Cllr David Mogobogo Magabe
Burgersfort- The Sekhukhune youth were geared to face the world when the country is reeling with the high rates youth unemployment. The Sekhukhune districts hosted Sekhukhune youth expo on Friday at Thaba Moshate in Burgersfort in Limpopo.
Intended to empower youth within the district with businesses knowledge share, education and other vital information.
The University of Mpumalanga and Sekhukhune tvet college were called onboard and vowed to help learners about registration and register early after they got their June result and they also gave them pamphlets and information books.
The other stakeholders which includes the NYDA, Seda and Mining qualification authority were there to help young people how to start business or follow a career in mining. The executive Mayor of Sekhukhune district David Magabe addressed the thousands of Sekhukhune youth who attended the event. Magabe told them that they need to start their own businesses so that they can uplift the economy because some of the mines in Sekhukhune are closed and some are retrenching their employees.
“So we need to work together as government and private so that we can fight the poverty”. He further told the youth to study hard because they have bursaries to offer the hard working learners in the district. He also told the youth that they must register as early as they can to avoid disappointment. “You must use government resources like Nyda, seda to build your business”.
Ms Pontso Maloma Of Bobotse Wellness Spa said “that the good way of starting business is to start networking and knowing each other’s business and in event like this is a good platform. We should thank the municipality for doing this event”.
The resident who is starting something for herself Ms Thabang Matsepane from Burgersfort said it was first time that she attend the event but she said is worth it. “I want to start my own company of plumbing and i want to see it grow”.
Mr Thapelo Leshaba from Jane-furse (learner) he said i am happy to be part of the expo because now i am doing matric and i know where to register and where to get bursary “thank you sekhukhune for making this happen and i wish we can have this every month”.
By Godfrey Pandeka