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					         DRAFT PART C




    PROVINCIAL GROWTH AND
DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY AND PLAN


 DRAFT FRAMEWORK DOCUMENT




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

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




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C.1             FRAMEWORK FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTS



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

 Each Cluster was requested to identify macro provincial challenges and establish
 working groups representative of key stakeholders in government (national,
 provincial and local), organized business, labour and civil society to participate in a
 process of:
    1. Determining performances from a baseline positions registered in 1994, 1999
          and 2004 and in context of PGDS goals and objectives formulated from
          2004 to 2009.

      2. Assessing performances registered with the implementation of the cluster
          program of actions and departmental strategic and annual performance
          plans;

      3. Assessing performances registered through implementation of municipal
          integrated development plans and municipal infrastructure grants;

      4. Performing a most recent needs assessment and gap analysis of the
          provincial situation;

      5. Formulate challenges for attention; and

      6. Suggest solutions in the form of programs, projects, activities and
          investigations for further consideration and implementation.



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

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


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



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

                                      Infrastructure Indaba (24/08)

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

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




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

C.2             SMME MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


 2.1 OVERVIEW

 A new SMME Development Strategy has been adopted in 2010 with the purpose to
 accelerate SMME development in the province. It was suggested that the mini-
 indaba focus on the key industries as identified by the strategy and also
 accommodate the potential job drivers identified in the growth path.
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 Presentations made highlighted the following issues:
 1.   The importance of the SMME sector from a government perspective;
 2.   The importance of aligning SMME development with the Industrial Policy
      Action Plan (IPAP) as the engine of the new growth path for SMME
      developments;
 3.   The finding that small business is not doing well in South Africa. They
      generally do not meet basic sustainability criteria and are not creating the
      jobs hoped for.
 4.   The importance that all SMME should co-operate fully in checking the
      credibility and completeness of the SMME database and make use of the
      services offered.

          1.        CONSOLIDATED INPUTS

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

  CHALLENGES                            POSSIBILE SOLUTION                             RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                       INSTITUTION
                                      GENERIC SMME ISSUES
Need for             1. Policy coordination to assist SMME development                  Deprtment of
coordinated and      2. Place SMMEs in logical categories that show potential for      Economic
consistent policy       implementation of targeted interventions                       Development,
and approach         3. Develop systems to evaluate the success or failures of SMMEs Environment and
                        in order to timely respond to challenges and implement         Tourism (DEDET)
                        interventions.
                     4.
Low level of         1. Strengthen stakeholder involvement consultations per sector
partnerships         2. Development of a Master plan where all projects will indicate
                        involved partners, needed funding
                     3. Business involvement in implementing Government Policies
                     4. Coherent partnership strategy and one entry and exit point for
                        an organization
                     5. Explore Linkages between big & small business through the
                        entire value chain of each sector.
                     6. Linkage between small businesses and big ones should be in
                        place
                        before partnership start
Legislation and      1. Analyzing existing by-laws which impact negatively on SMME‟s Municipality
Regulations          2. Reduce red tape and cumbersome procedures for business
                        development




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  CHALLENGES                          POSSIBILE SOLUTION                                  RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                          INSTITUTION
Communication     1. Avail information to aspiring entrepreneurs to participate in
and Information      programmes such as Awareness Toolkit programmes
sharing           2. Improve information on the marketing website to enhance the
                     visibility of small enterprises for the market
                  3. Improved distribution of information about support services to
                     SMMEs
                  4. People should be invited to workshops
                  5. Flyers and pamphlets on programmes and opportunities
                     should be circulated.
                  6. Database on co-operatives should be established and linked
                     with SMME data base
                  7. Database of agricultural SMMEs should be established
                  8. Greater Information sharing about opportunities in Corporate Mine Companies
                     Social Investments should be promoted
                  9. The State must facilitate and assist bidders to compile bids and
                     towards SMMEs achieving the CDB grades
                  10.      Incentivize organisations through performance recognition
                     towards enhancing SMME development
                  1. Statutory body to monitor mentorship/ advice provided by
                          business.
                  2. (Legislated) M & E tool should be developed.
Institutional     3. Unit within the province that support co-operations should be DEDET, SEDA and
challenges           established and made functional                                    Agric
                  4. Dept. of Economic Dev. & Tourism to revive and strengthen
                     the Provincial SMME Forum to start functioning within a
                     month.                                                           Municipalities
                  5. Support services e.g DTI services, should be regionalized and
                     increase their footprint in the province.
                  6. Expansion of networks of all agencies which support SMME
                     development
                  7. Need to ensure that enterprise development is also linked to
                     land use plans at Local Government level
                  8. Need to build capacity in the government spheres to assist        PGDS coordinating
                     tourism SMMEs                                                    committee
                  9. SMME forums be in cooperation within LED forum
                  10.     All government departments, municipalities and              All municipality
                     institutions should be forced to attend structure meant for
                     coordination of SMME ( SMME Working group)                       All SMME working
                  11.     Local municipalities should attend the working group with group members
                     their LED official
                  12.     Attendance of Working Groups should form part of KPA‟s
                     of officials

SMME‟s are        13.     Information must be made available and accessible.
currently not     14.      Fully implement “preferential “ procurement policies       ?
benefiting from   15.     Improve on the implementation of rules and regulations
procurement          that govern the industry (e.g. BBBEE Scorecard)
opportunities     16.     Smart regulation to enhance SMME growth (quality
                     assurance /grading)
                  17.     Effectively monitor the allocation of tenders to the SMMEs,
                     including the eradication of corruption




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  CHALLENGES                               POSSIBILE SOLUTION                               RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                            INSTITUTION
Financial             18.     Poor coordination of linking grant funding with growth      Agric, DEDET
constraints              entrepreneurship                                                 Municipality
                      19.     Province to have its financial institutions to facilitate
                         collateral requirements
                      20.     Awareness regarding lack of financial skills should be
                         created
                      21.      Review the structure component of grants and loans
                            SMALL SCALE FARMING DEVELOPMENT
 Primary Market       1. Add value by focusing on Agro Processing;                         Agric and DEDET
 to Agriculture       2. Formulation of cooperative and commodity association

                                        SMALL SCALE MINING
 The exploitation     Introduce information management mechanisms to assist small         Department of
 of value adding      miners with value chain challenges and potentials                   Minerals and
 opportunities for                                                                        Energy
 small miners
In service training   1. Provide mentorships                                              Big mines and
                      2. Provide examples and case studies on good practice in mining     municipalities
                         value chain                                                      DTI and DME




                            COMMERCE, TRADE & MANUFACTURING
  CHALLENGES                               POSSIBILE SOLUTION                              RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                           INSTITUTION
  Lack of             1. Promote interaction with institutions like BUSA etc.,            Government
 interaction and      2. Produce a communication and discussion booklet that provides
 communication           access to all information needs.
 with organized
 business
 The formation of     1. Promote technology innovation through the Science Park            Government
 partnerships to         project                                                          DEDET
 strengthen           2. Create opportunities in mineral water purification               DEDET
 manufacturing.       3. Align with partners to ensure positive and productive results
                      4. Establish innovation networks in each of the four districts in
                         the province.
 Lack of              5. Revitalize and resuscitate Industrial Parks                      NWDC
 appreciation for     6. Introduce financial support to develop factories for SMME‟s
 opportunities that
 exist
                                                 TOURISM




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 Destination     1. Commissioning of tourism study in order to have a thorough
 management and     understanding of tourism base and create a competitive edge
 promotion          for the participation of SMMEs in the industry
                 2. Formulate Integrated tourism marketing plan across all                         ?
                    government spheres and business
                 3. Leverage opportunities for SMME from big events (e.g.
                    cultural/sporting)
                 4.
 Product         1. Tourism product packaging
 development and 2. Product diversification and packaging                                          ?
 diversification
Institutional    3. Identify and develop new tourism icons, images, symbols and
challenges          statures to create opportunities for small enterprises
                 4. Linking small enterprise with well established businesses –                    ?
                    partnerships (Adopt a small business campaign) for
                    mentorship, best practices etc
                  1. Possible establishment of tourism cooperatives/association
                     (feasibility study to test possible institutional arrangements
                                  INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
 Infrastructure to        2. Develop supportive infrastructure to increase accessibility of
promote Tourism              tourism attractions
                          3. Ensure an integrated approach to ensure that systems of
                             government are synergised across all spheres of government
                             and for purposes of bidding for tenders                               ?
                          4. Training and awareness creation towards developing SMMEs
                             in construction must be done at all times,
                          5. The State must facilitate and assist bidders to compile bids
                             and towards SMMEs achieving the CDB grades




                                            SKILLS CEVELOPMENT
  CHALLENGES                                  POSSIBILE SOLUTION                               RESPONSIBLE
                                                                                               INSTITUTION
Lack of Skills &     1.           Perform skills audit and design a response strategy
training             2.           3 year programme offered by FET colleges
                     3.           National Youth Service Programme
                     4.           Training programmes should be developed                          ?
                     5.           Mentorship
                     6.            ABET
                     1.           Arrange manufacturing skills plan workshop in all the four
                                  districts
Human capital                1.   Tourism service excellence training that would improve
development in                    customer services.
Tourism                      2.   Training of tour operators                                       ?
                             3.   Tour Guiding skills
                             4.   Culinary and hospitality training
                             5.   Promote capacity building programmes


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Lack of funding       1.    Adhering to financial processes (implementation process)
                      2.     speedy procurement services                                          ?

Understanding of      3.    Accreditation & a letter of competence for all Skills
FET‟s institutions          Development interventions
for education,        4.    Training interventions to be aligned to provincial policies
training &            5.    The plan should include Special programmes i.e Youth,
development                 Persons living with Disabilities, the Elderly and children,          ?
interventions               Women,
                      6.    Ethics and Principles to be incorporated in the Master Plan
                            and cascaded to implementation plans




C.3                  AGRICULTURE MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


          1.         Overview

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


          2.         Consolidated Inputs

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

 The break-away groups / commissions were tasked to focus on 5 areas. These areas
 are:
 1.    The Implementation of the Agricultural Master Plan
 2.    Agricultural Development Support Programmes
 3.    Agri-business Support Programmes
 4.    Rural Development
 5.    Natural Resource Management

 The outcome registered is summarized in the next table.

 1.    IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL MASTER PLAN

 CHALLENGE                   POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                                           RESPONSIBILITY
 Projects are implemented Establish a North West Agriculture Development &                AMP Steering
 without a “special purpose Implementation Institute (e.g. NWADII) with agencies          Committee
 vehicle” and capacity      at district and local level



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Access to markets            Launch development projects (business plans) and the       NWADII
                             proposed infrastructure improvements aimed at small-
                             scale farmers through NWADII
Lack of cooperation &        1. Establish development forums at local, district, and    NWADII
communication                    provincial levels
                             2. Avoid the interference of political bodies to govern    Office of the
                                 the implementation                                     Premier and PGDS
                             3. Include all departments through coordination of ?       AMP steering
                             4. All stakeholders must be involved                       committee and
                             5. Communicate and promote the AMP through the EAC         Premiers Office

Poorly planned and           1. Coordination through NWADII and also the                Agri-development
execution of projects           development agencies                                    agencies
                             2. Identify projects and prepare business plans
                                (sustainable and viable)                                DARD & District as
                             3. Ensure that the AMP is part of the IDP planning         well as local
                                process                                                 municipalities

Lack of coordination and     1. identify a responsible body to do coordination and      NWADII and local
monitoring of projects          monitoring                                              district development
                                                                                        agencies
Lack of funding,             1. Promote budget allocation for agric project by local,   Budget allocation
                                district and provincial governments                     for agricultural
                             2. Attract project funds from national government          development should
                                                                                        be run though the
                                                                                        NWADII
Lack of selection criteria   3. Develop provincial selection criteria (creates          NWADII
for farmers                     uniformity)

Lack of competencies to      4. Create trust and cooperation between the private and Agri-development
implement agricultural          public sectors;                                      agencies
projects                     5. Appointment of agric specialists
                             6. Establish relations with national and international
                                agri-investors




2: AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
       CHALLENGE                              POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                         RESPONSIBILITY
Access to markets            1. Formation of secondary Co ops in rural areas to          Co ops, Gov back up
                                supply inputs, services and serve as a market for
                                commodities produced                                     Mentors, extension
                             2. Relaying market information in terms of price trends officers
                                etc. to producer                                         Mentors, extension
                             3. Hedging against price risk in terms of crop              officers
                                production
                             4. Marketing of sales in order to attract sufficient buyers
                                and supply information
                             5. Hands on approach must be followed in terms of
                                production practices, management of funds and
                                marketing activities
Lack of Support              1. Constructing of auction pens and animal handling         Gov, mentors,
Infrastructure                  facilities in animal production areas,                   extension officers

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                          2. Improve fences and watering facilities in communal
                             areas in order to improve herd and breeding
                             management as well as resource management
                             (overgrazing)
                          3. Erecting of small silo's in villages for grain storage in
                             order to increase marketing options
CHALLENGE                 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                                             RESPONSIBILITY
Access to Research       1. Change in research focus from a reactive to a pro-           Co ops and
                             active state                                                Government and
                         2. Extension officers should identify areas to be               training by FET and
                             researched and also apply current research available;       universities
                         3. Share information at farmer field schools, study
                             groups;
                         4. Promote commodity specific and practical
                             demonstrations to improve quality of and translate
                             information to producers;
                         5. focus on more practical experience
                         6. Evaluate mentors/extension officers
3: AGRIBUSINESS SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
Exploitation of Value Beef production                                                    The North West
chain development        1. Linkage with beef beneficiation project                      Agricultural
opportunities and        2. Linkage with animal feed project                             Development and
alignment with           3. Link with tannery (Nguni)                                    Implementation
municipality IDP’s       4. Cooperative development                                      Institute (NWADII)
                         5. Supply: small-scale auction system for emerging              should be the driver
Constraints:                farmers                                                      of linking agri-
1. Funding               6. Establishment of an abattoir / meat processing plant         business
2. Skills                   (branding)                                                   opportunities with
3. Consistency & quality Vegetable / perennial crops                                     the AMP as well as
    of supply            1. Processing/ packaging                                        for the alignment
4. Bankable business     2. Frozen vegetables                                            with the provincial
    plans,               3. Canning                                                      agro-business
5. Incentives for        4. Drying                                                       strategy
    participation        5. Juice making (small – scale)
6. Chain integration     6. Oil extraction
7. Logistics             7. Establishment of a new fresh produce market with
    (infrastructure)        export facilities ( for regional exports)
8. Issues of land        Veldt management
    ownership            1. Compost / fertiliser production
                         2. Linkage with vegetable production
                         3. Contractors for veldt clearing
                          Taung Irrigation
                          1. Supply of irrigation equipment
                          2. Installation & maintenance of irrigation
                          3. Production of irrigation equipment
                          Grain Production
                          1. Link with animal feed production
                          2. Milling (small-scale)
                          3. Storage
                          Broiler production
                          1. Linkage with animal feed production
                          2. Chicken beneficiation
                          3. Abattoir
                          4. Scale is important
                          5. Informal vs formal market

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                           Milk goat / cow hotel ? explain cow hotel
                           1.   Economies of scale
                           2.   Minimum economic unit
                           3.   Processing / by products
                           4.   Market structure (monopolistic)
                           Eco – agro tourism
                           1. Herb production
                           2. „Pick-your-own‟ fruit and vegetable farm
                           3. Educational camps


4: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGE                               POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                           RESPONSIBILITY
Lack of coordination in                 1. Develop Comprehensive Integrated Rural    COGTA
infrastructure provisioning and            Infrastructure Plan
maintenance in rural areas
1. Lack of electricity
2. Poor road networks
3. Lack of water
4. Bad school and clinics
5. Lack of sport facilities and ICT
6. Poor housing
7. Poor irrigation systems

Lack of Agrarian reform                 8. Launch Skills/Farmer Development            DACERD
2. Poor market access                       Programme                                  DRDLR
3. Lack of agro processing facilities   9. Promote Village banks (Integrated Funding
4. Lack of financial resources              Model)
5. (rural finance)                      10. Develop agriculture production 7 marketing
6. Lack of / skills/illiteracy              model
7. Unsustainable farming practices      11. Develop Agroprocessing strategy
Land Reform Challenges                  1. Develop Integrated farmer support           DRD&LR
                                            programme
                                        (post settlement support




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CHALLENGE                          POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                                RESPONSIBILITY
Lack of research               Development of research agendas for rural             DACERD
                               communities (development oriented)
Lack of Partnerships (PPP) and Initiate Rural Development road shows                 DACERD
stakeholder mobilization
Job Creation challenges        1. Infrastructure support that is labour              DED & COGTA
                                   intensive and would attract investors
                               2. Change of land ownerships patterns
Lack of monitoring of          1. Establishment Delivery monitoring forums           DM&E
intervention

5: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
           CHALLENGE                            POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                     RESPONSIBILITY
Veld Management                    1.       Develop programs to address poor         3. North West
(Refer to Annexure A1 & A2 extract          veldt condition.                              DACERD
from NRM ? what is this            2.       (Promote successful conservation
Implementation Strategy)                    measure for sustainable management
                                            of veld, as identified by LADA workshop
                                            participants.
Soil Erosion                       4.       Determine/Conduct an Audit on erosion 1. Northwest
( Refer to Annexure B extract from          on high potential agricultural land.          DACERD
NRM Implementation Strategy.)      5.       Reinstate Soil Conservation Scheme in 2. Farmers
                                            terms of Section 9 of Conservation of 3. Other relevant
                                            Agricultural Resources Act. (Act 43 of        departments
                                            1983)
                                   6.       Develop a provincial Energy
                                            conservation Program for farmers.
                                   7.       Promote successful conservation
                                            measure for sustainable management
                                            of cultivated commercial rainfed ? what
                                            is this land as identified by LADA
                                            workshop participants.
                                   4.       Attend to uncontrolled water run-off. 1. Northwest
Water for irrigation               5.       Resolve ? what is this the water             DACERD
(Mainly irrigation).                        quality.                                 2. DWA
Refer to Annexure C extract from   6.       Improve irrigation scheduling.           3. Farmers
NRM Implementation Strategy.       7.       Arrange for drainage of water logged
                                            areas and silination ? what is this
                                   8.       Develop and implement a Water
                                            Conservation Plan (WCP) for the
                                            province.
                                   9.       Attend to direct and indirect causes for
                                            water conservation
Monitoring and Evaluation          4.   Develop effective and user friendly          All role players and
                                        monitoring systems for all three categories DACERD
                                        mentioned above.




