Local launches youth consultancy

2009-01-12 00:00

A young local entrepreneur has launched a new consultancy that focuses on youth development while also ensuring that this socially-oriented venture remains profitable.

The new Pietermaritzburg-based business, headed by Mthobisi Mkhize, is known as Umvithi Youth Development Consultants.

He has four other key “partners” in the business, namely Sbukeli Zuma (deputy CEO), Thandeka Biyela (auditor), Bongiwe Dlamini (executive secretary) and Ntombifuthi Ngcobo (additional executive member).

The emerging consultancy is aimed at exposing young people to positive career, educational, entrepreneurial and recreational opportunities.

Mkhize told The Witness that Umvithi works primarily with the uMgungundlovu District Municipality and local municipalities within the district.

The consultancy’s main programme is known as “Baste”, which encompasses five key areas of interest, including beauty and fashion; art, film and theatre; sport; tourism and education and skills.

Mkhize said they have also partnered with small business development professionals in order to provide enterprising young people with accessible advisory services.

“We are now a municipal service provider for youth development. I saw an opportunity to develop young people, especially in rural areas. Each municipality has a budget for youth and social development. … we are now focused on five initiatives at the moment.”

kavith@witness.co.za

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.