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Alignment Summit Fezile Dabi

  1. 1. Fezile Dabi District Municipality <ul><li>Alignment Summit </li></ul><ul><li>27 – 28 October 2005 </li></ul>
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION After the National Municipal Elections on 05 December 2000, the Fezile Dabi District Municipality (former Northern Free State District Municipality was established in terms of Provincial Notice No. 113 of 28 September 2000. In terms of the National Demarcation process, four new local municipal areas have been demarcated in the Northern Free State. District Municipality’s area of jurisdiction and towns have been merged as follows: The name of the former Northern Free State District Municipality has officially been changed on 03 May 2005 and will in future be known as Fezile Dabi District Municipality . Frankfort Frankfort, Villiers, Tweeling & Cornelia Mafube Local Municipality Parys Parys, Vredefort, Heilbron, Koppies & Edenville Ngwathe Local Municipality Kroonstad Kroonstad, Viljoenskroon & Steynsrus Moqhaka Local Municipality Sasolburg Sasolburg, Deneysville & Oranjeville Metsimaholo Local Municipality Head Office Administrative Unit Municipality
  3. 4. 1. PROFILE OF MUNICIPALITY Population Size: 762387
  6. 8. Geographical Area: 222210 square kilometers The Vaal river and Vaal Dam forms the northern boundary of the FDDM and these two natural resources forms the boundary between the Free State and Gauteng provinces. This places the district in close proximity to the Gauteng Province and hence challenges for a compatible economy become inevitable.
  7. 9. BUSINESS UNITS / OFFICES Political Office : Executive Mayor Office of the Speaker Manager in the Office of the Mayor : Special Mayoral Projects & District Aids Council Portfolio Heads : PIMSS Public Works & Project Management Local Economic Development & Public Liaison Finance Corporate Support Services Administrative Office : Municipal Manager Departments: 1. PIMSS : Integrated Development Planning, Disaster Management, Environmental Management & Social Development 2. Public Works & Project Management 3. Local Economic Development & Public Liaison : Tourism & Communications 4. Corporate Support Services 5. Finance
  8. 10. MAIN BUSINESS IN THE AREA Petro-Chemical – Pure and impure Waxes Synthetic Rubber Polymers (Plastics) Agro-chemical Mining (Coal & Gold) Agriculture - Leather Industry - Tannery : from wet blues to finishing Beneficiation leather – manufacturing of a large range of leather products. Beneficiation of a large range of agricultural products. Main Businesses % of GGP Manufacturing 49% Mining 6.7% Agriculture 5.3% Construction 9.4% Trade 15% Tourism 4% Other 10%
  9. 11. INFRASTRUCTURE Vaal Dam -Often referred to as the Highveld’s Inland Sea. -Covers some 300 square kilometres. -Gauteng’s principal source of potable water. -Popular water sports and water related adventure venue. -Recreational use of the area mainly focuses on extensive motor boat activity and water skiing while sailing is mostly confined to the Loch Vaal area. -The Vaal River Barrage, just below the Vaal Dam, serves as an effective backup reservoir with similar recreational opportunities. ROADS The N1 and N3 highways runs through the region connecting the north with the south in the country. Dual carriage way between Sasolburg and Johannesburg (R59). Secondary roads 40% in good condition the remaining 60% in urgent need of upgrading AIRCRAFT LANDING STRIPS Tar: Parys, Heilbron Other: Kroonstad, Frankfort, Koppies, Tweeling RAILWAY LINES Well-established railway network from north to southern region . Mainline connecting Johannesburg with Kroonstad down to the south of the country. Other means of public transport is the National Coach Lines which have several stops through the region.
  10. 12. INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY Over the past 5 years the following infrastructure developments were completed and funded by the District Municipality: LOW COST ELECRICITY All formal town fully electrified . FRESH WATER Fresh water on tap is supplied to 90 % of household in the region. SEWERAGE NETWORK Formal towns 70% connected.
