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In South Africa, the water sector is currently being revised, whereby the water regulating role is being decentralised to newly to be established organizations called Catchment Management Agencies (CMAs). The Kingfisher II Programme 2017-2018, as a follow up to Kingfisher I (2012- 2016) aims to support nine Catchment Management Agencies in their water regulating role to improve water governance at local level and thereby create a platform for innovative solutions. This would in turn enhance economic development in a sustainable manner. <br />
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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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