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					                               A Newsletter for Municipalities in the Western Cape
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      February 2007                                                   DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING WESTERN CAPE



      Moving Forward!                                                                                                         CONTENT

      Foreword by MEC Qubudile Richard Dyantyi                                                                          p1    Moving Forward!
                                                                                                                              A Message from
                                                                                                                              MEC Dyantyi,
                                                              Majiet as well the entire officials from
                                                              municipalities under the leadership of the various        p2    The Municipal Manager’s
                                                              Mayors have surprised me in the manner that you                 Forum
                                                              have executed your mandates. I am excited to lead
                                                              such a team of dedicated, motivated, effective and        p3    Modelling the Western
                                                              efficient officials who are determined to make                  Cape Sustainable Human
                                                              things happen against the odds.                                 Settlement Strategy

                                                                The local government elections of 2006 have             p4    Post Anti-Corruption
                                                              come and gone; some officials who served in the                 Summit
                                                              various structures of the previous municipalities
                                                              have also come and gone; even some of officials in        p5    Eden hosts the District
                                                              the department have also come and gone; but the                 Growth and Development
                                                              challenges of service delivery, unemployment,                   Summit
                                                              poverty and underdevelopment, capacity,
                                                              governance and transformation remain relentless           p6    Five Year Strategic Agenda
               MEC Qubudile Richard Dyantyi                   in posing a threat to the communities we are                    2006
                                                              striving to serve. Hence in the last quarter of this
                                                              financial year I am calling on all officials to pull up   p7    Vuna Awards 2006


      W            elcome to you all. I know you have         their socks and be a pillar of HOPE and
                   done the right things during the           STRENGTH in creating the Home for All                     p8    CDWs - Bringing
                   festive season, that's why you are all     PROVINCE we are aspiring to.                                    Government to the People
      back safe and sound. May this year be even better
      for you and your families?                              Many other exciting things also occurred such as          p9    Inter Governmental
                                                              the Councilor Summit where we inducted and                      Relations
      Back to our context, many exciting things have          guided new Councilors on legislative matters;
      happened in 2006. Amongst them I can mention            Women in Local Government Summit where key                p10   Departmental
      the budget speech of the 24 may 2006, an event          transformational issues were brought to the fore                Achievements
      that set us in motion in terms of the programmes        for our attention and action going forward;
      that we needed to do and achieve by the end of the      PAFTECHS where we sit and debate and                      p11   Reflections on the Cape
      financial year; this event also sets budgetary limits   deliberate on operational imperatives and                       Winelands Growth and
      on what we can do. Remember I made a                    impediments to their realization; the                           Development Strategy
      commitment to spend the entire budget by                establishment of District Youth Summit that are
      December 2006 and indeed we did that!                   intended to drive youth programmes in each
                                                              District; the Anti-Corruption Summit in which we
      Despite the constraints the employees of this                                                                      NOTE FROM THE
      department under the leadership of Shanaaz                                     continued on the next page          EDITOR
                                                                                                                         Please forward or contact the
                                                                                                                         following individuals if you have or
      Forthcoming Events / Dates to Diarise                                                                              know of any good examples of
                                                                                                                         policies, good practices or any
       Proposed Next                       Municipal Chief Financial Officers' Forum                                     innovative initiatives at local
       PAFTECH                             Meeting                                                                       government level:
                                                                                                                         MOGAMAT ABRAHAMS @
       Meeting:                                         Proposed Dates for 2007                                          moabraha@pgwc.gov.za
                                                                                                                         Tel 021 483 4509 /
          13 April 2007                    Meeting 1:                           Meeting 3:                               Fax 021 483 3337
                                           12 March                             3 September                              MALIKA ISMAIL@
                                           Meeting 2:                           Meeting 4:                               mismail@pgwc.gov.za
                                           11 June                              3 December                               Tel 021 483 4102 /
                                                                                                                         Fax 021 483 3337)
....................................................................................

                 from the previous page                                                   In conclusion I want to re-state that I will zoom in           Forthcoming
                                                                                          on what I call the 'DRIE VOET' and this means I                Events / Dates
                 tried to raise issues of good governance, ethics                         will:
                 and generally a drive for clean administration.                          ? service delivery including quality
                                                                                               Focus on                                                  to Diarise
                                                                                               human settlements; budget spend; transfer of
                 We have seen and experienced the taste of                                     assets; bulk infrastructure development,
                 winning when some of our municipalities were                                  implementing and communicating the ISHSS;               Local Government
                 nominated winners in the Vuna Awards and that is                              developing a plan for the disposal of land;             Medium Term
                 because of the dedication and motivation that I                               developing policy on the settlement of                  Expenditure
                 alluded to earlier. My department was also voted                              backyarders; overhaul our consumer
                 the best department that supports municipalities                              education strategy; monitoring and evaluation;          Committee (LGMTEC)
                 nationally; and I think municipalities must lurch on                          developing 1000 Volunteer Housing Project               One-on-one processes
                 this keenness to assist. Through these activities, I                          etc;                                                    between sector departments
                 have seen the energy and experienced the 'hot air'                            Insist
                                                                                          ? on capacity building and                                   and municipalities.
                 as you earnestly performed your duties. It is now                             accountability with emphasis on capacity
                 up to you to continue setting the benchmarks                                  audits of municipalities; quality of IDPs, sector            Central Karoo
                 higher and higher because we cannot fail our                                  involvement; public participation; functionality             13 February 2007
                 people in the many challenges facing them.                                    of CDWs; disaster management; continuity                     Overberg
                                                                                               and stable administration when changes                       14 February 2007
                 However, there are still areas of concern I would                             occur; more interactions with municipalities
                                                                                                                                                            Cape Winelands
                 like us to focus on in this quarter going forward.                            etc; and
                                                                                                                                                            20 February 2007
                 For example:                                                             ?    Entrench corporate governance with
                 ?   In compiling our budget speech and annual                                 emphasis on anti-corruption, punishing                       City of Cape Town
                      report we need to be more vigilant so that we                            offenders; brand the department as tough,                    23 February 2007
                      can improve the quality, accuracy and content                            decisive, accessible, effective and efficient;               West Coast
                      validity of the information we use in the                                living personal ethics and values.                           26 February 2007
                      report; the integrity of these documents is
                      critical to me!                                                     Lastly, my department will be embarking on a                      Eden
                 ?   I am concerned about what I see as lack of                           campaign where we’ll be promoting meaningful                      28 February 2007
                      coordinated systems, lack monitoring and                            public participation by our communities in the IDP
                      evaluation, lack of security in information                         process. Where we’ll be promoting constructive
                      management and inadequate follow-up                                 interaction between municipalities and
                      meetings, projects and on implementing                              communities in this process.
                      decisions;
                 ?   Department's capacity to manage PHP                                  I am therefore inviting input, suggestions from all
                      projects;                                                           of you for my budget speech. “Tips for QUBS”
                     Gaps in
                 ? the Disaster Management Unit                                           page will be setup by communication.
                      resulting in slow or no flow of information at
                      all;                                                                Looking forward to another enriching year!
                 ?   Staff perceptions of how we see, and do things;
                     The silo
                 ? mentality that still permeates some                                    Qubudile Richard Dyantyi
                      directorates, the absence of team work and                          MEC for Local Government and Housing Western
                      negative impact it has on service delivery.                         Cape




