DSBF looks back on busy year

2015-12-16 06:00
Photo: supplied At the port of Richards Bay DSBF members (from left) Riaan    Odendaal, Meldee Nel and Jaco Wijnmaalen.

Photo: supplied At the port of Richards Bay DSBF members (from left) Riaan Odendaal, Meldee Nel and Jaco Wijnmaalen.

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COUNCILLOR André Beetge gave an inspiring presentation about Amanzimtoti – yesterday, today and tomorrow - and how Amanzimtoti fits into not only the bigger eThekwini Municipality, but its legacy­ that reaches into the roots of South Africa and several African countries. Amanzimtoti has a significant role to play in the future of South Africa – socially, economically and environmentally.

Jaco Wijnmaalen gave an overview of one of the projects DSBF is involved with, in collaboration with AMCUP and the Vincit Omnia Veritas Trust in cleaning the beaches, and setting up a facility to create job opportunities for the many unemployed job seekers standing along Kingsway in Warner Beach.

DSBF is affiliated with the Afrikaanse Handels Instituut (AHI), the national business institution with the biggest footprint in South Africa. On Tuesday, 1 December, three of their members, Riaan Odendaal, Wijnmaalen and Meldee Nel attended the KZN provincial meeting of AHI in Richards Bay.
Topics discussed involved how business can get involved in agriculture, education, tourism, our social responsibility and economic empowerment. Entrepreneurship development will be a major topic in 2016.

The meeting was concluded with a trip around the port of Richards Bay.

DSBF is looking forward to an exciting 2016 and everybody in our community is encouraged to attend the launch of our big Christmas tree at the promenade to coincide with the night market in December.

People are encouraged to visit our Facebook page for more details and announcements.
- Jaco Wijnmaalen.

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