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Planning Commission GDS Imperatives

The Planning Commission resolved on the GDS principles of:-

  • Eradicating poverty
  • Building and growing an inclusive economy
  • Building sustainable human settlementsEnsuring resource security and environmental sustainability
  • Achieving social inclusion
  • Promoting good governance

Kindly advise on the preferred GDS Theme by ticking on the preferred box in the questionnaire at the end of the page:

1. Health and poverty

  • Towards zero deprivation
  • Scale up early childhood development
  • Reduce burden of disease

2. Economic growth

  • Balanced spatial economic development
  • Strategic and employment intensive sectors
  • Support skills acquisition

3. Natural resources

  • Invest in urban rainwater harvesting systems
  • Scale-up water conservation and demand side management
  • Develop green infrastructure

4. Transition to a low carbon economy

  • Retrofitting the city
  • Scale-up a range of energy-saving interventions
  • Building a recycling economy
  • Separation at source
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle
  • Building adaptive strategies for climate change
  • Ensure climate adaptation and mitigation
  • Develop innovative solutions for storm water management

5. Transport

  • Scale-up provision for mass public transit
  • Promoting non-motorised transport
  • Making our streets safe
  • Facilitate transit-oriented development

6. Liveable communities

  • Reduce urban sprawl
  • Increase small scale rental supply
  • Transform the townships
  • Building an inner city of the future
  • Promote compact and dense CBDs across the city
  • Access to cultural, recreational, education & other life sustaining services

7. Community safety

  • Integrated city strategy
  • Effective policing and enforcement
  • Social crime prevention
  • Crime prevention through environmental design
  • Road safety
  • Effective partnerships for the promotion of safety

8. Smart city

  • Building city competitiveness and smart industries
  • Bridging the digital divide
  • Scale-up e-Government
  • Provision of smart infrastructure

9. Governance

  • Strengthening good governance
  • Sustain the city’s financial position
  • Support and improve oversight structures
  • Enhance participatory planning and budgeting
  • Building a new cadre of local government activists
  • Entrench Batho Pele principles in the workforce
  • Intergovernmental alignment, innovation and partnerships
  • Promote social cohesion and moral regeneration​
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