She is ASPIRE
Radiant by nature, with a countenance of confidence, she is a catalyst for growth – she sets dampness alight and stir the later energy into vibrancy.
A vibrant pedagog, she draw her people out of themselves, calling them to witness with and partake in something that they scarcely believed possible. She is an influential, wise player who knows her role in the task, and understands, defines and complements the roles of the others. They look to her for trustworthy counsel; her confidence of identity and function fuels her leadership and inspiration.
Highly skilled and innovative, she seeks strategic solutions to the real issues that lie before her, she pioneers journey for discovery and development alike and she sees continuously from the vantage point of hope and optimism.
ASPIRE: A PROSPEROUS AND SMART AMATHOLE DISTRICT
The catalyst to promote and implement sustainable spatial and social economic development in the Amathole District
Explore Our Legacy
Since its formation as a development arm of Amathole District Municipality, ASPIRE Development Agency has initiated infrastructure investment projects worth over R100 million. These project encompass development initiatives in the arts and craft sector, boosting township economy and city planning.
Our Current Projects
Current ASPIRE initiatives include physical infrastructure improvements in eight small towns have either started, near-completion or waiting funding with approved plans. In the Butterworth central business district (CBD) for example, where congestion, over-crowding and competing use of public space between business, informal traders, taxi operators dominates the town center, ASPIRE focused on building pavements, closing-off a street to provide facilities and ablution block for informal trading and installed street-lighting. The project is nearing completion.