''Our vision as the provincial government is to transform the economic, social and knowledge landscape of the province and position it as a centre of excellence, innovation and progress. In consolidating the North West Province’s steady growth path, we have identified four key provincial priorities, namely, water, energy (both solar and hydro), transport infrastructure (including road, rail and air), and sanitation. Mining, agriculture, manufacturing and tourism remain the key sectors within our economy. I encourage our investors and business fraternity to keep these priorities at the forefront when exploring business and partnership opportunities in our lovely province. These priorities are destined to become enablers for economic development and investment, taking the North West Province to greater heights.'' - Thandi Modise, Premier
The Office of the Premier is an administrative structure that ensures responsible, integrated and sustainable service delivery to the Eastern Cape. It does this by providing strategic leadership, critical interventions and coordinated, effective provincial governance. Under the political leadership of the Premier of the Eastern Cape, the director-general oversees the three essential functions of the department: administration, institution building and transformation, and policy and governance. Priorities of the Provincial Government 1. Speeding-up growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and sustainable livelihoods 2. Building social and economic infrastructure 3. Rural development, and agrarian reform and infrastructure 4. Strengthening education and building a skills and human-resources base 5. Improving the health profile of the province 6. Intensifying the fight against crime and corruption 7. Building a developmental state, improving the public services and strengthening the democratic institutions 8. Building cohesive, caring and sustainable communities
The main priorities of the department are: • Creation of sustainable decent jobs. • Effective implementation of GIAMA. • Transformation of the Construction and Property sectors. • Consolidation of infrastructure delivery. • Strengthen Programme Management with specific emphasis on Planning, Outcome Based Monitoring & Evaluation and Enterprise Risk Management • Build internal capacity to improve service delivery. • Effective implementation of policies and other pieces of legislation. • Implement effective communication strategy. • Promote use of appropriate technology to advance utilisation of local resources, energy saving and green technology. • Implement/promote integrated planning and implementation of projects.
The Provincial Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA) is responsible for providing services in Limpopo Province within its realm of responsibilities, as created by the provincial government under the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. These responsibilities include: • Housing beneficiary approvals Low-cost housing Rental housing Subsidised housing • Property owning Registering land or property (title deeds administration) Changing details in the land register • Land acquisition Buying land from private owners • Disaster-relief services Preparing for, reporting and implementing action in the event of a flood, veld fire or stampede • Township establishment approval offices Demarcation and allocation of sites Land-use management services for business operation sites • Traditional affairs Formalisation of traditional authorities Installation of traditional leaders Initiation-schools permits Indemnity services at traditional councils
The West Rand District Municipality (WRDM) is located on the South Western edge of Gauteng Province and lies to the west of Johannesburg, about 50 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport. It borders the North West Province and accessibility is easy from all major Gauteng centres. The WRDM consists of four local municipalities: Mogale City, Merafong City, Randfontein and Westonaria. This region is a great base from which to explore this fascinating and ancient part of South Africa, and it is home to the famous Cradle of the Humankind World Heritage Site. The West Rand Region covers a land area of 4 095 km2 size and has a population of 848 597, along with a rich and diverse landscape with the lovely Magaliesberg Mountains forming the backdrop. Towns in the region include Krugersdorp, Randfontein; Westonaria and Carletonville. Each of these is in easy reach of the peaceful countryside well known for its warm hospitality. There is a wonderful selection of things to do in this area, such as game drives, hiking and mountain biking trails, horse-riding and visiting art galleries. Two tourist routes, the Magalies Meander and Crocodile Ramble, provide excellent day trips from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The area is also world-renowned for its rich archaeological and anthropology sites. The highlight of these is the Cradle of Humankind, which is home to the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitors’ Centre, which has been developed in Kromdraai, an area so rich in anthropology that it has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. It is here where evidence of the ancient hominid habitation has been documented, stretching back over two million years. Another great attraction in the West Rand is the world’s deepest mining shaft, plunging to 3.6 kilometres into the earth. Gold and uranium mining are major economic contributors in the District, and old mine tailings are reprocessed using modern technology. The District is focused on attracting downstream mining industries like refining and beneficiation. The West Rand District Municipality contributes the most of all the district municipalities (excluding metropolitan municipalities) in Gauteng to the Province’s economy in terms of sectors. The District Municipality contributes over R15 billion. Its economy is driven