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Income generation and service delivery improvements through partnerships

On behalf of the SA SDI Alliance, the Community Organisation Resource Centre (CORC) shares updates on the Alliance’s income generation project in the Free State province, as well as lessons from its partnership project with the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality.

FEDUP’s income generation recipe in the Free State

How can we engage with youth and at the same time fight unemployment and poverty? Through the Federation of the Rural and Urban Poor (FEDUP’s) agricultural development project in the Free State which is made possible through a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Nala Local Municipality. FEDUP is exploring new ground by generating income through the cultivation of farmland. This approach aims to both reduce crime and counteract the negative consequences of the economic downturn that often affects the most vulnerable people in society.

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Lessons from the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro partnership project

Partnerships as an approach to service delivery have gained trust in many quarters and are widely acknowledged as a viable solution to a number of service delivery challenges. In implementation, however, the project reveals that partnerships are complex and often associated with vicissitudes characterised by varying victories and challenges. What do these victories and challenges look like, and what can we learn from them?

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Written by: Kwanda Lande

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