The National Development Plan (NDP) sets the Vision of the country for the next 20 years. The NDP is a roadmap to a South Africa where all have water, electricity, sanitation, jobs, housing, public transport, adequate nutrition, education, social protection, quality health care, recreation and a clean environment. The National Development Plan (Vision 2030) has identified the following priorities which must also be prioritised by the different spheres of government:
- Economic Infrastructure
- Transitioning to a low carbon economy
- Inclusive rural economy
- Positioning South Africa in the world
- Human settlements
- Improving education, innovation and training
- Promoting health
- Social protection
- Building safer communities
- Building a capable state
- Promoting accountability and fighting corruption
- Transforming society and uniting the country
It was essential to take cognizance of the above mentioned national government priorities in reviewing this plan. The uMngeni Municipality in developing its 8 IDP Goals, objectives and strategies took great consideration of the NDP priorities more especially in economic infrastructure, inclusive rural economy, human settlements and building a capable state. Over and above this, the municipal vision has been amended to be align to the NDP 2030 vision.
KZN Provincial Growth and Development Strategy
The 7 Strategic Goals of the Provincial Growth and Development Strategy/Plan (PGDS/P) are:
- Job Creation
- Human Resource Development
- Human and Community Development
- Strategic Infrastructure
- Environmental Sustainability
- Governance and Policy
- Spatial Equity
In terms of applying these in the uMngeni Municipality it should be noted that these were taken into account in the setting out of a SWOT analysis undertaken by Council during the preparation of the first IDP of the third generation which in turn informed the preparation of a Strategic Framework. The SWOT analysis as reviewed and aligned is set out within the context of the Situational Analysis.
The uMngeni Strategic Framework has been specifically aligned with the seven Strategic Goals of the PGDS and is set out in Section D of this report.
12 Government Outcomes
The 12 Outcomes of Government adopted by Cabinet in January 2010 are as follows:
- Improve the quality of basic education
- Improve health and life expectancy
- All people in South Africa protected and feel safe
- Decent employment through inclusive economic growth
- A skilled and capable workforce to support inclusive growth
- An efficient, competitive and responsive economic infrastructure network
- Vibrant, equitable and sustainable rural communities and food security
- Sustainable human settlements and improved quality of household life
- A responsive and accountable, effective and efficient local government system
- Protection and enhancement of environmental assets and natural resources
- A better South Africa, a better and safer Africa and world
- A Development-orientated public service and inclusive citizenship.
The municipality in developing its new IDP Goals, objectives and strategies has taken great consideration of the government outcomes. The municipal implementation plan can only be achieved if all relevant sector departments play a role in their respective mandates. This plan addresses projects and programmes that respond to the 12 identified outcomes.