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PRE-1994: REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE

Publish Date : 01 Dec 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.
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BIRTH OF A NEW PROVINCE – 1994-1999: LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR FUTURE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 1994-1999

Publish Date : 27 Apr 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.
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Laying the foundation for ECSECC (1995-1999)

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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Provincial Growth and Development Strategy

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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First democratic local government elections

Publish Date : 01 Nov 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.
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EASTERN CAPE PRESIDENTIAL PROJECT

Publish Date : 31 Jan 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.
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Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 1999-2004

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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1999-2004: STABILISATION AND CONSOLIDATION

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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ECSECC - Facilitating provincial development planning (2000-2004)

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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2004-2009: RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 2004- 2009

Publish Date : 02 Jan 2004
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Provincial Growth and Development Plan

Publish Date : 01 Sep 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.
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Eastern Cape Human Resource Development Council

Publish Date : 31 Jan 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.
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AsgiSA-EC Established

Publish Date : 31 Jan 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.
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Premier, Members of Executive Council and Members of Provincial Legislature 2009-2014

Publish Date : 01 Jan 2009
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2009-2014: RE-POSITIONING THE PROVINCE IN THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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ECSECC - A maturing organisation with expanding mandates (2009-2015)

Publish Date : 01 Jan 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.
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Provincial Development Plan

Publish Date : 27 Oct 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.
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