Transport	  as	  Driver	  in	  Vision	  2030	      Overview	  of	  Na,onal	  Planning	  Commission	  	             Na,onal...
Country of great achievements
Country of rich and poor3
National Planning Commission•  NPC	  is	  headed	  up	  by	  Minister	  Trevor	  Manuel	  •  Housed	  in	  the	  Office	  of...
New Growth Plan•  Opening	  Parliament	  Pres	  Zuma	     announced	  a	  mega	     infrastructure	  push	  •  Budget	  al...
Integrated approach
Diagnostic ReportCentral challengesidentified:•  Too few people work•  Low standard of   education•  Infrastructure poorly...
Diagnostic Report 2Central challenges identified:•  Spatial development excludes the   poor•  Economy too resource intensi...
Requirements•    Crea,ng	  jobs	  and	  livelihood	  •    Expanding	  infrastructure	  •    Transi,on	  to	  low-­‐carbon	...
Summary of the Plan•  An	  economy	  that	  will	  create	  more	     jobs	  (11	  million	  jobs	  by	  2030)	  •  Transi...
Summary of the Plan 2•  Improving	  quality	  of	  educa,on,	     training	  and	  innova,on	  •  Quality	  health	  care	...
NPC on Transport•  As	  transport-­‐intensive	  country	  	  transport	  per	     unit	  of	  output	  	  is	  above	  glo...
NPC on Transport 2•  Rail	  is	  ideal	  but	  89%	  of	  all	  freight	  is	     done	  by	  road	  •  Strains	  road	  n...
Key considerations•  Not	  all	  transport	  dreams	  can	  be	  fulfilled:	     priori,es	  are	  key	      –  Focus	  on	...
Policy & Planning Priorities•  Create	  workable	  urban	  transit	     solu,ons	  with	  public	  and	  private	     comp...
Infrastructure	  Coordina>ng	  Commission  Pres	  Zuma	  chairs	  the	  Presiden,al	  Infrastructure	     Coordina,ng	  C...
Conclusion•  The	  Na,onal	  Development	  Plan	  posi,ons	     transport	  and	  ITS	  as	  key	  levers	  •  Redefine	  I...
Conclusion•  Govt	  has	  excellent	     macro-­‐economic	     policies,	  BUT	  •  The	  failure	  is	  to	  take	     ac...
All challenges are possible
Thank	  you	  for	  your	  ahen,on!	               paul@itssa.org	  
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2012 03 12 Vision 2030 ITS Summit

  1. 1. Transport  as  Driver  in  Vision  2030   Overview  of  Na,onal  Planning  Commission     Na,onal  Development  Plan    Summit  on  ITS  as  Driver  for  Economic  Growth   8  March  2012   Cape  Town   Dr  Paul  Vorster,  CEO  ITS  South  Africa  
  2. 2. Country of great achievements
  3. 3. Country of rich and poor3
  4. 4. National Planning Commission•  NPC  is  headed  up  by  Minister  Trevor  Manuel  •  Housed  in  the  Office  of  the  President  •  Not  a  Government  Department  •  Advise  on  issues  impac,ng  on  long-­‐term   development  •  Cut  across  typical  isolated  silos  •  Holis,c,  integrated  view  on  planning  
  5. 5. New Growth Plan•  Opening  Parliament  Pres  Zuma   announced  a  mega   infrastructure  push  •  Budget  alloca,ons  focused  on   infrastructure  •  Na,onal  Development  Plan  and   Vision  2030  by  Na,onal   Planning  Commission  based  on   cri,cal  assessment  
  6. 6. Integrated approach
  7. 7. Diagnostic ReportCentral challengesidentified:•  Too few people work•  Low standard of education•  Infrastructure poorly located, under- maintained and insufficient
  8. 8. Diagnostic Report 2Central challenges identified:•  Spatial development excludes the poor•  Economy too resource intensive•  Widespread disease burden, failing public health care•  Public services uneven and often poor quality•  Corruption is widespread•  South Africa remains divided society
