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Launch of Training

Cllr Renaldo Gouws, a member of the Standing Committee for Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture, Mrs Lulama Mxenge, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Director of Enterprise Development, Mr Vika Ngcobo, Nedbank Provincial Manager for the Public Sector, Mr Grant Tobias, Branch Manager of The Business Place Nelson Mandela Bay, Mrs Zanele Majola, course participant, Mr Siyamthanda Mbanga, Supervisor of The Business Place - Veeplaas branch, and Mr Sinethemba Maxengana, local business owner and course participant. The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in conjunction...

Soft Skills Graduation Ceremony

  Graduation of our graduates that attended our Soft Skills Training, conducted during the first week of August 2017. Courses offered were as follows: Project Management Essentials - 2 days Accounting for non-Accountants - 2 days Presentation Skills - 2 days Coaching Essentials - 1 day Fundamental Interpersonal Skills - 1 day Time Management and Emotional Intelligence - 1 day Graduation Ceremony Photo Album...

AgriPlanner Training

The Alabimi Bhezakhaya – Agri Planner programme is funded by Coronation Fund Managers. Community gardeners were selected by Alabimi Bhezakhaya to attend the AgriPlanner Training Programme. These gardeners are from the areas of Khayelitsha and Gugulethu in Cape Town, Western Cape. These gardener’s supply their fresh produce on a weekly basis to Abalimi for the Harvest of Hope Project. The Harvest of Hope Project is a community fresh produce market that sells the vegetables collected from the farmers/gardeners at a pre-determined price. The...

Agri Co-Operatives

Siyazisiza is a Non Profit Company based in Empangeni, Kwa Zulu Natal. Empangeni is a town situated in the north of Durban in the hilly countryside. A total of eight farms were visited in the district in March 2017. Two were in Nkandla, one in Eshowe and five in Ulundi. All farms specialise in vegetable production as their main source of farming. Poultry and herb farming are also practised, but on a much smaller scale. Of the farmers. 79.5% are female with land...

AgriSchool Project

The AgriSchool programme has been funded by Coronation Fund Managers. 28 Schools have been identified for the AgriSchool Training, to date 21 schools have received their initial training. Learners mainly from Grade 5 and 6 are selected from these schools to attend the training. Approximately 20-30 learners per school are given the opportunity to participate in the AgriSchool programme. Learners are taken through various phases of the project such as land preparation and readiness, planting, garden maintenance, harvesting and selling. This programme also allows learners...

ABSA School Entrepreneurship Stars Challenge 2016

Introduction The Judging and Award Ceremony for Grade 10 learners was conducted in four provinces, namely Free State, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and KwaZulu Natal Thirty nine schools in total participated in this Challenge. The Ceremony was a culmination of a range of activities at these schools that started in November 2015, including training, monitoring and support, learner diagnostic assessments and motivational talks. Challenge Itself Learners were formed in teams of 5 and were challenged to generate 10 business ideas which would consider originality, creativity...