Inequality and Economic Inclusion

Wednesday, 01 October 2008

Local labour placement project: Overstrand Municipality

  • Year: 2008
  • Organisation: TIPS
  • Author(s): Overstrand Municipality
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

The Local Labour Promotion Project (hereafter LLPP) has been developed internally within the Overstrand Municipality which is situated in the Overberg District of the Western Cape Province.

The LLPP was developed initially in 2005 to deal with the high level of municipal services arrears owed by unemployed debtors in the area and was aimed at providing work opportunities on small capital projects to enable income generation and debt repayment by the participants. The project has grown over the last three years from providing work to 18 people on two projects and repayment of R246,000 debt in 2005/06 to providing work for 397 people on 75 projects and repayment of R366,620 debt in 2007/08.