Siyabulela, (We say thank you) is aimed at honouring the youth and women in the Province, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the women's march and the 30th anniversary of the June 16 uprising.
Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development, Tasneem Essop will announce her Siyabulela deliverables on August 18.
In total Minister Essop has set aside R9 million to assist women and youth in starting up or strengthening their businesses. Under Economic Development she has set aside R4 million to support 80 sustainable women's enterprises and R2 million to support 60 sustainable youth enterprises. In Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, via CapeNature, R3 million has been set aside for sustainable livelihoods programmes.
Premier of the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool and Minister Essop will congratulate the 140 entrepreneurs from across the Western Cape at a luncheon to be held at the Peninsula Room, Kenilworth Racecourse, Kenilworth from 11am. (Wetton Road entrance)
At 2pm the Premier and Minister Essop will be at Driftsands to announce the R3m Siyabulela deliverables in Environmental Affairs.
Media are welcome to attend.
Media Liasion Officer to Ms Tasneem Essop
Provincial Minister: Environment, Planning and Economic Development
Tel: 021 483 3915
Fax: 021 483 6081