2017

  Buffalo City Metro Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Buffalo City Metro Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Buffalo City Metro Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the Metro has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Chris Hani District Municipality Socio-Econimic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Chris Hani District Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Chris Hani District Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Emalahleni Local Municipality Socio Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Emalahleni Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Emalahleni Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Engcobo Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outllook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Engcobo Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Engcobo Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Enoch Mgijima Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Intsika Yethu Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Intsika Yethu Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Intsika Yethu Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Inxuba Yethemba Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Elundini Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Elundini Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Elundini Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Joe Gqabi District Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Joe Gqabi District Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Joe Gqabi District Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Senqu Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Senqu Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Senqu Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Walter Sisulu Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Walter Sisulu Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Walter Sisulu Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of King Sabata Dalindyebo Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Mhlontlo Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Mhlontlo Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Mhlontlo Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Ngquza Hill Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Ngquza Hill Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Ngquza Hill Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Nyandeni Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Nyandeni Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Nyandeni Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  OR Tambo District Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in O. R. Tambo District Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of O. R. Tambo District Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from analysis compiled by IHS Information and Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided the HIS Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Information and Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Port St Johns Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Port St Johns Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Port St Johns Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Blue Crane Route Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Blue Crane Route Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Blue Crane Route Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Dr Beyers Naude Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Kouga Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2107
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Kouga Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Kouga Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Koukamma Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Koukamma Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Koukamma Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Makana Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Makana Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Makana Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Ndlambe Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Ndlambe Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Ndlambe Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Sarah Baartman District Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Sarah Baartman District Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Sarah Baartman District Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Sundays River Valley Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Sundays River Valley Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Sundays River Valley Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Sakhisizwe Local Municipality Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Sakhisizwe Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Sakhisizwe Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Mnquma Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Mnquma Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Mnquma Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Ngqushwa Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Ngqushwa Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Ngqushwa Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Raymond Mhlaba Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Mbhashe Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook, 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Mbhashe Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Mbhashe Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Alfred Nzo District Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report reflects on the current socio-economic trends in Alfred Nzo District Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. Reports for all district and local municipalities are available in the Information Centre. read more

  Matatiele Local Municipalitiy Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Matatiele Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Matatiele Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from analysis compiled by IHS Information and Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided the HIS Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Information and Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Mbizana Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Mbizana Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Mbizana Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Ntabankulu Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Ntabankulu Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Ntabankulu Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Umzimvubu Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Umzimvubu Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Amahlati District Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Amahlathi Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Amahlathi Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Amathole District Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 25, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Amathole District Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Amathole District Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Great Keil Local Municipality Socio-Economic Review and Outlook 2017
August 24, 2017
The report seeks to reflect on the current socio-economic developments in Great Kei Local Municipality with the view of providing a strong conceptual and empirical basis for policy-making, especially in turbulent times such as these. It provides the demographic patterns, labour dynamics, economic developments, and other socio economic indices related to the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. These indices highlight performance and trends of selected development indicators and set the basis for planning, action prioritisation to improve the lives of people in the local municipality. The report can serve as a diagnostic document that articulates key questions which should be addressed by a long-term plan and strategy for the development of Great Kei Local Municipality. Trend analysis in this report shows the extent to which the District has recovered from the economic meltdown in 2009. This report draw heavily from the analysis compiled by IHS Global Insight. It uses both the data provided by the IHS Regional Explorer and the analysis provided in the Rex Publisher. Additional information was drawn from the International Monetary Funds (IMF) for global economic outlook and Statistics South Africa (Census 2011 Census and 2016 Community Survey) for demographic data. Statistics South Africa, the official data provider does not provide labour and economic statistics at local and districts levels. Therefore, the document drew labour and economic data from IHS Global Insight (IHS, 2017). read more

  Labour market trend analysis - 1st quarter of 2017
June 01, 2017
In 2017Q1, employment in the Eastern Cape has been largely driven by the tertiary sector contributing 71.4%, followed by secondary sector contributing 22.5% and then followed by primary sector contributing 6.0% to the total employment. Among the key sectors that contributed to employment in the Eastern Cape in 2017Q1 was community and social services accounting 25.2%, followed by trade which accounts 22.5%, construction accounting 11.7% and Finance accounting 11.2%. The manufacturing sector has slipped from being the fourth contributor to employment in the Eastern Cape to being the fifth contributor towards employment, contributing (10.3%). read more

  Leveraging ICT to increase productivity in the agricultural sector and stimulate rural development
March 01, 2017
Agriculture is an alluring business which should be embraced with the latest technology. This can be done in almost all farming activities. It will reduce labour requirements and ensure safety of humans in otherwise dangerous activities. This paper discusses some applications of information and communication technology in agriculture. These applications will help in rural development by changing the economic status of rural people. Some specific application areas are discussed. These are land management, animal management, crop management, plant disease detection and irrigation management. The study explores some areas where further development and applications are needed especially in South Africa. It is concluded that adaptation of sophisticated information and communication technologies in agriculture can be advantageous in enhancing food security in South Africa, Africa and the world at large. The decrease in labour in many areas of agriculture can be substituted with relevant technologies. The paper is concluded with the list of further research areas in the use of ICT in agriculture especially in South Africa. read more

  Provincial Econmic Growth (3Q2016)
February 10, 2017
The Quarterly Review of Gross Domestic Product provide economic trend analysis for the Eastern Cape. The third quarter 2016 release focuses on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the Eastern Cape (EC) and South Africa, based on data from StatSA and Quantec Reserach. read more

  Eastern Cape economic review quarter 1&2 2016
January 04, 2017
The Eastern Cape Economic Review provides a bi-annual economic overview of the performance of the Eastern Cape economy. The intention is for readers to be taken on a guided tour of the latest ‘facts and figures’ of the provincial economy. The publication provides a concise but broad overview of the provincial socio-economic landscape. The data used is from a range of sources, but mostly from Statistics South Africa and the South African Reserve Bank. At times, regionally forecasted data is drawn from Quantec and Global Insights databases. Every effort has been made to provide the reader with the latest data available. read more

2016

  Perspectives on Eastern Cape Industrialization
December 06, 2016
Working paper 20, “Perspectives on Eastern Cape Industrialisation”, is part of a body of work developed by ECSECC over many years on industrialisation in the Eastern Cape. This Working Paper reviews the provincial and national manufacturing industry and places this in a global context. It focuses on three industrial segments of particular relevance to Eastern Cape: advanced agriculture, transport equipment and non-automotive manufacturing. read more

  Provincial Labour Market (2Q2016)
November 01, 2016
The aim of the publication is to analyse the latest developments in the Eastern Cape labour market based on date from Statistics South Africa’s Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) for the second quarter of 2016. read more

  Provincial Economic Growth (2Q2016)
November 01, 2016
The Quarterly Review of Gross Domestic Product provide economic trend analysis for the Eastern Cape. The second quarter 2016 release focuses on the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for the Eastern Cape (EC) and South Africa, based on data from StatSA and Quantec Reserach. read more

  ECSECC Annual Report 2015-2016
August 31, 2016
The 2015/16 financial year was another successful year for the entity in the quest to implement its five year Strategic Plan as approved by the Executive Authority and the Eastern Cape Legislature. The last financial year also marked the 20th Anniversary of ECSECC as a leader in development planning in the Eastern Cape. The annual report outlines ECSECCs achievements and projects. ECSECC’s focus in the year under review was to support execution planning and cascading of the Provincial Development Plan (PDP) to local government. Another major focus was the development of the provincial infrastructure plan in line with the PDP objectives and the National Infrastructure Plan. read more

  Trade and Ports Movement in the Eastern Cape
August 02, 2016
The report provides a detailed trend analysis (2004-2014) of selected key trade related statistics for the Eastern Cape. It focuses on global regional trade flows,provincial and district trade flows. It shows the top 10 growing targed products, and the top 10 export and import markets for the Eastern Cape. The report also looks at the ports movement in South Africa with specific focus on the Eastern Cape ports for the period 1Q2013 to 1Q2015. read more

  Highlights of the community survey
July 15, 2016
The survey captures changes in structure and movement of the population. It provides information on population size; age and sex composition; labour force composition; the changing patterns of rural/urban movement and concentration, education and health; geographic distribution and housing characteristics; and other facilities that have bearing on the social aspects of housing. read more