  9. 9. Requirements•  Crea,ng  jobs  and  livelihood  •  Expanding  infrastructure  •  Transi,on  to  low-­‐carbon  economy  •  Transforming  urban  and  rural  spaces  •  Improving  educa,on  and  training  •  Providing  quality  health  care  •  Building  a  capable  state  •  Figh,ng  corrup,on,  create  accountability  •  Transforming  society  and  uni,ng  the  na,on  
  10. 10. Summary of the Plan•  An  economy  that  will  create  more   jobs  (11  million  jobs  by  2030)  •  Transi,on  to  low-­‐carbon  economy  •  An  inclusive  and  integrated  rural   economy  •  Reversing  spa,al  effects  of   apartheid  
  11. 11. Summary of the Plan 2•  Improving  quality  of  educa,on,   training  and  innova,on  •  Quality  health  care  for  all  •  Social  protec,on  and  inclusion  •  Building  safer  communi,es  •  Reforming  the  public  service  •  Figh,ng  corrup,on  •  Transforming  society  and  uni,ng  the   country  
  12. 12. NPC on Transport•  As  transport-­‐intensive  country    transport  per   unit  of  output    is  above  global  average  •  34%  of  SA’s  gross  value-­‐add  is  concentrated   in  Gauteng  –  far  from  ports  and  end-­‐markets  •  Exis,ng  corridors  serviced  by  outdated  rail   technology  and  poor  intermodal  linkages  •  Ports  have  high  costs  and  low  produc,vity  
  13. 13. NPC on Transport 2•  Rail  is  ideal  but  89%  of  all  freight  is   done  by  road  •  Strains  road  network  suffering   significant  maintenance  backlogs  •  Poor  road  safety  adds  addi,onal  costs  •  Social  and  economic  exclusion  due  to   long  distances  •  Mobility  broadens  social  and  economic   access  
  14. 14. Key considerations•  Not  all  transport  dreams  can  be  fulfilled:   priori,es  are  key   –  Focus  on  safe,  affordable  and  effec,ve  transport  •  Transport  as  an  enabler:  Geang  SA  to  work   –  Emphasis  on  total  system  efficiency  to  maximise   strengths  of  different  modes  •  Modal  shib  from  private  transport  in  the  long   run   –  A  marked  change  towards  public  transport  
  15. 15. Policy & Planning Priorities•  Create  workable  urban  transit   solu,ons  with  public  and  private   components  •  Strengthen  and  optomise  freight   corridors  •  Provide  long-­‐distance  passenger   transport  op,ons  •  Rural  access  and  mobility  
  16. 16. Infrastructure  Coordina>ng  Commission  Pres  Zuma  chairs  the  Presiden,al  Infrastructure   Coordina,ng  Commission    Cabinet  approved  PICC’s  second  ‘Infrastructure   Implementa,on  Plan’  report     Includes  a  framework  outlining  an  integrated   management  and  delivery  system  for  17  strategic   infrastructure  projects  (SIPs)    Details  of  SIPs  s,ll  to  be  released    Over  the  coming  three  years,    Euro  85-­‐billion  has   been  budgeted  for  public  infrastructure  (new  vs  old   money?)  
  17. 17. Conclusion•  The  Na,onal  Development  Plan  posi,ons   transport  and  ITS  as  key  levers  •  Redefine  ITS  value  proposi,on    as  key  policy   driver  to  achieve  policy  outcomes  •  Need  to  show  the  benefits  to  end-­‐users    •  Demonstrate  cost-­‐benefit  evalua,on  of  ITS   amidst  shortage  of  resources  
  18. 18. Conclusion•  Govt  has  excellent   macro-­‐economic   policies,  BUT  •  The  failure  is  to  take   ac,on  •  Implementa,on  only   possible  in  partnership   between  Govt  and   Industry  
  19. 19. All challenges are possible
  20. 20. Thank  you  for  your  ahen,on!   paul@itssa.org  

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