FACULTY OF COMMERCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Centre for Local Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods
Certificate in Local Economic Development
The programme is intended to equip participants with the necessary skills on Local Economic Development initiatives so that they can facilitate and promote Local economic development.
After successful completion of the certificate programme, candidates should be able to:
Relate Local Economic Development to development Local Government policies and Legislation;
Relate Local economic development to globalisation;
Understand the role of government in Local Economic Development;
Apply South African approaches to Local Economic Development;
Understand co-operative governance to Local Economic Development.
Explain the ways in which municipalities can promote Local Economic Development;
Distinguish between programme and project level institutions;
Evaluate institutional options for Local Economic Development and how such types of institutions can be established;
Choose institutional arrangements for Local Economic Development.
Explain the strategies for Local Economic Development;
Implement the strategies for Local Economic Development;
Utilize investments to effect Local Economic Development;
Understand investment targets in relation to investment instruments and development objectives;
Implement practical ways to attract investment;
Establish and maintain networks and linkages for Local Economic Development.
Apply for the Local Government Restructuring Grant;
Disburse the local Government restructuring grant according to the guidelines set out by the National Treasury.
Choose relevant National Government Programmes.
Write project proposal for funding;
Manage Local Economic Development projects.
The programme is highly participative involving formal presentations, syndicate discussions, the participants will present Case studies.
The training programme is presented in English.
The progress of the participants is evaluated by means of tests, examinations, group work and cases.
On successful completion of all modules, participants will receive a Local Economic Development Training Certificate.
Admission must have a senior or equivalent qualification as well as appropriate work experience and responsibility to qualify for admission to the programme
The programme fees cover registration, tuition and a complete set of instructional material.
The fees, which are not refundable upon cancellation or withdrawal are payable as follows:
50% on application, 25% on commencement of the first module and 25% before the end of Module 2.
Programme Outline - HET on NQF level 5
1. Overview Policy and Legislative Framework for Local Economic development. (NQF level 5)
An overview of Local Economic development.
Local economic development policy and legislative framework.
Local economic development and globalisation.
The role of government in local economic development
South African approaches to Local Economic Development.
Cooperative governance to Local Economic Development.
2. Institutional Arrangements for Local Economic Development. (NQF level 5)
How municipalities can promote Local economic development.
The distinction between programme and project level institutions.
Institutional options for Local Economic Development and how they can be established
Issues to consider when choosing institutional arrangement for Local Economic Development.
3. Strategies and instruments for Local Economic Development. (NQF level 5)
Strategies for Local economic development.
Investment instrument for Local economic development.
Investment targets. 4. Implementation of practical ways to attract investments.
The establishment and maintenance of networks and linkages for Local economic development.
4. Local Economic Development Financing: (NQF level 5)
Application for the Local Government Restructuring Grant
Guidelines for the disbursement of Local Government restructuring grant
Choosing relevant National Government Programmes.
Project Proposal writing for funding.