Department of Trade and Industry reach out to Sedibeng region

Posted: 07/05/2015 in Politics
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The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), together with the Sedibeng District Municipality hosted an outreach event aimed at providing a platform for the communities of Sedibeng to interact with the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina and the Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, Councillor Mahole Mofokeng.

The outreach event, which was attended by more than six hundred people sought to strengthen government’s commitment to empowering peri-urban communities to accelerate job creation and sustainable economic development in the country. And also to create awareness about support products and services offered by government to businesses.

Deputy Minister Masina said for South Africans to be empowered, radical socio-economic interventions needed to be spread across the country so that all communities could benefit. He said the interventions would speak to all South Africans who were still struggling to form businesses and empower themselves.

“Our focus as government is to create a robust manufacturing sector that will allow black industrialists to expand and empower other entrepreneurs who will be able to take part in the mainstream economy,” he said.
Masina committed the department to visit distressed factories in Sedibeng and identify those in order to save jobs in the area.

The Executive Mayor of Sedibeng District Municipality, Mahole Mofokeng welcomed the outreach campaign and encouraged the community to take full advantage of the services offered by the dti.

Mofokeng said for towns to flourish, small medium enterprises must be assisted and be efficient in order to reduce the 31,9% unemployment rate in the district.

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