  A pespective on the 2015 Eastern Cape matric results
February 01, 2016
The intention of this report is to engage with wide range of stakeholders in education, namely teachers, students, department officials, community activists, trade unions, parents and the general public on what the 2015 matric results mean. Data from National Senior Certificate(NSC) technical report (2015) and from the provincial, district and school level results is provided to show a range of performance variables. These overview provide a basis on which to present analysis of results. read more

2015

  ECSECC Annual Report 2014-2015
August 31, 2015
In this annual report organisational and programmes performance information for the period of 2014-2015 is outlined. Human Resource Management focus areas, Organisational governance and Financial information Management is reported. read more

  Rural enterprise partnerships
August 24, 2015
This is a case study of Essential Amathole, a community based agricultural enterprise established to contribute towards poverty reduction among rural communities. The study effectively demonstrated the feasibility of mitigating the impact of unemployment and the prevailing depressed socio-economic conditions in poor rural communities through strategic partnerships in agricultural enterprise development using essential oils plants...This working paper provides a brief overview of South Africa and global essential oils industry. It presents findings from the trials and feasibility studies and outlines the successes and challenges encountered by Essential Amathole since 2007. read more

  Baseline Study on the FET College Lecturer Skills
July 01, 2015
This research report examines the profile of lecturers in the Eastern Cape. Part A describe the background and methodology to the research. Part B documents and comments on the findings of the research of lecturers in both the workplace and teaching. Part C summarises the findings and draws conclusions for developing a system for college lecturer development (or VTE) in the public FET college sector in the Eastern Cape. read more

  Potential role of micro business and entrepreneurs in the Eastern Cape informal sector
June 01, 2015
ECSECCs latest report on informal business shows significant decline in formal employment and increase in informal employment. The report shows that for every 100 people employed in the Eastern Cape’s formal sector in 1995, there were 14 fewer people in 2013. However, for every 100 people employed in the Eastern Cape’s informal sector in 1995, there were 64 additional people in 2013. read more

  Izifundo
April 01, 2015
The newsletter speaks about the broad subject of multiligual education and features policy and literacy development as themes. The intention of this newsletter is to spark further discussion and debate on the subject of realising bi/multilingual education. Contents include School Language Policy, Training Teachers, Community Libraries and Reading Clubs. read more

  Perspective on the Eastern Cape 2014 Matric Results
March 23, 2015
This report provides a perspective on the Eastern Cape 2014 matric results.It captures the performance of the 66 935 candidates who wrote the National Senior Certificate after twelve years of schooling. This report presents a statistical overview of the 2014 matric results, explore factors possibly affecting the results and suggests a response to issues affecting education. read more

  Joe Gqabi District Municipality Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  OR Tambo District Municipality Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Chris Hani District Municipality Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Amathole District Municipality Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Cacadu District Municipality Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Buffalo City Metro Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Alfred Nzo District Municipality Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

  Eastern Cape Socio Economic Profile 2014
March 02, 2015
The District Socio-Economic Review serves an important niche in providing contextualised and localised information for LED and IDP practitioners. The publication presents accurate and detailed analysis of economic trends in line with the National and Provincial Development Plans. It covers a ten year review (2003 – 2013) on a variety of topics, including: development goals, economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour market, crime levels, access to services, infrastructure, health and other development indicators. The aim of the report is to assist public and private sectors in making informed and strategic decisions. The publication is available at ECSECC website (www.ecsecc.org), and it is supplemented by an up to date socio-economic database, that includes demographic, labour, access to services, economic, and development indicators. read more

2014

Provincial Development Plan
October 27, 2014
In October 2014, the province adopted the Vision 2030 Provincial Development Plan. The province's long-term development strategy is built on a focused set of goals, interventions and programmes. While these are informed by the country's overall development vision in the NDP and related policies and strategy, the province has tailored the national directives to respond to its regional circumstances. There are five related goals set out for the PDP, all accommodating a rural development bias that is intended to address the spatial and structural imbalances highlighted as a critical challenge for the Eastern Cape. read more

  Eastern Cape provincial development plan (PDP)
October 31, 2014
Eastern Cape provincial development plan (PDP) is made up of two parts. Part 1 is an overview of the PDP, presenting the plan in summary. It sets out the key challenges to be addressed, the principles underpinning the plan, the thrust of the provincial development agenda in terms of goals and objectives to be pursued, the pivotal priorities that the plan hinges on, as well as targets and milestones to be achieved over the three medium terms to 2030 (2020, 2025 and 2030). It also sets out the plan’s implementation arrangements, and risks to be minded. Part 1 can be read as a stand-alone overview to provide readers with a reasonable understanding of the province’s development path. For those wanting to explore the PDP in more detail, Part 2 provides this detail. Part 2 consists of six chapters: ? The first chapter makes a case for why the Eastern Cape should prioritise rural development. It sets out the rationale for such bias, the key challenges to be addressed, an approach to doing rural development, as well as a proposition on institutional arrangements. ? The next five chapters then address each of the five main goals of the plan. Against each goal are set out objectives and strategic actions that respond to particular challenges identified, or actions that will deliver certain desired ends. read more

  Perspective on the Eastern Cape 2013 matric results
October 22, 2014
This report provides a perspective on the Eastern Cape 2013 Matric results. It captures the performance of the 72 138 candidates who wrote the National Senior Certificate after twelve years of schooling. The report draws data from the National Senior Certificate (NSC). To amplify certain results and seek explanation an Annual National Assessment is drawn. The results shows that although the Eastern Cape has improved the Grade 12 pass rate from 50.6 % in 2008 to 64.9% in 2013, its achievement remains the lowest in the country. The report presents a statistical overview of the 2013 Matric results; explore factors possibly affecting the results and suggests a response to issues affecting education. read more

  ECSECC annual report 2013-2014
September 01, 2014
ECSECC’s focus during 2013/14 was to supportstrategic projects and industrial policy measures that serve to promote industrialization to reposition the Eastern Cape in a new national growth trajectory. During the year under review, ECSECC operated on seven programmatic fronts. Highlights from the year include: A stable board and functional subcommittees that met regularly and provided a solid governance platform for the organization to deliver on its mandate; A clean audit opinion from the Auditor General; Development of the Diagnostic Report for the Eastern Cape Planning Commission; Packaging of the Wild Coast Development Corridor Initiative, undertaking baseline research, and developing a Wild Coast Integrated Programme Plan as well as facilitating pre-summits and the summit to launch the programme; Co-ordinating and establishing structures around the SIPS projects as well as developing briefings reports on the work and progress made to implement Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission infrastructure projects; Supporting Provincial Treasury and Planning with the diagnostic phase of the 2030 Vision process; Providing support amongst others to the following municipalities: Nelson Mandela Bay , Chris Hani, OR Tambo, Cacadu and Buffalo City; Supporting the Eastern Cape NGO Coalition; Leadership support to organized labour and civil society; Strategic planning support to ECSECC stakeholders including provincial departments and the legislature; and Secretariat and strategic support to the HRD Council and Eastern Cape AIDS Council. read more

  Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City Metros
March 11, 2014
This study is intended to consider economic aspects of the life of the two proclaimed metro governments in the Eastern Cape, Nelson Mandela Bay and Buffalo City which have Port Elizabeth and East London as their core urban focal points. read more

  Backward capitalism in rural South Africa
March 11, 2014
This working paper begins with a brief historical discussion of recent international and national macroeconomic trends, before focussing on its manin theme by providing a more disaggregated discussion of forces of production in rural South Africa and of the performance of the agricultural sector at the national and sub-sectoral levels. It will be argued that the long-term lack of dynamism of capitalist development in South Africa as a whole is reflected in and helps to explain failures of rural development; these failures have resulted in acute suffering in, for example, the Eastern Cape, where the barriers to dynamic capitalist growth remain particularly high, (although not insurmountable). The most disaggregated examples of crop and farm-specific failure are taken from the Eastern Cape, but the ambitious aim is to provide arguments that are relevant to most rural areas in South Africa, as well as a few arguments that may be relevant to macroeconomic policy making. read more

