganiselwa ka 12 783 besekuthi umuzi ngamunye unamalunga angu 7.
Abantu besifazane yibo abaningi kanti nemizi eminingi iholwa yibo.

Liphezulu izinga lobubha kuleli wardi , lokhu kudalwa ukuhola kancane.Lokhu kuhambisana
namazinga emfundo aphansi nokudala ukuthi abantu abaningi bangayitholi imisebenzi engcono
njengoba iningi lisebenza imisebenzi yokuhlanza amabhilidi kanti namakhaya amaningi aziphilisa
ngemali yempesheni nangemali eyisibonelelo sikahulumeni.

Leli wardi lentula izidingo zomphakathi nezinqalazizinda ikakhulukazi imigwaqo eholela emizini
yabantu. Nezidingo zomphakathi zincane kulendawo, njengezindlu zangasese azikho nezindawo
zokuhlala ezifanele. Kwentuleka izindlu, ezempilo nezokuphepha. Ucwaningo luphinde lwaveza
ukuthi lendawo inesibalo eisiphezulu sabantu abaphila negciwane lengculazi nesandulelela sayo.
Okunye okwezenzeka kuleli wardi ezohwebo, ukwakhiwa kwezitini, nokumbiwa kwamalahle.

Imiphumela yalolucwaningo nezindlela zentuthuko ehlongoziwe ibonakale idingeka kakhulu,
kukhona kuzothuthuka izinga laleli wardi:
    -      Nazi izidingo nezinhlelo ezihlongoziwe:
    -      Ukwakhiwa kwemizi nezindlu zangasese
    -      Ukuthuthukisa imgwaqo
    -      Ukufaka amanzi ezindlini
    -      Ukulandwa nokuqoqwa kukadoti
    -      Ukwakhiwa kwezinkambu
    -      Ukufaka ogesi basemgwaqeni
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-   Ukunikeza abantu amalungelo okuhlala endaweni ngokomthetho
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SECTION A:

A1.     INTRODUCTION

A 1.1   Background

The Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs has commissioned Udidi
Environmental Planning and Development consultants to formulate the Community Based Plan for
Ward 15 within the Newcastle Local Municipality.

The Newcastle Local Municipality (abutted Utrecht Local Municipality to the east, Dannhauser Local
Municipality to the south, Free State Province to the west and Mpumalanga Province to the north)
is part of the Amajuba District Municipality. Amajuba district incorporates three local municipalities
viz: Newcastle Municipality, Utrecht Municipality and Dannhauser Municipality. The District is
located in the north-west corner of KwaZulu-Natal.

Newcastle is the municipality largest municipality within Amajuba district (measuring 1855 km2)
with an estimated population of 327 637 (community survey 2007). It is also better of when
compared to the other two local municipalities within Amajuba municipality with regards to access
to basic services.

A 1.2   Community Based Plan Paradigm

(i) The CBP approach

CBP was developed as a response to two challenges:
• An analysis of the institutional challenges in trying to promote sustainable
  livelihoods; and
• A realisation that where decentralization has concentrated on local government
  itself and not on how local government serves its citizens, that the impacts on
  citizens are very limited.

The approach to planning developed in this guide is based on the sustainable livelihood principles.
In trying to implement a livelihoods approach the following have been identified as key to ensuring
that development addresses the needs of local communities, and particularly the disadvantaged.

(ii) Community level

• That people (and notably poor people) are active and involved in managing their
  own development (claiming their rights and exercising their responsibilities);
• The presence of a responsive, active and accessible network of local service
  providers (community based, private sector and/or government);




(iii) Local government level

• That services are facilitated, provided or promoted effectively and responsively, coordinated,
  and held accountable.
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CBP aims to address the first, in empowering the community to plan for itself, the second, in
helping the local government to understand and address service needs, and the third, in helping
local government to be responsive to the community.

(iv) The objectives of CBP

There are commonly four different types of reasons why participatory planning is advocated:
• To improve the quality of plans;
• To improve the quality of services;
• To improve the community’s control over development;
• To increase community action and reduce dependency.

CBP is based on a combination of these: community planning must be empowering for
communities, but must also lead to improved ward, local authority and other agency plans and
services.

Other attempts to promote participatory planning have typically been based on ad-hoc
participatory appraisal activities. This methodology has deliberately been designed to use common
participatory tools, but to package them into a methodology which should be able to be used by
any ward or local government that is committed to undertake empowering and participatory
planning, providing that they are trained first. It is also designed to link to the statutory planning
system, local government’s IDP, while using the statutory participatory mechanism, the ward and
ward committee.

(v) Principles of CBP

The key principles that this approach to CBP are based on include:
• The need to ensure that poor people are included in planning (and so the tools
  seek to make sure that poor people are identified and their livelihoods analysed);
• Systems need to be realistic and practical, the planning process must be
  implementable using available resources within the district/local government (and so must link in
   and integrate with existing processes, particularly local government planning);
• planning must be linked to a legitimate structure (the ward and ward committee);
• planning should not be a once off exercise, but should be part of longer process,
  with implementation, M&E, and annual reviews;
• The plan must be people focused and empowering (and so the plan is based around the
   livelihoods of different groups, and the community produces their own plan with support from
   ward and municipal facilitators);
• We must build on strengths and opportunities not problems (which makes us more
  likely to succeed and not to be paralysed by the problems);
• Plans must be holistic and cover all sectors;
• planning should promote mutual accountability between community and officials
  (and so upward and downward accountability is critical);
• There must be commitment by councillors and officials to both plan and
  implement, and there must be someone responsible to ensure it gets done (hence the
   commitments and preconditions the municipality needs to undertake).



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An innovation in this planning process is that it focuses on outcomes not problems and addresses
the broader socio-economic development issues affecting communities. This helps to ensure both
pragmatic and creative planning. It reduces the risk of generating the unrealistic “shopping lists” of
hard infrastructure projects resulting from unstructured and poorly facilitated participatory
processes, which usually cannot be fulfilled, which accentuates the dependency syndrome (as
development must happen by outside action). The planning process asks first “What can you as a
community do to address this” before asking what the municipality and other actors should do.
This aims to promote community action, and also more realistic plans.

CBP promotes empowerment, and so requires a commitment to at least interactive participation for
this to result in community action and empowerment. This is a heavy commitment, but one that
underlies the philosophy of South African democracy.

(vi) Participation as envisaged in the IDP

IDP Guide I suggests that:
• Public participation has to be institutionalised to ensure that all citizens have an
  equal right to participate, and to provide a clear organizational framework;
• Participation must be structured as the size of municipalities and wards means not
  all citizens can directly participate;
• The system must recognise a diversity of participation styles and cultures;
• Promotion of public participation must create the conditions for and encourage
  public participation.

Participation in the IDP is only one of several arenas of development interaction between
government and citizens, and that participatory interactions in local government should:
• Offer people choices between services;
• Promote citizen oriented ways of service delivery;
• Encourage partnerships between communities and municipalities in project
  implementation;
• Give residents the right to petition and complain.
   Participation in the IDP serves four major functions:
• Needs orientation (people-focus) – ensuring that people’s needs and problems
  are taken into account (while CBP stresses outcomes and solutions rather than
  problems);
• Appropriateness of solutions – using the knowledge and experience in the
  community to arrive at appropriate and sustainable interventions;
• Promoting community ownership, mobilising local residents’ initiatives and
  resources and partnerships in implementation;
• Empowerment, and increased transparency and accountability of local
  government towards local residents.

Ward committees are the organisational framework for participation, as well as stakeholder
associations, and these should be represented on the IDP Representative Forum and in relevant IDP
task teams.

As can be seen the principles of CBP address the points above and provide an organisational vehicle
for the encouragement of active participation and empowerment.

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A 2.      WARDS REPRESENTATIVITY

(i)       Ward Committee & Community Development Workers

 NAME                 IDENTITY                GENDER    AGE >35         CONTACT NO.     ORGANIZATION
                      NUMBER
                                               Ward Committee
 Mathews NS           591115 0648 08 0       F                    0736722274                ANC
 Dube FS              660509 0640 08 7       F                    0767890620                Religious
 Radebe NH            710821 0870 08 9       F                    0784649708                Women’s
 Hadebe GJ            561006 5522 08 9       M                    0836952478                School Governing Body
 Khumalo BJ           790831 0442 08 9       F                 Y 0836941693                 Organised labour
 Mangala SS           630403 5741 08 1       M                    0724138861                Business
 Mashinini AMM        670925 5651 08 5       M                    0727343489                Business
 Mdakane BS           771224 0873 08 6       F                 Y 0735769274                 Youth
 Phungula A           860824 0675 08 4       F                 Y 0735679274                 Sports and culture
 Sibiya PJ            760102 6966 08 3       M                 Y 0724634415                 Sports and culture
                                          Community Development Worker
 Mthembu TL                                  F                    0739558094

(ii)      Sector organisations:

 Name                                                  Contact Person                 Contact Number

 Echibini Livestock                                    Sifiso Mlambo                  074 224 6605
 Zikhethele Chicken Poultry Farming                    Bheki Obed Sishi               076 927 9789
 Atbak Newcastle Madadeni Br                           Bishop J.J Mahlangu            076 139 0900
 Khethokuhle Project                                   Nomaswazi Mavuso               072 277 8836
 Thandintlazeko                                        Thamsanqa Shongwe              083 371 2505
 Sinqobile                                             Nomvula Rhadebe                072 690 8320
 Masithuthuke Cavan Organisation                       J.J Mahlangu                   076 139 0900
 Asiye Phambili Makrestu                               Ephraim Mavuso                 072 571 6126
 Imvelo Poultry Co-operative                           S.T Shongwe                    073 094 9721

  (iii)    Elected Members

 Name                            Status                   Gender             Contact Number

 Sabeth Kunene                   Individual               Male               076 798 0620
 Ayanda Phungulu                 Individual               Female             073 743 3134
 Dadi Mkhonza                    Individual


A 2.1     CBP relationship to the role of ward committees

The role of the ward committee is to enhance participatory democracy in local government. Ward
committees are seen as an independent advisory body that must be impartial. The specific roles of
ward committees are to:
   -        Make recommendations on any matters affecting the ward to the ward councillor or
            through the ward councillor to the municipality;
   -        Hold Section 59 delegated duties;
   -        Serve as an official specialized participatory structure;
   -        Create formal unbiased communication channel as well as co-operative partnerships
            between the community and the council; and•

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       -       Serve as a mobilising agent for community action, in particular through the IDP process
               and the municipality’s budgetary process

A 2.2       How does the CBP relate to the IDP?

The IDP methodology is based on a strategic approach to development in the municipal area.
Therefore it is more than the sum of grassroots ward level issues, but must consider the drivers of
development in the area and serve as the platform for alignment between the spheres and sectors
of government, the private sector and civil society.

CBP establishes a participatory process for mobilising communities and planning around grassroots
issues and how they can relate to the broader municipal planning perspective. Linking CBP and IDP
creates the opportunity for further grounding the IDP in the local context and gives greater meaning
to the participatory requirements of the Municipal Systems Act.

There are two basic methods of linking the CBP and IDP processes. These are:
• By using the outputs of either process (i.e. the Ward plan and the IDP) to inform the planning
activities occurring in the other process;
• By ensuring that participants in the CBP process are represented in the relevant IDP events
through structures and processes currently provided for in the IDP methodology contained in the
IDP Guide Pack (in particular the IDP Representative Forum and the Project Task Teams).




A 3.       Policy Background of CBP

The importance of deepening democracy is recognized in the Freedom Charter, and in the RDP.

 THE FREEDOM CHARTER
 The people shall govern
 • Every man and woman shall have the right to vote for and to stand as a
   candidate for all bodies which make laws;
 • All people shall be entitled to take part in the administration of the country;
 • The rights of the people shall be the same regardless of race, colour or sex;
 • All bodies of a minority rule, advisory boards, councils and authorities shall be
   replaced by democratic organs of self-government.

In the Constitution section 152, the “Objects of local government” are to encourage the
involvement of communities and community organizations in the matters of local government.
In section 195 (e) it states that in terms of “Basic values and principles governing public
administration” that people’s needs must be responded to, and the public must be encouraged to
participate in policy-making. CBP provides a mechanism for doing this, and entrenching
participation in planning and management at ward level.

(i)         White Paper on Local Government


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Section 3.3 of the White Paper on Local Government states that:
“As participants in the policy process, Municipalities should develop mechanisms to ensure citizen
participation in policy initiation and formulation, and the monitoring and evaluation of decision-
making and implementation. The following approaches can assist to achieve this;
• Forums...to allow organised formations to initiate policies and/or influence policy formulation, as
well as participate in M&E;
• Participatory budgeting initiatives aimed at linking community priorities to capital investment
programmes”

(ii)    Municipal Systems Act, 2000

The Municipal Systems Act, 2000, has participation as a central concept of Integrated Development
Planning. Currently the IDP methodology provides for participation as part of the planning process
through specific mechanisms and events. It proposes the establishment of specific structures
through which to institutionalise participation, such as the Representative Forum, project task
teams and strategy events. It also makes explicit the requirement for ward-level consultation and
specifies the need for the public to be able to contribute to plans, as well as to be able to comment
on performance of the municipality.
In Section 16(1) of the Municipal Systems Act it states that:
“A municipality must develop a culture of municipal, governance that complements formal
representative government with a system of participatory governance and must for this purpose:
(a) Encourage and create conditions for the community to participate in the affairs of the
municipality, including in …the IDP…performance management
system…monitoring and review of performance…preparation of the budget…strategic decisions re
municipal services
(b) Contribute to building the capacity of the local community participate in the affairs of the
municipality and councilors and staff to foster community participation…”
Section 29(b) of the Systems Act states that:
“The process to be followed in developing an IDP – must through appropriate mechanisms,
processes and procedures…allow for:
(i) The local community to be consulted on its development needs and priorities
(ii) The local community to participate in the drafting of the IDP…”

The CBP methodology provides municipalities with the means to strengthen the participatory
aspects of their IDP, thereby assisting them to give greater effect to the requirements of the White
Paper and Systems Act. It goes much further than this requirement, to promote ward level plans
and to promote community action, thus promoting other aspects of government policy such as
Letsema and Vuk’uzenzele, mobilising communities and citizens to take the destiny of their lives
into their own hands, through volunteering. However this approach requires commitment from the
municipality to enable citizens to move from being merely passive consumers of services to active
citizens that are able to participate in meeting their development priorities. Other sections of this
Guide indicate the requirements for municipalities to be able to undertake this effectively.

There are other policies that the community based plans need to be informed and aligned to so that
the plan is credible below is the overview of these plans:

(iii)   Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Strategy (ISRDS), 2000



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The ISRDS aims to transform rural South Africa into an economically viable sector, which can make a
significant contribution to the GDP of South Africa. The Strategy attempts to coordinate existing
initiatives and programmes towards the end of achieving greater impacts over the short term. The
ISRDS envisions socially cohesive and stable communities with viable institutions and sustainable
economies with access to social amenities. Communities must be able to attract skilled people who
can contribute to the country’s growth and development.
This vision contains the following key elements:
 Rural Development
 Sustainability
 Integration

(iv)    Provincial Growth and Development Strategy

Government is mandated to restructure the process of service delivery and development in the
Province and this is achieved through the alignment of the actions of the three spheres of
government, the different government sectors, and the various strategic frameworks. The PGDS is
a tool whereby national spheres of government can direct and articulate their strategies, and where
local government is able to reflect its human, fiscal and financial support needed to achieve the
desired outcomes.

The PGDS facilitates proper coordination between the different spheres of government and it
ensures that provincial departments align their activities with those of local government. In
essence, it facilitates inter-governmental alignment and guides the activities of various agencies and
role players.

(v)      Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa (ASGI-SA)

ASGI-SA attempts to factor in the Second Economy in development initiatives, particularly the
youth, women and people with disabilities. ASGI-SA’s focus on a set of concrete economic proposals
that include a range of initiatives aimed at removing obstacles to economic growth has provided a
platform for reviewing strategies for critical interventions towards sustainable development, and
the empowerment of the poor and mainstreaming them into the economy.

The programme aims to create small enterprise jobs in the Second Economy with a focus on the
creation of 1 million jobs over a five year period

(vi)    National Spatial Development Perspective

The National Spatial Development Perspective (NSDP) guides government in implementing its
programmes in order to achieve the objectives of ASGISA of halving poverty and unemployment by
2014. The NSDP is built on four basic principles.

(vii)    The National Spatial Economic Development Strategy (PSEDS)

KwaZulu Natal has developed and adopted a comprehensive PSEDS. This must be seen as a logical
step since the adoption of the PGDS. The principles and imperatives of the NSDP form the basis of
any provincial development strategy to which it must be aligned. The implication of this is that
provincial development strategies must take cognizance of and clearly reflect national strategic


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developmental and spatial imperatives and priorities, whilst at the same time providing a
framework for the development of municipal spatial development strategies.

The PSEDS seeks to address a key weakness identified in the current PGDS, namely that it lacks a
spatial context. The PSEDS is premised on the recognition that all government development
programmes necessarily have to take place within a spatial context and therefore directs its fixed
infrastructure investments to areas of greatest economic development potential as well as areas of
greatest need based on poverty densities. The PSEDS reviewed the competitive and comparative
advantages of the province’s economy to identify the sectors which have the greatest potential to
drive growth and impact on poverty and unemployment.



(viii)     Development Facilitation Act

Community based plans form part of land development plan (LDP), thus the DFA objectives are
applicable.

