Our ground breaking efforts in this regard will surely ensure that there is no

Our ground breaking efforts in this regard will

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Our ground breaking efforts in this regard will surely ensure that there is no child who daily walks more than five kilometres to school, no indigent family on the housing waiting list for more than ten years, no money allocated for housing is returned to Treasury because the municipality has not allocated sites for
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 73 building and other challenges associated with fragmented planning. Our systems of provincial and local government are located at the coal face of service delivery, development and participatory democracy. Over the past years, our systems of provincial and local government have undergone fundamental changes and reconfiguration to adequately respond to the development challenges facing our communities. Amongst the catalytic economic infrastructure development that has been built in our townships, including transport infrastructure, building roads in pursuance for local economic development. The 2010 Football World Cup hosted by South Africa will go down the annals of our history as one of the decisive moments in the spatial distribution of world class commercial sports infrastructure to all nine provinces. This has increased tourist attraction of most of the provinces beyond Gauteng, Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 74 The accomplishment of these high level world class infrastructure projects have demonstrated the capacity and potential of provincial government and municipalities as critical agents of change in the transformation of development and economic landscape of our country. There are many exciting lessons to learn from the Township Economy Model by Gauteng Province with all its challenges. Key among this is the township economy is feasible and can be achieved. To do this requires bold and conscious action. This should include leveraging of our development finance institutions to have a conscious bias in investing in township economy, translating our commitment to localisation of production, procurement of goods and services into concrete plan and reorientation our spatial development framework to consciously locate more business and commercial sites in the townships. Key to the clarion call by the President which flows from the National Development Plan is the partnership among different sectors of society, our communities and government in pushing back the frontiers of poverty, unemployment and inequality. This
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 75 partnership presupposes structured dialogue, reflection and collective action on the identified priorities. As the systems of our democratic governance located closer to the communities, the provincial and local government are best placed to occupy forward trenches in the facilitation of public participation.
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