  11. 13. 2. DISTRICT CRITICAL NEEDS TOWN & STRUCTURE PLANNING Town & Structure Planning in Municipalities remains a challenge, particularly at management level. INVESTMENT The District Municipality does not own any land. Not one of the Local Municipalities in the region has an approved investment package to offer to possible investors. New business or industrial development is handled on an ad hoc basis which is not conducive for development since potential developers are normally cautious to get involved in burocracy and does not advance transparency.
  12. 14. WATER QUALITY Poor water quality remains a challenge, however municipalities are engaged in serious drive to resolve this problem.
  13. 15. INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS PRIORITISED Electricity Roads, street & storm water Electricity Roads, street & storm water Electricity Roads, street & storm water Electricity Roads, Street & storm water Water Water Water Water Sanitation Sanitation Sanitation Sanitation MAFUBE MOQHAKA NGWATHE METSIMAHOLO
  14. 16. METSIMAHOLO <ul><li>WATER : 2200 Connections to be made to households (they are in process of completing the project) </li></ul><ul><li>: No backlog in terms of bulk water supply. </li></ul><ul><li>: Quality of water is acceptable as it conforms to DWAF standards </li></ul><ul><li>SANITATION : To conclude 850 stands </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>: Bucket system – 1050 stand had to be eradicated, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>envisage to eradicate about 845 bucket system in 2005. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 17. NGWATHE <ul><li>PARYS : To upgrade water purification works. </li></ul><ul><li> Quality of water not acceptable in terms of DWARF standards. </li></ul><ul><li> There’s a backlog in terms of bucket systems. </li></ul><ul><li>EDENVILLE : </li></ul><ul><li>There is a shortage of water in Edenville as the community relies solely on boreholes for water. </li></ul><ul><li>Ngwathe L.M. does not have capacity and resources as a result they engaged Rand water together with NFSDM to assist, 40m is budget for the implanting a pipe that will take water from Heilbron to Edenville, and also a survey to drill more bore hole was made. </li></ul><ul><li>KOPPIES </li></ul><ul><li>The was a crisis for water as it had not been raining; however the situation is improving. The dam had about 97% capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>VREDEFORT </li></ul><ul><li>The quality of water is not up to standard in Vredefort. </li></ul><ul><li>HEILBRON </li></ul><ul><li>The municipality is in process of adjudication to build a reservoir. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no water reticulated in developed areas. </li></ul>
  16. 18. MOQHAKA <ul><li>WATER METERS: </li></ul><ul><li>The project is envisaged to be completed by 2006, source of funding – DBSA </li></ul><ul><li>QUALITY OF WATER :(Moqhaka does not have a problem with the quality water) </li></ul><ul><li>WATER LOSS MANAGEMENT: (There’s a problem with funding the upgrading o f the system). </li></ul><ul><li>SEWERAGE & SANITATION </li></ul><ul><li>Problems: Treatment works- Kroonstad & Viljoenskroon </li></ul><ul><li>Insufficient funds for implementation of project for sanitation. </li></ul><ul><li>SEWERAGE: </li></ul><ul><li>Old network needs to be upgraded, and they have the specialist to make assessment of the plant. </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrading of a network is a crisis and assistance is required from the FFDM, the project is envisaged to be completed by the end of JULY 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>There’s a backlog of buckets system in Steynsrus and Viljoenskroon. </li></ul>
  17. 19. NGWATHE <ul><li>SANITATION </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitation in Ngwathe should be given high priority. </li></ul><ul><li>Ngwathe is also faced with a challenge of eradicating the bucket system . </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>Future Land Use </li></ul><ul><li>Sport and Recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Water Provision </li></ul><ul><li>Sanitation Provision </li></ul><ul><li>Roads, Streets and Storm Water </li></ul><ul><li>Electricity Provision </li></ul><ul><li>Refuse Removal </li></ul><ul><li>Cemeteries </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Level of Health Services </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Development </li></ul><ul><li>Social development </li></ul><ul><li>Culture Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and Security </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Management </li></ul><ul><li>Gender Equity </li></ul><ul><li>HIV/ AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>Local Economic Development </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty Alleviation </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Performance Management </li></ul>ENVIRONMENTAL INFRASTRUCTURE SOCIAL ECONOMIC INSTITUTIONAL DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY CORE, NON CORE AND SECTORAL PRIORITIES
