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Sustainable Public Transport and Sport - A 2010 Opportunity
Commissioning Unit: South Africa
Evaluation Plan: 2013-2020
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 12/2014
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: South Africa
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
1. Recommendation: The Department (DoT) still needs to strengthen its programmes to assist in the capacity building of provincial and municipal governments to plan, design, implement, operate and maintain sustainable transport systems in smaller cities in South Africa
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/18] [Last Updated: 2015/02/16]

The Department of Transport is in agreement that strengthening of capacity in the provincial and local spheres of government is central to the successful implementation of viable public transport projects and there are various support initiatives being undertaken to strengthen provincial and municipal governments.

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation: Strengthen planning of all transport projects at the local level where capacities for transport planning and project implementation are weak
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/18] [Last Updated: 2015/02/16]

Government is committed to the phasing in of Integrated Public Transport Networks, and the focus will also be extended to the districts outside of the major cities. The 2007 Public Transport Strategy is currently being reviewed, and some shift in policy is envisaged to ensure that emphasis is not only on metropolitan areas, but that there is a more equitable distribution of resources and benefits from improved public transport. The emphasis will be on the implementation of area specific and appropriate mobility solutions, incorporating all modes of transport and ensuring proper integration.

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation: The GoSA and DoT should also assist provincial and municipal governments in responding to the challenges of sustaining their new transport systems through identification of new revenue streams related to reducing municipal operational costs and green urban development
Management Response: [Added: 2014/12/18] [Last Updated: 2015/02/16]

National government, through a process led by the National Treasury, is reviewing the current funding streams for public transport, across all spheres, to ensure more optimal use of existing funds, which should lead to improved outputs and outcomes. These municipalities will receive increased national government support on planning and designing appropriate services, as well as the negotiation process with existing, informal Public Transport operators. The department is in the process of developing national guidelines for the negotiation process, and will also take a leading role in the process, ensuring more uniform procedures and outcomes.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Develop national guidelines for the negotiation process
[Added: 2015/02/16] [Last Updated: 2015/09/14]
DoT 2015/01 Completed

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