Livelihoods and Economic Development

The promotion of more inclusive economic growth is a national priority, yet achieving this objective has proved elusive. PPT has developed and refined a range of effective and cost-efficient responses to help address this challenge. PPT’s primary focus is currently on the provision of customised business support services and training for emerging micro-enterprises, but there has historically also been a significant focus on small scale agriculture, food gardens, fruit tree establishment, participative local economic action planning, and livelihoods security.

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Jobs created: 719
Trainees: 512
Enterprises Supported: 235
Total capital funding approved: 15,204,963
No. Projects with capital approval: 39
No. hh benefiting households: 9,083
Capital value of projects under preparation: 9,378,731
No. projects under preparation: 27
No. hh benefiting under prep: 3,187

The Informal Economy Support Programme (IESP), the first of its kind in South Africa, is a specialised business support initiative. It reaches micro and informal enterprises (MIEs) in innovative, and cost efficient ways and unlocks enterprise growth and job creation through customised business support services and other structured interventions across a range of sectors (e.g. manufacturing, services, retail, food and beverage, and agriculture).

Click here for more information about the IESP.