                   Municipal Manager’s Forum                                                                                             way to deal with it. If practical implications
                                                                                                                                         are to be ironed out the work can be divided
                                                                                                                                         amongst colleagues.
                   by the Chairman, Jan Koekemoer



                   T       he Western Cape may be the only
                           Province where Municipal Managers
                           had no forum where they can discuss
                   matters of mutual interest.            The
                   establishment of such a forum was mooted
                                                                                       viewpoint that such a meeting should not
                                                                                       turn into a talk shop but should add value.
                                                                                       Although aimed at the municipal manager it
                                                                                       cannot be a closed shop and others may also
                                                                                       attend. It was decided that the next formal
                                                                                                                                         The Forum is there to serve the interests of
                                                                                                                                         local government in the final instance. It is the
                                                                                                                                         intention that such meetings will be
                                                                                                                                         scheduled in such a way that costs be
                                                                                                                                         reduced as far as possible.
                   for many years but with the support of the                          meeting will be pitched at the Municipal
                   MEC and Head of the Department of Local                             Manager and Chief Financial Officers              Through the forum we are looking at the
                   Government and Housing such a body was                              regarding municipal finance.                      forming of a closer relationship between
                   constituted only last year at a PAFTECH                                                                               municipal managers, other municipal officials,
                   meeting and one meeting has since been                              At the first meeting it was realised how much     colleagues at other spheres of government
                   held.                                                               we can learn from each other by sharing           as well as politicians especially those in
                                                                                       information – no such forum is at present         executive positions. As it will be dealing with
                   At the establishment meeting it was realised                        fulfilling this need. With the advent of new      day to day issues it will not transgress into
                   that the topics mentioned would entail that a                       developments on the legislation and other         the role of the municipal institutes.
                   day or two will have to be set aside to tackle                      fronts, a quick discussion of the implications
                   some of them. It was the unanimous                                  of such is in most cases the most appropriate


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Modelling the                                                                                              disadvantaged communities by the Group
                                                                                                           Areas Act. This project hones the WCSHSS
                                                                                                           thrust of developing functioning property

Western Cape                                                                                               markets, while ensuring integrated planning.

                                                                                                           To develop and grow the WCSHSS further,
                                                                                                           MEC for Local Government and Housing
Sustainable Human                                                                                          Qubudile Richard Dyantyi identified a
                                                                                                           number of special projects which could
                                                                                                           potentially guide and provide lessons for the
Settlement Strategy                                                                                        DLG&H. Our Mossel Bay Municipality /
                                                                                                           Powertown Emergency special project is an
                                                                                                           example of this. Recent flooding wreaked
                                                                                                           havoc in the Powertown informal settlement,
                                                                                                           who are living in a floodplain. The
                                                                                                           implementation of this project demonstrates
                                                                                                           exceptional IGR between all tiers of




                                                         re
                                                                                                           government and the private sector, as well as
                                                                                                           highlighting the strong stance taken with
                                                                                                           communities: MEC Dyantyi clearly indicated




                                                       tu
                                                                                                           that no compromise would be made with the
                                                                                                           relocation of these residents - residing in
                                                                                                           areas underneath a floodline was not



                                        ic
                                                                                                           acceptable. After at least 10 sites were
                                                                                                           considered, a developer stepped forwarded
                                                                                                           and offered to house the 150 families as part


                                      P                                                                    of his mixed income residential development,
                                                                                                           a commitment they intend to cap at ±R30
                                                                                                           million! This initiative highlights the
                                                                                                           importance of the private sector fulfilling
                                                                                                           their social responsibility, which ultimately
                                                                                                           supports Municipalities to address the
                                                                                                           housing needs of their residents with greater
                                                                                                           ease.

                                                                                                           The De Doorns UISP Special Project also
                                                                                                           focuses on the incremental housing approach
                                                                                                           emphasised in the WCSHSS, while enhancing
                                                                                                           Municipal capacity to manage and deliver


T        he Western Cape Sustainable Human
         Settlement Strategy (WCSHSS) is a
         move toward the creation of
integrated, quality human settlements, which
a r e s o c i a l l y, e c o n o m i c a l l y a n d
                                                       spatial and economic environment of
                                                       Plettenberg Bay, through interventions
                                                       stimulating the development of commercial,
                                                       retail and residential nodes at the most
                                                       densely populated area (i.e., within
                                                                                                           their housing mandate.This project highlights
                                                                                                           two critical areas requiring attention: farm
                                                                                                           worker evictions and settlement control
                                                                                                           (prevention of illegal invasion of cleared /
                                                                                                           prepared site). As a consequence, the
environmentally viable. It is intended to              Kwanokuthula), locating government                  Department is beginning to develop policy
guide interventions for the creation of an             services closer to the majority of citizens         and anticipate strategic discussions for 2007,
environment which would allow for the                  (i.e., within Kwanokuthula), introducing a          aimed at developing guidelines to manage
incremental provision of adequate housing              condition that all future housing                   both of these items.
for all citizens, thus allowing the citizenry to       developments include 20% affordable
constructively engage with the state in order          housing units; etc.This initiative solidly begins   In summary, the WCSHSS can be seen as a
to access a wide range of facilities and               to practice the tenants of the WCSHSS by            strategy to guide accelerated housing
benefits. A number of pilot projects were              using a variety of housing instruments (which       delivery as a poverty alleviation tool aimed at,
identified with the intent of being WCSHSS             includes incremental development and social         enabling the creation of employment
test or trial projects, aimed at developing            rental housing), investigating broad                opportunities while creating assets for
guidance to direct future courses of action.           institutional planning, efficient use of state      citizens through housing, thus ultimately
                                                       land and resources, etc.                            promoting social cohesion and leveraging
A prime example of this is the Bitou                                                                       economic growth. Ultimately, these
Municipality's “Coming Together” Initiative.           The City of Cape Town's Simon's Town Dido           sustainable human settlements will take
Launched by Deputy President Pumzile                   Valley pilot project also aims to achieve           physical and social health, opportunities for
Mlambo-Ngcuka and a number of members                  integrated development through the                  access to the economy, environmental
of the National and Provincial Cabinets on 15          promotion of mixed housing development              suitability, legal and security concerns etc.,
July 2006, it exhibits a strong IGR relationship       using the concept of cross-subsidisation (i.e.,     into account.
between the Bitou Municipality and the                 subsidised units, gap housing and open
Provincial government. This consistent                 market houses). The main motivation of this           Picture: Saldanha Bay Municipality Mayor
communication style is proving to be the               project is to ensure integrated development           Orel de Beer standing in front of one
foundation of this exciting project. The               through the provision of low-income housing           of the newly constructed houses before
Coming Together Initiative aims to                     in the area, which has not been provided for          handing over the keys to its beneficiary
fundamentally restructure the urban social,            since the displacement of previously                  a Steenberg Cove


