Premier invests in youth enterprise, Theweekly.co.za – The Weekly
The premier of the Free State, Ace Magashule , has announced that his office has set aside R2-million to support social enterprise businesses created by the social development department in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other government departments.
Magashule made this disclosure in Bloemfontein this week at the occasion to present 71 young people from Mangaung and Matjhabeng Local Municipalities with certificates for their participation in social enterprise business plan competition.
“Our hope is in our young people, but they must have the required tools. We must ensure that our young people become job creators not job seekers. We are therefore happy with this social enterprise programme.”
“They will bring change in their society; the Free State and in Mangaung. It will bring good and sound business to the province. Already I am committing R2-million, we are going to make sure they succeed. The future, hope, prosperity and better life are in reach,” said Magashule.