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Uniondale learners to receive construction toolkits as part of Youth Empowerment

29 August 2021

On Sunday, 29 August 2021, the Western Cape Department of Human Settlements will hand over Construction Toolkits to 8 learners in Uniondale, within the George municipal area. 

The event marks the learners' completion of their theoretical Plumbing Skills training at a TVET college in Cape Town. The Construction Toolkits will assist with the practical training of the programme. The training course is facilitated by the Department, and other stakeholders, through its Youth Empowerment Programme, with a budget of R3 million.

Western Cape Human Settlements Minister Tertuis Simmers will hand over Construction Toolkits to the learners to assist with completion of their practical training part of the course. The learners will also receive a stipend for work done on various projects, such as the George Municipality’s War on Leaks project. The Department is proud of the learners' achievements thus far and trusts that the equipment will greatly facilitate the learners' completion of the programme.

These handovers shows the Western Cape Government’s commitment to empower young people across this province. This is part of the reason why for the 2021/22 financial year, we’ve once again ensured that not less than 50% of our Human Settlements Development Grant (HSDG) is allocated to Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’s).

All media is invited.

Date: Sunday, 29 August 2021
Time: 11h00 – 12h30
Venue: Uniondale Golf Course, Vootrekker Street, Uniondale

Media Enquiries: 

Marcellino Martin
Spokesperson for Minister Tertuis Simmers
Tel: 021 483 3397
Mobile: 082 721 3362
Email: Marcellino.martin@westerncape.gov.za


Nathan Adriaanse
Director Communication & Stakeholder Relations
Tell: 021 483 2868
Mobile: 083 2631720
Email: Nathan.Adriaanse@westerncape.gov.za