Business Trust Community Investment Programme

The Business Trust Community Investment Programme was established to pilot a market-based approach to development in poor communities.    The Business Trust carried out its work by building partnerships and encouraging a cooperative approach to the pursuit of South Africa’s development objectives. The idea was that relationships could be built and trust enhanced by working together through the Business Trust and its projects, sharing perspectives on strategic issues, and communicating the value of partnership

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Die afleiding wat hier gemaak word is dat die program fokus op swart bemagtiging en gebiede (soos hulle dit noem: agterblewenes uit “apartheid” –  daar kan nie bepaal word hoeveel immigrante hierby betrokke is nie.

Gedurende die tydperk 1961 en 1994 was daar presies dieselfde tipe ontwikkelings deur ou regering en besighede gedoen,  maar net onder ‘n ander naam (Nywerheids= ontwikkelings- korporasie het ook oa. nywerhede en woongebiede gevestig wat hoofsaaklik deur privaatsektor gedoen was.    Heelwat tuislande (4) het redelik sterk ontwikkel uit hierdie werkskeppingsprojekte.

Hierdie tipe van werk wat NOK voor 1994 gedoen het, word nooit eers vermeld nie maar alles voor 1994 word as “agtergeblewe” hanteer en as apartheid beoordeel.

Daar was ook nie werklik afstand gedoen van aparte Tuislande soos wat de klerk voorgee nie, die gebiede het almal Trustgebiede geword het.   Net ander benamings wat gevolg het.   Ook onder CPA wetgewing is daar al duisende grondeise afgehandel, met finansiële voordele en elke grondeis, word as CPA geregistreer.  Heelwat is al op die blog geplaas daaroor en dis nie net swart etniese groepe wat grond eis nie, maar Khoi San en Griekwas ook.

In 2007 het Thabo Mbeki miljoene hektaar grond aan Khoi San groepe toegeken, met bates, soos saad, diere, geld, edm.   Meestal is die gebiede ou Tuislande of Britse kroongebiede.   Min titelaktes (privaatreg) word toegeken), aangesien die CPA en Trustgebiede se wetgewing gaan oor Kommunale reg – die wat dit eis en daar woon.  Ingonyama trust as voorbeeld, is slegs kommunaal – lees hul webtuistes, wetgewing sowel hansards in parlement.

Hierdie gebiede is APART van mekaar, ook die 8840 of meer tradisionele leiers, wat uit die staatskas besoldig word.

Die vrae kan letterlik gevra word – Wie van ons was nie arm na die Anglo Boere oorlog nie, want daar was swaar tye na 1910 en 1961 toe ons onsself moes opbou nadat alles deur die Britte afgebrand was.  Die swartes vandag dink alles het op die hemel op ons neergedeel, terwyl ons soms nie eers voedsel gehad het om te eet nie.  So wie (liberales) hulle voer met leuens, sal nog eendag braai in hul eie vet en gaan die leuens hulle nog inhaal in Suid-Afrika.

Weer eens indien dit slegs fokus op swartes is dit myns insiens niks anders as B-BBEE projekte en menseregte skendings nie.    Hoeveel blanke nedersettings in Suid-Afrika is hier opgebou met hierdie programme?  Die program strek ook wyer as ons grensgebiede, maar ook na buurlande.

Hoeveel blankes was 1910-1961 of selfs voor 1994 bevoordeel om besighede te begin en te bedryf?   Daar was nie om uit te deel nie.  Daar was hoeveel skole vanaf 1955-1994 gebou en selfs vir swartes, wat ook weer afgebrand is omdat daar eerder gebrand word as wat daar studeer word.

Sien ook:
This website provides a summary of the work of the Business Trust along with access to the reports, publications, case studies and research produced by the Business Trust or its partners
http://www.btrust.org.za/

Over the 12 years, R1,2 billion was provided by 140 companies in two funding cycles according to a formula based on company size. Interest on those funds amounted to R235 million. In addition, grants were received from government departments for the management of designated projects. The major areas of application were tourism and education, which together absorbed over 60% of the available funds. Administration costs amounted to 5,5% of the funds managed.

