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Deputy Minister to attend Eastern Cape Young Women Summit today

Aug 26, 2017
Deputy Minister to attend Eastern Cape Young Women Summit today

Women United in Moving South Africa Forward – Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams joins the Eastern Cape Young Women Summit at the Mthatha Airport between 08:00 - 15:30 on Saturday.

The Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on Saturday, 26 August 2017, lead a dialogue under the theme, ICTs for women empowerment. The dialogue will take place during the provincial Young Women Summit hosted by Eastern Cape Transport, Safety & Liaison MEC, Ms. Weziwe Tikana.

Deputy Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams will be joined by the Minister of Tourism, Deputy Minister of Labour and the Department of Trade & Industry, who will also host sessions and engage with the 400 female learners, students and entrepreneurs on the various opportunities in their respective sectors.

Held during Women’s Month, the Young Women Summit aims to:

  • Facilitate enterprise development.
  • Ensure that district and local municipalities adopt Young Women Empowerment Programmes.
  • Facilitate networking and support of young women in transport, ICT, tourism and other key sectors.
  • Develop an action plan for the provincial Young Women Empowerment Programme.
  • Encourage young women to penetrate and succeed in the various industries through training, skills transfer, coaching and mentoring.

The summit will bring together government departments, State Owned Entities and Private Companies under the theme, “The year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward.”

For Enquiries/RSVP please contact
Nthabeleng Mokitimi-Dlamini 
Cell: 073 222 5522