Local Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation Projects

In Letsemeng 30,4% of the total workforce are unemployed. In Luckhoff the unemployment rate is 52,9%. This is the highest of all the towns in Xhariep. From these figures it is clear that poverty is also a problem in Letsemeng. A high crime rate is normally a problem that is associated with poverty.

The residents of Letsemeng are therefore committedto help the disadvantaged communities and at the same time keep the crime late as low as it currently is. Application for funding to start poverty alleviation projects has been made at various institutions.


The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry has also embarked on a programme to employ the jobless to eradicate invasive trees and vegetation.