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Strategies to support our vision <h2 class="sectHeading">City Development Strategy</h2><p>​In addition to the departmental strategies, there are several primary strategies that are key drivers behind the implementation of the IDP. These strategies form the transversal strategy suite for the City, and are implemented through our economic and social clusters. The City Development Strategy​ specifically speaks to Cape Town’s place in the Western Cape and South Africa in the next 30 years. It provides the destination to which all strategic roads point and a vision of the City that we want to build.</p><p> <strong>This is a powerful tool for planning what Cape Town will look like in the future. The six goals that underpin this strategy include:</strong></p><ul><li>leading a healthy and vibrant life;</li><li>being educated and informed;​</li><li>being an inclusive and resilient economy;</li><li>being connected and interconnected;</li><li>building and celebrating Cape Town spirit; and</li><li>inspiring an eco-friendly city region.</li></ul><p>Read our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/CDS.pdf">City Development Strategy</a> and find out what interventions and implementation mechanisms support it.</p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Climate Change Strategy​​​​​​​</h2></span><span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Only the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Climate_Change_Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">draft version</a> of this strategy is currently available. </p></div></div></span> <p>Climate change is globally understood to pose the greatest threat to socio-economic stability and growth, and is increasingly affecting Cape Town. </p><p>We need to be prepared for climate shocks that can arise, and may increase in frequency and intensity going forward. We want to create an urban environment that is climate resilient, resource efficient and carbon neutral. </p><h4>Our Climate Change Strategy aims to:</h4><ul><li>act as a framework to transform the way we plan and operate </li><li>deal with known impacts and challenges presented by climate change; </li><li>ensure that our key policies, strategies, and plans align with climate change concerns, and guide our directorates and departments through this transition; </li><li>maximise the added benefits of this transition – including, among others: <br> > improved energy and water security<br> > improved health<br> > job creation<br> > reduced risk</li><li>safeguard the competitive trade of our local economy in a global environment that is quickly rejecting carbon intensive goods and services.</li></ul><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Human Settlements Strategy​​​​​​​</h2> <span> <div class="notification with-heading dark-copy pink bg-light-grey"><div class="graphic with-border"> <i class="info note">​​​</i> </div><div class="desc"><h4>Please note</h4><p> Only the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Human_Settlements_Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">draft version</a> of this strategy is currently available. </p></div></div></span> <p>We want to ensure that we address the shortage of affordable and well-located formal housing opportunities for low-income households and other shortcomings of the current housing system; enable integrated communities; and support sustainable development in Cape Town.</p><h4>The strategy aims to achieve the following objectives: </h4><ul><li> <strong>Objective One:</strong> Housing that provides residents with healthy and safe living conditions. </li><li> <strong>Objective Two:</strong> Housing that is more affordable, accessible, diverse, and responsive to the needs of residents. </li><li> <strong>Objective Three:</strong> Housing that offers occupants the opportunity to see the full value of a home as a social, financial and economic asset. </li><li> <strong>Objective Four:</strong> Housing that initiates the transformation of spaces by achieving density and improving access to economic and social opportunities for all. </li><li> <strong>Objective Five:</strong> Housing that supports the creation of sustainable, dignified, and integrated human settlements </li><li> <strong>Objective Six:</strong> Housing that drives economic opportunity through an active housing construction sector</li></ul> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Resilience Strategy​​​​​​​</h2></span> <p>We want to ensure that Cape Town becomes stronger and better prepared for future challenges. To improve the way we respond to and prepare for these challenges, we have developed Cape Town’s first <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/general/resilience-strategy" target="_blank">Resilience Strategy</a>.</p><p>We engaged with thousands of Capetonians over two years, and took systems and spheres of government into consideration. <br>The aim of the strategy is to help us all adapt, survive and thrive no matter the challenges we, as a city, may face in the future, including:</p><ul><li>shocks: sudden, sharp events which threaten a city such as fires, floods and drought. </li><li>stresses: slower-moving issues and broader challenges, which weaken a city over time, such as unemployment, poverty and a lack of affordable housing.</li></ul><p>Resilience helps cities adapt and transform in the face of these challenges, helping them to prepare for both the expected and the unexpected. This is why resilience is a guiding principle of the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/our-vision-for-the-city/cape-towns-integrated-development-plan-%28idp%29/Cape%20Towns%20Integrated%20Development%20Plan">City’s Integrated Development Plan (IDP)</a>.