2013

  Resolutions from African National Congress 53rd national conference 2012 held in Mangaung
October 11, 2013
The ANC 53rd Conference passed resolutions on Organisational Renewal, Economic Transformation, Peace and Stability, Communication and the Battle of Ideas, Social Transformation, Legislature and Governance, International Relations, Education and Health , Fundraising . This document provide useful ammunition in the on-going struggle for a better life for all. read more

  Chris Hani District Municipality industry notes
October 10, 2013
The purpose of the visits was to assist in: • Understanding the impact of the economic crisis in the Eastern Cape • Better understanding the nature of industry sub-sectors • Understanding challenges faced by industry • Developing a provincial response to the global economic crisis • Mapping out processes continuing from the Rapid Response Coordinating Committee (RRCC) counter-crisis process, originally run by the MEC with ECSECC as secretariat. read more

  Forestry tour
July 01, 2013
The purpose of the industry tour was to assist in understanding the impact of the economic crisis in the Eastern Cape, better understanding the nature of industry sub-sectors, understanding challenges faced by industry, developing a provincial response to.. Sinawo, Mkhambathi, Lambasi Forests, PG Bison Particle Board Plant in Ugie. read more

  Eastern Cape socio economic atlas 2012
February 04, 2013
Eastern Cape socio economic atlas 2012 read more

  Eastern Cape tourism master plan 2009-2014
January 19, 2013
Eastern Cape tourism master plan 2009-2014 read more

2012

  Joe Gqabi district municipality (JGDM) development indicators 2012
November 28, 2012
This report contains development indicators for Joe Gqabi District for the period 2000 to 2010. Indicators are provided for economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour force, crime, infrastructure and services and health.The aim of the report is to provide up-to date information than can be utilised by municipalities, government departments, consultants and others in driving socio-economic planning and development in the regions of the Eastern Cape.The narrative report compares Joe Gqabi with the Eastern Cape and South Africa. Attached to the report are summary tables for the district, local municipalities and the Eastern Cape. These summary tables provide statistics “at your fingertips” for a range of indicators.The report was commissioned by ECSECC and developed by Quantec. Unless otherwise is stated, this report uses data from the Quantec database. The Quantec database utilises the 2006 election demarcation boundaries. read more

  Amathole district municipality (ADM) development indicators 2012
November 28, 2012
This report contains development indicators for Amathole municipality for the period 2000 to 2010. Indicators are provided for economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour force, crime, infrastructure and services and health.The aim of the report is to provide up-to date information than can be utilised by municipalities, government departments, consultants and others in driving socio-economic planning and development in the regions of the Eastern Cape.The narrative report compares Amathole municipality with the Eastern Cape and South Africa. Attached to the report are summary tables for the district, local municipalities and the Eastern Cape. These summary tables provide statistics “at your fingertips” for a range of indicators.The report was commissioned by ECSECC and developed by Quantec. Unless otherwise is stated, this report uses data from the Quantec database. The Quantec database utilises the 2006 election demarcation boundaries. read more

  Alfred Nzo district municipality (ANDM) development indicators 2012
November 28, 2012
This report contains development indicators for Alfred Nzo municipality for the period 2000 to 2010. Indicators are provided for economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour force, crime, infrastructure and services and health.The aim of the report is to provide up-to date information than can be utilised by municipalities, government departments, consultants and others in driving socio-economic planning and development in the regions of the Eastern Cape.The narrative report compares Alfred Nzo district municipality with the Eastern Cape and South Africa. Attached to the report are summary tables for the district, local municipalities and the Eastern Cape. These summary tables provide statistics “at your fingertips” for a range of indicators.The report was commissioned by ECSECC and developed by Quantec. Unless otherwise is stated, this report uses data from the Quantec database. The Quantec database utilises the 2006 election demarcation boundaries. read more

  Cacadu district municipality (CDM) development indicators 2012
November 28, 2012
This report contains development indicators for Cacadu district municipality for the period 2000 to 2010. Indicators are provided for economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour force, crime, infrastructure and services and health.The aim of the report is to provide up-to date information than can be utilised by municipalities, government departments, consultants and others in driving socio-economic planning and development in the regions of the Eastern Cape.The narrative report compares Cacadu district district municipality with the Eastern Cape and South Africa. Attached to the report are summary tables for the district, local municipalities and the Eastern Cape. These summary tables provide statistics “at your fingertips” for a range of indicators.The report was commissioned by ECSECC and developed by Quantec. Unless otherwise is stated, this report uses data from the Quantec database. The Quantec database utilises the 2006 election demarcation boundaries. read more

  Chris Hani district municipality(CHDM) development indicators 2012
November 28, 2012
This report contains development indicators for Chris Hani district municipality for the period 2000 to 2010. Indicators are provided for economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour force, crime, infrastructure and services and health.The aim of the report is to provide up-to date information than can be utilised by municipalities, government departments, consultants and others in driving socio-economic planning and development in the regions of the Eastern Cape.The narrative report compares Chris Hani district municipality with the Eastern Cape and South Africa. Attached to the report are summary tables for the district, local municipalities and the Eastern Cape. These summary tables provide statistics “at your fingertips” for a range of indicators.The report was commissioned by ECSECC and developed by Quantec. Unless otherwise is stated, this report uses data from the Quantec database. The Quantec database utilises the 2006 election demarcation boundaries. read more

  Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality (BCMM) development indicators 2012
November 28, 2012
This report contains development indicators for Buffalo City Metro municipality for the period 2000 to 2010. Indicators are provided for economic growth and transformation, demographics, poverty and income, labour force, crime, infrastructure and services and health.The aim of the report is to provide up-to date information than can be utilised by municipalities, government departments, consultants and others in driving socio-economic planning and development in the regions of the Eastern Cape.The narrative report compares Buffalo City Metro municipality with the Eastern Cape and South Africa. Attached to the report are summary tables for the district, local municipalities and the Eastern Cape. These summary tables provide statistics “at your fingertips” for a range of indicators.The report was commissioned by ECSECC and developed by Quantec. Unless otherwise is stated, this report uses data from the Quantec database. The Quantec database utilises the 2006 election demarcation boundaries. read more

  ECSECC annual report 2011/12
September 19, 2012
The purpose of this report is to inform our stakeholders of our work over the year. This report can be read in conjunction with our detailed 2011/12 Annual Performance Report, which was submitted to the Eastern Cape Legislature. read more

  Overview of the finance and insurance sector in the Eastern Cape 2010
August 02, 2012
This report presents an overview of recent trends and development in the finance and insurance sector. The structure of the finance and insurance sector is analysed to determine the backward and forward linkages in the finance and insurance sector and to ascertain the sector's cyclical sensitivity. Over the recent years, economic growth and employment has been seen in the services sectors including finance and business services. read more

  Eastern Cape Development Indicators 2012
July 10, 2012
Eastern Cape Development Indicators 2012 read more

  Job strategy
July 06, 2012
This document sets out to identify the cause and extent of the Jobs Crisis experienced by the Eastern Cape Province and to provide and to provide an indication of how the Provincial Government intends responding to the crisis. It addresses five pillars namely:- retain existing jobs, stimulate new jobs in priority sectors,build the EC social economy, increase the pace of provincial economic infrastructure investments in critical areas, radically improve the EC skills development process... read more

  Eastern Cape Provincial strategic plan for HIV& AIDS
July 06, 2012
Eastern Cape Provincial strategic plan for HIV& AIDS read more

  Advancing democracy,growth and development
June 28, 2012
The rural development summit is a milestone in qualitatively enhancing and practically realising the vision contained in the reconstruction and development programme (RDP), the provincial growth and development strategy (PGDS) and a whole range..Report on the Rural Development Summit held at Umtata on the 05 -06 October 2000 read more

