Assessment of the Letshabo Cooperative Vegetable Project of the Greater Taung Local Municipality

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    Abstract: The article aims to provide an assessment of the Letshabo Cooperative Vegetable Project (LCVP), an initiative developed in line with the local economic development (LED) strategy of the Greater Taung Local Municipality (GTLM) in the North West province of South Africa (SA), in order to determine the project’s achievement or lack thereof, of its intended short- to medium-term objectives. These objectives include: creation of jobs for local community members in the vicinity of the project; getting more community members involved in retail vegetable businesses; increasing the availability of fresh, quality produce in the vicinity of the project; and increasing household incomes for project beneficiaries. On that account, an evaluation was conducted of the LCVP, the findings of which are presented in this article. Based on these findings, the article makes recommendations on the possible mitigation of identified problems and challenges.