Welcome to Swisscontact - Southern Africa

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 25 countries with around 800 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - the economic, social and environmental development.
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Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln Project

The primary objective of the Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) project is to introduce and disseminate the VSBK brick firing technology as a viable and sustainable alternative firing technology for the clay brick industry, with many positive impacts from the economic, environmental and social point of view.
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Youth Entrepreneurship

Swisscontact initated a three-year Youth Entrepreneurship Programme with the goal of promoting entrepreneurship and creating opportunities for income generation among the youth in selected townships of South Africa's Western Cape and Gauteng provinces.
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Local Economic Development

The Local Economic Development Network of Africa (LEDNA) is a way for Local Economic Development policy makers and practitioners to work together and learn from each other. LEDNA gives access to free and impartial LED knowledge, resources and contacts.
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Our Services

  • Targeted support for SMEs;
  • Information, education and training;
  • Access to markets;
  • Financial services;
  • Environmental initiatives to reduce environmental impact and improve living standards.

Annual Report 2012

Stay informed about our projects and our work in general with our Annual Report.
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