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                Post Anti-Corruption Summit
                 I  n line with the national anti-corruption
                    drive a Western Cape Anti-Corruption
                    Summit was held on the 7th and 8th of
                 December 2006, at His People's Centre,
                 Goodwood Cape Town. Premier Ebrahim
                                                                                       institutionalize our integrated
                                                                                       economic crime combating strategies.
                                                                                       The objectives of the forum will be to
                                                                                       advise the Provincial Government on
                                                                                       Anti-Corruption strategies, to
                                                                                                                                     At this occasion MEC Dyantyi also
                                                                                                                                     launched the Local Government Anti-
                                                                                                                                     Corruption Strategy (LGACS) as
                                                                                                                                     compiled nationally for the Western
                                                                                                                                     Cape Province.
                 Rasool and the MEC for Local Government                               contribute towards a national
                 and Housing Qubudile Richard Dyantyi                                  consensus in terms of how to deal with        The strategy, amongst others, focuses on the
                 invited various sectors to the Summit co-                             corruption, to share sectoral best            municipality as an organization, on
                 hosted by the Provincial Government and                               practice and to focus on ethics,              employees and on other stakeholders such
                 KPMG.                                                                 education, training and awareness.            as trading partners. Under employees, issues
                                                                                       l of the Provincial Government
                                                                                        review                                       such as vetting are dealt with. Vetting is a
                 The summit was timed to coincide with                                 Supply Chain Management policies, with        technique that enables municipalities to
                 International Anti-Corruption Day on 9                                the focus on the procurement of goods         ensure that it hires individuals with
                 December and took place under the banner,                             and services, to eradicate existing           exemplary levels of integrity and ethics. The
                 “We stand together in defending                                       inequalities. This relates to the             strategy is a basis from which policies etc. are
                 development and deliver y against                                     procurement of especially low cost            to be developed.
                 corruption.”                                                          housing goods and services not only in
                                                                                       the Department of Local Government            The Provincial Government will involve
                 The Summit formed part of a comprehensive                             and Housing but also on a municipal           various sectors in taking the resolutions of
                 programme against corruption. Delegates                               level.                                        the Summit forward. Municipalities will be
                 were drawn from various sectors in an                                                                               informed on progress.
                 attempt to acknowledge that corruption is
                 an obstacle for development and that all
                 sectors represented should unite in
                 preventing and combating corruption and
                 make inputs to address the problems.                                   Mayors and Municipal
                 Premier Ebrahim Rasool delivered the                                   Managers
                 keynote address on the first day. He shared
                 the stage with experts in fighting corruption
                 like Mr Willie Hofmeyr of the Special                                 Municpality                                 Mayor                    Municipal
                 Investigating Unit, Trusha Reddy of the                                                                                                    Manager
                 Institute of Security Studies, Herman de Beer
                 from KPMG and Duane van Rensburg from                                 City of Cape Town                           Mrs H Zille              Mr A Ebrahim
                 the Auditor-General's office.         Further                         West Coast District Municipality            Mr J Botha               Mr W Rabbets
                 highlights were the international direct link                         Matzikama Local Municipality                Mr D Jenner              Mr D O' Neill
                 to Berlin where Alejandro Salas, Programme                            Cederberg Local Municipality                Ms S Newman              Mr G Matthyse
                 Manager on the Latin American & Carribean                             Bergrivier Local Municipality               Mr J Swart               Mr AI Hendricks
                 Department of Transparancy International                              Saldanha Bay Local Municipality             Mr O de Beer             Mr H Snyders
                 addressed the Summit on the International                             Swartland Local Municipality                Mr AW Bredell            Mr J Scholts
                 Comparative Analysis of South Africa as well                          Cape Winelands District Municipality        Mr CW Johnson            Mr K Chetty
                 as the Ethics Game that was played by all                             Witzenberg Local Municipality               Ms A Muller              Mr D Nasson (Acting)
                 attendees on the second day.                                          Drakenstein Local Municipality              Ms C Manuel              Dr ST Kabanyane
                                                                                       Stellenbosch Local Municipality             Ms L Maree               Dr L Mortimer (Acting)
                 MEC Dyantyi said in his budget speech on 24                           Breede Valley Local Municipality            Mrs L Sibeko             Mr A Paulse
                 May 2006 that this Province will persist in                           Breede River Winelands Local Municipality   Mr SJ Ngonyama           Mr N Nel
                 laying bare and rooting out corruption and                            Overberg District Municipality              Mr J January             Mr T Botha
                 maladministration where it occurs.          It                        Theewaterskloof Local Municipality          Mr C Punt                Mr S Wallace
                 increases the awareness of councillors and                            Overstrand Local Municipality               Mr T Beyleveldt          Adv J Koekemoer
                 municipal officials of their respective roles                         Cape Agulhas Local Municipality             Ms E Marthinus           Mr K Jordaan
                 and accountability (legal and moral) to the                           Swellendam Local Municipality               Mr J Jansen              Mr K Gordon
                 communities they serve.                                               Eden District Municipality                  Mr R Laws                Mr MC Botha
                                                                                       Kannaland Local Municipality                Mrs L Willemse           Mr N Delo (Acting)
                 Several resolutions were adopted aimed at                             Hessequa Local Municipality                 Mr CP Taute              Mr J Jacobs
                 fighting corruption in the public service,                            Mossel Bay Local Municipality               Ms M Ferreira            Mr K Nicol
                 especially in the provincial and local spheres                        George Local Municipality                   Mr B Petrus              Mr CM Africa
                 of government.                                                        Oudtshoorn Local Municipality               Mr JD Swiegelaar         Mr M May
                                                                                       Bitou Local Municipality                    Mr L Mvimbi              Mr G Seitisho
                 Two key resolutions that are part of the post                         Knysna Local Municipality                   Dr T Wakeford Brown      Mr D Daniels
                 summit priorities relate to the -                                     Central Karoo District Municipality         Mr JJ van der Linde      Mr N Nortje (Acting)
                 l   establishment of a Western Cape Anti-                             Laingsburg Local Municipality               Mr W Theron              Mr P Williams
                    Corruption Forum. The primary                                      Prince Albert Local Municipality            Mr A Claasen             Mr N Wicomb
                    purpose of this forum will be to                                   Beaufort West Local Municipality            Mr M Motsoane            Mr J Booysen (Acting)

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    Eden hosts the District
    Growth and Development Summit

                                                                                                            the strings of the robust IDP and LED
                                                                                                            participation processes of all seven local
                                                                                                            municipalities, as well as that of the District
                                                                                                            Municipality. This would have not been
                                                                                                            possible without the commitment, passion
                                                                                                            and drive of all the municipalities, provincial
                                                                                                            and national government departments and
                                                                                                            most importantly Eden and all the local
                                                                                                            municipality social partners.

                                                                                                            The robust build-up and in particular, the
                                                                                                            vibrant spirit experienced at the actual Eden
                                                                                                            GDS left delegates with a sense of hope,
                                                                                                            positive expectation that, government means
                                                                                                            business and that its strategic plans will come
                                                                                                            to fruition.