</p><p> <em>*The City of Cape Town is a member of <a href="https://www.100resilientcities.org/" target="_blank">100 Resilient Cities<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation. </em></p> <span> <h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Cape Town Water Strategy</h2> <p>​​​​​​​The <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/general/cape-town-water-strategy">Cape Town Water Strategy</a> outlines the City’s roadmap to a more drought-resistant future for all. </p> <p>This strategy sets out the commitments of the City of Cape Town to providing water services and managing the urban water environment, namely: </p> <ul><li>Safe access to water and sanitation</li><li>Wise use</li><li>Sufficient, reliable water from diverse sources</li><li>Shared benefits from regional water resources</li><li>A water sensitive city</li></ul> <p>The aim of the strategy is not just to ensure there is sufficient water to withstand severe droughts, but to ensure access to water and sanitation and improve the health of riverine ecosystems in the City, thereby offering a range of social and economic benefits.  </p></span> <h2 class="sectHeading">Social Development Strategy</h2><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/SDS_SocialDevelopmentStrategy.pdf" target="_blank">The Social Development Strate​gy (SDS)​</a>​ sets out what the City is doing, plans to do and where partners can contribute in creating an opportunity, safe, caring, inclusive and well-run city that allows people to reach their potential. The SDS reiterates the <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Family%20and%20home/Meet-the-City/Our-vision-for-the-City/cape-towns-integrated-development-plan-%28idp%29">Integrated Development Plan’s (IDP)</a> vision and encapsulates the six ‘transitions’ or goals outlined in the OneCape2040 Agenda and City Development Strategy (CDS), which you can read in our document section below. You can also find the Economic Growth Strategy (EGS) in our document downloads. The EGS is closely linked to social development interventions which promote people’s ability to engage in economic ac​tivity, while economic growth is central to social development.</p><p> <strong>The SDS is structured around five high-level objectives:</strong></p><ul><li>Maximising income generating opportunities for people who are excluded or at risk of exclusion</li><li>Building and promoting safe households and communities</li><li>Supporting the most vulnerable through enhancing access to infrastructure and services</li><li>Promoting and fostering social integration</li><li>Mobilising resources for social development</li></ul><p>Read our <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/SDS_SocialDevelopmentStrategy.pdf" target="_blank">Social Development Strategy</a> here and find out how the different departments provide services, plan, regulate, employ people and directly intervene in communities.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Economic Growth Strategy</h2><p>The principal objective of the <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/Economic%20Growth%20Strategy.pdf" target="_blank">Economic Growth Strategy (EGS)​</a> is to grow the economy and create jobs – the overarching objective of the opportunity city. The EGS outlines how the City will respond to the challenges and opportunities these bring, and identifies what the City needs to do to in order to maximise benefits for the people of Cape Town. </p><p>Based on the latest research on globally competitive cities, the EGS is structured around five strategic areas:</p><ul><li>Building a globally competitive city through institutional and regulatory changes</li><li>Providing the right basic service, transport and ICT infrastructure</li><li>Utilising work and skills programmes to promote growth that is inclusive</li><li>Leveraging trade and sector development functions to maximum advantage</li><li>Ensuring that growth is environmentally sustainable in the long-term</li></ul><p>Read more about our Economic Growth Strategy in our document section below and find out how we plan to make Cape Town a globally competitive opportunity city. It places economic growth and job creation at the top of the policy agenda and explains how to calibrate the organisation’s functions to achieve these objectives.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">​​​​​​​​​​Environmental Strategy</h2><p>The <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/Bylaws%20and%20policies/Environmental%20Strategy.pdf">Environmental Strategy</a> provides City decision-makers with an effective policy and governance framework to pursue sustainable development. The strategy adopts an integrated approach to sustainability, that recognises our economy is embedded within society, which in turn is embedded in nature.</p><p>At the core of the Environmental Strategy is our commitment to enhance, protect and manage Cape Town's natural and cultural resources for long-term prosperity in a way that: </p><ul><li>optimises economic opportunities, and </li><li>promotes access and social well-being. </li></ul><p>The Environmental Strategy is not the overarching framework for sustainability in Cape Town, but it contributes significantly towards the environmental component of sustainability. Together with the Economic Growth Strategy and the Social Development Strategy, it forms part of an overall sustainability model embedded in the IDP and City Development Strategy.</p><p>An implementation framework accompanies the Environmental Strategy, and should be read alongside it. The aim of this implementation framework is to give effect to the principles and directives of the strategy. As such, various implementation tools are required.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">National Development Plan</h2><p>The National Development Plan aims to eliminate poverty and reduce inequality by 2030. South Africa can realise these goals by drawing on the energies of its people, growing an inclusive economy, building capabilities, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society.</p><p>The NDP is a plan to unite South Africans, unleash the energies of its citizens, grow an inclusive economy, build capabilities, and enhance the capability of the state and leaders working together to solve complex problems. The plan envisions a South Africa where everyone feels free yet bounded to others; where everyone embraces their full potential; and where opportunity is determined not by birth, but by ability, education and hard work.