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PROJECTS: Local Economic Development

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS DATE : 23-25 APRIL 2012 VENUE : JOHANNESBURG

EMPOWER WOMEN

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PROJECTS: Local Economic Development

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?


Labour seasonal and social grant dependency High unemployment rate : May-September Migration/evictions from farms Skills shortage, 36 % illiteracy SLOW GROWER(3-5%) To Reduce the number of indigent households by providing bridges to employment for all those who want work Creating opportunities for young people to empower themselves Improving the skills and capacity of women and womens groups especially those active within poverty pockets and on farms;

grow the local economy in order to increase opportunities for participation and equity in EPWP and CWP

WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY

PROJECTS: Local Economic development

IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?

The White Paper on Local Government provides the context and the direction for the role of municipalities in economic development. The White Paper says: Local Government is not directly responsible for creating jobs, BUT must create the environment Make the New Economic Growth Path Plan with the focus on targeted job opportunities a reality!!
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PROJECTS: Local Economic development

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


Public Participation Unemployed Database Expanded Public Works Programme Community Works Programme CATALYST PROJECT: PA HAMLET WALK WAY

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EPWP JOBS

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: Local Economic development
SMALL, MEDIUM, MICRO ENTERPRISE TRAINING (SMME) Gender representivity is as follows: adult males 44; adult females 43; female youth 4 and male youth 10.
ASSISTANCE TO CO-OPS Gender representivity is as follows adult male 25, adult female 47, youth female 9 and youth male 12. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Agri-Tourism Training 19 local youth were involved

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WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

The municipality is implementing a Service delivery plan which is the implementation plan with the time frame from 1 July 2010 until 30 June 2011. This Gender programmes implementation time frame is from 1 July 2010 until 31 December 2011.

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WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
PROJECTS: Local Economic development

7 / 13

80 / 102

56/ 44

134 / 153

56 /6

104 / 39

25/9

47/12

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PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

Witzenberg Local Economic Development Board Cape Winelands District Municipality Provincial department Economic Affairs Department Local Government Department Water Affairs Department Rural development and Land Reform Department Agriculture COGTA

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RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

LED Unit with 2 LED Officers R 100 000 Project Budget Committed Portfolio Councillor & Senior Management LED Board consist of all 13 captains of Industry Smart partnerships with government departments (IGR)
WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY

PROJECTS: Local Economic development

CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?
The municipality make regular use of the municipal newsletter, local news papers and the Community radio station, Valley FM to populate these LED initiatives.
Due to the successful implementation of the PA Hamlet programme the municipality were having three series on Agri-TV on SABC 2.

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

Ensure equity through a transparent unemployed database Monitoring through LED Board and SMME Forum Evaluation through Council Committee on LED

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WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

Establishment of the Witzenberg LED Forum Pilots : CRDP, CWP, Clean Cities Establishment of SMME Forums in 5 towns 900 temporary job opportunities created 196 temporary participants trained in Waste management and Occupational health Partnership with Rural development leading to R 21 million Infrastructure project 85 Indigent persons on CWP

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Launch of our Clean Cities Project

IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

ARTICLE 15-19 OF SADC PROTOCOL: Productive Resources and Employment Improving the web of economic and social infrastructure serving areas of high potential in order to optimise development and growth potential Economic empowerment Building human capacity and improving the portability and marketability of skills.

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SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local Economic development

Witzenberg LED Forum (support & mentoring) SMME Forums in each of the major towns to ensure that the second economy entrepreneurs be move to the first economy of Witzenberg. Ongoing support from governments but crafting our Investment & Integrated Tourism plans to create our own Economic opportunities LED can be implemented in any environment because our people needs jobs

LESSONS LEARNED

Our Constitutional Mandate To lead Vulnerable groups to self reliance Create an enabling environment for formal and informal businesses Strong intergovernmental relationships is critical WE CAN RESTORE HOPE AND DIGNITY!!!
WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY

PROJECTS: Local Economic development