Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana lead freedom walk and economic opportunities expo inter-ministerial outreach programme in Ntabankulu: 12 to 13 Apr

29 March 2019 

The Minister and Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams and Ms Pinky Kekana, will lead an inter-ministerial outreach programme in Ntabankulu, Eastern Cape on 13 April 2019.

Other government ministers including the Ministers of Basic Education, Higher Education & Training, Police and Deputy Ministers of Labour, Economic Development and Trade & Industry are expected to join the outreach.

The “Walk and Economic Opportunities EXPO” is an annual programme conducted in collaboration with other government departments, SoCs and private stakeholders to expose youth, unemployed and entrepreneurs to a wide array of academic, career and business opportunities. This year’s event in Ntabankulu is accordingly aligned to the commemoration of 25 years of freedom.

The Ntabankulu Freedom Walk and Economic Opportunities EXPO will be preceded by a host of build-up programmes such as digital marketing, coding, 3D-printing, graphic design, domain-name-reselling, entrepreneurial skills development, media and elections training. Government services for SASSA card beneficiaries and DTT set-top box registrations for qualifying households will unfold as follows:

Digital Marketing Training
Date: 1 – 3 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Big Boardroom, Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

Entrepreneurs Day
Date: 5 April 2019
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Venue: Main Hall, Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

Introduction to Digital Skills for Women
Date: 8 April 2019
Time: 09h00 – 16h00
Venue: Main Hall, Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

Internet Service Provider (domain-name-reselling) training
Date: 9 – 12 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Big Boardroom, Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

Introduction to 3D Printing
Date: 8 – 12 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Ntabankulu Public Library Computer Lab

Community Media Training
Date: 8 – 12 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Alfred Nzo District Municipality Offices

DTT Installer Training
Date: 8 – 12 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

DTT STB Beneficiary Registration
Date: 9 – 12 April 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Venue: Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

SASSA Beneficiary Registration
Date: 9 – 12 April 2019
Time: 09h00 – 15h00
Venue: Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

Introduction to Coding
Date: 11 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Ntabankulu Local Municipality Offices

Minister of Communications’ Good Green Deeds clean-up drive, Reading and Launch of Nolitha Special School Cyberlab
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 08h00 – 10h00
Venue: Nolitha Special School, Mount Ayliff

Minister of Communications’ Good Green Deeds clean-up drive, Reading and Launch of Zinyosini Senior Secondary School Cyberlab
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 11h00 – 13h00
Venue: Zinyosini Senior Secondary School, Ntabankulu

Career Exhibition
Date: 12 April 2019
Time: 10h00 – 16h00
Venue: Mfundisweni Centre, Mfundisweni

The Freedom Walk and Economic Opportunities EXPO on April, 13 will commence with a 3km walk, leading into an economic opportunities exhibition centre where the community will be able to interact with participating organisations and further receive services on wheels. The programme will be concluded with a community Imbizo.

Details of the EXPO are as follows:
Date:   Saturday, 13 April 2019
Time:  08h00 – 16h00
Venue: Mfundisweni Centre, Mfundisweni, Ntabankulu Local Municipality

For Media RSVP: Lixolile Petela on petelal@yahoo.com/083 286 9083 or Lubabalo Majenge on majengel@andm.gov.za/076 412 8206 or Ndyebo Kopo on ndyebok@gcis.gov.za/ 083 464 9529

Enquiries:
Nthabeleng Mokitimi-Dlamini
E-mail: ndlamini@dtps.gov.za/073 222 5522

Year: 
2019
Media Statement date: 
Friday, March 29, 2019