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 C.4           MINING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


       1.      Overview

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

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

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

       2.      Consolidated Inputs

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

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

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

POLICY AND LEGISLATION
        ISSUES/                            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                         BY WHOM
     CHALLENGES
Roles and responsibilities1. There is a need for the establishment of a business model DEDT, DMR
not clearly defined          which will sustain the mining infrastructure for life.
(Custodianship of            Engagement of stakeholders in the set legislative mandate

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legislation and policy       ?
implementation at         2. National DMR to employ intervention mechanisms to assist
provincial level is not      provincial office
visible )                 3. Definition of clear roles and responsibilities
                          4. Working group resolutions must be implemented
                          5. Synergy within all key spheres of government should be
                             established
                          6. Proper consultation with key stakeholders (e.g. govt,
                             business, traditional leaders should take place to clarify
                             roles and responsibilities)
                          7. There should be alignment of the community needs with
                             the government plans (IDPs) to ensure sustainability.
                          8. An Integrated approach by all 3 spheres of government
                             and the mining industry should develop a spatial
                             development framework that referee implementation
ISSUES/                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                        BY WHOM
CHALLENGES
Information shortages 9. Effective dissemination of information                             DEDT, DMR
Policy implementation, 1. Training to emerging SMMEs                                        DEDT, DMR
                          2. Supply of requisite resources
                          3. Matchmaking and new business ventures
                          4. Incentivize the mining sector
                          5. Financial resources, e.g. capital expenditure
                          6. Assistance to illegal (to apply for mining rights) or
                               emerging miners
Health hazards             1.        Rehabilitation of mines should get attention           4.      DEDT,
                           2.         Mining downscaling                                            DMR
                           3.
Difficulties to enter or   5.        Beneficiation policy                                   1.      DEDT,
sustain value chain for 6.           Development fund                                               DMR
mining
ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ECONOMY COMMISSION
Lack of holistic and       1. The need to establish an “Authorities Forum” to address the DWA
integrated planning           issue of increased destruction of the natural eco-systems.    Municipalities
regarding natural eco- 2. Reduce the reliance on fossils by exploring alternatives such DACERD
systems                       as bio fuels and solar energy ?                               DMR
                           3. Re-use of water may address the problem of water pollution
                              in mines.
                           4. Find practical ways to use waste disposed by mines.
                              Examples are road construction and curios.
                           5. Create SMME green jobs by using recycled mine material.
                           6. Those involved in infrastructure need to subscribe to the
                              Green Building Council South Africa to assist in reducing the
                              high consumption of natural resources when building.
                           7. Establish authorities forum to coordinate actions
Lack Public awareness      1.        Introduce incentive schemes and awareness              DEDT
/attitudes/habits/lack of     campaigns for the public                                      PACERD
knowledge                  2.        Promote education                                      Gov.
                           3.        Launch public participation & outreach programmes departments
                           4.        Promote green procurement - procure locally and        Mining houses
                              identify eco labeled products.                                Public and
                                                                                            business




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                                 INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION

ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                            BY WHOM

Coordinated planning      1. Planning of social infrastructure should receive
and implementation of        attention;
infrastructure needs at   2. Possibility of looking at the establishment of a Mining
industry level is            Integrated Infrastructure Development Plan (MIIDP).
lacking. Also Warning     3. There is a need for the establishment of a tertiary
lights that Mines have       medical school and/or nursing school with the support
built many buildings         of the mining industry within Dr KK in consultation with      ?
which are currently          WITS University.
standing empty            4. The possibility of looking at the establishment of Geo-
                             science tourism/parks – package tourism products –
                             proximity to Vredefort Dome.
                          5. Determine institutional rules when developing or
                             designing an idea/plan.     Review all the MoU‟s signed
                             between mining and government.
                          6. Establishment of industry forums that can partner with
                             government
                          SMALL MEDIUM MICRO ENTERPRISE (SMME)

CHALLENGE                 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                          BY WHO

Lack of skills to         1. Identify interested SMME‟s and develop training and         DEDT
benefit from                 mentorship programmes.
opportunities             2. Implementation of Transformation
                          3. Agenda Harmonize the relationship between DMR and
                             DTI
Limited access to         4. Improve access to information & offerings of individual     DEDT
training & lack of           institutions
information               5. Develop an Information Management System channeled
                             into SEDA to spread it to LED‟s
                          6. Registration on the mines vendor list
                          7. Monitoring of registration & utilization of SSMEs in the
                             vendor list
                          8. Centralization of tender information
                          9. Establishment of the incubator centers should be
                             energized
Lack of Funding           10. Promote access to funding for feasibility studies,         DEDT to
                              prospecting and EMP‟s                                      initiate
                          11. Increase the funding support institution‟s footprints in   meeting
                              the province                                               between DMR
                                                                                         and DTI
                             MINERAL DEVELOPMENT & BENEFICIATION

   CHALLENGES                                    SOLLUTIONS                               BY WHOM



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Unlocking and             1. Follow-up on the Beneficiation Study done by Mintek         Municipality/P
optimizing the full       2. Identify deposits amenable to Small Scale mining            rovince /MQA
mineral potential of         especially Industrial Minerals                               Municipality/
the NW Province           3. Community awareness of mineral potential                     Province/CGS
Medium To Small           4. Assistance with packaging projects into bankable
Scale Enterprises            business plans


    CHALLENGES                                   SOLLUTIONS                               BY WHOM

Exploiting                1. Unlocking the Coal/Uranium deposits in the Springbok        Municipality/P
opportunities for large      Flats                                                       rovince/CGS/
Scale mining              2. Identify Bushveld Complex satellite deposits                MQ A
                          3. Strategic Minerals e.g., Rare Earth Elements (REE for       Municipality/P
                             high technology gadgets e.g., cell phones, computers        rovince/CGS
                             etc) potential
                          4. Geothermal Resources (minerals originating from or
                             produced by the internal heat of the earth)
Lack of Access to          Institutional arrangements are required to release credible   Municipality/P
Information               information on a regular basis regarding:                      rovince/CGS/
                          1.        Social labour plans                                  DMR
                          2.        What minerals are available
                          3.        Ownership verification and licensing
                          4.        Funding for SMME‟s/community projects
                          5.        Line of communication among communities,
                                    municipality/provinces and mines
                          6.        Access to geological information
                          7.        Create advice bureau for SMME‟s, providing
                                    information on mining processes

In-availability of        Review Infrastructure Capacity of the Province                 Municipality/P
adequate                  Energy Availability:                                           rovince
infrastructure and lack   1.        Large plants and smelters require more energy
of geological             2.        Industrial minerals require less energy
knowledge and skills      Water Availability
for local communities     1.       Needs addressing
to support these          Transport
projects.                 2.       Roads: needs addressing
                          3.       Rail: needs addressing
                          4.       Air: needs addressing
                          Investigate Incentives to attract beneficiation
                          1.       Water rebates by Municipalities
                          2.       Electricity rebates by Municipalities needs
                                   addressing
                          Promote upstream, side-stream and downstream
                          industries/ Development Corridors in the province
Marketing/                1. External/internal marketing of the mineral potential in     DMR/Municipa
Lobbying                     the municipality/provinces should take place                lity/Province
                          1. Opportunities in the Mining Charter should be exploited

                              SKILLS DEVELOPMENT IN MINING
Skills development not    1. Perform Skills analysis & audit                             DEDT,
aligned with industry     2. Prepare Skills Development plan
needs                     3. Increase training opportunities for historically

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                            disadvantaged persons especially blacks in senior           THETA
                            management skills
                         4. All Partners in Skills Development must be consulted
                         5. Co-ordination and alignment of plan between
                            institutions
                         6. Align current skills programmes with industry needs
                         7. Create Awareness
                         8. Geological skills (composition, structure and origin of
                            rocks)
                         9. Monitoring & evaluation of skills performances in DMR
                         10.Formalize Mentorship Programmes
    CHALLENGES                                 SOLLUTIONS                                BY WHOM

Lack of skills access    1. Implementation of National Youth Service Programme          DEDT
for Women, Youth            on Tourism
and People living with   2. Improve access to learning opportunities                    Office of the
disabilities             3. Implementation of the BEE Charter
                                                                                        Premier
                         4. Disability – Mining Charter to set new targets
                         5. Small scale miners training
                         6. The MQA should consider setting targets in respect of
                            the number of female learners
 No presence of          1. Establish NW Office                                         Skills Dev
THETA in the North       2. Improve the distribution of Information                     Working
West
                                                                                        Group

Absorption of the        1. FET‟s / Providers to get accreditation / and Programme      THETA,
trained members in          approval                                                    DEDT &
formal jobs is lacking   2. Assist the providers in getting programme approval          HEDT
                         3. Assist with work placements for learners
Occupational Health      1. Training of Health and Safety Representatives               DMR/MQA/DE
and Safety training      2. Training on Mine Inspectors                                 DT
shortcomings (OHS)       3. Training of OHS professionals – refer to skills issues in
                            tripartite summit agreement - learning Pathway
                         1. Research skills on health and safety issues
                         2. Preparation of candidates for Government Certificates of
                            Competency
                         3. Develop a protocol for exemptions in the interim
                         4. CLAS related training courses
                         5. Impact of Explosives Act on sub-sector was critical as
                            this could result in new skills
                         6. Transformation of the Occupational Health and Safety
                            discipline was required
Lack of Community        1. Create awareness about Social & Labour Plans
Training in Mining       2. Promote knowledge about access to geological
                            information; licensing and ownership potential of
                            minerals; infrastructure; funding mechanisms for small
                            scale mining, development of business plans; relevant
                            institutions, entrepreneurship
Strategy for             1. Suitable instruments and mechanisms to declare              DMR/DEDT
sustainable growth          informal miners competent
and meaningful           2. Accurate and reliable information data systems to be        DMR/MQA/DE
transformation in           developed in partnership with the MQA (Innovation and       DT
Mining Charter              research)
HIV/AIDS Scare in        1. Intensify Programmes                                        All Sectors


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mining
Inadequate Artisan            Jewelery Manufacturing:
Training                  2. A long term view is important taking into consideration
                             the time it was taking to train an artisan.
                          3. Specialist training in the production environment is
                             needed. The Jewelery environment is busy developing
                             these programmes.
                          4. Diamond Processing:
                          5. Diamond Processing does not have an artisan
                             programme but was considering re-introducing this
                             apprenticeship. Funding support for producing artisans
                             is required
                          6. Operator training for Diamond Processing is also critical.
                          7. Artisan training is required not only for new employees      ?
                             but also to up skill the current employees.
                          8. Handling and supporting new technology must be
                             addressed through training
                          9. Collaboration between all role players including the
                             Manufacturing Qualification Authority (MQA) is
                             important
      CHALLENGES                                SOLLUTIONS                                BY WHOM

Enhancement of            1. Accreditation of providers / host companies should be
quality of training          addressed
                          2. Quality of assessors and moderators requires attention
                          3. Transformation through mentorship and coaching                   ?
                          4. The fact that more learners were on skills programmes
                             than on learnerships required rethinking.
Lack of financial         1. Review Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) system to decrease
support for core             the grant to 40% -                                               ?
mining skills             2. Put more emphasis on technicians and trade workers
High registration rates   1. Specific attention should be given to the incentives
versus the high drop-        payable in respect of ABET.                                      ?
out rates with ABET       2. Progression should be linked to personal development
training                     plans.
Level of qualifications   The fact that the entry level of qualifications was
constraints               determined by SAQA should be addressed to ensure                        ?
                          that more learners could gain access to qualifications.
                          Career path s should be developed.



C.5               MANUFACTURING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


5.1 Overview

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

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   Manufacturing is primarily focused on the export of mining and agriculture
   related and value adding products but fuel and chemicals, non-metalic, electrical
   machinery, electronics, transport equipment and furniture are also receiving
   increasing attention. Public sector involvement centers around:
1.     Assistance to municipalities and potential export firms through provision of
       information, alleviation of transport and logistical bottlenecks and support to
       improve the competitiveness of their business environment;
2.     Provision of training for exporting based on industry clusters and products (e.g.
       dimension stone, fertilizers, bulbs/flowers, machinery, etc). Currently, the
       generic nature of export training ignores this vital dimension;
3.     Marketing and branding the province through initiatives such as participation
       in international fairs and inviting country missions to the province have
       been identified as important markets, but very little official linkages between
       these countries and the North West Province currently exist. The information
       contained in this report should also be considered for selective inclusion
       into marketing materials of Invest North West.

   5.2 Consolidated Inputs

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

   The following commissions were established:

      1. Access to funding and incentives
      2. Key/priority sectors and exports
      3. Training, skills development, education, research and innovation
      4. Infrastructure
      5. Branding and marketing

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

                  1.      Access to Funding and Incentives
                  2.      Key/Priority Sectors and Exports with reference to the IPAP
                          2012/13 checklist of clusters and 21 sectors.
                  3.      Training, Skills, Education, Research and Innovation
                  4.      Infrastructure
                  5.      Branding and Marketing

   Most participants stressed the importance of closer cooperation between
   government and the private sector. Opportunities offered through closer co-
   operation with the University of North West were noted as of special importance.
   The intended Science Park could play a very important role in strengthening this
   relationship. Closer co-operation with the industrial Development Corporation
   especially as a source of knowledge and budgeting was also identified as a priority.
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The establishment of a (NWMMA) North West Mine Managers Association could be
utilized as a platform to create better working relationships/ partnerships and
improved communication between potential partners.

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

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




               COMMISSION ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
 ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                         WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                          BY WHOM
 -No incentive scheme for 1. Investigate incentive schemes for the province to   DEDT & DTI
 foreigners who would like encourage investment.
 to invest in the province. 2. Government should come up with a proposal to have
                               a one stop shop where financing matters can be
                               handled;

 Have been relying too      3.   Investigate additional areas (eg.Madibeng) for IDZ   DEDT & DTI
 heavily on the Mafikeng         development
 Industrial Development 4.       Unblocking the blockage within MIDZ
 Zone (MIDZ) alone to get
 off the ground
 Stringent funding criteria 1. Funders need to exercise more leniency i.t.o funding Development
 limits manufacturing          criteria:                                            Financial Institutions
 capacity                            1.    Sureties                                 (DFI‟s)
                                     2.    Collaterals
                                     3.    ITC
                                     4.    Experience of entrepreneur
                                     5.    Historical Adverse Credit Record
                            2. Funding should be provided to viable business

 Not enough institutional 1. DEDT to develop a composite booklet (funding                - DEDT
 funding knowledge           information guide) for government funding
                             requirements and access to funding. Booklet should
                             be made available at all government departments.
                          2. Develop a One Stop Shop
                          3.
 Bankable Business Plan 4. Funders must be part of the business plan                  DEDT/DFIs
 (affordability issues)      development process                                         - DFIs
                          5. Mentorship should be provided
                  COMMISSION KEY PRIORITY SECTORS & EXPORTS
  Reduce the economic        1. Need incubation Centers                                DEDT         and
  leakage (PPP)              2. Capacitating entrepreneurship (SMME support and        Experts
                                financing)
                             3. Technologies from the private sector should be

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                  COMMISSION ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                       WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                 BY WHOM
                              mobilized
                           4. Begin small companies incubated in the University
                              itself – knowledge management is there;
                           5. Establish needs, where manufacturing can be
                              facilitated
                           6. Government come up with incentives and time
                              frames;
                           7. 4 Solar energy opportunities must be explored.
 Non existence of a        8. Engagement with NWU to obtain the tool                       DEDT        and
 (PPP) monitoring tool     9. DEDT to have a meeting with private sector to                Experts
                              form an Association
 Slow progress with        1. The investigation into the establishment of a                INW
 establishment of a           supplier park should be prioritized
 supplier park             2. Cluster of spin offs (mines critical major consumer
                              i.t.o material, whilst it is still there – supplier parks
                              not only confined to mining eg also priority
                              sectors)
                           3. Encourage mines to purchase from established
                              entrepreneurs


 Promotion of Agro         1. Fast track and investigate the Mafikeng Bio fuels            DEDT
 processing industries        project
 have been on the          2. Need to market and develop them into bankable
 government agenda            projects and get IDC involved
 for years and no          3. Bring in expertise to assist with implementation as
 progress has been            well as planning for budgeting and time frames
 made
 Lack of Skills            1. NWU to do training (training manual)
                           2. Identification of training possibilities to assemblers             ?
                              of solar panels
COMMISSION TRAINING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION, RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Lack of commitment by 1. Look into the issue of representation by all                     Chairperson-W/G
key stakeholders         stakeholders in working groups                                   MERSETA
                      2. Objectives, roles and functions of the working group             SEDA
                         should be redefined

Lack of identification of 1. Identify top 10 procurement needs in the mining              Chairperson-W/G
products required by         industry (pilot project)                                     MERSETA
industries in the North 2. Expedite processes for the roll out of the science park        SEDA
West Province                (political intervention)
                          3. Strategic positioning of innovation hubs and science
                             parks

Alignment of sector skills 4. Development of SETA clusters relevant to                    Chairperson-W/G
plans to provincial skills    manufacturing within the province                           MERSETA
needs                                                                                     SEDA
 Lack of SMME Support 1. Identify & select existing and emerging SMME for                 Chairperson-W/G
                              development                                                 MERSETA

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                 COMMISSION ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
 ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                      WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                          BY WHOM
                          2. Identify issues of support                            SEDA

 The province have a      3. Government needs to see how to handle this situation
 shortage of skilled         to improve the current status
 entrepreneurs            4. Use internship programme to absorb graduates into    Chairperson-W/G
                             the system with career pathing for the next 5 years  MERSETA
                             and package programmes properly.                     SEDA
                          5. Begin a learnership programme and task students with
                             meaningful projects and tasks
                          6. Government should be able to see the output of the
                             learnership programme after completion.




