The economic development vision for Mangaung is for the municipality to be a powerful regional economic centre, a world class African city that it is built on the foundation of a dynamic, vibrant, sustainable and investor-friendly economy.
The Mangaung Metro Municipality has instituted a ward-focused planning process for the development of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP). The top priorities identified by the ward plans are focused on improving incomes and creating jobs.
Several projects have been identified and initiated by the national, provincial government and Motheo District Council for this area. Other projects have been initiated by the private sector. These projects have not been coordinated and are likely to fail. Mangaung wishes to pursue these projects with the view to putting in place a coordinated approach and to encourage income generation and economic development for this area.
Within this context the municipality faces a number of challenges in respect of economic development. These include:
The establishment of a broad stakeholder based economic development strategy and partnership is seen as a key mechanism for addressing these challenges and facilitating economic development in the area.
The objectives of the Economic Development Strategy are:
Dr. Diane Abrahams
General Manager: Economic Development
12th Floor, Bram Fischer Building
Cnr Nelson Mandela Drive and Markgraaf Street
PO Box 3704
Tel: +27 51 405 8103 / 8753
Fax: +27 51 405 8310