                                                                                                            The unique kind of mobilisation done by all
By: Claude Schroeder* and Kelvin Vollenhoven*                                                               Eden's local municipalities and its social
                                                                                                            partners under the strategic leadership of


E      den District Municipality, as the
       District authority to the Garden
       Route and Klein Karoo, convened the
Eden Growth and Development
Summit(EGDS) during November 2006, in
                                                           Development Planning as a Development
                                                           instrument and was followed by the
                                                           Provincial MEC for Economic Development
                                                           and Planning, Ms Tasneem Essop who gave
                                                           the keynote address on “Spatial Planning with
                                                                                                            the Department of the Premier ensured
                                                                                                            positive development outcomes including as
                                                                                                            strategic district-wide visioning Indaba, it was
                                                                                                            able to address the President's call for us to
                                                                                                            create Age of HOPE by engaging on a new
par tnership with the seven local                          regard to the environment and the                path of growth and development, it was able
mu n i c i p a l i t i e s a n d t h e P rov i n c i a l   economy”                                         to forge a developmental social partnering
Government of the Western Cape. This                                                                        that will fundamentally impact on new
summit, which is the first one of its kind held            The more than 400 delegates, from all walks      generation IDP's across the Eden district.
in the province, was convened in response to               of life attended, including representatives
the call by the State President Thabo Mbeki,               from civil society, the private sector,          During the summit deliberations, reference
in his State of the Nation Address of                      communities and government including             was also made to the IDP's of Eden and that
February 2006, for Districts to hold Growth                partners such as the National Ports              of the B municipalities, local economic
and Development Summits to promote                         Authority and PETROSA. At the EGDS               development strategies, the Provincial
rising levels of growth, investment, job                   delegates affirmed the need to promote           Growth and Development Strategy, the
creation, and people-centred development.                  sustainable growth and development of Eden       Inter-governmental Relations Framework
                                                           to attain healthy communities, a growing         Act in recognising the different plans,
The Summit was preceded by mini-                           economy and a well managed environment,          protocols and policies which have bearing
Summits, which took place within local                     as is reflected in the Milennium Goals,          upon municipalities and which can be used as
municipalities which fed into the four (4)                 NEPAD and ASGISSA. Some of the critical          instruments to contribute to sustainable
sectoral themes of the conference:-                        issues debated within the four focus groups      development.
1. Economic Development                                    include; inequalities within Eden with regard
2. Strategic Infrastructure Development                    to access to services, housing, amenities, job   At the EGDS a strong belief framework
3. Spatial and Environmental Sustainability                opportunities and the right to a dignified       emerged expressing that, in embarking on
4. Social Development                                      existence. Some of the challlenges which the     the path to long-term economic growth,
                                                           conference set out to address were poverty,      equity and effective resource management,
The buildup to the GDS was marked by                       marginalisation, creating employment and         choices should be exercised which put into
robust social dialogue, sound                              development opportunities, improving the         place the necessary cultural, economic, social
intergovernmental engagement and                           ecological footprint, improving inter-           and political mandates, which look beyond
alignment across the district.The four multi-              governmental coordination of actions in          the immediate demands necessary for future
sectoral stakeholder forums were able to                   reinforcing sustainable resource utilisation     generations to grow and prosper.
build on the outcomes of the Eden                          to ensure effective and coordinated
residential Imbizo's held in July 2006.                    resource management, planning and                The conference participants endorsed the
The summit was coordinated and facilitated                 budgeting. The social development cluster        work of all the Eden municipalities through
by Eden's Acting Director Strategic Services,              raised health, education, safety and security    their IDP's and dedicated itself to work
Mr Claude Schroeder and was opened by the                  in order to create a platform for positive       together to tackle the challenges of creating
Eden District Mayor, Councilor Rudi Laws.                  social development and social cohesion.          a sustainable future for the Eden District and
Speakers included the Provincial MEC for                                                                    surrounding parts of the Western Cape
Local Government and Housing, Qubudile                     One of the biggest achievements of the Eden
Richard Dyantyi, who spoke on Integrated                   GDS was that it was able to bring together                               continued on the next page


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                 from the previous page                                                presented a Conference Declaration, which        platform for networking between key
                                                                                       was based on the conference discussions,         growth and development role-players, as well
                 District. The participants expressed                                  and which was endorsed by the conference.        as raised awareness for a district –wide
                 Sustainable Development as a shared and                               The Declaration focused on mandating the         approach. Delegates left the conference with
                 inclusive process which embraces cultural                             District municipality, together with social      a sense of ownership and Hope that a new
                 diversity and which is rooted in concerns for                         partners to take forward the Summit              trajectory of shared growth and people-
                 equity and Ubuntu as is represented by iKapa                          Recommendations:-                                centred development will be embedded in
                 Elihlumayo and committed to mobilising,                               ?   to develop a Growth and Development          the new generation district and local IDP's.
                 sharing and developing the knowledge and                                  Strategy.
                 skills of the Eden District to build the                                  which
                                                                                       ? should include clear targets,                  For further information contact Mr Claude
                 capacity for creating safe, healthy and                                   outcomes and time frames                     Schroeder at 044-803 1300 or
                 sustainable communities. In concluding the                            ?   and should be presented to the social        claude@edendm.co.za or Mr Kelvin
                 conference, delegates dedicated themselves                                partners within the first quarter of next    Vollenhoven at kelvin@edendm.co.za
                 to advocating that sustainable development,                               year.
                 its values and ethics, are fundamental to good
                                                                                                                                           Claude
                                                                                                                                          ? Schroeder is currently Acting
                 governance as a means to deliver equal                                During the conference delegates applauded
                                                                                                                                           Director: Strategic Services at Eden
                 access to the benefits of the Province.                               Eden District Municipality for taking the           District Municipality
                                                                                       leadership in coordinating the Summit, were         Kelvin
                                                                                                                                          ? Vollenhoven is currently Acting
                 The Summit was concluded when Eden's                                  clearly enthusiastic about the outcome of           Communications Officer at Eden
                 Executive Mayor, Councilor Rudi Laws,                                 the proceedings and claimed that it created a       District Municipality




                          Five Year Strategic Agenda
                                                                                                                                        and responsibility for the five-year strategic
                                                                                                                                        agenda and have displayed clear and decisive
                                                                                                                                        leadership in driving the five-year strategic
                                                                                                                                        agenda at all IGR structures.

                                                                                                                                        The following is taking place in terms of
                                                                                                                                        the way forward:

                                                                                                                                        Sector departments and municipalities
                                                                                                                                        ?
                                                                                                                                        to regularly update their plans and
                                                                                                                                        provide progress in terms of
                                                                                                                                        implementation
                                                                                                                                        All IGR
                                                                                                                                        ? structures to play a strategic
                                                                                                                                        and monitoring role to ensure that the
                                                                                                                                        plan is operationalised beyond


                 T       he National 5-year Strategic
                         Agenda for Local Government is a
                         comprehensive plan for the next
                 term of local government to ensure a
                 sustainable system of governance and
                                                                                       period in terms of the national strategic
                                                                                       agenda at a Provincial Top Management
                                                                                       meeting held on 18 October 2006.

                                                                                       The current intergovernmental structures
                                                                                                                                        compliance,
                                                                                                                                        Alignment of the five-year strategic
                                                                                                                                        ?
                                                                                                                                        agenda with the IDPs and the PGDS as
                                                                                                                                        part of the Local Government Medium
                                                                                                                                        Term Expenditure Committee
                 reliable services that will be monitored                              provides the platform for the                    (LGMTEC) one-on-one processes
                 against a set of key performance areas. This                          implementation and monitoring of the             between sector departments and
                 plan was finalised at a Technical MINMEC                              strategic agenda with the Premier's              municipalities,
                 meeting held on the 31st May 2006.                                    Coordinating Forum (PCF) as the high level       All planned interventions by
                                                                                                                                        ?
                                                                                       strategic forum for driving the coordination,    municipalities and sector departments
                 The Department of Local Government and                                alignment and political and administrative       to be supported, by resourced business
                 Housing:     Western Cape finalised the                               accountability of the agenda. In addition the    plans.
                 Provincial Plan in terms of the national                              Metropolitan Coordinating Forum (MCF)            Implementation of an effective
                                                                                                                                        ?
                 strategic agenda which was presented                                  and the District Coordinating Forums             monitoring and evaluation system to
                 to and endorsed by a PAF meeting held                                 (DCFs) are expected to play a critical role in   track service delivery performance and
                 on 19 - 20 April 2006. The Provincial Plan                            ensuring alignment between the five-year         measure the impact of interventions
                 was further discussed at a PAFTECH forum                              strategic agenda, the PGDS and Integrated        across all spheres. This process will be
                 held on 12 – 13 July 2006.                                            Development Plans (IDPs).                        linked to M&E processes in the
                                                                                                                                        Premier's Department and a recent
                 Sector Departments also agreed to compile                             The Premier and MEC for Local                    decision taken at the PAF to establish
                 their respective interventions for the next                           Government have political accountability         focused M&E units at District level.


