Time to sift through entries for female entrepreneur awards

2015-06-10 06:02

THE enormous task of selecting the best female entrepreneur in the province is now in the hands of the adjudication team of the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development’s Female Entrepreneur Awards 2015.

The department recently revealed that none of the 33 entries it had received for the awards had been disqualified.

The competition is an annual event to acknowledge the contribution of women to agriculture and poverty eradication.

It also seeks to appreciate women who are leaving an indelible mark on the agricultural sector.

The categories for this year’s awards are Best Female Worker in the Sector, Best Subsistence Producer, Top Entrepreneur (Smallholder), Top Entrepreneur (Processing), Top Entrepreneur (Export), MEC Special Awards and the Overall Winner.

Phemelo Manankong, the external communications officer, stated that the prize-money would be disclosed towards the run-up to the awards ceremony, which is expected to be towards the first week of August.

“The competition forms part of Women’s Month festivities,” said Manankong

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