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EASTERN CAPE


NGQUSHWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 72 190 Households: 21 384 Unemployment Rate: 52.80%


NGQUSHWA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • • • • •

COUNCILLOR NOT AVAILABLE TO ASSIST WITH INFORMATION Outdated information available online Unavailability of municipal personnel to assist and/ or provide clarity Time management Financial constraints e.g. not able to visit the offices

INSIGHTS: • • • •

IDP – no follow-up regarding planning and implementation and whether the community is benefitting from it or not CHALLENGES ON PAPER ARE NOT EXACTLY LIKE THOSE EXPERIENCED BY COMMUNITY Encourages me to be more involved Gained insight into how everything operates

APPLICATION: • • • • •

Engaging in dialogue with community Information – sharing Community members to visit their municipalities to assist in problem – solving Know which channels to contact when planning an event ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT


INTSIKA YETHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 145 372 Households: 40 448 Unemployment Rate: 46.60%


INTSIKA YETHU LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Information regarding budget is hidden

INSIGHTS: • Cooperation between government and people – THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP


LUKHANJI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 190 723 Households: 51 173 Unemployment Rate: 36.80%


LUKHANJI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Denied information • Referred to many departments INSIGHTS:

• Lack of transparency • Information not accessible APPLICATION: • Educate/ create awareness re: IDP


INXUBA YETHEMBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 65 560 Households: 18 463 Unemployment Rate: 25.70%


INXUBA YETHEMBA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • No implementation plan INSIGHTS: • Gained more knowledge about my municipality and my community APPLICATION: • Information – sharing • Encouraging community involvement


NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Population: 1 152 115 Households: 324 292 Unemployment Rate: 36.60%


NELSON MANDELA METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: Setting up meetings with connections • IDP not easily understood • MY CONNECTIONS ALSO DID NOT HAVE THE SAME UNDERSTANDING OF THE DOCUMENT INSIGHTS: Lack of capacity when implementing IDP • IDP does not speak to the needs of the people APPLICATION: Information – sharing • Encourage community to attend the IDP consultation process • CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT THE IDP AND HOW WE CAN HOLD THE MUNICIPALITY ACCOUNTABLE TO IMPLEMENT


BLUE CRANE ROUTE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 36 002 Households: 9 761 Unemployment Rate: 30.70%


BLUE CRANE ROUTE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • None • Municipal officials having no knowledge of IDP • IDP outdated at library INSIGHTS: • • • •

NO IMPROVEMENTS REGARDING BUDGETED CONCERNS Important needs not budgeted for Awareness regarding projects budgeted for Important to be aware of what is happening in the community

APPLICATION: • Host community meetings on the IDP • Participate in community meetings • BE MORE VOCAL ABOUT COMMUNITY CHALLENGES


FREE STATE


KOPANONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 49 171 Households: 15 643 Unemployment Rate: 27.00%


KOPANONG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • None

INSIGHTS: • Inspire awareness of progress and issues of development in municipalities and communities APPLICATION: • Inspiring others to actively participate in activities concerning their development • END THE CULTURE OF COMPLACENCY • INSTIL HOPE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY


METSIMAHOLO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 149 108 Households: 45 757 Unemployment Rate: 32.10%


METSIMAHOLO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Challenges identified in previous IDPs were specified in the current one • IDP ACCESS IS LIMITED INSIGHTS: • It has inspired me to want the best for my community APPLICATION: • Information – sharing • Problem – solving


MOQHAKA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 160 532 Households: 45 661 Unemployment Rate: 35.20%


MOQHAKA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Local government officials were not cooperative • NO TRANSPARENCY INSIGHTS: • Information regarding demographics and community dynamics APPLICATION: • Establish a structure to address challenges within community


NGWATHE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 120 520 Households: 37 102 Unemployment Rate: 35.20%


NGWATHE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • DISCREPANCIES WITH BUDGET INFORMATION INSIGHTS: • Learned more about my community • My role within my municipality APPLICATION: • Information sharing regarding the IDP


GAUTENG


EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 721 663 Households: 220 135 Population Growth: 0.92% p.a Unemployment Rate: 34.70%


EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Not being taken seriously by the municipal personnel • IDP had not yet been finalised • Outdated information • Obtaining hardcopy of IDP • CONTENT OF IDP IS COMPLICATED INSIGHTS: • Challenging my municipality in my own capacity • Following protocols • Budget allocations and main contributing factor of economy • Unemployment rate • STATISTICS REGARDING YOUNG PEOPLE • Priorities and budgets of municipalities • The way the IDP is written and structured is difficult to understand • Length of the document is a challenge • Importance of attending public participation meetings


EMFULENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • Information – sharing • ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY TO TAKE ACTION • Main projects of the municipality • YOUNG PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO THE IDP • Attending public participation meetings • Encourage the youth and unemployed to become involved in the public participation process


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Population: 4 434 827 Households: 1 434 856 Unemployment Rate: 25.00%


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Councillor not available • Information received from municipality was limited • MUNICIPAL OFFICE NOT PREPARED TO HELP • None • IDP is not easily accessible • IDP IS NOT USER-FRIENDLY • Being sent from one office to another • IDP needs to simplified • Municipal officials had no knowledge of IDP • Poor service delivery • MONEY IS USED WITHOUT COMMUNITY’S KNOWLEDGE • Primary needs are not addressed • MUNICIPALITY IS FAILING THE COMMUNITY • Communication regarding budget allocations is lacking


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY INSIGHTS: • Gather information • ABILITY TO CHANGE SITUATIONS AFFECTING COMMUNITY • Increased IDP knowledge • Pay more attention to activities in my community • Communities are not aware of IDP budgets • WE FACE THE SAME CHALLENGES, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE FROM DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES • Accessibility of IDP • Gained understanding of my municipality and their plans • Understand IDP better • Awareness regarding projects to be implemented • Population figures • BUDGETS FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS • Understanding regarding budget allocations • Municipal statistics • Address community challenges • Leaders are trying their best to make communities better • COMMUNITY NEEDS ARE PRIORITISED BY LEADERS • Opportunities and challenges we face • Knowledge of resources to bring change


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • Work with municipality to solve problems in community • INFORMATION SHARING WITH YOUTH • Community meetings • Implementing projects that are informed by the facts and figures within my community • WORK TOGETHER TO ENSURE PROMISES ARE FULFILLED • Create awareness about the IDP • Hold government accountable to promises made • Make IDP available to community • Encourage networking • BEING REALISTIC ABOUT THE SITUATION • Community dialogue • Government and community relationship-building


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY REGION CHALLENGES Region B None

INSIGHTS APPLICATION I learnt to discover my community Region C Some information regarding Municipality requires a lot of Community leaders needs to municipality is not available development inform the community of None these issues Become more involved in community meetings Participate in solving community problems


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY REGION CHALLENGES Region D Most of the issues in the community affect young people Municipal personnel not knowing about the IDP Outdated IDP books IDP not available Difficult to understand the IDP as a result of missing information Ward councillor suspicious about the request for the IDP IDP information was confusing None

INSIGHTS Need to form a relationship with community members Gained insight into municipality Money has been allocated to address problems Councillor needs to be made accountable for the budget Gained insight into what our community needs Municipal personnel are lazy More important issues are not mentioned in the IDP Many challenges pertaining to youth that needs to be addressed Need to ensure that youth participate in city activities

APPLICATION Start a book club for young people Create relationships with powerful people within the community Get the youth involved in community activities Create awareness about the IDP Start projects to develop my community Community dialogues Become involved in community projects Motivate people to become involved in community projects Create innovative opportunities to fight some challenges Alert, Aware and Action


CITY OF JOHANNESBURG METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY REGION Region G

CHALLENGES Municipal personnel not very helpful No implementation strategy None Municipal personnel reluctant to provide IDP document IDP is complicated Figures are high and not understandable Nothing involving my community is planned for in the IDP

INSIGHTS Mismanagement of funds Thinking of challenges where there are opportunities for growth and development People should not rely on government and instead explore opportunities within the community It’s important to know and understand what is happening in the community As active citizens, it is our right to be involved Information needs to be shared; encourage transparency Gained a lot of knowledge about municipality/ community Our community still requires a lot of work/ development

