local economic development

Promotion of Secondary Industrial Development & Clustering in Mpumalanga: stainless steel and chemicals clusters

“Altman et al. assess the potential for the development of a stainless steel cluster in the Middleburg/ Witbank area and a general petrochemicals cluster in Secunda. They identify concrete opportunities that would provide a platform for the development of small and medium enterprises that will generate employment opportunities. They reveal opportunities for cluster development in…


Municipal Case Studies: pursuing socio-economic through local procurement

This report reviews a series of case studies where municipalities win South Africa sought to leverage their to promote socio-economic objectives. It is part of a larger study to support Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in developing its own procurement programme. A central question was to explore how dedicated programmes to achieve significant socio- economic objectives through…