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Vuna Awards 2006




T       he Vuna award was launched in 2003
        and this year it will be its third year of
        existence. The Vuna awards are a
component of a larger system aimed at
enhancing municipal accountability and
                                                     competed in their legislative categories.
                                                     Metros compete only at a national level.
                                                     During 2005 no awards were made due to
                                                     intensive build-up to the local government
                                                     elections that took place during March 2005.
                                                                                                      After being informed by DPLG during
                                                                                                      September 2006 that the Vuna Awards will
                                                                                                      take place and that municipalities will be
                                                                                                      evaluated for performance during the
                                                                                                      2004/2005 financial year, the Department
efficiency. One of the critical elements of a        The following municipalities were winners in     arranged an information session for all
performance management systems is that it            the Western Cape:                                municipalities to attend on the 18th of
is an incentive system that seeks to reward              2003: 1st
                                                     ? - Beaufort West                                September 2006 at the Cape Town Lodge.
excellence while encouraging continuous                         2nd - Matzikama                       Palmer Development Group (PDG)
improvement in performance.                                     3rd - Theewaterskloof                 consultants contracted by DPLG as project
                                                     ?   2004: Category B – 1st - Saldanha Bay        managers to assist with the management of
The White Paper for Local Government                            Category C – 1st - West Coast         the Awards made a presentation with regards
identifies Performance Management System                                                              to the following processes; application,
(PMS) as a tool to realize the developmental         Lessons learned from the 2003 and 2004           assessment and adjudication. At the closing
vision for local government.                         Vuna Awards were considered and                  date of 11 October 2006 eleven (11) local
The basis for the Vuna Awards is in the              incorporated into planning and program           municipalities and one(1) district
Municipal Planning and Performance                   process to ensure a credible award process       municipality submitted applications for the
Management Regulations (2001) that sets              for 2006. Some of the issues that were raised    award. All 12 twelve applications were pre-
out five Key Performance Areas (KPAs) for            as concerns and challenges were the              assessed by Provincial Pre-Assessment
Local Government.These areas are:                    following:                                       team on the 24th October and six (6)
?   Infrastructure Development and                        Timing
                                                     ?was generally inadequate,                       municipalities were short listed to make
     Service Delivery                                     especially for municipalities to            presentations to the Assessment and
?    Local Economic Development                           complete application form and for           Adjudication Panel. The six short listed
     Municipal
? Transformation and                                      provinces to fulfill their support role.    municipalities were:
     Institutional Development                       ?    The competition was inconsistently                  1. Overstrand
     Financial
? viability                                               conducted in the nine provinces.                    2. Swartland
?    Good Governance                                 ?    Given that the most important                       3. Breede River
                                                          activities in the competition happen at             4. Saldanha Bay
In 2003 local and district municipalities                 a provincial level, this is where support           5. Cape Agulhas
competed with each other irrespective of                  and capacity needs to be provided.                  6. Laingsburg
category and in 2004 municipalities
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                  from the previous page

                 The assessment and adjudication of the short-listed municipalities took place in Cape Town on 6 & 7 November 2006. Municipalities were
                 requested to make a 30-minute presentation to the panel, after deliberation the Adjudication panel made the following decisions:

                    Overall Winner for Category B Municipalities:
                                                                                                                After careful consideration and investigation of suitable venues and
                     Place            Name of Municipality                             Municipal Code           the maximum presence of municipal representatives at the
                        1st            Overstrand Municipality                             WC032                provincial awards it was decided to host the awards ceremony with
                        2nd            Swartland Municipality                              WC015                the last PAF meeting in Hermanus on the 27th of November 2006.
                        3rd            Breede River Winelands                              WC026                The venue was the Misty Waves Hotel and the function was
                                                                                                                attended by 120 delegates. The winning municipalities received the
                                                                                                                following:
                                                                                                                     1st Overstrand Municipality – R750 000-00 a trophy and plaque
                   The KPA winners are as follow:                                                                    2nd Swartland Municipality – R250 000-00 and plaque
                     Key Performance Area (KPA)                                    Name of Municipality              3rd Breede River/ Winelands Municipality – a certificate
                                                                                                                    On the
                                                                                                                ? 4th and 5th of December the national assessment and
                     Service Delivery                                             Swartland                     adjudication process took place at the Farm Inn in Pretoria and the
                     Local Economic Development                                   Swartland                     national Award Ceremony took place on 12 December 2006 at
                     Financial Viability                                          Overstrand                    the Sandton Convention Centre. Municipalities of the Western
                     Institutional Transformation                                 Laingsburg                    Cape received the following rewards.
                     Good Governance                                              Overstrand                        Category
                                                                                                                ? B municipalities: 1st place: Overstrand Municipality –
                                                                                                                     R2 million prize money
                                                                                                                    Individual
                                                                                                                ? KPA Awards:
                 The best practices that were chosen by the adjudication team are as                                   KPA 2: Local Economic Development: Swartland Municipality
                 follow:                                                                                               KPA 4: Financial Viability: Overstrand Municipality
                 1st Overstrand - Solid waste management & recycling                                                   KPA 5: Good Governance: Overstrand Municipality
                 2nd Breede River/Winelands - electricity to all farm dwellers
                 3rd Overstrand - Ward system, public participation and                                         The Provincial Department of Local Government and Housing also
                 accountability                                                                                 received the Ministerial Reward for best support to municipalities.



                                                                                                                                        address all the current shortcomings in the
                                                                                                                                        programme as well as the concerns raised by
                      Community Development                                                                                             mu n i c i p a l i t i e s o n a f i n a n c i a l a n d
                                                                                                                                        administration level.
                      Workers                                                                                                           Some of the concerns that will be addressed
                                                                                                                                        are the supervision of the CDW's, the
                                                                                                                                        compilation and co-ordination of joint
                                                                                                                                        monthly work plans for the CDW's between
                                                                                                                                        the regional co-coordinator and the local
                                                                                                                                        municipal co-coordinator and transfer
                                                                                                                                        payments to municipalities to fund the
                                                                                                                                        operational expenditure that were incurred.
                                                                                                                                        In the current financial year the transfer
                                                                                                                                        payments will be paid via district
                      Bringing Government                                                                                               municipalities to refund municipalities for
                                                                                                                                        expenditure already incurred. For the next
                      to the People!                                                                                                    financial year transfer payment will be made
                                                                                                                                        directly to all municipalities at the beginning
                                                                                                                                        of the financial year.



