Atha-Africa Ventures, through the Yzermyn project, intends to play an active role in municipalities integrated development plans and local economic development, focusing its efforts on Piet Retief, Wakkerstroom and Dirkiesdorp.
These towns and villages, and their surrounds, are located within the local municipalities of the Gert Sibande District Municipality – and they all need housing, services and jobs.
The local economic development priorities of the Dr Pixley Ka Isaka Seme and Mkhondo local municipalities include:
- job creation and poverty eradication
- service provision and infrastructure development
- agriculture and tourism to boost economic growth