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Vuthela Programme

"Vuthela in isiZulu means to blow to rekindle a fire."

Since 2019, the Vuthela iLembe LED Support Programme has been supporting Enterprise iLembe to better position itself as a sustainable economic development agency with a central role in facilitating and driving economic development, creating an enabling district business environment, enterprise development, investment promotion, and job creation in the iLembe district.

The Vuthela Programme responds directly to the urgent need to address unemployment, poverty and inequality by accelerating inclusive local economic development and growth in line with the National Development Plan, the KZN Provincial Growth and Development Plan, iLembe District Municipality Growth and Development Plan as well as the Integrated Development Plans of the family of local municipalities in the district.

The overarching objective and expected impact of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the economic future of the iLembe District and the quality of life of its residents, through sustainable growth of the local economy, and the creation of higher, better and more inclusive employment and income-generating opportunities.

The Vuthela Programme is a joint initiative of the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of the Swiss Confederation (SECO), the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), the iLembe District Municipality, and the KwaDukuza and Mandeni Local Municipalities. The programme includes participation of the Ndwedwe and Maphumulo Local Municipalities.

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