                 O         n the 14th of February 2003 our                              department trained and deployed 200             Mr Heinrich Magermann, who is currently
                           President, in his State of the Nation                        CDW's to all districts and the City of Cape     the acting programme manager of this
                           Address announced the following:                             Town during 2006. As with all new               programme will visit each district to discuss
                 “Government will create a public service                               programmes and especially one with this         the programme with municipalities and
                 echelon or multi-skilled community                                     magnitude, “growing pains” with the             CDW's and to get their views and ideas on
                 development workers (CDW's) who will                                   implementation were expected and are            how to improve the effectiveness of the
                 maintain direct contact with the people                                currently being experienced.            The     programme and to address the concerns.The
                 where these masses live………It is wrong                                  Department is aware that not all                Department is confident that with renewed
                 that government should oblige people to                                municipalities are experiencing this            e f fo r t a n d c o m m i t m e n t f ro m a l l
                 come to government even in circumstances                               programme positively due to specific            stakeholders, we can in a co-coordinated and
                 in which people do not know what services                              matters and incidents that are not being        co-operative way make a difference in the
                 the government offers and have no means to                             addressed. Due to the aforementioned and        lives of our people.
                 pay for the transport to reach government                              to enhance the effectiveness and integrity of
                 offices”.                                                              the programme, the department is currently
                 To answer to this call of the president, the                           in process to implement an action plan to        Picture: CDWs attending a CDW Imbizo


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    Inter Governmental                                                                                  Act, 13 of 2005, the Department of Local
                                                                                                        Government and Housing also have the
                                                                                                        Provincial Advisory Forum (PAF) and
                                                                                                        Provincial Advisory Forum Technical
    Relations                                                                                           Committee (PAFTECH) in place as a further
                                                                                                        means of strengthening intergovernmental
                                                                                                        relations and ensuring that the agendas of the
                                                                                                        other IGR structures are aligned with the
                                                                                                        national and provincial programmes of
                                                                                                        action. 2006. These meetings were well
                                                                                                        attended and the Department and
                                                                                                        municipalities were able to successfully
                                                                                                        engage on the key challenges facing
                                                                                                        government as a whole. The PAF and
                                                                                                        PAFTECH structures are also currently
                                                                                                        being utilized by other provincial
                                                                                                        departments to engage with municipalities
                                                                                                        on developmental local government issues

                                                                                                        In order to further promote developmental
                                                                                                        local government, Minister R Dyantyi also
                                                                                                        initiated a platform at the PAF meetings for
                                                                                                        each District Mayor to report back on their
                                                                                                        progress with the implementation of the
                                                                                                        Local Government Strategic
                                                                                                        Agenda/Priorities for 2006-2011.
  LGMTEC Meeting held at Eden District Municipality on 10 November 2006
                                                                                                        Municipalities welcomed this initiative as it
                                                                                                        was seen as a useful exercise of providing an
                                                                                                        overview of the municipalities while


T        he Intergovernmental Relations
         Framework Act, No.13 of 2005,
         marked an important set of
legislation in guiding the three spheres of
government in how to work together in a co-
                                                        An intergovernmental technical task team
                                                        was also established with representatives
                                                        from the City of Cape Town, the Presidency
                                                        and Department of Provincial and Local
                                                        Government; Provincial Departments and
                                                                                                        simultaneously allowing Province and
                                                                                                        Municipalities the opportunity to highlight
                                                                                                        and engage on critical issues affecting
                                                                                                        municipalities. This will therefore enable the
                                                                                                        Department of Local Government and
operative and coordinated manner. The                   Academic Experts which worked intensively       Housing to follow-up on resolutions
Premier Mr. Ebrahim Rasool of the Western               as a Task Team during 2006 to support the       emanating from the respective report back
Cape has a particular responsibility for                City to develop a coherent economic             sessions and ensure that the necessary
coordinating intergovernmental relations                development strategy and to ensure              support is provided where needed.
with national, provincial and local                     intergovernmental co-operation on the
government. Premier Rasool gave effect to               future development challenges of the City.      Considering the important role organised
this whereby he in collaboration with the                                                               local government, i.e. SALGA Western Cape,
MEC for Local Government and Housing Mr.                The outcomes of the March 2006 Local            plays in promoting and facilitating
Qubudile Richard Dyantyi established the                Government elections brought about              intergovernmental relations within the
Premier's Coordinating Forum (PCF) during               significant challenges in the                   Province, MEC Dyantyi also provided
2005 as required by the Intergovernmental               Intergovernmental relations and in particular   SALGA Western Cape a platform for
Relations Framework Act, No 13 of 2005.                 the District Coordinating Forums (DCF'S) as     dialogue at all PAF and PAFTECH meetings
This led to the establishment of all the                coalitions were formed in at least 26 out of    whereby the Chairperson and Chief
District Coordinating Forums (DCF's) under              the 30 municipalities. The “scramble egg”       Executive Officer of SALGA Western Cape
the leadership of the MEC Dyantyi.                      scenario led to a minimalist approach to IGR    respectively reports back on current issues
                                                        as municipalities saw it as compliance.         and engagements.
Apart from the Premier's Co-ordinating                  Through the Department of Local
Forum which is currently functioning well,              Government and Housing's intervention,          The Department of Local Government and
Premier Rasool and MEC Dyantyi further                  significant progress has been made with the     Housing in partnership with the Provincial
e s t a b l i s h e d t h e P re m i e r ' s M e t ro   functioning of the respective IGR structures.   Treasury and the Department of Economic
Coordinating Forum (PMCF) to give specific              To date all structures have met and are         Development and Tourism also initiated an
focus and attention to issues pertaining to             functioning well. All District Coordinating     extensive LG MTEC process during 2006.
the City of Cape Town with four particular              Forums (DCF'S) are required to report back      This marks an important and dedicated
technical working groups to support the                 to the Premier's Coordinating Forum (PCF)       space for interaction between Province and
Mayor and her MAYCO in fulfilling their                 on the Local Government Strategic Agenda        Local Government. The LG MTEC has
mandate, i.e. Urban Renewal, IDP, Human                 that outlines the Five Key Performance areas,   become the Provincial Government's key
Settlements and Joint Projects & Agencies.              namely Institutional Transformation and         mechanism for improving intergovernmental
The PMCF constitutes representation                     Organisational Development, Basic Services,     alignment between the Provincial
consisting of the Premier, his cabinet                  LED, Financial Viability and Good               Government's strategic programmes and the
m e m b e r s a n d t h e P rov i n c i a l To p        Governance.                                     Integrated Development Plans of the
Management with the Mayor, her MAYCO                                                                    Metro/District and Local municipalities
and the Management Team of the City of                  Apart from the structures which were            within the Western Cape. This process
Cape Town.                                              established in terms of the
                                                        Intergovernmental Relations Framework                                   continued on the next page


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                 from the previous page                                                are strategically driven. In this regard the     to the Province and in particular the
                                                                                       Department of Local Government and               PAFTECH who will in return report to the
                 continued by means of One-on-One                                      Housing is currently in the process of           Premier's Co-ordinating Forum (PCF) on the
                 engagement sessions with Municipalities,                              collaborating with the Department of the         issues raised and resolutions taken.
                 which were rolled out during November                                 Premier to designate a co-operative unit of
                 2006. The LGMTEC One-on-One process                                   senior officials from the various provincial     Bearing in mind the many challenges facing
                 will therefore build on the learning form the                         departments who should act as permanent          the province and country as a whole it is
                 previous year and prepare municipalities for                          liaisons between the PMCF Technical              important that all three spheres of
                 the 2007/8-BudgetYear.                                                Working Groups, DCF's and Province. This         government co-operate with one another in
                                                                                       will ultimately ensure coherent and              mutual trust & good faith and participate in
                 The key challenge for intergovernmental                               consistent strategic input from Province into    the intergovernmental structures so as to
                 relations is full participation from the various                      the agendas of aforesaid structures.             ensure that the objectives of the
                 stakeholders on the IGR structures and                                Importantly, issues and deliberations arising    Intergovernmental Relations Framework Act,
                 ensuring that the agendas of these structures                         in these structures would be fed directly back   No 13 of 2006, are achieved.