Chapter 1 of the DFA sets out a number of principles which apply to all land development. The
following principles would apply to the formulation and content of a Spatial Development
Framework.
a.       Policies, administrative practice and laws should:

         (i)     provide for urban and rural land development;
         (ii)    facilitate the development of formal and informal, existing and new settlements;
         (iii)   discourage the illegal occupation of land, with due recognition of informal land
                 development processes;
         (iv)    promote speedy land development;
         (v)     promote efficient and integrated land development;

b.       Members of communities affected by land development should actively participate in the
         process of land development.
c.       The skills and capacities of disadvantaged persons involved in land development should
         be developed.
d.       Policy, administrative practice and laws should promote sustainable land development at
         the required scale;
e.       Each proposed land development area should be judged on its own merits and no
         particular use of land, such as residential, commercial, conservational, industrial,
         community facility, mining, agricultural or public use, should in advance or in general be
         regarded as being less important or desirable than any other use of land.
f.       Land development should result in security of tenure, provide for the widest possible
         range of tenure alternatives, including individual and communal tenure, and in cases
         where land development takes the form of upgrading an existing settlement, not deprive
         beneficial occupiers of homes or land or, where it is necessary for land or homes
         occupied by them to be utilized for other purposes, their interests in such land or homes
         should be reasonably accommodated in some other manner.



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g.    A competent authority at national, provincial and local government level should
      coordinate the interests of the various sectors involved in or affected by land
      development so as to minimize conflicting demands on scarce resources.
h.    Policy, administrative practice and laws relating to land development should stimulate
      the effective functioning of a land development market based on open competition
      between suppliers of goods and services.




SECTION B: ANALYSIS OF CURRENT REALITIES
B1.    Locality

Ward 15 is abutted by the following areas:

     Madadeni (identified in the Newcastle IDP as primary settlement within the Newcastle local
      municipality)
     Osizweni (identified in the Newcastle IDP as primary settlement within the Newcastle local
      municipality)
     Dannhauser Local Municipality
     Ngagane




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 LOCALITY MAP

 The location of the ward in relation to the abovementioned areas means that, any planning and
 development taking place in each the areas will have an impact on the neighbouring areas.
 Therefore it is of utmost importance to align planning and development activities in ward 15 to
 ensure orderly development.

 The area has a rural setting with minimal development being evident within the area, with no
 school, clinic etc however based on its location and setting there is great potential on developing
 the area.



B1.2          Demographic Profile (Data Source: Demarcation board - Municipal Profiles 2006)


 Ward 15 Population

 Ward 15 is estimated to be home to 12 784 people.


 Household Size

 Household size ranges from one to more than ten people per household. 308 households
 accommodate ten and more people.


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 Gender Distribution

 More than half the wards population are females (54% the wards total population are females) thus
 making them the dominant gender within the ward. Therefore planning initiatives which will take
 place within the ward need to be gender sensitive.




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               GENDER DISTRIBUTION




                                                  Female
         46%
                                  54%             Male




Age Distribution

The dependant age group population within the ward adds up to a total of 43% with the children
and youth group being 39% and the elderly equating for 4%. The potential labour group (ages
between 15 -64) dominates the wards population, therefore there is potential for economic
development within the ward.

            AGE DISTRIBUTION
               4%
                                          0-14
                            39%
                                          15-64

                                          65-85
   57%




Education Levels

Majority of the wards population have attended school and most of them reached high school level
however only 1091 people reached matric level. There is also a large number of people that did not
attend school at all.

                             EDUCATION LEVEL

  2500
  2000
  1500
                                                                    Series1
  1000
   500
     0
                                                         10/Grade
                               Complete
           schooling




                                primary




                                                            Std

                                                            12
              No




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B3      SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE REALITIES (Data Source: Demarcation board - Municipal Profiles
2006)

Energy Source

Majority of the households within the ward rely on electricity (44% of the households relying on this
source) as a source of energy for cooking and many others rely on coal (35%).

 ENERGY (COOKING)
                         0%
                                                 Electricity
                        1%
                                                 Solar
                                                 Gas
                35%
                                         44%     Paraffin
                                                 Wood
                                                 Coal
                                                 Animal dung
                  2%
                                    0%           Other
                       17%     1%



Coal is the main source of energy utilised for heating (with 46% of the households relying on this
source) followed by electricity (40%) with very few households relying on other sources, paraffin
being 6%.




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ENERGY (HEATING)
                                     2%
                                0%                                   Electricity
                         1%
                                                                     Gas
                                                                     Paraffin
                                                       40%           Solar
                                                                     Wood
                       46%                                           Coal
                                                                     Animal dung
                                                                     Solar
                                                      1%
                                                 6%                  Other
                               4%           0%




Electricity is the main source of energy for lighting within the ward, with very few households
relying on other source of energy for lighting.

                             ENERGY (LIGHTING)

  2500

  2000

  1500

  1000

   500

     0
         Electricity     Gas     Paraffin    Candles         Solar       Other




There are many households that have no access to piped water and majority of the households
extract their water from boreholes (31%), 16% get their water from a stand pipe that is more than
200m whilst 9% fetch their water from a stand pipe that is less than 200m away.




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     WATER SOURCE                          Borehole

               3%                          Regional Local
                                           Scheme
              3%                           No Access
        16%                31%             Piped Water <
                                           200m
                                           Piped w ater >
        9%
                                           200m
                                           Rain Water Tank
                          14%
             24%                           Other




Sanitation

There is a huge backlog in terms of sanitation services within the ward with the most dominant type
of sanitation system being pit latrine without ventilator, this system accounts for 71% of the
sanitation systems used in ward 15, 15% use chemical toilets and only 1% have access to flush
toilets. So there is a great to at least provide pit latrine with ventilators.



  SANITATION                   1%
                          1%
                    11%             11%
               4%                     1%
                                                   Flush toilet sewer
                                                   Flsh toil tank
                                                   Chemical toilet
                                                   Pit latrine W/vent
                                                   Pit lat WO/vent
                                                   Bucket latrine
                                                   None

                          71%



Refuse Removal
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Majority of the households within the ward use their own refuse systems (mainly holes are dug
within the yard and this is health hazard and also detrimental to the environment). There are also
numerous households that do not have access to garbage disposal systems.


                                                      REFUSE REMOVAL

      2000

      1500

      1000                                                                                          Series1

         500

             0
                    Removed             Removed          Communal Own refuse               No
                    once week           less often         dump     dump                Disposal




Telephone

Public telephone is the main telephonic system that is used by the wards inhabitants, however
there is also a strong reliant on cell phones.


                                                       TELEPHONE

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Health

Health: There are no health facilities within the ward however there is a clinic that is able to serve
the ward however it has been reported to be far and not up to standard.

B4.              EXISTING LAND USE AND LAND OWNERSHIP REALITIES

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Existing Land Use

The ward is dominated by residential use with commercial activities that include taverns, spaza
shops, phone booths, funeral services, petrol station and educational facilities. The dominant
vegetation type within the ward is sour sandveld.




EXISTING LAND USE




LAND COVER

Land Ownership

Ward 15 is characterised by different land ownership patterns which is distributed as follows:


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   Ownership           Coverage Area            %

 Private land          5295832.847      73.50

 Trust land            1897511.711      26.30

 Religious/ church     14672.757        0.20

(Refer to map 4)

Private land: - Includes properties that are under/ written under a certain individual. These areas
are distributed around ward 15 and they are the dominant land ownership or land tenure form
within the ward.

Trust land: - Includes properties that area held under a trust. These areas are distributed around
ward 15, this ownership/ tenure form is the second largest form of ownership within the ward.

Religious/ church owned land: This area is on the West of the study area and it only takes a small
portion of the wards ownership pattern.




LAND OWNERSHIP

B5.     ENVIRONMENTAL REALITIES

According to the C Plan and Minset Data the area is not recorded to have any environmental
significance; however a further environmental study is still required.

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C-PLAN (Source: KZN Wildlife)




MINSET (Source: KZN Wildlife)

B6.     HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT

JBC Development Plan

The JBC (Blauwbosch, Cavan and Johnstown) Development Plan project was initiated as early as
2001, and its main objective is to create a vibrant, formalized township which is economically active
and integrated with the surrounding formally planned areas of Madadeni and Osizweni. JBC, is the
third largest settlement in Newcastle East has 45 099 people (20.4%) of the population of
Newcastle East in 5 wards. A number of incremental programmes have been initiated and
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    successfully executed and today JBC has access to clean water and public roads through this
    initiative of Local Area Based Development Plans. Since project inception, projects worth more than
    45 million have been completed and approximately more than 2000 temporary job opportunities
    were created during these construction projects.

    JBC is also identified as Primary Node, in terms of Newcastle SDF a first order Service Delivery
    Centre to complement Newcastle CBD and attract investment and additional economic
    opportunities closer to the majority of Newcastle residents. Currently, the department in
    conjunction with other municipal departments continues with the implementation of incremental
    projects planned for JBC in terms of the Development Plan. Funds are currently being sourced from
    Neighbourhood Development Partnership Grant for the development of the JBC Node.

    Spatial development Framework Extract

    In terms of the Newcastle municipality spatial development plan the Cavan area (of Ward 15) is
    identified as a high order node alongside Johnstown and Blaaubosch (JBC).

    Special Development Areas

    For the focus of the organisational activities of the NLM as it strives to achieve its developmental
    goals, several specific areas (or geographic localities) have been identified as Special Development
    Areas: and the study area had been included in this as a high order node. Therefore this area is one
    of the areas where the Municipality would need to prioritise its spending and resources to enhance
    and promote integrated development outcomes.

             The Johnstown, Blaaubosch, Cavan area as a high order node;

    Current Trends and Key Spatial Issues
    SPATIAL EQUITY
                TRENDS                                EFFECTS                                SPATIAL ISSUES
     ► Uneven distribution of             ► Limited employment                  1. Provision, upgrading and
      employment opportunities exist.      opportunities result in high levels   maintenance of key distribution
                                          of commuter traffic, particularly     routes.
       ► Public facilities and services   east west movements
        are being scattered across                                               2. Promotion of economic activities in
        community areas rather that        ► If community facilities are         closer proximity to the unemployed.
        grouped together at access         scattered in different locations
        points.                            then the thresholds (number of        3. Clustering of social and community
                                          people needed) to promote local       facilities at more accessible points.
       ► Very limited economic            development activities and access
                                           to opportunities is decreased.        4. Promotion of private sector
        investment in Ward 15 - Cavan
                                                                                 investment in disadvantaged areas.
                                           ► High degrees of segregation
                                           between places of work and            5. Spatial focus of resources to
                                           home and uneven access to social      redress inequalities in services
                                           and economic activities within        standards and quality of life.
                                           community areas.
    SPATIAL EFFECIENCY
                  TRENDS                                EFFECTS                             SPATIAL ISSUES
      ► Current land use patterns do       ► The poor conditions of certain      1. Provision, upgrading and
      not support principle of             economic distributors is costing      maintenance of key distribution
      efficiency.                          the traveller in terms of time and    routes.
                                           money.
        ► The economic growth path                                               2. Infill planning is required to make

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                                      ► Effective transport service is    the delivery of services more cost
 ► Lack of structured spatial         hampered by road conditions         effective.
 economic strategy to guide           which impacts on accessibility of
 private investment.                  opportunities for the poor.         3. Stimulation of economic districts
                                                                          and nodes to promote sufficient
                                                                          market thresholds.

                                                                          4. Planning around bulk capacities to
                                                                          ensure more cost effective
                                                                          developments.

                                                                          5. Promotion of economic
                                                                          opportunities in close proximity to
                                                                          residential functions (where
                                                                          sustainable).
SPATIAL SUSTAINABILITY
              TRENDS                                EFFECTS                         SPATIAL ISSUES
  ► Insufficient maintenance of      ► The people have low per capita      1. Plan service standards in line
  existing Council physical          incomes, which often means that       with economic and
  infrastructure.                    full services are unaffordable and    environmental affordability.
                                     this leads to non-payment which is
 ► Human settlements is              financially unsustainable for the
                                                                           2. Conservation and
 contributing to air and water       City and the poor.
 pollution.
                                                                           maintenance of infrastructure
                                                                           and resources are better than
 ► Current poor land                 ► Poor land management impacts        replacement.
 management in human                 on community health and
 settlements, the clearing of        economic potential such as            5. Improved land management
 natural vegetation, conversion of   agriculture and peri urban tourism    measures to control potential
 agricultural land and inadequate    potential.                            conflicts are required.
 storm water provisions have high
 costs for remedial and mitigation
 actions, e.g. damage to roads and
 houses after heavy rains.



Tourism

Ward 15 has no tourism potential identified however its neighbouring areas has tourism potential
thus linking ward 15 with these areas is essential. Opportunities to take advantage of:
    -        Osizweni is identified as a tourism area thus linking ward 15 with this opportunity is
             essential.
    -        Osizweni handcraft centre
    -        Inkombandlela community development programme

Development Concept

Within the SDF there are development concepts, the aim of the Development Concept is to propose
a theoretical base upon which to base proposals for the spatial development of Newcastle. The
Development Concept will guide the future development of the Municipal Area through a set of
nodes, corridors and urban precincts. Cavan is said to aim at strengthening the identified corridors.

SOCIAL AMENITIES



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Planning supports integration therefore it is ideal to also bring together Social facilities, rather than
isolating them, in order to (a) make them more viable, (b) create strong focal points with which the
surrounding communities can identify and (c) creating a spatial structure in an orderly fashion. To
achieve this integration, the SDF proposes that a network of Service Delivery Centres (SDC) should
be created.




Proposed SDC Hierarchy

Four types of SDCs are proposed for Newcastle Municipality: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th order SDCs, as well
as Rural SDCs. An SDC that is applicable to ward 15 is highlighted below:

PROPOSED SERVICE DELIVERY CENTRES 2015


   SDC Type      Threshold               Access Intersection              SDC area
                 population
  st
 1 order         > 100 000               Collector & commuter rail line   - Proposed JBC CBD

The first order SDC within JBC area between Madadeni and Osizweni is identified/ proposed
because of the spatial distribution of settlements and population this SDC will also serve ward 15
based on its location.


SECTION C: ANALYSIS OF CURRENT REALITIES - SURVEY FINDINGS

C1.       SURVEY RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

        The interviews were conducted by Udidi with the assistance of the Ward 15 Councillor
         Mathews, Community Development Worker Thokozile Mthembu
          and the following Ward committee members:
        Betty Mdakane
        Ayanda Phungula
        Busisiwe Khumalo
        Sandile Mangal
        Abednigo Mashinini
        Nomvula Heavy-Girl Radebe
        Sabeth Dube

C2.       SAMPLING

A structured household interview survey was undertaken amongst a geographically stratified
sample {A Random Sampling (using voting districts) of 5% of a population of 12 784 = 91
households, thus 90 households was surveyed} in Ward 15. The sample frame used a ward 15 base
map. The findings of this survey will be statically representative results indicative of the issues
under consideration.

C3.       METHODS
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The primary research in this study was undertaken using both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Initial exploratory research was conducted through interviews with key informants in order to get
an idea of stakeholder interest and to obtain technical information concerning the ward 15
development.


Quantitative methods were used to capture social and economic data on 90 households. Using
open- and closed-end questions (refer to Annexure-two). The interviewers conducted face-face
interviews with the targeted households.

C4.      DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILE

Ward 15 is estimated to have a total population of 12 748. For the purpose of this exercise (Survey)
we took a sample of 5% with an estimated household size of 7 which equated to 90 households.
These 90 houses were surveyed (Refer to Map 7), and the findings are as captured below:

Household Head

It was established that females are dominant over males thus it is not surprising that majority of the
households within the ward are female headed households (45% area female and 43% are male).

 HOUSEHOLD STATUS OF
 RESPONDENT
                               Male Household
            3%                 Head
       5%
    4%                         Female
                               Household Head
                       43%
                               Spouse of
                               Household Head
                               Child of
                               Household Head
      45%                      Parent




Household Size

42% of the households within the ward accommodate 5-10 people and this shows a dire need for
social housing since many houses within the ward consist of only 4 rooms. Also here we see a need
for economic opportunities as many households are supported by pensioners. There is also a huge
number of households that accommodate more than ten people (some go up to 16 people per
household).


      HOUSEHOLD SIZE
         11%

                                    1-4

                         47%
                                    5-10

   42%
                                    10+



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Education Levels

Majority of the wards population have either not attended school or they left while they were still
in primary school. 87% of the population have some form of schooling, 42% entered high school and
15% made it to matric however only 1% of the population were able to go beyond matirc. Here we
see a great need to promote education for people to study beyond matric level and order to secure
professional employment.

      EDUCATION LEVEL
                         1%
                  1%
                                           None
            15%                 22%
                                           Primary
                                           STD 8
                                           STD 9
      13%
                                           STD 10
                                           Post Matric
                                           Other (ABET)

        13%                     35%



C5.         ECONOMIC REALITIES

Employment Status

38% of the population was found to be employed and more than half of the population is
unemployed most of them being pensioners. Therefore LED is required for the ward in order to
cease and take advantage of economic opportunities.

       EMPLOYMENT STATUS



                              38%

                                      Employed

 62%
                                      Unemployed




Income Source

Many households service on pension money (45% of the households only source their income from
old age pension), with only 13% of the households getting much of their income from the formal
sector (wages/ salary)




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                                                       Wages/ Salary (Formal
    SOURCE OF INCOME                                   Sector)

                                                       Remittance, Alimony, Gifts
                                                       from Non-Household
                                                       Members
                                                       Pension
             7%       4%         13%
                                                       Welfare Assistance
            1%
                                       8%
    15%                                                Compensation Payment


                                                       Childrens Maintenance
   3%                                                  Grant

    4%                                                 Rentals Payments


                                 45%                   Informal Sector


                                                       Other




Monthly Income

Majority of the households survive on a monthly income of R801 – R1500 and as noted before this
income is sourced from pension.