  Mainstreaming gender into the PDGP
June 27, 2012
This paper, serves as a proposal on how HIV/AIDS can be integrated or mainstreamed into the Provincial Growth and Development Plan. Though some attempts are made in filing the gaps noted in the draft strategy and programme documents thus far, the primary focus of this document is to highlight the existing responses, make proposals on how HIV/AIDS can be better mainstreaming within the programmes and projects of the PGDP, looks at how best the monitoring and evaluation of the PGDP with respect to HIV/AIDS can be conducted, and identify areas of further consideration. read more

  Planning for policy implimentation and delivery of services
June 27, 2012
This study was commissioned by the Director -General in the Office of the Premier of the Eastern Cape through the Project Management unit read more

  Manufacturing in the PGDP
June 27, 2012
The aim of the study is to outline the Department of Trade and Industry in 2002 ,this was integrated in manufacturing strategy and will constitute a collective goverment position and co-ordinate a set of actions across goverment read more

  PGDP assessement
June 26, 2012
The study found the number of initiatives that implimented the provincial growth and development programme,in order to enhance public sector trasformation and institutional perfomence.It was however clear from the perfomence data gathered that inspite of read more

  Building the platform for long term growth and development
June 26, 2012
The aim of this report is to outline the strategic thrust and programatic content of the short to medium range PGDP interventions for the MTEF 2004-2007.Its covers the intervention requirement in the understanding of the context of the programmes for the read more

  Overview of the construction sector in the Eastern Cape 2010
June 01, 2012
This report presents an overview of recent trends and developments in the construction sector in South Africa and the Eastern Cape. The report focuses on backward and forward linkages within the construction sector as infrastructure also has great multipliers to the rest of the economy. read more

  Income assets and poverty in the Eastern Cape
May 22, 2012
The study collected data from a representative sample in the province. The information collected provides a comprehensive overview of many aspects of the quality of life in the Eastern Cape. This study develops and analyses a money-metric measure of poverty (poverty conceptualized as being related to income and consumption), a household infrastructure index based on access to services and facilities and a household circumstances index based on the socio-economic characteristics of the household read more

  Overview of the vehicle
May 09, 2012
This report presents recent trends and development in the automotive sector. The automotive sector is the anchor of the manufacturing sector in the Eastern Cape. The Eastern Cape automotive industry is located in Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and East London, and is dominated by three vehicles assemblers(Mercedes Ben, formerly known as Daimler Chrysler Delta Corporation and Volkswagen with at least an additional 50 or so large companies. read more

  Eastern Cape Provincial Jobs Strategy
May 07, 2012
Eastern Cape Provincial Jobs Strategy document present the Provincial Government of the Eastern Cape's understanding of the present provincial jobs and skills and on the basis to outline an approach to tackling the job and skills crises read more

  South African automotive sector in transition
March 09, 2012
The launch of the Cluster constitues a significan milestone in placing the auto sector in the province on a higher and more sustainable growth path. By 2020 the impact of the cluster should be felt in increased volumes, output, jobs and share of the global market. Having local presence and national resonance, the cluster will enable quicker, more strategic and responsive engagement between public and private sector role players... read more

  Four accords
March 01, 2012
This pamphlet is published by ECSECC as a contribution to discussion and debate around economic development and job creation in the Eastern Cape read more

  Overview of the telecommunications
January 05, 2012
The report presents the latest developments in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology(TMT) sector. The analysis covers a wide range of the TMT sector's trends on the cellurar (mobile phone) and fixed-line (telephone and fax)market , telecommunication tariffs, internet and broadband. read more

2011

  Toward ten years of freedom 1994-2003
July 21, 2011
Toward ten years of freedom 1994-2003 read more

  Service delivery and living conditions in the Eastern Cape
July 06, 2011
This report presents selected findings from the Statistics South Africa General Household Survey 2010 (GHS). The purpose of this report is to measure progress in service delivery in the Eastern Cape and to rank the living conditions and the quality of service delivered to households in the Eastern Cape. read more

  Rural transport framework strategy
June 24, 2011
Rural transport framework strategy read more

  Eastern Cape rural transport strategy
June 23, 2011
Eastern Cape rural transport strategy read more

  Strategy framework for growth and development 2004-2014
May 24, 2011

  Planning handbook for Eastern Cape local authorities
May 16, 2011
Planning handbook for Eastern Cape local authorities read more

  Cooperatives in the Eastern Cape: struggling for survival and sustainability
March 29, 2011
Though economically small in South Africa, the cooperatives movement has enormous potential or building sustainable livelihoods in historically disadvantaged communities. Too little is known of cooperatives in the Eastern Cape so this baseline study was carried out in order to develop a strategy for improved support to cooperatives. Cooperatives surveyed involved in agriculture, services, arts and crafts and manufacturing. Registration, organization, membership and funding has been surveyed and the role of the state or local government discussed. The need for specific mentoring, education, training and assistance with access to markets is identified. The majority of cooperatives are self initiated but operating at low levels and struggling to survive. The report concludes with recommendations for the way ahead. read more

  The political economy of HIV and AIDS in the Eastern Cape
March 24, 2011
The Eastern Cape AIDS Council (ECAC) facilitated a conference on the Political Economy of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape from 7-9 of March 2010. The conference came to grips with some of the major social, economic and political aspects that drive the HIV/AIDS read more

  Benchmarking study on municipalities in mining industry
March 01, 2011
As part of the support to Makana Municipality, ECSECC working paper was commissioned as a Mining Benchmarking Study to advise the Municipality on best practice approaches and institutional arrangements utilised by South African municipalities engaged in successful mining in it. read more

  Service delivery ward survery in the Cacadu District
February 28, 2011
The information in this report is based on survey conducted by Community Development Workers(CDW) during late 2008 and early 2009. It is the equivalent of a rapid assessment survey.The data has to be considered agaisnt other data sources to further confirm its validity and reliability. The document consist of preliminary data which can give an indication of what exist and what has been delivered at a verly local level, ward level... read more

  Policy choices for a developmental state
February 11, 2011
This report contains the proceedings of an ECSECC conference on the developmental challenges in the poorest of South Africa's nine provinces, the Eastern Cape. After critique of current macro-economic and fiscal policy with its reliance on the Minerals... read more

  Report of the Eastern Cape Land Summit June 2008
February 01, 2011
A land summit was held in the Eastern Cape in June 2008. This report contains the proceedings and outcomes of this Summit. read more

  The New Growth Path
February 01, 2011
The New Economic Growth Path aims at enhancing growth, employment creation and equity. The policy's principal target is to create five million jobs over the next ten years read more

  ECSECC Annual Report 2010/2011
January 09, 2011
This report reviews ECSECC's activities and contain rich information about the organisation's work, partnerships and outputs. It showcases ECSECC's unique niche in development in the Eastern Cape. read more

2010

  Farm Workers and HIV/AIDS
December 30, 2010
This study set out to determine the knowledge, practices and access to health and social services by farm workers in the Tsitsikama farming area read more

  ECSECC Annual Report 2009/10
September 01, 2010
This report shows the highlights of the project work namely Rural Development Strategy, Industrial Development Strategy , Response to the Economic Crisis, Local Government Support, Information and Knowledge Management, HIV/AIDS, Human Resource Development and Policy Dialogue. read more

  ECAC Annual Report 2009-2010
August 30, 2010
This report aims to give a picture of the activities of the Eastern Cape AIDS Council (ECAC) for the period 01 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. read more

  Growth path towards full employment
July 01, 2010
This outlines an overarching developmental plan to transform the economy. A summary of the COSATU Growth Path document is set out in this pamphlet as a contribution to further discussion on the best way forward for the economy and employment creation. read more

