Integrated, sustainable human settlement developments

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Integrated, sustainable human settlement developments

The Gauteng Partnership Fund (GPF) is both partner and custodian of integrated, sustainable mega human settlement developments in the Gauteng City Region.

Our role is to bridge the gap between government and the private sector in terms of funding and implementation. In addition, we ensure turnkey planning and coordinated, efficient implementation of mega human settlement projects on strategic provincial land transferred to GPF.

GPF’s mandate is to serve as the funding and implementing agent for integrated, sustainable human settlement developments in the Gauteng City Region and custodian of strategic provincial land transferred to GPF for effective immovable asset management and a coordinated, efficient implementation of mega human settlement projects.

GPF’s functions include:

Fundraising and investment facilitation

We use public sector funding to leverage additional funding and facilitate capital flows into integrated,

sustainable human settlements through the formation of strategic partnerships with local and international donors, development finance institutions and private sector partners.

Project preparation and funding packaging

We assess project readiness and coordinate and facilitate the process to close the project readiness gaps in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. In addition, we develop bankable feasibility studies and facilitate funding and investment in human settlement projects.

Project Financing

We facilitate equitable risk sharing and project financing models.

Project implementation, coordination and oversight

We project manage, monitor and evaluate the development of mega projects by developers and contractors.

Custodianship of strategic provincial land transferred to GPF

We maintain, secure, develop and leverage the value of the land/property to unlock funding for development. The intent is to enhance GPF’s balance sheet for sourcing additional funding for all elements/sectors that comprise integrated, sustainable human settlement developments.

Vision and mission

Our vision is to be Gauteng’s leading funding and implementing partner for delivering integrated, sustainable human settlements.

Our mission is to:                                                                             

• Leverage additional direct financial resources to deliver integrated, sustainable human settlements in Gauteng

• Package mega human settlements to secure optimal capital market investments

• Establish and manage strategic funding partnerships in respect of integrated, sustainable human settlements

• Provide GPF’s funding partners with a sound return on investment

• Ensure proactive, efficient and effective implementation of mega human settlement projects by private sector developers and contractors

• Effectively unlock bulk services’ funding and mega human settlements projects development.

Our value proposition

In support of the spatial transformation of the GCR to develop integrated, sustainable human settlements by leveraging strategic partnerships, providing innovative funding solutions, facilitating effective project implementation, and developing and managing strategic land and property designated to GPF as custodian.

The GPF provides unique value to our strategic partners and beneficiaries including:

• Developers and contractors – by providing structured and innovative funding solutions and effective project implementation and strategic land assets management

• Our shareholder, the Gauteng Department of Human

Settlement (GDHS) – by ensuring the achievement of committed housing delivery targets; and most importantly,

• The millions of people whose lives are changed positively by the development of high-quality human settlement developments and spatial transformation across the Gauteng City Region.

Our values

GPF has a values-driven leadership approach towards crafting a high-performance culture based on professionalism and excellence. Embedded in this culture are our core values, which are teamwork, innovation, integrity, people, and being proactive.

2020 and beyond

The GPF’s strategic goals moving forward are to:

• Raise additional capital to deliver integrated, sustainable human settlements across the Gauteng City Region

• Implement mega human settlement projects efficiently and effectively

• GPF is the custodian, that effectively and economically manages the life cycle of strategic land assets

• Govern and manage the GPF as an organisation effectively and efficiently.

Gauteng Partnership Fund

82 Grayston Drive, Sandton, 2196

T +27 011 685 6600

F +27 011 685 6696

E info@gpf.org.za

W www.gpf.org.za

Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018

Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018

This article was featured on page 88-89 of SABI Magazine Issue 6 - September 2017 - February 2018 .

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