NAME OF THE DEPARTMENT                                            : DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SPATIAL PLANNING

  NAME OF EXECUTIVE MANAGER        : Vacant  

  CONTACT PERSONS                  : Ms A Whyte 039 797 6748 / 079 2879 593

 :  Mr S Madikizela 039 797 6642 /082 097 9946

  DEPARTMENTAL OVERVIEW

 The Department of Economic Development and Spatial Planning is a newly establishment department, formally established in the 2018/2019 Financial Year together with the appointment of an Executive Manager as Head of Department. The reengineered Vision of the Municipality adopted in its 2017/2018 gave emphasis for the establishment of the Department to Champion the realisation of the vision.

 LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISON:

 RESPONSIBLE MANAGER:  Ms A Whyte 039 797 6748 / 079 2879 593

 Core Functions:

  •     Local Business Support and Development  
  • Economic Sectorial development (i.e. Agriculture and the value chain associated, Tourism and its link with agriculture and culture, etc) and Investment Attraction
  • Entrepreneurial Development
  • Development of Workforce
  • Community Development and Financial Support

SPATIAL PLANNING, HUMAN SETTLEMENTS AND BUILDING CONTROL DIVISION

 RESPONSIBLE MANAGER   :   Mr S Madikizela 039 797 6642 /082 097 9946

Core Functions

Spatial Planning-

  •       Processing of Development Applications and Out-doors Advertising
  •        Building Control Services  
  •        Building Plan Processing and Enforcement of National Building Regulations

 Human Settlements-

  •  Implementation of Human Settlements 
  • Property Management
  •  Management of Municipal Facilities

 Geographic Information System (GIS)

  •  Mapping and Spatial Data Collection and Update