  INCOME EARNINGS
                      1%
       7% 0%                    8%              0-200

                                                201-500
 13%                             12%
                                                501-800
                                                801-1500
                                      4%
                                                1501-2500

                                                2501-3500

                                                3501-5000
                                                5001+
                 55%


Employment per Sector

Most of the wards employed people are involved with the domestic labour sector (i.e. they are
mainly cleaners), 22% are found within the construction sector.

 EMPLOYMENT PER SECTOR
                 3%                        Mining

            3%         14%                 Construction
       8%
                                           Wholesale &
                                           Retail
                                           Domestic Labour

                                22%        Transport

                                           Finance
 42%                                       Medical Services
                           8%


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Place of Employment

Most of the wards inhabitants work in Newcastle (67%) and 22% work in other areas which are
mainly outside the Amajuba district i.e. Johannesburg etc.

      PLACE OF WORK

       22%
                                New castle


                                Ladysmith
  11%
                                Other
                         67%



C5.      INFRASTRUCTURE REALITIES

ROAD NETWORKS

The ward is well connected and accessible by regional and provincial road, it is located in the vicinity
of the following road networks/ links:
    -        MR 483 which runs through the earmarked Madadeni, Blauuwbosch, Osizweni (MBO),
             which is identified by the District Municipality as a developmental corridor.
    -        BR1 extension from eTeku transactions runs through part of the ward linking with ZM
             226 and 228 the ZM (Steeldrift Road) off ZM 228 runs southerly bisecting the greater
             Ward 15 and links it with Dannhauser Service Hub Satellites and Sub-Satellites and
             further links with Umzinyathi and Uthukela District.
    -        ZM 228 on the east links the ward with eMadlangeni and Abaqulusi Municipality.
(Source: ward 15 ward committee:- swot analysis)

Main Road

38% of the wards population reported that the main roads are of poor quality however a
considerable 36% see finds it to be in good condition. It must be also mentioned that the comment
for the main road was highly influenced by the high accidents that take place within this road.

       MAIN ROAD CONDITION



                         36%
  38%
                                  Good

                                  Fair

                                  Poor
                26%



Access Road



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93% of the population reported that access roads (roads that give access to their households) are
relatively poor; this shows that there is a need to upgrade road networks within the ward.

      ACCESS ROAD CONDITION

         3%      3%
                    1%


                                  Non Existent
                                  Good
                                  Fair
                                  Poor
        93%


C6.       SERVICES REALITIES

Energy Source

The ward is very well serviced with electricity as a means of energy source. (Source: ward 15 ward
committee:- swot analysis)

More than half of the wards population uses electricity for heating their home (in the form of
heaters etc). 21% rely on coal (in the form of tin made fire places and coal stoves).

  ENERGY SOURCE FOR HEATING THE
  HOME

               3%
                         21%

                                        Wood
                                        Coal
                           11%
                                        Parafin
  65%
                                        Electricity




85% of the households rely on electricity for heating water, with only 15% relying on other sources.

        ENERGY SOURCE FOR
        HEATING WATER

              5% 5%

                      5%

                                 Wood
                                 Coal
                                 Parafin

       85%                       Electricity




Almost all the households within the ward utilize electricity to light up their homes as 99% of the
households rely on this source of energy.


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  ENERGY SOURCE FOR LIGHTING

             1%




                                Electricity

                                Candles

             99%



71% of the households rely on electricity as an energy source for cooking. However we find that
there is a level of backlog as 29% rely on coal and paraffin.

 ENERGY SOURCE FOR COOKING

                   10%


                         19%
                               Coal

                               Parafin

  71%                          Electricity




Waste Disposal

Waste removal is a big requirement within this ward as 95% of he households do not have waste
disposal areas and they dispose their garbage within their yards and burn it. This poses a threat to
the environment and also to the health of inhabitants therefore this service need to be attended to.

 WASTE DISPOSAL
             1%
        4%
                               Municipality
                               Collection

                               Hole in Yard


                               Other

             95%




Water Source

The ward is serviced with water however the water supply system is mainly of public/ communal
stand pipes, and the water quality is not conducive for intensive farming.

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Half of the wards households source their water from public taps (community stand pipes), and 23%
source their water from boreholes.

  WATER SOURCE
                          Piped Water to House
        2%   16%
                          Borehole

                          Piped-To the House

                   23%    Piped - Public Tap
                          (Free)
                          Other
  50%        9%



62% the population fetch water everyday mostly from community stand pipes however majority of
these people travel less than 200m to fetch water. But there is still a great need to supply water to
households so that inhabitants can source water within their yards.

  FETCH WATER EACH DAY




 38%

                                  Yes
                         62%
                                  No




Sanitation

This service is the on e that we found the greatest backlog. The entire wards households uses
unimproved pit latrine. This is major call for concern as this service has health and environmental
hazard. Therefore this issue needs to be addressed fast.




Telephone

There is a need to liaise with Telkom and supply telephones to the community as 83% of the
households uses cellphones as means of telephone systems and 17% do not have access to
telephone at all. In this day and age phones are prerequisite in events of emergencies.

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   TELEPHONE
                     17%




                            None

                            Cellphone

   83%


C7. SOCIAL REALITIES

Crime Levels

Many inhabitants have reported that there are high crime rates within the ward with 55% rating it
as very bad and extremely bad.

   CRIME LEVEL
                            Good
    13%        10%
                            Not Bad
                      19%
                            Bad

                            Very Bad

  42%                16%    Extremely Bad




Policing

With the high crime rates reported inhabitants also reported that there is a lack of policing the area
with policemen/ women not conducting their job as required to a satisfactory degree. The nearest
police station is approximately 10 km away. (Source: ward 15 ward committee:- swot analysis)

   POLICING

              4%            Excellent
                   14%
                            Good
  42%
                            Fair
                     18%
                            Poor

                            Very Poor
               22%




Aids Impact

Aids seems to be prevalent within the ward as many people (both young and old) reported that
AIDS has a huge impact in the community which means that there is a high number of people
affected by this pandemic.


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  AIDS IMPACT
                               No Impact
             3%
                  9%
                               Moderate Low Impact
                       9%
                               Moderate Impact

                        13%    High Impact

 66%                           Extremely High Impact




68% of the wards population reported that they know people who have died of aids within the
ward.

 KNOW SOMEONE WHO
 DIED OF AIDS

 32%

                                 Yes

                                 No
                         68%




Aids Awareness

There is a level of aids awareness within the ward with 60% reporting that they have come across
pamphlets advising on the pandemic, however there is also a huge number which has reported that
they have never come across anything teaching about aids.

       AIDS AWARNESS




 40%
                                 Yes

                         60%
                                 No




Health Facilities

There is a need for health centres within the ward as inhabitants reported that the health facilities
they are exposed to are not up to standard (incompetent staff and lack of equipment and
medication).

       HEALTH SERVICES
                4%             Excellent
                  9%           Good
  39%                          Fair
                       26%
                               Poor
                               Very Poor
            22%




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Also emphasising a need of health facilities within the ward is the distance that people are required
to travel to get to the nearest clinic, 38% reported that they have to travel anything from 30
minutes to 11/5 hours to get to the nearest clinic.

  NEAREST CLINIC


       13%         15%
                              10 - 15 min
                        8%
                              15 - 30 min
 26%                          30 - 1.5hrs
                              1.5hrs+
                              None
                   38%



Educational Facilities

The existing education quality was rated to be of good quality with 30% reporting that it is good and
9% reporting that it is of excellent quality.

  EDUCATION FACILITIES &
  QUALITY
                               Excellent
       10%        9%
                               Good
  20%
                       30%     Fair

                               Poor

       31%                     Very Poor




Most students within the ward travel 10-15 minutes to get to their nearest primary school. Thus
should any development be required for primary schools it would primarily be upgrading the
existing school.

   NEAREST PRMARY SCHOOL
             3%

 24%
                              10 - 15 min
                        45%   15 - 30 min
                              30 - 1.5hrs
                              1.5hrs+
   28%



Most students within the ward are required to travel between 10-30 minutes to get to their nearest
high school. However a large number (33%) travel between 30-11/2 hours and 22% have to travel a
much longer distance.




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       NEAREST HIGH SCHOOL


 22%                22%
                              10 - 15 min

                              15 - 30 min
                              30 - 1.5hrs
                       23%    1.5hrs+
 33%



Transport

The public transport system has been reported to be of good and excellent quality with 25% and
26% respectively. Most of the inhabitant that are not satisfied with the public transport reported
that the taxi’s that operate within the area only service the Newcastle town.

  PUBLIC TRANSPORT QUALITY
       15%
                       25%
                              Excellent
                              Good
 15%
                              Fair
                              Poor
                              Very Poor
    19%                26%



Housing

Majority (45%) of the households within the ward are constructed with concrete blocks and
cement, 35% are of bricks and cement, 12% are of the combination of mud and cement and only 8%
are mud houses.

 CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL


                 8%
                                 Mud
                        12%
 35%
                                 Mud/ Cement Mixture


                                 Concrete Blocks &
                                 Cement

                                 Bricks & Cement
                      45%




Majority of the households within the ward are roofed with corrugated iron, very few houses have
tiles as a roof covering and only 1% are thatched.




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         ROOF TYPE

        8%       1%
                            Thatch


                            Corrogated
                            Iron

                            Tiles
                 91%


The houses within the ward are mostly formal since they are of stable structure but they are not of
suburban class, only 14% is of suburban class (nicely built), with 18% being traditional.

    HOUSE TYPE


                  18%       Traditional



                            Suburban
                      14%   (Nicely built
                            house)
 68%                        Formal




IDP Awareness

Many people reported that they are not aware of the municipality’s IDP which coordinates
development projects within the area.

   IDP AWARNESS



                      33%

                            Yes


  67%                       No




Service Delivery




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Inhabitants also reported that they are not aware of development projects taking place within the
ward, therefore there need to be increased communication between the municipality, councillors,
ward committees and the community.

      SERVICE DELIVERY


                         31%


                               Yes

 69%                           No




C8.       OTHER EXISTING ACTIVITIES

Brick making

One of the economic activities that were identified within the ward is brick making. This activity
needs to be explored further and note its potential and possibilities of expanding it if it is viable to
do so.




Commercial Activities

Alongside spaza shops there is also a supermarket within the ward.




There are taverns that were also identified and a funeral parlor.

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Coal Mining

One of the major economic activities within Newcastle is coal mining and there is a mine that exists
within the ward. But this mine is said to be closed due to incidents of people dying.




SECTION D:      SUMMARY OF KEY ISSUES

     The ward has a high household size yet with very few rooms within one household, thus
      housing is a fundamental requirement (In Situ upgrade).

     42% of the households within the ward accommodate 5-10 people and this shows a dire
      need for social housing since many houses within the ward consist of only 4 rooms. Also
      here we see a need for economic opportunities as many households are supported by
      pensioners. There is also a huge number of households that accommodate more than ten
      people (some go up to 16 people per household).

     An LED plan is required for the area in order to identify key economic opportunities as the
      area accommodates a large number of potential labour force population yet there are very
      few employed people.

     There are very high illiteracy rate within the ward especially the elderly and most of the
      youth dropped out before matric. Thus there needs to be education promotion i.e.
      expanding or facilitating ABET within the ward.


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 Increase the communication between the municipality, ward committee, ward councillors
  and community.

 The roads giving access to sites are inappropriate and need to be upgraded.

 There need to be waste disposal facilities provided as none exists.

 There is also a huge backlog for water as people have to travel to fetch water; this service
  needs to be extended to the yards of the residents.

 None of the inhabitants has ownership over the properties they occupy they are all tenants,
  therefore there is need to upgrade tenure of these people.

 There is huge backlog with regards to sanitation, there need to be a provision of ventilated
  pit latrine systems.

 There are no private landline phones within the ward and inhabitants rely upon cellphones
  therefore there need to be a provision of landlines to households.

 There are high crime rates within the ward yet the policing system is said to be of poor
  standard therefore there need to be improvement with regards to policing.




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SECTION E:       SWOT ANALYSIS & DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

                                                                             SWOT ANALYSIS
STRENGTH                                           WEAKNESS                                             OPPORTUNITIES             THREATS
The ward has electric supply                       The access roads within the ward are of very poor    The ward is dominated     High impact of the AIDS/ HIV pandemic
                                                   quality                                              by the potential labour
                                                                                                        force age group
The ward is                                        There is a deficiency in terms of health services    The proposed              High crime levels
                                                                                                        shopping complex
                                                                                                        (Sithole Mall)
Well connected and accessible by regional and      Poor policing services                               There is high level of    There are high levels of illiteracy
provincial roads                                                                                        AIDS awareness
The ward has water supply                          High unemployment rates                              Expanding cattle          Limited economic opportunities
                                                                                                        farming
The ward has a satisfactory main road              Low households and individual income levels          Existing organizations/   Lack of community based initiatives
                                                                                                        bodies within the ward
                                                                                                        (Land owners
                                                                                                        association, ward
                                                                                                        committees)
Availability of educational facilities for both    Limited communication channels                                                 There are no title deeds as proof of
primary and secondary level                                                                                                       tenure
Existing levels of public transport                There are no formal grazing areas for cattle                                   The Provincial Departments are
                                                                                                                                  ineffective
                                                   Limited/ no private sector investment within the                               Lack of community facilities
                                                   ward
                                                   No full land ownership of residents
                                                   No well developed agricultural practices

The SWOT analysis was formulated with the assistance of the ward 15 ward committee


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                                                                DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
    KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 1: BASIC SERVICE DELIVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

    ISSUES                                          OBJECTIVES                                                       STRATEGIES
    WATER & SANITATION
    1. Water

* Provision of water to the ward 15 community.     * To ensure that all households within the ward are              * To provide water within each yard within the ward.
* Upgrading the existing infrastructure.             serviced in terms of the minimum levels agreed to at           * Regularly maintain and upgrade existing infrastructure to avoid
                                                     national, provincial, and district level. (RDP level of          deterioration.
                                                     services)
    2. Sanitation

*       The provision of adequate sanitation
        facilities.                                * To ensure that all households within the ward are              * Ensure relevant inclusion and prioritisation of sanitation projects into
                                                     serviced in terms of the minimum levels agreed to at             the Amajuba District’s Water Services Development Plan.
                                                     national, provincial, and district level.                      * Provision of adequate sanitation to the ward 15 community.
                                                   * To eradicate the non ventilated pit latrine system
    3. ROADS

* Maintenance and extension of existing                                                                             * Promote the upgrading of roads network based on the ward 15
  services network.                                * To avoid deterioration of existing main infrastructure           community needs.
* Upgrading and extension of access roads.           network.                                                       * Prepare a phased Roads Upgrade and Maintenance Plan.
                                                   * Improve accessibility to households and improve road           * Support and promote the Department of Transport’s labour-intensive
                                                     linkages between areas.                                          community based road maintenance program in ward 15.
                                                   * To construct internal access roads to improve                  * Solicit funding from sources such as MIG. District Municipality and
                                                     accessibility.                                                   Private Partnership for construction of new roads, better upkeep of
                                                   * To maintain the main road in the area for the purpose of         existing roads and upgrading of busy roads to surfaced standards.
                                                     attracting more investments.

    4. WASTE MANAGEMENT

    *    Provision of basic service in the ward.                                                                    * Identify spots to which the municipal waste disposal service needs to

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                                                             DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
 KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 1: BASIC SERVICE DELIVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

 ISSUES                                             OBJECTIVES                                                       STRATEGIES
                                                                                                                     be located.
                                                                                                                 *   Compile and implement a solid waste management strategy.
                                                   * To ensure that all households within the ward are           *   Initiate an anti-litter and litter awareness education campaign.
                                                     serviced in terms of the minimum levels agreed to at        *   Investigate the possibility of outsourcing the service.
                                                     national, provincial, and district level.                   *   Implement a zero tolerance anti-littering campaign.
                                                   * To ensure the provision of a healthy and clean              *   Implement a recycling campaign.
                                                     environment in public places.
                                                   * To promote waste recycling.
                                                   * To become the cleanest ward the municipality and the
                                                     region
                                                   * Job and entrepreneurial creation through waste
                                                     management.
                                                   * Development of policies and by laws with regards to
                                                     waste management
 5. Primary Health Care
                                                                                                                 * Identify site for clinic and application for funding
                                                                                                                 * Determine need for additional facilities and services through
* Inadequate level of health care facilities and
                                                                                                                   consultation.
  services.
                                                                                                                 * Formulate integrated programme for provision of health facilities,
                                                                                                                   including clinics, mobile clinics, HIV/AIDS support centres.
                                                   * To ensure that the ward have access to basic health care
                                                     facilities and services.

 6. HIV/AIDS EFFECTS
                                                                                                                 * Encourage volunteerism within the ward to provide home-based care
                                                                                                                   for people living with HIV/AIDS.
*    HIV/AIDS prevalence.
                                                                                                                 * Investigate the possibility of foster grants being extended to cover
                                                                                                                   grandparents.
                                                                                                                 * Establish an HIV/AIDS Forum with all       stakeholders.
                                                                                                                 * Encourage the use of free HIV/AIDS testing.

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                                                                DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
    KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 1: BASIC SERVICE DELIVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

    ISSUES                                              OBJECTIVES                                                   STRATEGIES
                                                       * To institute a comprehensive and integrated HIV/AIDS       * Provide counselling to affected individuals and their families.
                                                         treatment programme.                                       * In partnership with the private sector investigate possible sources of
                                                       * To ensure an increased community awareness on                finance for the provision of shelters and facilities for orphans.
                                                         HIV/AIDS.
                                                       * To provide appropriate facilities and programmes for the   * Regularly maintain existing facilities to avoid deterioration.
                                                         care of AIDS orphans.
    7. Sports and Recreation

    *   Improve/provide facilities

                                                                                                                     *    Enhance and expand security and policing in public places.
                                                                                                                     *    Prepare and implement a strategy and business plan on crime
    8. Safety and Security                             *    Upgrade and increase sports and recreation within the         prevention.
                                                            ward.                                                    *    Create effective and visible policing in all areas.
*       Crime control and improvement of security      *    To avoid deterioration of existing infrastructure.       *    Establishment of community policing forum
        measures.

