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Limpopo cooperatives benefit from the skills development programme

Limpopo cooperatives benefit from the skills development programme

Cooperatives in the Vhembe and Mopani District Municipalities in Limpopo are set to receive training on business operations and personal finance. This initiative will be spearheaded by LGSETA and The Mvula Trust, and is aimed at empowering cooperatives to be more competitive and increase their access to markets. Two hundred (200) members from various cooperatives will be skilled on how to manage their operations and finances effectively. Addressing representatives who attended the induction session held in Tzaneen, LGSETA Limpopo Provincial Manager, Ms Margaret Marakalala (left in the picture below) emphasised that the programme sought to develop small businesses and sharpen their skills for optimal business operation. “Together with the Department of Higher Education and Training, we recognise the necessity to empower entrepreneurs so that they can participate in big marketplaces,” said Marakalala. “Developing community businesses and empowering entrepreneurs is one of the LGSETA’s primary objectives. We want to make sure that those productions contribute to global markets and creates more jobs in the communities. I strongly believe this training will fulfil those goals,” she added. One of the representatives from Makhomo Cooperative, which is in involved in farming, Mr Mohale Alpheus Selome, admitted that the training was long overdue and that he was confident it would be worthwhile for the growth and support of cooperatives in the area. “I learned farming from my father, and we only supply seasonal crops to our community. This training will help us to expand our business and we will consider planting more crops to cater for the needs of the surrounding communities as well,” said Selome. The programme, which includes both theory and...

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  TO ALL MEDIA AND EDITORS DATE: 19 JULY 2016 EMBARGO: NONE   CREATING LASTING MANDELA DAY MEMORIES FOR CHILDREN   As part of its Mandela Day activities, The Mvula Trust visited Home of Joy day-care centre to donate food parcels, toys and other goods. The centre is located in Etwatwa near Springs in the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality. It takes care of approximately forty (40) kids from underprivileged families and their age ranges from three (3) months to six (6) years of age, and some of them are brought to the crèche without food because their parents are either unemployed or rely on the centre for provision. Handing over the goods to the centre, Chief Operations Officer at The Mvula Trust, Julia Mmushi said: “Mandela subjected his life to jail for the sake of our freedom. He was a selfless and kind – hearted man. It is for this reason that we have to be his agents of change.” The Mvula Trust staff played with kids and showed them love during the event. Appreciating this wonderful gesture, children also sang beautiful songs and danced for the guests. “I am grateful to you The Mvula Trust for assistance. Our centre was struggling with provision of food to the kids. We feel privileged to be visited by you today,” said Doris Sukazi, head of the crèche. Let the spirit of Mandela Day activities continue to positively impact lives. THE END Issued by: The Mvula Trust, A leading developmental NGO Enquiries:  Mashao Mohale 073 181 8046 (Marketing and Communications Coordinator)  ...