Theewaterskloof is leading municipal LED practices.
This was confirmed by the fourth annual municipal Local Economic Development (LED) maturity assessment in January 2015 which resulted in Theewaterskloof municipality being rated the best amongst 27 participating Western Cape municipalities, for the third consecutive year.
LED maturity assessment is a practical mechanism of the Western Cape Department of Local Government and Tourism and SALGA to assess municipal LED maturity. It results from information gathered from municipal LED principals and is based on the decision making abilities, strategies, implementation and outcomes.
LED maturity assessment was implemented in 2012 and this year 27 of the 30 municipalities in the Western Cape competed.
Primary objectives of the maturity assessment is to systematically improve municipal LED practices, creating sound municipal LED capacities, improve local economies, reduce poverty and raise municipal income through growth and investment..