  19. 21. FSGDS Alignment: Social and Human Development PRIORITY: WATER <ul><li>Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Submit business plans to Department of Water Affairs and Forestry for rural water provision. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek funding from DBSA and other donors/funding agencies to construct new reservoir </li></ul><ul><li>Development of criteria and policy for the provision and quality testing </li></ul><ul><li>Liaise with various Water Service Providers (WSP) to utilize existing {main pipelines} in the region </li></ul>Objective 4 To ensure that at least 40% all households in rural areas have access to clean quality by 2005/2006 <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Provide around 50% or 75% of the existing and future households with water networks and meters by the year 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Align the District Municipality WSDP with Local Municipalities. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare report on the implementation of WSDP during each financial year as required by the Water Services Act. </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity Building & Training of Municipalities as Water Services Authority (in terms of Section 78 Assessment of the Municipal System Act] </li></ul>Objective 3 To ensure a 100% water supply to all households on officially proclaimed erven. <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Implement comprehensive services awareness campaigns regarding water preservation including conservation campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a comprehensive services awareness campaign system amongst all communities with regard to water, sewerage, electricity, refuse removal, cemeteries and streets and storm water as discussed under priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitize the communities to report water leaks and how and where to report water leaks </li></ul>Objective 2 To promote responsible water usage <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of maintenance and upgrading issues in the Water Services Development Plan (WSDP). </li></ul><ul><li>Determine priority areas to be addressed regarding water provision based on the local IDPs and Water Sector Plans of local municipalities. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that new networks adhere to applicable standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Implement loss control systems to reduce water loss </li></ul>Objective 1 To upgrade the water reticulation network throughout the region to ensure constant and quality supply of water. STRATEGY OBJECTIVE
  20. 22. PRIORITY: SANITATION PROVISION <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Include the maintenance and upgrading issues in the District Water Services Plan and ensure that Local Municipalities make provision for proper maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities implement community awareness and educational campaigns regarding sewer usage. </li></ul>Objective 4 To upgrade and maintain networks throughout the district and to capacitate community in becoming responsible sewer users <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Set down achievable targets to ensure eradication of current backlogs within the next five (5) years </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with Department of Water Affairs and Forestry to re-allocate “VIP subsidies” for water borne sewerage provision </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure sufficient bulk supply capacity provision by Local Municipalities. </li></ul>Objective 3 To improve current provision by 10% per annum in order achieve a target of 75% to all households in urban areas by 2005 <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Submit business plans to Department of Water Affairs and Forestry to obtain funding for an audit and subsequent rural sanitation provision </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for funding CMIP (MISG) Consolidation of Municipal Improvement Programme (DFID) </li></ul>Objective 2 To ensure that households in the rural areas have access to a minimum RDP acceptable sanitation system <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Include all maintenance and upgrading issues in the District Water Service Plans (WSP). </li></ul><ul><li>Liaise with Local Municipalities on provisions around proper maintenance in their operational budgets. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure funding applications adhere to the “National Sanitation Plan” </li></ul>Objective 1 To ensure that all towns have adequate (industrial and household) bulk sewer and capacity for handling, treatment and conveyance of raw sewage at all times adhering to DWAF standards. STRATEGY OBJECTIVE
  21. 23. PRIORITY: ELECTRICITY PROVISION <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all new stands are supplied with a pre-paid system </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the cost effective installation process of pre-paid electricity systems and to set guidelines regarding the provision of a uniform standard of services. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide counter funding, based on the District Municipality policy, for a specific standard of services(i.e. underground networks) </li></ul>Objective 3 To provide 100% metered electricity connections to all proclaimed stands <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare a business plan relating to area lighting and also the maintenance and upgrading and provision of bulk electricity in order to access and obtain funding </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that, within a 5 year period, all residential areas will be covered by means of adequate area lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure the installation of street lighting at major and access roads </li></ul>Objective 2 To ensure cost effective supply and maintenance of public lighting to all areas throughout the region <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Undertake a comprehensive (GIS Related) study to determine bulk, maintenance and upgrading issues in preparing an electricity master plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify feasible electricity priorities and 5 year targets for Local Municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all urban areas will provide feasible and uninterrupted electricity services, installing quality of supply measuring instruments in all towns </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities provide funding in their operation budgets for upgrading and maintenance and funding for bulk provision.. