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GPG end-of-term review thematic papers

In mid-2018, the Deputy Director General (DDG) for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation in the Gauteng Planning Division (GPD) asked GCRO to assist with the GPG’s end-of-term review for the 2014-2019 term-of-office. GCRO was asked to prepare a series of thematic papers that the DDG would then use to synthesise an overarching trends and dynamics chapter in the review.

Through the second half of 2018 GCRO staff, working in teams, prepared seven background thematic papers, on:

  1. Demography
  2. Economy
  3. Spatial change
  4. Poverty, inequality and social mobility
  5. Quality of life
  6. Environment and sustainability, and
  7. Governance.

GCRO delivered these papers to GPD in November and December 2018. In January 2019, GCRO further assisted the DDG with his efforts to distill these into an overarching synthesis paper, by providing additional data and comments on draft work. The synthesis paper has been presented at a number of GPG forums, including the Gauteng Executive Council (EXCO) and EXCO Lekgotla.

Other papers have also been presented into various strategic planning workshops. In particular, work on the 'Spatial change' paper was presented to a SAPI spatial transformation seminar, various masters classes, and the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport strategic breakaway in August 2019. And the 'Poverty, inequality and social mobility' paper was presented to the Gauteng EXCO Lekgotla in June 2019, followed by a string of departmental strategic breakaways.

It has been agreed that GCRO will take the background papers forward towards publication as a series of GCRO Occasional Papers in 2019/20. In this process they will be re-organised as a reflection on progress over 25-years of democracy.

Aspects of the synthesis paper are also being redeveloped as an academic paper for publication.

Outputs

Presentations

Rob Moore (August 2019). 'Demographics, mobility & spatial reconfiguration'. Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport Strategic Breakaway, 7 August 2019

Graeme Gotz (August 2019). 'Population dynamics, poverty, inequality and social mobility'. Gauteng Department of Social Development Strategic Breakaway, 5 August 2019.

Michael Sachs and Graeme Gotz (July 2019). ‘Development and change in the Gauteng City Region’. MISTRA / University of Johannesburg Conference on 25 Years of Democracy, 23 July 2019.

Christian Hamann and Richard Ballard (July 2019). 'The spatial make-up of Gauteng: Key elements'. SAPI Spatial Transformation Seminar, Midrand, 12 July 2019.

Graeme Gotz (July 2019). 'Population dynamics, poverty, inequality and social mobility'. Gauteng Monitoring & Evaluation Forum, 5 July 2019.

Graeme Gotz (June 2019). 'Population dynamics, poverty, inequality and social mobility'. Gauteng COGTA Strategic Breakaway, 27 June 2019.

Graeme Gotz (June 2019). 'Population dynamics, poverty, inequality and social mobility'. Gauteng Department of Human Settlements Strategic Breakaway, 24 June 2019.

Rob Moore and Graeme Gotz (June 2019). 'Population dynamics, poverty, inequality and social mobility'. Gauteng Provincial Government EXCO Lekgotla, 17 June 2019.

Richard Ballard (May 2019) 'Spatial trends in Gauteng'. Presentation to Arizona Architecture students, 20 May 2019.

Richard Ballard (April 2019) 'Spatial trends in Gauteng'. Presentation to Wits Masters students - Introductory course on migration and displacement, 23 April 2019.

Graeme Gotz (March 2019). 'Poverty, inequality and social mobility'. Gauteng Provincial Government poverty and urban hunger eradication summit, 28 March 2019.

Graeme Gotz and Christian Hamann (February 2019). 'Poverty, inequality and social mobility'. GCRO Brownbag, 27 February 2019.

Last updated 11 August 2019

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