This document presents a strategy for township economic development in Uitenhage. The strategy is the main output of a project collaboration between the Volkswagen Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Initiatives Trust (VW B-BBEE Initiatives Trust) and the Sustainable Livelihoods Foundation (SLF). This strategies’ purpose is to advance an evidence-based development strategy tailored to the needs, capabilities and opportunities of township micro-enterprises. It provides suggestions on initiatives through which both the public and private sectors could meaningfully contribute towards igniting business development in the townships. The strategy has been formulated with no expectation of either government or private business to commit to funding, partnerships or programme alignment. Should either private business, donors or government desire to contribute towards business development in the Uitenhage townships, the document provides a series of clearly defined projects which could be implemented individually, or collectively in order to achieve development impact.

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