Byline: Refeloe Letsoisa

13 September 2023

Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane delighted with Leandra based youth-owned entityMpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has expressed her excitement about the youth-owned printing and embroidery entity, based in Leandra, in Govan Mbeki Local Municipality, for creating job opportunities for young people.

The “Black Child, the World is Yours” is a subsidiary company funded through the Premier’s Youth Development Fund (PYDF), and has created job opportunities through its printing and embroidery business.

The clientele include SASOL, EXXARO, Govan Mbeki Local Municipality and local businesses.

Mtshweni-Tsipane visited the entity’s premises on Wednesday, 06 September 2023 as part of the Executive Council Outreach Programme in the municipality, where she expressed her excitement about its contribution towards job opportunities for the youth within its shores, and for keeping them away from the social ills.

“We are very delighted to see what young people are doing in order make sure that they address the issues of unemployment and that they are finding ways and means of dealing with huge economic challenges we are having.

It is so much encouraging to see what they are doing here.

Indeed the future belongs to young people, they must be given an opportunity to become their own employers of choice.

We would want to encourage other young people to be more innovative, very creative and dynamic and come up with great ideas that will assist the government to fight the high rate of unemployment and inequality that is within our society,” said the Premier.

The youth entity is among the ninety (90) established thus far in Mpumalanga, supported through the PYDF and has created the much needed job opportunities for the youth.

Mtshweni-Tsipane urged public institutions and the private sector to support the youth entities for the realization of job creation targets.

“As a Provincial government, we cannot invest so much into these youth entities and not support them.

We urge the public and private entities to utilise their services,” said Premier Mtshweni-Tsipane.

The Director of the Black Child the Future is Yours, Mr Sihle Ngwenya appreciated the Premier’s support and told her that they intend to expand through the establishment of many branches throughout the Province.

“We appreciate the visit even though I was not expecting a big crowd,” said Sihle Ngwenya.