R1,8 billion was mobilised and managed by the Business Trust in support of government resources considerably greater than that sum. By working together, business and government were able to improve the lives of four million people. That included 600 000 work seekers who found income and work, 1,5 million learners who improved their performance, and close on 8 000 entrepreneurs who were assisted to expand their businesses.

Challenges in education, employment and local development can be faced and overcome by working together. This cooperative effort provides examples of children in over 900 primary schools gaining a year in reading and writing ability, and in over 500 secondary schools showing a nine-fold improvement in mathematics results. There are models of how business and government worked together to expand employment in priority sectors like tourism and business process outsourcing with an extra 450 000 people employed in tourism and seven of the world’s top ten outsourcing companies now operating in South Africa. This work shows how private sector support can accelerate the implementation of public programmes like those for public works and the provision of infrastructure. It demonstrates how the commercial resources of the private sector can be used to meet the needs of the poor with investment contracts worth over R1 billion signed for one of South Africa’s poorest areas.

By the end of the programme South Africa had:

a tourism sector supporting 450 000 more people than when the Business Trust started
a regional malaria control programme operating in partnership with Swaziland and Mozambique
a Tourism Enterprise Partnership supporting 4 000 enterprises per year
a business process outsourcing industry that has the world’s leading firms investing in and operating call centres and other outsourced facilities from South Africa
a suite of business models for enhancing market inclusion that have given pointers to major national initiatives such as the R9 billion Jobs Fund launched by government in 2011
the Vumelana Advisory Fund providing transaction advisory services for community private partnerships to enhance the productivity of land transferred under the land reform programme
a public works programme capable of operating at four times the size it was when the Business Trust support started in 2004
the Ukulungisa Infrastructure Project Preparation Fund providing preparation services for projects worth over R500 million
1,5 million children with improved reading, writing and mathematics skills to help them through their working life
a restructured further education and training system
a model for public private cooperation for the achievement of practical improvements in the lives of the poor.

develop economic profiles of South Africa’s 21 poverty nodes

A strategy was designed to:
pilot a market-based approach to local economic development in a rural poverty node
identify business models that incorporate the poor as owners, consumers or producers
test institutional mechanisms that link commercial return and development impact
develop institutional arrangements to sustain support for market-based development.

The programme was built around:

five-year pilot project run in one of South Africa’s poorest areas incorporating Maruleng and Bushbuckridge in the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces respectively, (the area is home to some 500 000 people; over half the population did not have access to piped water and 85% earned less than R20 000 per year)

a Shared Growth Challenge Fund that tested the potential to increase the pro-poor impact of commercial enterprises
a series of studies to profile poverty areas, define business models and develop mechanisms that link commercial return and development impact.
By the end of the programme a company had been established to support the development of community private partnerships, the Challenge Fund idea had been taken up by the Jobs Fund established by the National Treasury, and a number of business models had been identified that benefit the poor.

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The purpose of the Business Trust Support Programme for Accelerated Infrastructure Development was to mobilise private support for the development of municipal infrastructure.

It was developed in the context of a historical infrastructure investment deficit with public investment falling from 8,1% of GDP in 1976 to 2,6% in 2002. In response, the government established a large-scale public infrastructure programme with annual spending rising from R85 billion in 2006 to R235 billion in 2009. However the capacity of municipalities to participate in the programme was low with 71% of local authorities under-spending their capital budgets in 2007. It is at this level where the quality of life depends on access to clean water, sanitation, electricity and waste removal.

Ukulungisa Project Preparation Fund created

The Fund which was established by the Business Trust in 2009 enables municipalities to procure project preparation services from the commercial consulting industry.
By 2010, 22 projects were in preparation with a combined value of R637 million.
That figure was set to rise to R826 million by December 2012 with 100 000 households benefitting from improved water, sanitation and other services.
http://www.btrust.org.za/infrastructure.html

LET OP WIE ALMAL BETROKKE IS BY DIE “PROGRAM”

http://www.btrust.org.za/com_investment.html

Business trusts names

http://www.btrust.org.za/partners.html

Business partners

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