22 February 2013

South Africa: North West to Empower Youth

press release

Nineteen youth cooperatives are to be established as part of youth empowerment through entrepreneurial and occupational skills development prioritised by the North West Provincial Government, Premier Thandi Modise pronounced in her State of the Province Address delivered in Mahikeng on Friday.

Premier Modise announced that 250 youth will participate in National Youth Services for skills development as part of the youth empowerment programme.

Other projects announced by the Premier to benefit young people include sustainable livelihood and entrepreneurship development programmes with financial and non-financial support for job opportunities to be created.

To take forward youth development, representatives of youth around the province will participate in dialogues to be hosted by the province during youth month.

Issued by: North West Office of the Premier

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