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CALL FOR PROPOSALS - LOCAL COMPETITIVE FUND
Click here for the notice for the call for proposals for the Local Competitive Fund (LCF) Programme (Phase IV) with the relevant information as indicated below. Interested stakeholders are advised to register and download the LCF Guidelines from the Gijima website to determine if their potential project proposals are in line with the LCF conditions and requirements.
Programme and Financing Source: The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDT) through the Gijima KZN Local Economic Development Support Programme.
Background to the Programme: The Programme is designed to promote development and growth in targeted priority sectors across the KZN Province’ by supporting local partnerships that create decent employment opportunities, promoting partnerships that facilitate the interaction and integration of the first and second economy actors; and partnerships that stimulate competitiveness in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Project Funding: Any funding awarded under this programme must fall between R1 000 000 and R5 000 000
Information Session: A non-compulsory information session will be held on Friday 24 May 2013 at 10h00 at the DEDT offices in Pietermaritzburg (270 Jabu Ndlovu Street)
Deadline: The closing date for the submission of concept notes is Friday 21 June 2013.
Note: Only applicants shortlisted after the evaluation of their concept notes will be requested to submit full applications to the DEDT on Monday 30 September 2013 for consideration and evaluation.
Further Information: Detailed guidelines and relevant Annexures can be downloaded from the Gijima KZN website: www.gijimakzn.org.za
Assistance: For advice and assistance with the application process please refer to Section 10 of the LCF Application Guidelines for the contact details of the relevant Area Managers for each district or contact: Mr Mlungisi Hadebe on telephone number: (033) 264 2608.
Disclaimer: The DEDT reserves the right not to award and funds.will qualify employers for a 5% discount on the 2012 ROE only.
The PCB is looking to establish a Youth Chamber, which we plan to launch in June. We are convinced that we must create a platform for young people that are interested in business and leadership to come together. We need to give them a voice, offer them guidance, and most of all, challenge them to be critical thinkers and to make positive life choices. We need to prepare young people for the workplace, we need to prepare them for their future roles in society and we need to equip them with the tools to turn vision into reality. We need to start preparing them to be dynamic and accountable business leaders. We must teach them, not only what is appropriate, but to think analytically, without emotion, to question and to challenge what they accept as truth. The future of our region depends on it.
The Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business (PCB) was constituted in August 2002 following unity negotiations among three former business organisations – the Pietermaritzburgse Sakekamer, the Midlands Black Business Chamber and the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Commerce and Industries. In forming a new chamber of commerce and industry, the unifying bodies agreed to forego their independent identities. Following the unification, the PCB was afforded the recognition of the local and provincial governments as the representative of the business community in Pietermaritzburg.
The PCB is an affiliate member of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) and through this national chamber is linked to the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) and the World Chambers Federation (WCF). The PCB is a registered company in terms of section 21 of the Companies Act (2002/026810/08) and is also a registered Non-profit Organisation (027-519-NPO).
The membership of the PCB consists of over 800 companies, a membership that places the Chamber as the fourth-largest chamber of commerce in South Africa. Read more.