CDC-S project management services are available to entities within the public and private sector. Currently CDC-S provides business consulting services to over 250 infrastructure development projects scattered throughout the Eastern Cape, from Mount Fletcher in the far North East to Tsitsikamma in the South West.
DELIVERING TRANSFORMATION THROUGH BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES
Socio-economic development and transformation are vigorously pursued by CDC-S business consulting services through:
- facilitating the development of Small, Medium and Emerging contractors (SME’s),
- undertaking an Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) approach on all projects, and
- encouraging labour based methods of construction to maximise job opportunities.
As part of CDC-S project management services, all projects are constantly monitored and reports on progress are made during implementation and post implementation. CDC-S business consulting services strives for fast delivery and pays particular attention to quality issues and socio-economic imperatives as a means of driving the transformational agenda. CDC-S also addresses occupational safety, health and environmental issues to ensure sustainable development.
BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE. BUILDING SOUTH AFRICA
Some infrastructure projects that have been successfully delivered through CDC-S project management services include:
Department of Health (DoH)
- 31 forensic pathology laboratories
- 3 hospitals
- 1 community health centre
Department of Sport, Recreation, Arts & Culture (DSRAC)
CDC-S has been involved with the DSRAC since 2004 and has successfully rolled out 23 projects valued at R513 million including:
- construction of the archives building in Mthatha,
- 2 museums,
- 2 libraries,
- and the bulk water
- supply and sewerage reticulation at a camp site.
- 14 Sports and Recreation facilities throughout the Province. Sustainability of facilities has been ensured through co- operation with local authorities.
Department of Education (DoE)
CDC-S is involved in the Eastern Cape School Building Program (ECSBP). The nature and size of the projects permit the use of smaller contractors. To date, it has:
- delivered 51 schools to 51 SMEs under the auspices of the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP),
- constructed 100 Early Childhood Development Centres (EDCs),
- 51 Phase 2 EPWP schools and
- 60 schools under the Emergency Programme.
- 800 sanitation seats to 40 schools in areas which have been affected by cholera outbreaks. In the Eastern sector of the Province, approximately 870 schools (178,000 learners) do not have sanitation facilities. The provision of sanitation facilities in these schools remain a major challenge to government. In the process appropriate technologies have been deployed and comprehensive health and hygiene programs have been implemented. An emphasis has been placed on procuring material from local sources (only 12% procured from outside the Province).
National Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism (DEAT)
CDC-S is assisting the National Department of Environmental Affairs & Tourism with the implementation of a tourism information centre in Cradock to the value of R13 million. It includes the construction of 14 self catering chalets and the development of a tourism website for the centre.
CDC-S has used lessons from the development of the Coega Construction Village to deliver approximately 1500 residential houses in Motherwell.