                                                       *    To create a crime free environment.
                                                       *    To provide and ensure adequate law
                                                       *    enforcement and adequately safeguard
                                                       *    Council assets.                                          *    To create an ABET level education.
                                                                                                                     *    To upgrading of facilities is required.
                                                                                                                     *    Establish and / or facilitate adult education and skills training in
    9. Education Facilities                                                                                               consultation with the Department of Labour and FET Development
                                                                                                                          Programme.
    *   Low skills and educational levels within the
        ward.
                                                                                                                     *    Undertake a study for the acquisition of land for housing
                                                       *    All members of the community to have access to                development.

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                                                                DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
    KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 1: BASIC SERVICE DELIVERY AND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

    ISSUES                                         OBJECTIVES                                                  STRATEGIES
                                                      education facilities.                                    *   Fast track tenure upgrade for communities to obtain title deeds.
                                                  *   Ward 15 to have required skills in order to be
    10. Land Tenure/Ownership
                                                      competitive in the job market.
                                                                                                               *   Investigate the possibility of housing upgrading schemes to benefit
    *   Land tenure/security.
                                                                                                                   the tenants in ward 15 in consultation with land owners
    *   Land ownership within ward 15.
                                                                                                               *   Develop and implement a housing delivery strategy.
                                                  *   To promote land ownership as a means to social and       *   Optimise economic development spin-offs from housing projects.
                                                      economic development.
    11. Housing
                                                  *   To promote land ownership for housing development.
                                                                                                               *   Establish an open space system and ensure effective management
    *    Lack of adequate housing.
                                                                                                                   thereof, based on existing plans.
                                                  *   To actively pursue the provision of housing within the   *   Undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) to form the
                                                      context of overall community development.                    base of an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for the ward.
                                                                                                               *   Establish an effective alien invasive species control programme.
                                                                                                               *   Establish mechanisms for the monitoring and control of the use of
                                                                                                                   indigenous plants and mechanisms.
    12. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
                                                                                                               *   Ensure alignment between the EMP and sectoral plans
*       Appropriate system of land use management *   To place all Council’s developmental actions and
        required.                                     decisions on a sound environmental footing.
*       Need for comprehensive and integrated     *   To raise environmental awareness amongst the
        environmental management and control.         community.
*       Appropriate environmental management      *   To establish an integrated land use management
        measures required.                            system which will be more user- friendly,
                                                      environmentally sensitive and responsive to
*       Need for Conservation of Natural /            community needs.
        Indigenous Species.




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KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 2: LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ISSUES                                          OBJECTIVES                                                    STRATEGIES
1. Local Economic Development

1.1 Local economic development with            * Stimulate local economic development with emphasis        * Investigate feasibility of industrial and agri industries development
    emphasis on agriculture, manufacturing       on agriculture, manufacturing and SMME’s.                 * Identify flagship projects which can act as catalysts to local economic
    and SMME’s.                                * To maximize the employment generating capacity in           developments.
                                                 Council’s developmental actions.                          * Investigate the feasibility of employment creation through the following
                                               * To ensure that LED priorities are central to all Council    types of projects: alien plant eradication, market gardening and fresh
                                                 plans and implementation programs.                          produce markets, environmental conservation projects, medicinal
                                               * To facilitate access to land for agricultural development   herbs.
                                                 (Agri-Industries).
                                               * To promote manufacturing industry in line with
                                                 international funds (SMME’s / LED)
                                               * To align skills development programs with the economic
                                                 priorities of the areas.

2. AGRICULTURE                                 * To maximize local economic development with specific        * Establish and / or facilitate adult education and skills training in
2.1 Local economic development with              emphasis on agriculture.                                      consultation with the Department of Labour and FET Development
    emphasis on agriculture.                                                                                   Programme.
                                                                                                             * Preserve high quality agricultural land.
                                                                                                             * Avoid urban sprawl.
                                                                                                             * Encourage Agri-industries
                                                                                                             * In consultation with the Department of Agriculture, set up and
                                                                                                               implement small farmers support and advise programme.
                                                                                                             * Identify range of farming activities that can be pursued at subsistence
                                                                                                               level.
                                                                                                             * Develop a local grazing camp.


                                                                                                             * To create job opportunities through local economic development
3. Job Creation and Poverty Alleviation        * To reduce unemployment to a significant and                   strategies.

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KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 2: LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

ISSUES                                       OBJECTIVES                                                     STRATEGIES
3.1 High levels of unemployment.              measurable extent.                                           * In consultation with the DM, prepare a poverty alleviation plan,
3.2 Poverty alleviation and economic        * To reduce poverty to a significant and measurable              identifying focus areas and projects.
    imbalances.                               extent.                                                      * Compile a data base of poverty alleviation activities.


                                                                                                           * Establish partnerships (locally, nationally, or internationally).
4. SMME DEVELOPMENT                         * To create an environment that is attractive to investors,    * Investigate feasibility of a business incentive programme.
4.1 The need to support SMME’s.               and conducive to the development of small                    * Establish business support centres in appropriate locations.
                                              entrepreneurs.
                                            * To establish a partnership with the private business
                                              community with an intention to expand and enhance
                                              local investment and development opportunities.




KEY PERFORMANCE AREA 3: GOOD GOVERNANCE AND COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION




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ISSUES                                        OBJECTIVES                                                      STRATEGIES
                                                                                                          2
1. COMMUNICATIONS
1.1 Communications (internal and external)   * To formulate a comprehensive communication and                 * Formulate a communication plan, addressing both internal and
Participation of the wider community on        marketing plan.                                                  external communications.
development and related subjects.            * Ensure that the public is well informed and is aware of        * Formulate a marketing strategy.
                                               every development subject in the municipality.                 * Formulate internet and e-business strategy.
1.2 Equity promotion of Gender Equality.     * Ensure Gender Equality within the Municipality, to be in       * Encourage public participation through forums and committees.
                                               line with the national government’s policies.                  * Wide advertising of public meetings.
                                                                                                              * Address imbalances in government organizations and encourage
                                                                                                                private structures to do same.




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SECTION F:            PRIORITY ISSUES

F1.       IDENTIFIED IN THE IDP REVIEW 09/10

The issues that are identified within the IDP have been categorised from 1-5, with one having the
highest importance. Housing, Health care, safety and security, municipal organisational
development, environmental quality, arts and culture development, roads and stormwater rated as
the highest priorities.

PRIORITY PER SECTOR         PRIORITY             CURRENT STATUS
                            RATING
Public Transport            5           Buses to pass through CR1 road.                  1 Buses to pass
                                                                                         through CR1 road
                                                                                         2 None
                                                                                         3 None
Water and sanitation        2           To Provide more water pipes to the community.    1 VIP toilets
                                        To provide VIP toilets for the community.        2 WATER TAPS
                                                                                         3 none
Housing and land            1           To provide RDP houses for the community.         1 RDP houses
                                        To have access in terms of land (from land       2 Access of land
                                        owners) – to use it for doing projects.          from owners
                                                                                         3 none
Refuse removal and          3           Municipality must come to collect waste.         1 Control of land
waste management                                                                            pollution
                                                                                         2 None
                                                                                         3 None
Local economic              2           To provide LED projects to the community e.g.    1 LED projects e.g. garden
development                             garden projects. To provide shopping complex     projects
                                        to create jobs for the community.                2 Shopping complex for
                                                                                         job creation
                                                                                         3 None
Primary health care         1           Clinics to be provided, hospice and dropping     1 Clinic
(incl HIV/ AIDS)                        centre must be provided for aged, sick people    2 Hospice and dropping
                                        and orphanage. HIV/ AIDS support group and       centre
                                        awareness must be provided for the community     3 Awareness
                                        i.e. VCT: about dangerous diseases.
Education/ Skills           2           To increase number of school in ward 15. To      1 Library
development                             create library.                                  2 Increase more schools
                                                                                         3 None
Safety and security         1           To create police station around ward 15 to       1 Police station
                                        decrease high crime rate.                        2 Youth desk around
                                                                                         community
                                                                                         3 None
Sport and recreation        2           Community hall for the community meetings and    1 Community hall
                                        pension during pay-points.                       2 increase sports
                                                                                          Grounds (multi purpose)
                                                                                         3        youth centre
                                                                                         4
Art and culture             1           To provide indigenous game for youth to engage   1 Museum
                                        in cultures. To provide reeds ceremony for       2 indigenous
                                        Newcastle.                                       3 reeds ceremony

Environmental quality       1           To provide clean environment by improving        1 Clean environment
                                        living standards for the community.              2 none
                                                                                         3 none
Municipal                   1           To provide municipal organisation for            1 None
organisational                          development of the community.                    2 None

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development                                                                            3 None

Roads and stormwater       1          CR1 road must have speed humps, muddy roads      1 muddy roads
                                      must be grated, road signage needed, CR1 road    must gravel and
                                      must be extended and have sides pavement.        be grated
                                                                                       2 CR1 road must be
                                                                                       extended
                                                                                       3 none
Electricity and lighting   3          To provide community with electricity (those     1 Free basic electricity
                                      who were left behind during installation of      2 High mass lights
                                      electricity). Eskom must provide strong          3 Strong electricity
                                      electricity for the community. To provide high
                                      mass lights for the community to decrease high
                                      crime rate.



F2. SURVEY IDENTIFIED ISSUES

Priority Projects

The following priority projects were identified by the community members during the door to
door survey:

 POJECT                           RATING
 Clinic                           1
 Housing                          2
 Toilets                          2
 Access Road Upgrade              3
 Water                            4
 School                           5
 Waste Removal                    6
 Street Lights                    6
 Electricity                      6
 Recreational Facilities          6
 Transport                        7
 Telephone                        7

Ward Committee Identified Projects

     -          Agro – business/ processing
     -          SMME and Entrepreneurship Development

Project Task Team Identified Projects

   -       Grazing Camp
   -       Administration Centre
   -       Street Lights
   -       Speed Humps
SECTION G:     SPATIAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK




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PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Fauna and Flora
    (i)   No vegetation may be cleared without prior permission from the ECO.
    (ii) Care must be taken to avoid the introduction of alien plant species to the site and
          surrounding areas. (Particular attention must be paid to imported material).
    (iii) Disturbance to birds, animals and reptiles and their habitats should be minimised
          wherever possible.
Minimum cutting platforms must be undertaken and overseen by the ECO to ensure minimum
amount of disturbance on the receiving environment.

Wetland
    (i)     A wetland buffer zone of 20m around the wetland must be cordoned off with chevron
            tape prior to any development, in order to minimise the impact associated with the
            development on the hydrological functioning of the wetland, with proviso that a
            sanitation system is used that does not cause contamination of the ground water.
     (ii)   Any interference with the wetland functioning, including construction of structures
            across the wetland, must be carefully monitored and be in accordance with the
            specifications of the DWAF. This includes deviations form the specified route, which will
            impact negatively on local biodiversity including sedimentation of the wetland stream.

All wetlands and buffers must be included in the conservation area with no encroachment of
infrastructure or individual Erven into the buffer, unless otherwise authorised by the DAEA.

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Sensitive Areas
      (i)   All sensitive areas must not be used for both public and private space.
No slums should be located in these areas.

Wetland Rehabilitation Plan and Conservation Management Plan
A comprehensive Wetland Rehabilitation Plan and Conservation Management Plan must be
compiled and implemented for the ward. The Conservation Management Plan should include an
alien plant control programme, a burning programme (where appropriate) and a monitoring
programme, and is to be submitted to the DAEA, EKZNW and DWAF for review and approval.
(Refer to map 1)

Arterial Route

This route serves as a link for ward 15 and other surrounding areas (e.g. it gives access to the
Newcastle town). This route can be used as an economic opportunity as it is a major route within
the ward thus retail and other economic activities can be located along this route. (Refer to map 2)

Connector Route

These routes serves the purpose of linking people to the arterial route that serves ward 15 and they
will also serve a great purpose in future as in expanding linkage between ward 15 and other
surrounding areas. (Refer to map 2)

Local Access Route

Most of the local access routes are not tarred and they are also in a bad condition as they are not
maintained thus when it is raining they are inaccessible. Therefore there are local access routes
which were seen to be prime access routes and need to be tarred. (Refer to map 2)

Grazing Camp

Ward 15 is rural in nature and there are agricultural practices within the ward and the government
also promotes agricultural activities, thus grazing two grazing camps are proposed with the ward
and this is another way of promoting and managing agriculture

The department of agriculture gives an option between two types of grazing which are the
continuous grazing and rational grazing: For ward 15 rotational grazing is preferable
Rotational grazing

With rotational grazing there are a number of camps for each group of animals. The group of
animals is moved from one camp to another, thus allowing a period of absence from each pasture
area after it has been grazed.
Advantages ascribed to rotational grazing include:
     Uniform areas (soil, slope) are camped separately so that areas with different production
        potentials can be treated separately to maximise production.
     Efficient utilisation of the pasture is possible because varying periods of stay or different
        sized camps can be used to attain the required degree of utilisation, or leader and follower
        herds can be used.


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       Herbage of the desired quality (age of regrowth) can be offered to animals by adjusting the
        number of camps or the period of regrowth following utilisation.
       During periods of drought or slow growth of the pasture, herbage can be rationed to the
        animals.
        Excess growth can be used for hay, silage or set aside for foliage.
       It is easy to control the degree of defoliation to ensure that the pastures are maintained at
        high growth rates.
       The adverse effects that may result from applying nitrogen (high nitrate nitrogen in the
        herbage or spilling of fertilisers) can be reduced.
       With irrigated pastures the adverse effects of puddling and footrot can be reduced by
        irrigating once the animals are removed from a camp.
       There is regular "informal inspection" of animals as they are moved from one camp to
        another and "unhealthy" animals can be spotted easily.
       Lick troughs are usually moved with the animals and shortages are easily noticed.

The disadvantages of rotational grazing include:
     Increased fencing and watering costs.
     Increased managerial time required.
     Application of fertiliser, and establishment of the pasture could be a problem with small
        areas (well designed electric fencing can help to alleviate these problems).
     Access, to each camp, by animals and machinery could be a problem.
     Increased labour is required to move stock and lick troughs.
     Compared with continuous grazing, animals are disturbed relatively frequently.

Choosing the correct system
Besides the advantages and disadvantages of rotational and continuous grazing, there are certain
pasture species which are better suited to continuous grazing, while other species are better suited
to rotational grazing. In addition, whether continuously grazed or rotationally grazed, there are
certain pasture species which need to be defoliated short, at least once during the growing season
to maintain their basal cover and/or vigour.
Each farm situation is different. It is up to the entrepreneur to consider his own situation before
deciding on the grazing system to follow.
The following are some guidelines to facilitate the decision of which grazing system to follow.
     At light stocking rates (high performance per animal) continuous grazing may give better
        animal performance than will rotational grazing. However, with continuous grazing it must
        be remembered that there is inefficient utilisation of species like kikuyu, coast cross II, star
        grass, nile grass and perennial ryegrass and it is necessary to ensure that these species are
        defoliated short at least once during the growing season. This short defoliation is necessary
        to maintain the stand, reduce the effect of area selection and to remove ungrazed material
        that reduces the quality of the pasture on offer.
     With high stocking rates rotational grazing is necessary to allow for rationing of the
        available herbage.
     Temperate or cool season pastures, such as Italian ryegrass, tall fescue, perennial ryegrass,
        cocksfoot and oats, are usually limited in terms of area and/or irrigation and should be
        grazed rotationally to achieve optimum utilisation.
     Tufted tropical species, like weeping love grass and blue buffalo grass, are not adapted to
        heavy grazing and recover slowly after severe defoliation. Due to the low quality of these
        grasses at the base of the plant, attempts to achieve efficient pasture utilisation will result
        in poor animal performance and poor pasture persistence. If rotational grazing is used it
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        should be at light stocking rates. Forcing the animals to graze the pasture down to the base
        by using high stocking rates results in poor animal production. Thus if the pasture is grazed
        at light stocking rates there is little advantage of rotational grazing over continuous grazing.
        In most cases, continuous grazing at light stocking rates may prove to be the most
        economical. Although these species do not like short defoliation, occasional hay cuts may
        be necessary to remove old ungrazed material (short cutting should be avoided).
       The use of a leader and follower system to allow for good animal performance and good
        pasture utilisation requires the use of rotational grazing.
       Where the soil varies markedly over short distances rotational grazing should be used.
       In the case of irrigated pastures, which are high cost pastures, it is necessary to maximise
        pasture production and pasture utilisation. This indicates rotational grazing.
       Where the growth rate of the pasture varies markedly over the season it is advisable to use
        rotational grazing to allow for long rests during the slow growth periods and for short rests
        during fast growth periods.




Administration Centre

The old clinic site has been seen to be suitable for administration purposes. The area can serve one/
all three of the identified purposes which are:

   Agricultural administration: - The identified grazing sites will need to be managed and
    maintained thus it will require skilled staff to administrate the process in order to maintain
    and preserve the standard and endurance of the proposed grazing fields.

   Ward Committee offices:- The ward 15 ward committee and councilors can set up their
    offices within this site and they could utilize those offices to convene and hold ward meetings

   Municipal offices:- Set up a municipal branch office which will function to serve the ward 15
    community and other surrounding communities thus be able to inter act more with
    community

Street Lights

There is an existing street lighting system that is used within the area which is called Apollo.

How it is done: A bright light pole is inserted in one area and is able to cover a long distance thus
reducing the need to install lights close together as we see in urbanized areas.

