Deputy Minister of Small Business Development, Ms Nokuzola Capa and Tourism Deputy Minister Mr. Fish Mahlalela hosted a Tourism Imbizo at Coffee Bay yesterday to engage with the community on tourism opportunities.
The Imbizo seeks to promote skills development, career and entrepreneurial opportunities.
Small Business Minister, Ms Capa encouraged the community to start their own businesses to create job opportunities and food security. Young people were also encouraged to actively participate on initiatives and opportunities provided by government.
Addressing the community, Tourism Deputy Minister said that Gender-Based Violence is another pandemic that the country is faced with and that we need to join hands as a nation and condemn GBV which threatens to destroy our humanness.
In closing, he stressed on the adherence of COVID-19 regulations to ensure that the country does not revert back to a higher alert, alluding to the fact that the economy is not in a good state.