APPLICATION Form a community forum Involve young people in a clean-up campaign and create employment through recycling Create awareness about the IDP Provide regular feedback on progress made within the community Engaging with community about important and general issues Start new projects that will help the community achieve its goals Reduce the challenges the community faces Become more involved in matters that concern the community As a leader, I must lead by example Attend council and community meetings Young people should know their responsibility to make a better community


CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Population: 2 921 488 Households: 911 536 Unemployment Rate: 24.20%


CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • The document is more of a wish list and not a true reflection of what is needed • IDP not easily understood • Information not accessible • CONTRADICTIONS IN TERMS OF IDP AND WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY • Information is not well-integrated • None • It was difficult viewing the information from the website via a phone INSIGHTS: • THERE IS A LOT THAT I CAN DO TO HELP • Community and municipality engagement • Need to question my IDP • Many priorities, and slow implementation • MUNICIPALITY IS SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON BUILDINGS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY • No corruption in terms of the municipal budget • SPORTS AND RECREATION IS SUPPORTED BY THE MUNICIPALITY • Mayor constantly seeks opportunities for the community • Information will lead to involvement • Seek opportunities with regards to projects


CITY OF TSHWANE METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • Engaging on a daily basis • Information sharing with community • IDP workshops • Ideas to address challenges e.g. homeless people within the community • RAISE AWARENESS REGARDING THE IMPORTANCE OF SPORTS AND RECREATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT • Approach the municipality for project funding • Workshops to address grievances and challenges • Encourage community to attend meetings • START A YOUTH GROUP TO ADDRESS COMMUNITY CHALLENGES


EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Population: 3 178 470 Households: 1 015 465 Unemployment Rate: 28.80%


EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Accessing information • Councillor only had one copy of IDP • IDP not easily understood • MISMANAGEMENT OF BUDGETS • IDP DOES NOT REPRESENT COMMUNITY • Only one copy of IDP • Municipal personnel not aware of the IDP • Current statistics of population are not available • POVERTY LINE


EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY INSIGHTS: • Statistical data and municipal information is vital in identifying and quantifying the extent of our challenges. Data has to be reliable. • Each ward has a budget and strategic priorities • People need to be aware of the IDP • Need to be aware of what is happening in my community • NEED TO BE MORE COMMITTED TO MY COMMUNITY • Personal connections aid help from local government • I understand the IDP • Awareness about how municipality works • Plans of the municipality • Awareness regarding challenges faced by community • Our municipality is accomplishing some of the plans • OUR YOUTH ARE IGNORANT • Key decision-makers within government need to listen to the masses


EKURHULENI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • • • • • • • •

One can align projects and ideas with governments findings ORGANISE WORKSHOPS TO UNPACK THE IDP Awareness regarding IDP budgets Attend community meetings Address community challenges together Importance of accessing the IDP Information sharing INFORM YOUTH ABOUT THE MUNICIPALITY’S PLANS


MOGALE CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 362 422 Households: 117 373 Unemployment Rate: 24.60%


MOGALE CITY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Obtaining precise figures regarding the population

INSIGHTS: • Awareness regarding community needs • Establish a relationship with councillor • GROWN CONFIDENCE TO IMPLEMENT PROJECTS APPLICATION: • Engaging with youth • PREACHING INDEPENDENCE, OWNERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP • Networking


KWA – ZULU NATAL


ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Population: 3 442 361 Households: 956 713 Unemployment Rate: 30.20%


ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Lack of information from municipality • CORRUPTION WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY • None • Municipal personnel not cooperative • Unclear whether nodes of hope and opportunities had to be derived from the IDP INSIGHTS: • CRITICAL COMMON CHALLENGES: TEEN PREGNANCY, CRIME, CORRUPTION, LACK OF SERVICE DELIVERY, LACK OF EDUCATION, POVERTY • Insight into the challenges community faces • Information about the places one can go to for help • Insight into what municipality has to offer its people • HIGHLIGHTED PROBLEMS WE HAVE ACCEPTED • Insight into budget allocations • Need to address challenges in our community • YOUTH EMPOWERMENT • Gained more knowledge regarding community challenges • Accessing the information from the IDP was impersonal and I feel that I did not benefit entirely as I did not immerse myself in the document


