Aims to nurture local business

"I work for the Siyanda District Municipality as a local economic development (led) officer.

"I work for the Siyanda District Municipality as a local economic development (led) officer.

"A led officer supports upcoming businesses ... [and] should have a passion for assisting local stakeholders. The led officer maintains linkages between the business community and the municipality. As a led officer I am still part of community development projects.

"Becoming a winner of the Old Mutual, SABC and Sowetan Community Builder of the Year Award has meant a great deal to me, as I received a validation for my selflessness in helping my community to grow, this through the promotion of arts, culture and the diverse heritage of Upington in Northern Cape.

"Such competitions give community workers the recognition they deserve for their hard work." - Sasha Dube, Northern Cape winner of the Community Builder of the Year Award.

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