The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Fikile Majola will hold a meeting with the executive leadership of the West Rand District Municipality in his capacity as the District Development Model Champion of the district. The meeting will take place at the West Rand District Municipality offices in Randfontein, tomorrow, 2 December 2020 from 09:00.

The West Rand District Municipality comprises of three local municipalities, namely Merafong, Mogale and Rand West, and is led by the Executive Mayor, Councillor Dennis Thabe.

President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed ministers and deputy ministers as champions to work with various districts to expedite the implementation of the District Development Model (DDM).

The DDM is a new integrated planning model for cooperative governance. It is a new integrated, district-based, service delivery approach aimed at fast-tracking service delivery and ensure that municipalities are adequately supported and resourced to carry out their mandate. The DDM is also be used as an intergovernmental vehicle for integrated and coordinated implementation of all of the government Covid-19 and Gender Based Violence Response Plans in all of the country’s 52 districts.

According to Deputy Minister Majola the meeting will afford him an opportunity to be apprised about the district’s development plans. This will enable him to identify opportunities for effective collaboration amongst national, provincial and local government spheres with the aim of implementing an integrated approach to achieve successful and accelerated implementation to address the district socio-economic challenges.

“I have already held meetings with Executive Mayor Thabe and have participated in meetings of the District Command Council responsible for coordinating government’s Covid-19 interventions in the three local municipalities. It is important that we broaden our discussions to include more stakeholders as the District Development Model propagates that there should be a collaborative and an integrated approach to addressing the socio-economic challenges experienced by people in various communities.  We also need to exchange ideas on economic opportunities that can be explored to create jobs and grow the country’s economy,” adds Majola.


Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson
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Issued by: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic)
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