Hon Deputy Speaker, hon Minister, as this is intergovernmental relations mechanism, are other stakeholders willing to come on board in terms of plan budget and implement jointly? Thank you.
The MINISTER OF CO-OPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL
AFFAIRS: Indeed, it was for that reason that it was decided that we must pilot this. We are piloting it in three districts, OR Tambo in the Eastern Cape, eThekwini in KwaZulu-Natal and Waterberg in Limpopo. These were chosen because they are very different. OR Tambo is very rural but has a lot of potential. EThekwini has both urban and rural space. Waterberg has a lot of mining which does not exist so much in the others.
We find that as we are piloting, yes there is willingness for all stakeholders, government, the national, provincial and the local departments. We are also engaging business when we launch and we talk to them,
they are also willing to participate. Traditional leaders have been willing and they are giving us all sorts of ideas and we meet with as many stakeholders as possible.
We also recognise that we do not have the monopoly of ideas. As we are piloting this, we are also accepting good ideas that are coming from the stakeholders. I think there is willingness; obviously we have to put that willingness into practise. Thank you.