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  1. 1. Message from the Rector and Vice-Chancellor Universities the ‘engines’ for NDP implementation When the National Development Plan (NDP) was released in 2012, the first thing that struck me was its title: “Our future – make it work”. It is a statement of ownership, and a call to action: the plan belongs to all of us as South Africans, and it is up to each one of us – not just the government – to ensure that, by 2030, we do indeed live in a “country remade.” The different sectors of society all have their role to play in this regard, and higher education is no exception. Universities produce the knowledge required for progress, equip young people with the skills that the economy needs, and empower communities for critical citizenship. The sociologist Manuel Castells calls universities “engines of development”. And former President Nelson Mandela once said: “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world”. At Stellenbosch University (SU), we follow a sciencefor-society approach. This is reflected in our HOPE Project, through which we are working to eradicate poverty, promote human dignity and health, entrench democracy and human rights, strengthen peace and security, and balance a sustainable environment with a competitive industry. Fundamental research and academic excellence are important, but universities can no longer be ivory towers – especially not in developing societies. We have to be relevant to the people of our country and continent by engaging with their needs. That is why SU made research inputs to the NDP during its formative stages, and now that the document is there, we want to contribute to its implementation. This conference of our School of Public Leadership is an important part of that effort. Collaboration is going to be crucial to the implementation of the NDP. We need strong partnerships between higher education institutions, government structures at all levels, and the private sector. Equally important is to keep the conversation on national development going. And in this, too, SU is ready to contribute. Promoting open and critical debate is, after all, a core function of a university. In that spirit, may this conference be a great success. Prof H Russel Botman Rector and Vice-Chancellor Stellenbosch University 1
  2. 2. About the Conference Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery The National Development Plan (NDP) is the government’s “blueprint” for addressing the challenges and opportunities of South Africa. Pre-eminent experts wrote it and then everyone in South Africa, including a much wider pool of experts, could comment and provide input for the current version. This conference is squarely focused on the implementation of not only the NDP, but other national plan aswell. These plans are backed by budgets and resources, but they can only bring benefits to people and communities once they are implemented. This implementation must be effective as well as ethical. To deal with these challenges the NDP identifies the following six interlinked priorities: 1. Uniting all South Africans around a common programme to achieve prosperity and equity. 2. Promoting active citizenry to strengthen development, democracy and accountability. 3. Bringing about faster economic growth, higher investment and greater labour absorption. 4. Focusing on key capabilities of people and the state. 5. Building a capable and developmental state. In the NDP nine primary challenges for South Africa are identified. These are: 6. Encouraging strong leadership throughout society to work together to solve problems. 1. Too few people work. This conference: • is a step in the process of moving from ideas through institutionalisation to implementation; • will relate to national development planning as well as the programmes of Stellenbosch University; and • will provide a platform for various role players to discuss and develop future strategies, partnerships and ways of implementation to realise Vision 2030 for South Africa through the successful implementation of the NDP. 2. The quality of school education for black people is poor. 3. Infrastructure is poorly located, inadequate and under-maintained. 4. Spatial divides hobble inclusive development. 5. The economy is unsustainably resource-intensive. 6. The public health system cannot meet demand or sustain quality. 7. Public services are uneven and often of poor quality. 8. Corruption levels are high. 9. South Africa remains a divided society. The conference will consist of three components: plenary sessions with both individual presenters and panel discussions experts; presentations of projects that illustrate the implementation of policy with rapporteurs reporting back to the plenary sessions and, on the third and final day, a research colloquium on National Development Planning. Prof Erwin Schwella is Professor of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University’s School of Public Leadership. He is the Convenor of this Conference and Co-facilitator of the Research Colloquium. 2 Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery
  3. 3. Research Colloquium on National Development Planning It goes without saying that the scope of the NDP is so broad that a mapping of this space would need to take into account an unmanageably large number of initiatives across all the different sectors specifically addressed by the NDP. Instead, it will be necessary to identify initiatives that are not sector-specific and that relate to the broad, integrated approach to planning that has been adopted by the NDP. This would include, for example, research relating to macro-economic policy; employment/unemployment; sustainable development; urbanisation; national and urban infrastructure investments; spatial planning systems; biodiversity and eco-systems; institutional development and capacity building, and innovation and research. The colloquium will be run in a participatory manner. Participants will be expected to make 5 to 10 minute contributions about their own and related work, followed by discussion about emerging themes. The end result will be a preliminary analysis of emerging trends, gaps and core challenges facing the research community. 23 November 2013 The aim of the colloquium will be to map the various initiatives across the country that relate in one way or another to the process of national development planning. The reason for this is that many of these initiatives take place in isolation, which means that researchers, policy-makers and citizens are not provided with a viable and reliable dashboard of web-links about where particular categories of information and analysis can be obtained. Prof Mark Swilling is the Director of the Sustainability Institute and Professor at the School of Public Leadership. He is the Co-facilitator of the Research Colloquium. 3
  4. 4. PROGRAMME Date/ Time MAKING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORK: FROM DESIGN TO DELIVERY Thursday 21 November, 2013 08:00 - 08:45 Arrival and Registration Stellenbosch University (SU), School of Public Leadership (SPL) Campus, Bellville Park 09:00 - 09:35 Welcome Prof Erwin Schwella, Professor of Public Leadership: SPL Dr Holger Dix, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) in South Africa 09:40 - 10:30 Keynote Message from the Presidency Mr Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission (NPC) – Video Message Mr Khulekani Mathe, Acting Head: NPC Secretariat 10:30 - 10:55 Break Tea / Coffee 11:00 - 11:45 The National Development Plan (NDP): a Provincial Governance Perspective Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sports and Recreation: Western Cape Government 11:50 - 12:30 National Development and the South African National School of Government (SANSG): Re-engineering the Public Service through Capacity Building Prof Job Mokgoro, Interim Head: SANSG and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee of the SANSG 12:35 - 13:20 Lunch 13:25 - 14:30 Panel Discussion Facilitated by Mr Henry Jeffreys, Independent Political Analyst Perspectives on the NDP: • Philanthropy and Education Panellists: Ms Priscilla Booysen, Rupert Family Foundations • An unashamedly ethical approach Dr Graham Power, Executive Chairman: Power Group • 4 Mr Abba Omar, Director Operations: Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) • 14:40 - 15:30 Planning, Policies, Action A Partnership with Organised Business Mr Christo van der Rheede, Chief Executive Officer: Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI) Project Showcasing Refer to Project Programme for Project Descriptions Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery
  5. 5. 15:40 - 16:30 Project Showcasing 16:40 - 17:40 Plenary feedback 18:30 - 22:00 Refer to Project Programme for Project Descriptions Gala Dinner D’Aria Winery Durbanville Wine Route Durbanville Hosted by the AHI: Western Cape Speakers: Prof Willie Esterhuyse, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, SU: The NDP as Instrument for Peace in South Africa Professor H Russel Botman, Rector and Vice-Chancellor, SU: Stellenbosch University as Research and Innovation Partner for National Development Friday 22 November 2013 08:00 - 08:25 Arrival 08:30 - 09:10 Making National Planning Work:The Role of Good Governance Adv Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa 09:15 - 10:20 Panel Discussion Facilitated by Mr David Daniels, SPL Panellists: Perspectives on the NDP: • A commissioner’s view on the current reality Prof Mohammad Karaan, Member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) and Dean: SU Faculty of AgriSciences • Good governance: challenges for the Public Service Dr Yvonne Muthien, Director: SASOL INZALO Foundation • A Sustainability View Prof Mark Swilling, Professor at SPL and Director: Sustainability Institute • Local Government Cllr Thabo Manyoni, Executive Mayor, City of Mangaung / President of the South African Local Government Association (SALGA) 11:25 - 12:15 Project Showcasing 12:25 - 13:10 Plenary Feedback 13:10 - 13:40 Refer to Project Programme for Project Descriptions Lunch 5