ETHEKWINI METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE • Awareness regarding challenges my community faces • Application of skills and knowledge to change lives and make a positive impact • JOIN WITH ACTIVATORS TO EDUCATE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE IDP • Networking with other stakeholders • Make a difference in community • Apply effort and knowledge into addressing challenges • TO SEE THINGS THROUGH THE EYES OF THOSE WHO ARE SUBJECTED TO IT


JOZINI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 186 502 Households: 38 849 Unemployment Rate: 44.10%


JOZINI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Missing information in IDP document INSIGHTS: • Participate in community meetings in order to understand the municipality and its decision-making process APPLICATION: • FORM A YOUTH GROUP TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES • Approach local resources for help/ support


MSUNDUZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 618 536 Households: 163 993 Unemployment Rate: 33.00%


MSUNDUZI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Municipal personnel not very cooperative • INTERROGATED AS TO WHY THE INFORMATION WAS NEEDED INSIGHTS: • Need to work with community • Need to address challenges APPLICATION: • Thinking innovatively • Becoming more involved in community • AWARENESS, ALERT, ACTION


CITY OF UMHLATHUZE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 334 459 Households: 86 609 Unemployment Rate: 31.00%


CITY OF UMHLATHUZE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Unavailability of municipal personnel • IDPs cater to the district municipality and not the local municipality INSIGHTS: • Awareness regarding opportunities and resources available • Own influence APPLICATION: • AVAILING MORE TIME FOR COMMUNITY – BASED WORK • Start up new, sustainable projects


EZINQOLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 52 540 Households: 11 472 Unemployment Rate: 41.60%


EZINQOLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • None INSIGHTS: • Lack of information • Need for leaderships skills • NEED FOR ME APPLICATION: • Community meetings (war rooms) are not functioning well – will change this


EMNAMBITHI LADYSMITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 237 437 Households: 58 058 Unemployment Rate: 34.00%


EMNAMBITHI LADYSMITH LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Finding information, online, about a particular municipality was challenging INSIGHTS: • STATISTICS WERE ALARMING • Governments goals or plans have not been executed

APPLICATION: • IDP helps to find solutions to community challenges


UPHONGOLO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 127 238 Households: 28 772 Unemployment Rate: 35.50%


UPHONGOLO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • THE MUNICIPALITY IS CURRENTLY FUNCTIONING WITHOUT A MUNICIPAL MANAGER INSIGHTS: • Gained more knowledge about my municipality and community

APPLICATION: • Conduct a community dialogue • Attend war rooms (meetings)


LIMPOPO


MARULENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 94 857 Households: 24 470 Unemployment Rate: 39.90%


MARULENG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • IDP was not being updated • Lack of communication • Limited information INSIGHTS: • I need to take part in the IDP • Municipality to understand the importance of a network • Awareness regarding the community challenges APPLICATION: • Create awareness about the IDP • USE KNOWLEDGE OF IDP TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY


MAKHUDUTHAMAGA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 274 358 Households: 65 217 Unemployment Rate: 62.70%


MAKHUDUTHAMAGA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • None INSIGHTS: • I can do more to address challenges • WORK WITH OTHER ACTIVATORS • Network • Awareness about the IDP APPLICATION: • Community outreach programmes • Engage with municipality and community • ADDRESS YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT • Entrepreneurship


MOLEMOLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 108 321 Households: 30 043 Unemployment Rate: 42.70%


MOLEMOLE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Budget allocation information was difficult to understand

INSIGHTS: • INSPIRED ME TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED • IDP is a national document and should be of an improved standard APPLICATION: • Information – sharing • Involve community and address challenges together


BLOUBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 162 629 Households: 41 192 Unemployment Rate: 39.20%


BLOUBERG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Municipal workers not aware of the IDP INSIGHTS: • Be more involved in municipal plans APPLICATION: • Community meetings to educate about the IDP • ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEERISM


POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 628 999 Households: 178 001 Unemployment Rate: 32.40%


POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Local government officials were not helpful • IDP language was difficult to understand • Information missing • Figures were not clear • Municipal personnel not aware of the IDP • Municipal personnel reluctant to provide the information INSIGHTS: • INFORMATION SHARED WITH COMMUNITY IS NOT ACCURATE • It is important that I participate in the planning • More information and research is required • THERE ARE WAYS TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES, BUT THE COMMUNITY REMAINS IGNORANT • Great progress is being made in the community • Level of unemployment is too high


