Stellenbosch IDP/SDF discussion document
Stellenbosch Municipality is in the process of preparing an Integrated Development Plan (IDP) and a Spatial Development Framework (SDF) for the Greater Stellenbosch. At the request of the executive committee of e’Bosch, this report was prepared by the undersigned in consultation with e’Bosch as a contribution to the public discussions that are taking place during the preparation of the IDP/SDF process and with due regard for the commitments e’Bosch have made in the joint endorsement of the Declaration of Intent between Stellenbosch Municipality and the University of Stellenbosch on 12 July 2012. At the heart of this commitment is to promote a mutual culture (a way of life), which could be handed down to future generations. e’Bosch views this culture as synonymous with a sustainability culture that arises from a sustainable development process. In democratic South Africa, a culture of the above kind commenced with Mr. Mandela’s release from prison in 1990, that introduced a culture of cooperation and nation building and is consistent with the Bill of Rights of South Africa’s Constitution.