This system need not be abolished but it needs to be expanded on as it provides the necessary
service yet saving money. Therefore there are areas within the ward that are already covered by
this service however there is a huge backlog and more Apollo lights area thus proposed.
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   Nodes

   Nodes are important as they provide opportunities for creating and maintaining higher economic
   thresholds which is beneficial to shops and commercial uses because of he higher levels of passing
   trade. Nodes provide opportunities for encouraging economic growth and increasing private
   investment. Within the ward there are types of nodes identified in three different areas.

   Mixed Use Node: - this node is primarily a commercial node as most of the activities within this
   node are for entertainment and commercial (shopping centre), however this node will also link
   itself to the proposed thusong centre (serve as a multi purpose centre)




   Tertiary Node:
   This node will involve communal service which will incorporate:
        Petrol Station
        Clinic
        Library

   Secondary Node:
   This node is located on the arterial route (Mndeni area). This area has potential for commercial
   expansion as it already support some informal trading therefore formalizing activities within this
   area is essential and it will have economical gains.

   Speed Humps
   There are areas that were identified within the study area that require humps in order to curb the
   high accidents rates within the ward. The identified areas are;
   The arterial road:
   By the Mndeni intersection
   By the Magadleni Tavern
   By the SJ garage
   By Blaauwbosch primary school


   SECTION H:     PROJECT SCHEDULE

   SCHEDULE 1: GENERAL PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED OR ARE IN PROGRESS

   SCHEDULE 2: GENERAL PROJECTS THAT THE NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY IS THE FUNDING AGENCY

   SCHEDULE 3: GENERAL PROJECTS THAT OTHER AGENCIES ARE THE FUNDING SOURCE

   SCHEDULE 4: CBP PROPOSED PROJECTS

                                     INTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS
                       PROJECT                                        RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT
Street Lights                                            Technical Services
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 Waste Disposal                                                  Community Services
 Roads Upgrade – Mnguni Road 1.44 Km                             Technical Services
 Roads Upgrade – Magadlela Road 2.5 km                           Technical Services
 Roads Upgrade – Nuna Road 2.2 km                                Technical Services
 Roads Upgrade – Msomi Road 2.4 km                               Technical Services
 Roads Upgrade – Langa Road 2.3 km                               Technical Services
 Roads Upgrade – Sikhakhane Road 1km                             Technical Services
 Roads Upgrade – Hlatshwayo Road 1.2 km                          Technical Services
 Toilets                                                         Technical Services
NB: the road names were as a result of the survey exercise and the names are surnames of nearby land
owner or significant person within that vicinity These name are to be part of the municipal street naming
projects and be adopted.




                                            EXTERNALLY FUNDED PROJECTS
              PROJECT                 INTERNAL FACILITATING DEPARTMENT             RESPONSIBLE DEPARTMENT
 Clinic                             Community Service                         Department of Health
 Grazing Camp)                      Local Economic Development                Department of Agriculture
 Speed Humps                        Technical Services                        Department of Transport
 Toilets (1821 VIPs)                Technical Services                        Amajuba DM
 Water Supply 1 548 Lots/           Technical Services                        Amajuba DM
 Households

    SECTION H2:         CBP PROPOSED PROJECTS IMPLEMENTATION

                                          PROJECT:        HOUSING – 1566 lots

  TYPE:                          Rural Housing Development
  LOCATION                       Ward 15
  OFFICIAL                       Newcastle Municipality
  KEY ISSUE                      The demand of housing within the ward is very high as the average household size is
                                 7 phh yet most of the houses are a maximum of four rooms.
  STRATEGY:                      To ensure that people have the right to housing and offered subsidies for
                                 improvement of living standards.
                                  PROJECT SPECIFICS
  OUTPUT                          Proper housing for the people
  KEY PERFORMANCE                 Inclusiveness of social compact
  INDICATORS                      Holistic Development
  TARGETS                         Employment potential
                                  Sustainability
  MAJOR ACTIVITIES                Land Identification
                                  Application for land development
                                  EIA
                                  Layout Planning and approval
                                  Construction
  RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES           Newcastle Municipality
                                 Department of Housing
                                 Developer
  FUNDING SOURCE (S)             Department of Housing                                       APPROVED
                                                                                             TBC

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PROPOSED BUDGET:            R87,696,000              ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                           year project.

                                PROJECT:          TOILET FACILITIES - 1 821 VIP'S

TYPE:                       Sanitation
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
                            Amajuba District Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   There is a huge backlog in terms of sanitation. Pit latrines are not sufficiently
                            ventilated and seepage occurs regularly causing pollution to underground water.
STRATEGY:                   Ensure that every household has access to a properly constructed VIP which would
                            not have environmental and health hazards
                             PROJECT SPECIFICS
OUTPUT                          Proper Sanitation facilities
KEY PERFORMANCE                 Socially, environmentally and geotechnically approved pit latrines.
INDICATORS
TARGETS                         Improve health and environment quality.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES             Geotechnical assessment
                             Construction of toilets
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
                            Amajuba District Municipality
FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Newcastle Local Municipality                                   APPROVED
                            Amajuba District Municipality                                  TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            R3,642m                                                        TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                    DURATION                                The project is a one
                                                                                           year project.

                                       PROJECT:          ACCESS ROADS– 1.44km

TYPE:                       Roads Upgrade – Mnguni Road
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                            houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.
STRATEGY:                   Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                            within communities.
                             PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                          Proper access roads for the people

KEY PERFORMANCE              Improved quality of life
INDICATORS                   Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                      Promotion of viable communities
                             Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES             Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
                            Department of Transport
                            Developer
FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Newcastle Local Municipality                                   APPROVED
                                                                                           TBC

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PROPOSED BUDGET:        R3.6m                    ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:             TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                       year project.

                                PROJECT:         ACCESS ROADS– 2.5 km

TYPE:                   Roads Upgrade – Magadlela Road

LOCATION                Ward 15
OFFICIAL                Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE               The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                        houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.

STRATEGY:               Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                        within communities.
                         PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                   Proper access roads for the people
KEY PERFORMANCE          Improved quality of life
INDICATORS               Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                  Promotion of viable communities
                         Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES         Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES    Newcastle Municipality
                        Department of Transport
                        Developer
FUNDING SOURCE (S)      Newcastle Local Municipality                                   APPROVED
                                                                                       TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:        R6,25m                   ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:             TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                       year project.

                                PROJECT:         ACCESS ROADS– 2.2 km

TYPE:                   Roads Upgrade – Nuna Road
LOCATION                Ward 15
OFFICIAL                Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE               The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                        houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.
STRATEGY:               Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                        within communities.
                         PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                   Proper access roads for the people
KEY PERFORMANCE          Improved quality of life
INDICATORS               Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                  Promotion of viable communities
                         Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES         Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES    Newcastle Municipality
                        Department of Transport
                        Developer


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FUNDING SOURCE (S)      Newcastle Local Municipality                                   APPROVED
                                                                                       TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:        R5.5m                    ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:             TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                       year project.

                                PROJECT:         ACCESS ROADS– 2.4 km

TYPE:                   Roads Upgrade – Msomi Road
LOCATION                Ward 15
OFFICIAL                Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE               The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                        houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.
STRATEGY:               Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                        within communities.
                         PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                   Proper access roads for the people
KEY PERFORMANCE          Improved quality of life
INDICATORS               Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                  Promotion of viable communities
                         Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES         Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES    Newcastle Municipality
                        Department of Transport
                        Developer
FUNDING SOURCE (S)      Department of Transport                                        APPROVED
                                                                                       TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:        R6m                      ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:             TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                       year project.


                                PROJECT:         ACCESS ROADS– 2.3 km

TYPE:                   Roads Upgrade – Langa Road
LOCATION                Ward 15
OFFICIAL                Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE               The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                        houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.
STRATEGY:               Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                        within communities.
                         PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                   Proper access roads for the people
KEY PERFORMANCE          Improved quality of life
INDICATORS               Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                  Promotion of viable communities
                         Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES         Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES    Newcastle Municipality
                        Department of Transport
                        Developer

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FUNDING SOURCE (S)      Department of Transport                                        APPROVED
                                                                                       TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:        R5.75m                   ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:             TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                       year project.

                              PROJECT:           ACCESS ROADS– 1.2 km

TYPE:                   Roads Upgrade – Hlatshwayo Road
LOCATION                Ward 15
OFFICIAL                Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE               The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                        houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.
STRATEGY:               Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                        within communities.
                         PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                   Proper access roads for the people
KEY PERFORMANCE          Improved quality of life
INDICATORS               Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                  Promotion of viable communities
                         Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES         Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES    Newcastle Municipality
                        Department of Transport
                        Developer
FUNDING SOURCE (S)      Department of Transport                                        APPROVED
                                                                                       TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:        R3m                      ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:             TBC                      DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                       year project.

                               PROJECT:           ACCESS ROADS– 1 km

TYPE:                   Roads Upgrade – Sikhakhane Road
LOCATION                Ward 15
OFFICIAL                Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE               The demand of access roads is high within the ward as they are in a poor state and
                        houses are inaccessible in rainy conditions.
STRATEGY:               Provide sufficient services to the communities to improve viability and quality of life
                        within communities.
                         PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                   Proper access roads for the people
KEY PERFORMANCE          Improved quality of life
INDICATORS               Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                  Promotion of viable communities
                         Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES         Road construction or upgrade
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES    Newcastle Municipality
                        Department of Transport
                        Developer

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FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Department of Transport                                      APPROVED
                                                                                         TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            R2.5m                    ANNUAL BUDGET                       TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                      DURATION                            The project is a one
                                                                                         year project.

                                           PROJECT:               CLINIC

TYPE:                       Medium Size Local Clinic
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   There is lack of sufficient health care facilities within the ward.
STRATEGY:                   To ensure that people have the easy access to their households for improvement of
                            living standards.
                              PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                       Proper clinic to offer appropriate health services
KEY PERFORMANCE              Improved quality of life
INDICATORS                   Accessibility of community social services
TARGETS                      Employment potential
                             Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES             Land Identification
                             Application for land development
                             EIA
                             Layout Planning and approval
                             Construction
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
                            Department of Health
                            Developer
FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Department of Health                                         APPROVED
                                                                                         TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            R5,000,000               ANNUAL BUDGET                       TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                      DURATION                            The project is a one
                                                                                         year project.

                           PROJECT:          WATER SUPPLY 1 548 lots/ households

TYPE:                       Piped Water within the yards
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   The need of water within the yards
STRATEGY:                   To ensure that people have access to clean water within their yards.
                             PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                         Access piped water within the yard
KEY PERFORMANCE                Clean (pipe) water in every yard
INDICATORS
TARGETS                        Improved quality of life
                               Accessibility of social service
MAJOR ACTIVITIES               Construction



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RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
                            Amajuba District Municipality
                            Developer
FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Amajuba District Municipality                                 APPROVED
                                                                                          TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            R270,900.00             ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC

START DATE:                 TBC                     DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                          year project.

                                      PROJECT:          WASTE DISPOSAL

TYPE:                       Waste Disposal Programme
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   Waste disposal facilities are non existence
STRATEGY:                   To provide waste bags and the municipality the municipality collect once a week in
                            order to promote sustainability and a clean and healthy environment
                             PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                           Access to waste disposal facilities
KEY PERFORMANCE                  Improved environmental and social quality
INDICATORS                       Accessibility of social service
TARGETS                          Employment potential
                                 Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES            

RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Newcastle Local Municipality                                  APPROVED
                                                                                          TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            TBC                     ANNUAL BUDGET                         TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                     DURATION                              The project is a one
                                                                                          year project.

                                        PROJECT:           SPEED HUMPS

TYPE:                       Premix 6m wide speed humps
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   Need to reduce the level of accidents within the ward.
STRATEGY:                   To ensure that high accident and possible accident zones have facilities to curb
                            accidents within ward 15 for the safety of both pedestrians and vehicle drivers
                             PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                       Access piped water within the yard
KEY PERFORMANCE              Safe environment
INDICATORS                   Reduced accidents rate
TARGETS                      Improved quality of life
                             Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES             Construction
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
                            Department of Transport
                            Developer

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FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Newcastle Local Municipality                                   APPROVED
                            Department of Transport                                        TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            R 96 000               ANNUAL BUDGET                           TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                    DURATION                                The project is a one
                                                                                           year project.

                                    PROJECT:           GRAZING CAMP - 2 lots

TYPE:                       Rotational Grazing – Grazing Camp

LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE
STRATEGY:                   To ensure households have their waste removed once a week in order to promote
                            sustainability and a clean and healthy environment

                             PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                           Access piped water within the yard

KEY PERFORMANCE              Conducive grazing environment for cattle
INDICATORS                  
TARGETS                      Employment potential
                             Sustainability
MAJOR ACTIVITIES             EIA
                             Fencing (electrical fencing)
                             Stockwatering Facilities
                             Fodder
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality
                            Department of Agriculture
FUNDING SOURCE (S)          Department of Agriculture                                      APPROVED
                                                                                           TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:            TBC                       ANNUAL BUDGET                        TBC
START DATE:                 TBC                       DURATION                             The project is a one
                                                                                           year project.

                                        PROJECT:             STREET LIGHTS

TYPE:                       Install two High Masts Lights
LOCATION                    Ward 15
OFFICIAL                    Newcastle Municipality
KEY ISSUE                   Insufficient Street lighting within the ward thus there are high criminal activities
                            when it is dark.
STRATEGY:                   Erection of street lighting to ensure there is increased safety and reduced crime.
                             PROJECT SPECIFICS

OUTPUT                           Light within the streets
KEY PERFORMANCE                  Safe environment
INDICATORS
TARGETS                      Improved quality of life
                             Reduced crime levels
MAJOR ACTIVITIES             Installation/ Construction
RESPONSIBLE AGENCIES        Newcastle Municipality

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FUNDING SOURCE (S)       Newcastle Local Municipality                            APPROVED
                                                                                 TBC
PROPOSED BUDGET:         R 2804                 ANNUAL BUDGET                    TBC
START DATE:              TBC                    DURATION                         The project is a one
                                                                                 year project.




 SECTION I:      CONCLUSION & RECOMMENDATIONS

 It is concluded that this survey will augment the IDP process in that the results show exactly the
 needs and aspirations of the communities. The results also highlight priority areas in the
 municipality to be considered with development projects and upliftment. This will assist the
 municipality greatly in the future planning and service delivery in a sustainable manner.
 The projects identified will contribute greatly to livelihood of communities within the Newcastle
 Municipality.
 For appropriate and result driven development there need to be great correlation between the
 ward committee members (representing ward 15) and the municipality.


 Recommendations:
 -     The environmental sensitive areas identified need to be incorporated in the EMP review.
 -     The CBP needs to be reviewed annually with the IDP.
 -     The illegal burial site needs to be formally closed and fenced.
 -     Follow up on the land ownership with Peter Rusch.
 -     Renovate and upgrade the Roma Clinic.
 -     The CBP should not be politically motivated rather it should be a communal plan work
       through ward committee, councillors, community development workers, community based
       organisation, the community and the municipality.
 -     Link community based planning with the Department of Rural Development
 -     Orientation workshops will be required before every phase to ensure that people are
       proactive.
 -     When ward committee training is facilitated ward committees of different wards should be
       clustered maybe ward committees of three different wards in order to limit costs.
 -     The CBP must be complete first then only should the IDP process start so that it is informed
       by the CBP.
 Note: The IDP identified priorities were identified by the previous ward committee and the findings
       in this current research were done with the current ward committee.




