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Updated : March 10, 2018

The Integrated Urban Development Framework

The Integrated Urban Development Framework (IUDF) is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA).  The IUDF seeks to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how best to manage urbanisation and achieve the goals of economic development, job creation and improved living conditions for our people

COGTA’s vision is to build a functional and developmental local government system that delivers on its Constitutional and legislative mandates within a system of cooperative governance

PHASE ONE


  • Establish institutional structures
  • Develop Discussion Document (conceptual Framework-Oct 2013)
  • Commission 11 Research papers
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PHASE TWO


  • Actual drafting of the IUDF
  • Approval of the draft by cabinet
  • Intense stakeholder consultation
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PHASE THREE


  • Review of draft IUDF
  • Submission of revised draft to Cabinet
  • Implementation and Monitoring
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PHASE FOUR


  • CSP: Supports the 8 metros.
  • ICMP: Funds mobilised for 37 cities.
  • SALGA: Small town regeneration.
  • Partnerships with institutes & other stakeholders
  • Active work across the nine levers.
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Liveable, safe,
resource-efficient cities and towns that are socially integrated, economically inclusive and globally competitive, where residents actively participate in urban life.

The IUDF vision

Importantly, this vision for South Africa’s urban areas recognises that the country has different types of cities and towns, which have different roles and requirements. As such, the vision has to be interpreted and pursued in differentiated and locally relevant ways.

The IUDF strategic goals

To achieve the IUDF’s transformative vision, four overall strategic goals are introduced.

Access


To ensure people have access to social and economic services, opportunities and choices.

Growth


To harness urban dynamism for inclusive, sustainable economic growth and development.

Governance


To enhance the capacity of the state and its citizens to work together to achieve social integration

Spatial Transformation


To forge new spatial forms in settlement, transport, social and economic areas.

These goals inform the priority objectives of the eight levers.

These partners have been supporting the IUDF: