The Youth Empowerment Business Expo and the launch of the Youth Month took place in Polokwane-Limpopo on Monday. The expo is an initiative that is supported by the SABC, NYDA, SARS and other organisations. It is aimed at educating and encouraging the youth to stand on their own and become entrepreneurs by using the available resources provided to the them by various organisations.
Hundreds of young people attended the event that was organised by the SABC in Limpopo. They were addressed by different representatives from various organisations who were giving young people guidance as to how to access funds to start their own businesses. Limpopo Premier Chupu Stanley Mathabatha addressed the youth encouraging them to work hard towards their future and be responsible.
Young people who attended the event say they are thankful for what was discussed and that what was said has inspired them.
Acting Provincial General Manager for the SABC in Limpopo James Shikwambana says the reason this event was organised is because one of the corporation’s responsibilities is to educate.
“We had to do it, this is conversation and partnership that we always preach about. You know of course our mandate is always to educate, inform and entertain but this is the educational element…We can do programmes on air but we also need to keep in touch physically,” says Shikwambana.
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