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The wider objective of the project is increased economic development & growth in South African mining towns.<br />
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The specific objective is for Local Authorities to actively engage partners to co-implement mining Social & Labour Plans (SLP) projects.<br />
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The expected results of the project are: <br />
1: Increased capacity of LAs to engage with mining companies.<br />
2: Improved capacity of LAs to empower community members for effective public participation.<br />

Objective: Contributing to social and economic development through stimulating Local Economic Development (LED)<br />
Target group: 15 local governments, 3 Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs) and the national association of local governments SALGA<br />
Intended result: Local governments are better able to promote economic development<br />
Activities: Coaching, training, workshops and network meetings<br />
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Local governments in developing countries play an increasing role in stimulating and facilitating economic and social development. Not only are citizens demanding better government services; central governments are delegating ever more tasks to local governments' duties. One can think of clean streets, clean drinking water, working sewers, a valid title deed registration system, support in setting up businesses. Local administrators are not always well equipped to properly fulfil this role. <br />
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