|Doing Business Reform, Update June 2020|
National Treasury's Cities
Support Programme implements the Sub-National Doing Business (SNDB) Reform
programme in partnership with the 8 Metros. This programme is a national
initiative that aligns with the reforms driven through the World Bank's annual
Doing Business (DB) Survey that takes place in 190 countries.
|City Informal Trader Webinar|
The Cities Support Programme in partnership with the World Bank Group convened a session focused on the enabling policies and regulations required to support informal trade on the 30th June 2020.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has caused great disruption to the conventional norms of work, living and movement of people. Restrictions on movements and economic activities, imposed as part of the country's Lockdown Regulations, have had a severe impact on the informal sector. This webinar sought to solicit inputs from informal trader organisations, sector and global experts and South African government representatives, to explore policy recommendations and regulations in support of informal trade.
|Industrial Park Revitalisation Seminar|
The Cities Support Programme jointly hosted an Industrial Parks Revitalisation Seminar with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and the World Bank Group (WBG) on the 8th July 2020 attended by 110 participants.
The webinar is the first of a series focusing on the strategic role and function of industrial spaces within the country in terms of national economic development and industrial strategy. The intention of the webinar was to share global best practices on the Industrial Park development and management and to understand the strategic approaches of South African industrial park managing authorities.
|City Partnerships for an Inclusive Economy: Lessons in Sustaining Solidarity" Event|
The Cities Support Programme convened a session on building solidarity for economic recovery through its Economic Strategies Facility hosted within the World Bank on the 18th June 2020. The solidarity focus emerged at the CSP's City Economic Recovery workshop held on the 15th April 2020, and has been prioritised by the metros as they grapple with their COVID-19 economic recovery planning.
|Supporting City Futures|
This book detailing the first five years of
the City Support Programme (CSP) of the national Treasury in South Africa
provides a unique insight into the conceptual, policy, institutional, and
personal labour involved in trying to tackle some of the most wicked and
intractable issues in post-Apartheid South Africa.
Link to book
Link to video
|Think-Tank on “Positioning South African Cities for a COVID-19 Economic Recovery”: |
The CSP (IGR-NT) convened a Think-Tank on "Positioning South African Cities for a COVID-19 Economic Recovery", attended by 43 participants representing government departments, city practitioners, city network organisations, academics and economic development practitioners.
|Covid-19 & Water in Metros: A National Treasury discussion about key issues and financial impact|
This CSP (IGR-NT) convened discussion was attended by 67 participants from metros, sector departments and other organisations -receiving inputs from all 8 metros on the financial impact on municipalities of water and sanitation responses to COVID-19.
|Subnational Doing Business Re-Launch Event|
The CSP (IGR-NT) convened a SNDB Re-Launch Event on the 1 – 2 October 2019 attended by 92 participants from the metros, the Presidency, National Treasury, the DTIC and programme partners. The aim of the event was re-energise the programme implemented by the metros with the support of National Treasury (CSP), the World Bank Group (WBG), the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), and the UK Prosperity Fund.
|City Economic Development Managers’ Forum Meetings|
National Treasury IGR-CSP convenes a bi-monthly City Economic Development Managers' Forum 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.