  Systemic audit of FET Colleges in the Eastern Cape
June 01, 2010
A systemic audit of further education and training colleges of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, was conceptualised to enable improvement in teaching and learning in the FETC Sector. An FETC Excellence An FETC Excellence model was adapted based on the international EFQ Model and nine sets of criteria assessed. An overall provincial scorecard is presented, showing scores for the 11 internationally accepted drivers of superior performance. The eight public FETC were asked to access their own performance and all colleges surveyed were found to focus on suppliers/partnerships rather than on students or educators. Incremental improvements in specifically defined areas are suggested with yearly assessments to monitor progress to target set. Colleges have collectively decided to focus on students, staff, communications and sustainability for the next two to three years. It is recommended that the findings of this report be incorporated in the strategic and operational plan of FET Colleges. read more

  Rural Development Strategy
March 01, 2010
Rural development has emerged in the past three years as a national policy priority. While the South African population is increasingly becoming urbanised, large numbers live in rural areas. read more

2009

2009-2014: RE-POSITIONING THE PROVINCE IN THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE
January 01, 2009
The period 2009-2014 - the fourth term of government, began against the backdrop of the hard hitting global economic recession, which quickly undid many of the economic gains of the earlier period. It was, however, in line with national government’s counter-cyclical fiscal stance, a five-year period that saw heightened levels of public investment in economic infrastructure in the province, and greater alignment of the allocative decisions of national government and state owned entities with provincial development priorities. In this respect, and in spite of the weak and uncertain global and national economic outlook, there emerged during this term the recognition that with the right policy measures and partnerships, the province could escape its historic and path dependent status as a labour sending province. read more

ECSECC - A maturing organisation with expanding mandates (2009-2015)
January 01, 2009
The period 2009-2014 - the fourth term of government, began against the backdrop of the hard hitting global economic recession, which quickly undid many of the economic gains of the earlier period. It was, however, in line with national government’s counter-cyclical fiscal stance, a five-year period that saw heightened levels of public investment in economic infrastructure in the province, and greater alignment of the allocative decisions of national government and state owned entities with provincial development priorities. In this respect, and in spite of the weak and uncertain global and national economic outlook, there emerged during this term the recognition that with the right policy measures and partnerships, the province could escape its historic and path dependent status as a labour sending province. read more

Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 2009-2014
January 01, 2009

  Report from World AIDS Day 2009
December 01, 2009
This report outlines various activities and programs that unfolded during the World AIDS Day commemoration period (District AIDS Councils programs), and the main event that was held in Tshungwana, Mount Frere on the 1st December 2009 read more

  From industrial agriculture to agro ecological farming
October 29, 2009
Agriculture in South Africa is discussed with particular emphasis on small farmer in the environment of the global food crisis and global warming . The disastrous impact of the green revolution from the Indian experience, neglect of soils and the loss of agro- biodiversity and the dangers of genetically modified crops are highlighted as impediments to food security in South Africa. The challenges of land reform for the historically disadvantaged rural poor are discussed. read more

  ECSECC annual report 2008-2009
September 01, 2009
ECSECC 2008/2009 annual report reports on the progress made on Social Mobilisation, strategic governance support, Premier's Poverty Fund, JIPSA-Eastern Cape and Eastern Cape Aids Council programme. The projects highlights deals with Provincial Land Summi, Liberation Heritage Route, Statistics Database, The impact of the Recession on Eastern Cape Firms, Rapid Reponse Co-ordinating Committee, Skills Indaba, Assessment of Further Education and Traing Colleges, Anti-Xenophobia Day, HIV and AIDS and STI Provincial Strategic Plan, HIV/and AIDS,Assessment of the PGDP and Provincial Service Delivery Acceleration Plan. read more

  Understanding differentiated demand for skills in the South African economy
August 15, 2009
This article seeks to explain the unevenness of demand for skills between differing sectors of the South African economy. The analysis privileges a segmented labour market approach as the best means of explaining the 'sector skills 'relationship.This is because labour markets play a crucial role ,firstly , in establishing the institutional linkages between economic sectors and education and training providers, and secondly because segmented labour markets play the leading role in meeting the differentiated demand for skills across divergent sectors of the national economy. read more

  Beyond the obsession with skills and towards a discourse of knowledge
August 15, 2009
This document concludes that there may be a need to prioritise the acquisition of skills, and specific skills in particular. In general and in the long run, however, if the goal is preparing competent people that can enhance economic and social development and also contribute to the consolidation, extension and deepening of democracy the discourse, there would be a need cultivate one that unambiguously privileges knowledge, skills and attitudes. read more

  Green shoots of cooperative development
July 15, 2009
A snapshot of international experiences, case studies and lessons the Eastern Cape should learn from, when developing and implementing its cooperative development programme.This paper is divided into two parts - Part one focus on the current state of the cooperatives movement and part two discusses lessons for the Eastern Cape and indeed for any Govenment or Non-governmental institution involved in support to cooperatives. There is a particular emphasis on the role of the state. read more

  Social Determinants of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape
July 11, 2009
This paper on the Social Determinants of HIV in the Eastern Cape was commissioned from the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance (SAHARA) and was one of the key note papers presented to the conference. This paper provides and introduction in the determinants of HIV in the Eastern Cape and is based on existing studies, as well as analysis of data from a range of the HSRC studies in the past year. read more

  Rights enshrined but rights denied?
July 01, 2009
This paper examines the rights, which should be extended through the CFA, if they are being realised or not. It focuses on how politics and power play out, as well as on the uneven 'playing field' in terms of the practicalities of the community claiming rights of access to natural resources, which are enshrined in the settlement agreement. The paper agues that the case of Dwesa-Cwebe is yet another indication that renewed attention from Government, NGOs, Civil Society necessary if land reform and restitution are to be more than "rights enriched but rights denied "in practice. read more

  Challenge of the crisis
July 01, 2009
Today's crisis is not just a crisis in the financial part of the world economy. In the West, many dubious innovations have occured in the financial sector in recent years. read more

  Assessment of the Provincial Growth and Development Plan
June 03, 2009
This report outlines the results of an assessment of the implementation of the PGDP. read more

  Progress assessment of growth and development summits in the Eastern Cape
May 31, 2009
This report attempts to influence the GDS implementation discourse in a manner consistent with the overall developmental objectives. read more

  Provincial skills indaba report and summary of results
February 26, 2009
The purpose of the Eastern Cape Provincial Skills Indaba was to increase awareness amongst all stakeholders in education and training of the possibilities and challenges arising form the current economic crisis and the role of skills development in the Province, and to craft a plan of strategic interventions. read more

2008

AsgiSA-EC Established
January 31, 2008
AsgiSA Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd (“AsgiSA-EC”) was set up in 2008 as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) serving to facilitate the implementation of High Impact Priority Projects in the Eastern Cape agricultural sector. The setting up of AsgiSA-EC was mainly in response to the national Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for South Africa. It was established to help accelerate growth and development in the eastern part of the Eastern Cape, Transkei. Its mandate was to facilitate, coordinate and implement high impact priority programmes, aligned with the Provincial Growth and Development Plan, focusing initially on the Mzimvubu Economic Development Zone. read more

  Eastern Cape jobs summit progress review report
July 31, 2008
The focus of this reprot is to provide a progress review of the commitments contained in the JSA,provide an assessment of the successes and failures, and provide recommendations based on interviews ,workshops ,desktop analysis and anecdotal evidence and analyse the jobs performance in the Eastern Cape economy. read more

  Review of international arid areas and the implications for investment in the Karoo, Kalahari and Namaqualand
April 03, 2008
This working paper highlights the intellectual effort which is undertaken in other arid areas of the world ,notably in the English-speaking countries (Australia ,the USA Namibia and India).The report also has other limitations. read more

2007

Eastern Cape Human Resource Development Council
January 31, 2007
In 2006, the South African Government established a Joint Initiative for Priority Skills Acquisition (Jipsa) programme to address skills shortages in the country. The 2006 Provincial Jobs Summit recommended the establishment of an Education and Human Development Advisory Council and in November 2007, the provincial government decided to set up a Jipsa-like structure in the Eastern Cape. Its secretariat was housed at Ecsess. In 2010, following national policy changes, Jipsa – EC was reconfigured as the Eastern Cape HRD Council. read more