                         COMMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE
           ISSUES                            NEEDS TO BE DONE                           BY WHO
                                           RAIL TRANSPORT
Lack of funding            1. Commitment of Government should increase             Dept. Of Transport
Inflexible Spoornet        1. Opens communication by both Government and           & Spoornet
                              Spoornet
Slow rail delivery time    1. Integration of passenger and cargo transportation to Spoornet
                              shorten the turn-around time of delivery of goods
High costs of electricity  2.      Alternative sources of energy;                  DOE
Crime                      3. Increase SAPF visibility                             SAPF & DOJ
EIA (Environmental         4. Shorten approval of EIA approval                     DOEA
Impact Assessment)

Lack of maintenance       5. Development of maintenance plans, proper budgeting Spoornet

Underutilized             6. Geographical impact on economies of scales;          Dept. Of Public
infrastructure            7. Economic developmental plans;                       Enterprise &
                          8. improved investment marketing/attraction to enhance Spoornet
                             PPPs.

Lack of sector based      1. Improve innovation by Spoornet to integrate           Dept. Of Public
support                      passenger and goods rails                            Enterprise &
                                                                                  Spoornet
Pricing                   2. Review pricing strategy                              DTI & Investors

                                               ROADS
Lack of funding           1. Commitment of Government should increase             DOT
No Integrated Transport   1. Ensure applicable Integrated Transport Plan and      2.DOT &
Plan                         review regularly                                     Municipalities
HIV/AIDS                  1. Social impact and implementation of Health Centres   3.Dept. of Health
                             within truck-ins what is this; Increase awareness

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                       COMMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE
         ISSUES                      NEEDS TO BE DONE                                       BY WHO
                           campaigns

Inferior construction of 1. Enforce SANAS standards of newly developed roads           DOT ?, Public Works
new roads                                                                              & Municipalities
Non observance of        1. Promote awareness of Green Belt areas;                     DOA ? &
environmental Objectives 2. Enforce laws and regulations;                              Municipalities
                         3. Perform continued monitoring of green areas
Lack of maintenance      1. Prioritise and budget for road maintenance                 DOT, Public Works
                                                                                       & Municipalities
Toll roads pricing          1. Review the rates of the toll fees                       SANRAL first full
                                                                                       name
Traffic Law enforcement     2. Abuse of drivers, Normal working hours for truck        Public Safety and
                               drivers to be enforced; Normal resting hours, etc.      business owners




          ISSUE                            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                            BY WHO
                                                      AIR
 Air Space restrictions;      1. Investigate liberalisation of air space;               Civil Aviation
                                                                                        Authority
 Shortage of                  2. Promote Construction of appropriate warehouses              ?
 Warehouses
                           COMMISSION BRANDING & MARKETING
          ISSUE                            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                            BY WHO

 No single messaging          1. Form a marketing and branding task team that will
 platform for the sector         develop and implement a provincial marketing and
 in NWP                          branding strategy

 Non identified               2. Perform investigation of all       advantages and
 competitive and                 disadvantages of the province and develop an
 comparative advantage           appropriate branding strategy with the following
                                 framework as checklist:
                                 1. Point of Departure                                  DEDT,     DEDT
 No clear cut SWOT                    3. Price – Cost of Doing Business in NWP?         agencies   and
 analysis with regards to             1. Place – What sets the NWP apart from           organized
 sector and sub-sector                our competitors;                                  business  (with
 strengths and                        2. Product - What are the key sub-sectors         marketing  and
 weaknesses                                 within the manufacturing?; and              branding know-
                                      3. Promotion – To be informed by above            how)
 Lack of provincial              1. Situational Analysis
 incentives as well as            1. Competitive and comparative advantage of
 rigid and bureaucratic               NWP – Which sub-sectors and in what
 business environment.                districts?
                                 1. Market Segmentation & Target Markets:
                                      1. Type        and    profile   of   investors
                                            (Market/Resource/Efficiency) ;


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         ISSUE                        WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                    BY WHO

                                 2.  Broad vs target marketing      (What
                                     approach should be adopted?)
                           1.    Branding & Positioning
                            1.   Location advantage;
                            2.   Resource based advantage;
                            3.   Market access advantage; and
                            4.   Production cost advantage


C.6           TOURISM MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


 6.1 Overview

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

        1.    Consolidated Inputs

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

 1.     What should be considered to competitively position the North West Province
        as a preferred destination of choice:

 2.     Product development in tourism as one of the cornerstones of the marketing
        framework

 3.     Skilled Human Resources are key to unlocking visitor/consumer value, yet
        often not effectively addresses in tourism plans and strategies

 1.     SMME development in tourism

 2.     Tourism Support Infrastructure Development

 3.     Role and functions of provincial and local government.

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

                 COMMISSION - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
      ISSUE/ CHALLENGE                WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHOM


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No integrated structured audit of    1. Conduct regular research on matters        North West Parks and
existing products                       affecting the Tourism Industry             Tourism Board
                                                                                   (NWPTB)
No integrated planning for Product 2. Development and implementation of            NWPTB
Development in the Province           Tourism Product Development Strategy
No Product Development Strategy 3.        Information on Product           NWPTB
                                     Development to be made available
Inadequate Provincial Budget for   4.     Allocate adequate resources for  NWPTB
Product Development                  product development

No knowledge of what the             5. Perform Regular consumer needs             NWPTB
consumer needs                          feedback survey
Lack of integration and              6. Resuscitate tour operator network          NWPTB
coordination in planning for         7. Develop and implement a product
product packaging                       packaging plan
                                     8. Create suitable products for all seasons
No structure for coordinating        1. Institutional arrangements to be put in    NWPTB/Department
events                                  place                                      of Sport, Arts and
                                     1. Coordinate, facilitate and promote         Culture (DSAC)
                                          events
Challenge of integrating creative 2. Identify and develop products in the          NWPTB/DSAC
industries into the tourism industry      creative industries
                                     3. Develop and implement the strategy
Inadequate budget to promote          1. Allocate adequate resources               NWPTB/DSAC
events in the Province
Awareness not maximized to           2. Launch awareness campaigns                 DEDT
ensure responsible tourism
practices




COMMISSION – TOURISM SMME & CORPORATIVES DEVELOPMENT
  ISSUE/ CHALLENGE     WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE    BY WHOM
Lack of startup funding              3. Funding and support institutions to     DEDT
                                        increase their footprint and programmes
                                        in the Province for easy access
Stringent criteria for access        4. Review criteria for funding                  ?
Restricted access to information     5. Adequate research                        DEDT
                                     6. Build capacity for knowledge
                                        management
                                     7. Information and facilitation sessions
                                        (Road Shows)
                                     8. Officials to be empowered to
                                        disseminate information
Access to Markets                    1. Implementation of applicable policies    EDT
                                        and legislation to enhance participation
                                        of entrepreneurs (e.g. preferential
                                        procurement, Ten-a-Side programme)



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Lack of integration in the         2. Participation of SMMEs in National and
mainstream economy as well as         International tourism trade shows
rural economies (Rural SMMEs)
Skills Mismatch (demand vs.       3. Perform Skills Audit                    Small Enterprise
supply)                           4. Promote tourism enterprise partnerships Development Agency
                                  1.      Toolkits                           (SEDA) –
                                  2.      Business Skills                    NWPTB
                                  3.      Mentorship
                                  4.      Basic Business Skills              Municipalities
                                  5.      Tender Advice and Training
                                  6.      Hotel Schools
                                  7.      Have budget: Must support
                                          organizations with Programs
Standards of Quality Assurance in 1. Recruit funding for Grading             TGCSA
the industry not world-class      2. Launch Customer 1st Training Program TEP
                                  3. Link to existing quality standards      SEDA
                                     (SABS; HACCP; QMS (ISO)
 GOVERNANCE COMMISSION: PROGRAMME OF ACTION

  ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                  WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                      BY WHOM
 Lack of research on tourism        1. Research at local level and             Department od
 attraction in the local               coordinate through Parks Board          Economic
 environment                                                                   Development &
                                                                               Tourism (DEDT)


 Lack of integration between the    2. PGDS working group intervention         (DEDT)
 spheres of govt

 No dedication and capacity to      3. Introduce learnerships and other        (DEDT)
 promote tourism in most               programmes at local level
 municipalities

 No understanding to unlock         4. Education and public awareness          (DEDT)
 tourism potential


  ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                  WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                      BY WHOM
 Lack of instruments to collect     5. Tourism strategy to be reviewed
 and measure information
                                                                                        ?


 Policies and bylaws to be          1. Develop and align bylaws to focus on    DEDT
 developed and promote tourism         tourism
 (rural development)

 Monitoring of policy               1. Establish unit to monitor impact of              ?
 implementation (e.g. BBBEE)           tourism

 Inconsistent representation on     2. Composition of the working group to              ?
 working group                         be strengthened



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 Lack of synergy in promoting         3. Development agencies to take core               ?
 intergovernmental relations &           responsibility for success of the
 other partners                          business plans
 Tourism association not visible at   1. Strengthen district associations and     DEDT
 all and not organized at                organize into provincial structures
 provincial level

 COMMISSION – TOURISM SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

 ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                   WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                       BY WHOM

 Rail:                                4. Improve the relationship between         Department of
 Currently have :-                       Rail Agencies (PRASA);                   Transport;
  2. CPT – JHB                        5. Partnership with Transnet, Spoornet;     Transnet, PRASA
  3. JHB – Rustenburg                 6. Revisit the study conducted on rail      DEDT;
  4. Mafikeng – Botswana –               and the Investment Climate by            Local and District
       Zimbabwe                          DEDT;                                    Municipalities
  5. Mafikeng – JHB                   7. Proper maintenance of all rail           Telkom
  6. (Kimberley) Vryburg –               facilities                               SAPS
       Mafikeng Travelling time;

 Challenges
 1. Maintenance
 2. Bad scheduling
 3. Crime

 Road:-                               6. Interconnectivity of all the SDI‟s       SANRAL
 Currently have:-                         should improve                          SAPS
  1. SDI Corridors (N12, N14,         7. Maintenance and upgrading of             Transport (national
      N4, N18)                            provincial and local roads (N14 &       and provincial)
  2. Provincial and local roads           N18 very bad condition)                 Public works
 Challenges                           8. Availing of budgets for maintenance      Municipalities local
  1. Maintenance                      9. Improve crime and safety measures        and district
  2. Crime                                and police visibility;
  3. Expensive Toll Roads             10. Reduce toll road fees
  4. Supply Chain management          11. Attract private sector investors
  5. Bad signage                      12. Strict measures for SCM full name
                                      13. Create proper and visible signage



ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                       BY WHO

Water & sanitation :                  1. Marketing of water sports                DWAF
Currently                             2. Duzi making money in                     NWP&TB
 1. Vaal River,                          Pietermaritzburg – Why can‟t we make     Mining Houses
 2. Molopo, Dams                         money as well                            Province,
                                      3. Development of proper tourism            Municipalities both
Challenges                               infrastructure at all the dams           local and districts
 1. Low quality of drinking water     4. Opportunities for the establishment of
     due to lack of sufficient           B&Bs along rivers and dams;
     infrastructure                   5. Accommodation establishments and
 2. Pollution of Water from              camping sites
     mines

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Access to facilities:                    4. Improvement of safety measures;           MTN,
 Currently:-                             5. Improvement of accessibility;             Vodacom,
  1. ATM;                                6. Providing of sufficient language          Cell C
  2. Foreign exchange                       training (other languages)                Banking Institutions
  3. Broad Band                          7. Establishment of Call Centers             Tele-
  4. Cellular phones                                                                  Communications
  5. Telkom lines                                                                     Call Centers
  6. Internet connectivity                                                            Government
  7. Cyber                                                                            Communication and
     stalking/fraud/hacking;                                                          Information System
  8. Language barriers and                                                            (GCIS)
     reception;

Challenges;
 1. Cost;
 2. Safety and Crime (Scams/
     stealing of copper cables
     especially in trains);
 3. Digital v/s analogue;
Energy :                           11.      Strengthen partnerships with key          DoE
Challenges:                                 stakeholders;                             MR
 1. Carbon emissions;              12.      Clear role identification                 ESKOM
 2. Black outs                     13.      Foster and establish good                 NERSA
 3. Alternative sources                     communication links                       Local and District
 4. Load shedding                  14.      Proper alignment (all local, national,    Municipality
 5. Long lead times to build                provincial and stakeholders)              Department of
     substations                                                                      Energy
 6. NERSA not functioning
     optimally
 7. Responsibility management
     lacking (DME, ESKOM,
     TELKOM)
 8. Lack of communication with
     relevant parties
     (municipalities – local and
     district – provincial, national)
 9. Discrepancies between
     government departments
     (no strategic alignment)
 10. Lack of competition



ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                       WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                       BY WHO




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Promoting Icons/Attractions is       3. Rehabilitate and improve road       NWP & TB,
lacking                                 accessibility to link icons         Municipalities, Sport,
Currently :                          4. Improving investment by providing   Arts and Culture,
  1. Bishop Tutu (Klerksdorp),          sufficient land                     SARAH, Department
  2. Enock Sontonga (Nkosi                                                  of Agriculture,
     Sikelela Africa);\                                                     Conservation,
  3. Sol Plaatjie,                                                          Environment
  4. Taung Skull,                                                           Development
  5. Vredefort Dome,                                                        (DACRED ), DEDT,
  6. Highveld National Park,                                                National Heritage
Challenges:                                                                 Council
  1. Lack of marketing of our                                               Department of Land
     icons and heritage sites                                               Affairs (DLA)
  2. Problems of land availability                                          Minister of Land
     (who owns what land)                                                   affairs, Traditional
                                                                            Leaders, Private
                                                                            Sector
Funding and Investment               5. Increase maintenance budget         Invest North West
Challenges:                          6. To improve incentive schemes        DEDT
 1. Limited funding                                                         Dti
 2. Choosy donors                                                           SAMAF
 3. Ad hoc planning for budgets                                             Office of the Premier
     (silo mentality between                                                Industrial
     departments and                                                        Development
     institutions)                                                          Corporation (IDC)
 4. Lack of sufficient incentives

COMMISSION – DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES                   WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                      BY WHO

No integrated marketing &            1. Review process of the provincial      NWP&TB
promotion (domestic, national           identity/brand
and international)                   2. Regional positioning & promotion
                                     3. Develop a uniformed brand
                                     4. Develop an integrated marketing
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C.7              INFRASTRUCTURE MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS



 7.1 Overview

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

 1.     Consolidated Inputs

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

 1.      Bulk Services and Municipal Infrastructure

 2.      Socio – Economic Infrastructure

 3.      Transportation

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

 Inputs by the Commissions are consolidated in the next tables.


      COMMISSION NO 1: BULK SERVICES AND MUNICIPAL INFRASTRUCTURE


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

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                               Engage all potential stakeholders in promoting
Lack Integration in Planning   integrated planning                                  PG & District

Revenue collection of service Investigate and Introduce appropriate technology            LM
Recovery for free services                                 ?                              LM
                               A proportion of budget/allocation
                                must go towards maintenance strategies and be
Funding for maintenance        supported by legislation (aligned to                       LM
                               strategies/maintenance plan),
                               Introduce asset inventory with accountability
Inappropriate Sanitation       Investigate and Introduce appropriate technology
                                                                                    LM & District
Technologies
                               Institutional Capacity Building.
Appointment of Human           Establishment of a structure with appropriate
                                                                                         COGTA
Capital and Capacitation       technical, financial management and PM ? full
                               word ? skills and capabilities.
                               Establish delivery/development mechanisms for
                               Rural Areas (e.g. collaboration structures between
Neglected Rural Areas                                                               DM & PG, DoACERD
                               the Local Government (District/Local) and
                               Traditional Structures for sustainable livelihood)
                               Investigate and Introduce PM & DS ? full word and
Retention of Staff             Occupation Special Dispensation (Special Skills) for      COGTA
                               local government
                               Tap into Social and Labour Plans for
                               Infrastructure.
Funding to clear backlog                                                                Treasury
                               Consider a tax incentive for investments in the
                               NW, Improve Stats Data
                               Establish delivery mechanisms for Rural Areas
Unforeseen migration           (e.g. collaboration structures between the Local
                                                                                    DM & PG, DoACERD
patterns                       Government (District/Local) and Traditional
                               Structures/Leadership for sustainable livelihood)
                               Institutional Capacity Building,
Lack of good PM practices      Establishment/Capacity of PMU ? write word at             COGTA
                               local spheres
COMMISSION ON SOCIO – ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
  ISSUE/CHALLENGE                       WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                      BY WHOM
Poor and uncoordinated         1. Need to improve planning process
planning                       2. More participation of role players in the           ?
                                  planning process.
                               3. NATMAP
                               4. Planning should be medium and long term.
Poor maintenance of            1. Budget for infrastructure maintenance.              ?
infrastructure assets due to
financial constraints
Funding/ Backlogs              2.   Need to look at Public Private Partnership.       ?
                               3.   Borrowing to facilitate capital
                               4.   Improve investor confidence.
SMMEs/ CIDB ? full word        1.   Reconfiguration of the grading system             ?
                               2.   Develop SMME‟s
                               3.   Review the CIDB regulations
Inappropriate policies         1.   Review policies                                   ?



