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National Treasury IGR-CSP convenes a bi-monthly City Economic Development Managers' Forum t in terms of a City Budget Forum decision to focus on city economic recovery within the COVID-19 disaster. COGTA, the DALLRD, DSBD, DTIC and SEDA all participate.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the downgrading of SA's investment grading has placed huge financial and development pressures on South African cities. There are huge demands on metros from a disaster and health perspective. All the metros are under growing pressure from business in terms of their ability to pay rates, rentals and service delivery charges and to provide information on what national support instruments are available. Metro municipalities are developing their economic responses to the crisis.
However, many of the economic support measures that businesses must access lie at national government level. As such, metro economic responses must be a collaborative inter-governmental and societal effort.
To facilitate inter-governmental co-ordination, the City Economic Development Managers' Forum will perform the following functions:
The inception meeting was held on the 14th April 2020. This meeting agreed on the objectives of the Forum. National Treasury and SEDA presented on national economic support measures that had been put in place. The cities reported on difficulties in SMMEs accessing the available support and engaged on their actions to facilitate information flows to businesses. The cities also shared their economic recovery measures that were being considered.
In the second Forum meeting held on the 28th April 2020, National Treasury provided an update on government's economic and social response and relief measures announced by the President as part of the second phase of the country's COVID-19 response. The DARDLR provided information about its R 1.2 Billion farmer support programme. A highlight in this meeting was a presentation made by the EThekwini Metro on its draft Economic Recovery Plan. The Open Data Lab also engaged the metros on support that could be provided to the metros to manage and analyse data that could assist in their economic development responses to COVID-19 and the current economic crisis.
Meeting 1 Notes of the City Economic Development Managers
22nd April 2020SA's Updated Economic and Social Support MeasuresEThekwini Economic Stimulus Plan
28nd April 2020CBF Economic RecoveryMeeting 2 Notes of the City Economic Development Managers
12th May 2020DSBD Covid-19 response PresentationEconomic Recovery through SNDB - CEDFIUDF PresentationNotes of the City Economic Development Managers
26th May 2020
Notes of the City Economic Development ManagersDSBD Covid-19 SMME Response ProgsAnnexure A City ED Managers' Forum MuralAnnexure B COVID 19 Relief SummaryAnnexure C DTIC City ED Managers ForumAnnexure D Productivity SAAnnexure E CoT Economic Recovery Reponse PlanAnnexure F WBG Presentation to CEDM Forum
9th June 2020
City ED Managers Forum 9 June 2020 Meeting SummaryDTIC ENTITIES COVID19 SUPPORTEconomic OpportunitiesIDCSSTManagement Committee and NEF Staff NEF Response to COVID19 Pandemic
23rd June 2020
Mural-EDM forum 23 June -Deepening inter-governmental co-ord
7th July 2020
Clusters_Ethekwini_ NT CSP PresentationCOVID 19 Business Recovery UpdateDAC_WGAandB - Phase 3 Session 1Economic_Impact_Of_COVID19_on_the SA_Automotive_SectorMural City Economic Recovery Planning- Deep Dive into the Auto SectorNAAMSA State of the Auto IndustryNT ED MNGRS FORUM 7 JULY 2020
22nd July 2020
BUILDING A SOCIETY THAT WORKSEDMF Mural Codesigning PEPs
For further information contact:
Karen Harrison: CSP-NT