As one of South Africa’s best performing precincts, the Sibaya Coastal Precinct showcases distinctive qualities and is set to be a city of the future. As a mixed-use node that will provide a range of amenities and commercial offerings, the Sibaya Coastal Precinct has now become a hub of activity that provides a positive impact on the surrounding communities.
With the addition of the latest development within the precinct, Salta Sibaya’s construction will provide an estimated 300 000 direct and indirect jobs within the area. To enhance this opportunity, Devmco Group has spent the last 6 months liaising with local communities to create a unique holistic system that will benefit the various members involved in projects within the Sibaya Coastal Precinct.
According to Stuart Meyer, Development Director at Devmco Group, “We started our engagement with eThekwini Ward 58 members and have set up a successful Project Support Committee, made up of 12 community leaders, one from each voting district, and three forum members. We have employed a facilitator who manages and chairs this committee, to ensure that it is run professionally.”
This specialised system will create employment sustainability and a platform that will aid in ongoing support to the communities. “To enhance and support this interaction between the Sibaya Coastal Precinct and the local committee we have, over the past 6 months, set up a Portal to allow employers to post opportunities, and employees to register their availability and trade,” continues Meyer. The portal will serve as an easy medium for both employers and employees to utilise.
The platform will also assist in tracking community employment, ensuring transparent and equitable opportunity for all. This portal will remain active and in use through and post construction of Salta Sibaya and will extend to all Devmco Group developments.
Development and construction of property will continue to play a vital role in job creation. This corporate social responsibility project will continue to enhance the precinct for years to come as an integral part of the socio-economic standing of the Sibaya Coastal Precinct.