Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council

Annual Board of Directors Strategic Review Workshop 2021

Published: November 07, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council (ECSECC) met on Thursday 4 November 2021 for the annual strategic review workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to give the Board an opportunity to examine the external and internal environments of ECSECC and to review the progress made in the implementation of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and especially the 2020-2021 Annual Performance Plan.

Eastern Cape Premier Hon. Oscar Mabuyane gave a keynote address at the workshop and overemphasized the critical role that ECSECC plays in assisting the provincial government to achieve its objectives.
"For provincial government to play a strategic role in the context of the District Development Model, we need ECSECC to really provide us with compass or such kind of direction. So personally, I expect a lot from ECSECC. I expect ECSECC to improve its agility, its turn-around time in doing things, to maintain the level of professionalism that we have actually attained and efficiency in terms of financial accountability, but we need impact,” Hon. Mabuyane said

ECSECC CEO Luvuyo Mosana and his management team also gave the Board progress on the following

  • Eastern Cape Observatory 
  • The Annual Development Convention
  • Provincial catalytic initiatives of the Eastern Cape
  • Sector mobilisation and leadership development
  • Building execution capacity (PMO)
  • ECSECC legislation process and outcomes
  • Priorities for the 2022-2023 financial year

Speaking after the workshop Deputy-Chairperson of the ECSECC Board Zolile Tini said the purpose of the session was to find common interests for the development of the province of the Eastern Cape. "As an Entity of the Office of The Premier it is our core business to make sure that whatever challenges are there in the province we must be able to consolidate, give guidance across the board be it government departments or municipalities that's how we operate. So that's the purpose of today' session,” Tini said.

He said in attendance were key stakeholders from the Chamber of Businesses, labour movement, NGO coalition, higher education who mattered in the strategic development of the province.

A second Board member Dr. Nangamso Nombekela-Madiba described the session as "quite interesting.”

"It was quite an interesting session in that there were different perspectives on how we can actually deal with matters of development in the province. And it is very true that government cannot do it alone, so we need to ensure that we optimally tap into the resources that are there amongst the various partners that we work with in order to ensure that we realise the vision that we have for this province,” Dr. Madiba said.  

Third Board member Lizelle Maurice said the workshop allowed them to unpack, strategize, and plan the way forward for the greater good of the Eastern Cape province. "It’s exciting. And I think the buzz word that came out of today’ session is ‘greater collaboration’, collaboration, collaboration between public and private sector. So we are looking forward to working together and crafting the province, the city, the nation that we want,” Maurice said.  

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