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                                                      ANNEXURE ONE




      LAND OWNERSHIP DATABASE




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FARM NO   SUB NO    FARM NAME      OWNERCLASS                ORGANISATION                  AREA

8794      88                                     AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH-    14672.757
                   CAVAN               Church    TRUSTEES
8794      32       CAVAN          Private        -                                      8064.679
8794      35       CAVAN          Private        -                                      8020.045
8794      38       CAVAN          Private        -                                      7869.326
8794      12       CAVAN          Private        -                                      651252.093
8794      32       CAVAN          Private        -                                      23713.794
8794      35       CAVAN          Private        -                                      23876.783
8794      38       CAVAN          Private        -                                      24074.627
8794      8        CAVAN          Private        BUTHELEZI VUYISILE YVONNE              129705.993
8892      63       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                               32611.761
                   LAAGTE A                      DHLADHLA JOHANNES
8794      30       CAVAN          Private        GAMEDE ALFRED JABU                     31945.994
8794      5                       Private        HLATSHWAYO ATTWELL BOOKERTEE           625362.990
                   CAVAN                         BEKISIPHO
8794      37       CAVAN          Private        HLATYWAKO PHILEMON                     31951.091
8794      42       CAVAN          Private        LANGA ISAAC FRANS                      97881.696
8794      4        CAVAN          Private        MABASO BENJAMIN                        198366.197
8794      63       CAVAN          Private        MADIDA THEMBA PAULUS                   41075.225
8794      28       CAVAN          Private        MAHLINZA GILBERT VUSUMUZI NKOSINATHI   32634.543
8794      29       CAVAN          Private        MAHLINZA GILBERT VUSUMUZI NKOSINATHI   32666.236
8794      40       CAVAN          Private        MAKANYE PAUL                           40767.241
8892      14       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                               92835.799
                   LAAGTE A                      MAKHAYE OLGAH THANDIWE
8794      43       CAVAN          Private        MAZIBUKO AYLIFF VELAPHI                40490.259
8794      59       CAVAN          Private        MAZIBUKO DUDUZILE DAPHNEY              25018.340
8794      14       CAVAN          Private        MAZIBUKO EZROM                         121889.026
8794      16       CAVAN          Private        MAZIBUKO KEFILWE MAGDELINA             81294.031
8794      17       CAVAN          Private        MAZIBUKO SITHEMBISO FLOYD              24288.549
8892      28       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                               8071.231
                   LAAGTE A                      MKULISI LUKA SYDNEY
8892      52       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                               42308.219
                   LAAGTE A                      MKULISI LUKA SYDNEY
8794      11       CAVAN          Private        MKUNI JACK                             538476.352
8794      22       CAVAN          Private        MLOYI MARTHA                           101383.540
8794      18       CAVAN          Private        MOLOI MBALI                            121341.112
8794      33       CAVAN          Private        MPANZA GCINA LANCELOT                  31966.603
8794      39       CAVAN          Private        NDABELE DANIE                          48022.690
8892      15       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                               7887.572
                   LAAGTE A                      NDABELE JOSEPH
8794      27       CAVAN          Private        NGEMA ELPHAS                           16166.222
8794      31       CAVAN          Private        NGUBANE MATRINA                        32034.871
8794      23       CAVAN          Private        NGWENYA ANNIE                          31335.737

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                                                                        2010
8794   53       CAVAN          Private        NHLEKO PETROS             80845.433
8794   64       CAVAN          Private        NKOSI AARON               44793.081
8794   62       CAVAN          Private        NKOSI AARON               49679.812
8794   85       CAVAN          Private        NKOSI AARON               43101.847
8794   60       CAVAN          Private        NKOSI ALPHEUS             32511.179
8794   0        CAVAN          Private        NKOSI ELIZABETH           22026.637
8794   34       CAVAN          Private        NKOSI SIKWAYO             31846.925
8794   20       CAVAN          Private        NTOMBELA HEZEKIAH         20174.788
8794   6        CAVAN          Private        RADEBE PETE               127631.935
8794   65       CAVAN          Private        RADEBE WILLIE             26850.716
8794   21       CAVAN          Private        SETLOGELLO ISAAC          65487.900
8794   15       CAVAN          Private        SIBIYA NOKWAZI ETHEL      120121.561
8794   44       CAVAN          Private        SIBIYA SAVERIUS           81202.250
8892   22       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                  122683.891
                LAAGTE A                      SIBUJA WITNESS
8892   16       BLAUWBOSCH     Private                                  172182.947
                LAAGTE A                      SIKAKANE WITNESS
8794   10       CAVAN          Private        TSHABALALA AARON          56700.768
8794   41       CAVAN          Private        TSHABALALA AARON          72929.481
8794   7        CAVAN          Private        TSHONGIVE STEPHEN         147368.619
8794   82       CAVAN          Private        TSHONGWE CHRISTOPHER      125173.330
8794   47       CAVAN          Private        VILAKAZI AARON            66585.381
8794   45       CAVAN          Private        ZULU LENA                 61248.123
8794   75       CAVAN          Private        ZULU SIMBINI JOSEPH       67114.463
8794   36       CAVAN          Private        ZWANE ABNER               31700.409
8794   66       CAVAN          Private        ZWANE MALCOLM             20354.570
8794   9        CAVAN          Private        ZWANE MALCOLM             118649.626
8794   19       CAVAN          Private        ZWANE NIMROD              40105.359
8892   56       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    9178.802
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   57       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    8016.148
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   64       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    12188.378
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   65       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    17271.117
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   66       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    28403.412
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   67       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    28849.409
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   68       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    4471.948
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   69       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    7884.541
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8892   70       BLAUWBOSCH     Trust                                    12215.682
                LAAGTE A                      BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST
8794   48       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   45669.644
8794   50       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   81454.340
8794   51       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   40147.174
8794   52       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   16188.555
8794   55       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   121927.020
8794   56       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   8497.090
8794   57       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   85512.919
8794   58       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   17375.653
8794   67       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   39171.350
8794   70       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   166604.353
8794   76       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   117561.806

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8794   77       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   91268.249
8794   78       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   50640.031
8794   80       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   58280.507
8794   81       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   82756.385
8794   86       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   31692.210
8794   87       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   80910.036
8794   91       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   12293.916
8794   54       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   40517.195
8794   71       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   166259.320
8794   49       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   80544.246
8794   68       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   63649.346
8794   69       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   60207.281
8794   84       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   42406.945
8794   46       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   60836.160
8794   61       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   12253.062
8794   89       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   45134.264
8794   92       CAVAN          Trust          BLAUWBOSCH LAAGTE TRUST   49273.217




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                                                     ANNEXURE TWO




                QUESTIONAIRE




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                    NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY WARD 15 – SOCIO ECONOMIC AND


DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY



NOT FOR DATA CAPTURE NOT FOR ANALYSIS                SURVEY NUMBER
         RESPONSIBILITY DETAIL                                                           DATE
                                            NAME
INTERVIEWER
FIELD TEAM LEADER / CO-ORDINATOR
CODER CODING
DATA CAPTURE

PERSONAL DETAILS:

FULLNAME OF RESPONDENT:____________ ______________________

ID NO: ____________________________        HOUSE NO.____________

POSTAL ADDRESS: ________________________________________


DATE: ___________________________


A    SURVEY MODULE

A1
                                    HOUSEHOLD STATUS OF RESPONDENT
                                    1 = Male Household Head
                                    2 = Female Household Head
                                    3 = Spouse Of Household Head
                                    4 = Child Of Household Head
                                    5 = Parent Of Household Head
                                    6 = Other Relative Of Household Head
                                    7 = Tenant / Lodger
                                    8 = Other (Specify)
A2
                                    AREA NAME
                                    Name Of Area ____________________________________
                                    (Ignore Block And Fill In Name Of The Area) TBCL
A3                                  SETTLEMENT NAME
                                    Name Of Settlement: _________________________


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B    HOUSING AND LAND MODULE

B1                              SETTLEMENT TYPE
                                1 = Urban (Formal)
                                2 = Urban (Informal)
                                3 = Peri Urban (Formal)
                                4 = Peri Urban (Informal)
                                5 = Rural (Sparse)
                                6 = Rural (Dense)

B2                              IS THIS YOUR PERMANENT PLACE OF RESIDENCE:
                                1 = Yes
                                2 = No
B3                              MAIN MATERIAL USED INCONSTRUCTION OF MAIN BUILDING WALLS
                                1 = Wattle And Daub
                                2 = Mud
                                3 = Mud / Cement Mixture
                                4 = Concrete Blocks And Cement
                                5 = Stones In Mesh
                                6 = Bricks And Cement
                                7 = Wood
                                8 = Packing Case / Tin / Cardboard
                                9 = Other (Specify)
B4                              MAIN MATERIAL USED IN CONSTRUCTION OF MAIN BUILDING ROOF
                                1 = Thatch
                                2 = Corrogated Iron
                                3 = Tiles
                                4 = Asbestos
                                5 = Fibreglass
                                6 = Other (Specify)

B5                              NUMBER OF INDEPENDENT DWELLING UNITS COMPRISING HOUSEHOLD /
                                HOMESTEAD
                                1 = 1 Unit
                                2 = 2 Units
                                3 = 3 – 4 Units
                                4 = 5 – 7 Units
                                5 = 7> Units
B6
                                TOTAL NUMBER OF ROOMS OF HOUSEHOLD


B7                              TOTAL NUMBER OF STRUCTURES PER LOT / PROPERTY (FOR COMMUNAL LAND
                                ENTER TOTAL NUMBER OF STRUCTURES PER HOUSEHOLD)

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B8
                                MAIN HOUSE TYPE
                                1 = Standard Township House (Dept Of Housing Subsidy)
                                2 = Traditional
                                3 = Suburban (Nicely built house)
                                4 = Informal
                                5 = Flat In Block
                                6 = Town House / Mdh (Duplex, Maisonette, Simplex Etc)
                                7 = Other
B9
                                DWELLING OWNERSHIP (INDIVIDUAL)
                                1 = Formal Freehold Title Deed
                                2 = Formal Deed Of Grant
                                3 = Formal P TO
                                4 = Informal Ownership
                                5 = Tenant (Rented Dwelling)
                                6 = Labour Tenant On Commercial Farm
                                7 = Other (Specify)
B10
                                DWELLING OWNERSHIP (COMMUNAL)
                                1 = Tribal
                                2 = Freehold Formal Title Deed
                                3 = Freehold Informal
                                4 = Freehold Permission To Occupy
B11
                                LAND OWNERSHIP (WHO OWNS THE LAND WHERE YOUR HOUSE IS BUILT?)
                                1 = Yourself Or Member Of Household
                                2 = Tribal Authority
                                3 = Government (State Land)
                                4 = Farmer
                                5 = Church
                                6 = Community Trust / Company
                                7 = Other (Specify)

C     DEMOGRAPHIC MODULE

C1                              NO. OF OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS IN HOUSEHOLD (include respondent)

                                NO.
                                AGE
                                GENDER
                                Male / Female
                                EMPLOYED
                                Yes / No
                                ORPHAN
                                Yes / No


C2
                                HIGHEST EDUCATION LEVEL OF RESPONDENT
                                1 = None
                                2 = Primary
                                3 = STD 8
                                4 = STD 9
                                5 = STD 10
                                6 = Technikon Diploma
                                7 = University Degree
                                8 = Other (Specify

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C3
                                EMPLOYMENT STATUS
                                1 = Disabled, Pensioner
                                2 = Housewife
                                3 = Economically Inactive – Not seeking work
                                4 = Economically Inactive – Seeking Work
                                5 = Employed – Formal
                                6 = Employed – Informal
                                7 = Employed both formal and informal
                                8 = Self Employed – Formal
                                9 = Self Employed – Informal
                                10 = Casual Labour
                                11 = Retired
                                12 = Other (Specify)
C4
                                ECONOMIC SECTOR OF EMPLOYMENT
                                1 = Agriculture
                                2 = Fishing / Forestry
                                3 = Mining
                                4 = Manufacturing
                                5 = Electricity
                                6 = Water
                                7 = Construction
                                8 = Wholesale and Retail
                                9 = Entertainment, Hotels, Restaurants, Sport, Tourism
                                10 = Domestic Labour
                                11 = Transport
                                12 = Communication, Telephones
                                13 = Finance
                                14 = Educational Services
                                15 = Medical Services
                                16 = Legal Services
                                17 = Armed Forces
                                18 = Other Services
                                19 = Sales
C5
                                WHAT IS YOUR OCCUPATION
                                1 = Elementary
                                2 = Plant Machinery Operator or Similar
                                3 = Craft and Related Trade Work
                                4 = Skilled Agricultural Work
                                5 = Service (Shop Market Sales)
                                6 = Administrative (Clerk or Office Worker)
                                7 = Manager
                                8 = Technical
                                9 = Professional
                                10 = Business Owner
C6
                                PLACE OF WORK
                                1 = Newcastle town
                                2 = Utrecht town
                                3 = Dundee Town
                                4 = Dannhauser Town
                                5 = Glencoe Town
                                6 = Ladysmith Town
                                7 = Other (Specify)

D    SOCIO-ECONOMIC MODULE

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D1
                      INCOME EARNINGS
                      What Is Your Households Average Income Per Month In Rands
                      1 = 0 – 200
                      2 = 201 – 500
                      3 = 501 – 800
                      4 = 801 – 1500
                      5 = 1501 – 2500
                      6 = 2501 – 3500
                      7 = 3501 – 5000
                      8 = 5001 >
D2
                      SOURCE OF INCOME
                      What Is Your Household’s Major Source of Income?
                      1 = Wages / Salary (Formal Sector)
                      2 = Remittance, Alimony, Gifts From Non-Household Members
                      3 = Pension
                      4 = Welfare Assistance
                      5 = Compensation Payment
                      6 = Childrens Maintenance Grant
                      7 = Rentals Payments
                      8 = Informal Sector
                      9 = Investments
                      10 = Other (Specify)




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D3
                      HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE
                                                       EXPENDITURE
                      Indicate average monthly household expenditure for the following items. Enter Raw
                                                 Figure to the Nearest Rand

                      D.3.1


                      Food (in home and eating out)


                      D.3.2


                      Household Groceries (non-food)


                      D.3.3


                      Phone (Own and Public


                      D.3.4


                      Clothing (Cash and on account / HP)


                      D.3.5


                      Education (From Creche to Tertiary Education)


                      D.3.6


                      Bond Payments / Rent


                      D.3.7


                      Home Maintenance / Improvements / Repairs


                      D.3.8


                      Transport (Own and / or Public)


                      D.3.9


                      Durable Goods (Furniture, Appliances and
                      Tools)

                      D.3.10                                                                    71

                      Medical (Medical Aid, Doctors, Pharmacy Acc)


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E    SERVICES AND UTILITIES MODULE

E1                               WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF WATER USED MOST OFTEN IN THIS HOUSEHOLD FOR
                                 THINGS LIKE DRINKING, WASHING CLOTHES OR BATHING?
                                 1 = Flowing River / Stream
                                 2 = Borehole
                                 3 = Water Tanker
                                 4 = Rainwater Tank
                                 5 = Piped – To the House
                                 6 = Piped – Yard
                                 7 = Piped – Public Tap (Free)
                                 8 = Piped – Public Tap (Paid)
                                 9 = Well (Non- Borehole)
                                 10 = Protected Spring
                                 11 = Dam / Stagnant Water
                                 12 = Unprotected Spring
                                 13 = Other (Specify)
E2                               DOES THE HOUSEHOLD HAVE TO FETCH AND CARRY WATER TO THE HOUSE EACH
                                 DAY?
                                 1 = Yes
                                 2 = No
                                 If answered 2, then go to E4
E3                               ABOUT HOW FAR AWAY IS THE WATER THAT HAS TO BE FETCHED?
                                 1 = Less than 200m
                                 2 = 200m – less than 500m
                                 3 = 500
E4                               WHAT KIND OF TOILET DOES THE HOUSEHOLD USE?
                                 1 = Flush toilet
                                 2 = Improved Pit Latrine (VIP)
                                 3 = Unimproved Pit Latrine
                                 4 = Bucket Toilet
                                 5 = Chemical Toilet
                                 6 = Open Veld
                                 7 = Septic Tank
                                 8 = None
E5
                                 WHAT TYPE OF TELEPHONE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD USE?
                                 1 = Private
                                 2 = Public / Communal
                                 3 = None
                                 4 = Cell Phone
                                 5 = Other (Specify)
E6                               WHERE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD DISPOSE OF WASTE (LIKE PAPER, PLASTICS ETC)?
                                 1 = Veld
                                 2 = Municipality Collections
                                 3 = Hole in Yard
                                 4 = Other (Specify)

E7
                                 WHERE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD RECEIVE POST / MAIL?
                                 1 = Post Office
                                 2 = Address Box Unit in Newcastle
                                 3 = None
                                 4 = Shop
                                 5 = Someone Else’s Address
                                 6 = Other (Specify)

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E8                              WHAT MAIN ENERGY SOURCE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD USE FOR COOKING?
                                1 = Wood
                                2 = Coal
                                3 = paraffin
                                4 = Electricity – grid
                                5 = Electricity – generator
                                6 = Gas
                                7 = Dung
                                8 = Other (Specify)
E9                              WHAT MAIN ENERGY SOURCE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD USE FOR LIGHTING?
                                1 = Paraffin
                                2 = Electricity – grid
                                3 = Electricity – generator
                                4 = Candles
                                5 = Gas
                                6 = Battery
                                7 = Benzine
                                8 = Methylated Spirits
                                9 = Solar Panel
                                10 = Wind Generator
                                11 = Other (Specify)
E10                              WHAT MAIN ENERGY SOURCE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD USE FOR HEATING WATER
                                   1 = Wood
                                   2 = Coal
                                   3 = paraffin
                                   4 = Electricity – grid
                                   5 = Electricity – generator
                                   6 = Gas
                                   7 = Dung
                                   8 = Other (Specify)
E11                                WHAT MAIN ENERGY SOURCE DOES YOUR HOUSEHOLD USE FOR HEATING THE
                                   HOME
                                   1 = Wood
                                   2 = Coal
                                   3 = paraffin
                                   4 = Electricity – grid
                                   5 = Electricity – generator
                                   6 = Gas
                                   7 = Dung
                                   8 = Other (Specify)
E12
                                   MAIN ROADS CONDITION
                                   What Are The Conditions Of Main Roads In Your Area
                                   1 = Good
                                   2 = Fair
                                   3 = Poor
E13
                                   ACCESS ROADS CONDITION
                                   What Are The Conditions Of Access Roads To Your Household?
                                   1 = Non Existent
                                   2 = Good
                                   3 = Fair
                                   4 = Poor

F     HOUSEHOLD ATTITUDES MODULE



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F1
                      SAFETY AND SECURITY
                      What is your feeling on the level of crime in your area?
                      1 = Relatively Crime Free (Good)
                      2 = Petty Crime (Not Bad)
                      3 = Petty Crime mainly but serious crime sometimes occurs (Bad)
                      4 = All types of crime happen weekly (Very Bad)
                      5 = All types of crime happen daily (Extremely Bad)
F2
                      POLICING
                      What do you feel about the quality of policing services provided in your area?
                      1 = Excellent
                      2 = Good
                      3 = Fair
                      4 = Poor
                      5 = Very Poor
F3
                      AIDS IMPACT 1
                      What do you think the impact of AIDS is in your area?
                      1 = No Impact
                      2 = Moderate Low Impact
                      3 = Moderate Impact
                      4 = High Impact
                      5 = Extremely High Impact
F4
                      AIDS IMPACT 2
                      Do you know someone who has died of AIDS?
                      1 = Yes
                      2 = No
F5
                      AIDS IMPACT 3
                      Have you ever had pamphlet information on AIDS?
                      1 = Yes
                      2 = No
F6
                      HEALTH
                      What do you feel about the quality of health services provided in your area?
                      1 = Excellent
                      2 = Good
                      3 = Fair
                      4 = Poor
                      5 = Very Poor
F7
                      EDUCATION