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 Legislation / bureaucracy (i.e. 2. Review of legislation                                     ?
 mining willing to provide slag
 {transparent or glass like
 refuse after ore has been
 melted} but legislation does
 not permit
  ISSUE/CHALLENGE                        WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                             BY WHOM
 Institutional arrangement       3. Create provincial infrastructure implementing
                                    agent
 Lack of technical skills        4. Facilitate the skilling within the sector
 (Engineers)
 Procurement                     5. Deal with issues of corruption.

 COMMISSION No 3: TRANSPORTATION
 Existing rail infrastructure is 6. Fast track utilization of rail lines                DOT; DPWR & also
 not optimally used. (Lines are 7. Reopen discussions with rail operators               look into the role of
 operating but a minimum         8. Plug in the PROVTMAP ? explain projects into private sector
 level )                             PGDS
                                 9. Bring in together (studies); quantify and cost
                                     it;
                                 10. Advocate for development of national rail
                                     policy with incentive for using rail (against
                                     punitive for road use)
                                 11. Move forward – identify our own needs; need a
                                     lead person
 Airport not optimally utilized 1. Launch investigation in the optimal utilization
                                     of all airports and landing strips in the province      ?
                                 2. Promote increased air traffic in province
 Need budget for the projects 1. Need to identify other methods of funding;             Mining houses and
                                 2. Identify driver under PGDS umbrella – monitor businesses to
                                     and evaluate progress;                             approach
                                 3. Call meeting to profile all projects;               government for PPP
                                 4. First need to do pre feasibility studies or other relationship
                                     similar studies to invite/convince investors not
                                     strictly based on cost-benefit analysis but also
                                     based on other criteria such as usefulness,
                                     cost-effectiveness, etc;
                                 5. Province need transportation planning
                                     lekgotla/investors conference invite all funders
                                     (MIG; DBSA; Sanral; Natmap; government);
                                 6. Make this an annual event/bi-annual event
                                 7. Money need to be secured either by provincial
                                     government borrowing or PPP (mines, business
                                     and government);
                                 8. Rapid transport system between Rustenburg
                                     and Pretoria to be investigated
 Change orientation to           1. Minimum implementation period could be 20 By all parties
 planning horizon                    years                                              involved



C.8              SKILLS AND TRAINING MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS




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  1.         OVERVIEW

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

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

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

       2.    CONSOLIDATED INPUTS

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

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




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  Presentations from the Department of Higher Education and Training focused on the
  following:
  5.     Realignment of Skills Development function from Department of Labour and
         Basic Education to Department of Higher Education including (Further
         Education and Training Colleges, Higher Education Institutions & SETA‟s)

  6.      Place The National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III objectives
          in context of provincial imperatives such as unemployment, PGDS and
          Economic Recovery matters

  7.      Accommodation of strategic initiatives within e.g. JIPSA, ASGISA,

  8.      Implementation imperatives and institutional arrangement for the National
          Human Resource Development Strategy for SA 2010 – 2030

  9.      Implementation of national and provincial imperatives through strengthened
          Provincial Skills Development Forums

       No presentation was received from Business

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

       A summary of commission reports is given in the next tables

                   COMMISSION: AGRICULTURE AND AGRO-PROCESSING
        ISSUE/CHALLENGE              WHAT NEEDS TO BE                  BY WHOM
                                              DONE
    Goat Meat & Milk Goat 1.         Learnerships             1. Provincial Dept of
1.      Marketing skills         2.  Internships                 Agriculture
2.      Entrepreneurship/Busines 3.  Skills Programmes 1.        North West Agricultural
        s                        4.  Bursaries                   Development and
    3.      Production /technical5.  Mentorship programmes       Implementation Institute
            skills in meat, poultry, (forge partnerships with    (NWADII)
            game farming, milk       commercial and       2.     Agri SETA & FoodBev
            industries               emerging farmers)           SETA
    4.      Husbandry            6.  In-service training 3.      Further Education and
    5.      Quality Management   7.  Youth entrepreneur          Training Institutes (FETs)
    6.      Customer/Producer        development          4.     Universities
            Support              8.                       5.
                                     Formal Higher Education     Agric Colleges
    7.      Animal Health            courses              1.     Agri-Business
    8.      Industry Knowledge                            2.     Big Business
    9.      Parlour Operator                              3.     Commodity groups
    10.     Food safety                                                   NGOs
    11.     Plant maintenance
12.     Life / social Skills
1.     HIV and AIDS education
        and awareness

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         ABOVE ACTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE REPEATED FOR ALL THE
                                 DIFFERENT NEEDS BELOW
          ISSUE/CHALLENGE             ISSUE/CHALLENGE              ISSUE/CHALLENGE
      Broiler                     Beef production               Animal feed
      4.    Marketing skills      13.   Marketing skills        28.    Marketing skills
      5.    Entrepreneurship/Busi 14.   Entrepreneurship/Busi 29.      Entrepreneurship/Bu
            ness                        ness                           siness
      6.    Production /technical 15.   Production /technical 30.      Production /technical
      7.    Hatchery              16.   Husbandry               31.    Quality Management
      8.    Quality Management 17.      Quality Mgt                    / grading
      9.    Customer/Producer     18.   Customer/Producer 32.          Customer/Producer
            Support                     Support                        Support
      10.   Animal Health         19.   Animal Health               Industry Knowledge
      11.   Industry Knowledge 20.      Artificial insemination
      12.   Parlour Operator      21.   Industry Knowledge
              Food safety         22.   Parlour Operator
                                  23.   Food safety
                                  24.   Carcass handling
                                  25.   Slaughtering/ Abattoir
                                  26.   Veldt mgt
                                  27.   Advocacy on
                                        provisions of
                                        legislation

                                     COMMISSION: TOURISM
          ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                BY WHOM
33.     Tourism Industry Business 1.                             1.
                                       Institutions of learning to    Department of
         Skills, especially for SMME   ensure that the curriculum     Economic and Tourism
         entrepreneurs                 that are developed        2.   THETA and other SETA
34.     Hotel Management               respond to the needs of
35.     Destination Development        the industry
         and Promotion            1.   Partnership with Institution
36.     Customer                       of Higher learning &
         Service/Customer Care         Industry
37.     Tour operations           2.   Learnerships
38.     Tour Guiding (guiding and
         language training)
39.     Culinary training
40.     ICT
41.     HIV and AIDS education
         and awareness
42.     Hotel Management
43.     Tour Guiding (guiding and
         language training)
44.     Legislative Compliance

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                                   COMMISSION: SMME
        ISSUE/CHALLENGE           WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHOM
3.    Office Administration 11.     Provision of adequate 17.       Department of
4.    Product design                SMME support and                Economic and Tourism
5.    Business management           emphasis on People with   18.   SETAs
6.    Financial management          Disabilities              19.   Department of Labour
7.    Life skills             12.   Provision of support for
8.    Numeracy skills               marketing strategies &
9.    New Venture Creation          business management
10. ICT                             skills
                              13.   In-service training
                              14.   Short courses and
                                    workshops
                              15.   Recognition of Prior
                                    Learning (RPL)
                              16.   Adult Education and
                                    Training
                                  COMMISSION: MINING
        ISSUE/CHALLENGE           WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHOM
20. Diamond processing 3.           Train retrenched mine 13.       Mining houses
21. Jewellery manufacturing,        workers                   14.   HET
       and                    4.    Skills programmes         15.   SETAS
22. Scarce skills as reflected5.    Employers to ensure that  16.   DME
       on the attached              RPL and ABET remains 17.        FET
       “Annexure A”.                their responsibility
                              6.    On the job training to be
                                    offered
   Challenges to the Mining   7.    SETA to ensure that all
   Sector:                          companies pay skills
                                    development levy
    1. Downsizing             8.    The Sector to play a critical
    2. Closure of operations and    role in the development
       retrenchments                and implementation of
                                    economic growth
                                    strategies.
                              9.    Establishment of
                                    partnerships with relevant
                                    stakeholders remain critical
                                    to skills development
                              10.   Learnerships
                              11.   Bursaries
                              12.   Priorities to focus on the
                                    development of
                                    communities (beneficiation
                                    – skills development)


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                   COMMISSION: MANUFACTURING
     ISSUE/CHALLENGE  WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                       BY WHOM
FREIGHT HANDLING CHAMBER
                                    5.    Skills programmes          10.     SETAS
ROAD FREIGHT CHAMBER 6.                                              11.
                                          Employers to ensure that RPL       National DME
1. Rail traffic management                and ABET remains their     12.     Department of Public
      systems development &               responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
      implementation                7.    On the job training to be  13.     FET
2. Train and maintenance crew             offered.                         Higher Education Institutions
      communication technology      8.    Learnerships
3. Design and manufacturing9.        of   Bursaries
      railways wagons for specific
      types of freight
4. Welding
MARITIME CHAMBER
1. ABET
1.        Transport Management14.         Skills programmes          19.     SETAS
2.        Supply Chain Management   15.                              20.
                                          Employers to ensure that RPL       National DME
3.        Logistics Management            and ABET remains their     21.     Department of Public
4.        General Management -            responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
                                    HR
          including Supervisory / 16.     On the job training to be  22.     FET
          / Finance / Admin               offered.                         Higher Education Institutions
5.        IT Skills                 17.   Learnerships
6.        Key Account Management    18.   Bursaries
7.        Customer Services
8.        Safety Awareness
9.        Technical / Operator Skills
          - including Forklift / Crane
10.       Operators / Millwrights /
          Electronic Technicians
11.       Port Management
12.       Business Development
          Management
13.       Performance Management
TAXI CHAMBER
1. Professional Driving             11.   Skills programmes          16.     SETAS
2. Customer Care                    12.                              17.
                                          Employers to ensure that RPL       National DME
3. Basic Business Administration          and ABET remains their     18.     Department of Public
4. ABET                                   responsibility                     Works, Roads &Transport
5. Vehicle Mechanics and            13.   On the job training to be  19.     FET
    Maintenance                           offered.                   20.     Higher Education
6. Upgrading of Code 8 Drivers      14.   Learnerships                       Institutions
    License/ TRP                    15.   Bursaries
7. First Aid


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8. Tendering Program
9. HIV/AIDS
10. Basic Computer Skills and
    Management Development
    training program /
    Management Skills Training
    Program




     ISSUE/CHALLENGE                      WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                  BY WHOM
FREIGHT HANDLING CHAMBER22.                 Skills programmes          27.   SETAS
                                   23.                                 28.
                                            Employers to ensure that RPL     National DME
21.       Forklift / Crane / Millwright     and ABET remains their     29.   Department of Public
          / Electronic                      responsibility                   Works, Roads &Transport
22.       General Management 24.            On the job training to be  30.   FET
          including Supervisory             offered.                   31.   Higher Education
23.       Transport Management25.           Learnerships                     Institutions
24.       Port Management & 26.             Bursaries
          Technical Management.
25.       Transport Economics
1. Project management
2. Civil Technicians
3. Civil Engineering
4. Material Testing
5. Draught persons
6. Construction Plant Operator
7. Artisanship
8. Crane operators
9. Finishing carpenters
10. Floor covers vinyl
11. TLB operators
12. Civil Engineering
13. Structural Engineering
14. Civil Technicians
15. Project management
16. Draught persons
17. Material Testing
18. Supervision
19. Artisanship
20. Construction Plant Operator
21. Crane operators
COMMISSION: CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
  ISSUE/CHALLENGE   WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                                        BY WHOM
1.   Professional Engineering      18.      Skills programmes          23.   SETAS
2.   Project Management            19.                                 24.
                                            Employers to ensure that RPL     Department of Public
3.   Town Planning                          and ABET remains their           Works, Roads &Transport
4.   Quantity Surveying                     responsibility             25.   FET
5.   Structural Engineering        20.      On the job training to be  26.   Higher Education
6.   Civil Technicians                      offered.                         Institutions
7.   Bridge Engineering            21.      Learnerships
8.   Dam Engineering               22.      Bursaries
9.   Electrical – Power Creation


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  10. Geometric Design
  11. Structural Engineering
  12. Traffic and transportation
      planning
  13. Waste water Treatment
  14. Water Planning
  15. Building Inspectors
  16. Draught persons
  17. Water treatment



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

         1.      PROPOSED ACTION PLAN

The following interventions must be incorporated into an action plan:

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

         1.      CONCLUDING REMARKS

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


 C.9             SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT MINI INDABA


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

         1.      Overview

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

 1.      Health
 2.      Education

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


Department of Agriculture and Rural Development made a presentation which
adequately demonstrated the link between the Comprehensive Rural Development
Plan, Poverty eradication, War on Poverty and Provincial Growth and Development
strategy.


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


The Commissions focused on the following issues:

7.    Community Awareness



8.    Job Creation and Asset Development

9.    Access to education for learners with multiple disabilities


10.   Partnerships and Inter-Governmental Relations Forums


11.   Social Infrastructure




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        1.    CONSOLIDATED INPUTS

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

  ISSUE FOR                  PROPOSAL/RECCOMENDATIONS                                RESPONSIBLE
  ATTENTION                                                                          INSTITUTION
                              SOCIAL CLUSTER INPUTS
Community Awareness     12.    integrated planning and participations with         Social Cluster
                           relevant stakeholders including community               Departments,
                           development officers/practitioners, Sport officers,     Department of Local
                                                                                   Government and
                           School Governing Bodies, Community Health Workers
                                                                                   Traditional Affairs
                           etc                                                     and Department of
                                                                                   Agriculture and
                       13.     Community Mobilisation (e.g. Public
                                                                                   Rural Development
                               Participations, Feedback sessions, dialogues)

                       14.     Advocacy campaign to inform the community on
                               the needs and characteristics of WCPD

                        15.    Utilization of available resources (print, radio,
                           electronic media, social networks, bill boards)

                        16.    Decentralized management of the Community
                           Development workers for optimal support and
                           effectiveness.

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




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  ISSUE FOR                        PROPOSAL/RECCOMENDATIONS                                RESPONSIBLE
  ATTENTION                                                                                INSTITUTION
                                    SOCIAL CLUSTER INPUTS
Job Creation and Asset    1.         Social Sector to contribute on job creation         Social Cluster
Development                          through Expanded Public Works Program,              Departments,
                                     learnership program, Comprehensive Rural            Department of Local
                                     Development Program etc                             Government and
                                                                                         Traditional Affairs
                          2.         Integration of all departmental plans and           and Department of
                                     implementation                                      Agriculture and
                                                                                         Rural Development
                          3.         Capacitate people to be able to create
                                     employment opportunities for themselves and for
                                     the others

                          4.         Provision of after care services for all training
                                     programmes offered

                          5.         Province to develop specific customised models to
                                     accelerate employability and careerism of
                                     designated groups.
Access to education for   1.         Identification of more special schools as Resource Social Cluster
learners with multiple               Centres that can be capacitated to accommodate Departments,
disabilities                         learners with multiple disabilities                   Department of Local
                          1.         Early identification strategies involving all sectors Government and
                                     of the social cluster.                                Traditional Affairs
                          2.         Implementation of a Child/ youth care centre          and Department of
                                     model.                                                Agriculture and
                          3.         Expansion of Full Service Schools                     Rural Development
                          4.         Increase learner participation and Include
                                     learners with disabilities




Partnership and Inter-     5. Drawing up of career paths for ABET                        Social Cluster
Governmental Relation      6. Regulated engagement with stakeholders                     Departments,
Forums                        MOUs /MOAs /SLAs                                           Department of Local
                                                                                         Government and
                               -Social responsibility to support sustainable projects    Traditional Affairs
                                                                                         and Department of
                                                                                         Agriculture and
                                                                                         Rural Development




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  ISSUE FOR                    PROPOSAL/RECCOMENDATIONS                                 RESPONSIBLE
  ATTENTION                                                                             INSTITUTION
                                SOCIAL CLUSTER INPUTS
SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE 1.         Targets for clinics should be more than those of      Social Cluster
                                 hospital beds to put more emphasis on Primary         Departments,
                                 Health Care                                           Department of
                         2.      MTEF Budget allocations for social infrastructure     Local Government
                                 to be aligned to PGDS targets                         and Traditional
                         3.      Basic social infrastructure plans to be               Affairs and
                                 implemented through partnerships between the          Department of
                                 construction industry and EPWP to ensure good         Agriculture and
                                 quality of buildings and sustainability of jobs for   Rural Development
                                 EPWP artisans
                         4.      Integrated Social infrastructure plan to be aligned
                                 to Municipal Infrastructure Plans
                         1.      A target to be set to enforce compulsory basic
                                 education and No-Fee schools through
                                 amendment of relevant Act




        1.      MONITORING and REPORTING

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



C.10            RESEARCH PROPOSALS


        1.      INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

 This is done through quality, needs and policy-relevant research integrating political, social
 and economic concerns that characterizes our daily existence. It is about the intersection of
 the meaning of reality and intentions and how the latter is given meaning through reason.
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EXCO took a resolution in 2002, to establish the North West Research Coordinating
Committee (NWRCC) when they noticed a compelling weakness in research capacity and
information development on which to base decision-making, in the Province. The Research
committee was established to promote research coordination and integration with other
initiatives and to avoid duplication which could have adverse financial implications for the
province. The intention was also to bring provincial government closer to the research
community. The NWRCC represents the NWPG, the business sector, institutions of higher
learning and non-governmental organisations in the province.

