North West on winning Govan Mbeki National Awards
4 Jun 2012The North West Department of Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison is at an advanced stage in developing women contractors. This became evident when the province scooped an award for best woman contractor of the year during the National Govern Mbeki Awards held in Gauteng recently.
Tawana Business Project was awarded the best woman contractor of the year for its quality and record time successful completion of 50 housing units in Rasimone village in the Rustenburg Local Municipality. The Managing Director of the project Ms. Malebo Magasa is one of the emerging young business women who have shown commitment and keen interest in the construction industry.
“We have been taking a back seat for a long time, and now that the opportunity has been availed to women, I want to concur this previously male dominated industry. I want to encourage other women to take the lead in this industry. I still have a long way to go and aiming very high” said the jubilated Magasa.
Meanwhile the Impala Platinum Mine also scooped best Finance Linked Subsidy Programme award for their outstanding delivery of 1000 housing units’ for their employees.
The third award for the North West Province was for the 22-year-old Godfrey Mahlangu for the best student of the year for achieving 36 distinctions in his National Diploma, civil engineering at the Tshwane University of Technology.
In his words of gratitude, MEC Nono Maloyi said the awards are evident that the province has delivered quality houses through contracted housing developers for the past years. “It is evident that we are indeed delivering quality houses in the province and this has put us on the map,” said Maloyi.
“We are going to continue changing our people’s lives by ensuring that they do have roofs on top of their heads as stipulated on the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, which states that every citizen has a right to decent housing. By so doing we will also ensure that we don’t just deliver houses to reach the 2014 target but deliver quality houses,” said Maloyi.
The Govan Mbeki Human Settlements Housing Awards are aimed to showcase and demonstrate excellent work done by the department with special emphasis to promote best practices in the delivery of core mandate including outcome 8 deliverables.
These awards are meant to motivate all stakeholders in the Human Settlements space to harness the human and other resources in accelerating delivery. The awards are further set to honor role players in the housing value chain that have committed to partner with government in building sustainable human settlements and making the millennium development goals achievable by 2014.
Simon Lesolang Mmope
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Issued by: North West Human Settlements, Public Safety and Liaison
4 Jun 2012
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