Agency Development and Support

Blue Crane turns to tourism

Created on 23 October 2013

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There are quite a few things on the boil at the Boschberg Tourism Hub in pretty Somerset East. Several mountain bike trails have been laid out; there are arts and crafts on sale; and small manufacturers are making needed products.

Blue Crane Development Agency

Created on 25 September 2013

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Established in 2004, the Blue Crane Development Agency has identified and implemented key development projects to expand the local economy and create jobs. The projects sectors are tourism, agriculture, aviation, renewable energy and business.

Change comes to Stutterheim

Created on 21 June 2013

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Town regeneration efforts have resulted in a clean, welcoming environment in the Stutterheim CBD. There are smart new stalls for informal traders, and a rather tidy taxi rank. It augurs well for further Aspire plans.

Berry farm is healthy option

Created on 07 June 2013

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Keiskammahoek is pretty, but there is also plenty of poverty and not a lot of economic opportunity. But it is good blueberry growing country – and that is exactly what Aspire is doing through its Amathole Berries Outgrowers Programme.

Big plans for small town

Created on 31 May 2013

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The regeneration of the small town of Stutterheim is continuing apace, and work is nearly done on the Mlungisi Community Commercial Park, which will improve the quality of life of residents of the township.

Woodhouse offers a future

Created on 30 May 2013

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Furniture making is taught at the Abenzi Woodhouse in Stutterheim to hard-working youngsters. It gives National Qualification Framework levels one and two training, which includes marketing and sourcing materials.

Green thinking in Greyton

Created on 23 May 2013

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Greyton is a town in transition – moving from what it was to what it wants to be. At the heart of this is the environment, and the spirit of community.

Farming for Amathole’s future

Created on 22 May 2013

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Co-operatives are bringing much-needed investment and work to the rural Eastern Cape communities of Amabele and Ndakana. Among them are agro-ecological farming, wood products, and bee and honey groups.

Small business directory in Caledon

Created on 14 May 2013

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Funds invested in Theewaterskloof Municipality are helping to grow local businesses through setting up linkages and mentorships – and the traditional but very successful idea of business directories.

Hamburg to lure artists with residency

Created on 25 April 2013

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Emthonjeni Arts is to open later this year in the quiet, beautiful Eastern Cape town of Hamburg. The fishing is good, the beach is fabulous, and the peace and quiet is sublime. It is the perfect spot for artists in residency.

Change comes to Genadendal

Created on 16 April 2013

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Recycling is offering a viable means of sustainable employment for residents of the old Moravian mission, and a long-term business for one enterprising entrepreneur.

Aspire Development Agency

Created on 15 April 2013

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Aspire drives local economic development in Amathole District

Upgrade on cards for Schuinsdraai

Created on 02 April 2013

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The Sekhukhune Development Agency is improving the Schuinsdraai Nature Reserve, on the banks of the Flag Boshielo Dam. The dam is popular for fishing while the reserve offers game viewing.

Plans for Potlake

Created on 28 February 2013

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Once it has been revamped, the Potlake Nature Reserve in the Fetakgomo Local Municipality, in Limpopo, is expected to draw a large number of tourists.

Thaleda goes fishing

Created on 13 February 2013

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The under-utilised Lydenburg Hatchery will soon get a revamp if all goes according to plan.

World brought to Lenyenye

Created on 14 January 2013

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A community centre in the township of Lenyenye in the Greater Tzaneen Municipality in Limpopo has become an information hub for residents, especially drawing young schoolchildren.

Co-op brings hope to Nkowankowa

Created on 20 December 2012

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A Limpopo co-op makes leather goods for sale to locals

Plans afoot for Graskop resort

Created on 12 December 2012

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A Graskop resort will help promote tourism in Mpumalanga

Sekhukhune Development Agency

Created on 07 December 2012

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There are plans to leverage the natural wealth of Sekhukhune

Radio station hits the sweet spot

Created on 30 November 2012

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Community station GTFM provides employment to local youth

Greater Tzaneen Economic Development Agency

Created on 28 November 2012

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Gteda has identified several projects for economic growth

Hope grows for Castle Rock

Created on 27 November 2012

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The Castle Rock Caravan Park in Sabie will soon get a revamp

Thaba Chweu Local Economic Development Agency

Created on 07 November 2012

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Thaleda is tapping into the economic potential of Thaba Chweu

Community of Practice

Created on 23 July 2012

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Community of Practice is a reservoir of information

Cumakala links communities

Created on 23 July 2012

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Cumakala Bridge is a flagship project by Aspire in the Eastern Cape

Rural Development Initiative

Created on 23 July 2012

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The Rural Development Initiative helps eradicate poverty

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