Information session to empower women contractors
26 August 2008
North West MEC for Developmental Local Government and Housing, Howard Yawa has called on women contractors to attend the information session to empower them for participation in the housing sector. The session is scheduled for 9h00 on Saturday, 30 August 2008 at Madiba Banqueting Hall in Potchefstroom.
The provincial department has set aside lucrative contracts to the value of R506 million in the current financial year to accelerate women empowerment .This is in line with MEC Yawa's "No Compromise on Women Empowerment" directive for the 30 percent target for participation in the housing sector to be met.
As part of the programme for the day, MEC Yawa and the Executive Mayor for City of Tlokwe Local Municipality will launch a housing project and do a sod turning for construction of 2 000 housing units to be constructed by women contractors and hand over completed houses to women beneficiaries.
The theme of the information session is "Business Unusual - All hands on deck to speed up empowerment of women in housing". It is organised by the Department of Local Government and Housing in partnership with Tlokwe Local Municipality, South African Women in Construction, National Home Builders Registration Council, Construction Industry Development Board, National Federated Chamber of Commerce (North West), National Association of Black Construction and Allied Trade, and the financial and banking sector.
Lesiba Moses Kgwele
Tel: 018 387 3814
Fax: 018 384 5426
Cell: 083 629 1987
Issued by: Developmental Local Government and Housing, North West Provincial Government
26 August 2008