The IUDF is a policy initiative of the Government of South Africa, coordinated by the Departments 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.
COGTAâ€™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.
The IUDF underwent extensive consultation process in the past three years. Out of this process an urban vision of creating â€œliveable, safe, resource-efficient cities and towns that are socially integrated, economically inclusive and globally competitive, where residents actively participate in urban lifeâ€ was developed. As well as, alignment of peopleâ€™s jobs, livelihoods and services promises an urban dividend that can reset the countryâ€™s social and economic growth trajectory.
This policy will also deal with challenges of transformation from apartheid spatial planning and the increased continuing urbanisation in the country.
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