  6. 6. 13:50 - 14:30 SU as a Knowledge and Innovation Partner Prof Eugene Cloete,Vice-Rector: Research and Innovation, SU 14:35 - 15:30 Plenary Imbizo Facilitated by Prof Erwin Schwella 15:35 - 16:30 Cocktail Reception Hosted by the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University Saturday 23 November 2013 10:00 - 12:30 12:30 6 Academic Research Colloquium: Setting the Research Agenda for National Development Prof Mark Swilling and Prof Erwin Schwella Closure Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery
  7. 7. Conference speakers and presenters Dr Holger Dix, Head of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in South Africa Mr Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency: National Planning Commission Mr Khulekani Mathe, Acting Head: NPC Secretariat Dr Ivan Meyer, Provincial Minister of Cultural Affairs, Sports and Recreation:Western Cape Government Prof Job Mokgoro, Interim Head: SANSG and Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee of the SANSG Ms Priscilla Booysen, Rupert Family Foundations Mr Abba Omar, Director Operations: Mapungubwe Institute of Strategic Reflection Dr Graham Power, Executive Chairman: Power Group Mr Christo van der Rheede, Chief Executive Officer: Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut 7
  8. 8. Adv Thuli Madonsela, Public Protector of the Republic of South Africa Prof Mohammad Karaan, Member of the National Planning Commission and Dean: Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University Cllr Thabo Manyoni, Executive Mayor City of Mangaung / President of the South African Local Government Association Prof Eugene Cloete,Vice-Rector: Research and Innovation, Stellenbosch University 8 Dr Yvonne Muthien, Director: SASOL: INZALO Foundation Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery
  9. 9. Project showcasing: Thursday 21 November 14:40 - 15:30 Building Capability in Organisational Culture Transformation (SA Govt TAU) ThinkTwice Telematic Services Project (HOPE Project) Foundation for Alcohol-Related Research Implementation of Municipal Health Services at Joe Gqabi District Municipality Democratic Governance and Rights Unit Stellenbosch University Water Institute (HOPE Project) Thursday 21 November 15:40 - 16:30 DigiLead: Building Digital Literacy for Leaders Power Group COHSASA Lead Afrika Water Governance RUCdi Friday, 22 November 10:25 - 11:15 IMSTUS/SciMathUS (HOPE Project) Project Description Case study in the Eastern Cape Provincial Government. A non-profit organisation which provides life skills education and training to mainly under-resourced crèches and schools in the Western Cape. A three-year research project that is aimed at determining the efficiency, effectiveness and overall impact of virtual classrooms in the Western and Northern Cape Provinces. An organisation dedicated to building positive futures in Southern African communities by significantly reducing birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.. A project to ensure sustainable delivery of basic municipal services related to health at Joe Gqabi District Municipality in the rural Eastern Cape Province. The project’s main focus is the human rights aspects of the plan with a specific focus on the governance issues as well as engaging civil society. The Stellenbosch University Water Institute as a knowledge partner, showcasing research and capacity development at Further Education and Training and Higher Education levels in South Africa and Africa. Project Description The DigiLead program as Phase 1 of its strategy further aims to create a local ecosystem that can foster and develop the utilisation of digital gaming as a tool within the public leadership sphere. Pelikan Park, the largest Turnkey Housing Development in the Western Cape (3 200 homes plus services, schools, commercial areas etc) presently being undertaken over four to five years. Improving and maintaining the quality and safety of care provided to patients attending African-health care facilities. Leadership and leadership tasks associated with development within communities. The leadership process contributes to the achievement of desirable future goals. Programme in conjunction with EWSETA to encourage visionary leadership in water governance in South Africa. Voluntary Association from the Ravensmead / Uitsig and Cravenby (RUC) community, sharing experiences and memories of growing up during a bygone era, celebrating the community history, memorialising its political activism and reconnecting with long-lost relationships. Project Description These programmes aim to provide learners whose Grade 12 Science and Mathematics marks were inadequate to gain admission to higher education with a second opportunity to study at university level. It also includes teacher development in the fields of science and mathematics. 9
