Opening doors for women entrepreneurs
Newly elected president of Nafcoc's women's chapter in Limpopo, Kentse Makgae, yesterday committed her office to embark on a drive to produce more women entrepreneurs.
Makgae who is the National African Federated Chamber of Commerce and Industry's first vice president in Limpopo, spoke to Sowetan after being unanimously voted into her new position this week.
She said she had committed herself in the presence of Nafcoc's national president Buhle Mthethwa, that she would only need twelve months to produce more women entrepreneurs in the province.
The traditional healer has also vowed to rope other traditional healers into Nafcoc.
"As president and a traditional healer, I feel it is my duty to take traditional healers on board because they are business people in their own right. It is our responsibility to encourage them to run their practices as proper businesses.
Makgae said: "The women in Nafcoc have agreed to work side by side with the government and in line with our Limpopo government's growth and development strategy, to help alleviate poverty, create jobs and improve the lives of ordinary South Africans.
"We will also raise awareness on health issues with a special focus on the fight against HIV-Aids," Makgae said.
Other office bearers who were elected are: deputy president Thoko Mngomezulu; first vice president Nomsa Bavuma; second vice president Neo Mkhabela; treasurer Matilda Sebanyoni; secretary Salome Rammala and deputy secretary Sarah Mokoma.
The women who participated in the elections came from all the districts and from all sectors of Nafcoc.