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What is the District Development Model and has it replaced the IUDF?

September 19, 2020
Since the introduction of the District Development Model (DDM) there is a perception that it has replaced the Integrated Urban Development Framework  (IUDF). These perceptions are not factual and are incorrect. This article will argue how the DDM and IUDF complement each other in addressing major social, spatial and economic challenges in our country. It will demonstrate how they cannot replace each other but are complimentary in achieving the goals outlined in the National Development Plan.
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South Africa participated at the 10th Session of the World Urban Forum

September 19, 2020
Last week UN Habitat hosted the 10thsession of the world urban forum in Abu Dhabi. The global conference brought together delegates from all across the world under the theme “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation, focusing on harnessing culture and innovation as drivers of sustainable urban development”
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South Africa and Germany’s Partnership on Long-Term Planning

September 19, 2020
South African and Germany enjoy a long-standing relationship in a wide range of areas. Collaboration between South Africa and Germany dates back to the late 1990s when the Integrated Development Plans (IDPs) were introduced in South Africa. The relationship between the two countries was strengthened during the development of South Africa’s national urban policy called the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF). The relationship between the two countries has remained strong for almost two decades. While Germany adopted its National Urban Policy in 2007, South Africa adopted its national urban policy almost a decade later. As the forerunner in the development of national urban policies, Germany provided guidance and advice to the development of its national urban policy.
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Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Cooperative Governance and ICLEI Africa

September 19, 2020
The Department of Cooperative Governance and ICLEI Africa have entered into a memorandum of understanding on local government support and spatial urban transformation, urban development, institutional development and localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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2nd Annual Integrated Urban Development Grant Seminar

September 19, 2020
On the 9thof July, the Department of Cooperative Governance hosted the 2ndannual Integrated Urban Development Grant (IUDG) Seminar at Birchwood Hotel in Ekurhuleni. The aim of the seminar was to provide progress on the implementation of the Integrated Urban Development Framework  (IUDF), discuss and provide roadmap on the IUDG roll out process and also  discuss roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the IUDG process
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Capital Expenditure Framework Workshop

September 19, 2020
The department of Cooperative Governance ( IUDF unit) hosted a CEF workshop with  municipalities, sector departments, private sector, provinces and development financial institutions . The workshop was aimed at discussing the value of CEFs in long term planning and CEFSs can  be utilised as a tool to institutionalise long term municipal planning.
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Capturing hearts for truly inclusive cities

September 19, 2020
The Department of Cooperative Governance in partnership with the South African Cities Network hosted an IUDF workshop “All of Society”. The workshop was a follow up  from the Urban Conference In 2018. Representatives of all 3 spheres of government worked together to discuss moving the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) off the words on paper to a whole of government approach.
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Deputy Minister Nel's Message of Support to Municipal Demarcation Board (MBD)

September 19, 2020
MESSAGE OF SUPPORT FROM MR ANDRIES NEL, MP, DEPUTY MINISTER FOR CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE & TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS TO THE MUNICIPAL DEMARCATION BOARD (MDB) ON THE OCCASION OF THE CELEBRATION OF ITS TWENTY YEARS OF EXISTENCE
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uMhlathuze explores how the municipality will ‘live, work and play’ in 2038

September 19, 2020
In line with the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF), the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) with its partners designed an Intermediate City Municipalities programme that provides support to enable them to respond to challenges that municipalities face. The City of uMhlathuze was chosen as one of two intermediate cities for the IUDF pilot project because it is one of the best performing municipalities that has amongst others, achieved clean audits consistently for the past five years.
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Deputy Minister Nel’s address at Planning Africa 2018

September 19, 2020
Deputy Minister Nel’s address at the Planning Africa 2018 conference made on 15 October 2018 Programme Director SAPI President, Ms Nthato Minyuku, MEC Western Cape Government, Mr Anton Bredell, MMC for Transport and Urban Planning of the City of Cape Town, Mr Brett Heron, International guests, Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you very much for the opportunity to address this very important Planning Africa Conference on: “The Making of Modern African Cities.”
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CoGTA Minister to host brics sectoral meeting

September 19, 2020
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will host BRICS Ministers responsible for local government and disaster management as well as mayors and other local government practitioners under the auspices of the BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Urbanisation Forum, in East London on 28 June through to the 1st of July this year.
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Gauteng Premier David Makhura to host 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting

September 19, 2020
Premier David Makhura in his capacity as Co-president of World Association of Major Metropolises will host the 2018 Metropolis Annual Meeting from 26th to 29th August at the Sandton Convention Centre, under the theme: “Inclusive Metropolitan Cities and City-Regions”. This forms part of ongoing efforts to localise the Sustainable Development Goals, Paris Climate Agreement, and the New Urban Agenda; as well as give international political visibility to the interests of Cities, find innovative solutions to the challenges facing Cities and City regions, lobby financial and technical assistance, and ensure mutual learning and capacity development.
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President Ramaphosa urges COGTA to decisively dismantle apartheid spatial planning

September 19, 2020
President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, 10 May 2018, visited the department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) to interact with top management and the staff. This visit was in fulfillment of the President’s commitment in the State of the Nation Address to visit government departments and key state institutions as part of ensuring alignment in the work of government, as well as promoting good governance and professionalism in the public sector.
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IUDF highlighted in 2018 COGTA budget vote

September 19, 2020
In his 2018 budget vote presented to parliament today, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, reemphasised the department’s commitment to the IUDF.
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South African Government Urges ‘Whole of Society – Whole of Government’ approach to Respond

September 19, 2020
South African Government Urges ‘Whole of Society – Whole of Government’ approach to Respond To the challenges of sustainable urban development The South African government sent a delegation to the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum (WUF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from February 7-13. The conference theme was “Cities 2030: Cities for All – Implementing the New Urban Agenda”.
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Integrated Urban Development Framework can transform SA cities into economic engines

September 19, 2020
Integrated Urban Development Framework can transform SA cities into economic engines – provided we get all-of-government, all-of-society buy-in. This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) and Budget Speech re-affirmed government’s commitment to realising the Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) and to holistically address urban challenges and opportunities. While, the IUDF is a long-term framework, government is also taking measures to deal with immediate urban issues.
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'We the city' Architecture ZA conference

September 19, 2020
Globally, new opportunities are being created toward compact cities, improved energy consumption, economic and social dynamism, market creation, human development and climate change adaptation. The Architecture ZA conference - under the theme, 'We the city' - will explore these themes.
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UN's New Urban Agenda and how South Africa fits in

September 19, 2020
At the recent World Urban Forum, South Africa presented its progress in aligning the IUDF with the UN's New Urban Agenda. The NUA Localisation Framework has been drafted to set out a clear roadmap for achieving the alignment.
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Budget speech highlights spatial transformation

September 19, 2020
In his recent budget speech, the Minister of Finance highlighted the importance of urban renewal and spatial transformation. He also reaffirmed the IUDF as SA's national urban development policy.
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