Economic Profile

Background to the project

All around the world the local government together with its partners both private, and public, are faced with the challenge of improving the quality of life for everyone including the poor and the marginalised.


Local governments are therefore demanding better ways to achieve local economic development which is a cornerstone of sustainable development. The purpose of this Plan is to respond to this demand and help local authorities and their partners address these challenges at Ndwedwe Local Municipality.

The need of the LED Strategy or Plan was identified through the IDP review process. Beyond that the LED would also assist in addressing one of the main challenges faced by the Ndwedwe Local Municipality, i.e. the difficulty in getting a buy-in of all key stakeholders in respect of local economic development.