by manufacturing, community services, mining and trade and finance. The West Rand District Municipality has consistently enjoyed comparative advantages in the following sectors: Mining (Westonaria, Merafong City and Randfontein) Manufacturing (Mogale City and Randfontein); and Construction (Randfontein and Mogale City). In terms of the location quotient, mining appears to be the leading sector but has been experiencing a steady decline since 2005. Mining in Westonaria and Merafong City dominates in terms of sector contribution, but mining will not be sustainable in the future and thus the economy for Westonaria and Merafong City needs to be diversified. The area is endowed with abundant pockets of land with medium to high agricultural potential as well as favourable climatic conditions. The District also forms part of the Maize Triangle and consequently the Gauteng Provincial Government is reinforcing this strength by investing in the area as part of the roll-out of Agricultural Hubs. Proximity to Lanseria International Airport increases the area’s neighbouring African countries and international profiles, and creates a number of opportunities in terms of manufacturing, agro-processing and distribution. The West Rand municipal area is serviced by National, Provincial and Local roads. The N12 and N14 are the two National roads that cross the district in a west to north eastern direction. These routes generally provide good regional access between the WRDM and Johannesburg to the east, Pretoria to the north and the North-West Province to the north-west. Movement linkages are essential as they increase a region’s connectivity and access to economic and learning opportunities. The district is well serviced in terms of east-west regional linkages and these directly link the West Rand to the northern and central Gauteng economic powerhouses to its east and the agricultural and mining zones of the North West Province to its west. On the other hand, the north-south linkages centralise it between the Free State Province and the eastern parts of the North West Province such as the Bojanala Local Municipality. Taxis dominate the public transport operations in the District. Bus transport in the district is very limited with no subsidised commuter services, apart from contracted learner transport services that are provided in the predominantly rural area. A lot of people commute to Mogale City, Merafong City and Randfontein within the region as these are main towns where economic activity happens. Outside the region, the movement of people is mainly towards the City of Johannesburg. Commuter rail services operate in the West Rand and these connect the far western side of the region (Merafong City) with the City of Johannesburg. There are training services operating in Mogale City and Westonaria. The Lanseria airport node is an important development for the entire region and could influence the development of the K29 corridor. The K29 road serves as a regional corridor between Johannesburg area and Rustenburg area and also connects with the Platinum Toll Road as a spatial corridor. The main developmental and commercial nodes within the West Rand municipal areas are in Mogale City and Randfontein. Merafong City is comparatively a bigger node than Westonaria, with both nodes mainly having mining as the anchor economic development activity. Despite the developmental limitations faced by the individual municipalities in varying degrees, due to among other things, prevalence of dolomitic conditions, the West Rand region as a whole has the potential to attract development towards the western part of Gauteng. This is a developmental opportunity emanating from the fact that the western part of Gauteng still has pristine development areas that could still be exploited and contribute towards the integration of the various municipal areas within the West Rand and also with Tshwane in the North and City of Johannesburg in the East. The main business districts and industrial areas are predominantly situated in Mogale City and Randfontein. Though Merafong City and Westonaria have business districts and industrial areas, the main anchor economic activity is mining. The strategic location of the WRDM in relation to the Gauteng Province creates a huge potential for the agriculture sector to grow and stimulate economic development in the region. The advantage held by farmers within the West Rand is their close proximity to the largest consumer market of perishable goods in South Africa (i.e. City of Tshwane and City of Johannesburg), coupled with the fact that the region has areas with good to excellent agricultural potential. Furthermore, the region possesses the potential to develop agro-processing within its borders, as the majority of required resources are available. Mining is still a very important economic sector in the West Rand, both in terms of production and employment and its influence in the economy of the West Rand is still to be felt for many years to come. Therefore it’s critical that the mining sector be used as a catalyst for developing other economic activities within the region. Vision Integrating District Governance to achieve a better life for all. Mission To provide an integrated and excellent developmental district governance system in the West Rand. Slogan Moving towards a greener, better, brighter future for all. Core Business Values Service excellence (responsive / sense of urgency / client focussed / emotional intelligence / friendliness / patience) Pride (committed / diligent / motivated / hard working / productive / disciplined / enthusiastic / dedicated) Integrity (honest / transparent / ethical / trustworthy / credible / respectful / consistent / incorruptible / confidentiality) Responsible (accountable / taking charge / taking ownership) Innovative (thinking out of the box / creative / initiative / proactive / flexible / adaptable / open minded) Teamwork (collaborative / collective / participative / consultative / engaging Five Strategic Goals BUSINESS EXCELLENCE Business excellence within the WRDM GOVERNANCE Sustainable governance for local communities PUBLIC SAFETY Ensuring that the West Rand communities feel and are safe REGIONAL PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Economic Development makes the West Rand District a prosperous, sustainable, investment attractive region HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Long and healthy life for all people within socially integrated communities
