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    Banyana’s youngest player gifted R100 000 on Women’s Day

    Banyana’s youngest player Nthabiseng Majiya will be smiling all the way to the bank after the Northern Cape Provincial Government gifted her with an R100 000 cheque during a Women’s Day function.


    The R100 000 cheque was handed over to the Grade 11 learner who contributed to the resounding victory of Banyana Banyana at WAFCON.

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    This was not all as the provincial government also handed over sporting equipment to local sports teams to further hone their skills in their respective sporting codes.


    All of this was done in commemoration of Women’s Day. Held in Colesberg in the Pixley Ka Seme District under the theme “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience” – Premier, Dr. Zamani Saul made a number of pledges to empower women.

    Women empowered by the Northern Cape Provincial Government. Photo: Northern Cape Provincial Government/ Facebook.

    In his input, Premier, Saul highlighted the importance of fighting for the economic emancipation of women and as such pledged R5 million towards the Local Economic Development (LED) unit at the Umsobomvu Municipality.

    “This fund is aimed at helping women in the Municipal area to grow their businesses allowing them to be employers and contribute towards growing the local economy”.

    Northern Cape Provincial Government

    To further strengthen support to small businesses, 30 women-owned businesses received R10 000 in order to grow their business.

    In addition, R100 000 and R150 000 were donated to Colesburg Primary School Choir and Umso High School Choir respectively.

    “Provincial Government remains committed and calls on partners to strengthen our work towards ensuring the equitable and fair distribution of the Northern Cape’s resources between men and women, the re-shaping of power and care responsibilities and the total eradication of gender-based violence and femicide”.

    Northern Cape Provincial Government

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