DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT MODEL
The President in the 2019 Presidency Budget Speech (2019) identified the “pattern of operating in silos" as a challenge which led to “lack of coherence in planning and implementation and has made monitoring and oversight of government's programme difficult". The consequence has been non optimal delivery of services and diminished impact on the triple challenges of poverty, inequality and employment.
The President further called for the rolling out of “a new integrated district based approach to addressing our service delivery challenges [and] localise[d] procurement and job creation, that promotes and supports local businesses, and that involves communities."
The new District Development Model aims to improve the coherence and impact of government service delivery with focus on 44 Districts and 8 Metros around the country as development spaces that can be used as centres of service delivery and economic development, including job creation.
The District Development Model has been approved by government structures, including Cabinet. The model will be piloted in two Districts and a Metro that have elements of Rural, Mining and Urban – “OR Tambo; Waterberg; Ethekwini".
A new integrated planning model for Cooperative Governance
The new District Development Model is anchored in the current government legislations and policies
Development will be pursued through single and integrated plans per district.
The plan is an inter and intra governmental society-wide Social Compact
A more efficient government is our priority
The District Development Model will stimulate economic growth and benefit local entrepreneurs.
The much needed resources will be channeled to realise the plan