  Eastern Cape District Growth and Development Summits
July 26, 2007
The purpose of this report is to provide a consolidated account of all GDS-related process in the Eastern Cape from conceptualisation phase to current post GDS implementation plan. The report contains five major sections,the following sections elaborate on background to the GDSs, contextualising its usefulness and importance, The third section deals with the pre-Summit process across the six Districs and the Metro which involved, amongst others, soco-economic profiling and stakeholder engagements. Section four dwells on the summit agreements, providing an analysis of the commitments contained in these agreements, and section five goes into detail on the post GDS process. The final section provides conclusions and recommendations. read more

  Land issues in the Eastern Cape
June 05, 2007
This paper provides an overview and discussion of land issues in the Eastern Cape. The paper argues that there are two distinct sets of land issues facing the former homelands of Ciskei and Transkei, and the former Cape province areas.The paper addressed read more

  Cacadu District Profile 2007
April 04, 2007
The aims of this document is to present a coherent picture of the social,demographic , and economic profile and service levels of the area,present a picture of the challenges facing local government especially in relation to capacity and competitiveness read more

  Nelson Mandela Metro Profile 2007
April 02, 2007
This profile for the Nelson Mandela bay metropolitan is based on a number of documents and information from a range of sources. The aim of this document is to present a coherent picture of the social, demographic, and economic profile and service levels read more

  Alfred Nzo District Profile 2007
March 26, 2007
The aims of this document is to present a coherent picture of the social,demographic , and economic profile and service levels of the area,present a picture of the challenges facing local government especially in relation to capacity and competitiveness read more

  Amathole District Municipality socio-economic profile 2007
March 26, 2007
The aims of this document is to present a coherent picture of the social,demographic , and economic profile and service levels of the area,present a picture of the challenges facing local government especially in relation to capacity and competitiveness read more

  Ukhahlamba District Municipality socio-economic profile 2007
March 07, 2007
The aims of this document is to present a coherent picture of the social,demographic , and economic profile and service levels of the area,present a picture of the challenges facing local government especially in relation to capacity and competitiveness read more

  Chris Hani District socio-economic profile 2007
January 31, 2007
The aims of this document is to present a coherent picture of the social,demographic , and economic profile and service levels of the area,present a picture of the challenges facing local government especially in relation to capacity and competitveness read more

  ECSECC annual report 2006-2007
January 09, 2007
A number of significant achievements were reported. Significant progress was made towards developing a Provincial Industrial Strategy. Progress was made in tranlating the Job Summit Agreement into a detailed Implementation Plan. Facilitation and Support was provided to the District Growth and Development Summits... read more

  The Eastern Cape HIV and AIDS and STI Plan (PSP) 2007-2011
January 05, 2007
The HIV and AIDS/STI Provincial Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011 thus comes at a very strategic time to guide the implementation of HIV and AIDS programmes at a multisectoral (government departments and all sectors) level as we strive to halt and start reversing the spread of HIV and AIDS by 2014. It is thus a plan that all players in the fight against HIV and AIDS should adhere to in their plight to fight the epidemic. read more

2006

  ECSECC Annual Report 2005 - 2006
September 01, 2006
ECSECC in Partnership with Department of Economic Affairs, Environment and Tourism, facilitated the Provincial Job Summit. Partnership also undertook three research studies as the first step in the process of developing a Provincial Industrial Strategy. A review of 46 Integrated Development Plans in terms of alignment to the PGDP was made and findings were presented in roadshows in each District Municipality and presented at the 2005 Provincial IDP Hearings. Another achievement in the year under review was the completion of the Provincial Skills Development Plan, which was facilitated in partnership with the Office of the Premier and the Department of Education. read more

  Developing an Eastern Cape Auto Sector Strategy
March 26, 2006
The purpose of this report is to describe and analyse the historical performance of the automotive sector of the Eastern Cape economy and to identify current trends, growth and labour absorption potential, key constraints or blockages ,key infrastructural blockages and constraints make recomendations on how government and stakeholders can address the constraints / blockages in a more systematic and pragmatic way. read more

  Developing an Eastern Cape auto sector strategy
March 01, 2006
The purpose of this report is to describe and analyse the historical performance of the automotive sector of the Eastern Cape economy and to identify current trends, growth and labour absorption potential, key constraints or blockages ,key infrastructural read more

  Eastern Cape Jobs Summit Agreement
February 16, 2006
The Eastern Cape Jobs Summit comes in the wake of the concerns over significant job losses in the Province and the systematic failure of provincial economy over the past twenty years to create sufficient new jobs to absorb work-seekers. It builds on the 1998 Presidential Jobs Summit and 2003 National Growth and Development Summit. More specifically the Eastern Cape Jobs Summit will endeavour to translate the nationally-agreed outcomes into Provincial specific commitments and deliverables. read more

2005

  Municipalities and LED
December 01, 2005
The findings of this report are catagorised into for drivers namely development facilitation, governance and administration, regulation and service delivery read more

  Whither LED in South Africa
March 01, 2005
The aim of this paper is to provide a commentary on the Guidelines drawing both on South African and international experience. In evaluating the Guidelines against international practice we wish to emphasise that the basis of comparison is not with some h read more

  ECSECC annual report 2004/2005
January 09, 2005
The aim of this report is for core programmes for 2005/6.ECSECC strategy and planning programmes that will facilitate sector strategies and provide ongoing planning support to Provincial Gaverment ,Municipality and other relevant agencies to ensure effect read more

2004

Provincial Growth and Development Plan
September 01, 2004
The development of the first Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDS), covering the period 1996-2001, was followed by a two year process leading to the 2004-2014 Provincial Growth and Development Plan (PGDP). The PGDP set ambitious targets, including halving unemployment, reducing poverty by 60%, and growing the economy by a minimum of 5% per annum. read more

Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 2004- 2009
January 02, 2004

2004-2009: RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
January 01, 2004
The period 2004-2009 saw a focus on new intergovernmental and stakeholder compacts, aiming to revive the spirit of the 1994 Reconstruction and Development Programme. The term saw the launch of the Provincial Growth and Development Plan, as well as hosting of a provincial Jobs Summit in 2006 followed by Growth and Development Summits in all districts, aiming to create new partnerships and coalitions for economic development. read more

  Knowledge and progress
June 01, 2004
Knowledge and Progress is a social, experiental-based learning process, each K & P process addressed particular shared experiences: the first K & P included 54 participants, all of whom were at the time senior office holders in the 16 trade unions affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions(COSATU) in the Eastern Cape Province...It is not a theoretical teaching programme. It is rather and experiential self learning read more

  Eastern Cape Provincial Growth and Development Plan 2004-2014
April 01, 2004
This PGDP document sets out the vision and plan for the development of the Eastern Cape until 2014. read more

  ECSECC annual report 2003/2004
January 09, 2004
This report showcase the key achievement of the organisation during the year under review. Key achievements include the development of the growth and development framework in partnership with the Project Management unit. The other key achievement for the organisation was the revitalisation of the Eastern Cape Aids Council Office, the coordination of a funding proposal for the Global Fund and the capacity support to newly-established District AIDS Councils. read more

2003

  Rural transport baseline study
December 01, 2003
The need for an Eastern Cape rural transport plan emanates out of a growing concern within provincial government and among key stakeholders in business, organised labour, NGO's and government, that the absence of a balanced and equitable rural transport network in the province is a serious impediment to rural economic development and poverty eradication. read more

  Eastern Cape rural transport plan 2004-2014
November 01, 2003
The aim is that transport service and infrastructure from the foundation for sustainable development as well as providing mobilty and access to srevices for the rural population. read more

  ECSECC Annual Report 2003
September 01, 2003
This report highlights the specific achievements of the organisation over the accounting period. It draws attention to general characteristics of the organisation that points to its uniqueness as a provincial asset in both the provincial and indeed the national development context. read more

  Tourism priorities in the Eastern Cape
July 01, 2003
This report outlines an overview of tourism priorities for the development of the Provincial Growth Development Plan (PGDP). It also looks at much of the information that the Eastern Cape Tourism Board and Eastern Cape Development Corporation prepared on the tourism in the Province. read more

