Mgaga - Urban Planner/ Town Planner - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Nosi Mgaga

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Services

Urban Planner/ Town Planner

Summary:

Communication skills;interpersonal skills; management skills; computer skills; presentation skills; negotiation skills, financial skills;presentation skills and research skills.

Work History

Area Development Planner

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality

From November 2004

* Process, evaluate and give recommendations on applications received for development.
* Apply the development controls in approved municipal policies and requirements.
* Conduct site inspections by visiting the sites.
* Evaluate second dwelling applications to ensure compliance with Town Planning Scheme and Council Policy
* Assess site development plans and building plans.
* Update current policies and facilitating new policies and statistics.
* Inform Development Planning inspectors of illegal uses and other relevant information for contraventions to ensure enforcement of legislation and policies.
* Advise Regional and Corporate Planners regarding area development and action plans.
* Advise developers, public and consultants on all town planning matters.
* Implement MSDF, RSDF's and local SDF's in the processing of development applications in order to achieve the spatial vision of the department.
* Deputize for the Area Manager when required in his/her absence to ensure continuation.
* Draft of conditions of establishments for new townships as part of the written reports to finalize township applications.
* Training of students
* Other tasks:
➢ Nominated by the director of spatial planning to represent the municipality on two days Town Planning Conference in 2005.
➢ Seconded to work in a team for Regional Spatial Development Framework (RSDF) & MSDF Review with Gibb for 1 year and 6 months from June 2013.

Reason for leaving: Need career change and growth

Senior Town Planner/ Programme Manager

Dept. of Housing National Office PTA

February 2004 - October 2004

level: Assisting the Director with:
* Management of the human settlement development programme,
* The presidential pilot projects on rentals housing and other special programmes
* related to housing and human settlement
* The preparation of infrastructure policy strategy
* Providing support for the implementation of the presidential urban development and the integrated rural development programme
* The planning and implementation of human settlement related projects and or advise on such projects
a. Ensuring that proposed projects are included and prioritized in the IDP's of the municipalities
* Assessing and evaluating provincial business plans submitted by the municipalities and making
recommendation to the project steering committee for approval
* Assign conditions to projects to ensure effectiveness
* Writing monthly reports for projects
* Scrutinizing budget reports from the managers of nine provinces.
* Managing and advising projects managers of all nine provinces with regards to projects
funded by the programme.
* Advising and assisting municipal managers in business plan preparation for fund applications.
Reason for leaving: Contract position
Director/ Supervisor: Sanet Pohl 012- 421 1306

Researcher on Casual Basis

Market Decision Rundburg JHB

June 2003 - January 2004

Conducting surveys for housing foundation projects (Alexandra and Johannesburg areas);
* Writing recommendation regarding the findings.

Town Planner/Project Coordinator

APS Plan Africa Town Planners, JHB

November 2002 - May 2003

Project 1: Umtata East London Railway Projects: 5 Million
* Collecting and gathering IDP's for the municipalities within the project
* Conducting research on spatial planning aspects
* Providing professional and technical spatial planning inputs to projects stakeholders
* Investigating and identifying existing economic development projects
* Negotiating and marketing the projects to private sectors IDP's revision for the effected municipalities
* Writing monthly progress reports
* Identifying encroachments within rail reserves
* Survey analysis and land use proposal within the existing stations
* Use proposal for existing station buildings.
* Identifying development strategies for community upliftment
* Resettlement strategies

* Marketing the projects to private sectors
* Introducing and workshoping the project to traditional leaders of the effected areas
* Assisting the effected municipality in the revision of IDP's
* Writing monthly progress reports
* Identifying encroachment within rail reserves
* Land use proposal within the existing stations
* Proposal for station building use
* Identifying development strategies for community upliftment , and
* Settlement and resettlement strategies

Project: 2 Gautrain Projects: Consortium Project
* Land use identification within proposed stations e.g. Pretoria; Centurion; Sandton; Rosebank and Johannesburg
* Survey analysis for feasibility studies
* Identifying land for development purposes

Project: 3 Botswana Spatial Development Framework (SDF) Projects
* Project co ordination
* Gathering and collating information for SDF preparation
* Conducting research on spatial planning aspects
* Strategy formulation

Project:4 Modikwa Platinum Mine Project
* Providing professional and technical spatial planning inputs to stakeholders
* Land use and site development plan proposals
* Community facilitation regarding land use plan proposal

Senior Town Planning Technician

East London Municipality

July 1997 - August 2002

* Advising public with development procedures,
* Dealing with public complaints and queries,
* Dealing with subdivision and rezoning applications,
* Circulating applications to relevant departments,
* Writing reports for council approval,
* Compiling information for Mdantsane Urban Renewal Project business plan,
* Assisting community in identifying land for agricultural projects,
* Assisting community in compiling business plans for housing subsidy applications,
* Conducting community development forum meetings,
* Scrutinising building plans,
* Site inspections,
* Land audit and evaluation for housing projects.
* Providing public with site information for development purposes.
* Supervising and training students and junior technicians.
* Identifying vacant land for development purposes,
* Conducting IDP workshops,
* Preparation of base plans for township layouts
* Upgrading informal settlements
Reason for leaving: Relocated to Johannesburg

Dept. of Local Government .& Housing Umtata EC Supervisor

Nobuzwe Soldati

January 1992 - February 1997

* Attending rezoning and subdivision application
* Updating structure plans
* Site inspections and survey analysis
* Township layouts preparation and informal settlement upgrading
* Attending land use board meetings
* Doing land audit for affordable housing projects
* Conducting feasibility studies for pilot projects
* Conducting environment impact assessment studies for proposed sites
* June 1993-December 1993 seconded by the department to Umtata Municipality for further in-service training
* April 1995- June 1996 seconded to Scott Wilson Kirkpatrick Development Managers, Durban
Assisting Project Manager: in ward demarcation project for the Durban City Council and also capturing data for GIS mapping.

Reason for leaving: Career growth and change


7. OTHER INVOLVEMENTS

* June 1994 holidays: Student Technician in Mackewitz & English Associates, assisting the manager in the compilation of Cato Manor Development Framework project; preparation of base plan for the development; proposal of activity nodes and analyzing the slope of the area.
* Survey Enumerator for Statistics SA in 1995
* 1999 & 2000 Presiding Officer for IEC Elections
* 2005 Deputy Presiding Officer in one of the Edenvale Voting stations

Projects

Project 3: Ekurhuleni Regional Spatial Development Framework Review

Facilitation and co-ordination of project streams

Project : 2 Gautrain Projects: Consortium Project

 Land use identification within proposed stations e.g. Pretoria; Centurion; Sandton; Rosebank and Johannesburg
 Survey analysis for feasibility studies
 Identifying land for development purposes

Project 1: Umtata East London Railway Projects: 5 Million

 Collecting and gathering IDP’s for the municipalities within the project
 Conducting research on spatial planning aspects
 Providing professional and technical spatial planning inputs to projects stakeholders
 Investigating and identifying existing economic development projects
 Negotiating and marketing the projects to private sectors IDP’s revision for the effected municipalities
 Writing monthly progress reports
 Identifying encroachments within rail reserves
 Survey analysis and land use proposal within the existing stations
 Use proposal for existing station buildings.
 Identifying development strategies for community upliftment
 Resettlement strategies

Qualifications & Certifications

INTRODUCTIION TO LATEST LANDUSE TREADS CERTIFICATE

Urban & Regional Planning Cert. University of Pretoria

Development Planning

Wits University

Development Planning

Wits University

WB RUBUSANA HIGH SCHOOL

Planning

ML Sultan Technikon

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