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Call for Nominations for the Gauteng Fashion Industry Council (GFIC) Board 2014/2016
 
The Gauteng Growth and Development Agency would like to invite nominations for industry members with extensive knowledge in the clothing, textiles and fashion industry, to serve on the Gauteng Fashion Industry Council (GFIC) board. The nominees should be willing to be considered for elections...
 

ABOUT THE GAUTENG GROWTH &​ DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

The Gauteng Growth & Development Agency’s (GGDA) strategy is aligned with national and provincial government objectives and processes, thereby creating an investor friendly environment. The GGDA plays a vital role in attracting investment and new business to the Gauteng Province and renders services and assistance to various projects and businesses. The GGDA’s Mandate therefore is; to be the implementation arm of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development (GDED) and to assist the department to lead, facilitate and manage sustainable job creation and inclusive economic growth and development in the Gauteng City Region.​ 


GGDA’s MAIN FUNCTION

The GGDA's business plan sets out six strategic interventions, programmes and projects. It considers high level deliverables by 2014, intended impact, cost and proposed funding mechanisms. These interventions aim to:

  • build local and regional economies for sustainable livelihoods
  • enhance the economic competitiveness of Special Economic Zones (SEZs)
  • accelerate sector support and development
  • create an enabling environment
  • promote a green economy and
  • support targeted projects.

The GGDA’s purpose is therefore to grow the economy by positioning Gauteng as a Globally Competitive City Region (GCR). It aims to demonstrate thought leadership in implementing key programmes and provide support for the development of key sectors of the economy in line with the conventional economic and industrial policies of the Province. Key to this is supporting the growth of the cooperatives economy, facilitation of trade and investment and increased strategic economic infrastructure. The GGDA also aims to ensure that key provincial strategies are supported in a manner that aids the success of those strategies. The GEGDS is seen as an immediate strategy that will be supported by the GGDA.

In line with the GEGDS, the Programme of Action 2012 to 2014 is made up of comprehensive but focused areas of strategic interventions that taken together, will yield high impact in critical success areas in the short-term, whilst simultaneously ensuring traction on long-term projects that are set to significantly transform the Gauteng economy. Many of the projects overlap in terms of meeting more than one objective. The grouping of strategic interventions and projects are simply done to provide a clear and coherent programme focused on delivery and implementation.
The impact measures used to prioritise projects into this programme of action are;

  • Job creation
  • Education
  • Skills improvement and development
  • SMME development
  • Infrastructure development
  • Resource efficiency
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Global competitiveness/reducing the cost of doing of business and
  • Trade and investment

MANDATE

The mandate of the GGDA is to grow the economy by positioning Gauteng as a Globally Competitive City Region (GCR). The Agency aims to demonstrate thought leadership in implementing key programmes and provides support for the development of key sectors of the economy, in line with the conventional economic and industrial policies of the Province.  Key to this is support to Small, Micro and Medium Enterprises (SMMEs) and growth of the cooperatives economy, development of key skills in key sectors, facilitation of trade and investment and increased strategic economic infrastructure. The GGDA also aims to ensure that key Provincial Strategies are supported in a manner that ensures success of those strategies.

VISION

To be the premier catalyst of innovative and sustainable growth and socio-economic development within the Southern African Region.

MISSION

The GGDA creates an enabling environment for growth through targeted investment facilitation, strategic infrastructure development and social transformation, thus positioning Gauteng as a leading Global City Region.

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