Frequently Asked Questions
What is LEDA?
The Limpopo Economic Development Agency (LEDA), is a new economic development agency, following a merger of parastatals under the Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism. The merged entities include former Trade and Investment Limpopo, Limpopo Business Support Agency, into the Limpopo Economic Development Enterprise. LEDA’s group of companies also includes Corridor Mining Resources, Risima Housing & Finance Corporation and Great North Transport.
Does the amalgamation mean complete discontinuation of LADC, TIL and LIBSA mandates?
No. There will, however, be a revision and innovation around work undertaken by these agencies prior to the amalgamation. As opposed to being fully fledged organisations in their own right, the merger means the work previously handled by the agencies become ‘programmes’ in the new LEDA environment. It also means that such innovation is in terms of the LEDA corporate strategy, which, in a nutshell, leans towards diversification of the industrial base.
What are LEDA core programmes?
LEDA focus areas include trade and investment promotion, agribusiness, information and communication technologies, as well as enterprise development.
How do I engage with LEDA?
Over and above office customer touch points, the LEDA interactive web portal makes provision for automated submissions and communication with the organisation. The ‘Contact Us’ forms on our website are themed according to stakeholder segments and economic sectors, making it easy to track and respond to queries and customer requests in a targeted and efficient manner. Predetermined fields on the form will also direct LEDA clients to targeted departments tasked with handling the programmes, per sector. The contact form is also designed to automate the submission of RFPs and RFQs and related supply chain management value chains. Members of the public are also encouraged to use the portal to notify LEDA of important events and developments pertaining to their needs.
Where can I locate LEDA offices?
LEDA has offices in Lebowakgomo, in Polokwane, and twenty four satellite across Limpopo municipalities. These include offices in Thohoyandou, Phalaborwa, Modimolle, Sekhukhune, Giyani, Waterberg, Molemole, Jane Furse, Makhado, Modjadjiskloof, Tubatse, Lwamando, Musina, Seshego, Polokwane, Aganang, Fetakgomo, Mokopane and Blouberg.