Brokering Partnerships

Scat believes that in order for there to be sustainable development, partnerships between communities, civil society, government and business must be negotiated and nurtured. The Scat fieldworkers work with the LDAs to promote and understanding of partnerships, to identify potential partners and to make linkages. Partnerships with local government are of particular importance to integrated development of the community.

Scat plays an active role in brokering partnerships with the local private sector wherever possible and in Nababeep for example, has brokered a potentially sustainable partnership between the LDA and Pick n Pay. Not only will Pick n Pay be the market for the produce of the local food gardens, it is also funding the development of this project with Scat as facilitator.