CBPEP PROJECTS

The projects selected by CBPEP, in collaboration with GTAC, the European Union and DT Global, form an integrated and aligned strategy that addresses Key Results Areas (KRAs), including labour policy support, SMME support, and education and skills development.

You can view all of CBPEP’s projects chronologically below. Click on the drop-down arrows for resources and more information on each project.

2021

Designing, Implementing and Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) System for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package

A project designed to support the Presidential Employment Stimulus Package through the development and effective implementation of a MERL system.

Resource:

Presidential Employment Stimulus:  January 2021 Progress Report

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Status: Active

2020

The Presidential Employment Stimulus: A Rapid Response to a Pandemic-Impacted Job Market

A project supporting a range of programmes, which include expanding public employment, protecting existing jobs and creating new jobs through market-based mechanisms. Building on the policy of inclusive and sustainable economic growth, the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES) is designed to fast-track new job-creation initiatives that complement existing public employment programmes.

Status: Active

Key Results Areas (KRAs):
KRA 1: Labour Policy Interventions
KRA 2: SMME Support
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

A Supportive Regulatory Environment for the Informal Sector

A project that aims to reduce the regulatory burden imposed on informal microenterprises by ensuring that municipal by-laws are cohesive and help informal enterprises to remain economically viable while contributing to employment creation.

Status: Complete

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 2: SMME Support

Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI) Inclusive Economies

A government-led plan to transition young people into the labour market and significantly reduce the high rate of youth unemployment. The PYEI is intended to coordinate, enhance, and scale up existing programmes, bringing together a wide range of partners within government and the private sector. It is the largest and most comprehensive plan to address youth employment in South Africa’s democratic history.

Status: Active

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

Tshwane Waste Picker Integration

This project aims to help the City of Tshwane manage the integration of informal waste pickers into the waste-management value chain. It does this through the development of an enabling policy environment, regulatory framework and implementation guidelines.

Status: Active

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 2: SMME Support

Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) in the South African Clothing Manufacturing Sector for the National Bargaining Council

This project aims to institutionalise SCORE methodology within the clothing and textile sector. In the initial stages, by working with selected businesses, it helped demonstrate a boost in productivity and agility. From there, the potential for adopting the SCORE methodology in other manufacturing sectors is being explored.

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Status: Active

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 2: SMME Support

Colloquium on Employment and Growth

The 2020 colloquium aimed to inform the wider public and stimulate policy debate through the deliberations of the CBPEP Programme Advisory Committee (PAC).

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Status: Complete

2019

Berlin Creative Bureaucracy Study Tour

This study tour saw a delegation from GTAC, with support from CBPEP, attending a gathering for public sector innovators called the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, held in Berlin on 20-21 September 2019. 

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 4: Implementation and Visibility

Resources:

Creative Bureaucracy Study Tour: Report Back

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Status: Complete

Research Colloquium for the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) 

This colloquium for the DSBD and relevant stakeholders, served to highlight the importance of this sector in achieving the goals of the National Development Plan (NDP). The aim was to share knowledge, and interrogate research findings and recommendations in order to develop tangible policy interventions that stimulate growth, promote SMME viability, and further employment creation.

Resources:

Report on the Evaluation of the Body of Research and Policy Findings

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Status: Complete

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 2: SMME Support

Land Reform for Employment Creation in South Africa

This project is developing a series of policy proposals and reports around improving the incomes and livelihoods of up to 2-million subsistence-oriented small holders and 200,000 market-oriented smallholders. It is also exploring the logistics behind the implementation of these policies, including the building of appropriate institutional capacities within Government, partners and beneficiaries.

Resources:

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Status: Active

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 2: SMME Support

Organising to Deliver Services to Small Enterprises: An Institutional Review

This project was designed to provide insights into how Government can configure itself to best support SMMEs and the growth of entrepreneurship. It set out to build capacity at the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) and GTAC. Using a Design Thinking methodology, 87 entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the SMME ecosystem were consulted and a range of secondary sources, including an international benchmarking exercise, were extensively reviewed. The project delivered research findings, a policy position paper and institutional design options to realise the proposed recommendations; ultimately, making further progress towards responsive, citizen-centric policymaking in South Africa.

Status: Complete

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 2: SMME Support

Jobs Summit Research Capacity to support the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac)

A capacity-building project to broaden the knowledge base of Nedlac constituency members. This was achieved through workshops, literature collation and analytical capacity assessment projects and proposals tabled throughout the Jobs Summit processes.