POLOKWANE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • Community to become more actively involved • Information sharing • Community needs to be educated about the IDP • Encourage community to be passionate about what is happening in the municipality • Job creation • Exposing community to available resources • BECOME AN IDP AMBASSADOR


MOGALAKWENA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 307 682 Households: 79 395 Unemployment Rate: 40.20%


MOGALAKWENA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Waiting for the IDP to be amended INSIGHTS: • DECISIONS TAKEN FOR US, WHICH BADLY AFFECT US • Truths are hidden • Information needs to be sought

APPLICATION • Create awareness about the IDP • REVEAL HIDDEN TRUTHS


THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 618 462 Households: 156 594 Unemployment Rate: 43.80%


THULAMELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Sent to wrong people • QUESTIONED BY MUNICIPAL WORKERS • Service delivery INSIGHTS: • Knowledge of IDP is important • ATTEND MUNICIPALITY WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS • Gained insight into these critical issues: – – – – – –

Budget Services Economic activity Crime status Educational level Population density

APPLICATION: • DEVELOP YOUNG PEOPLE • Encourage attendance of municipality workshops and meetings • Access to the IDP


MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 516 031 Households: 134 889 Unemployment Rate: 36.70%


MAKHADO LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Municipal personnel were not very helpful • Not able to find relevant statistics • INFORMATION MISSING FROM IDP • Community members do not have access to the IDP INSIGHTS: • Opportunities have been missed due to lack of knowledge regarding the IDP • Able to identify opportunities • Fight to create jobs • IDENTIFIED MORE GAPS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED • Aware of challenges community faces APPLICATION: • Create awareness of the IDP amongst the youth • Align my plans with the IDP • Attend community meetings • Consult IDP before attempting to address challenges • Meet with the ward councillor and ward committee on prioritised issues • Information will assist in developing projects


MPUMALANGA


MBOMBELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 588 794 Households: 161 773 Unemployment Rate: 28.10%


MBOMBELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Information not accessible • CORRUPTION IN TERMS OF BUDGETS • Municipality not honouring commitments in IDP • Not willing to share the IDP with public • IDP not easily understood • Budget allocation and expenditure do not match up • Relevant personnel not available to assist • We have a large budget but projects are not being implemented • BUDGETS ARE NOT ALLOCATED EQUALLY • Wards are not being recognised by the municipality


MBOMBELA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY INSIGHTS: • Engage with community • Participate in more activities within community • IDP awareness • Understanding of politics • Municipality awareness • Awareness regarding government projects • THE COUNCILLOR IS NOT SUPPORTIVE • My ward is more advanced than others • I need to assist my community more APPLICATION: • Encourage community to make a change/ volunteer / address challenges • Information sharing • Attend community meetings • Organise community meetings • YOUTH NEED TO ENGAGE • TEACH EACH OTHER ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE COMMUNITY


BUSHBUCKRIDGE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 541 248 Households: 134 197 Unemployment Rate:

52.10%


BUSHBUCKRIDGE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Do not see how budget allocations are being used • Municipal personnel do not know what the IDP is INSIGHTS: • IDP awareness • A community meeting is needed to explain the IDP • YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO ATTEND COMMUNITY MEETINGS • I need to become more involved in addressing community challenges APPLICATION: • Consult with municipality and find out how things are done • Educate community • CHALLENGE COMMUNITY TO SEEK INFORMATION • Community workshops • Youth gatherings to learn about the IDP


EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 395 466 Households: 119 874 Unemployment Rate: 27.30%


EMALAHLENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Plans stated in IDP have not been implemented INSIGHTS: • EXPOSE MUNICIPALITY INACTIVITY • Poor service delivery APPLICATION: • VOLUNTARY WORK


NORTH WEST


KGETLENGRIVIER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 51 049 Households: 14 673 Unemployment Rate: 20.50%


KGETLENGRIVIER LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • No transparency • Lack of information • NO FUNCTIONAL CORRESPONDENCE INSIGHTS: • Differences in information regarding communities APPLICATION: • Be more inquisitive • MAKE CHANGES


TLOKWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 162 762 Households: 52 537 Unemployment Rate: 21.60%


TLOKWE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Municipal personnel are not aware of IDP INSIGHTS: • I DO NOT HAVE TO WAIT FOR GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE EVERYTHING - I CAN MEET THEM HALFWAY APPLICATION: • Start relevant projects


DITSOBOTLA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 168 902 Households: 44 500 Unemployment Rate: 28.30%


DITSOBOTLA LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Municipal personnel are not aware of IDP • MUNICIPAL PERSONNEL ARE SUSPICIOUS WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE IDP INSIGHTS: • Community have a great sense of entitlement and are not prepared to take action APPLICATION: • Involve youth in community activities • SPREAD POSITIVITY


RUSTENBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 549 575 Households: 199 044 Unemployment Rate: 26.40%


RUSTENBURG LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Information in IDP is not easily understood INSIGHTS: • HUGE GAP BETWEEN RURAL AND URBAN AREAS • Home task required more time and commitment • Community is not aware of information available to them regarding the municipality • OUR COMMUNITY IS PROGRESSING AND IT REQUIRES MY INVOLVEMENT APPLICATION: • I need to become more involved • Organise community workshops • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MUNICIPALITY AND COMMUNITY • Information – sharing


NORTHERN CAPE


NAMA KHOI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 47 041 Households: 13 193 Unemployment Rate: 22.90%


NAMA KHOI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Municipal personnel not available • MUNICIPAL EXPENDITURE AND INCOME DOES NOT BALANCE • None • Access to information • Had to consult Kimberley (National) office in order to gain information INSIGHT: • Statistical information was interesting • URGENT NEED FOR DEVELOPMENT • IDP task was inspiring – gained more information about region and what can be done for community • Network • Gained more information about municipality • Positive insights derived from photo essay • Helpful task – gained knowledge about my ward and ward leader • BUILT CONFIDENCE AS I WAS ABLE TO STAND UP AND CONFRONT MY MUNICIPALITY


NAMA KHOI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • USE THE RIGHT TOOLS TO GET THINGS DONE • Have a clear picture of what is needed • Become more involved in addressing challenges community faces • Voting out the political issues about finding work • AM AWARE OF WHERE I CAN GO WHEN I HAVE A PROBLEM TO BE ADDRESSED • I can question the budget allocations and spending


EMTHANJENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 42 356 Households: 10 457 Unemployment Rate: 28.00%


EMTHANJENI LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Too complex to read • Missing information in terms of budget allocations • IDP OFFICE NOT PREPARED TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION

INSIGHTS: • Population statistics • HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DESPITE BIG CONTRACTS AND PROJECTS IN DE AAR • Gained more knowledge about my municipality • INACTIVITY OF TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


SOL PLAATJE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 248 041 Households: 60 297 Unemployment Rate: 31.90%


SOL PLAATJE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Some statistics are not available as not all wards submitted their information • None • Not understanding the information • Municipal personnel reluctant to share IDP information • INFORMATION WAS NOT WELL-INTEGRATED INSIGHTS: • Gained more knowledge about my municipality • HIGH RATE OF SCHOOL DROPOUTS • CLEAR PLAN BUT NO EXECUTION STRATEGY • Budget allocation and spending • Key priorities of municipality • Attempting to understand figures and statistics • Budget is available but projects are not being implemented • Identified opportunities within my community


SOL PLAATJE LOCAL MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • MOBILISE PEOPLE • Information sharing • Create awareness regarding what is happening in the community • COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS WHICH INCLUDE THE COUNCILLOR • Community meetings • Take advantage of opportunities discovered within the IDP


//KHARA HAIS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY Population: 93 494 Households: 23 245 Unemployment Rate: 22.10%


//KHARA HAIS LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Lack of awareness regarding the IDP INSIGHTS: • MONEY IS NOT BEING UTILISED EFFECTIVELY