  10. 10. SU Food Security Initiative (HOPE Project) Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management (HOPE Project) MyCiTi Housing Demand Data Improvement Programme Friends and Neighbours The Clothing Bank Open Africa Manenberg Contact Centre Friday 22 November 11:25 - 12:15 Sosebenza Project from Masicorp in Masiphumelele Anglican Church of SA: E-Reader Project Hanns Seidel Foundation Inyanda Youth Network Lean Institute (UCT GSB) 10 SU researchers are collaborating across traditional academic boundaries on three key domains of food security: food access, availability and utilisation. Their focus is on Southern Africa, with their findings being relevant not only to the rest of the continent, but also further afield. Project goals include reducing food losses in the farm-to-fork chain; improving crop production and water use efficiency; empowering small-scale farmers with appropriate new technologies; promoting the utilisation of safe and nutritious food; understanding the social, economic and political dimensions of food insecurity; and evaluating the impact of climate change on agriculture. Close collaboration with communities is a key feature of the Initiative. The goal is to get a grip on the issues that affect people in different spheres of society and how this relates to food security. The Africa Centre for HIV and AIDS Management was established at Stellenbosch University (SU) in 2003 to nourish the social, political and economic transformation required to defeat the pandemic. The Centre runs a community mobilisation programme under the leadership of well-known singer Jimmie Earl Perry, the first UNAIDS National Goodwill Ambassador to South Africa. Interactive educational theatre is used to create awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention. MyCiTi is a bus rapid transit system currently being rolled out across Cape Town, South Africa. The project entails the improvement of housing demand data collection, storage and use of the data in the selection of beneficiaries for certain kinds of housing programmes or projects. The project aims to develop a people-centred approach to nature conservation which is focused on identifying common ground and mutual benefits, as well as building bridges between people and nature. This project empower unemployed mothers through enterprise development so that they become financially and socially independent. Open Africa’s vision is to assist rural entrepreneurs to increase their income and potential to employ more people, by building their capacity to trade and connecting them to markets. The project is about how to create a safe office for the Manenberg community and for staff to be able to travel to work without a police escort. Project Description The project was initiated to establish and develop micro-businesses and entrepreneurship in the community and, to date, supports a small number of local residents in this regard. Project of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa in collaboration with the College of the Transfiguration which aims to create an electronic library where parishioners, clergy and ordinands have online access to the library for academic and social reading. This project is an innovative mentoring support initiative to strengthen good governance in municipalities in the Western Cape. This project is about the youth using arts performances to communicate to their peers about social issues, while at the same time implementing youth employability programmes. UCT GSB programme to assist SME with running a ‘leaner’ business. Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery
  11. 11. Ukwanda Rural Clinical School (HOPE Project) Rupert Family Foundations GTP: Future Tyger as a World Design Capital 2014 project The Ukwanda Rural Clinical School in Worcester is an initiative of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University. A new generation of health care professionals is being trained at the school to specifically provide medical care in rural areas. This presentation will demonstrate how strategic philanthropy can contribute to sustainable, democratic and participative educational development in partnership with school communities and universities. This Project in the Greater Tygerberg area aims to position Voortrekker Road and the Bellville Central Area as Cape Town’s second metropolitan node. 11
  12. 12. Map Bellville Park Campus USB Main Building Bellville Park Campus USB Main Building SPL Van Der Horst Building SPL Van Der Horst Building 12 Making National Development Work: From Design to Delivery