  Local economic development strategy for King William's Town
June 09, 2003
The primary purpose of this study is to try to understand the present socio-economic and political conditions in King William's Town, specifically Ward 11. However, it is impossible to understand what is happening in this ward without also understanding t read more

  Rapid review of LED in the Eastern Cape
June 08, 2003
The purpose of this study was to conduct ,within a month, a review of local economic development in the Eastern Cape province with two main objectives. To identify ,analyse and set out strategic opportunities , from a provincial perspective, for growth an read more

2002

  Towards a youth development strategy for the Eastern Cape
June 22, 2002
This documents sets the scene for further participation by key stakeholders. It is based on a rapid review of documentation produced in the Eastern Cape Province and nationally and incorporates the views of a small number of key informants. read more

  Towards a local industrial development strategy for Uitenhage
May 22, 2002
This project briefly outlines the present status of the Uitenhage economy in terms of socio-economic development, production, employment and firm performance. It focuses on the development of manufacturing firms in generaland firms in the auto sectro in p read more

  Assessing industrial development in the Eastern Cape and the role for provincial government
March 01, 2002
The report seeks to describe the pattern of industrial development in the Eastern Cape and to identify higher growth sectors and those with potential. It does this part of a wider effort to outline options for an industrial development strategy for the Eastern Cape. This study of industrial activity is therefore intended to complement work on agriculture, tourism and a macro-overview of economic development in the Province(including infrastructure provision). read more

  Assessment of community needs and current development projects in Alicedale
February 01, 2002
The report suggests that farming/agriculture and tourism are the areas of greatest potential for Alicedale with these providing the mainstay of the regional economy. Alicedale offers some strategic lessons for local economies in relation to private sector driven tourism as well as potential concequences of shifts in land use from stock farming to game farming... read more

2001

  Baseline study of the department of education for the period 1997-2000
December 01, 2001
This report is based on the examination of the performance of the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDE) in the period 1997-2000,in the selected functional areas: Policy Development and implementation,Planning and Provisioning ,Organizational Structure read more

  Nkonkobe regeneration study
October 06, 2001
This study outlines a framework for economic development of Nkonkobe based on analysis of the existing economic structure and dynamic. The approach to this is from three angles: collection and analysis of relevant information, identification of key institutions and mapping out options available to address the challenges faces by the district in accordance with longer-term development goals. In mapping out options, the potential of two sectors citrus and forestry, is evaluated. read more

  Socio economic profile and LED options for the midlands karoo region
June 05, 2001
Aim of this study is about the challenges of local economic development to find ways out of current development contraints by revitalising local economicies at the local level and assuming development responsibility . read more

  ECSECC annual report 2001
January 09, 2001
This report highlights the programmatic activities that were achieved within the period under review. Programmes include Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Strategy, Local Economic Development , Local Government Transformation, Wool and Mohair Beneficiation Programme, Cooperatives Development , Higher Education Transformation, In 2001 ECSECC successfully concluded a process of strategic and operational planning. Key issues addressed included the need to sharpen the programmatic focus of the organization, translate the programmatic focus into operational plans, and maximise the ... read more

2000

ECSECC - Facilitating provincial development planning (2000-2004)
January 01, 2000
The period 2000-2004 was a period of stabilisation and consolidation of provincial and local government. After creating a new government and starting to build a new administration, steps were taken to improve the operational efficiency of the provincial administration and a number of initiatives were launched to address very specific challenges, with mixed effect. read more

  Restructuring local government in the Eastern Cape
July 02, 2000
The restructuring of local government for the final phase of the trnsition is well underway. As a critical delivery agent for development in South Africa , local government has been elevated to a level of importance never before seen in this country. read more

  An overview of Local Government restructuring in the Eastern Cape
July 02, 2000
The restructuring process for local government seek to normalise the province, by improving the living conditions and standards of its full population to a basic minimum level acceptable to all. This is the challenge of developmental government. read more

  Department of education baseline conditions for the period 1994-mid1997
June 10, 2000
This report describes and analyses base-line conditions in the Department of Education from 1994-1997.The report focus on eight areas -policy and policy implemetation ,planning ,organisation culture ,curriculum and teacher development. read more

  Tsolo District year 2000 calendar
May 19, 2000
Map of Tsolo District showing services and production related small businesses. read more

  Rural development summit held on the 05th- 06th October 2000 at the University of Transkei
May 10, 2000
On the 5th and 6th of October 2000, the Eastern Cape Government convened a Rural Development Summit held at hte University of the Transkei in Umtata. The Summit was the culmination of a long consultative process involving a diverse range of stakeholders i read more

  Socio-economic profile and local economic development options for the Midlands Karoo region of the Eastern Cape
May 01, 2000
The challenges of Local Economic Development and Developmental Local g overment are to find ways out of the current development constraints by revitalising local economies at the local level and assuming developmental responsibility rather than as was the practice in the past to carry out directives established elsewhere. Whether the current emphasis on LED and developmental local government is devolving responsibility to the local level or absolving provinicial and national government of responsibility locally will be determined by the extent to which decision making power of any consequence is devolved to local government .. read more

  Queenstown socio-economic and LED strategy
February 01, 2000
The aim o this study is to gather strategic data on Queenstown which can be used to feed into development planning processes and inform strategic LED interventions such as demo projects. read more

  Alice LED strategy
January 10, 2000
The purpose of this study is to prepare, present and analyse relevant data and information in a manner which allows the TLC and the relevant stakeholders to design and present a local economic development strategy for Alice and its surrounding rural areas. read more

  Rural development framework
January 10, 2000
This document is written from the perspective that rural development is the business of everyone in rural areas.It is the business of rural people,and they must set the agenda.It is government's role to support rural people in their development efforts.The rural development framework sets out to define that role. read more

  Nkonkobe regeneration study
January 02, 2000
This study outlines a framework for economic development of Nkonkobe based on analysis of the existing economic structure and dynamic. The approach to this is from three angles: collecction and analysis of relevant information, identification of key institutions and mapping out options available to address the challenges faces by the district in accordance with longer-term development goals. In mapping out options, the potential of two sectors citrus and foresty, is evaluated. read more

1999

1999-2004: STABILISATION AND CONSOLIDATION
January 01, 1999
The period 1999-2004 was a period of “stabilisation and consolidation”, where after creating a new government and starting to build a new administration, steps were taken to improve the operational efficiency of the provincial administration and a number of initiatives were launched to address very specific challenges, with mixed effect. read more

Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 1999-2004
January 01, 1999
Here you can find a complete list of Eastern Cape provincial government leadership for the 1999-2004 term of government. Changes that took place during the term has been recorded. read more

  District council boundaries in the Eastern Cape
November 01, 1999
This report is the culmination of a project that was designed to defined to an Eastern Cape perspective on district council boundaries.It examines the various factors that underpin municipal demarcation in South Africa. read more

  Eastern Cape position on district council boundaries
October 09, 1999
This report providesan Eastern Cape response to the findings of the MDB. It is based on independant research ,as well as several workshops and discussion within the province on optimal boundaries.This research also undergo the issue of community into cons read more

  Socio- economic profile of Butterworth
May 19, 1999
In Butterworth a difference must be made between the failure of the plans and strategies of the past ,and the failure of the people of Butterworth to become responsible for their destiny as a community under the new political dispensation. read more

  Problems and achievements: intergrating planning in the Eastern Cape
May 13, 1999
According to this bulletin, it was clear that for most part the LDO/IDP process in the Eastern Cape was fragmented and riddled with issues that needed to be resolved. Under the auspices of the Department of Housing and Local Government, GTZ and the Eastern Cape-Socio Economic Consultative Council, a provincial Indaba was organised to review the planning process in the Province. The objective of the event was to identify the major achievements, the most pressing problems and, together with all the role players involved, look at ways to resolve the obstacles. This info Bulletin reflects on the Indaba and briefly states the activities of the recently established co-ordinating structure-the LDO/IDP Consultative Forum - to address the issues raised at the Indaba. read more

