Local Economic Development

The Local Economic Development (LED) Department in the Intsika Yethu Municipality.  The Manager of LED is responsible for LED.

The objectives of the LED and Environment Department are:

  • to promote local economic development;
  • to promote SMME development (entrepreneurship);
  • to promote tourism initiatives;
  • to promote Agrarian Reform.

Intsika Yethu Municipality’s Local Economic Development Department is a facilitator and conduit for required resources and identified socio-economic community needs with a clear development focus on the creation of a growing local economy. LED Department is committed to promote quality economic development facilitation and coordination services to its communities by:

  • Facilitating opportunities for SMME’s;
  • Supporting poverty alleviation projects;
  • Facilitating agriculture, value-adding and market access opportunities;
  • Developing an investment attraction and marketing strategy for our area;
  • Falititating finance, funds and resources from non-governmental, private and donor sectors;
  • Monitoring the creation of jobs/business opportunities created by the Municipality.


The vision of the tourism division of the Intsika Yethu Municipality is to promote and develop the local Tourism Industry as a key economic sector within the regional economy. Its mission is to successfully market, promote and develop Tourism Products and Services in the regional based on the principles of responsible tourism and good governance.

  • To develop emerging tourism products and services.
  • To develop a local tourism
  • To support provincial initiatives in order to increase local and international tourism.