                      What do you feel about the quality of education in your area?
                      1 = Excellent
                      2 = Good
                      3 = Fair
                      4 = Poor
                      5 = Very Poor
F8
                      PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
                      What do you feel about the quality of public transportation in your area?
                      1 = Excellent
                      2 = Good
                      3 = Fair
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                       4 = Poor
                       5 = Very Poor
F9                     How far is your nearest clinic?
                       1 = 0 – 2 kms (10 – 15 minutes walk)
                       2 = 2 – 5 kms (15 – 30 minutes walk)
                                                     1
                       3 = 5 – 10 kms (30 minutes - 1 /2 hours walk)
                       4 = More than 10 kms (more than 1½ hours walk)
F10
                       How far is your nearest primary school?
                       1 = 0 – 2 kms (10 – 15 minutes walk)
                       2 = 2 – 5 kms (15 – 30 minutes walk)
                                                     1
                       3 = 5 – 10 kms (30 minutes - 1 /2 hours walk)
                       4 = More than 10 kms (more than 1½ hours walk)
F11
                       How far is your nearest High School?
                       1 = 0 – 2 kms (10 – 15 minutes walk)
                       2 = 2 – 5 kms (15 – 30 minutes walk)
                                                     1
                       3 = 5 – 10 kms (30 minutes - 1 /2 hours walk)
                       4 = More than 10 kms (more than 1½ hours walk)
F12
                       IDP AWARENESS
                       Are you aware of the Municipality’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP) which
                       co-ordinates development projects in the area?
                       1 = Yes
                       2 = No
F13
                       SERVICE DELIVERY
                       Are you aware of development projects taking place in your area which will
                       benefit the community?
                       1 = Yes
                       2 = No
F14
                       PROJECTS
                       What specific sustainable projects (Maximum 3) do you think can help to
                       relieve the problems faced by the community in your immediate area

                                                          PROJECT
                                                           WHERE
                                                     (SPECIFIC LOCALITY)

                       F.8.1

                       F.8.2

                       F.8.3




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                         PARTICIPATION REPORT




PARTICIPATION REPORT

The compilation of the CBP involved extensive participation as anticipated during the inception of
the project the participation and consultation process even went beyond what was anticipated.
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The participation process included:

Door to door survey
Liaison with relevant government departments
Liaison with municipal officials
Ward committee meetings
Councilor meetings
Organizational meetings
Steering committee meetings

The minutes of the meetings are attached below:




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Venue: Newcastle Municipality Exco Room
Date: 04 – 11 – 2009
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Time: 10:00

PARTICIPANTS: WARD COUNCILLOR, NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS
Purpose of Meeting: To introduce the service provider to the Steering Committee and
present the Inception Report


                      PARTICIPANTS

Udidi (PT/PMT) :
S.L. Gaxela
K. Ndlovu

Ward (15) Councilor:
Cllr: N.S. Mathews

Newcastle Municipality:
R.D Cele
M. Duna
N. Tika Ragunanan
S.L. Gabuza
S. Mkhize

Department of Local Government & Traditional Affairs:
T. Bhengu
N.Naidoo


The meeting was structured along the following Agenda:

1. Opening and Welcome
2. Background
3. Presentation
4. Questions/Comments
5. General
6. Closure

1. Opening and Welcome       Everyone present was welcomed by NT Ragunanan and
                             requested everyone to introduce themselves.
2. Purpose & Background      T Bhengu introduced the service providers to the steering
                             committee and gave a brief background to the project.
3. Presentation              Presentation was conducted by SL Gaxela and K Ndlovu
4. Questions/Comments/Issues The list of questions/comments/issues raised is attached
                             below.
5. General                   Timeframes are to be revised, service provider to circulate
                             the Situational Analysis Report on the 20th November, the
                             next meeting will be on the 24th November.
6. Closure                   N.T Ragunanan thanked everyone for attending the meeting
                             and the meeting was declared closed at 11:30.


              List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:
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             Question/Comment/Issues                                     Response
1.   There is a proposed development which Noted
     covers ward 15 (the JBC development) and
     there is a layout plan and progress report with
     a list of the JBC members.
2.   Can the statistics be amended as there are Noted
     new statistics.

3.   The plan looks to be in line with the IDP
     review in terms of timeframes.

4.   In terms of time frames can they be changed       We will revise the timeframes
     in order to accommodate the councillors as
     they will go on leave on the 9th November?
5.   Phase 3 and 4 can be done concurrently and        Noted
     be presented before the 9th
6.   After identifying the priority issues what will   The implementation of the project is the
     the service provider do to ensure that the        municipality’s duty but udidi will identify
     projects are implemented?                         them and distinguish and recommend on
                                                       how they will be implemented
7.  Priorities are already identified in the IDP so    Noted
    the service provider merely needs to confirm
    these and come up with implementation
    strategies on how these issues will be
    addressed
8. The community have a problem with schools           Noted
    as there is no school within the ward and
    there was a study done but the department of
    education said that there is a school near by
    so they will not provide the ward with one.
    Can the service provider please follow this
    up.
9. There is also no clinic within the ward there       Noted
    also was a study done for the clinic and a site
    was identified but the department of health
    later said the site is small.
10. Can the service provider liaise with the           Noted
    municipality with regards to data available in
    order to avoid duplication of work?
11. In terms of ward councillors’ training please      Noted
    include at least one ward committee member
    per ward?

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Venue: Osizweni Community Hall
Date: 24 – 11 – 2009
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Time: 12:00 – 14:00

PARTICIPANTS: WARD COUNCILLORS, NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS
Purpose of Meeting: To discuss the situational analysis and way forward



                            PARTICIPANTS

  Udidi (PT/PMT) :
  S.L. Gaxela
  K. Ndlovu

  Ward (15) Councilor:
  Cllr: N.S. Mathews
  Pr. Cllr. A. Mazibuko

  Newcastle Municipality:
  R.D Cele
  M. Mduna
  N. Tika-Ragunanan
  S.L. Gabuza
  S. Mkhize
  M. Meluna

  Department of Local Government & Traditional Affairs:
  L. Memela
  L.S. Ngcobo


The meeting followed on the ward committee meeting therefore it continued on the
previous agenda.

The meeting was structured along the following Agenda:

1. Welcome
2. Apologies
3. Introduction
4. Purpose of workshop
5. Project methodology
6. Situational Analysis presentation
7. Discussions
8. Way forward
9. Closure

1. Welcome                        Mrs N.T. Ragunanan was elected to chair the steering committee
                                  meeting.
2. Apologies                      Ms Naidoo & Mr Bhengu: Will not be able to attend but will send
                                  representatives

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3. Introduction                The minutes for the first steering committee meeting were adopted
4. Purpose of workshop        N.T. Ragunanan presented the purpose of the workshopis to present
                              the Situational Analysis Report to the project steering committee.
5. Project methodology        L. Gaxela presented the methodology
6.     Situational   Analysis L. Gaxela and K. Ndlovu presented the Situational Analysis
presentation
                              The following issues were discussed:
                                   Survey
                                   Capacity building for councillors
                                   Involvement of sector departments
                                   Sampling- areas to be identified – use of enumerator areas
                                   Include sector projects
                                   Attendance certificates for ward committee members
                                   Translation of document
                                   Sample size and stats to be used. Agreed that the number of
                                      households to be surveyed would be 90 – to be sampled
                                      according to population densities – Neetha to obtain
                                      information from IEC and samples to be determined
                                      accordingly

                                  Comments on the draft Situational Analysis report to be submitted on
                                  the 27th November 2009
7. Discussions                    Another layer on the map to show social infrastructure located within
                                  or close to ward 15. Map social services in and around ward 15.

                                  The draft CBP needs to be ready in mid January 2010 in order for it to
                                  be in line with the IDP.

                                  It being noted that the date of next meeting is the 15th December
                                  2009, the councillors will have to take a day from their recess to attend
                                  the meeting.

                                  The service provider will work with the ward committee members to
                                  conduct the survey and they will provide meals for the members
                                  during the survey.


                                  Confirm the inclusion of the ingonyama trust land within the ward
                                  because there is no ngonyama trust land within the ward.

                                  The exco committee adopted the inception report

                                  It was agreed that 70% of the situational analysis report is finished and
                                  it can be billed for.

                                  The community survey will be conducted from the 4th to the 6th
                                  December
8. Way forward                    Conduct the survey on the 4th to the 6th
                                  Lawrence id to liaise with the Town Planning Department (Mthunzi)
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                                  The next meeting will be on the 15th December 2009 at the EXCO room
                                  at 10h00
9. Closure                        The meeting chair thanked everyone for attending and declared the
                                  meeting closed

              List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:

              Question/Comment/Issues                                       Response
1. The sample survey can it be calculated again          5% of that total is 91% so can we agree upon
   using the total population that is within the         using 90% sample survey.
   situational analysis report

                                                         It was assumed that the average household size
                                                         for the ward is 7 people per household and the
                                                         total population was divided by 7 and the
                                                         answer was multiplied by 5% which gave us
                                                         91%.
2. What method did you use to depict houses/ areas       We just did random sampling
     to be surveyed
3. Can I suggest that we use enumerator areas in
     selecting houses to be surveyed in order to make
    sure that every area is covered and that the
    sampling method is similar to the one that is used
     by IEC
4. The service provider should get plans of huge
     projects that will impact on ward 15
5. Can you confirm who is supposed to do catering        Will confirm with Mr Bhengu
     for the ward committees
6. During the field survey will you provide anything     During the survey we will provide refreshments
     for the ward committee members that will be         for the members that will be assisting us
     helping you because most of them are
     unemployed and they do not have any income
7. Relook the Ingonyama trust land area with the
     Ingonyama Trust Board
8. The swot analysis will have to be presented to
     the ward committees once it is done
9. Can we set the date for written comments for the
     situational analysis for Friday the 27th November
10. The project will need to be aligned to the IDP
     dates.
11. Before you go do the survey must we introduce        Yes we would appreciate that
     you to the community first
12. The technical department and the community
     service department have not been consulted with
     regards to this project and they need to be
     contacted
13. In the first meeting it was said that the service

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   provider can submit two invoices, and now the
   inception report has been done and 70% of the
   Situational Analysis Report is complete therefore
   the service provider wishes to submit the first
   invoice




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Venue: Newcastle Municipality Exco Room
Date: 15 – 12 – 2009
Time: 08:00

PARTICIPANTS: WARD COUNCILLORS, NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS
Purpose of Meeting: To present survey findings and way forward


                             PARTICIPANTS




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     Udidi (PT/PMT) :
     S.L. Gaxela
     K. Ndlovu

     Ward (15) Councilor:
     Pr. Cllr. A. Mazibuko

     Newcastle Municipality:
     R.D Cele
     M. Mduna
     N. Ticka Ragunanan
     S. Gabuza
     M. Tshabalala

     Department of Local Government & Traditional Affairs:
     N.Naidoo

                               APOLOGIES

     Cllr Mathews

     Mr. Thulani Bhengu



The meeting was structured along the following Agenda:

1.      Welcome
2.      Apologies
3.      Confirmation of Previous Meeting Minutes & Status Quo Report
4.      Matters Arising
5.      Report Back On Survey Findings
6.      Spatial Analysis of Survey Findings
7.      Key Issues Confirmation and Project Prioritisation
8.      Discussions
9.      Way Forward and Closure


     1. Welcome                      Everyone present was welcomed by T Ragunanan.
     2. Apologies                    Cllr Mathews, Thulani Bhengu
     3. Confirmation of Previous     Amendments were made to the minutes of the previous (24-
        Meeting Minutes & Status     11-2009) ward committee meeting were confirmed and
        Quo Report                   adopted

                                     Amendments were made to the minutes of the previous (24-
                                     11-2009) steering committee meeting were confirmed and
                                     adopted
     4. Matters Arising              Comments were to be forwarded to the service provider on the
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                                  Catering – Navani confirmed that that catering was included in
                                  the project but is still to meet with Thulani to further clarify the
                                  matter.

                                  The Ingonyama Trust Land is not situated on ward 15 as it has
                                  been depicted previously. The properties are actually privately
                                  owned however information on the assignment done by Peter
                                  Rusch on the land legal matters in the study area needed to
                                  incorporate in the CBP.

                                  Consultants needs to work with and through Mthunzi and
                                  Simphiwe if the need information from the municipality.

 5. Report Back On Survey         L.Gaxela reported on the survey findings.
    Findings
 6. Spatial Analysis of Survey    L.Gaxela and K. Ndlovu presented the findings of the survey
    Findings                      which was conducted on the 6th & 7th December 2009.
 7. Key Issues Confirmation       Key issues were discussed and confirmed.
    and Project Prioritisation

 8. Discussions                   Other sector departments need to be consulted these
                                  departments include technical, planning, and community
                                  services departments.

                                  Service provider to provide summary of the responses (Survey).
 9. Way Forward and Closure       The next meeting will be held on 18 January 2010-01-05.


                                  The meeting chair thanked everyone for attending and
                                  declared the meeting closed.


               List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:

           Question/Comment/Issues                                       Response
1.   There need to be more information added to Noted
     the map of existing facilities this information
     distance of nearest facilities, service standards
     (show areas outside the boundary)
2.   There need to be consistency in terminology Noted
     of the CBP with other existing municipal plans.

3.   Do not propose a cemetery site since there is Noted
     a Cavan cemetery project in progress

4.   Check the comments on the status quo report     Noted

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  5.   Can the invoice be submitted in January           Noted
       because Local Government has not budgeted
       for this money for December
  6.   Service provider need to incorporate N.T.         Noted
       Ragunanan and S. Gabuza comments in order
       to complete the status quo report.
  7.   Revised document need to be finished by the       Noted
       8th and emailed by the 12th and if the steering
       committee is satisfied then by the 15th the
       invoice can be submitted, this invoice will
       cover all the work done thus far.
  8.   A meeting to present the project to the           Noted
       management committee needs to be arranged
       in January to get comments and inputs.




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Venue: Newcastle Municipality Exco Room
Date: 18– 01– 2010
Time: 10:00

PARTICIPANTS: WARD COUNCILLOR, WARD COMMITTEE, NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS
Purpose of Meeting: Presentation of Survey Findings


                             PARTICIPANTS




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     Udidi (PT/PMT) :
     S.L. Gaxela
     K. Ndlovu

     Ward (15) Councilor:
     Cllr. Mathews

     Ward committee:
     Sabeth Dube
     Nomvula Radebe
     Busisiwe Khumalo
     Ayanda Phungula
     Sandile Mangala
     Abednigao Mashinini

     Newcastle Municipality:
     M. Mduna
     N. Ticka Ragunanan
     M. Tshabalala

     Department of Local Government & Traditional Affairs:
     N.Naidoo




The meeting was structured along the following Agenda:

1.      Welcome
2.      Matters Arising
3.      Presentation of Survey Findings
4.      Comments and Questions
5.      Way Forward and Closure


1. Welcome                           Everyone present was welcomed by the meeting chair: Cllr
                                     Mathews
2. Matters Arising                   There need to be a presentation to the JBC we propose to go to
                                     them on the 29/09/10 but this date still needs to be confirmed
3. Presentation of survey findings   L.Gaxela and K. Ndlovu presented the findings of the survey which
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                                      was conducted on the 6th & 7th December 2009.
4. Comments and Questions             The comments and questions are attached below
5. Way Forward and Closure            The next project steering committee meeting will be held on 2
                                      February 2010.

                                      The meeting chair thanked everyone for attending and declared
                                      the meeting closed.

                  List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:

             Question/Comment/Issues                                     Response
  9. From the identified key issues please remove Noted
      or amend point 5 because it is not true.
  10. Who will be responsible for renovating the old It will depend on the use of the building
      clinic, will it be, the municipality or the
      province?

  11. That structure was a private clinic but the Noted
      owner is willing to give it to government and
      the owner also agreed to offer it for public
      use. We in ward 15 would like to retain it as a
      clinic.

  12. How far is the existing clinic from ward 15?    It’s about 3 kilometres and it also doesn’t have
                                                      the capacity to support the inhabitants
  13. We have the option of upgrading the existing We need a clinic as HIV (AIDS) is high
      Roma clinic?

  14. Is the donation being given freely or expecting My mother in law gave it freely to the
      something from the government?                  government. (Clinic)


  15. But there hasn’t been any formal agreement Noted
      between government and the clinic owner
      yet.

  16. There are already illegal burial, is there a way Noted
      to protect the existing cemeteries (even
      though they won’t to be used anymore)?

  17. High musk lights: I’m glad you have raised this, Noted
      because we have already told the community
      about this. This comes to show that we do
      communicate with the community.
  18. Can Peter rush speed up the ownership issues, Noted
      as government cannot out roll service
      (houses), for people who are not owners.
  19. Contact the roads department to align the Noted
      proposals with their plans.
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  20. The landowners will need to be contacted            Noted
      because no development can go ahead
      without their approval.
  21. We as Ward committee request an office from         It is possible because ward committees are
      the Municipality where we will be able to           expected to use municipal buildings
      operate and convene meetings
  22. So when will the CBP come into operation,           CBP for now is only a planning document as it is
      because we would like to see the results of         pilot project, however we can use the identified
      the CBP?                                            projects for our IDP and maybe get funding for
                                                          them.




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Venue: Council Chambers
Date: 03 – 03 – 2010
Time: 08:00

PARTICIPANTS: NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS
Purpose of Meeting: To present the draft Community Based Plan Report



                                         PARTICIPANTS




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             Udidi (PT/PMT) :
             S.L. Gaxela
             K. Ndlovu

             Newcastle Municipality:
             M. Mduna
             N. Tika Ragunanan
             R.D. Cele

             Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs:
             N.Naidoo
             E. Dawood

                                            APOLOGIES

             The planning Department will join the meeting later.