APPLICATION: • Information sharing


WESTERN CAPE


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY

Population: 3 740 026 Households: 1 068 573 Unemployment Rate: 23.90%


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Outdated information online None Civic Centre Manager sent the document via email BUDGET WAS NOT CLEAR Researched City of Cape Town and not specific Ward (59) as task was not completely understood Would like to research my own community Not getting the exact figures for present years Incomplete information about municipality COUNCILLOR DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THE IDP Identity and having to account for it Having to provide reasons for wanting the information DISTRUST WHEN TAKING PICTURES Information is not easily accessible IDP SHOULD BE AVAILABLE IN ALL LANGUAGES No cooperation from the councillor Municipality did not provide enough information


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY INSIGHTS: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Reality of our community IDP is useful in planning of events and setting up organisations Provides opportunities for collaboration with the municipality Corruption in terms of budget allocations and actual expenditure LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN TERMS OF IDP AND BUDGETS Gained more knowledge about my community and the challenges faced THE DISPARITY BETWEEN AREAS AND INPUTS (BUDGETARY, RESOURCES, ETC.) Gained more knowledge about community structures, demographics and social structures Building relationships with people involved in the municipality Willing to take initiative Encourages involvement in community meetings re: challenges and decision – making processes Community not aware of the plans COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE NOT CONSULTED Need more knowledge regarding communication with SA authorities Clear identity and how to apply it in all home tasks Learn about other communities (report back) Informative process (research) – a great way to learn about our own communities THERE ARE SEVERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN MY COMMUNITY Use of resource for the less necessary things How important it is to be involved in the community


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY APPLICATION: • • • • • • • • • •

USE THE YOUTH AS A RESOURCE TO DELIVER INFO Volunteering Information sharing YOUTH INITIATIVES Awareness about the challenges we face and how to prioritise them Information sharing – assist community in addressing challenges BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR NEIGHBOURS Start a small business MOBILISING THE COMMUNITY Inform community of the facts that concern them e.g. budget and plans


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY WARD CHALLENGES Ward 4 Outdated information

Ward 13

Ward 14

INSIGHTS The need for balance Many challenges Many opportunities

APPLICATION More research into needs and wants Implement projects accordingly New (the right) connections View community from different Having more conversations Budget allocation vs. perspectives Get involved in current projects expenditure Engaging with the councillor and and implement own Councillor had to implement the challenges she faces Dialogue with community new solutions for the community Gaining knowledge about my Attend meetings Councillor did not have a copy of community Encourage community to read the IDP Looking at opportunities through the IDP different challenges Having to prove to security Found information that was Assist ward councillor in personnel that I am not a private hidden in terms of service brainstorming ways of improving investigator or working for any delivery lives within my community political party


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY WARD Ward 15

CHALLENGES No assistance at Macassar Municipal office Referred to library and they had no stats available Firgrove does not have a municipal office

Ward 17 Ward 19

Ward 23

INSIGHTS Information regarding community statistics is not readily available Gained more knowledge about my community Joined the Taxpayers Association as a result

Not knowing under which municipality my Insight into challenges municipality faces ward fell Finding out about the children mortality rate decreasing between years 2001 and No housing projects because the community does not have land 2011 Challenging to find the time to read all the People do not want to invest in high risk information areas Unemployment rates are high We complain about our problems but do Municipal personnel reluctant to share not act information Issues start to become the norm Difficult to find specific information about The grass is greener on the other side municipality because the water bill is higher

APPLICATION

Speaking to youth leaders to develop methods to tackle issues We are trying to push forward as young leaders Information sharing Seek ways of alleviating community issues

Involve the Youth through information sharing and work towards addressing challenges together Create awareness about the challenges the community faces


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY WARD Ward 32

CHALLENGES Municipal personnel not aware of the IDP

Ward 36 Municipal administrators are not very competent Councillor does not make time to assist if it does not benefit him Ward 38 Access to information Municipal personnel not at offices Ward 52

Sourcing the information was difficult

INSIGHTS APPLICATION Things happening in our municipality Monitor proposed development and community that we are not aware Information sharing of Create aware re: processes to follow when plans are not implemented Gained more knowledge about my municipality Build relationships between municipality and community Volunteers are needed Gained more understanding about community There is still a huge need for basic needs Huge opportunities for youth People identify the problem and can offer solutions if they had the tools

Mobilising resources Create transparency Create a space to unite, organise and implement Conduct community needs development assessment