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


       2.       DEVELOPMENT OF RESEARCH AGENDA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. The kinds of research questions asked
2. The research aims and objectives
3. The priorities and needs identified by the province

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

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

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

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

       Social Cluster           Economic and Infrastructure Cluster               Governance
                                                                                    Cluster
 1.   Skills development   1.   Attracting investments in all economic sectors 1. Rural
 2.    Vulnerable groups   2.   Research into beneficiation from the VALUE         development

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



C 11             LOCAL GOVERNMENT TURN AROUND STRATGEGY


         1.     INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

      2.     SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS

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

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

             1.     Basic service delivery:

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

• There are settlements in the province that were historically badly planned,
   resulting in uncontrolled and informal growth of settlements.
1. Most medium and low capacity municipalities do not have spatial development
   frameworks that determine the use of space for socio-economic growth and
   development

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• There is limited capacity in municipalities to perform town and regional planning,
   resulting in over-reliance on consultants, which are costly
• There is fraudulent disposal of land for growth and developments in some
   municipalities

               1.     Governance

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

               2.     Financial management

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

               3.     Local Economic Development

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

               4.     Labour relations

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

11.3 IMMEDIATE PRIORITIES

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

•   Address immediate financial and administrative problems in municipalities
•   Formulate regulations to stem indiscriminate hiring and firing
•   Ensure and implement a transparent municipal supply chain management system
•   Strengthen Ward Committee capacity and implement new ward governance model
•   National and provincial commitments in IDPs must be met
•   Differentiated responsibilities and simplified IDPs must be provided for
•   Funding and capacity strategy for municipal infrastructure should be deloped and
     implemented.
•   Intergovernmental agreement with metros on informal settlement upgrade
•   Rearrange capacity grants and programmes, including Siyenza Manje support
•   Upscale Community Works Programme
•   Implement Revenue Enhancement – Public Mobilisation campaign
•   Launch “good citizenship” campaign, focusing on governance values to unite the
     nation

        2.     PROPOSED IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

The Department of Local Government suggested the following implementation plan:

• Revenue Enhancement, Debt Management, Cash flow Management

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

The project scope covers the following:

2.      Implementation of the Municipal Property Rates Act
3.      Recovery of government debt
4.      Data cleansing

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5.    Billing and Debt collection
6.    Credit Control
7.    Indigent Management
8.    Customer Care

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

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

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

• Governance and administration

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

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

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


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• Development Planning

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

The intervention as a project covers the following:

1.    Strengthen town planning function at District level to introduce shared
      services model, develop shared services model concept document for inputs
2.    Audit and analysis of SDFs in all municipalities; Conduct district workshops on
      approved PSDF; Assist municipalities with review and develop program in
      partnership with districts to support development of SDFs
3.    Assist municipalities to incorporate MTAS on IDPs
4.    Assess IDPs and assist municipalities to consider MECs comments
5.    Assist municipalities to develop process plans
6.    Provide hands on support on drafting of Technical SDBIP‟s( Individual Score
      card)
7.    Provide support to municipalities in customisation and reviewing of
8.    PMS Policy Framework for all 24 municipalities
9.    Facilitate development of LED Strategies /plans ; Facilitate review of
10.   LED strategies; Assist municipalities with development of socio-economic
      profile; Identification of Anchor projects and assist municipalities with
      feasibility studies and development of business plans; Supply chain policy
      review and align to LED strategy;
11.   Facilitate support to upgrade bulk infrastructure to enhance industrial
      expansion and investor attraction ;Review and update incentives schemes


      1.     MONITORING AND REPORTING

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

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


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 interventions by sector departments and municipal turnaround Strategies Thematic
 Working Teams Coordinators as project leaders,

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

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

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


C.11          A RE AGENG MINI-INDABA PROPOSALS


 INTRODUCTION
 As part of the Review of the Provincial Growth Development Strategy, the
 A Re Ageng Social Dialogue Forum was tasked to facilitate Civil Society
 responses to the outcomes of Mini-Indabas that were held by the various
 Working Groups.       In order to ensure that as many civil society
 organisations as possible participated, and that the responses are of a
 very high quality, A Re Ageng‟s approach to the task was to organise four
 regional meetings in the various District Municipalities in preparation for
 the Mini-Indaba.

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


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

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

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

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




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


CHALLENG              POSSIBILE SOLUTION                  RESPONSIB
   ES                                                         LE
                                                          INSTITUTIO
                                                              N
                       GENERIC SMME ISSUES

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CHALLENG                POSSIBILE SOLUTION                      RESPONSIB
   ES                                                                LE
                                                                INSTITUTIO
                                                                      N
Need for       12. Policy coordination to assist SMME           Department
coordinated      development                                   of Economic
and            13. Place SMMEs in logical categories that Development,
consistent       show potential for implementation of          Environment
policy and       targeted interventions                        and Tourism
approach       14. Develop systems to evaluate the             (DEDET)
                 success or failures of SMMEs in order to
                 timely respond to challenges and
                 implement interventions.
Low level of   15. Strengthen stakeholder involvement
partnerships         consultations per sector
               16. Development of a Master plan where
                 all projects will indicate involved partners,
                 needed funding
               17. Business involvement in implementing
                 Government Policies
               18. Coherent partnership strategy and
                 one entry and exit point for an
                 organization
               19. Explore Linkages between big & small
                 business through the entire value chain of
                 each sector.
               20. Linkage between small businesses and
                 big ones should be in place
                 before partnership start

Legislation    21. Analyzing existing by-laws which        Municipality
and              impact negatively on SMMEs
Regulations    22. Reduce red tape and cumbersome
                 procedures for business development




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CHALLENG              POSSIBILE SOLUTION                RESPONSIB
   ES                                                       LE
                                                        INSTITUTIO
                                                            N
Communicati 23. Avail information to aspiring
on and        entrepreneurs to participate in
Information   programmes such as Awareness Toolkit
sharing       programmes
            24. Improve information on the marketing
              website to enhance the visibility of small
              enterprises for the market
            25. Improved distribution of information
              about support services to SMMEs
            26. People should be invited to workshops
            27. Flyers and pamphlets on programmes
              and opportunities should be circulated.
            28. Database on co-operatives should be Mine
              established and linked with SMME data      Companies
              base
            29. Database of agricultural SMMEs should
              be established
            30. Greater Information sharing about
              opportunities in Corporate Social
              Investments should be promoted
            31. The State must facilitate and assist
              bidders to compile bids and towards
              SMMEs achieving the CDB grades
              Incentivize organisations through
              performance recognition towards
              enhancing SMME development
            32. Statutory body to monitor mentorship/
                 advice provided by business.
            33. (Legislated) M & E tool should be
                 developed.




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CHALLENG                 POSSIBILE SOLUTION                    RESPONSIB
   ES                                                               LE
                                                               INSTITUTIO
                                                                    N
Institutional   34. Unit within the province that support      DEDET, SEDA
challenges        co-operatives should be established and      and Agric
                  made functional
                35. Dept. of Economic Dev. & Tourism to
                  revive and strengthen the Provincial        Municipalities
                  SMME Forum to start functioning within a
                  month.
                36. Support services e.g. DTI services,
                  should be regionalized and increase their
                  footprint in the province.
                37. Expansion of networks off all agencies
                  which support SMME development               PGDS
                38. Need to ensure that enterprise            coordinating
                  development is also linked to land use      committee
                  plans at Local Government level
                39. Need to build capacity in the spheres     All
                  government to assist tourism SMMEs          municipality
                40. SMME forums be in cooperation within
                  LED forum                                   All SMME
                41. All government departments,               working group
                  municipalities and institution should be    members
                  forced to attend structure meant for
                  coordination of SMME ( SMME Working
                  group)
                42. Local municipalities should attend the
                  working group with their LED official
                43. Attendance of Working Groups should
                  form part of KPA‟s of officials




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CHALLENG               POSSIBILE SOLUTION                   RESPONSIB
   ES                                                           LE
                                                            INSTITUTIO
                                                                N
SMME‟s are    44. Information must be made available
currently not   and accessible.
benefiting    45. Fully implement “preferential “
from            procurement policies
procurement 46. Improve on the implementation of
opportunities   rules and regulations that govern the
                industry (e.g. BBBEE Scorecard)
              47. Smart regulation to enhance SMME
                growth (quality assurance /grading)
              48. Effectively monitor the allocation of
                tenders to the SMMEs, including the
                eradication of corruption




Financial       49. Poor coordination of linking grant      Agric, DEDET
constraints        funding with growth entrepreneurship     Municipality
                50. Province to have its financial
                   institution to facilitate collateral
                   requirements
                51. Awareness regarding Lack of financial
                   skills should be created
                52. Review the structure component of
                   grants and loans
                 SMALL SCALE FARMING DEVELOPMENT
 Primary       53. Market should focus on Agro               Agric and
 Market to            Processing                            DEDET
 Agriculture 54. Formulation of cooperative and
                      commodity association or review
                            SMALL SCALE MINING
 The            Introduce information management            Department
 exploitation mechanisms to assist small miners with        of Minerals
 of value       value chain challenges and potentials       and Energy
 adding
 opportunities
 for small
 miners
In service      55. Provide mentorships                     Big mines and
training        56. Provide examples and case studies on    municipalities
                  good practice in mining value chain       DTI and DME

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CHALLENG              POSSIBILE SOLUTION                 RESPONSIB
   ES                                                        LE
                                                         INSTITUTIO
                                                             N
              COMMERCE, TRADE & MANUFACTURING
CHALLENG                POSSIBILE SOLUTION                  RESPONSIB
     ES                                                          LE
                                                            INSTITUTIO
                                                                 N
 Lack of     57. Promote interaction with institutions like Government
interaction   BUSA etc.,
and          58. Produce a communication and
communicat discussion booklet that provides access to
ion with      all information needs.
organized
business
The          59. Promote technology innovation through Government
formation of the Science Park project                      DEDET
partnership 60. Create opportunities in mineral water       DEDET T
s to          purification
strengthen 61. Align with partners to ensure positive
manufacturi and productive results
ng.          62. Establish innovation networks in each
              of the four districts in the province.
Lack of      63. Revitalize and resuscitate Industrial      NWDC
appreciation   Parks
for          64. Introduce financial support to develop
opportunitie   factories for SMME‟s
s that exist
                                 TOURISM
Destination 65. Commissioning of tourism study in
managemen      order to have a thorough understanding of
t and          tourism base and create a competitive
promotion      edge for the participation of SMMEs in the
               industry
             66. Formulate Integrated tourism marketing
               plan across all government spheres and
               business
             67. Leverage opportunities for SMME from
               big events (e.g. cultural/sporting)
             68.




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CHALLENG                POSSIBILE SOLUTION                       RESPONSIB
   ES                                                                LE
                                                                 INSTITUTIO
                                                                     N
 Product       69. Tourism product packaging
 developmen 70. Product diversification and packaging
 t and
 diversificati
 on
Institutional 71. Identify and develop new tourism icons
challenges        to create opportunities for small
                  enterprises
               72. Linking small enterprise with well
                  established businesses – partnerships
                  (Adopt a small business campaign) for
                  mentorship, best practices etc
                73. Possible establishment of tourism
                   cooperatives/association (feasibility study
                   to test possible institutional arrangements
                 INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
                74. Develop supportive infrastructure to
Infrastructur      increase accessibility of tourism
e to promote       attractions
Tourism         75. Ensure an integrated approach to
                   ensure that systems of government are
                   synergised across all spheres of
                   government and for purposes of bidding
                   for tenders
                76. Training and awareness creation
                   towards developing SMMEs in construction
                   must be done at all times,
                77. The State must facilitate and assist
                   bidders to compile bids and towards
                   SMMEs achieving the CDB grades


                         SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENG                POSSIBILE SOLUTION                       RESPONSIB
   ES                                                                LE
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Lack of         Perform skills audit and design a
               78.
Skills &        response strategy
training  79. 3 year programme offered by FET colleges
          80. National Youth Service Programme
          81. Training programmes should be
                developed
          82. Mentorship
          83.    ABET
          84. Arrange manufacturing skills plan
                workshop in all the four districts
Human         85.     Tourism service excellence training
capital         that would improve customer services.
developme     86.     Training of tour operators
nt in         87.     Tour Guiding skills
Tourism       88.     Culinary and hospitality training
              89.     Promote capacity building
                programmes

Lack of        90. Adhering to financial processes
funding            (implementation process) speedy
                   procurement services

Understandi    91. Accreditation & a letter of competence
ng of FET‟s        for all SD interventions
institutions   92. Training interventions to be aligned to
for                provincial policies
education,     93. The plan should include Special
training &         programmes i.e. Youth, Persons living
developme          with Disabilities, the Elderly and children,
nt                 Women,
intervention   94. Ethics and Principles to be incorporated in
s                  the Master Plan and cascaded to
                   implementation plans

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Overall      95. The current approach of Government in
Comment        doing business with SMMEs is not working
               for SMMEs. SMMEs with weak resource
               bases are expected to compete with each
               other for available opportunities and often
               lose out to more established businesses.
             96. There is an over-reliance by SMMEs of
               doing business with government
             97. It is proposed that stakeholders within the
               business second explore other ways of doing
               business. One such approach is to
               incorporate the values of Ubuntu into
               business practice. This would include
               nurturing, cooperation and sharing which
               should result in shared growth across a
               number of entities rather than the current
               approach which results in winners and
               losers. It is critical however that we
               excellence of service and product is not
               compromised in any new approach.
Low levels 98. The partnerships that have been formed
of              often leads to exploitative relationships with
partnership     uneven benefits accruing to partners and
s               often the smaller partner is swallowed.
             99. Government is not always a supportive
                partner to SMMEs, with delayed payments
                from government having disastrous
                consequences for SMMEs
             100. Although government promotes the
                formation of Cooperatives, not enough is
                done after formation of the cooperatives to
                ensure that that it is operational.
             101. The follwing is proposed:
                1. There is a need to incorporate SMME fora
                   within LED units.
                2. Government must honor their contracts
                   and commitments to SMMEs.
            3.     Support family units as a basis for doing
                   business
            4.     Develop clear strategies around the
                   formation of Cooperatives, including
                   support strategies to get them operational
            5.     Develop clear monitoring strategies to
                   ensure that partnerships meet the
                   expectations of all stakeholders.


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Legislation 1.      Most villages and towns in the North West
and                 provinces have nationals from
regulations         Bangladesh, Pakistan or China running
                    small shops.
             2.     Recently there has also been the
                    emergence of pavement hairdressers from
                    Southern African states undercutting
                    formal businesses.
             3.     It is not clear whether these businesses
                    contribute to the South African coffers or
                    whether their businesses are registered
                    with the relevant authorities.
             4.     These foreign business people often use
                    RDP houses for their business ventures
             5.     Proposed:
             6.     There is a need to have a mechanism to
                    inform the public of registered businesses
                    within townships and villages
             7.     There is a need to monitor agreements
                    which foreign business reach with local
                    home owners. One mechanism could
                    include a register at the local municipality
                    or Traditional Authority.
Institutional 1. There is a need to strengthen LED
challenges       departments within municipalities, including
                 through the appointment of business
                 advisors that will operate like extension
                 officers in Agriculture
              2. Establish SMME Forum (provincially and
                 nationally) and use the these for a to
                 facilitate communication with SMMEs
              3. Facilitate the formation of Secondary and
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SMMEs not 1. Owners of SMMEs should familiarize
benefitting     themselves with the Supplier Development
from            Programme and other programmes initiated
opportunitie    by government.
s            2. There is a need for information sessions and
                workshops from the Dept. of Trade and
                Industry (DTI), Small Enterprise
                Development Agency (SEDA) and other
                agencies.
             1. Local Food Producers (cottage industries)
                must be certified by the Department of
                Health with regard to health standards and
                quality assurance of their products
             2. Preferential procurement policies and
                legislation must be simplified for HDI SMMEs
             3. A user-friendly manual on how to access
                funding and criteria used should be
                developed for SMMEs
             4. Include SMMEs and Cooperatives in national
                indabas, conferences and government
                delegations on international trips
Financial    5. Funding and support institutions need to
Constraints     increase their footprints and programmes in
                the province to ensure easy access
             6. There is a need to establish a monitoring
                system that account to the public on funding
                allocations
             7. All business entities need to be supported,
                not just the cooperatives that are recently
                established. A number of Closed
                Corporations, which were formed in
                response to previous policy directions, are
                still struggling to establish itself as viable
                entities.
             8. There is a need to develop appropriate
                support packages for different projects
             9. There is a need for a starter facility for
                SMMEs and Cooperatives.
             10. Establish Enterprise Development Bank to
                support SMMEs.
                   1.     Statutory low-interest loans for
                          SMMEs
                   2.     Diminish need for collateral through
                          issuing shares to Enterprise
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Transfer of   1. There is a need to incorporate
skills/          entrepreneurial development in the school
Capacity         syllabus, starting from lower grades
Building      2. Use local expertise to transfer business
                 skills, as opposed to the current system
                 whereby experts are brought in from outside
                 the locality, sometimes from outside the
                 province.
              3. In addition to financial training, SMMEs are
                 also in need of ongoing financial advice
Access to     4. Develop incentives for business in province
markets          to procure locally and from SMMEs
              5. Develop an advertising campaign around
                 local procurement




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           OUTCOMES FROM AGRICULTURE MINI-INDABA




1. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AGRICULTURAL MASTER PLAN

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


CHALLENGE          POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                              RESPONSI
                                                                   BILITY
Lack of            6. Establish development forums at local,       NWADII
cooperation &         district, and provincial levels
communication      7. Avoid the interference of political bodies   Office of the
                      to govern the implementation                 Premier and
                   8. Include all departments through              PGDS
                      coordination of                              AMP steering
                   9. All stakeholders must be involved            committee
                   10. Communicate and promote the AMP             and
                      through EAC                                  Premiers
                                                                   Office

Poorly planned 11. Coordination through NWADII and          Agri-
and execution of   also the development agencies            development
projects         12. Identify projects and prepare business agencies
                   plans (sustainable and viable)
                 13. Ensure that the AMP is part of the IDP DARD &
                   planning process                         District and
                                                            local
                                                            municipalitie
                                                            s