The meeting was structured along the following Agenda:

1.      Welcome
2.      Apologies
3.      Confirmation of Previous Meeting Minutes
4.      Matters Arising
5.      Presentation of CBP Report
6.      Discussions
7.      Way Forward and Closure


     1. Welcome                        Everyone present was welcomed by T Ragunanan.
     2. Apologies                      The planning department were to join the meeting later
     3. Confirmation of Previous       Amendments were made to the minutes of the previous (18-01-
        Meeting Minutes                2010) ward committee meeting were confirmed and adopted
     4. Matters Arising                The presentation was done to the JBC committee.

                                       Add recommendations to the report as per meeting discussion.
     5. Presentation of CBP            L.Gaxela presented the Draft CBP report.
     6. Discussions                    Provide an executive summary and also translate it to iSiZulu.

                                       Paste the proposed development map on the document (can also
                                       use the map on the presentation).

                                       Label Routes/ Roads.

                                       Put the road names on the map.

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                                         State on the report that the road names were as a results of the
                                         survey exercise
   7. Way Forward and Closure            The next meeting will be held on 17 March 2010 at 8:00 which
                                         will include ward committee and steering committee. Then at
                                         11:00 will be the councillor training session.

                                         The meeting chair thanked everyone for attending and declared
                                         the meeting closed

                   List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:

             Question/Comment/Issues                                        Response
  1.   Please include the swot analysis in the report        Noted
  2.   The roads needs to seek alignment with major          Noted
       access roads
  3.   Include the recommendations raised at the             Noted
       meeting as part of the report
  4.   Change the Apollo lights to high masts lights         Noted
  5.   Attach the presentation map on as a figure in Noted
       the report.
  6.   The toilets will not be funded by the department of Noted
       housing please change that.
  7.   The roads upgrade will be the responsibility of the   Noted
       municipality not the department of transport.
  8.   Check for other projects that are within ward 15.     Noted


                                                 MINUTES




Venue: Council Chambers
Date: 03 – 03 – 2010
Time: 11:00

PARTICIPANTS: WARD COUNCILLORS, NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS, DEPARTMENT OF
               COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose of Meeting: To present the draft Community Based Plan report


                                              PARTICIPANTS

             Udidi (PT/PMT) :
             S.L. Gaxela
             K. Ndlovu

             Ward (15) Councilor:
             Cllr: N.S. Mathews
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            Cllr: S.J. Zulu
            Cllr: A.D Mazibuko
            Cllr: T.M. Zulu
            Cllr: C.L. Nhlapho
            Cllr: S. Nkomuzwayo
            Cllr: S.M. Mdlalose
            Cllr: M.O. Ngcobo
            Cllr: D.J.Z. Nkosi
The                                                                              meeting
            Cllr: I.J. Smith
was
            Cllr: Palithan
            Cllr: N.P. Mtshali
            Cllr: E.D. Nkosi
            Cllr: H.T. Malindi
            Cllr: B.J. Mntambo
            Cllr: M.M. Bhekiswayo
            Cllr: B.S. Ntombela
            Cllr: M.M. Mbokazi
            Cllr: M. Abbas
            Cllr: D.J. Hadebe
            Cllr: J.E. Mpungose
            Cllr: D.R. Ngema
            Cllr: D.P. Sibiya
            Cllr: P.B. Mwali
            Cllr: M.F. Zikhali


            Newcastle Municipality:
            M. Mduna
            N. Tika Ragunanan
            R.D. Cele

            Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs:
            N.Naidoo
            E. Dawood
structured along the following Agenda:
1. Welcome
2. Introduction
3. Purpose of workshop
4. Discussions
5. Way forward
6. Closure

1. Welcome               The meeting chair (Mrs Palithan) welcomed everyone present.
2. Introduction          The project team was introduced to the councillors by Cllr
                         Matthews
3. Purpose of workshop   Navani gave a background to the project and a purpose of the
                         meeting.
4. Draft community based L. Gaxela presented the draft community based plan

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plan presentation
5. Way forward                   The next meeting will be on the 3rd March 2010
6. Closure                       The meeting chair thanked everyone for attending and declared the
                                 meeting closed

              List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:

         Question/Comment/Issues                                         Response
1. Enrolment have been done in ward 15 we        When it comes to based budgeting we will use this CBP
now know the situation in the ward now what      and consider those as IDP projects requiring funding. So it
will we do, do we have take this back to the     will not only help municipalities but it will also help other
municipality in order to get tangible results?   sector departments by identifying projects
                                                 It is the provinces intention to roll out CBP to all the
                                                 wards so part of this plan is to incorporate this plan into
                                                 the IDP and implement this plan and if this is not done
                                                 and services are not delivered Local Government will not
                                                 give funding.
3. We should take these plans and give Amajuba
   and follow up on projects they need to fund.
3. With regards to the capacity building phase Will The intention is to train full council and ward 15
     you only train councilors and ward committee ward committee members the proposed date is 17
     of ward 15?                                    March 2010
4. If training is for 17th March please do not
  change the date?
6. Can Amajuba also be encouraged to work
  with the Newcastle Municipality
14. Can you give us the description of the Node 1 is next to Nhloso school next to where the
     nodes?                                    thusong centre is proposed this node will be linked
                                               to the shopping centre and the thusong centre.
                                               Node 2 is the SJ area this node will incorporate
                                               community services.
                                                 Node 3 is at the intersection down to SJ and this
                                                 node is seen as an area for expanding commercial
                                                 activities.
15. Where is the land that is reserved for Next to the former Ephilisiwe Clinic
    grazing camp?
16. Can this plan be presented to the
    community because the community is
    angry and they want to see services being
    delivered?




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                                          MINUTES




Venue: Council Chambers
Date: 17 – 03 – 2010
Time: 11:00

PARTICIPANTS: WARD COUNCILLORS, NEWCASTLE MUNICIPALITY, UDIDI CONSULTANTS, DEPARTMENT OF
               COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS, WARD 15 WARD COMMITTEE & WARD
               15 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKER
Purpose of Meeting: Training of ward councilors on community based planning


                          PARTICIPANTS

  Udidi (PT/PMT) :
  S.L. Gaxela                     K. Ndlovu

  Ward (15) Councilor:
  Cllr: N.S. Mathews               Cllr: A.D Mazibuko
  Cllr: T.M. Zulu                  Cllr: C.L. Nhlapho
  Cllr: S. Nkomuzwayo              Cllr: S.M. Mdlalose
  Cllr: M.O. Ngcobo                Cllr: I.J. Smith
  Cllr: N.P. Mtshali               Cllr: E.D. Nkosi
  Cllr: H.T. Malindi               Cllr: J.E. Mpungose
  Cllr: D.R. Ngema                 Cllr: P.B. Mwali
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  Cllr: M.F. Zikhali               Cllr: G. Adamson
  Cllr: T.M. Nzuza                 Cllr: M.E. Zwane
  Cllr: J.R. Sibiya                Cllr: Z.J. Ndlovu – Dube
  Cllr: R.B. Mdima                 Cllr: R.M. Mdluli
  Cllr: H.S. Madonsela             Cllr: L.M. Khumalo
  Cllr: S.M. Thwala                Cllr: D.R.F. Buthelezi
  Cllr: N.A. Msibi                 Cllr: T.S. Hlabisa

  Ward 15 Ward Committee Members:
  A. Mashinini                J. Sibiya
  S. Mangala                 S. Dube
                                                                     The meeting was structured
  A. Phungula                B. Mdakane
                                                                     along the following Agenda:
  N. Radebe
                                                                     1. Welcome
                                                                     2. Apologies
  Ward 15 Community Development Worker:
                                                                     3. Introduction
  T. Mthembu
                                                                     4. Background
                                                                     5. Experience by ward
                                                                     committee
                                                                     6. Training
  Newcastle Municipality:
                                                                     7. Discussions
  N. Tika Ragunanan
                                                                     8. Way forward
  R.D. Cele
                                                                     9. Closure
    Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs:
    K. Nzimande
    E. Dawood
1. Welcome                     The meeting chair welcomed everyone present.
2. Apologies                   D. Moses, Chief whip will be late, Madam Dube, A.D. Mazibuko will
                               be late, Mtshali, Mr Mlangeni
3. Introduction                Councilor Matthews introduced the ward 15 ward committee
                               members, the consultants
4. Background                  Councillor Matthews gave a background to the project
5. Experience by ward Abednigo Mashinini(ward 15 ward committee member)
committee
6. Training                    Mr. Lawrence Gaxela facilitated the councilor training programme
7. Discussions                 Some points raised at the training will be added as
                               recommendations in the final CBP report.
                               The training manual will be made available to the municipality so if
                               it is needed it will be printed and given to the interested persons.
8. Way forward                 The CBP will be finalised and sent to the Newcastle municipality.
9. Closure                     The meeting chair thanked everyone for attending and declared the
                               meeting closed




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              List of questions/comments/issues that arose at the meeting:

         Question/Comment/Issues                                    Response
1. Won’t the steering committee be formed by When it comes to based budgeting we will use this
members of the ward committee?               CBP and consider those as IDP projects requiring
                                             funding. So it will not only help municipalities but it
                                             will also help other sector departments by
                                             identifying projects
                                                 It is the provinces intention to roll out CBP to all the
                                                 wards so part of this plan is to incorporate this plan
                                                 into the IDP and implement this plan and if this is
                                                 not done and services are not delivered Local
                                                 Government will not give funding.
4. Will the ward 15 ward committee members National might offer support however                      the
  get any financial assistance or incentives for municipality needs to knock on their door.
  training other ward committee members?

                                                 Newcastle municipality will attempt securing
                                                 funding and ward committee members will have to
                                                 be considered as they cannot undergo this task with
                                                 any compensation.
3. How did you create your graphs as they These are two separate graphs one represent
    appear to be over 100%?                 secondary data research information and the other
                                            represent primary data research information.
4. The door to door questionnaire, cant you The questionnaire will be available from the
gives us a larger form                      municipality the one attached on the manual is for
                                            information purposes.
7. The work that has been done is good, but
  my critic is on the process as I have
  identified gaps, there seem to be
  contradiction between IDP and CBP, you said
  that they should run concurrently but I feel it
  should say that the CBP feeds into the IDP
  thus it should be done at least three months
  prior to the IDP.
17. Communication is key for every Noted
    development therefore I suggest that
    before starting with the project you make
    a presentation to the community and it
    should run concurrently with community
    participation presentations.
18. In reality there are old projects which have Old projects will be captured in the CBP
    been captured but have not been
    implemented so with newly identified

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    projects what will happen to the old ones       IDP process plan should be linked to the CBP
19. When you speak of a Councilor you               Noted
    speaking about a body that is representing
    the government at a local level and we
    liaise directly with the community
    therefore the onus is on us to
    communicate with the community.
20. The CBP must be complete first then only        Noted
    should the IDP process start in order to get
    a physical exercise rather than an
    academic one.
21. The CBP is basically similar to the IDP it is   These plans are interrelated and interconnected by
    just that the CBP is changing the way of        they are not the same thing
    prioritizing
22. At the beginning you talked about steering      The ward councillors, ward committee members
    committee who will be responsible for           and municipal officials
    forming these committees?

23. When the process is done what will The CBP as the IDP present a budget list of things or
    happen?                            projects that you want to happen.
24. As you mentioned that ward 15 committee         It is not about the differences it is about the
    members will assist with training of other      application of a principle because there is a standard
    ward committee members around                   principle to be followed so they will manage and
    Newcastle, will they manage to assist in        where there need to be amendments the ward
    township areas since they are from a rural      committee of that ward will make that necessary
    area?                                           amendment to suite their area.
25. There are things/ projects in the 2006,         The CBP will incorporate previous projects
    2007, 2008 IDP which were never                 (completed, in progress and even those that were
    implemented and that made the                   identified but not done)
    community furious, however now we have
    something new to assist us with planning
    and service delivery so we as councilors
    need to go back to the community and
    apologise to them and move forward.
26. If ever there is training let the ward          Noted
    committees of different wards be
    clustered maybe ward committees of
    three different wards in order to limit
    costs.
27. Orientation workshops will also be              Noted
    required before every phase to ensure
    that people are proactive.
28. 5% sample was it applicable to you as a         The national norms are 3.5% so we actually went a
    pilot project or we must also use this same     bit higher with this one so 5% is actually practical
    figure?
29. When doing a 5% random sampling some            As mentioned by Neeta, that the national norms are
    people will not respond can we just do          3.5%. Also a 100% door to door survey will take
    100% survey?
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                                                forever.
30. As the consultants what is your take about We have confident that the Ward 15 CBP is the best
    this pilot project?                        and this plan will be fruitful if followed correctly.




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                        TRAINING MANUAL




1.   INTRODUCTION

     What is community based planning:
     Community-based planning is essential to the municipality's vitality. People who
     are close to neighbourhood issues can clearly identify community needs and
     advocate passionately for local concerns.
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      Community-based planning comes in many forms.
      –    It can range from participation in local organizations to the preparation of a
           comprehensive community-based plan for official adoption.

      Community-based planning may seek to address a variety of issues including:
      –    preserving neighbourhood character,
      –    promoting affordable housing,
      –    facilitating new development and/or encouraging local employment.

2.    PURPOSE/ AIM

      The assessment of draft 2009/10 Integrated Development Plans (IDP) questioned the
      originality of some IDP’s.

      To a certain degree there were no guarantees that IDP’s are a true reflection of a public
      participation process. Consequently it cannot be argued that the contents of those plans
      are owned by respective communities.

      In this regard the Department of Local Government and Traditional Affairs proposed that
      a community based planning exercise be advocated during the reviewing of 2010/11
      IDP’s.

      •      Hibuscus Coast, Umlalazi, Newcastle and Nquthu Local Municipalities were
             identified as suitable localities where this concept of Community Based Plans can
             be explored.
      •      Thus one ward in each of the municipalities was identified.

      The concept was presented (By then Department of Local Government and Traditional
      Affairs which is now known as Department of Co-Operative Governance & Traditional
      Affairs) at Newcastle Local Municipality’s full Council Meeting on 21st May 2009 where a
      resolution was taken to approve the community based planning project, and to
      implement the project in Ward 15 of the municipality.




3.    METHODOLOGY

3.1   PHASE 1: PROJECT INITIATION

      From the outset determine the project task team

      Set up consultative structures
         Steering committee can include but not limited to:
            - Municipal Officials,
            - Government Department Officials (Especially the Department of         Cooperative
              Governance & Traditional Affairs),
            - Councilors,
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           -   Community Development Workers,
           -   Ward Committee Members,
           -   CBO’s, NGO’s,
           -   Other organisations (e.g. JBC which was applicable for ward 15)

      Draft a detailed project work plan

      Convene first meeting to confirm the consultative structures and discuss the methodology
      with the actions to be undertaken as well as specific time frames and costs for the
      different milestones of the project completed.

3.2   Phase 2: Status Quo Analysis

      The Status quo analysis involves both primary and secondary research.

      Secondary Research
      Look at existing data with regards to your ward, data/ reports to use includes but not
      limited to:
                   IDP (Local and District)
                   Sector Plans (Local and District)
                   Government published data
                         -       Statistics South Africa
                         -       Demarcation Board
                   Any other relevant studies and data

      Scrutinize, screen and verify this data to the fullest capacity possible.
      Analyse the data so it will have meaning and documented in the form of a first status quo
      report.

      Convene second steering committee meeting to discuss the first status quo report.

      Primary research

      You will conduct the primary research in the form of questionnaires (household
      interview) therefore you must:
                          Confirm your study area boundary
                          Structure the survey questionnaire
                          Gather all people who will be actively involved in conducting the
                             survey and train them
      Undertake a structured household interview survey amongst a geographically stratified
      sample of 5% of the households {A Random Sampling}.

        How to calculate number of household: From the secondary research you
        will get the ward population figures and household size distribution.
        Divide the ward population by the wards average household size then this
        will give you the number of households within the ward.



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      For the sample frame use the wards 15 base map preferably with an aerial photo
      background.


        How to use the base map for the survey: The base map with an aerial
        photo background will show you the location of each construction/ house
        within the ward all you have to do is to randomly mark the houses you
        will survey.


      Amongst the team distribute yourselves evenly for the survey.

      Prepare a base map for each team.

      You are now ready to go to the field and conduct the survey (Do not forget to carry water
      and caps).

      Go to each household that you as a team selected for the survey and present/ ask the
      questionnaires to the appropriate people (preferably adults).

      The survey should take a maximum two days.

      Once they survey is completed collate all the responses and analyse them or hand them
      over to the responsible municipal official to analyse the data preferably in graph format.


        The findings of this survey will be statically represented indicative of the
                                issues under consideration.

      NB: The survey can be best conducted on Saturdays.

      All the above findings will be compiled in the form of a status quo report.

      Convene a third steering committee meeting to discuss the findings of the survey.

      NB: Example of the questionnaire is attached.

3.3   PHASE 3: IDENTIFICATION OF KEY ISSUES

      Based on the findings you will now be able to draft a SWOT analysis

      Based on the first and second status quo reports identify key developmental issues

            e.g. The status reports analysis reflected that there is a shortage of
                        schools that should be noted as a key issue.


      During the survey communities will point out projects that they would like to take place
      out of that and the entire survey outcome outline the community needs, prioritize,
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       analyse and quantify them.


             e.g. The total number of backlogs/ needs as per the population need.


       Now out of all the information you gathered and analysed you will be able to formulate/
       propose a list of projects that you may deem necessary for the ward.

       Hand the list to the responsible municipal official in order to allocate budget for them and
       identify the appropriate funding sources.

       Convene a fourth steering committee meeting to discuss the key issues needs and
       projects.

               Key issues, needs and projects will be confirmed and any
               outstanding information obtained.


3.4   PHASE 4: SYNTHESIS & DOCUMENTING CBP

      Based on all the above phases (from 1-3) compile a draft report.

      Include information on general projects that have been completed or are in progress for the
      ward.

      Convene a fifth steering committee meeting to identify gaps.




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