Strategic Interventions required to improve Regional

Strategic Interventions required to improve
Regional Local Economic Development
11 November 2013
National Development Plan
The National Development Plan has also made some key
recommendations regarding what needs to be done for the country to be
able to create 11 million jobs by 2030. Some of the urgent steps that
need to be taken include:
Building partnerships between the public sector, business and labour to facilitate,
direct and promote investment in labour-intensive areas
Support for small businesses through better coordination of relevant agencies,
development finance institutions, and public and private incubators
Ensuring that South Africa’s rural communities have greater opportunities to
participate fully in the economic, social and political life of the country.
Institutional capacity building for local governments particularly strengthening their
planning capabilities
Developing neighbourhood spatial compacts to bring civil society, business and the
state together to solve problems
Strengthen local governments implementing capacity
Ensure a pragmatic fit between roles and capacity, and rendering more support to
the under-capacitated and mostly rural municipalities
Some of the LED Functions as defined by the
Municipal Demarcation Board include:
setting up an effective ‘platform’ for enterprises to function effectively largely
through effective municipal services,
providing information relating to the local economy,
promoting partnerships between public bodies and between the public and private
marketing the municipality as a business location, and
supporting emerging enterprises.
Strategic Interventions
Supplier Development Programme
Identifying opportunities for enterprise development in infrastructure
DPE’s Competitive Supplier Development Programme (SOE)
Capacity Building Programme, Benchmarking & best practice guidelines
the dti –UNDP supplier development programme: 9-10 months mentorship
intervention to selected cooperatives and SMMEs with the purpose of
integrating to the value chains of big companies
Local Support for SMME development
– Set asides
– Procurement
Business Retention and Expansion Programme
– 60-80% of new jobs are created by the growth of existing businesses
– Business profile
– Skills Hub
• Regional Industrial Development Strategy
– Regional Industrial Clusters
– Industrial and enterprise infrastructure (SEZs, Industrial Parks, Hubs, etc)
– Small scale or village industries
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Innovation and Technology Programme
– Technology Industrial Platforms (Medium to high tech)
 Promoting technological innovation in SA’s industry, and to develop
collaboration frameworks focused on increasing investment in technology
development, diffusion and commercialization.
 Its mission is to enhance industrial development and competitiveness through
technology support
- Specialized Industrial Platforms(Medium to low tech)
 Create small production facility with equipment and machinery which enables
different users in the same sector to produce products/processes/services with
ease thus increasing productivity
Centre for Entrepreneurship
– the dti programme to establish platforms with FET Colleges to develop local
entrepreneurs that would establish and sustain viable and competitive
businesses (Ekurhuleni-welding & waste management), (King Hintsa,
Butterworth- Agriculture), (Mthatha –fashion design)
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Integrated SMME Action Plan
Increase and expand demand for goods and services produced by small
businesses and Cooperatives
Continue to enhance efficiencies on support measures provided to SMMEs &
Ensure active participation of SMMEs and Co-ops in the priority sectors
identified in IPAP and NGP
Reduce regulatory burden facing SMMEs & Co-ops
Upscale and fast-track development of youth & women-owned enterprises
Informal Business Upliftment Instruments
Shared Facility Infrastructure
– Cover the funding of a common infrastructure (new, upgrade or maintenance)
– 50:50 contribution with municipality (capped at R2 million)
Upliftment for Microenterprise intervention
– Targeting informal businesses prioritising Women, Youth and People with
disabilities based in townships, rural areas and depressed areas (Skills,
infrastructure support) tools and equipment (capped at R60 000-00)
– Delivery partners (support for municipalities & chambers)
Informal Trader Upliftment Project
– A partnership programme that offers skills and infrastructure support for
entrepreneurs who are Street traders, home based (spazas), general dealers
and those trading in markets
Incentive Schemes
• Black Business Supplier Development
Programme (BBSDP)
• Co-operative Incentive Scheme (CIS)
• Incubator Support Programme (ISP)
COMPETITIVENESS • Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS)
• Export Marketing & Investment Assistance (EMIA)
Manufacturing Investment Programme (MIP)
Capital Projects Feasibility Programme (CPFP)
12i Tax Incentive
Automotive Incentive Scheme (AIS)
Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme
• Film & Television Production
• Business Process Services (BPS)
• Tourism Support Programme (TSP)
• Critical Infrastructure Programme (CIP)
• IDZs (SEZ)
Critical Infrastructure Programme
A 70:30 cost-sharing grant scheme intended to leverage
strategic investment projects (green and brown fields) by
financially supporting infrastructure critical to such
projects, enabling them to establish
Qualifying Projects
Transport systems
Electricity and distribution systems
Telecommunications systems
Transmission systems
Sewage systems
Waste storage, disposal and treatment systems
Fuel supply systems
Capacity building programme
• The programme comprises of
– a four-year Degree,
– short learning programmes.
– Postgraduate and Masters (currently offered by UKZN)
– Mentorship and training (municipalities)
Thank You !

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