Local economic development in South Africa: Strategic challenges

  title={Local economic development in South Africa: Strategic challenges},
  author={Christian M. Rogerson},
  journal={Development Southern Africa},
  pages={481 - 495}
  • C. Rogerson
  • Published 1 September 2010
  • Economics
  • Development Southern Africa
Since the democratic transition, local economic development has been a growing feature of development planning in South Africa. The major objective of national government promotion of local economic development (LED) in South Africa is to forge robust and sustainable local economies. This paper analyses 15 years' experience of LED planning, and identifies strategic challenges that face LED planning in South Africa. 
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