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for funding [Presidential Special Projects & CMIP] for electricity bulk provision, upgrading and maintenance projects </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities comprise adequate personnel to deal with effective service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities eliminate illegal connections by audits and punitive measures and implement loss control measures and systems </li></ul><ul><li>Objective 1 </li></ul><ul><li>To upgrade and maintain the networks throughout the region to ensure constant, cost effective and quality supply of electricity to meet National Electricity Regulator (NER) standards </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that sufficient and consistent bulk electricity distribution is available at all times to all areas </li></ul>
  22. 24. PRIORITY: ROADS, STREETS &STORM WATER <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities provide for proper street marking(street names and road signs) </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that all Municipalities provide a visible town/tourist information map accessible to visiting traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities conduct community awareness to prevent vandalism and theft </li></ul><ul><li>Provide traffic control services to support Local Municipalities. </li></ul>Objective 4 To ensure street markings and ensure efficient traffic control <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure development of embarking and disembarking areas for the public transport use </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that Local Municipalities provide for adequate taxi ranks especially in new developed areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure general road safety by ensuring the control crossings by pedestrians and stray animals, particularly and stray animals, particularly in proximity of urban settlements. </li></ul>Objective 3 To ensure effective use of urban and rural public transport measures <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain accurate database of all the rural networks, standard thereof, accesses and roads to be upgraded and maintained etc based on a comprehensive GIS system </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the process of establishing weigh bridges on main roads and maintenance of reserve roads in the district to prevent the deterioration of roads. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and properly mark all road networks and flooding possibilities for general road safety. </li></ul>Objective 2 To ensure that the rural network are maintained to an acceptable and trafficable standard by the relevant authorities <ul><li>Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure that that all towns prepare road/storm water/heavy vehicle road master plans to adhere to national standards for the maintenance and construction of all trafficable streets and roads and that Local Municipalities prepare Public Transport Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure effective maintenance by Local Maintenance by providing support to obtain adequate equipment and vehicles and that there is constant maintenance id current storm water systems and networks.. </li></ul>Objective 1 To ensure the existing urban road network is trafficable and continuous provision of streets for new urban areas
  23. 25. 4. SOCIAL & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT <ul><li>Social Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Recreational community facilities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community halls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arts & Crafts Centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Theatres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Places of care for children and the aged </li></ul></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WORLD HERITAGE STATUS FOR VREDEFORT DOME </li></ul><ul><li>The Vredefort Dome has been declared as International World Heritage Site on 14 July 2005 at the UNESCO Conference in Durban. </li></ul><ul><li>Fezile Dabi District Municipality was instrumental to this achievement in nominating the site for the first time to the Province authority as far back as 1998. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1998 up to date the District Municipality has spent approximately R600 000,00 in terms of research for the compilation of a Spatial Development Plan for the area. Following the nomination to Provincial Government in 2005, the former Northern Free State District Municipality approved funds for research and the compilation of a spatial plan for the area. </li></ul>STATEGY STRENGTHEN THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF THE PROVINCE
  26. 28. <ul><ul><li>Background CONTINUED </li></ul></ul><ul><li>During the past year a set of development guidelines was negotiated with all landowners and government sector departments to rule development and protect the area. The Dome will now be included in the Town Planning Schemes of Moqhaka and Ngwathe Local Municipalities as a Land Use Management Area for regulatory purposes. </li></ul>
