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Business and the NDP

The article is on Township Business which has a good story to tell and includes, entrepreneurship, growth, public sector incentives [Jobs fund], private sector, youth and is spatially well located.
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Small Towns Development Initiative (STDI)

This brochure is a summary of practices and experiences of the Small Towns Development Initiative. It was compiled by the three partner institutions, the Afrikaanse Handelsinstituut (AHI), the Department of Cooperative Governance (DCOG) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale...
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LOCAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (LRED) TOOLKIT

LOCAL AND REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (LRED) TOOLKIT
This toolkit is intended for use by LRED Process Facilitators—DTI Provincial Staff , DILG Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs)—for supporting LGUs in kicking off and sustaining LRED processes and guiding them through the different stages and LRED Moderators—Private Business...
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Consolidated Local Government Tourism Intervention, Support and Capacitation Programme

The National Tourism Sector Strategy (NTSS) recognises Local Government as a key partner/stakeholder in growing tourism and achieving its outcomes. There is also an acknowledgement that in its current form, Local Government is far from being able to carry the required functions related to tourism...
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A better future for young people: What cooperatives can offer

ILO information note Too many young people are experiencing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work, as well as persistently high working poverty. The cooperative form of enterprise provides young people a means to create their own employment, find jobs with...
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Bridging the Economic Divide in Urban Areas of Namibia: Townships within the Local Economic Development Framework

Two decades after independence the legacy of Apartheid is still clearly visible in Namibia as towns continue to be segregated along ethnic lines. This study takes on to evaluate in how far not only urban populations are divided but also urban economies. In Gobabis, Windhoek, Luderitz and Oshakati...
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ICT for Rural Economic Development: Five Years of Learning

Rural economic development has been a priority within IICD’s strategy since IICD was first established 15 years ago. During the past five years, 35 projects have been supported in nine countries as part of IICD’s overarching programme to promote socio-economic development through increased ICT...
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Internet Matters - The Quiet Engine of the South African Economy

It has long been believed that South Africa has the largest Internet economy in Africa. However, just how much of a contribution the Internet makes to the overall economy has never been quantified. There have been numerous studies of the Internet’s contribution to the economies of most advanced and...
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The PPD Handbook: A Toolkit for Business Environment Reformers

Why a handbook on public-private dialogue? In recent years there has been growing interest in the potential for dialogue between the public and private sectors to promote the right conditions for private sector development and poverty reduction. There is an emerging body of case studies and...
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GENESIS: The launch of a new approach to economic development in the Breede Valley Municipality

In the Breede Valley Municipality in the Western Cape, the municipal government recognizes the need to address problems of unemployment, inequality and poverty in the municipality. The municipal unemployment rate is at 18.8% according to narrow definition of unemployment, which exclude discouraged...
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The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development: 10 Things you Should Know

The Role of Local Elected Officials in Economic Development: 10 Things you Should Know was the result of a partnership between the National League of Cities Center for Research and Innovation and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). IEDC staff were instrumental in facilitating a...
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A Toolkit for Community Dialogues

A dialogue is a forum that draws participants from as many parts of the community as possible to exchange information face-to-face, share personal stories and experiences, honestly express perspectives, clarify viewpoints, and develop solutions to community concerns. Unlike debate, dialogue...
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Kickstarting Processes of Local and Regional Economic Development: A Manual for LRED Facilitators

The manual starts by providing an overview of essential characteristics of the approach (section 2.1) and placing it into the context of the sustainable development paradigm (chapter 2.2) as well as the concept of systemic competitiveness (section 2.3). Chapter 2.4 explores strategic options for...
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NSBAC: Strategic Business Plan 2010 - 2013

NSBAC: Strategic Business Plan 2010 - 2013
In terms of the National Small Business Act, 1996 (Act No. 102 of 1996), adapted as the National Small Business Amended Act, 2003 (Act No. 26 of 2003), the Minister of Trade and Industry facilitated the establishment of an advisory body. This body would represent and promote the interests of the...
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