Lack of            14.   Identify a responsible body               NWADII and

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coordination and   coordination and monitoring                 local district
monitoring of                                                  development
projects                                                       agencies
Lack of funding, 15. Promote budget allocation for agric       Budget
                   project by local, district and provincial   allocation for
                   governments                                 agricultural
                 16. Attract project funds from national       development
                   government                                  should be
                                                               run though
                                                               the NWADII
Lack of selection 17. Develop provincial selection criteria    NWADII
criteria for        (creates uniformity)
farmers
Lack of           18. Create trust and cooperation between Agri-
competencies to     the private and public sectors;           development
implement         19. Appointment of agric specialists        agencies
agricultural      20.   Establish relations with national and
projects            international agri-investors

2: AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAMMES
CHALLENGE    POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS             RESPONSI
                                            BILITY
Access to       21. Formation of secondary Co ops in          Co ops, Gov
markets           rural areas to supply inputs, services and back up
                  serve as a market for commodities
                  produced                                    Mentors,
                22. Relaying market information in terms extension
                  of price trends etc. to producer            officers
                23.    Hedging against price risk in terms of Mentors,
                  crop production                             extension
                24. Marketing of sales in order to attract officers
                  sufficient buyers and supply information
                25. Hands on approached must be
                  followed in terms of production practices,
                  management of funds and marketing
                  activities
Lack of Support 26. Constructing of auction pens and          Gov,
Infrastructure    animal handling facilities in animal        mentors,
                  production areas,                           extension
                27. Improve fences and watering               officers
                  facilities in communal areas in order to
                  improve herd and breeding management
                  as well as resource management
                  (overgrazing)
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                    grain storage in order to increase
                    marketing options
CHALLENGE         POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                         RESPONSI
                                                             BILITY
Access to         29. Change in research focus from a        Co ops and
Research            reactive to a pro-active state           Government
                  30.   Extension officers should identify   and training
                    areas to be researched and also apply    by FET and
                    current research available;              universities
                  31.   Share information at farmer field
                    schools, study groups;
                  32. Promote commodity specific and
                    practical demonstrations to improve
                    quality of translate information to
                    producers;
                  33. Focus on more practical experience
                  34. Evaluate mentors/extension

Exploitation of  Beef production                             The North
Value chain      43. Linkage with beef beneficiation         West
development       project                                    Agricultural
opportunities    44. Linkage with animal feed project        Developmen
and alignment    45. Link with tannery (Nguni)               t and
with             46. Cooperative development                 Implementat
municipality     47. Supply: small-scale auction system      ion Institute
IDP’s             for emerging farmers                       (NWADII)
                 48. Establishment of an abattoir / meat     should be
Constraints:      processing plant (branding)                the driver of
35. Funding      Vegetable / perennial crops                 linking agri-
36. Skills       49. Processing/ packaging                   business
37. Consistenc 50. Frozen vegetables                         opportunitie
  y & quality of 51. Canning                                 s with the
  supply         52. Drying                                  AMP as well
38. Bankable 53. Juicing making (small – scale)              as for the
  business       54. Oil extraction                          alignment
  plans,         55. Establishment of a new fresh produce with the
39. Incentives markets with export facilities ( for regional provincial
  for             exports)                                   agro-
  participation Veldt management                             business
40. Chain        56. Compost / fertiliser production         strategy
  integration    57. Linkage with vegetable production
41. Logistics 58. Contractors for veldt clearing
  (infrastructur Taung Irrigation
  e)             59. Supply of irrigation equipment
42. Issues of 60. Installation & maintenance of

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  land           irrigation
  ownership     61. Production of irrigation equipment
                Grain Production
                62. Link with animal feed production
                63. Milling (small-scale)
                64.
                65. Storage
                Broiler production
                66. Linkage with animal feed production
                67.    Chicken beneficiation
                68.    Abattoir
                69.    Scale is important
                70.    Informal vs. formal market
                Milk goat / cow hotel
                71.    Economies of scale
                72.    Minimum economic unit
                73.    Processing / by products
                74.    Market structure (monopolistic)
                Eco – agro tourism
                75. Herb production
                76. „Pick-your-own‟ fruit and vegetable
                 farm
                77. Educational camps


4: RURAL DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGE        POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                         RESPONSI
                                                            BILITY
Lack of coordination in 85. Develop Comprehensive           COGTA
infrastructure            Integrated Rural Infrastructure
provisioning and          Plan
maintenance in rural
areas
78. Lack of
   electricity
79. Poor road
   networks
80. Lack of water
81. Bad school and
   clinics
82. Lack of sport
   facilities and ICT
83. Poor housing
84. Poor irrigation
   systems

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Lack of Agrarian          92. Launch Skills/Farmer          DACERD
reform                      Development Programme           DRDLR
86. Poor market           93. Promote Village banks
  access                    (Integrated Funding Model)
87. Lack of agro          94. Develop of agriculture
  processing facilities     production 7 marketing model
88. Lack of financial     95. Develop Agro-processing
  resources                 strategy
89. (rural finance)
90. Lack of /
  skills/illiteracy
91. Unsustainable
  farming practices
Land Reform        96. Develop Integrated farmer            DRD&LR
Challenges            support programme
                   (post settlement support
Programme Project 1. Insist of viable/sustainable Project   DACERD
management            business Plans
deficiencies       2. Enter into MOU or SLA with
                      project beneficiaries
                   3. Develop conflict management
                      procedures/policy
Lack of research   Development of research agendas for      DACERD
                   rural communities (development
                   oriented)
Lack of            Initiate Rural Development road          DACERD
Partnerships (PPP) shows
and stakeholder
mobilization
Job Creation       4. Infrastructure support that is        DED &
challenges            labour intensive and would attract    COGTA
                      investors
                   5. Change of land ownerships
                      patterns
Lack of monitoring 6. Establishment Delivery monitoring     DM&E
of intervention       forums


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5: NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
    CHALLENGE         POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS                     RESPONSI
                                                               BILITY
Veldt Management      7.      Develop programs to address   9. North
(Refer to Annexure A1         poor veldt condition.            West
& A2 extract from     8.      (Promote successful              DACERD
NRM Implementation            conservation measure for
Strategy)                     sustainable management of
                              veldt, as identified by LADA
                              workshop participants.
Soil Erosion           10. Determine/Conduct an Audit on 14. North
(Refer to Annexure B          erosion on high potential          west
extract from NRM              agricultural land.                 DACERD
Implementation         11. Reinstate Soil Conservation        15. Farme
Strategy.)                    Scheme in terms of Section 9 of    rs
                              Conservation of Agricultural    16. Other
                              Resources Act. (Act 43 of 1983)    relevant
                       12. Develop a provincial Energy           departme
                              conservation Program for           nts
                              farmers.
                       13. Promote successful
                              conservation measure for
                              sustainable management of
                              cultivated commercial rain-fed
                              land as identified by LADA
                              workshop participants.
                       17. Attend to uncontrolled water       23. North
Water for irrigation          run-off.                          west
(Mainly irrigation).   18. Resolve the water quality.           DACERD
Refer to Annexure C    19. Improve irrigation scheduling. 24. DWA
extract from NRM       20. Arrange for drainage of water 25. Farme
Implementation                logged areas and silination.      rs
Strategy.              21. Develop and implement a Water
                              Conservation Plan (WCP) for the
                              province.
                       22. Attend to direct and indirect
                              causes for water conservation
Monitoring and         26. Develop effective and user         All role
Evaluation                friendly monitoring systems for all players and
                          three categories mentioned above. DACERD
                        Civil Society Response
Establishment of       1. There is a need to disseminate
Special Purpose           information to North West Citizens
Vehicle (North West       on the closure of Directorate of
Agriculture
                          Entrepreneurial Development. It is
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Development and            only after people are informed that
Implementation             they can take a well-informed
Institute                  decision. This is in line with the
                           Batho Pele principle of
                           accountability and transparency.

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

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

Political Interference   1. Political interference in pursuit of
                            corrupt objectives by politicians
                            needed to be rooted out

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

Corruption               2. Corruption will be punishable and
                            stringent measures will be
                            enforced.

                         3. Instances of corruption will be
                            reported to both the Department
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                       Forum (PACF)

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

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

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

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

                  Proposed

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

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

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

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

Monitoring Body   5. There is a need to clarify what is
                     meant by monitoring body,

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                  because it is the opinion that the
                  existing Performance Monitoring
                  and Evaluation Unit should be able
                  to execute this function.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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                      ensure transparency

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

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

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

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

Selection Criteria   7. Agricultural NGOs should be
                        included as a beneficiary under the
                        agricultural support programmes.
                     8. There is a need to be vigilant about
                        the number of members in Coops.
                        At the moment it appears that the
                        probability of instability increases
                        as the size of the Coop increases.
                     9. There is a need to review and
                        resuscitate the Cooperative Model
                        that was used in the former
                        Bophuthatswana
Lack of competencies 1.     Reintroduce technical support to
                            agricultural producers for
                            specific enterprises
                     2.     Develop Business and Technical
                            training modules for producers
                            and farmers.

                      3.    Incorporate agriculture into the
                            school syllabus from primary
                            grades

Access to markets     1.    Establish farmers market for
                            local producers (e.g., currently
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                        we have a system of travelling
                        hawkers who follow pension
                        pay-points, but the produce
                        they sell are from outside the
                        localities
                  2.    Establish collective buying and
                        selling for producers.

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

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

                  6.    Develop policies to protect local
                        markets

                  7.    Develop and maintain proper
                        road infrastructure

                  8.    Develop and maintain proper
                        communication infrastructure

                  9.    Develop awareness campaign
                        about buying local

                  10.   Resuscitate former marketing
                        boards

Lack of Support   1.    There is a need to do an audit
Infrastructure          of existing facilities and
                        resuscitate where necessary.
                  2.    Agricultural SMME‟s need to be
                        supported with acquisition of
                        appropriate technology, e.g.
                        tractors, solar system, bio-
                        digesters
                  3.    Need to develop comprehensive
                        support programme for farmers
                  4.    Government should procure
                        fences with special markings to
                        curb theft.
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                    5.   Promote formation of Secondary
                         Coops (four regions) to supply
                         primary Coops
Urban Agriculture   6.   Establish a program of Urban
                         Agriculture (Commonage and
                         backyard production) which is
                         linked to local markets
                    7.   Encourage municipalities to
                         employ Agricultural experts
                         within LED unit, including
                         retired farmers.

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

                    9.   Do feasibility studies on mobile
                         abattoirs
Research            1.   Incorporate indigenous
                         knowledge in agricultural
                         production
                    2.   Popularise indigenous crops and
                         livestock
                    3.   Use regional Coops as
                         information hubs
Beneficiation       1.   Use competitive advantage of
                         North West province to
                         establish sunflower
                         manufacturing capacity. The
                         North West is responsible for
                         nearly 50% of the annual
                         national sunflower harvest.
Land Reform         2.   Investigate ownership models
Challenges               for community development
                         projects
                    3.   Study research report on
                         failures of Communal Property
                         Institutions in order to identify
                         solutions
                    4.   Farmers on communal land
                         need to have written
                         confirmation (such as
                         Permission to occupy) from
                         various authorities

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                           (government, trust, Traditional
                           leader, CPAs) which they can
                           use to leverage resources.
                     5.    Government must review the
                           Proactive Land Acquisition
                           Strategy because rental
                           agreements often restrict make
                           farmers reluctant to develop the
                           land.
                     6.    There is a need to speed up the
                           revision and passing of the
                           Communal Land Rights Act.
Rural Development:   7.    There is a need for proper
IDP                        consultation between
                           municipalities and farmers
                           around the IDP. This could
                           include specific consultation
                           sessions with farmers as a
                           special interest group.
Rural Development:   8.    Develop Water management
Water                      plans and enforce regulations
                     9.    Investigate feasibility of using
                           smaller dams (Lotlamoreng,
                           Disaneng etc.) for irrigation
                           purposes

                     10.   Expand support to irrigation
                           farmers. In line with the one
                           farmer one enterprise
                           recommendation, there is a
                           need to wean Taung farmers
                           from government support

                     11.   There is a need for community
                           workshops on water
                           conservation and rain-water
                           harvesting

Rural development:   12.   There is a need for the
Electricity                provision of cheaper electricity
                           to farmers (solar, methane)
                     13.   Give farmers the opportunity to
                           move to coupon (pre-paid
                           system)

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Rural Development:   14.   Road shows in rural areas need
Communication and          to be held outside the major
road shows                 towns and cities of the
                           province.
Natural resource     15.   Community workshops on
management                 practical strategies to prevent
                           erosion and to rehabilitate
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           OUTCOME FROM MINING MINI-INDABA



POLICY AND LEGISLATION
    ISSUES/                WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                 BY WHOM
 CHALLENGES
Roles and        16.    There is a need for the establishment of DEDT, DMR
responsibilities   a business model which will sustain the
not clearly        mining infrastructure for life. Engagement
defined            of stakeholders in the set legislative
(Custodianship     mandate
of legislation   17.     National DMR to employ intervention
and policy         mechanisms to assist provincial office
implementation 18.       Definition of clear roles and
at provincial      responsibilities
level is not     19.    Working group resolutions must be
visible )          implemented
                 20.     Synergy within all key spheres of
                   government should be established
                 21.    Proper consultation with key
                   stakeholders (e.g. govt, business,
                   traditional leaders should take place to
                   clarify roles and responsibilities
                 22.    There should be alignment of the
                   community needs with the government
                   plans (IDPs) to ensure sustainability.
                 23.    An Integrated approach by all 3
                   spheres of government and mining industry
                   should develop a spatial development
                   framework that referee implementation
Information      24. Effective dissemination of information DEDT, DMR
shortages
Policy           25.    Training to emerging SMMEs               DEDT, DMR
implementation 26.      Supply of requisite resources
,                27.    Matchmaking and new business
                   ventures
                 28.    Incentivize the mining sector
                 29.    Financial resources, e.g. capital
                   expenditure
                 30.    Assistance to illegal (to apply for
                   mining rights) or emerging miners
ISSUES/          WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                           BY WHOM
CHALLENGES
Health hazards 31. Rehabilitation of mines should get            34. DEDT

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                       attention                                      , DMR
                 32.    Mining downscaling
                 33.
Difficulties to  35.   Beneficiation policy                     37.   DEDT
enter or sustain 36.   Development fund                               , DMR
value chain for
mining
                 38.   HEALTH HAZZARD (HIV AND AIDS)AND 39.
                       TB
ENVIRONMENT & GREEN ECONOMY COMMISSION
Lack of holistic 40. The need to establish an “Authorities DWA
and integrated Forum” to address the issue of increased Municipaliti
planning          destruction of the natural eco-systems.       es
regarding        41. Reduce the reliance on fossils by DACERD
natural eco-      exploring alternatives such as bio fuels and DMR
systems           solar.
                 42. Re-use of water may address the
                  problem of water pollution in mines.
                 43. Find practical ways to use waste
                  disposed by mines.        Examples are road
                  construction and curios.
                 44. Create SMME green jobs by using
                  recycled mine material.
                 45. Those involved in infrastructure need to
                  subscribe to the Green Building Council
                  South Africa to assist in reducing the high
                  consumption of natural resources when
                  building.
                 46. Establish       authorities    forum    to
                  coordinate actions
Lack Public      47. Introduce Incentive schemes and            DEDT
awareness         awareness campaigns for the public            PACERD
/attitudes/habit 48. Promote education                          Gov.
s/lack of        49. Launch public participation & outreach department
knowledge         programmes                                    s
                 50. Promote green procurement - procure Mining
                  locally and identify eco labeled products.    houses
                                                                Public and
                                                                business
                   INFRASTRUCTURE COMMISSION
   ISSUE/                WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                  BY WHOM
 CHALLENGE
Coordinated      51.  Planning of social       infrastructure
planning and       should receive attention;

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implementatio    52.   Possibility  of    looking   at    the
n of               establishment of a Mining Integrated
infrastructure     Infrastructure      Development       Plan
needs at           (MIIDP).
industry level   53.   There is a need for the establishment
is lacking.        of a tertiary medical school and/or
Also Warning       nursing school with the support of the
lights that        mining industry within Dr KK in
Mines have         consultation with WITS University.
built many       54.   The possibility of looking at the
buildings          establishment        of       Geo-science
which are          tourism/parks     –   package      tourism
currently          products – proximity to Vredefort Dome.
standing         55.   Determine institutional rules when
empty              developing or designing an idea/plan.
                   Review all the MoUs signed between
                   mining and government.
                 56.   Establishment of industry forums
                   that can partner with government
SMALL MEDIUM MICRO ENTERPRISE (SMME)
CHALLENGE        WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                           BY WHO
Lack of skills   57. Identify interested SMME‟s and              DEDT
to benefit         develop training and mentorship
from               programmes.
opportunities    58. Implementation of Transformation
                   Agenda Harmonize the relationship
                   between DMR and DTI
Limited          59. Improve access to information &             DEDT
access to          offerings of individual institutions
training &       60. Develop an Information Management
lack of            System channeled into SEDA to spread it
information        to LED‟s
                 61. Registration on the mines vendor list
                   Monitoring of registration & utilization of
                   SSMEs in the vendor list
                 62. Centralization of tender information
                   Establishment of the incubator centers
                   should be energized
Lack of          63. Promote access to funding for               DEDT to
Funding            feasibility studies, prospecting and EMP‟s    initiate
                 64.    Increase the funding support             meeting
                   institution‟s footprints in the province      between


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                                                               DMR and
                                                               DTI



                MINERAL DEVELOPMENT & BENEFICIATION
CHALLENGE                      SOLLUTIONS                        BY
    S                                                           WHOM
Unlocking        65. Follow-up on the Beneficiation Study      Municipali
and                done by Mintek                              ty/Provin
optimizing       66. Identify deposits amenable to Small       ce/CGS/M
the full           Scale mining especially Industrial          QA
mineral            Minerals                                    Municipali
potential of     67. Community awareness of mineral             ty/Provin
the NW             potential                                     ce/CGS
Province         68. Assistance with packaging projects
Medium To          into bankable business plans
Small Scale
Enterprises