  Wild coast SDI anchor areas institutional review
March 01, 1999
The study seeks to get a sense of the capacity of the institutions in the wild coast spatial development initiative(SDI) anchor nodes- Coffee Bay, Port St Johns, Dwesa/Cwebe and Mkhambathi. While it is trying to assess institutional capacity of local stru read more

  Whittlesea-socio -economic profile and LED strategy
February 01, 1999
The broad aim of this study is to gather strategic data on Whittlesea which can be used to feed into development planning processes and inform strategic LED interventions such as demo project. read more

  Queenstown
January 30, 1999
The aim of this study is to gather data on Queenstown which can be used to feed into the development planning processes and inform strategies ,LED intervations such as demo projects. read more

  Local economic development choices in Port Elizabeth
January 30, 1999
This research report documents socio-economic problems in Port Elizabeth and to some extent in the metropolitan area encompassing the cities of Port Elizabeth ,Uitenhage and Despatch. read more

  Framing the demarcation debate
January 01, 1999
This report provides a framework for the demarcation debate. It does so primarily by examining the various factors that underpin municipal demarcation in South Africa. The report asserts that there are two dominant sets of imperatives for demarcation: the desire to transform local government into more effective structures; the need to change apartheid's distorted spatial patterns. read more

  Critical assessment of development finance institutions operating in the Eastern Cape
January 01, 1999
The broad aim of the study is to assess the new development finance system (DFIs) with particular reference to how it relates to development financing in the Eastern Cape. read more

1998

  Walking before they can crawl
August 01, 1998
This bulletin is an evaluation of local business service centres in the Eastern Cape read more

  Butterworth policy lessons for development
July 01, 1998
This bulletin is about Butterworth policy lessons for development. read more

  Butterworth :development policy lesson
July 01, 1998
The study makes the following recommendations: the de-industrialisation of the town seems irreversible but all possible steps should be taken to retain the remaining industries in Butterworth. Butterworth will probably develop as a service centre for the area. read more

  Local economic development in Stutterheim
July 01, 1998
The aim of this report is to provide the Stutterheim in the Amatola mountains of the Eastern Cape in South African's most celebrated case of Local Economic Development (LED).The town leader's efforts since 1990 have attracted published commentary in dozen read more

  The Wild Coast SDI
June 01, 1998
The Wild Coast SDI: the voice of the people read more

  Survey of local business service centres in the Eastern Cape
May 01, 1998
This study aim to describe and analyse the policy environment in which LBSCs operate. In this regard the macro-policy framework, as well as the legislature, regulatory and institutional context will be explored. read more

  Public Private Partnerships
April 01, 1998
This publication aims to focus on all sides of the service delivery discussion and add to the current debate. read more

  ECSECC annual report 1998
January 09, 1998
This report reflects the particular experience of ECSECC over the past two and a half years.What ECSECC has learnt during this important phase forms the basis for its next development. read more

  Local economic development in the Eastern Cape
January 01, 1998
This discussion document sets out the rationale for Eastern Cape municipalities to tackle their local economic development challenges in the spirit of a people-driven option. read more

  Local government finance
January 01, 1998
Local government finance read more

1997

EASTERN CAPE PRESIDENTIAL PROJECT
January 31, 1997
The Eastern Cape Presidential Project was initiated through a discussion between Eastern Cape Premier Raymond Mhlaba and Minister Jay Naidoo, Minister in the Office of the President, mandated by President Nelson Mandela in October 1995. read more

  Eastern Cape Provincial and Development Strategy
December 01, 1997
Eastern Cape Provincial and Development Strategy read more

  The extension of security of Tenure Bill
October 01, 1997
This bulletin covers the work around the Bill undertaken by a coalition of Eastern Cape organisations, The Farm Worker Land Rights Campaign. The campaign compiled educational material on the extension of security of Tenure Bill, conducted capacity building for rural dwellers organised a stakeholder meetings bilateral talks an written submissions. read more

  The Wild Coast SDI support for SMMEs and Informal Sector
October 01, 1997
The objective of this project is to give local stakeholders an informed say in evidence-based planning of the Wild Coast Spatial Development Initiative(SDI), set up by the Department of Trade and Industry(DTI). read more

  Survey of NGOs in the Eastern Cape
July 01, 1997
This information is crucial for the purpose of creating a readily available database which will inform structures like ECSECC about the developmental role players in the province , their area and nature of work and their capacity as delivery agents. read more

  Spatial development initiatives(SDIs)
June 03, 1997
This report aims at ways of integrating the proposals into one which is in the best interest of the people of the Eastern Cape, especially the historically most disadvantage section of its population and discuss criteria by which the various current "bids" for supporting region specific infrastructural investment maybe compared. read more

  What government is doing?
January 01, 1997
This research project was initiated by the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ESCECC) who recognised that there was no centralised database on goverment projects in the province .This in effect meant that no-one really knew what the government is doing. read more

1996

First democratic local government elections
November 01, 1996
The first local government elections for transitional local, rural and district councils were held on November 1, 1995. Fully representative local government structures were established five years later. There are now wall-to-wall local authorities covering the whole of the Eastern Cape. read more

Provincial Growth and Development Strategy
January 01, 1996
In 1996 the province launched the first Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDS). The aim of the PGDS was to create a focused strategy and implementation framework for provincial growth and development. The PGDS was intended to guide the detailed plans of government department and stakeholders by defining a common set of principles, goals, priorities and objectives for the province. The fundamental goal of the PGDS was to create sustainable economic and employment growth and to provide basic services for all the people in the province. read more

  Economic Development Zones (EDZs)
November 01, 1996
This bulletin is based on the proceedings of an internal ECSECC workshop held o 25 October 1996. The workshop was held in response to intense interest in the issue and varying opinions regarding the relevance of such zones for the future development of the Province. The contents include: What are EDZs by Steven Hosking, The international experience by Hergbert Jauch, A case for the Eastern Cape? by Bill Davies and a way forward. read more

  The Development Facilitation Act
October 01, 1996
This bulletin summarises the presentations and discussions at a symposium organised by the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council(ECSECC) in collaboration with the Department of Local Government and Housing on Development Facilitation Act. This piece of legislation has potentially far reaching repercussions and is intended to speed up the physical delivery of projects particularly in the interest of historically disadvantaged. read more

  Provincial growth and development strategy
May 14, 1996
This strategy outlines the 5 year plan of Eastern Cape Government for the period of 1997-2001 read more

1995

Laying the foundation for ECSECC (1995-1999)
January 01, 1995
The establishment of ECSECC in April 1995 was part of a period where the foundations for future growth and development where laid. ECSECC was established as a joint body of government, Non-governmental institutions, labour and business at a Summit for Economic Reconstruction and Growth. ECSECC was expected to play critical facilitation and development role to drive the Reconstruction and Development Plan (RDP) and provincial vision into reality. read more

1994

Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 1994-1999
April 27, 1994
Here you can find a complete list of Eastern Cape provincial government leadership for the 1994-1999 term of government. Changes that took place during the term has been recorded. read more

BIRTH OF A NEW PROVINCE – 1994-1999: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
January 01, 1994
The period 1994-1999 is termed and was a period of laying the foundation for future growth and development. In this period a new government was created. The immediate task and major challenge facing the new administration when it assumed office in 1994 was to create a unified entity from three separate components – part of the former Cape Province to the west and the nominally independent homelands of Transkei and Ciskei in the east of the new province. read more

1993

PRE-1994: REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE
December 01, 1993
Eastern Cape history lies at the centre of the basic national historical narrative of colonial conquest, land dispossession, oppression, liberation struggle, 1994 democratic break-through and post-1994 efforts to build a new society. To understand the challenges and lack of transformation in the province today, we need to appreciate the actions by both the colonial powers and apartheid government relevant to the situation that the fledgling Eastern Cape Government inherited in 1994. read more


 

 

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