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.
“Our national urban policy, the Integrated Urban Development Framework, was adopted by Cabinet on 26 April 2016. During his visit to our offices, the President directed us to lead the charge around integrated urban development and to decisively dismantle the legacy of apartheid spatial planning.
To this extent, we will ensure that, as part of their spatial development frameworks, municipalities identify strategically-located land that is required to transform the apartheid spatial patterns, boost economic growth and provide opportunities to our communities. We will also intensify work that we have started on the revival of small towns”, Dr. Mkhize said.
To read the full 2018 budget vote visit the COGTA website.