Exploiting       69. Unlocking the Coal/Uranium deposits       Municipali
opportunities      in the Springbok Flats                      ty/Provin
for large        70. Identify Bushveld Complex satellite       ce/CGS/M
Scale mining       deposits                                    QA
                 71. Strategic Minerals e.g., Rare Earth       Municipali
                   Elements (REE for high technology           ty/Provin
                   gadgets e.g., cell phones, computers etc)   ce/CGS
                   potential
                 72. Agro-geology Minerals
                 73. Geothermal Resources
Lack of           Institutional arrangements are required to   Municipali
Access to        release credible information on a regular     ty/Provin
Information      basis regarding:                              ce/CGS/D
                 74. Social labour plans                       MR
                 75. What minerals are available
                 76. Ownership verification and licensing
                 77. Funding for SMME‟s/community
                        projects
                 78. Line of communication among
                        communities, municipality/provinces
                        and mines
                 79. Access to geological information
                 80. Create advice bureau for SMME‟s,
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                      processes contact information




CHALLENGE                       TO BE DONE                    BY WHOM
Unavailability   Review Infrastructure Capacity of the        Municipali
of adequate      Province                                     ty/Provin
infrastructure   Energy Availability:                         ce
and lack of      81.    Large plants and smelters require
geological             more energy
knowledge        82.    Industrial minerals require less
and skills for         energy
local            Water Availability
communities      83. Needs addressing
to support       Transport
these            84. Roads: needs addressing
projects.        85. Rail: needs addressing
                 86. Air: needs addressing
                 Investigate Incentives to attract
                 beneficiation
                 87. Water rebates by Municipalities
                 88. Electricity rebates by Municipalities
                       needs addressing
                 Promote upstream, side-stream and
                 downstream industries/ Development
                 Corridors in the province
Marketing/       89. External/internal marketing of the       DMR/Mun
Lobbying           mineral potential in the                   icipality/P
                   municipality/provinces should take place   rovince
                 90. Opportunities in the Mining Charter
                   should be exploited
Civil Society      Establish a State mining beneficiation
View               program

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Skills             91. Perform Skills analysis & audit           DEDT,
development not 92. Prepare Skills Development plan
aligned with       93. Review institutional curriculum to        THETA
industry needs       industry needs identified
                   94. Increase training opportunities for       SAQA
                     historically disadvantaged persons
                     especially blacks in senior management
                     skills
                   95. All Partners in Skills Development
                     must be consulted
                   96. Co-ordination and alignment of plan
                     between institutions
                   97. Align current skills programmes with
                     industry needs
                   98. Create Awareness
                   99. Geological skills
                   100. Monitoring & evaluation of skills
                     performances in DMR
                   101. Formalise Mentorship Programmes
 Lack of skills    102. Implementation of National Youth         DEDT
 access for          Service Programme on Tourism
 Women, Youth      103. Improve access to learning               Office of
 and People living   opportunities                               the Premier
 with disabilities 104. Implementation of the BEE Charter
                   105. Disability – Mining Charter to set new
                     targets
                   106. Small scale miners training
                   107. The MQA should consider setting
                     targets in respect of the number of
                     female learners
 No presence of    108. Establish NW Office                      Skills Dev
THETA in the       109. Improve the distribution of              Working
North West           Information                                 Group

Absorption of the 110. FET‟s / Providers to get accreditation THETA,
trained members     / and Programme approval                  DEDT &
in formal jobs is 111. Assist the providers in getting        HEDT
lacking             programme approval
                  112. Assist with work placements for
                    learners
   CHALLENGE                     TO BE DONE                   BY WHOM
Occupational      113. Training of Health and Safety DMR/MQA/
Health and Safety   Representatives                           DEDT
training          114. Training on Mine Inspectors
shortcomings      115. Training of OHS professionals – refer

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                     to skills issues in tripartite summit
                     agreement - learning Pathway
                   116. Research skills on health and safety
                     issues
                   117. Preparation      of     candidates    for
                     Government Certificates of Competency
                   118. Develop a protocol for exemptions in
                     the interim
                   119. CLAS related training courses
                   120. Impact of Explosives Act on sub-
                     sector was critical as this could result in
                     new skills
                   121. Transformation of the Occupational
                     Health and Safety discipline was required
Lack of            122. Create awareness about Social &
Community            Labour Plans
Training in Mining 123. Promote knowledge about access to
                     geological information; licensing and
                     ownership      potential     of   minerals;
                     infrastructure; funding mechanisms for
                     small scale mining, development of
                     business plans; relevant institutions,
                     entrepreneurship
Strategy for       124. Suitable          instruments        and DMR/DEDT
sustainable          mechanisms to declare informal miners
growth and           competent                                    DMR/MQA/
meaningful         125. Accurate and reliable information DEDT
transformation       data systems to be developed in
and Mining           partnership with the MQA (Innovation
Charter              and research)
HIV/AIDS Scare 126. Intensify Programmes                          All Sectors
in mining
Inadequate            Jewelry Manufacturing:
Artisan Training 127. A long term view is important taking
                     into consideration the time it was taking
                     to train an artisan.
                   128. Specialist training in the production
                     environment is needed. The Jewelry
                     environment is busy developing these
                     programmes.
                   129. Diamond Processing:
                   130. Diamond Processing does not have an
                     artisan programme but was considering
                     re-introducing      this     apprenticeship.
                     Funding support for producing artisans.
                   131. Operator      training    for   Diamond
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                       Processing is also critical.
                     132. Artisan training is required not only
                       for new employees but also to upskill the
                       current employees.
                     133. Handling     and      supporting   new
                       technology must be addressed through
                       training
                     134. Collaboration between all role players
                       including the MQA is important
Enhancement of 135. Accreditation of providers / host
quality of training    companies should be addressed
                    136. Quality of assessors and moderators
                       requires attention
                    137. Transformation through mentorship
                       and coaching
                    138. The fact that more learners were on
                       skills programmes than on learnerships
                       required rethinking.
Lack of financial 139. Review WSP system to decrease the
support for core       grant to 40% -
mining skills        140. Put more emphasis on technicians
                       and trade workers
   CHALLENGE                        TO BE DONE                    BY WHOM
High registration 141. Specific attention should be given to
rates versus the       the incentives payable in respect of
high drop-out          ABET.
rates with ABET 142. Progression should be linked to
training               personal development plans.
Level of            The fact that the entry level of
qualifications      qualifications was determined by SAQA
constraints         should be addressed to ensure that more
                    learners could gain access to qualifications.
                    Career pathing was important.

                        Civil Society Response
Policy         1.     Information on the mineral reserves
implementation        within the province should be
                      accessible by the public
                 2.    New entrants find it difficult to enter
                      into mining sector. There is a need to
                      establish a provincial team which will
                      oversee the implementation as well as
                      enforcement of the mining charter and
                      the BBBEE scorecard. There should
                      also be regional teams (District

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           Municipality), and each regional team
           should have representation on the
           provincial team.
     3.    The team should be vigilant of fronting
           and should launch community
           awareness campaigns around the
           practice.
     4.     Monitor instances of corruption
           including public officials‟ involvement
           in the mining sector.
     5.    There is a need to ensure more and
           quality benefits to local communities.
           Each mining venture should make
           provision for at least 10% ownership
           for the local communities.
     6.    There is a need to ensure closer
           cooperation between The Department
           of Department of Minerals and Energy,
           Provincial departments, local
           municipalities, Traditional leaders and
           local communities. There is a need for
           DME to account provincially.

     7.    Monitor and Enforce Social and Labour
           Plans

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

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

     10.   Instead of approaching illegal miners
           preference should be given to former
           mineworkers, and assistance should
           be given to them to establish SMMEs

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                       which can access opportunities within
                       the mining sector. NUM and Mining
                       companies should be capacitated to
                       assist in this regards. There is no
                       clear agreement around the approach
                       to assist illegal miners.

Environment and 11. There is a need to a hotline where
mining           illegal and dangerous environmental
                 practices in the mining sector can be
                 reported.
                12. There is a need to rehabilitate mine
                 dumps and the feasibility of using fruit
                 tress such as olive and pomegranate trees
                 need to be established.
                13. There is a need to monitor water
                 pumped from mine dumps.
Economic        1.    Link marketing opportunities from
opportunities         mining industry with local agriculture
from mining
sector          2.    Strengthen organisation like South
                      African Women in Mining and
                      Agriculture, and South African Women
                      Entrepreneurs

                 3.    Develop rules for local procurement
                       for example funeral services from local
                       companies

                 4.    Develop support programmes for
                       small-scale miners.

                 5.    Assist FET Graduates to form
                       Cooperatives

Civil Society    6. Colleagues and higher education should
Views               include mining related in their curriculum
                 7. There is a need for trained artisans in the
                    mining industry
Goals for mining 8. Short Term:
Sector                  1.    Link small mining companies
                              with larger ones.
                        2.    Allocate mining licenses to small
                              companies and capacitate it to
                              utilize mining license
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     9. Medium Term:
          1.    Capacitate young people to have
                necessary expertise in mining
                (engineers, metallurgists,
                geologists etc.)
     10. Long term:
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       COMMISSION         ACCESS TO FUNDING AND INCENTIVES
ISSUE/ CHALLENGE             WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE           BY WHO
-No incentive scheme      11. Investigate incentive schemes DEDT & DTI
for foreigners who          for province to encourage
would like to invest in     investment.
the province.             12. Government should come up
                            with a proposal to have a one stop
                            shop where financing matters can
                            be handled;

Have been relying too 13. Investigate additional areas      DEDT & DTI
heavily on MIDZ alone   (e.g. Madibeng) for IDZ
to get off the ground   development
                      14. Unblocking the blockage within
                        MIDZ
Stringent funding     15. Funders need to exercise more DFI‟s
criteria limits         leniency in terms of funding
manufacturing capacity criteria:
                            1.    Sureties
                            2.    Collaterals
                            3.    ITC
                            4.    Experience of
                                  entrepreneur
                            5.    Historical Adverse Credit
                                  Record
                      16. Funding should be provided to
                        viable business

Not enough             17. DEDT to develop a composite      - DEDT
institutional funding    booklet (funding information
knowledge                guide) for government funding
                         requirements and access to
                         funding. Booklet should be made
                         available at all government
                         departments.
                       18. Develop a One Stop Shop
                       19.
Bankable Business Plan 20.    Funders must be part of the DEDT/DFIs
(affordability issues)   business plan development          - DFIs
                         process
                       21. Mentorship should be provided
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 ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE               BY WHO
 Reduce the economic     22. Need incubation Centres            DEDT and
 leakage (PPP)           23. Capacitating                       Experts
                           entrepreneurship          (SMME
                           support and financing)
                         24.   Technologies from private
                           sector should be mobilized
                         25. Begin      small    companies
                           incubated in the University itself
                           – knowledge management is
                           there;
                         26. Establish      needs,    where
                           manufacturing can be facilitated
                         27.   Government come up with
                           incentives and time frames;
                         28. 4Solar Energy opportunities
                           must be explored.
 Non existence of a      29. Engagement with NWU to             DEDT and
 (PPP) monitoring tool     obtain the tool                      Experts
                         30. DEDT to have a meeting
                           with private sector to form an
                           Association
 Promotion of Agro       31. Fast track and investigate         DEDT
 processing industries     the Mafikeng Bio fuels project
 have been on the        32. Need to market and develop
 government agenda         them into bankable projects and
 for years but no          get IDC involved
 progress has been       33. Bring in expertise to assist
 made                      with implementation as well as
                           planning for budgeting and time
                           frames
 Lack of Skills          34. NWU to do training (training
                           manual)
                         35. Identification   of  training
                           possibilities to assemblers of
                           solar panels
  COMMISSION TRAINING, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION,
                   RESEARCH & INNOVATION
 ISSUE/ CHALLENGE       WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE             BY WHO
Lack of commitment  36. Look into the issue of          Chairperson-
by                   representation by all stakeholders W/G
key stakeholders     in working groups                  MERSETA
                    37. Objectives, roles and functions SEDA

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                          of the working group should be
                          redefined

Lack of identification of 38. Identify top 10 procurement        Chairperson-
products required by       needs in the mining industry (pilot   W/G
industries in the North project)                                 MERSETA
West Province             39. Expedite processes for the roll    SEDA
                           out of the science park (political
                           intervention) Strategic positioning
                           of innovation hubs and science
                           parks

Alignment of sector     40. Development of SETA clusters Chairperson-
skills plans to          relevant to manufacturing within    W/G
provincial skills needs  the province                        MERSETA
                                                             SEDA
 Lack of SMME Support 41. Identify & select existing and Chairperson-
                         emerging SMME for development       W/G
                        42. Identify issues of support       MERSETA
                                                             SEDA
The province is lacking 43. Government needs to see how
of skilled               to handle this situation to improve
entrepreneurs            the current status                  Chairperson-
                        44. Use internship programme to W/G
                         absorb graduates into the system MERSETA
                         with career pathing for the next 5 SEDA
                         year and package programmes
                         properly.
                        45. Begin a learnership programme
                         and task students with meaningful
                         projects and tasks
                        46. Government should be able to
                         see the output of the learnership
                         programme after completion.
              COMMISSION INFRASTRUCTURE
         ISSUES                NEEDS TO BE DONE                BY WHO
                           RAIL TRANSPORT
Lack of funding         47. Commitment of Government         Dept
                          should increase                    N & P Dept.
Inflexible Spoornet     48. Opens communication by both Of Transport
                          Government and Spoornet            & Spoornet
Slow rail delivery time 49. Integration of passenger and Spoornet
                          cargo transportation to shorten
                          the turn-around time of delivery
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High costs of          50.   Alternative sources of energy; .DOE
electricity
Crime                  51. Increase SAPF visibility           SAPF & DOJ
EIA (Environmental     52. Shorten approval of EIA            DOEA
Impact Assessment)       approval

Lack of maintenance 53. Development of maintenance            Spoornet
                      plans, proper budgeting

Underutulised          54. Geographical impact on             . Dept. Of
infrastructure           economies of scales;                 Public
                       55.   Economic developmental           Enterprise &
                         plans;                               Spoornet
                       56. Improved investment
                         marketing/attraction to enhance
                         PPPs.

Lack of sector based   57. Improve innovation by              . Dept. Of
support                  Spoornet to Integrate passenger      Public
                         and goods rails                      Enterprise &
                                                              Spoornet
Pricing                58.   Review pricing strategy          DTI &
                                                              Investors
                                  ROADS
Lack of funding          59. Commitment of Government         DOT
                           should increase
No Integrated            60. Ensure applicable Integrated     2.DOT &
Transport Plan             Transport Plan and review          Municipalities
                           regularly
HIV/AIDS                 61. Social impact and                3.Dept. of
                           implementation of Health Centres   Health
                           within truck-ins; Increase
                           awareness campaigns
Inferior construction of 62. Enforce SANAS standards of       DOT, Public
new roads                  newly developed roads              Works &
                                                              Municipalities
Non observance of      63. Promote awareness of Green         DOA &
environmental            Belt areas;                          Municipalities
Objectives             64. Enforce laws and regulations;
                       65. Perform continued monitoring
                         of green areas
Lack of maintenance    66. Prioritise and budget for road DOT, Public
                         maintenance                      Works &
                                                          Municipalities
Toll roads pricing     67. Review the rates of the toll   SANRAL

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                            fees
Traffic Law               68. Abuse of drivers, Normal         Public Safety
enforcement                 working hours for truck drivers to and business
                            be enforced; Normal resting        owners
                            hours, etc.
          ISSUE              WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE               BY WHO
                                    AIR
Air Space restrictions;   69. Investigate liberalisation of air .Civil
                            space;                              Aviation
                                                                Authority
Shortage of               70. Promote Construction of
Warehouses                  appropriate warehouses
               COMMISSION BRANDING & MARKETING
          ISSUE              WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE               BY WHO
 No single messaging      71. Form      a   marketing   and
 platform for the           branding task team that will
 sector in NWP              develop    and    implement   a
                            provincial    marketing     and
                            branding strategy
 Non identified           72. Perform investigation of all
 competitive and            advantages and disadvantages
 comparative                of the province and develop an
                                                                DEDT,
 advantage                  appropriate branding strategy
                                                                DEDT
                            with the following framework as
                                                                agencies
                            checklist:
                                                                and
                            1. Point of Departure
                                                                organized
                                73. Price – Cost of Doing
                                                                business
                                Business in NWP?
                                                                (with
                                74. Place – What sets the
                                                                marketing
                                NWP      apart    from   our
                                                                and
                                competitors;
                                                                branding
                                75. Product - What are the
                                                                know-how)
                                    key sub-sectors within
 No clear cut SWOT                  the manufacturing?; and
 analysis with regards          76. Promotion    –    To  be
 to sector and sub-             informed by above
 sector strengths and       1. Situational Analysis
 weaknesses                  77.       Competitive       and
                                comparative advantage of
 Lack of provincial             NWP – Which sub-sectors
 incentives as well as          and in what districts?
 rigid and                  1. Market Segmentation &
 bureaucratic                   Target Markets:

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business                    78. Type    and     profile   of
environment.                    investors
                                (Market/Resource/Efficie
                                ncy) ;
                            79. Broad       vs.       target
                                marketing             (What
                                approach     should       be
                                adopted?)
                         1. Branding & Positioning
                         80.       Location advantage;
                         81.       Resource           based
                            advantage;
                         82.       Market            access
                            advantage; and
                         83.       Production           cost
                            advantage

                         Civil Society View

Incentive schemes   1.      There is a need for all
for new investors           spheres of government to
                            cooperate in establishing
                            Manufacturing industry.

