The Department Of Water and Sanitation recently launched a three-year entrepreneurship programme which gives women the opportunity to mentor each other and learn about business.Water and sanitation minister, Nomvula Mokonyane, was in Johannesburg on Friday 14 October to launch the Women in Water Empowerment Programme that will support 90 female-owned companies.Besides offering knowledge and support, the initiative will also help the entrepreneurs become more effective and efficient in delivering water and sanitation related services to the public, said the department.Mokonyane said they are especially targeting rural development initiatives. She added that the goal is to create jobs, empower women and invest in skills.Watch the minister talk about the benefits for the youth:The programmeThe Women in Water Empowerment Programme has three divisions: the Mentorship Project, the Entrepreneurship Incubator Project, and the Women’s Forum.The Mentorship Project aims to:Build a network of partners.Provide knowledge in dealing with partners, networks and clients.Refine the product or service offering.Provide introduction workshops, interactive follow-up sessions, and training where there are gaps.The Entrepreneurship Incubator Project focuses on growing and transforming the economy, creating jobs and attracting investment.The project will cover:Skills development, assessment and support.Business and entrepreneurship analysis.Clear achievable short term (three to six months) and longer term (one year) milestones for beginners and intermediates.A clear mechanism for preferential procurement.Listen to a few of the women talk about their companies:Money already spent on small business ownersAccording to Mokonyane, the spending on past initiatives didn’t support entrepreneurs well enough.She said the department spent R13.5-billion on procurement between 2015 and 2016, of which R2.2-billion was spent on small business. That is 16% of the total procurement for the period.Of that portion, just R1.1-billion was spent on black-owned companies. Of the amount dedicated to black business, R102-million was spent on women-owned companies and R738 000 spent on youth. Persons with disabilities received nothing, said Mokonyane.The other R1.1-billion of the small business expenditure went to procurement of goods and services from white-owned businesses.Mokonyane said there has been a 12% improvement in spending on SMMEs over the last two years. “It is, therefore, against the backdrop of this poor showing that we go over our commitment for transformation. [We] have made it a point to focus on tangible procurement transformation by ensuring that women, youth and persons with disabilities are specifically targeted in the current procurement processes,” she said.Mokonyane said the incubator forms part of government’s year long programme in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March.She said the project options being considered are:Full scale dam projects (small and large) and large upgrades.Sanitation projects.River rehabilitation projects.The Rehabilitation of Canals programme.Sources: The South African Government, Department: Water and Sanitation, Facebook, and SouthAfrica.info reporter.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material
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About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid’s locker room happy to see back of Ronaldoby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid’s locker room isn’t missing Cristiano Ronaldo.While they’ve suffered without the Portuguese’s goals, Marca says as a personality, the Juventus striker isn’t missed.Ronaldo only has one friend left at Real – Marcelo – with the rest of the squad happy to see the back of him.The Juve star’s decision to snub the Ballon d’Or ceremony and Luka Modric’s triumph only further convinced Real’s players they’re better off without him.Indeed, there is lingering anger amongst the players that Ronaldo would swerve Modric’s biggest night of his career.
Barcelona defender Lenglet: Griezmann handling new positionby Carlos Volcano16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona defender Clement Lenglet insists Antoine Griezmann is in good spirits.There’s been talk his France teammate has found settling at Barca difficult after his €120m move from Atletico Madrid.But Lenglet said, “We’re laughing all day long. “He loves making jokes and he’s not changed at Barcelona. We all have to understand the change of position he’s made. “At Barça, he’s evolved to even playing on the wing. He works really hard for the team and helps us with his talent and sacrifice. For me, there’s no Griezmann issue.”On Ousmane Dembele, he added: “If he has the necessary continuity, I think he has all the necessary quality to return to the France squad. He’d prepared brilliantly, but then he got injured again. “Now he’s got the red card, which also put the breaks on. He is a player with huge amounts of talent, but he needs more continuity to be at his best.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
GAINESVILLE, FL – AUGUST 30: Fans wait in the stands during a weather delay prior to the game between the Florida Gators and the Idaho Vandals on August 30, 2014 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)The Florida Gators found a cool way to show off their program’s kicking prowess today. Gator great Judd Davis and new Florida kicker Eddy Pineiro simultaneously hit 55-yard kicks on the same goal.Former Lou Groza winner @JuddDavis and future Groza winner @eddypineiro1 side by side from 55 … pic.twitter.com/5MElxDF2NN— Johnny Townsend (@johnnytownsend1) January 27, 2016Davis won the 1993 Lou Groza Award, given to the nation’s top kicker, and was elected to the Florida Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Pineiro flipped to Florida from Alabama, to the delight of Jim McElwain, and has already showed off his big leg in Gainesville. We’re not sure whose kick we’re more impressed by here.
