- COGTA Minister Dr Nkoszana Dlamini-Zuma has revealed a new partnership with the United Nations
- NDZ spoke about government policies not being implemented and needing to be ramped up rather than being theoretical
- Dlamini-Zuma added that there are specific areas that will be focused on by the partnership as the UN can provide support
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma launched a mOGTA-United Nations partnership on Tuesday, 6 April. The Minister stated that there are specific areas that have been identified where the UN could provide support.
The partnership with the UN is for the implementation of the development model. Dlamini-Zuma spoke about the government's lack of implementation of policies as the reasoning behind a lack of ideas and poor delivery.
Reports have revealed that the District Development Model will be implemented in the OR Tambo District, which is in the Eastern Cape.
A report published by IOL stated that the development model will involve a "one plan" approach to development in SA. The development will incorporate both private and civil society investment and participation.
The aim is to provide service delivery, create jobs and make procurement local. This will be a joint effort. The partnership will start with OR Tambo and make its way to the eThekwini Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and Waterberg in Limpopo.
According to EWN, Dlamini-Zuma spoke about ramping the district model up by implementing it rather than just being theoretical as that time is now over. She also bemoaned the lack of work by government policies.
She added that it was not a lack of ideas but a lack of implementation.
Briefly.co.za recently reported on Dlamini-Zuma after she spoke about renaming a municipality after the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. NDZ announced that the Mbizana Municipality in the Eastern Cape will be renamed.
The change was reportedly gazetted at the beginning of March. COGTA's website stated that the renaming serves the community as Mama Winnie did, adding that the name change pays homage to the late icon's ideals and values.
According to BusinessTech, the name change has faced some sort of controversy since its announcement. The report continued by saying that the ANC Free State branch said the renaming process is essential for speedy service delivery.
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