SENIOR MANAGER: AREA BASED DEVELOPMENT - Ref: TEDA059/2019
TSHWANE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (TEDA)

Competencies and Qualifications
Post Graduate Degree in Town Planning/ or related field. Registration as a Professional with a recognised Council or body such as SACPLAN or equivalent would be advantageous. Minimum 5 years’ experience in a development planning environment with 5 years in a middle management role. The incumbent should have knowledge of developing and implementing business, operational and management systems. Exceptional skills in stakeholder partnering, adaptability, communication, innovation, analytical thinking skills, monitoring and evaluation, judgement and decision making. Valid Driver’s license.

Key responsibilities
The incumbent will report to the Executive Manager: Projects Portfolio Management and will be charged with the responsibility to develop, review, implement, monitor and update Nodal Development and/or Precinct Plans. Development of strategic nodes within the RSDF of the City of Tshwane (CoT). Identify, define and develop plans for strategic precinct areas that have potential for sustainable growth, employment creation and spatial transformation. Package and facilitate priority nodes and precincts for implementation by government/entities or private sector. Develop urban design and project mapping information systems. Facilitate priority infrastructure development projects into City’s Strategic Development/Projects. Ensure SPLUMA public participation compliance with all CoT Area based development initiatives. Provide development planning technical support (including township establishment, zoning) and development rights technical support.

Closing date: 04 December 2019 @ 12h00.

Applications can be submitted to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
TEDA subscribes to the principles of employment equity in its recruitment processes.
Prospective employees will be subjected to security vetting.
NB: Applicants who have not received any correspondence from us within six weeks of the closing date can consider their applications unsuccessful.
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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

Sub-Committee A has three postdoctoral fellowships available for research in the human and social sciences, STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

Closing Date : 10:00 on 25 November 2019

Guidelines:

  1. The fellowships are awarded to permanently appointed C1 personnel (hosts), who then advertise for possible candidates. The final appointment of the preferred candidate must be approved by Subcommittee A.
  2. The aim of these fellowships is to bring in expertise from outside. Postdoctoral candidates who obtained their doctorates from Stellenbosch University will only be considered for funding if the host can provide sufficient evidence that he/she has made a credible effort to attract an external candidate but has been unable to recruit someone with the required background and skills.
  3. Applications will be competitive. Evaluation of applications will be based on the academic merit of the applicant (host) and of the proposed research project.
  4. Fellowships are awarded for a period of one year, with possible extension to a second year based on satisfactory progress and outputs, and dependent on availability of funds.
  5. Current grant holders may not apply.
  6. A suitable candidate must be recruited within six months after the fellowship has been awarded to the host.
  7. In 2020, the value of the postdoctoral fellowship will be R230 000. The host is allowed to top up this grant, but it may not be held concurrently with another postdoc grant. (In such an instance, the host should rather apply for a supplement towards the other grant.)
  8. The grant does not include running costs. It is the responsibility of the host to ensure that there are adequate funds available from other sources to cover the running costs of the project.

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE JOURNAL EDITOR: TOWN AND REGIONAL PLANNING

We are seeking expressions of interest to join the Editorial Team and become the Editor of Town and Regional Planning (ISSN 1012-280), if possible, from 1 January 2020.

Criteria for applicants:

Responsibilities:

The key role of a journal editor is to promote scholarship in spatial planning, whilst also promoting the journal as a significant journal to publish in. The editor will need to encourage new- and established authors to submit articles and ensure a reliable panel of expert reviewers. The Editor is also responsible for offering feedback to reviewers when required and ensure constructive feedback to authors.

In terms of responsibilities:

A Letter of reference must accompany a comprehensive academic Curriculum Vitae and be submitted by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it not later than 30 September 2019. Correspondence and enquiries may be lodged to Prof. Das Steyn (Journal Editor) and/or Prof. Ernst Drewes (Chairman: Editorial Board).

Prof Das Steyn: 051 401 2893 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Prof Ernst Drewes: 018 2992 3543 / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Note: This is a voluntary role for which there is no remuneration. Individuals who are interested should be able to undertake the role on that basis and be able to commit time to the role on a regular basis.


VACANCY FOR REGISTERED TECHNICAL TOWN & REGIONAL PLANNER

We are offering a vacancy for a qualified & registered Technical Town & Regional Planner in our Professional Practice situate on the KZN South Coast.

Requirements for the vacancy, include, but not limited to:

Any Prospective Planning Technicians, who are interested and satisify the above mentioned requirements, may apply for the full time position through forwarding through their CV Resumes, together with copies of their IDs, Qualifications and Certificates of Registration, through to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , after which we will contact them.