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Department of economic development Print E-mail
24 May 2006

 Not only South Africa's economic hub, Joburg is also an urban forest with over 10-million trees

Overview

 

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Visual overview of the Department of Economic Development
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THE City's department of economic development is the command centre for economic growth, engaging with all role players to create an enabling environment for accelerated, shared and sustainable growth. 

Vision
The department’s vision is “a city economy that plays a role as the key economic hub on the continent, and a national economic-growth leader, by ensuring sustainable shared growth that benefits all”.

Its mission, in terms of the City’s Growth and Development Strategy, is “to actively intervene in the city’s economy to shape conditions for accelerated local economic growth that is sustainable and ensures that the benefits and opportunities are equitably spread to all its citizens”.

Mission
The department’s core values are:department of economic development is the command centre for economic growth, engaging with all role-players to create an enabling environment for accelerated, shared and sustainable growth. 

Structure of the department
There are 10 units within the department:

The department is the command centre for economic growth in the City, engaging proactively with all role players to create the enabling environment for accelerated, shared and sustainable growth. It is working towards achieving a nine percent economic growth by 2014, and it is envisaged that this will enable the rest of the country’s economy to grow by at least six percent, to attain Asgi-SA’s objectives.

Value statement

The department's core values are:
  • Vigorously promoting equal access to economic opportunities
  • Participatory decision making where key decisions affecting stakeholders are largely taken by consensus
  • High level of professionalism amongst staff
  • Strict adherence to the South African government Batho Pele principles
  • Running a cohesive and efficient administration
  • Serving as a role model for other departments and stakeholders in terms of its commitment to service delivery

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Economic Development Strategy for the City of Johannesburg

 

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