Support the Game Changer
On starting its second term of office in 2014, the Western Cape Cabinet reaffirmed its commitment to achieving its vision of creating a highly skilled, innovation driven, resource efficient, high opportunity society for all.
While we have made progress in realising this vision since first coming into government in 2009, we recognised that there was still a lot to be done.
There are still many people living in poverty in the province and there are a number of challenges that serve as a hindrance to economic growth and job creation.
With this in mind, w focused on identifying top priorities over the five-year term, which could serve as catalysts for major improvements in people’s lives, in particular, the lives of our young people.
Seven priority interventions called Game Changers resulted from this process.
The Game Changers are bold interventions that focus on either leveraging the best opportunities or tackling some of the greatest challenges in the province.
We have set ambitious targets under each Game Changer, which if achieved, will contribute towards accelerating economic growth, job creation and social inclusion.
The seven Game Changers are:
- Expanding Apprenticeships
- Achieving Energy Security;
- Delivering High Speed Broadband;
- Implementing quality e-Learning at schools;
- Expanding quality After School activities;
- Pioneering a major Better Living Model; a development that integrates communities; and
- Reducing Alcohol Related Harms
We have also recognised that, for these Game Changers to make a discernible difference in our province, we need a new method of delivery – one that is innovative, uncompromisingly solutions-orientated, results-focused and performance-driven.
We have committed to this new methodology within provincial government in order to drive change in the Western Cape.
In order to support this new approach, a Delivery Support Unit has been established in the Department of the Premier to provide strategic oversight and guidance to provincial departments and monitor the implementation of the Game Changer plans.
However, we also recognise that government cannot achieve progress alone.
We will only be able to achieve the targets set under our Game Changers through a whole of society approach, where national, provincial and local government work in partnership with business, civil society, communities and individuals.
This is what we mean when we say “Better Together”.
Interested in making a difference in young people's lives?