</p><p>The NDP and its vision was drafted by an advisory body made up of 26 experts drawn largely from outside the government. It is structured around 14 priority outcomes which cover the following focus areas: education, health, safety and security, economic growth and employment, skills development, infrastructure, rural development, human settlements, local government, environment, international relations, public sector, social protection, nation-building and social cohesion.</p><p>Learn about our <a href="https://www.gov.za/issues/national-development-plan-2030" target="_blank">National Development ​Plan<i class="icon link-external"></i>​​</a> and find out about the goals for South Africa.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">ONECAPE2040</h2><p> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/OneCape_2040.pdf" target="_blank">ONECAPE2040​</a> is a deliberate attempt to stimulate a transition towards a more inclusive and resilient economic future for the Western Cape region. It outlines a vision about how we, the people of the Western Cape, can work together to develop our economy and our society. It seeks to set a common direction to guide planning and action and to promote a common commitment and accountability to sustained long-term progress.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.gov.za/issues/national-development-plan-2030" target="_blank">National Development Plan<i class="icon link-external"></i></a> is a vision and strategy for society, rather than a plan of government; although all three spheres of government are essential for implementation. It does not replace any existing statutory plans required of either province or municipalities. It is rather intended as a reference point and guide for all stakeholders in order to:</p><ul><li>promote fresh thinking and critical engagement on the future;</li><li>provide a common agenda for private, public and civil society collaboration;</li><li>help align government action and investment decisions;</li><li>facilitate the necessary changes we need to make to adapt to our (rapidly) changing local and global context; and</li><li>address our development, sustainability, inclusion and competitiveness imperatives.</li></ul><p>Read the ONECAPE2040 in our document download section and find out how the Western Cape is geared to catalysing short-term action and collaboration. The emphasis is towards what we have to do now to create a resilient, inclusive and competitive society, rather than what we plan to do at some point in the future.</p><h2 class="sectHeading">Supporting plans</h2><p> <b>Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plan</b><br> The Service Delivery and Budget Implementation Plans (known as the SDBIPs), which you can access from our <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/Document-centre">document centre</a>, are detailed plans approved by the Executive Mayor for implementing the municipality’s delivery of municipal services and its annual budget.</p><p> <b>The SDBIP should include the following:</b></p><ul><li>Projections of each month</li><li>Revenue to be collected, by source</li><li>Operational and capital expenditure, by vote</li><li>Service delivery targets and performance indicators for each quarter</li><li>Any other matters prescribed</li></ul><p> <b>Built Environment Performance Plan (BEPP)</b><br> <a href="https://resource.capetown.gov.za/documentcentre/Documents/City%20strategies%2c%20plans%20and%20frameworks/CCT_Built_Environment_Performance_Plan%28BEPP%29.pdf" target="_blank">The Built Environment Performance Plan (BEPP)</a>​, which you can also find in our document downloads section, is a compulsory plan submitted to National Treasury annually indicating how cities intend to align and expend national grants related to infrastructure to address specific national and local policy objectives. The core national policy objective to be pursued through BEPPs in future is to enable more compact cities that are integrated, productive, inclusive, liveable and sustainable.</p><p> <b>BEPP focuses specifically on:</b></p><ul><li>the coordination and alignment of planning and implementation related to public transport, human settlement, economic and social infrastructure and location decisions into sustainable urban settlements connected by densified transport corridors;</li><li>detailed planning towards the implementation of catalytic projects;</li><li>alignment of human settlements projects with urban mobility;</li><li>land development initiatives; and</li><li>the upgrading of informal settlements and specific poverty pockets.</li></ul><p> <b>Spatial Development Framework</b><br> Planning for the future begins with an understanding of the way things are right now: the place, the people and the social, economic and environmental forces underlying the trends that are shaping Cape Town’s development. </p><p> <a href="https://www.capetown.gov.za/work%20and%20business/planning-portal/regulations-and-legislations/cape-town-spatial-development-framework">Find out more about the Cape Town Spatial Development Framework (CTSDF)</a> or find the document in our document downloads. It guides and manages the following:</p><ul><li>Urban growth (and to balance competing land use demands)</li><li>Sustainable future growth and environmental impact</li><li>Service and infrastructure development provision (as much as it must address biodiversity protection)</li><li>Urban growth and investment.</li></ul>GP0|#b8b2b248-4680-44bd-aa05-d7bb84c6d7f5;L0|#0b8b2b248-4680-44bd-aa05-d7bb84c6d7f5|Strategies to support our vision;GTSet|#ef3a64a2-d764-44bc-9d69-3a63d3fadea1;GPP|#58f302a7-f7df-4ca8-a4cc-c321f4c57e0d;GPP|#2ad5ede6-473c-4550-a932-aabda12143b1;GPP|#245ec7aa-a528-4cd3-bcac-597c292db711;GP0|#d1070824-9e2c-43e0-9a56-bdbdde28e70d;L0|#0d1070824-9e2c-43e0-9a56-bdbdde28e70d|Strategies to support our vision;GPP|#47b2d3de-463f-44d1-a1f7-1c0ae7779b1d;GPP|#fdaaa5aa-bac4-497d-b6ea-347f228ec59d;GPP|#e88ff549-973f-4e3c-a46c-cfbe61bd6a24;GP0|#aa693d51-1cc8-4199-86cd-6c95710cf590;L0|#0aa693d51-1cc8-4199-86cd-6c95710cf590|Strategies to support our vision;GPP|#0fa98455-3bf7-4738-b07c-8db7b211a6df;GPP|#d3f3e0bd-5b83-4c1f-845c-7e13f8f4e17d;GPP|#af370586-9ba3-404a-9d6e-02066ca42752An introduction to the City of Cape Town’s key plans and strategies0

 

 

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