                     The Department of Local Government
                     and Housing Achievements 2006
                                                                                       dedicated support is given from the              ? Presidential Imbizo
                                                                                                                                        Successful Eden
                                                                                       Department                                       was held during July 2006
                                                                                       ?Hands-on support was provided to                ?Standard Community Fire safety By-
                                                                                       municipalities with the filling of their         Law was in November 2006
                                                                                       municipal manager posts
                                                                                                                                        ?Community Izimbizo were held in all
                                                                                       ? developed and
                                                                                        Guidelines was                                  municipal areas during the national
                                                                                       distributed to municipalities on the             Imbizo focus week in October/
                                                                                       filling of municipal managers and other          November 2006
                                                                                       section 57 posts during April 2006
                                                                                                                                        ?An “Anti-corruption” summit was
                                                                                       ?Only four municipal manager posts are           hosted in December 2006 to promote
                                                                                       still vacant in the province and 85% of          good governance and share best
                                                                                       other section 57 posts are filled in             practices
                 ?                                                                     municipalities
                 A councillor summit was hosted during                                                                                  ? workshops were held
                                                                                                                                         Ant-corruption
                 march 2006 to capacitate newly elected                                ? hosted in all districts
                                                                                        Workshops were                                  with pilot municipalities to support
                 councilors on various local government                                to support municipalities with the               them with various policies to prevent
                 legislation                                                           implementation of the Property Rating            corruption
                 ? awarded to 10 youths                                                Act
                  Ten bursaries                                                                                                         ?Extensive engagements took place with
                 ?Youth units established in 3 districts                               ?The second Cohort of the CDW                    municipalities during April/May 2006 on
                                                                                       learner ship was completed and                   political and administration level on IDP
                 ?Leadership development training                                      CDW's were placed
                 program implemented for all women                                                                                      and budget alignment (MTEC3)
                 councilors during September and                                       ?Community based planning were rolled            ? facilitated between all
                                                                                                                                         Sessions were
                 October 2006                                                          out in 3 districts                               provincial departments and all
                 ?local government
                  A “women in                                                          ? with municipalities to
                                                                                        MOU are signed                                  municipalities to more effectively align
                 conference” was hosted to determine                                   institutionalized the CDW programme              budgets and priorities areas
                 their capacity needs and to create a                                  and with DWAF to pilot project for               ?Continued training are provided to
                 platform for networking during August                                 water regulation and consumer                    ward committees
                                                                                       education
                 2006                                                                                                                   ? investigations,
                                                                                                                                         Where necessary,
                 ? newsletter with
                  First MUNICOM                                                        ?Continued support are being given to            including a section 106 investigation,
                 municipal best practices was distributed                              Kannaland and Cederberg with the                 were instituted to promote good
                 to municipalities during April 2006                                   implementation of their recovery plans           governance
                                                                                       with excellent financial results in
                 ? was hosted by the
                  Speakers Indaba                                                      Cederberg
                                                                                                                                        ?Through intervention, the sub-councils
                 MEC in August 2006                                                                                                     in the city of Cape Town were re-
                                                                                       ? Action Plans (MAP's) for
                                                                                        The Municipal                                   clustered
                 ? government strategic
                  The 5 year local                                                     project consolidatemunicipalities were
                 agenda was communicated and is                                        finalized, aligned with district IDP's and
                                                                                                                                        ? reviewing our current
                                                                                                                                         Are currently
                 currently being implemented on a                                                                                       departmental structure to align it with
                                                                                       the MSIG grant and are being
                 continued basis by municipalities                                                                                      the Local Government Strategic Agenda
                                                                                       implemented with dedicated hands-on
                 ?Training on sustainable human                                                                                         and to provide more effective hands-on
                                                                                       support
                 settlements was provided to                                                                                            support to municipalities.
                                                                                       ?technical experts were
                                                                                        Financial and
                 responsible officials and councilors of                               deployed to three municipalities to
                 all project consolidate municipalities                                provide hands-on support with basic
                 during may 2006                                                       service delivery in partnership with the
                 ?All IGR structures are functioning and                               DBSA

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Reflections on the Cape Winelands
Growth and Development Strategy
                                                  society. The first PREPCOM focused on             3. Participation of all spheres of
Introduction                                                                                           government , jointly
                                                  building consensus around a shared analysis
On the 30th November 2006, the Cape               and understanding of the challenges and
                                                  opportunities confronting the District. The           The important role of the District in
Winelands District Municipality launched its
                                                  second developed a shared vision, set of              managing the implementation of the
Growth and Development Strategy (GDS).
                                                  values, and strategic path for the District.          GDS must be actively support by all
All major social partners and representatives
                                                  The results of the separate workshops were            spheres of Government and other
of the three spheres of Government
                                                  feedback during the PREPCOM 3 where                   stakeholders. This needs to be effected
endorsed and signed the Summit
                                                  consensus was reached. PREPCOM 3 also                 through: joint planning, the pooling of
Declaration. The main focus of the GDS is to
                                                  consolidated the stakeholder responsibilities         resources, enabling policies and ongoing
harness the region's competitive advantages
                                                  and commitments. Community workshops                  active participation in implementation.
sustainability, to drive accelerated and shared
                                                  throughout the process ensured broad                  A key question for other spheres of
growth.
                                                  participation in development of the GDS.              Government is the need to align their
                                                                                                        institutional strategies and resources
Key Elements of the GDS                           The GDS Summit, therefore was, the                    with the District. For example, there is
                                                  culmination of lengthy, inclusive and                 a need for departments to establish
The Cape Winelands GDP is underpinned by          substantive process. It is simply a platform to       District capacity and work consistently
extensive research over a three period to         conclude the agreements reached. The                  with the District Municipality.
identify the real economic potential of the       process was designed in such a way that it
District. These included a set of sector          built trust and increasing participation from     4. Translating the GDS into IDPs
studies that highlighted the risks and            all stakeholders was evident. It also gave           Budgets, also facilitating and
potential given the global and national           stakeholders opportunity to listen and               resourcing catalytic projects.
market conditions going forward. These            engage with each other.
sector studies enabled the District                                                                     The GDS provides a framework and
Municipality to have sound and pragmatic          An extremely useful instrument including              strategic development path for the
understanding of the regional economy.            key stakeholders, such as the CEOs of the             District. All spheres of Government
Underlying all these studies was a review of      top 30 companies within the District, was             must align their plans and resources. A
the existing policies and legislation such as     face to face interviews where issues                  key component of this is the District
Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative of       regarding their firm and sector performance           IDP, which must reflect the
South Africa (ASGISA), the Western Cape           and targets, and expectations of                      interventions, resource deployment and
Provincial Growth and Development                 Government, were discussed in depth. In               plans, of all spheres government
Strategy (PGDS), the national Spatial             particular, their perceptions of the key              (including local municipalities) and State
Development Perspective (NSDP), SMME              drivers for economic growth in the region             Owned Enterprises. This requires
development and Broad Based Black                 were discussed. Their fostered their buy in           greater co-ordination and streamlining
Economic Empowerment.                             and commitment and increased the                      of planning and budgeting processes. It
                                                  credibility of the GDS                                requires more meaningful engagement
The Cape Winelands Poverty Conference in                                                                between the spheres. National and
2004 was the basis used for the social                                                                  provincial legislation should enable this,
analysis. The key social indicators explored      Implementation Challenges                             including revising the annual planning
were: income, education and crime levels,                                                               cycle.
health trends, especially TB and HIV/AIDS,        1. Maintaining the momentum and level of
access to social grants and social services.         trust Government in general must               In conclusion, development is not
Key strategies that emerged included:                deliver on its commitments                     mechanistic and it should create space for
improving the asset base of the poor through         responsibility with the GDS in order to        local innovation and risk taking to address
access to skills, health facilities, income          build momentum and trust. A critical           the development challenges in cutting edge
opportunities, public transport and services.        component of this is to draw in spheres        manner. The current spatial and economic
The social analysis also highlighted the             of government to actively support the          planning framework should not constrain
engendered nature of poverty as seasonal             post GDS commitments.                          such local initiatives and create a window to
work and low incomes affected women                                                                 explore and mainstream successful local.
disproportionately.                               2. Setting up the CDWEDC

