Ugu boosts youth-owned businesses

2017-01-26 06:02
Photo: supplied Some of the recipients who received equipment from Ugu District Municipality during the Youth in Business Indaba at Port Shepstone Civic Centre last Wednesday. With them are councillors (back, from left) Ray Nkonyeni Mayor Cllr Cynthia Mqwebu, Ugu Speaker Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede, deputy mayor Cllr Mondli Chiliza and Exco member, Cllr Nomfundo Zwane.

Photo: supplied Some of the recipients who received equipment from Ugu District Municipality during the Youth in Business Indaba at Port Shepstone Civic Centre last Wednesday. With them are councillors (back, from left) Ray Nkonyeni Mayor Cllr Cynthia Mqwebu, Ugu Speaker Cllr Ntombifikile Gumede, deputy mayor Cllr Mondli Chiliza and Exco member, Cllr Nomfundo Zwane.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

UGU District Municipality paved a way for economic transformation for youth-owned businesses enabling them to participate in the district’s mainstream economy following resource support to eight businesses at the Port Shepstone Civic Centre last Wednesday.

The businesses were beneficiaries of a sponsorship of over R200 000 under the municipality’s small business programme unveiled during the first Ugu Youth Business Indaba aimed at prioritising youth development in business.

The indaba brought together like-minded business people in established businesses and youth that aspire to be great business people who discussed the three key pillars identified by the youth - economic transformation, arts and culture and education, training and skills development, which will in future address the challenges the youth faces.

Deliberations were also guided by the theme “Together changing the economic conditions of our youth”.

The deputy mayor of Ugu District Municipality, Cllr Mondli Chiliza said the youth need to play an active role in the transformation of our economy as they are the future leaders.

The outcome of this gathering should drive us in accelerating a youth-inclusive economy in the district as currently access to economic opportunities for the youth in the district remain limited.

Chiliza said the vision as the municipality is to increase the participation and partnership with the business sector.

As the district municipality, we have set aside a significant portion of the budget for youth empowerment programmes and are committed to actively contributing towards the development of our youth in the district.

The municipality officially handed over working material to each business, which include grass-cutting machines, sewing machines, a camera, pole tents, laptops, ice-making machines and butchery fridges.

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

/News
 

Cute pet pictures can improve your relationship!

It’s true! A new study shows animal pics can bring back the spark.

 
 

Paws

7 weirdly awesome pets you can own
Pack theory: fact or fiction?
Perfect dog-walking 1: Why dogs pull on the lead
SA stats: The role of pets in families
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.