World Bank Seminar

On Friday the 29th of September 2017, The Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Ms Bongi Kunene invited the South African companies to stake a claim to the US$45 billion that the group has set aside for projects in Africa. This took place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton.

Kunene was speaking at seminar on Doing Business with The World Bank Group that was co-hosted with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through its Trade Invest Africa Division in Sandton today. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for the Group to share information on how it works with the private sector in partnership with governments, as well as its

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised US$72 billion for the low-income countries of the world and as a board we have decided that US$45 billion of that money will be spent in Africa. The clients are African governments but as you know, most of government work is executed by contractors. Today is the opportunity for the World Bank to explain to all of you South African businesses how to make it as a contractor,” said Ms Kunene.

She added that the money will be used in various sectors of infrastructure. These include economic infrastructure such as roads, water and energy.

“But we will go beyond economic infrastructure and also touch on social infrastructure including hospitals. We will also help government to procure goods and services such as books, computers and medical equipment. So this provides a vast opportunity for any company that qualifies to be able to participate in the projects, she said

The Acting Chief Executive Office of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge said the seminar was in line with TIA’s mandate of assisting South African businesses access investment and trade opportunities in various parts of the African Continent.

 

“It was essential for us to partner with the World Bank Group for this seminar so that companies would get directly from the Bank’s officials the projects that are available and what the requirements and processes that they need to follow are.  We are hoping that most of the

Staff Reporter

On Friday the 29th of September 2017, The Executive Director of the World Bank Group representing Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, Ms Bongi Kunene invited the South African companies to stake a claim to the US$45 billion that the group has set aside for projects in Africa. This took place at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel in Sandton.

Kunene was speaking at seminar on Doing Business with The World Bank Group that was co-hosted with the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through its Trade Invest Africa Division in Sandton today. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a platform for the Group to share information on how it works with the private sector in partnership with governments, as well as its

“This seminar provides a perfect opportunity for us to share with the private sector opportunities that are available in the World Bank Group. We have raised US$72 billion for the low-income countries of the world and as a board we have decided that US$45 billion of that money will be spent in Africa. The clients are African governments but as you know, most of government work is executed by contractors. Today is the opportunity for the World Bank to explain to all of you South African businesses how to make it as a contractor,” said Ms Kunene.

She added that the money will be used in various sectors of infrastructure. These include economic infrastructure such as roads, water and energy.

 

“But we will go beyond economic infrastructure and also touch on social infrastructure including hospitals. We will also help government to procure goods and services such as books, computers and medical equipment. So this provides a vast opportunity for any company that qualifies to be able to participate in the projects, she said

The Acting Chief Executive Office of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge said the seminar was in line with TIA’s mandate of assisting South African businesses access investment and trade opportunities in various parts of the African Continent.

 

“It was essential for us to partner with the World Bank Group for this seminar so that companies would get directly from the Bank’s officials the projects that are available and what the requirements and processes that they need to follow are.  We are hoping that most of the

Music feeds his soul

Growing up in Hamanskraal and later Haran-kuwa, Bernard Lehabe is a man of many talents. Not only is he a fitness trainer but he is also an aspiring musician, who is passionate about all things music and wants to make his mark in the industry. Being one of four and raised by a single mother, he is a man who aims to make his mother proud.

Bernard Lehabe, an aspiring musician who wants to become more than what others may think he can be. He is paving the way for other young people who know that they can be more than meets the eye and they can change peoples’ lives through music.

‘’Music transcends the bounds of time; it moves the body and soul to a level that only the listener will understand. It also creates a deeper meaning of things and allows the listener to understand life lessons and begin to evolve into better people.’’ Said Bernard, who is currently a trainer at local gym.

It was only when he moved to Makopane at the age of 16 that his love of music truly began to take root. He began singing in church, which was really close to his heart having grown up in a Christian home. He started performing at church as well as his local community with his friends. True to South Africans soul he is a lover of house music.

‘’ At the moment I’m working on house music, but there are other genres which I will do such as Rhythm and Blues (RnB) and Gospel. Which will take me back to my roots.’’ he explained.

His love of music was heavily influenced by American Gospel superstar Kirk Franklin, RnB artists Brian McKnight and Eric Benet. Locally he was influenced by the late Vuyo Mokoena, Black Coffee and DJ Tira.

Although he has not worked with anyone who is known in the industry, he has worked with a song called ngeke ngisahamba. Growing up Bernard was a part of a group where they performed in church, funerals and weddings. His music has received airplay on our local radio station, Cosmo FM.

‘’ Growing up in time where the church had a strong influence on how we lived our lives, as you go to church you start to experience who you really are. I like to motivate young people not as a motivational speaker, but through my music.’’ He added.

Currently Bernard is on Facebook as Bernard Lehabe, he’s on Instagram as @man_beee.

The Founder

For those who love McDonalds this one is a treat for you.  The movie starring Michael Keaton (Beetle juice) is a movie based on the true story of how the McDonalds franchise came to be. It focuses on the story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) a salesman from Illinois met Mac and Dick McDonald, who in the 1950s in Southern California were running an impressive speedy system of making the food and he saw a franchise potential. Through that Ray Kroc maneuvered himself into a position of pulling the company from the McDonalds brothers and creating a billion-dollar empire.  It is a family move with parental guidance required 7-9 PGL.

Youth imbizo story

On the 16th of September 2017, Multipurpose was the host to a Youth Imbizo event organised by an orgnisation called Fronesus Students Development Trust, the imbizo was organised as a way for the youth to showcase local talent and find out what can be done to make them an integral part of society.

Fronesus Students Development Trust, have services that include women and youth development. Their youth development project is called Zone14 youth development, they hosted the youth imbizo.

‘’ The reason for this youth imbizo is to bridge the gap between the youth and the government, we know that there is a high unemployment rate and lack of information for various things because the youth do not have access to things such as Wifi, so these expos will be a  networking session for the youth.’’ Said Tsitsi Sekgobela, founder of Fronesus Student Development Trust.

The Zone14 youth development wants to make this imbizo an annual event, so as to assist a new group of youth every year. The venue is dependent on the number of people that come to the youth imbizo. So youth is encouraged to find out about these programs and become a part of them so as to equip them with information

‘’ Government has a lot of programs that are there to assist unemployed youth that we are not aware of, programs that can assist youth in schools with early work experience and other things such as internships.’’ She explained

This year the imbizo focused on Integrated Development Plan (IDP), which is a super plan for an area that gives an overall framework for development. It aims to co- ordinate the work of local and government in a plan to improve the quality of life for all the people living in the area.

‘’ We went to the speaker’s office and asked them to come and unpack the IDP for the youth, so that they understand what the IDP is, because most of them do not know what it is. They do not know what government entity to approach for help with things such as starting a business and needing funding.’’ She continued

This year’s Youth Imbizo was made to highlight the issues that affect the youth such as unemployment, crime and poverty, it is important that the community supports and encourages the youth to grow and develop themselves for the future and for them to have the relevant information they need to grow.

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