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The president says the Draft Integrated Urban Development Strategy, which he called for at the beginning of the year, has been produced and will in future be used in government planning.
President Zuma, addressing the local government summit, said the strategy, linked to the rural development programme, sought to foster a shared understanding across government and society about how urbanisation should best be managed.
The president plans to convene a summit meeting on strengthening local government.
According to a statement by the presidency the aim will be “to agree on an urgent action plan to strengthen local government by getting the basics right”.
The Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014-2019 has been released following cabinet approval.
Speaking at the release, the minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation, Jeff Radebe, described the MTSF as “government’s comprehensive plan for implementing the National Development Plan and the commitments in the manifesto of the ANC as the governing party over this five year term”.
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