LIGHTHOUSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE is a Non-Profit Company whose vision is to spearhead economic development in Southern Africa. LIGHTHOUSE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE has set for itself a mandate to utilise its skills and capabilities in the pursuit of creating and promoting profitable and sustainable economic development projects in South Africa & the SADC Region.
In South Africa, these projects are in line with the government’s agenda for sustainable economic growth across all sectors of the economy, with increased participation by those from the previously disadvantaged and currently marginalised sectors of the population. To this end then, LEDI aim is to work to empower economically-disadvantaged South Africans to become entrepreneurs and active stakeholders in the country’s economy. LEDI does business acquisitions, business plan development, business training, project management, financing and networking of start-up ventures to stable and sustainable markets.
As an NPC, LEDI seeks to formulate and implement effective economic development strategies that will help create sustainable businesses and jobs in South Africa. These objectives are achieved through economic empowerment which is done through convening and packaging strategies that help develop entrepreneurial individuals and teams to take advantage of business sectors across the entire economic spectrum, based on the principle of co-existence with established business.
Over the years through its networks with social entrepreneurial platforms, LEDI has been able to leverage its services to elevate entrepreneurial people mainly from disadvantaged background to become part of economic main stream in South Africa.