Community Development

For Enterprise, Skills & Community Development

Community Development Plan

For Enterprise, Skills & Community Development done through Capacity Building and Value Creation
  • Community engagement
  • Community ownership and uptake of the project concept is a critical success factor.
  • Impact-driven interventions
  • Project intervention and identification must be:
    • Economically viable
    • Inclusive
    • Transparent
    • Value driven
  • Programs approved on merit
    • Best returns on investment
    • Sustainable jobs
  • Income security
  • Practical Skills Development
    • Hands on
    • Qualifications Driven
  • Education interventions
  • Enterprise development
    • Approach to empowerment
  • Interventions
    • Streamlined
    • Avoid being everything to everyone
  • Managed expectations at project inception to avoid a crisis of expectations in the future


Is to be a vehicle for change by contributing to the community’s food security and mining value chain, local tourism, as well as reshaping the area’s economic mobility through infrastructure development and towards additional employment

Areas of focus

  • Reference to the South African Government adopted New Growth Path (NGP) strategy activated in 2010 as the driver of the country’s job creation strategy.
  • The strategic focus of the New Growth Path is to support employment creation.

Chamber methodology

  • Our approach is centred in research and development to verify and validate assumptions. We look for opportunities in local and international economic ecosystems and find ways to create large scale ‘localised’ social economic ecosystems.
  • Creating subsidiary social enterprise initiatives that create jobs and support new existing business in supply chain, access to markets and product micro-manufacturing/farming/mining.

Operational Framework

Identifying key challenges in Community
  • Unemployment
  • Skills & Capacity vacuums
  • Create & Strengthen corporate governance practices
    • Prevent intra-membership conflicts
    • Avoid Culture of entitlement
  • Encourage entrepreneurial drive and self-reliance
  • Partnerships in sustainability and profit-making models
  • Enhance business skills profiles

Overall Purpose

  • Develop operational Capacity
  • Local Economic Participation
  • Enhance Local Job Creation
  • Develop Skills
  • Institutional systems and frameworks
  • Create Sustainable & profitable business model
  • Build market linkages
  • Conflict prevention and resolution mechanisms


To alleviate poverty within the township and rural areas by ensuring that the rural development drivers are optimally effected to the advantage of the poor this can be achieved through the execution of the strategic approach:

First Strategic Focus Area: Food Security
Second Strategic Focus Area: Agriculture and mining Development

Third Strategic Focus Area: Sustainable Livelihoods through infrastructure development


The social enterprise start-up through the penetration and creation of “new target markets“ in various industries.

  • Consistent, high-quality care and service.
  • Credibility, integrity and 100% dedication to upholding high levels of customer service.
  • Position ourselves as Community Skills Hub and Organic Food
  • Implement a solid marketing strategy and programme that will aim at its foundation to educate and attract the target market segments.
  • Secure adequate funding to implement the foundation’s start-up plan.


Primary Launch Projects:
Mining Rehabilitation value chain.
Micro-Manufacturing value chain.
Commercial Property value chain. Mobile Network Technology Infrastructure value chain.
Green economy – Environment and Rehabilitation programme

Secondary Launch Projects:
Agri-processing value chain. manufacturing value chain. Tourism value chain. Health value chain. Arts, Culture and Heritage value chain.