About this siteThe MCPP programme is currently operational in four provinces namely Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North west and Northern Cape.
This site contains a number of evidence items prepared by the MCPP programme to support the municipalities. Items can be downloaded from the downloads section.
The MCPP programmeThis site presents and describes a number of evidence/data items compiled to support local municipal planning in a number of selected municipalities. These municipalities are part of the Anglo American (AA) Municipal Capacity Development Programme (MCDP) which aims to support service delivery in these municipalities. The AA MCDP is a collaboration between AA and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA). The programme seeks to develop capability through improvement in capacity, skills and processes (soft assets), as well as through tools, facilities and infrastructure (hard assets) support.
The AA MCDP is predominantly directed at the municipalities where the AA Business Units’ operations are located. Currently, the AA MCDP is being rolled-out in the following local municipalities:
1. Fetakgomo Tubatse LM – Limpopo Province
2. Moses Kotane LM – North West
3. Musina LM – Limpopo Province
4. Mogalakwena LM – Limpopo Province
5. Blouberg LM – Limpopo Province
6. Gamagara LM – Northern Cape
7. Tsantsabane LM – Northern Cape
8. Steve Tshwete LM – Mpumalanga
9. Emalahleni LM – Mpumalanga
This particular document forms part of the process to provide Evidence Support to local municipalities (LMs) and is strongly reliant on data and their interpretation for the respective regions. The spatial evidence support provided by the AA MCDP is intended to contribute to three efforts within the programme:
• MCDP Evidence Support (the focus of this site);
• MCDP Planning Support; and,
• MCDP Connect.
Currently, municipalities need to address the DDM as well as renew their IDPs. Some LMs will undertake these planning instruments in-house while others will seek consultants to undertake these tasks on their behalf. Either way, these municipalities will require evidence-based inputs. The situation that these municipalities face is that new or updated statistical and other information can be difficult to source. Prior studies/plans also relied on data from the last census. Much of the census information is dated, which makes its usefulness to inform planning less practical. Work conducted as part of the AA MCDP included sourcing data from Statistics SA (StatsSA), as well as further processing. Supplementary information was also sourced and processed to derive settlement-related information. Furthermore, in the course of engaging with several municipalities, additional data items were requested and since these items were largely available to the CSIR team, it was included to support the relevant LMs.
MUNICIPAL CAPABILITY & PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME (MCPP)
Structure of the site.
The site contains the following items:
• Description of new spatial settlement footprint layers used for demographic information
• Residential structure growth trends and spatial distribution (a new item)
• Pages per local municipality (nine) containing the following items for download:
--- Municipal population
--- Population trend per settlement
--- Population projection
--- Population age and Gender
--- Residential building structures and trends
--- Spatial GIS files in ESRI Shapefile format for some abovementioned items