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DESCRIPTIONNELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY PRESENTATION TO THE NATIONAL PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PARLIAMENT CAPE TOWN. 8 December 2011. BACKGROUND - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
NELSON MANDELA BAY METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY
PRESENTATION TO THE NATIONAL PORTFOLIO COMMITTEEON HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
PARLIAMENT CAPE TOWN
8 December 2011
The National Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements visited the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality on oversight business on 29 November 2011
A number of issues were raised for the Municipality to respond on including but not limited to the following and subsequently the Municipality received an invite to make a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on the following :
1 .Implementation of USDG2. Expenditure report on the USDG,monthly cash flows3. IGR Protocol on USDG4. Fischers Corner informal settlement5. Grogro informal settlement6. Land Audit and7. Nceba Faku Village
From its introduction the USDG was intended to address and to give effect to integration and sustainability components of Human Settlements and to this effect the funding, as conceived by NMBM was intended to cover the following capital projects:-
Land PlanningProvision of water and sanitation servicesProvision of adequate housingElectricityRoads & Stormwater
Urban Settlements Development Grant Conditions per DoRAAgreed Multi year performance targetsPrioritise Residential Infrastructure for:WaterSanitationRefuse RemovalStreet LightingSolid WasteConnector & Bulk InfrastructureRoads supporting Human Settlements
Urban Settlements Development Grant CONDITIONS per DoRA (contd)Draft Performance Framework submission by 30 March 2011, Final approval by 7 June 2011BEPP submission ratified by CouncilGrant may be used for:Acquisition, Development or re-Development of LandBasic Infrastructure Services for Poor Households incl Bulk ServicesUpgrading of Informal Settlements
Urban Settlements Development Grant 2011/12 Allocation Methodology
Total Allocation: R502 million MIG & MIG-Cities:R247 million contractually committed to projects based on MIG & MIG-Cities framework
16 March 2011:Communication to seek clarity on definition and utilization of USDG. National Treasury agreed with our thinking and no response from National Human Settlements
USDG allocation methodology:
Change the current township to sustainable human settlements
Upgrade bulk services to accommodate demand due to housing delivery.
Provide tarred roads to attract economic activity and integration
Acquisition of land for housing delivery
Provide reticulation services for housing delivery
Current delivery capacity of implementing Directorates
USDG PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO BUDGETFrom 1 July to 30 November 2011
DirectorateAllocationIn MillionsSpendingIn Millions%Roads & StormwaterR173,0R40,824%Electricity & EnergyR 30,0R 4,816%Water ServicesR 64,7R13,921%Sanitation ServicesR107,0R14,914%Human SettlementsR105,0R17,717%Public HealthR20,5R 5,024%TOTALR502,0R97,119%
USDG PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO CASH FLOWFrom 1 July to 30 November 2011
DIRECORATECash FlowIn MillionsSpendingIn Millions%Roads & StormwaterR62,2R40,866%Electricity & EnergyR 4,6R 4,8103%Water ServicesR17,8R13,978%Sanitation ServicesR14,5R14,9103%Human SettlementsR17,5R17,7101%Public HealthR 7,7R 5,065%TOTALR124,3R97,178%
Fast tracking contractors appointmentsMitigate the time constraints in the Compliance with National Legislation affecting SCM which is not always conducive in fast tracking contractors appointmentsFast tracking EIA approvals
Specific Matters raised byNational Department of Human Settlements:
Grogro Informal Settlement
The land is privately owned.
Residents have been staying there since 1965
Initially there 30 households but the settlement has since grown to about 300 households.
Residents residing in the area for years without any form of services. They do not have water provision.
The policy of the Metro is that it does not provide services on private land.
Grogro Informal Settlement (contd)
The fact that the government was at least providing scholar transport was positive.
The land has been leased to various lessees over timeThe Deputy Executive Mayor has initiated a process to acquire the land and the land-owner has shown willingness to dispense with the land
Process of acquiring the land in question has started with technical comments being sought and a final report to Council will be submitted early next year.
HDA to be involved as it is its mandate to acquire land on behalf of municipalities.
About 80 households have been staying on an undevelopable cemetery site since 1987They form part of the7 year housing Plan
They are planned for relocation to St Albans
RoD conditions for St Albans are restrictive leaving no land for housing development. Biodiversity and wetland issues.
DEDEAT is not prepared to change the conditions and the RoD and has since lapsed.The following services are, however, available in Fitches Corner ; water supply, refuse collection and traditional pit sanitation
Fitches Corner (cont)
They are now being planned for relocation to Rocklands, Kuyga or ChattyRocklands and Kuyga will require planning and environmental approvals with a lead time of about 12 15 monthsChatty is ready for relocations however there is a political intervention that will unlock community resistance in the area.
Nceba Faku Village (Chatty 756)This is a rectification project which was approved by the Province. On the bases of assessment and further technical advise, the minor rectification works were changed to a demolish and total rebuilt. The construction works are thus awaiting additional funding approval from the Province
LAND AUDITGRAP requires all immovable assets to be identified & valued- not only vacant land but buildings as well.As per audit 25 000 land parcels have been identifiedLand Audit incorporated into LAMACS (Land Asset Management System)Accurate data base all municipal landIdentifies transactions leases, sales etcLeases linked to billing systemAll land for the 7 year housing plan securedThere are only 7 land parcels greater than a thousand squares but smaller than a hectare in the inner city.To this effect we will rely on the assistance of HDA
NoChallengeInterventionCapacityResponsibilityTimeline1EIA restricted areasAcquiring alternative suitable landCompetency rests with HDAHDADEDEA2Traditional pit toilets in Fisches cornerProvision of a bucket systemCapacity is availableWater and SanitationFeb-123Households staying in undiginified areasRelocation of Grogro and Fisches Corner informal settlements to ChattyCapacity is availablePortfolio Councillor/Mayor/Acting ED Human SettlementsJan-12
Capacity to spend the Capital Budget does existUnder performance is addressed by various forums and committees, internally and politically, to ensure delivery in terms of BudgetAt these sittings spending is measured against Cash Flow targets which is reconciled to Budgets