The next chapter of FX hit anthology series ‘American Crime Story’ will focus on the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. Titled ‘Impeachment’, the third season will follow the stories of three women – Lewinsky, Paula Jones and Linda Tripp – who played an important role in the impeachment trial of Clinton as the US president in the late 1990s. Lewinsky is on board the project as a producer along with Henrietta Conrad and Jemima Khan, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainIn a statement to Vanity Fair, Lewinskey said show creator Ryan Murphy convinced her to be a part of the show in a creative capacity but initially she was hesitant and “more than a little scared” to sign on. “People have been co-opting and telling my part in this story for decades. In fact, it wasn’t until the past few years that I’ve been able to fully reclaim my narrative; almost 20 years later.” “But I’m so grateful for the growth we’ve made as a society that allows people like me who have been historically silenced to finally reintroduce my voice to the conversation. This isn’t just a me problem.” Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”Powerful people, often men, take advantage of those subordinate to them in myriad ways all the time. Many people will see this as such a story and for that reason, this narrative is one that is, regretfully, evergreen,” she said in her statement. The initial cast includes Sarah Paulson as Tripp; Beanie Feldstein as Lewinsky; and Annaleigh Ashford as Paula Jones. The third season is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book ‘A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President’. Sarah Burgess is writing the script. “This franchise re-examines some of the most complicated, polarizing stories in recent history in a way that is relevant, nuanced and entertaining. ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’ will likewise explore the overlooked dimensions of the women who found themselves caught up in the scandal and political war that cast a long shadow over the Clinton presidency,” FX CEO John Landgraf said. “Impeachment” will be executive produced by show creator Ryan Murphy, Burgess, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Brad Falchuk, Larry Karaszewski, Scott Alexander, Alexis Martin Woodall and Paulson. Production is slated to begin in February 2020. The first season was based around the infamous trial of OJ Simpson that divided the US. The show won nine Emmys at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. The second season, titled “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”, explored the murder of designer Gianni Versace by spree killer Andrew Cunanan.
He says one person secured themselves to a barricade, while two others attached themselves to the underside of a bus that was blocking access to a bridge and another was suspended in a hammock from the bridge.Stubbs says he understands there are concerns about the RCMP’s actions and its review will produce recommendations to address any issues, though he says none have been found yet.The RCMP reached an agreement with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs last Thursday to allow Coastal GasLink workers across the bridge, and Stubbs says the Mounties will bring in a temporary detachment to the area.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) SURREY, B.C. – The RCMP will review the actions of its officers who arrested 14 people at an Indigenous pipeline blockade in northwestern British Columbia last week.The Mounties enforced a court injunction Jan. 7 allowing Coastal GasLink workers and contractors access to a work site where a natural gas pipeline is planned.Assistant commissioner Eric Stubbs says the situation was challenging and emotional, and he alleges the protesters’ actions toward police ranged from passive resistance to “actual assaultive behaviour.”
The grant could provide up to $1,925,462 in funding for the project, but there is no guarantee that the grant will be approved. The City has yet to announce what the total cost of the project would be.The project was originally scheduled to start in the spring of 2019 and was to be completed by the fall.The Festival Plaza will be located on the northwest corner of Centennial Park on the grounds next to 100th street and 96 Avenue. The Plaza will act as a visual entrance to the City of Fort St. John when travelling in from the south. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – At a recent City of Fort St. John Council meeting, Council has decided to postpone the Festival Plaza project until 2020.The decision to postpone the project was made due to the uncertainty of funding.The City was going to apply to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to fund 75 percent of the construction costs. Unfortunately, the City won’t know if they receive the grant until the fall of this year and construction can’t start before the grant is awarded.
NEW DELHI: A wanted Jaish-e-Mohammed alleged terrorist, Abdul Majeed Baba, has been arrested from Srinagar by a special team of Delhi police. He was brought to Delhi on Tuesday on remand for questioning.The Jaish terrorist, carrying a reward of Rs. 2 lakh on his head, was arrested on Saturday from Soura in downtown Srinagar, Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) said. Abdul Majeed Baba, a resident of Magrepora district of Sopore,was previously involved in a shootout in 2007 between the Delhi Police and terrorists. Three terrorists from Jammu and Kashmir and one from Pakistan had escaped during the encounter. While he was acquitted in the case by a lower court, Delhi high court had issued a non-bailable warrant against him in 2014. Ahmed Sajad Lone, one of the terrorists who escaped with Abdul Majeed Baba, was arrested in April. For the last two months, Special Cell team had conducted several raids on accused’s traced hideouts with the help of local police and Army, but each time he managed to escape the police dragnet. It was learnt that he was planning to escape to Pak-Occupied-Kashmir. Finally, on May 11,a specific information/input was received that accused Majid will visit Shere-e-Kashmir Institute Medical Sciences Hospital in Shoura area in Srinagar. Accordingly, the team of Special Cell already stationed at Srinagar rushed there and laid down a secret trapnear SKIMS Hospital where the accused’s run was finally ended with his arrest Police said that he was in a business of fruit selling since 1978 and runs Azad Fruit Agency at Mandi in Sopore. He owns apple orchards in the area. “During the year 2007, he got involved in terrorist activities through Yusuf, his close neighbor.He along with associates Fayyaz and Bashir came to Delhi to deliver a consignment of arms, ammunition & explosives to Pakistani terrorist Gafoor but all were arrested after shootout with team of Special Cell.” Sanjeev Yadav, DCP Special Cell said.