Research output 2012-2017

The RLEDI bursary programme has given a number of LED practitioners an opportunity to explore and expand their LED knowledge through its Masters and Post Graduate Diploma programmes. The programmes have had an impact on LED research conducted by LED Officials and Practitioners throughout the province. Completed dissertations were reviewed and themes were extracted from the research conducted from 2012 to 2017. The research was compiled by the Young Researchers, Masters of Commerce with LED Specialisation full research and coursework students. The following themes and areas of where the case studies were conducted are presented below:

RLED Research Themes

  1. Small Town Development, Rural and Land Development and Expanded Works Programme
  2. Role of Traditional Authorities in Economic Development
  3. Green urban economy and Renewable Energy
  4. Social Entrepreneurship, SMME Development and Informal trading
  5. Role of Local Government, Development Agencies and Cooperatives in driving LED
  6. Role of Maritime, Mining and Forestry as drivers for Economic Development
  7. Community Tourism and Agriculture Economic Development
  8. Public Private Partnerships and Public Participation
  9. Foreign Direct Investment and Special Economic Zones
  10. Digital television and Information Communication Technology

RLED Research Areas

  1. Hibiscus Local Municipality
  2. Umzimkhulu Local Municipality
  3. UThukela District Municipality
  4. Amajuba District Municipality
  5. Vulamehlo Local Municipality
  6. Umtshezi Local Municipality
  7. EThekwini Metropolitan
  8. Ndwedwe Local Municipality
  9. ILembe District Municipality
  10. Mtubatuba Local Municipality
  11. UMgungundlovu District Municipality
  12. Umhlosinga Local Municipality
  13. UPhongolo Local Municipality
  14. Harry Gwala District Municipality


Research output 2012-2017