In 2017/18, ADM undertook the development of a futuristic outlook in its vision of fulfilling its mandate to all its communities.
In doing so, Council endorsed a conceptual framework of envisioning an Amathole Smart District Towards 2058, which will be referred to as Vision 2058: “Building a Smart District”.
Vision 2058 presents the various scenarios in which ADM should conduct its business to ensure that it reflects Smart Developmental Opportunities throughout the District by developing new strategies and mechanism in securing its future.
BUILDING A SMART DISTRICT
Development Indicators Influencing Planning
• According to the 2016 Community Survey, the population of the district is 914 842 (12 % of the Province) which is a 2% increase from 892637 in 2011 Census
• Mbhashe LM has the highest population followed closely by the Mnquma LM
• Largest share of population is within the babies and kids (0-14 years), followed by young working age (25-44 years) then teenagers and youth (15-24 years)
• Decline in the number of living in poverty from 679 000 in 2006 to 580 000 using the upper poverty line definition
• Education: Decrease in the number of people without any schooling, increase in number of people with Matric only, number of people with a 'matric and a Bachelor's' degree increasing with an average annual rate of 4.84%
• HIV/AIDS: 102 000 are infected with HIV/AIDS which represents 11,77%
Unemployment Rate as of 2016 is at 37,8%
– Ngqushwa local municipality has indicated the highest unemployment rate of 43.4%
– The Amathole District contributed 8.26% to the Eastern Cape Province GDP of R 338 billion in 2016 and 0.64% to the GDP of South Africa
– Expected to grow at an average annual rate of 1.39% from 2016 to 2021
– Great Kei had the highest average annual economic growth, averaging 1.89% between 2006 and 2016, followed by Raymond Mhlaba at 1.09%.
– Mbhashe had the lowest average annual growth rate of 0.28% between 2006 and 2016.
- Information and Communication Technology
- Socio Economic Development
- Infrastructure Development
CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADM 2058
Mega Projects to bringing new opportunities and fostering cooperation between stakeholders, local government and their residents. To Increase the quality of life, make municipal services more efficient, promote economic growth and job creation.
– Water Desalination Plant
– Integrated Transport Systems
– Broadband Connectivity
– World Class Sports Academy
– STEM Skills Academy
– Waste Management
– Small Town Revitalisation
– Revitalisation of Irrigation Schemes
– Revitalisation of Crop Plantation
Long term visions towards smart district
OUR GROWING, THRIVING AND SMART DISTRICT WILL ENSURE TO BE ONE OF SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST DYNAMIC RURAL ECONOMIES WHERE FAMILIES, BUSINESSES, LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES AND WARDS THRIVE
OUR GROWING, THRIVING DISTRICT
• Be home to 1.110 231 million residents by 2058
• Increase median household income
• Strive to outperform our national economy
• Spur more than 300 000 jobs by 2058 (Two generations)
• Ensure the average Amatholian can reach their jobs by transit within 45 minutes by 2058.
• Ensure 90 percent of all in Amathole District Municipality can reach at least 200,000 jobs by transit within 45 minutes by 2040
• Create and preserve affordable housing units and support creation of additional new housing units by 2028
• Support creation of at least 150,000 to 200,000 additional housing units by 2058
OUR SMART DISTRICT WILL BE THE MOST SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT IN SOUTH AFRICA AND A REGIONAL LEADER IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Our Sustainable AMATHOLE DISTRICT:
• Provide 100% clean and reliable water as per Sustainable Development Goals towards 2030
• Reduce the district’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent towards 2058
• Reduce waste disposal by 90 percent by 2030
• Reduce risks of storm water flooding in most affected local municipalities and Wards
OUR JUST AND EQUITABLE AMATHOLE DISTRICT MUNICIPAL AREA WILL HAVE AN INCLUSIVE, EQUITABLE ECONOMY THAT OFFERS WELL-PAYING JOBS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY AND SECURITY
Our just and equitable SMART district:
• Lift 300,000 Amathole District Municipality people out of poverty or near poverty by 2058.
• Reduce overall premature mortality by 25 percent by 2040
• Dramatically decrease racial and ethnic disparities towards 2058.
• Increase median household income towards 2058.
OUR RESILIENT DISTRICT, OUR NEIGHBOURHOODS, OUR ECONOMY, AND PUBLIC SERVICES ARE READY TO WITHSTAND AND EMERGE STRONGER FROM THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND OTHER 21ST CENTURY THREATS
Our resilient district:
• Eliminate disaster-related long-term displacement (more than one) year of Amathole District Municipality people from homes by 2058
• Reduce the Social Vulnerability Index for our Local Municipalities and Wards across Amathole District Municipality
• Reduce average annual economic losses resulting from climate-related events
• Strengthening homes, businesses, community-based organisations, and public services to reduce the impacts of disruptive events and promote faster recovery