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The Gauteng government, in partnership with Municipalities and the private sector, will convene the inaugural Gauteng Infrastructure Investment Conference (GIIC) in Midrand in July 2015. It aims to bring together the private sector and government to engage on the Gauteng City Region Infrastructure needs and plans. The GIIC will discuss investment opportunities in the following areas; New Post-Apartheid Cities; Energy; ICT and Broadband connectivity; Aerotropolis; Water and Sanitation and Inner City Regeneration. The conference is a key step towards strengthening partnerships and collaboration between government and the private sector in the quest to build Gauteng as a globally competitive city region and a preferred destination for investment and tourism. Date: 16 - 17 July 2015 Time: 09h00 - 17h00 Venue: Gallagher Estate, 19 Richards Drive, Midrand Space is limited, please RSVP by 03 July 2015 via the CONNECT button or E-mail For more information on the conference, please connect directly with us, visit the official website Why Exhibit? The Gauteng Economic Infrastructure Investment Conference aims to not only source investment for the Province and create awareness of the multitude of opportunities available within the market, it aims to create a sustainable and economically sound infrastructure network from which all residing in Gauteng to those who are international investors can relish in and enjoy the growth within the future. Benefits of exhibiting at the conference are as follows: Sector interaction: Finance Manufacturing (Automotive) ICT Manufacturing Tourism Pharmaceuticals Creative Industries Construction Real Estate Mineral Beneficiation Agro - Processing Exposure to National and International Agents / Companies namely: Brand recognition within the Industry Profiling through BusinessMatch Making and potential conclusion of deals (+- 300 meetings to be scheduled) Engagement with: Political Heads International Investment Companies Associate Industries
Tshwane – The African Capital City of Excellence The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality was established on 5 December 2000 when the following local authorities which had previously served the greater Pretoria and surrounding areas were integrated. The following local authorities were amalgamated: The Greater Pretoria Metropolitan Council The City Council of Pretoria The Town Council of Centurion The Northern Pretoria Metropolitan Substructure The Hammanskraal Local Area Committee The Eastern Gauteng Services Council The Pienaarsrivier Transitional Representative Council The Crocodile River Transitional Council The Western Gauteng Services Council The Winterveld Transitional Representative Council The Temba Transitional Representative Council The Mabopane Transitional Representative Council The Ga-Rankuwa Transitional Representative Council The Eastern District Council The City of Tshwane is the second largest municipality in Gauteng and is among the six biggest metropolitan municipalities in South Africa. The following towns and townships form part of the Municipality's area: Pretoria, Centurion, Akasia, Soshanguve, Mabopane, Atteridgeville, Ga-Rankuwa, Winterveld, Hammanskraal, Temba, Pienaarsrivier, Crocodile River and Mamelodi. Pretoria, as one components of Tshwane, is the administrative capital of South Africa and houses the Union Buildings. Government plays an important role in Tshwane's economy, but there are many other sectors that are doing extremely well. In fact, the city has adapted to globalisation remarkably well and has all the elements of a smart city. Tshwane has positioned itself as Africa's leading capital city of excellence. The city - is the centre of government with all the national government departments being located here; forms part of the Gauteng global region, the wealthiest and fasted growing economic region on the African continent; houses the embassies of all the countries of the world; has a population of two million people and the highest level of education in the country; and is a national centre of research and learning with four universities and seven of the eight national science councils, ie the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), the HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council), the ARC (Agricultural Research Council), the NRF (National Research Foundation), the MRI (Medical Research Institute), the VRI (Veterinary Research Institute) and the SABS (South African Bureau of Standards). The main economic sectors in the Municipality's area are community service followed by finance and manufacturing. The largest sub-sector within manufacturing is metal products, machinery and household appliances, followed by the manufacturing of transport equipment. All the major banks and financial services institutions have offices in Tshwane. Tshwane is steeped in a rich cultural heritage intertwined with the South African history. For many turbulent decades, Tshwane has played a key role in the political history of South Africa. It was appropriate, therefore, that the liberation struggle culminated in the birth of our democracy at the Union Buildings. The eyes of an ecstatic world were on the city on 10 May 1994 when the people's president, Nelson Mandela, was inaugurated as South Africa's first democratically elected president.
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