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South Africa: Supply Chain Management Road-Show Ignites Entrepreneurship Interest amongst Youth
Source: Issued by: Mpumalanga Finance
Source Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Focus: Institution and HR Management
Country: South Africa
Created: Mar 28, 2014

The Department of Finance uses the roadshows to share useful information about policies and available business opportunities in the provincial government. Acting General Manager for Assets and Liabilities said the roadshows are an important part of their programme of disseminating information about public procurement opportunities to all the people in Mpumalanga.
"We organise this roadshows to share knowledge and information about tendering process and procedures in the public service.
"This is also an important platform for the government to draw aspirant entepreneurs to access and participate in economy by bidding for business opportunities that are available in government and private sector," said Mr Masambo.
The roadshow empowered the local youth with all the necessary information on tendering for government business and other opportunities. Victor Mathebula from ward 7 in Chochocho, is one of the unemployed youth who benefited from the roadshow.
"This roadshow has enlightened me on various aspect of procurement. I now have a better understanding of the processes and hopefully I will be able to implement my ideas to improve my living conditions," he said.
Another resident, Ms Reginah Ngomane, concurred, adding that the roadshow "has encouraged her to re-focus her energy to bring her business idea to life".
In his budget speech Tuesday, 11 March 2014, MEC for Finance, Mr Madala Masuku also cautioned suppliers of services to the government to refrain from giving pricing of service. He said this practice robs the government of an opportunity to expand the services to all people who desperately need them.
"Those who milk the State through exaggerated and inflated quotations must be centred, said MEC Masuku.
The Department of Economic Development Environment and Tourism and Small Enterprise and Development Agency also shared information and opportunities on entrepreneurship and small business support services with the participants.
For more information please contact:
Letshela Jonas
Cell: 079 5000 154
Tel: 013 766 4323
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