Status: Complete

Key Results Areas (KRAs):
KRA 1: Labour Policy Interventions
KRA 2: SMME Support
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

Design Thinking in Practice Programme

This 3-day Design Thinking in Practice Programme, hosted by the Hasso Plattner School of Design Thinking at UCT (d-school), focused on developing capacity using Design Thinking methodologies. Design Thinking is a human-centred, context responsive approach that works towards developing effective and sustainable solutions. The programme involved multiple stakeholders including the national Departments of Small Business Development and Higher Education and Training, and the Western Cape Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism.

Status: Complete

Key Results Areas (KRAs):
KRA 1: Labour Policy Interventions
KRA 2: SMME Support
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

2018

Basic Package of Support for Youth

With a view to assisting young people in South Africa who are not in employment, education or training (NEET), this project centres on the development of a Basic Package of Support (BPS). To provide the necessary support and opportunities, it builds on policies, research evidence, international best practice and consultation with youth and other stakeholders.

Resources:

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Status: Active

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 1: Labour Policy Interventions

Jobs Summit Colloquium

A project that brought together Government, business, labour and community organisations to advance job-creation. The aim was to provide a platform for open discussion on the challenges faced by all social partners in the creation of jobs. The Summit itself is a step towards a coordinated effort to raise employment by 11-million to reach 24-million by 2030, in-line with the National Development Plan.

Resources:

Jobs Summit Colloquium Papers

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Status: Complete

Key Results Areas (KRAs):
KRA 1: Labour Policy Interventions
KRA 2: SMME Support
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

Boosting Digital Skills in the Western Cape

This research and action project has two main aims: 1) to advance digital skills in order to help stimulate employment and future-proof the Western Cape economy, and 2) to assist the province in becoming a leading digital hub in the global economy by 2030. To achieve these aims, the project helped to embed digital skills across all sectors in the Western Cape. Particular emphasis was placed on strategic growth sectors: Information and communication technology (ICT); retail and wholesale; business and financial services; media and film; and tourism.

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

Resources:

Digital Skills: A Descriptive Infographic

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Roadmap Report: Digital Skills

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Western Cape Digital Skills:  AS-IS Report

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Western Cape Digital Skills:  TO-BE Report

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Western Cape Government Skills Boost Website

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Status: Complete

Capacity Building Workshops

Capacity-building project to broaden the knowledge base of the Nedlac constituency members through workshops, the collation of literature and analytical capacity assessing projects and proposals tabled throughout the Jobs Summit processes.

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Annex 1 Guidelines for CN Breakaway Session 1

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Annex 2 Guidelines for TOR Breakaway Session 2

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Status: Active

Tracking TVET College Graduates

In order to better understand the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) employment outcomes, this project uses a TVET college graduate destination survey mechanism. Data generated will contribute to effective policy and planning, and will also complement the use of labour market intelligence and the Pathway Management System being developed as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI).

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Status: Active

Key Results Area (KRA):
KRA 3: Education and Skills Development

Reviewing National Definitions for Small Enterprises

The aim of this project is to update Schedule 1 of the National Small Business Act (NSBA), which defines various parameters of micro, small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMMEs).

Amendments to this schedule will ensure that these definitions are relevant and applicable to the current structure and nature of SMMEs. The proposed amendments will be informed by various methodologies and statistical research, along with input from a stakeholder workshop and proposal document.

Key Result Area (KRA)
KRA 2: SMME Support

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Update to Schedule 1 of NSBA Final Report

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Annual Review of Small Businesses and Cooperatives

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Redefining Small Enterprise

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Status: Complete

A Partnering Framework for Employment Creation

This project aimed to support GTAC in fulfilling its role as a collaborative intermediary organisation of choice in building a capable state. It focused specifically on the adoption of a Partnering Framework in order to identify the tools, processes and principles required to do development differently. It also identifies the conditions that would enable successful partnerships and sustainable influence.

Resources:

GTAC Workshop Report

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Summary of the GTAC Partnering Framework

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Status: Complete

Feasibility Study and Business Case for National Career Development Services (CDS)

With a view to fine-tuning the business case for the establishment of the National Career Development Services (CDS), this project used a feasibility study and business case scenario to aid in the design of a recommended institutional form, as well as to prepare for its financing.

Status: Complete

Key Result Area (KRA):
KRA 1: Labour Policy Interventions

GTAC Strategic Review and Design Thinking Workshop

A workshop to review the GTAC strategic processes with the aim of improving its value proposition. In particular the workshop explored how Design Thinking principles could be incorporated into GTAC’s capacity-building work. Design Thinking is a citizen-centric approach to problem-solving that employs rapid prototyping and solution iteration, while also encouraging collaborative, multi-stakeholder engagement.

Status: Complete

2017

Knowledge Management Strategy

The project aimed to help GTAC to develop a more efficient knowledge-management strategy, with the benefit of a supporting technology strategy. In addition to the two strategies, the project included a roadmap to guide their implementation.

Status: Complete

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