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY WARD Ward 53

CHALLENGES Municipality promised to send a copy of the IDP but failed to do so Municipal personnel not very knowledgeable about the IDP

Ward 58 Had trouble navigating the SARS website

Ward 60

Document is not concise No consistency with regards to accessibility

Ward 71 Slow response from ward councillor

INSIGHTS Budget allocations and how it affects the different areas within the municipality Only interaction that takes place is when service delivery is delayed Put module 1 into practice Gained insight re: organisations in community Difficulty in accessing public information

We have a diverse community Social inequality A lot of informal economic activity

APPLICATION Engage with the municipality Inform people of the IDP and how it affects them Use media and communication skills to share information about the organisations Create awareness re: challenges and opportunities


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY WARD Ward 73

CHALLENGES Interpretation of the given information Availability of ward councillor

Ward 78 None IDP was easy to obtain

Ward 79

Being sent to various places Most people do not know about their community

Ward 80 Municipal personnel not aware of the IDP Difficult getting hold of Ward Councillors

INSIGHTS Awareness of available resources that are not maximised by the community More activity in community than anticipated Shocked to see the unemployment rate and number of people on social grants as well as the money allocated to Mitchells Plain There are serious issues within the community that need to be tackled We are not focusing on what needs to be done With proper planning and strategies, the budgeted priorities could be accomplished Ward councillors should not isolate themselves from working with the whole community Attempt to achieve transparency

APPLICATION Create information-sharing platforms Start projects pioneered by young people Encouraging a united front and creating more activities

Educating community about the IDP and community challenges

Involve myself with the municipality Hosting workshops re: strategic planning


CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY WARD Ward 88

CHALLENGES Denied access to the budget

Ward 89 Current IDP was unavailable IDP is difficult to understand Ward 91 Asked to join a political party in order to receive the information

Ward 96 None Ward 98

Ward 101

The municipality personnel are stubborn and vague in terms of answers/ information Municipal personnel not aware of the IDP

INSIGHTS Gained more knowledge about my municipality Opportunity to engage with the youth Understanding how our government makes means to work for us Still have to learn more about budget allocation and spending High unemployment rate High grant dependency Youth do not attend community meetings Sanitation problems in community Unity within community Most people in the community are not informed about the activities that are happening within the community The procrastination of municipality officials re: fulfilment of duties is a problem Corruption: battle between community and municipality

APPLICATION

Information sharing Community workshops regarding budget allocations and spending

Information - sharing

Youth involvement Address community challenges Be more hands on


MATZIKAMA MUNICIPALITY Population: 67 147 Households: 18 835 Unemployment Rate: 14.00%


MATZIKAMA MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • • •

None MUNICIPALITY PERSONNEL WERE HELPFUL AND SUPPORTIVE Did not have insight into ward priorities before doing this exercise

INSIGHTS: • •

Gained more knowledge about municipality NEED TO BE MORE AWARE OF, AND ACTIVE IN, COMMUNITY MEETINGS

APPLICATION: • Information-sharing regarding the municipal budget • Monitor implementation progress of planned and budgeted projects


OUDTSHOORN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 95 933 Households: 21 910 Unemployment Rate: 25.30%


OUDTSHOORN LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Most figures within the IDP were outdated

INSIGHTS: • REALISING SOCIAL ISSUES FACING MUNICIPALITY • Realising the amount of money available for LED and community projects APPLICATION: • FOLLOW UP WITH ORGANISATIONS DEALING WITH YOUTH ISSUES AND ALCOHOL ABUSE • Engage with municipality regarding project implementation and determine opportunities to partner


THEEWATERSKLOOF LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 108 790 Households: 28 884 Unemployment Rate: 14.90%


THEEWATERSKLOOF LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • Being sent around to many different places before finding the right person INSIGHTS: • People would give you the wrong information just to get rid of you

APPLICATION: • Create awareness about the IDP and the municipality


STELLENBOSCH LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

Population: 155 733 Households: 43 420 Unemployment Rate: 15.20%


STELLENBOSCH LOCAL MUNICIPALITY CHALLENGES: • None INSIGHTS: • The power of networking APPLICATION: • To use my resources to help reach the municipality and community’s objectives


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