NPWP & POLICY BRANCH Strategic Planning Workshop for Public Works Portfolio Committee 12 – 15 March 2006
Contents of the Presentation • Strategic objectives of the Branch; • Construction Industry Transformation; • National Construction Week (NCW); • Skills Development Programme; • Forum of SADC Public Works Ministers; • Property Industry Transformation; • Disposal Policy; • Emerging Sector Programmes; • Verification Exercise • ASGISA
Strategic Objectives • a) To provide strategic leadership to the Construction and Property Industries to promote sustainable economic growth, transformation and development. • b) To provide a custodial function for the property portfolio the Department is responsible for; and • c) To address poverty and unemployment through the Expanded Public Works Programme.
Construction Industry Transformation • Transformation of the Industry Construction Charter:- - Text and Scorecard finalised (September 2004) - Handed over and accepted by Minister - To be signed off by all stakeholders (17/03/06) - Process underway to set up the charter council.
National Construction Week (NCW) • National Construction Week:- To promote the image of the industry through: - exposing youth to exciting opportunities in the industry; - platform for stakeholders to celebrate opportunities & achievements. Cooperation between public and private enterprises involved in the industry
National Construction Week (NCW) • NCW 2006 Campaign - to change the image of the industry - to create awareness of wide range of careers opportunities to aspiring professionals & artisans - to encourage skills development & retention - to celebrate achievements – people, institutions, processes and innovation
National Construction Week (NCW) • Buy-in: - National, provincial and local government, organised labour, NEDLAC, Research & Standards Bodies - Professions, employer & volunteer associations - Material supplier bodies - Financial institutions - International & Development Organisations & Donors
National Construction Week (NCW) • Marketing, PR, Media, Advertising: • Radio & TV adverts in five languages • Website • All forms of media (national & provincial) to receive Newsflash of events in their Provinces • Call Centre Service to enable companies & schools without access to internet to log in their event information and obtain event information
Skills Development Programme • MSD: - 40 post-matriculants were selected for the 2006 intake - Selected using DPW & SANDF selection criteria • 2014 Youth Foundation: - 3 pilot schools in 2005: WC, LM, Mpuma - Roll-out to 3 additional: FS, EC, NC
Skills Development Programme • Total of 72 youths now on the programme • Programme entails: - competition to design projects for development of their schools (2005) - new design projects to be completed by the start of NCW in July 2006; • Industry support: finance for winning project, bursaries, mentors.
Forum of SADC DPW • Status quo report on the SADC industry finalised • Terms of Reference finalised • Draft programme developed (to be discussed with Minister) • Conference on 24 -25/04/06
Property Industry Transformation • Property Charter: - Charter accepted by stakeholders - Submitted and accepted by Minister - Charter to be signed by all stakeholders on 17/03/06 - Plans to establish Charter Council underway
Disposal Policy • Context: - Biggest portfolio – platform for service delivery; - Cost of management of unutilised assets high - Disposal backlog - Opportunities: • Property Charter
Disposal Policy • Constraints (PPPFA (90/10; 80/20) principles • DPW policy: • to guide officials on sales, donations, letting, or exchange, PPP, transfer between spheres of government, unsolicited bids, disposal to govt officials and public office bearers, etc; • adjudication guidelines: • overall target 70% of the property value or Level 4 contributor in terms of the Property charter.
Disposal Policy • Process - Policy & adjudication mechanisms developed - Discussions with DPE to consolidate DPW and SOE disposal documents for uniformity among govt agencies - Joint Cabinet memo to be submitted asap - This policy has been discussed with Provincial Public Works and will be promoted to other custodians
Emerging Contractor Development Programme (ECDP) • Dept continues to support emerging contractors. A review of the existing ECDP conducted in 2004 highlight some weaknesses in our ECDP such as - access to finance - effectiveness of support programmes - capacity issues, etc • The dept has since realigned its programme to focus it more on developmental and training issues through learnership programme supported by CETA.
Contractor Incubator Programme (CIP) • To further accelerate the development of emerging contractors, a CIP programme was developed to focus on contractors managing projects from R1m to R30m. • Since inception, a total of 81 contractors were selected to be on database of pre-selected contractors for CIP.
Contractor Incubator Programme (CIP) • These contractors were subjected to a verification process to confirm their BEE status. • The result of this exercise was: • 69 were confirmed to be BEE • 9 did no respond • 3 were non BEE. Thus: 69 contractors are on the CIP database of which 22 (31.8%) are women. The available space (11) may be filled by women contractors.
Contractor Incubator Programme (CIP) • A total of 170 Projects ranging from R1m to R30m have been identities for the CIP. • At least 30% of these will target women owned construction companies. • Mentors will be identified to support the contractors.
Women In Property • The Dept has supported the establishment of an association for women in property. • A dedicated official has been appointed and accommodation and equipment have been provided. • The Dept is in the process of appointing an Manager for a period of three years. • Targets for women-owned enterprises and individuals have been set in all empowerment programmes of the Dept
Women in Construction • The Dept continues to support women owned construction enterprises. • As mentioned above, over 30% of enterprises on the CIP are women owned – this figure may increase to at least 40%. • The projects identified for this year (170) are enough to support most of these enterprises
Emerging Landlord Programme • Opportunity: leasing annual budget of about R1,3m • More leases running on month-to-month basis or short term • Emerging landlord programme to be developed to promote BEE • Discussions underway with financial institutions to develop accessible financial facilities for emerging landlords (ABSA, Nedbank)
Verification exercise • Progress: - MOU between NPA & DPW being finalised for DPW to fund & for NPA to authourise investigation - have started preliminary investigations - getting contracts from regions and affidavits - PriceWaterhouse Coopers to do forensic audit
ASGISA • Govt infrastructure spend of R370bn • Women under represented in most sectors • Fact-finding mission to UAE in Feb initiated by DP’s office • Reason for choosing UAE: two Emirates visited are some of the fastest growing cities in the world, 12% of the world cranes are in Dubai, large scale projects.
ASGISA • Concrete officer from SA House: - placement of 100 women - sectors: infrastructure development, finance, hospitality - to start work on 1 April 2006 - Period: 6 – 12 months
ASGISA • Package: return tickets, accommodation, allowance, medical assurance, transport • Recruitment: Received 502 applications, shorlisted 176, selected 100 women • Orientation workshop 17 – 19/03/06 • Departure 24/03/06
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