Kouga hosts energy summit

2017-07-06 06:01
Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu, young entrepreneurs Greg Miller (28) and Deon Wallace (28), LED and Tourism Director Carlene Arends, Eskom’s Loyiso Tyabashe and Trevor Arosi from the Kouga Windfarm attended the Youth in Energy Summit at Cape St Francis Resort last week. Photo:SUPPLIED

Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu, young entrepreneurs Greg Miller (28) and Deon Wallace (28), LED and Tourism Director Carlene Arends, Eskom’s Loyiso Tyabashe and Trevor Arosi from the Kouga Windfarm attended the Youth in Energy Summit at Cape St Francis Resort last week. Photo:SUPPLIED

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CELEBRATING Youth Month, the Kouga Municipality hosted a Youth in Energy Summit last Wednesday - bringing together young business-minded entrepreneurs.

Affording the opportunity to share information about business opportunities within the energy sector and how to access services from development institutions, the function was held in conjunction with energy sector stakeholders, Eskom, the Department of Energy, Kouga Wind Farm, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), Eastern Cape Development Corporation, National Youth Development Agency, South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society and The Hope Factory.

Local Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Bryan Dhludhlu says, “The Municipality recognises the importance of investing in young people as they are the future leaders.”

Kouga Speaker Horatio Hendricks says that it is important for the youth to ensure that they form an integral part of decision-making platforms.

“Together we must position ourselves well for the inevitable technological revolution. We have to secure the future today.”

  • r. Eskom furthermore awarded ten bursaries this year, and will grow this number in the future.

In a bid to provide local small business owners with sound business acumen, five young business people were selected by means of a lucky draw at the summit to be taken through Eskom’s comprehensive New Generation Mindset (NGM) programme.

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