                    2.      Municipalities should work
                            with other role-players such
                            as North West Development
                            cooperation, Invest North
                            West and IDC to develop
                            incentive packages for
                            potential investors

                    3.    Government to provide
                          preferential interests rate for
                          start-ups to encourage
                          investment and job creation
                    Provide incentives for foreign
                    investors to enter int0o joint
                    ventures with local manufacturers.
Lack of funding     1.      There is a need to relax the
                            qualifying criteria of
                            government funding
                            agencies.
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                           must report to provinces.
                     3.    The impact on the National
                           Credit Act on the ability of
                           applicants to secure funding
                           needs to be examined and
                           solutions need to be
                           developed.
                     4.    Funding should be accessed
                           quicker.
                     5.    A programme of commodity
                           and group funding should be
                           adopted.
                     6.    Establish MOUs with
                           commercial banking sector
                           to support the growth of the
                           provincial manufacturing
                           sect0or.
Marketing/Branding   1.    There is a need to establish
                           a database of manufacturers
                           in the province.

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

Skills needs         1.    The sector skills plans need
                           to be aligned to provincial
                           skills needs.
                     2.    There seems to be a lack of
                           political will and commitment
                           by key stakeholders.
Innovation hubs      1. Establish Innovation hubs with
                        skilled experts to offer training
                        (Institutes of Higher learning)
                     2. Establish Enterprise
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           COMMISSION - PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
  ISSUE/ CHALLENGE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                  BY WHOM
No integrated structured   3. Conduct regular research NWPTB
audit of existing products    on matters affecting the
                              Tourism Industry
No integrated planning for 4. Development and           NWPTB
Product Development in        implementation of
the Province                  Tourism Product
                              Development Strategy
No Product Development 5.        Information on Product NWPTB
Strategy                    Development to be made
                            available
Inadequate Provincial      6.    Allocate adequate      NWPTB
Budget for Product          resources for product
Development                 development

No knowledge of what the 7.        Perform Regular         NWPTB
consumer needs                 consumer needs feedback
                               survey
Lack of integration and      8.    Resuscitate tour        NWPTB
coordination in planning       operator network
for product packaging        9.    Develop and
                               implement a product
                               packaging plan
                             10. Create suitable
                               products for all seasons
No structure for             11. Institutional             NWPTB/DSAC
coordinating events            arrangements to be put in
                               place
                             12. Coordinate, facilitate
                                and promote events
Challenge of integrating 13. Identify and develop          NWPTB/DSAC
creative industries into the    products in the creative
tourism industry                industries
                             14. Develop and
                                implement the strategy
Inadequate budget to         15. Allocate adequate         NWPTB/DSAC
promote events in the           resources
Province
Awareness not maximized 16. Launch awareness               DEDT
to ensure responsible           campaigns

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tourism practices
COMMISSION – TOURISM SMME & COOPORATIVE DEVELOPMENT
   ISSUE/ CHALLENGE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                   BY WHOM
Lack of startup funding    17. Funding and support       DEDT
                             institutions to increase
                             their footprint and
                             programmes in the
                             Province for easy access
Stringent criteria for     18. Review criteria for
access                       funding
Restricted access to       19. Adequate research         DEDT
information                20. Build capacity for
                             knowledge management
                           21. Information and
                             facilitation sessions (Road
                             Shows)
                           22. Officials to be
                             empowered to
                             disseminate information
Access to Markets          23. Implementation of         EDT
                             applicable policies and
                             legislation to enhance
                             participation of
                             entrepreneurs (e.g.
                             preferential procurement,
                             Ten-a-Side programme)
Lack of integration in the 24. Participation of SMMEs
mainstream economy as        in National and
well as rural economies      International tourism
(Rural SMMEs)                trade shows
Skills Mismatch (demand 25. Perform Skills Audit         TEP
vs. supply)                26. Promote tourism           SEDA
                             enterprise partnerships     NWPTB
                           27. Toolkits
                           28. Business Skills           Municipalities
                           29. Mentorship
                           30. MDP
                           31. Basic Business Skills
                           32. Tender Advice and
                                 Training
                           33. Hotel Schools
                           34. Have budget: Must
                                 support organizations
                                 with Programs
Standards of Quality       35. Recruit funding for       TGCSA

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Assurance in the industry   Grading                    TEP
not world-class           36. Launch Customer 1st      SEDA
                            Training Program
                          37. Link to existing quality
                            standards (SABS; HACCP;
                            QMS (ISO)
GOVERNANCE COMMISSION: PROGRAMME OF ACTION

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES            WHAT NEEDS TO BE           BY WHO
                                   DONE

Lack of research on         38. Research at local      EDT
tourism attraction in the     level and coordinate
local environment             through Parks Board

Lack of integration         39. PGDS working group     EDT
between the spheres of        intervention
govt

No dedication and           40. Introduce              EDT
capacity to promote           learnerships and other
tourism in most               programmes at local
municipalities                level
No understanding to         41. Education and public   EDT
unlock tourism potential      awareness

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES            WHAT NEEDS TO BE           BY WHO
                                   DONE
Lack of instruments to      42. Tourism strategy to
collect and measure           be reviewed
information
Policies and bylaws to      43. Develop and align      DEDT
be developed and              bylaws to focus on
promote tourism(rural         tourism
development)
Monitoring of policy        44. Establish unit to
implementation (e.g.          monitor impact of
BBBEE)                        tourism
Inconsistent                45. Composition of the
representation on             working group to be
working group                 strengthened




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Lack of synergy in        46. Development
promoting                   agencies to take core
intergovernmental           responsibility for
relations & other           success of the business
partners                    plans
Tourism association not   47. Strengthen district      DEDT
visible at all and not      associations and
organized at provincial     organize into provincial
level                       structures

COMMISSION – TOURISM SUPPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES        WHAT NEEDS TO BE             BY WHO
                          DONE
Rail:                     56. Improve the              Department of
Currently have :-           relationship between       Transport;
 48. CPT – JHB              Rail Agencies (PRASA);     Transnet,
 49. JHB – Rustenburg     57. Partnership with         PRASA
 50. Mafikeng –             Transnet, Spoornet;        DEDT;
    Botswana –            58. Revisit the study        Local and
    Zimbabwe                conducted on rail and      District
 51. Mafikeng – JHB         the Investment Climate     Municipalities
 52. (Kimberley)            by DEDT;                   Telkom
    Vryburg – Mafikeng    59. Proper maintenance       SAPS
    Travelling time;        all rail facilities

Challenges
53. Maintenance
54. Bad scheduling
55. Crime
Road:-                    67. Interconnectivity of     SANRAL
Currently have:-            all the SDI‟s should       SAPS
 60. SDI Corridors          improve                    Transport
   (N12, N14, N4, N18)    68. Maintenance and          (national and
 61. Provincial and         upgrading of provincial    provincial)
   local roads              and local roads (N14 &     Public works
Challenges                  N18 very bad condition)    Municipalities
 62. Maintenance          69. Availing of budgets      local and district
 63. Crime                  for maintenance
 64. Expensive Toll       70. Improve crime and
   Roads                    safety measures and
 65. Supply Chain           police Visibility;
   management             71. Reduce toll road fees
 66. Bad signage          72. Attract private sector

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                             investors
                           73. Strict measures for
                             SCM
                           74. Create proper and
                             visible signage

ISSUES/ CHALLENGES         WHAT NEEDS TO BE              BY WHO
                           DONE
Water & sanitation :       79. Marketing of water        DWAF
Currently                    sports                      NWP&TB
 75. Vaal River,           80. Duzi making money         Mining Houses
 76. Molopo, Dams            in Pietermaritzburg –       Province,
                             Why can‟t we make           Municipalities
Challenges                   money as well               both local and
 77. Low quality of        81. Development of            districts
   drinking water due        proper tourism
   to lack of sufficient     infrastructure at all the
   infrastructure            dams
 78. Pollution of Water    82. Opportunities for the
   from mines                establishment of B&Bs
                             along rivers and dams;
                           83. Accommodation
                             establishments and
                             camping sites
Access to facilities:      95. Improvement of            MTN,
 Currently:-                 safety measures;            Vodacom,
 84. ATM;                  96. Improvement of            Cell C
 85. Foreign exchange        accessibility;              Banking
 86. Broad Band            97. Providing of              Institutions
 87. Cellular phones         sufficient language         Tele-
 88. Telkom lines            training (other             Communications
 89. Internet                languages)                  Call Centres
   connectivity            98. Establishment of Call     GCIS
 90. Cyber                   Centres
   stalking/fraud/hackin
   g;
 91. Language barriers
   and reception;

Challenges;
 92. Cost;
 93. Safety and Crime
   (Scams/ stealing of
   copper cables


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   especially in trains);
 94. Digital v/s
   analogue;

Energy :                 109.   Strengthen partnerships     DoE
Challenges:                     with key stakeholders;      MR
 99. Carbon emissions;   110.   Clear role identification   ESKOM
 100. Black outs         111.   Foster and establish        NERSA
 101. Alternative               good communication          Local and
   sources                      links                       District
 102. Load shedding      112.   Proper alignment (all       Municipality
 103. Long lead times to        local, national,            Department of
   build substations            provincial and              Energy
 104. NERSA not                 stakeholders)
   functioning optimally
 105. Responsibility
   management lacking
   (DME, ESKOM,
   TELKOM)
 106. Lack of
   communication with
   relevant parties
   (municipalities –
   local and district –
   provincial, national)
 107. Discrepancies
   between government
   departments (no
   strategic alignment)
 108. Lack of
   competition

ISSUES/                     WHAT NEEDS TO BE                BY WHO
CHALLENGES                  DONE
Promoting                   121. Improve and                NWP & TB,
Icons/Attractions is          improve road                  Municipalities,
lacking                       accessibility to link icons   Sport, Arts and
Currently :                 122. Improving                  Culture,
  113. Bishop Tutu            investment by providing       SARAH,
    (Klerksdorp),             sufficient land               DACRED,
  114. Enock Sontonga                                       DEDT, National
    (Nkosi Sikelela                                         Heritage
    Africa);                                                Council
  115. Sol Plaatjie,                                        DLA, Minister of
  116. Taung Skull,                                         Land affairs,

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 117. Vredefort Dome,                                  Traditional
 118. Highveld National                                Leaders,
   Park,                                               Private Sector
Challenges:
 119. Lack of marketing
   of our icons and
   heritage sites
 120. Problems of land
   availability (who
   owns what land)
Funding and Investment     127. Increase               Invest North
Challenges:                  maintenance budget        West
 123. Limited funding      128. To improve incentive   DEDT
 124. Choosy donors          schemes                   DTI
 125. Ad hoc planning                                  SAMAF
   for budgets (silo                                   Office of the
   mentality between                                   Premier
   departments and                                     IDC
   institutions)
 126. Lack of sufficient
   incentives

COMMISSION – DESTINATION DEVELOPMENT

ISSUES/                    WHAT NEEDS TO BE            BY WHO
CHALLENGES                 DONE
No integrated marketing    129. Review process of    NWP&TB
& promotion (domestic,       the provincial
national and                 identity/brand
                           130. Regional positioning
international)
                             & promotion
                           131. Develop a uniformed
                             brand
                           132. Develop an
                             integrated marketing
                             framework/ strategy7

                           Civil Society View

Marketing                  1.   There is a general
                                lack of awareness
                                about local tourism
                                products. There is a
                                need to package it

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                                  and to market it
                                  amongst both local
                                  and foreign tourists
                                  though a variety of
                                  mechanisms
                                  including :

                           1.     Pamphlets

                           2.     Booklets

                           3.     Internet

                           4.     Initiate reduced rates
                                  for local tourists

                                1. There is a need to
                                   identify Key Products
                                   and market it in a
                                   coordinated fashion.
                                2. Intensify the Sho‟t
                                     Left Campaign
Lack of start-up funding   1.     Government to
                                  make funds available
                                  through parks board
                           2.     Government to avail
                                  land to SMMEs

                           3.     Preferential
                                  procurement by
                                  government to
                                  favour PDI SMMEs

Institutional              1.     There is a need to
arrangements                      develop a database
                                  of operators in order
                                  to avoid congestion.
                                  Develop a capacity
                                  building programme
                                  for local ands and
                                  regional Tourisms
                                  associations


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

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

           4.   Involve Traditional
                Leaders in the
                Tourism sector

Products   5.   Develop the North
                West heritage Route.

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

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

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

           9.   Develop clear
                programmes in
                which neighbouring
                communities can
                benefit from local

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                                Game Reserves and
                                Parks.

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

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


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




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           OUTCOMES FROM INFRASTRUCTURE MINI-INDABA




        COMMISSION NO 1: BULK SERVICES AND MUNICIPAL
                      INFRASTRUCTURE


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

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                     sustainable livelihood)
                     Investigate and Introduce PM&DS and
Retention of Staff   Occupation Special Dispensation        COGTA
                     (Special Skills) for local government
                     Tap into Social and Labour Plans for
                     Infrastructure.
Funding to clear
                     Consider a tax incentive for          Treasury
backlog
                     investments in the NW, Improve Stats
                     Data
                     Establish delivery mechanisms for
                     Rural Areas (e.g. collaboration
Unforeseen migration structures between the Local          DM & PG,
patterns             Government (District/Local) and       DACERD
                     Traditional Structures/Leadership for
                     sustainable livelihood)
                     Institutional Capacity Building,
Lack of good PM
                     Establishment/Capacity of PMU at       COGTA
practices
                     local spheres
COMMISSION ON SOCIO – ECONOMIC INFRASTRUCTURE
ISSUE/CHALLENGE            WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE              BY WHOM
Poor and               11. Need to Improve planning
uncoordinated            process
planning               12. More participation of role
                         players in the planning process.
                       13. NATMAP
                       14. Planning should be medium and
                         long term.
Poor of maintenance    15. Budget for infrastructure
of infrastructure        maintenance.
assets due to financial
constraints
Funding/ Backlogs       16. Need to look at Public Private
                          Partnership.
                        17. Borrowing to facilitate capital
                        18. Improve investor confidence.
SMMES/ CIDB             19. Reconfiguration of the grading
                          system
                        20. Develop SMME‟s
                        21. Review the CIDB regulations
Inappropriate policies 22. Review policies
Legislation /           23. Review of legislation
bureaucracy (i.e.
mining willing to
provide slag but
legislation does not
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permit

Institutional            24. Create provincial infrastructure
arrangement                implementing agent
Lack of technical skills 25. Facilitate the skilling within the
(Engineers                 sector
Procurement              26. Deal with issues of corruption.
COMMISSION No 3: TRANSPORTATION

 ISSUE/CHALLENGE           WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE                   BY WHOM
Existing rail          27. Fast track utilization of rail lines   DOT; DPWR
infrastructure is not  28. Reopen discussions with rail           & also look
optimally used. (Lines   operators                                into the role
are operating but a    29. Plug in the PROVTMAP projects          of private
minimum level )          into PGDS                                sector
                       30. Bring into together (studies);
                         quantify and cost it;
                       31. Advocate for development of
                         national rail policy with incentive
                         for using rail (against punitive for
                         road use)‟
                       32. Move forward – identify our own
                         needs; need a lead person
Airport not optimally 33. Launch investigation on the
utilized                 optimal utilization of all airports
                         and landing strips in the province
                       34. Promote increased air traffic in
                         province
Need budget for the    35. Need to identify other methods         Mining
projects                 of funding;                              houses and
                       36. Identify driver under PGDS             businesses
                         umbrella – monitor and evaluate          to approach
                         progress;                                government
                       37. Call meeting to profile all            for PPP
                         projects;                                relationship
                       38. First need to do pre feasibility
                         studies or other similar studies to
                         invite/convince investors not
                         strictly based on cost-benefit
                         analysis but also based on other
                         criteria such as usefulness, cost-
                         effectiveness, etc;
                       39. Province need transportation
                         planning lekgotla/investors
                         conference invite all funders (MIG;
                         DBSA; Sanral; Natmap;
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                         government);
                       40. Make this an annual event/bi-
                         annual event
                       41. Money need to be secured either
                         by provincial government
                         borrowing or PPP (mines, business
                         and government);
                       42. Rapid transport system between
                         Rustenburg and Pretoria to be
                         investigated
Change orientation to 43. Minimum implementation period By all parties
planning horizon         could be 20 years                     involved
                           Civil Society Views
Coordination          44. Government Departments and
                            other stakeholders operate in
                            silos and there is a need to
                            coordinated planning between
                            all the role-players.
Corruption            45. The practise of giving tenders to
                            service providers need to be
                            stopped and efforts should be
                            made to recover funds from
                            those responsible for these
                            corrupt and wasteful
                            expenditure of public resources
                      46.
Implementation        47. Government need to speed up
                            payments to services for
                            services rendered. Delayed
                            payments have especially
                            disastrous consequences for
                            SMMEs.
                      48. There is a need for clear
                            monitoring systems with regard
                            to infrastructure and
                            maintenance plans should be
                            developed and implemented.
                      49. Ensure that Infrastructure
                            projects are labour-intensive
                            and that skills are transferred to
                            employees
Railways              50. Reopen rail services between
                            Mafikeng – Kimberley, Mafikeng
                            – Botswana and Mafikeng –
                            Johannesburg

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 Roads                     51.   Develop and implement a
                                 maintenance plan for the
                                 provincial roads that is the
                                 responsibility of the provincial
                                 department and municipalities
 Airports                  52.   Reapply for an operating license
                                 for the Mafikeng Airport.
                           53.   Establish international routes for
                                 the Mafikeng Airport
 Water                     54.   Communicate the Water Master
                                 Plan as widely as possible within
                                 the Province
 RDP Housing               55.   Monitor the erection of RDP
                                 Houses:
                                 1.     Quality
                                 2.     Local employment
                           56.   Consult extensively with local
                                 communities around the
                                 naming, location of RDP housing
                                 sites.
 57.

C.13          FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS


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

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

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

According to statistics kept a total of 1 365 members attended the various Mini
Indaba held during the past months. This represents a figure of approximately
71.5% of people invited to attend. Although all stakeholders were invited to these



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Indaba and good attendance was noted, concerns were nevertheless expressed
regarding senior representations at these Indaba

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

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




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