The urban renewal program is a presidential program that was launched in 2001 by the then president his Excellency Thabo Mbeki, Galeshewe was chosen as one of the eight nodal areas nationally. The program was an inter-sectoral initiative which seeks to approach nodal development piloting 3 spheres of government. This initiative primary focus was to address underdevelopment, spatial and socio-economic deficiencies in previously disadvantaged townships throughout South Africa. The program is funded through National Treasury under the Neighbourhood Development Partnership Grant (NDPG) and Provincial Government, Department of Cooperative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs (CoGHSTA). The programme initially target Galeshewe only and in presiding years a council decision was taken jointly with COGSHTA spread to other destitute townships within the Municipal boundaries.