                                                      Agreement was reached in the GDS to
Preparation                                           establish and institutional mechanism to
                                                      facilitate ongoing engagement amongst
The above analysis was used as a basis for            stakeholders. The Cape Winelands
extensive sector consultations between                Economic Development Council would
April and October 2006.              These            require all stakeholders to be
consultations included: 3 Prepcoms, 5 sector          represented and would need to
workshops, CEO/CFO interviews and                     facilitate meaningful dialogue. It would
community workshops. The Prepcoms                     also monitor and review the
included all key stakeholders, business,              implementation of GDS.
labour, government (all spheres) and civil

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                                                                                                          Qubudile Richard
Department of Local Government and Housing Structure                                                      Dyantyi

                                                                                                          Minister: Local
                                                                                                          Government and
                                                                                                          Housing
                                                                                                                                                               Zamayedwa Sogayise
                                                                                                           el:
                                                                                                          T 021 483 4466
                                                                                                          Fax: 021 483 3888                                    Chief of Staff: Ministry of                                                          ...................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                               Local Government and
                                                                                                                                                               Housing
                                                                                                                                                                el:
                                                                                                                                                               T 021 483 4466
                                                                                                          Shanaaz Majiet                                       Fax: 021 483 3888
                                                                                                                                                               zsogayis@pgwc.gov.za
                                                                                                          Head of Department:
                                                                                                          Department of Local
                                                                                                          Government and Housing
                                                                                                           el:
                                                                                                          T 021 483 5235
                                                                                                          Fax: 021 483 8789
                                                                                                          shmajiet@pgwc.gov.za




          Faiez Jacobs                        Vacant                       Manny Sotomi                                     Rayan Rughubar                                                                                                                                                                                    Hildegarde Fast
          Chief Director:                     Chief Director: Municipal    Chief Director: Planning                         Chief Director: Housing                                                                                                                                                                           Chief Director:
          Governance and                      Infrastucture and Disaster   and Development                                  Delivery                                                                                                                                                                                          Operational Support
          Institutional Support               Management
                                               el:
                                              T 021 483 4610                el:
                                                                           T 021 483 4224                                    el:
                                                                                                                            T 021 483 3126                                                                                                                                                                                     el:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              T 021 483 2871
           el:
          T 021 483 2856                      Fax: 021 483 4334            Fax: 021 483 4585                                Fax: 021 483 4352                                                                                                                                                                                 Fax: 021 483 4598
          Fax: 021 483 8763                                                                                                 rrughuba@pgwc.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                              hfast@pgwc.gov.za
          faijacob@pgwc.gov.za



              Juanita Fortuin                       Vacant                       Lionel Esterhuizen                               Charlotte Lamohr                                                                                                                                                                                 Gerrit Erasmus
              Director: Governance                  Director: Municipal          Director: Asset                                  Director: Housing Project                                                                                                                                                                        Director: Human
              and Integration                       Infrastructure               Management                                       Administration                                                                                                                                                                                   Resource Management
                                                    Enhancement                                                                    el:
                                                                                                                                  T 021 483 3107                                                                                                                                                                                   and Administration
               el:
              T 021 483 2585                                                      el:
                                                                                 T 021 483 4699                                   Fax: 021 483 4352
              Fax: 021 483 4133                      el:
                                                    T 021 483 4002               Fax: 021 483 2590                                clamohr@pgwc.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                               el:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T 021 483 4767
              jufortui@pgwc.gov.za                  Fax: 021 483 5015            lesterh@pgwc.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fax: 021 483 5783
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               Herdi Vermeulen                      Vacant                       Dimakatso Sandamela                              Andreas Fourie                                                                                                                                                                                   Xolani Tyilana
               Director: Municipal                  Director: Disaster           Director: Human                                  Director: Professional and                                                                                                                                                                       Director: Customer
               Support and Capacity                 Management and Fire          Settlement Development                           Project Management                                                                                                                                                                               Relations and
               Building                             Brigade Services             T 021 483 4971
                                                                                  el:                                             Service                                                                                                                                                                                          Communication
                                                                                 dsandame@pgwc.gov.za                              el:
                                                                                                                                  T 021 483 4792
                el:
               T 021 483 4647                        el:
                                                    T 021 937 0800                                                                Fax: 021 483 3608
                                                                                                                                                               T 021 483 2337
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          T 021 483 4610




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T 021 483 2868
                                                                                                                                                               Fax: 021 483 2551
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Philip Bredekamp




               Fax: 021 483 3337                    Fax: 021 931 9031                                                             afourie@pgwc.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                              Fax: 021 483 2343
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Mziwonke Mpofana




               hvermeu@pgwc.gov.za                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 xtyilana@pgwc.gov.za
                                                                                                                                                               pbredeka@pgwc.gov.za
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          mmpofana@pgwc.gov.za
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Director: Policy and Strategy




                                                                                                                                                                                      Director: Financial Management




               Michael Brewis                                                   Rika van Rensburg                                  Vacant                                                                                                                                                                                          Zahier Amien
               Director: Legislation                                            Director: Planning                                Director: Service Delivery                                                                                                                                                                       Director Monitoring and
                                                                                Research and Policy                               and Community                                                                                                                                                                                    Evaluation
               T 021 483 3113
                el:                                                             Development                                       Empowerment
               Fax: 021 483 4058                                                                                                   el:
                                                                                                                                  T 021 483 4858                                                                                                                                                                                    el:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   T 021 483 4443
               mbrewis@pgwc.gov.za                                               el:
                                                                                T 021 483 4151                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     zamien@pgwc.gov.za
                                                                                Fax: 021 483 5510
                                                                                rvrensbu@pgwc.gov.za



               Vacant
               Director: Community
               Development
                el:
               T 021 483 2874
               Fax: 021 483 2459




               Heinrich Magerman
               Director: Project
               Consolidate
                el:
               T 021 483 2865
               hmagerma@pgwc.gov.za    MUNICOM Newsletter, February 2007                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Page 12

				
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