  27. 29. <ul><li>3.2 VALUE ADDING </li></ul><ul><li>Chemical Industry: Downstream products & activities </li></ul><ul><li>Incubator Development Project to ensure the necessary skills needed for value adding enterprises in the intermediate chemical industry. Partnership between Local Government, Sasol and Vaal University of Technology. Administrative process in terms of land usage and rezoning is hampering the process. </li></ul>
  28. 30. <ul><li>3.3 TOURISM </li></ul><ul><li>Vredefort Dome: Declared as SA 7 th World Heritage Site. </li></ul><ul><li>Archeological & leisure tours – tour guides. </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure tourism – instructor jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Several small business opportunities: crafts, coffee shops, tourism services, i.e. information centers, safe public stopping places, informal markets. </li></ul><ul><li>Road maintenance contractors to create jobs for local communities. </li></ul><ul><li>World quality interpretation centre reflecting archeological & geological features. </li></ul><ul><li>VAAL DAM </li></ul><ul><li>Day visitor area, camping site with necessary facilities for picnics and camping. Many enquiries from the Gauteng area for places that can accommodate bus loads of people from the city. </li></ul>
  29. 31. <ul><li>3.4 MANUFACTURING </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmaceuticals – chemical industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Raw materials for plastic projects is available. Manufacturing plants should be researched. Appropriate training (chemistry & maths) needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Wax projects: A wide range of pure and impure waxes is available for manufacturing of wax products. </li></ul><ul><li>EPZ (Export Processing Zone) a requirement to make chemical industries and related manufacturing businesses globally competitive. </li></ul>
  30. 32. <ul><li>3.5 AGRICULTURAL </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized training facility for new emerging farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish new farmers to extend the farming sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetable farming and packaging plants to provide product to fresh produce markets and chain stores. </li></ul><ul><li>Concentration is on young (youth) aspiring farmers. </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled small scale farmers to be placed on land made available by Department Land Affairs & Agriculture. </li></ul>
  31. 33. <ul><li>3.6 SMME </li></ul><ul><li>Business Development Villages </li></ul><ul><li>Safe, neat, green areas where small business development can take place. Training centre linked to shop front to sell. Estimated costs R14 million per centre. </li></ul><ul><li>The successful project will also immediately become a visitor centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure must be provided by local municipalities. </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed developments must be placed to fill up gaps between traditional formal towns and townships. </li></ul><ul><li>Leather Industry </li></ul><ul><li>AEC Tannery in Sasolburg produces R1 200 wet blues (raw hides) per day for export mainly. </li></ul><ul><li>With specialized small leather business can be established to supply daily need commodities. </li></ul>
  32. 34. <ul><li>3.7 ADVANCED ENABLING INFRASTRUCTURE </li></ul><ul><li>Roads in Vredefort Dome area must be upgraded (brick paved) to allow for safer and better road transport whilst not changing the character of the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain and construct when necessary all infrastructure related to - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electricity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TOWN & STRUCTURE PLANNING </li></ul><ul><li>Town & Structure Planning on management level in local government is non-existent. This situation is detrimental to Local Economic Development as well as the maintenance of infrastructure which definitely have a negative impact on the Fezile Dabi region’s prospects to be looked at as an “investor friendly” area. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  33. 35. <ul><li>3.8 TRANSPORT & DISTRIBUTION </li></ul><ul><li>To support all initiatives undertaken to improve the public transport system (taxi - recapitalisation process). </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute significantly in the formulation of a district transport management plan (Aganang Consulting). </li></ul>
  34. 36. <ul><li>Establish an affective disaster prevention and response capacity for disasters throughout the district. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen Community structures e.g CPF,s </li></ul><ul><li>Promote anti corruption practices </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance enabling environment for security agencies </li></ul>5. JUSTICE, CRIME & SECURITY
  35. 37. GOVERNANCE & ADMINISTRATION <ul><li>Ensure effective Human Resource Development & Management. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop an employee assistance programme in consultation with SALGA. </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen planning capabilities and sound management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Implement performance management system </li></ul>
  36. 38. <ul><li>Improve sound financial management </li></ul><ul><li>Implement policies developed at both National and Provincial Government </li></ul>
  37. 39. Inter-governmental relations <ul><li>Solicit inputs from other government spheres in critical planning processes e.g. IDP </li></ul>
  38. 40. Horizontal Alignment <ul><li>Continuously align the distrct IDP with Local Municipality IDP’s </li></ul>
  39. 41. Thank you