Kayamandi development services
Kayamandi Development Services is a SMME company of development economists and planners which provides multi-disciplinary services, for public and private entities, pertaining to all aspects of social, socio-economic and economic development. The company's products and services cover the entire spectrum of urban and rural development planning and the following fields of expertise:
Economic analysis and development based on supply & demand factors to assess market gaps & opportunities.

Components include:
  • Economic monitors
  • Investment environment
  • Sector strategies
  • Value-chain development
  • Investment attraction & marketing
  • Investment guides and incentives
  • Urban and rural development
  • Inner City Revitalisation
Local Economic Development (LED): based on identifying the options and opportunities available to broaden the local economic base of an area in order to address the creation of employment opportunities and the resultant positive spin-off effects throughout the local economy.

Components include:
  • Policy and strategic directives alignment
  • Macro and micro overview of physical, social, economic, and spatial environment
  • Business surveys and investment climate analysis
  • Detailed local sectoral analysis
  • Strategic framework with thrusts, programmes, and projects
  • Project identification, prioritization, and costing
  • LED implementation, organisational restructuring, and roles and responsibilities
  • Spatial economic plans
  • Monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Marketing and Investment strategies
  • Incentive policies
  • Feasibility studies
Surveys (household and business) aimed at obtaining updated business and household information which is vital for planning, monitoring and evaluation, development of interventions, determination of priorities and allocation of resources, etc.

Components include:
  • Business audits and surveys
  • Early Warning Systems for business retention
  • Business attraction and investment climate
  • Product satisfaction surveys
  • Settlement audits and census
  • Household counts and surveys
  • Socio-economic livelihood characteristics
  • Macro social profiles
  • Social analysis and development strategies
  • Database development
  • Socio-economic information systems
Social and labour plans: that provide suitable implementation activities which addresses the requirement of the Mining Charter, relevant national priorities, and alignment to the mining house's strategic objectives are drafted.

Components include:
  • Social component
  • Labour component
  • Promote employment
  • Advance social and economic welfare
  • Ameliorate social and economic impact
Demographic and economic modelling to project future spatial growth based on knowledge of interrelationships between population and economic development variables.

Components include:
  • Business audits and surveys
  • Economic monitors and databases
  • demographic surveys
  • settlement counts
  • current baseline population updates/refinement
  • economic sectoral growth
  • growth scenarios and forecasting
  • projections of growth areas/nodes
  • spatially modelling future development needs with time intervals
  • geographic information systems
Social and economic impact assessments based on determining the costs and/or benefits to society, businesses, the economy, and the environment; as brought about by change. Components include:

  • social impacts
  • socio-economic impacts
  • economic impacts
  • tourism impacts
  • land use impacts
  • input-output modelling and analysis
  • cost-benefit analysis
Housing research and demand analysis of urban and rural human settlements.

Components include:
  • Housing demand and affordability
  • Housing development strategies
  • Housing sector plans
  • Housing policies
  • Housing monitoring and evaluation
  • Housing impact assessments
Property analysis and feasibilities based on determining supply, demand and net-effective demand of residential, industrial and commercial property markets.

Components include:
  • Residential demand and mixed-used developments
  • Industrial demand
  • Retail demand
  • Office demand
  • Logistics demand
  • Filling stations demand
Feasibilities and business plans development, based on converting high-level project concepts in all economic sectors to packaged investment opportunities and fully implementable and sustainable projects.

Components include:
  • demand and supply studies
  • project packaging
  • feasibilities
  • business plans
  • funding applications and attainment
  • implementation manuals
  • marketing and attainment of potential partners
Tourism development. Through applied and relevant research, Kayamandi has developed a detailed understanding of the marketplace and the factors that drive demand for tourism products and experiences.

Components include:
  • tourism audits
  • tourism master plans and strategies
  • tourism feasibilities and business plans
  • tourism database and websites
Project implementation and on the ground delivery of local businesses and creation of jobs.

Components include:
  • project identification and prioritisation
  • business plans
  • attainment of funds and/or partners
  • beneficiary participation
  • location and facilities attainment
  • project design and construction
  • management team and staffing
  • facilitate access to training
  • machinery and equipment attainment
  • marketing plan
  • Financial and accounting system
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Final handover
Kayamandi development services
Updated : 11 September 2014
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