Led by Acting Chairperson Hon. Mpapa Kanyane, The Economic Development, Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development The EDEARD Committee wants to hear your views on the Gauteng Township Economy Development Bill [G003-2021].  Join the session and interact with the Committee and the Department of Economic Development. Watch the presentations, ask any questions you may have and share your views. The hearings are scheduled as follows: Dlamini Multi-Purpose Hall (25 Jan) / Ivory Park North Hall (27 Jan) / Randfontein IEC Hall (1 Feb).

What the Bill does

  • Provides a regulatory framework which makes it possible for people living in townships to establish viable and thriving business, enterprises, small enterprises, small enterprise organisations and co-operatives where they live;
  • Introduces an enabling framework to ensure that retail malls and supermarkets that are township-based partner with local township-based enterprises, including the sourcing of some of the products and services from local township-based producers, service providers and manufacturers;Establishes specific procurement rules and programmatic support that allows government and its main contractors―
    • to buy from a large group or groups of township-based enterprises, with systems linking them so they can supply as if they are one large enterprise;
    • to compel enterprises that obtain government contracts to spend a certain percentage of their procurement spend on township-based enterprises or entrepreneurs and co-operatives.
  • Provide an enabling environment for municipalities to―
    • develop taxi ranks into micro central business districts and to support the taxi economy to use its scale to grow supporting value chains and industries;
    • support the development and promotion of a township-based real estate development model to convert areas with high commercial densities into township high streets; and
    • promote and support the development of representative associations of township-based enterprises and non-profit organisations.

Stakeholders through the Portfolio Committee will be given an opportunity to interact with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development on issues emanating from the presentations or proposed Bill.

Schedule of public hearings

The public hearings will convene as follows:


Date: Tuesday, 25th January 2022

Time: 10H00 – 14H00

Venue: Dlamini Multi-Purpose Hall, Soweto, Dlamini, Koma Road


Date: Thursday, 27th January 2022

Time: 10H00 – 14H00

Venue: Ivory Park North Hall, 5712 Tokologo Street, Extension 10, Ivory Park


Date: Tuesday, 1st February 2022

Time: 10H00 – 14H00

Venue: IEC Hall, Corner Sutherland and Pollock Street, Randfontein.


Date: Monday, 7th February 2022

Time: 10H00-14H00

Venue: Eersterust Civic Centre, Main Hall, Eersterust, Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality.

Simulcast to Facebook at https://fb.me/e/6faDx9IV6

Read the Gauteng Township Development Bill

For more information and to RSVP

Mr Thabo Skosana

Senior Committee Coordinator

Cell: 082 967 7478 or Email: tskosana@gpl.gov.za

Mr Ben Dhlomo

Public Participation Officer

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Ms Victoria Mokubetsi

Committee Administrator

Cell: 079 897 2366 or Email: vmokubetsi@gpl.gov.za