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Economic Development and Spatial Planning

The mandate of the Economic Development and Spatial Planning Department is to provide spatial and economic direction to the public and private sector within the City of Tshwane. The department ensures that the urban form reflects the concept of the capital city, to ensure that the service delivery takes place seamlessly and that it is accessible and responsive to the needs of residents. It also aims to boost investor confidence and economic growth by ensuring efficient and effective implementation of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act, 1977 (Act 103 of 1977). The Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act, 2014 (Act 16 of 2014) must also be implemented, which will bring about a drastic change in the development planning landscape.

The department is also mandated to provide specialised economic services to priority sectors within the City of Tshwane in order to drive the growth and development of the City's priority economic sectors and to stimulate competitiveness in support of economic growth, diversification and transformation.

The Tshwane Market provides a central marketing distribution system, primarily for Tshwane and secondarily for the rest of South Africa.




To lead integrated planning in Tshwane by maximising spatial efficiencies for inclusive economic growth




  • To create a dynamic and attractive urban environment where people can live, work and play
  • To ensure efficient and effective management of the built environment through capacity-building and seamless processes
  • To establish unique trade centres where price formation and trading of agricultural products take place to the mutual benefit of suppliers, buyers and consumers
  • To facilitate and promote an enabling environment for shared economic growth and job creation in Tshwane by providing leadership and facilitating strategic partnerships in order to ensure competitiveness, growth, job creation and poverty alleviation as anticipated by the Tshwane Vision 2030


The Economic Development and Spatial Planning Department is part of the Governance and Support Services cluster and comprises the following divisions:

Group Head: Mr Makgorometje Makgata

Tel: 012 358 1354



City Planning and Development Division

  • Spatial Planning (Regional and Metropolitan)
  • Land-use Scheme, Toponymy and Application Management
  • Land-use Management Administration
  • Geomatics
  • Development Facilitation and Implementation
  • Development Compliance and Legislation


Divisional Head: Mr Pieter Swanepoel

Tel: 012 358 0940



Built Environment and Enforcement Division

  • Building Plans Management
  • Built Environment and Enforcement Inspectorate
  • Outdoor Advertising Management
  • Physical Development Services


Acting Divisional Head: Mr Martin van Niekerk

Tel: 012 358 4570



Building Control Officer: Mr Tsholofelo Makgwa

Tel: 012 358 7618



Economic Development Division

  • Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME) Development and Support
  • Business Regulations and Compliance
  • Co-operative Development and Support
  • Sector Development  and Support
  • Strategic Trade and Investment, Attraction, Facilitation and Aftercare

    Divisional Head: Mr Benjamin Manasoe

    Tel: 012 358 2497



Fresh Produce Market Division

  • Market Operations
  • Market Financial Management
  • Market Infrastructure
  • Market Development
  • Market ICT


Divisional Head: Mr Tshifhiwa Madima

Tel: 012 358 2328


 Seminar Presentations (22 & 23 September 2011 )

 Approved Spatial Development Frameworks

 Related Documents

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