SANRAL has been entrusted with the task of developing
The approach to development and implementation of projects have undergone considerable changes in the last decade with significant policy shifts in respect of governance, gender, road safety, and training in general. SANRAL supports the notion that economic development cannot be separated from the broader issues concerning the well-being of our young democracy, and fully supports the undeniable linkages between economy, environment and society.
The South African Government was mandated
SANRAL adds value to all the developmental initiatives which are taking place in our 13 year old democracy in the fields of transport, education, health, and development of communities to create life-long benefits. We revel in our role as partners in the development of all our communities and see this as closely aligned to our core function. The simple fact is that economic stability and the strengthening of democracy cannot be separated.
In recognition of the importance of development
The felt needs and self-understanding of people and communities are crucial in their experiences of Development. Furthermore, Development implies the creation of wealth through a consultative practise and should not only address infrastructure provision, but also social and economic development.
These are usually measured in terms of improvements
In metrics such as GDP, life expectancy, literacy, levels of employment, etc, although harder to measure, changes in less tangible soft factors should also be considered. These include issues such as personal dignity, freedom of association, personal safety and freedom from fear of physical harm, and the extent of participation in civil society.
Community Development thus implies that both concrete and abstract human needs will be addressed in a learning process. The process is people driven with the aim to create human development, self-sufficiency and dignity. Participation does not only mean physical labour, but also part of the decision making process during and after the community assessment process.