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Jo-Anne Krieger, South Africa, Local Economic Development - Summit 2012

Jo-Anne Krieger, South Africa, Local Economic Development - Summit 2012

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COUNTRY: SOUTH AFRICALOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICESUMMIT AND AWARDSDATE : 23-25 APRIL 2012 VENUE : JOHANNESBURG
 “
365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND EMPOWER WOMEN 
”     
WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY 
   P   R   O   J   E   C   T   S  :   L  o  c  a   l   E  c  o  n  o  m   i  c   D  e  v  e   l  o  p  m  e  n   t
 
HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM? 
Labour seasonal andsocial grant dependency
High unemployment rate: May-September
Migration/evictions fromfarms
Skills shortage, 36 %illiteracy
SLOW GROWER(3-5%)
Togrow the local economy inorder to increaseopportunities for participationand equity in EPWP and CWP
Reduce the number of indigenthouseholds by providing bridgesto employment for all those whowant work 
Creating opportunities for youngpeople to empower themselves
Improving the skills and capacity
of women and women’s groups
especially those active withinpoverty pockets and on farms;
WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY 
   P   R   O   J   E   C   T   S  :   L  o  c  a   l   E  c  o  n  o  m   i  c   D  e  v  e   l  o  p  m  e  n   t
 
IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT? 
TheWhitePaperonLocalGovernmentprovidesthecontextandthedirectionfor
theroleofmunicipalitiesineconomic
development.TheWhitePapersays:
Local
Governmentisnotdirectlyresponsibleforcreatingjobs,BUTmust
createtheenvironment
MaketheNewEconomicGrowthPathPlanwiththefocusontargetedjob
opportunitiesareality!!
   P   R   O   J   E   C   T   S  :   L  o  c  a   l   E  c  o  n  o  m   i  c   d  e  v  e   l  o  p  m  e  n   t
WITZENBERG MUNICIPALITY 

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