By involving community-based workers in projects, government can reach many more people with much-needed services.
There are useful ways to link rural and informal crafters with the market and municipalities can offer valuable assistance, as this partnership experience in KwaZulu-Natal shows.
An award-winning project that combines housing and land reform shows how private-sector investment results in a better quality of life for beneficiaries.
Take a really good look at a municipality’s IDP and when it comes to the section on local economic development, the chances are its mostly noble intentions with a few EPWP jobs thrown in. The reality is that the way to achieve lasting LED is by being effective and efficient at the municipal functions.
Thank the Almighty for 2007! 2006 was hectic for local government – with elections, boundary disputes and new councils, mayoral and executive committees, not to mention one long wingers party in Cape Town.
In public spaces and on civic buildings the ancient art of mosaic is being used to capture our heritage and history, and empowering talented men and women. Mosaic is a simple way of upgrading everything from taxi ranks to concrete pillars, museums, libraries and clinics. Mosaic work is durable and it’s a skill that can be easily learnt.
Visitors experience this as the city that never sleeps, but for New York’s eight million residents it’s a great city to call home. GAIL JENNINGS lists 10 things that make New York such a special place.
In a country where 18 million people live in households with an income of less than R300 per person per month, the Expanded Public Works Programme is failing to achieve its objectives argues ANNA McCORD.
In his customary wide-ranging input on the state of South Africa, President Thabo Mbeki praised local government for its achievements but said vacancy levels, especially at managerial level, and the capacity of the state to deliver were worrying.
It’s time for new thinking in the public transport sector and, according to the Chairperson of Parliament’s influential Portfolio Committee on Transport, there’s never been a better opportunity to shape the future.
Development agencies with a clear focus are proving to be successful ways of bringing public and private investment together. DELIVERY spoke to the heads of two very different agencies – one in Johannesburg and the other in the Ilembe district in KwaZulu-Natal.
As the country gets ready for the 2010 Soccer Wor ld Cup there is some concern that poor public transport will spoil the par ty. KATHARINE MCKENZIE looks at new developments in public transport and progress in existing projects.
With a political commitment made by national government to ‘eradicate the bucket system’ by the end of this year, there are still many questions about how this will be achieved.
In a win-win situation, members of local government and community media in the West Coast District spent a day discussing how they could improve relationships.
A water-saving initiative at eThekwini municipality in Durban demonstrates how small innovations can benefit the municipality, residents and the environment.
By joining forces, property owners and the municipality have been able to undertake an extensive road and public transport infrastructure upgrade in the busy Claremont area of Cape Town. MICHAEL EVANS explains the unique mechanism through which this is being done.